Yet Another Slender Man Attack…

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Last week we told you about a tragic murder attempt in which two pre-teens stabbed their friends nearly to death in the name of a fiction creature named “Slender Man”.

Just days later it happened again, this time with a teen putting on a white mask and stabbing her mother.

WLWT out of Cincinnati reports that a Hamilton County mother says her daughter’s attacking her with a knife could have been a result of the fictional horror character Slender Man.

Eric Knudsen (“Victor Surge”) of the Something Awful forum created the Slender Man as a meme back in 2009. Explains Wiki, it is depicted as resembling a thin, unnaturally tall man with a blank and usually featureless face, wearing a black suit. Stories of the Slender Man commonly feature him stalking, abducting, or traumatizing people, particularly children

“She had her hood up and had her hands covered with her sleeves and the mask,” the mother said.

She said her 13-year-old daughter was obsessed with the fictional character Slender Man.

“She was someone else during that attack,” the mother said.

Her daughter allegedly attacked her with a knife in the kitchen of their home.

The daughter is in the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center.

The mother said her daughter has mental health issues but that she never imagined anything like this would happen.

“I came home one night from work and she was in the kitchen waiting for me and she was wearing a mask, a white mask,” she said.

The mother said her daughter’s writings and drawings have always been dark. They referenced demons, being insane and falling into darkness.

“(She) mentioned playing a role. (I) got the feeling she was playing a role. It didn’t feel like her at all,” the mother said.

The mother said that after hearing about the two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls allegedly stabbing their friend to please Slender Man, she thinks her daughter was under the same influence.

“We found things that she had written and she made reference to Slender Man. She also made references to killing,” the mother said. “She even created a world for Slender Man in the game mine craft.”

Slender Man stories often feature him stalking or traumatizing people.

“We do have to police what they do and what they read,” the mother said.

The girl is facing charges as a juvenile. Her family has not allowed to discuss the case with her but her mother said she told other people that she does not remember the attack.

Her mother was treated for minor injuries in the attack, including cuts on her neck and face and a puncture wound on her back.

You can a video report on the attack over at WLWT.

 
  • Werewolf

    What the hell is going on here? It almost appears as if there is some sinister element programming the weak-minded and susceptible to kill in Slender Man’s name. Media publicity?…Posthypnotic suggestion?…CIA?

    Do you read Sutter Kane?

    • ChildoftheKoRn

      Great I.T.M.O.M reference.

      • Werewolf

        TY sir! Seemed oddly appropriate.

    • Darkness69

      He sees you. He SEES you.

  • REC03

    i hate to say this but i could see this becoming a movie sometime. the legend of Slender man influencing people to kill for him. im not saying it should happen though. creepy stuff….

    • ljbad

      I can see Slender Man getting turned into a good movie if it was more like The Mothman Prophecies. And it wouldn’t really have to follow any of these real world stories.

    • ThunderDragoon

      I thought the same thing when I read this. It’s happening so much lately.

    • M M

      They had an episode about that on the show supernatural. I didn’t think anyone was actually dumb enough to run with it.

  • a very British hamster

    Again, correlation is not causation..
    How many people who have killed like money?

  • Krug09

    Ugh…

  • Adam Clifton

    how many morons are going to blame fiction for these psychos? It’s an age-old battle with idiots blaming rock music, horror movies, video games and now fanfiction for real-life violence. Nobody can accept responsibility anymore

    • Krug09

      Seems like they never could, man. I watched a doc recently, media in the 60s blamed the book Catcher in the Rye and also i think science fiction films when charles whitman went to the roof of his college and sniped something like 16 people.

    • Krug09

      Noone can just be sad about what happened and say “i don’t know why this happened” and grieve instead they have act like they have answers. No one has answers. Even the people who lose their heads would probably be confused by their own actions.

    • Fleb Flebbers

      It would be dishonest to say that these things – gorey violence in videogames and on TV, violent lyrics in music, etc – have not contributed to the level of numbess to death and human suffering that we see so prevalently in society today, so much more so than it was just a decade ago. We built a culture around death and violence as entertainment, and we give the mentally ill plenty of inspiration and motivation to act upon their fantasies – fantasies that our society has played a large part in cultivating.

  • Chamber

    This means a Slender Man feature film is out of the question?

    • Musikonica

      Watch Sinister, it’s basically the same thing going on.

  • James M

    Slender man is real….it is evil…please parents lock your doors at night and watch your children….my child stabbed Mr, she’s in a psych ward, I seen slender man in her eyes!

  • Corey Hutton

    America – Always making excuses for their stupidly and lack of knowing how to raise a proper human being.

    • Christopher Pelton

      I couldn’t have said it better myself.

    • http://moviepilot.com/desolateearth K. Lee Adams

      Yeah, every single one of us is bad.

    • Ultrazilla

      Well, at least this American knows how to correctly spell “stupidity”…

  • Nymfomania

    This should be a tv series!

    • Musikonica

      Feels like a movie that’s already and recently been done – Sinister.

  • thedragon803

    This story probably requires more research than I’m willing to put in, but I’m calling bullshit on these stories. Not that these attacks didn’t happen, but the whole Slenderman angle seems a lot like people believing Marilyn Manson was the reason for Columbine. With the fucked up world the young people of today are inheriting, I’m not surprised at the violence boom taking place. I just don’t think Slenderman is the motivating factor here. Sounds more like media slime high on copious amounts of human misery throwing out video game titles to scare parents into buying those ridiculous home (in)security systems and more assault rifles to keep them scared of the overpopulated wasteland of their own creation.

    • Hunter Evaro

      Wait, people actually believed MM was the reason for the Columbine???

      • thedragon803

        As idiotic as it sounds, yes. Once it was heard by the media that these lunatics wore black trenchcoats and were supposedly “goths”, they immediately went into bullshit mode claiming that they were Marilyn Manson fans even though it was found very early on that they weren’t. But of course the media has never been one to let something as trivial as the fucking TRUTH get in their way. Manson was banned from playing certain places in the US, Ozzfest 2001 in Denver had a lot of protests out front, and I think he was even sued by one of the victim’s families. When he was asked by Michael Moore what he would have said to the Columbine killers, he responded “I wouldn’t say a single word to them. I would listen to what they had to say, and that’s what no one did.”

  • http://www.virtualclover.net/ Serenity Sinclaire

    Dear Parents

    Please stop raising idiots for children…seriously.

    PS is this the same Eric Knudson that’s Alec on Continuum??

    • http://moviepilot.com/desolateearth K. Lee Adams

      No, it’s a different guy. When I saw that I thought they were talking about Robbie from Scream 4 (same guy from Continuum, in case you didn’t know but you probably did, seeing as you’re on a horror site). :)

      • http://www.virtualclover.net/ Serenity Sinclaire

        Thanks for the clarification. Since I posted, I went looking and found out already though, but still appreciate it all the same. That would’ve been way cool. Big Continuum fan.

  • esperwolf

    Stupidity at it’s highest degree. Fanfiction, video games, movies they do not make a killer. It is people who with an unstable mind latch onto the ideas of these. Birth control people if you are either stupid or have a mental illness of your own do not reproduce. I myself know I am psychotic to a degree and therefore refuse to reproduce.

    • Chance LeBoeuf

      To quote Scream, “Movies don’t create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative.”