Monday, June 9, 2014

Another Slenderman crime makes headlines

Last week the nation was shocked when two Wisconsin pre-teens attempted to murder their friend by stabbing her 19 times in a forest .. Their defense: They were trying to become the children of Slenderman and wanted to sacrifice someone to do it.. in recent days, people have learned everything they never wanted to know about the fictitious character..

And now: A new crime is just as shocking the media tells us.. and again, a child is using Slenderman as the reason for a stabbing. According to reports from this weekend, an Ohio mom said that her daughter's knife attack was inspired by the net creation Slenderman.  The mother said that her daughter 'was someone else' during the stabbing.. the mother said her daughter had a fascination with Slenderman..  The 13-year-old girl is now in a juvenile detention center..

The girl already had mental issues, according to the mom interviewed..

The HORROR REPORT wrote about the original attempted murder, and said that we hoped the original Slenderman stabbing did not create a pattern or trend.. This new crime is causing some to wonder if it did..

There is one caveat to mention.. I am not really sure if all these teens are just not right in the head or if the news media is trying to cash in on a new trend. The local report on this latest Slenderman stabbing does not clearly tie the girl who stabbed her mother to the horror character, and even further there appeared to be mental problems already.. But Slenderman?? This quote from the local station made me doubt:
“She had her hood up and had her hands covered with her sleeves and the mask,” the mother said.
Unless I am completely out of the loop, I was not aware of Slenderman having a mask.. Unless it's one of the homemade jobs that you can find yourself online, Slenderman does not have a face.. not a feature. He is pale and without any actual facial structure.. So this mom could have mistaken another mask for Slenderman? Perhaps Ghostface.. Michael Myers?  Also this: During the one scene of the news media report on the mom saying her daughter was drawing 'disturbing images' a drawing of anime was shown.. Hardly disturbing or a sign of monsters lurking within..

Also ... did the mother purchase the mask for her daughter with the issues already?I think calm discernment is necessary for this story...

And as usual, the media is meshing together two stories. The stabbings in Wisconsin were clearly a result of Slenderman addiction.. this new stabbing? Not as clear..

Some may think questioning this mother would be unfair--but this mom went to the news media herself and advertised the story, without showing her face or naming a name..

I think we are about to endure a massive trend of news media telling us to be afraid of a Net Boogeyman that may not exist.. Slenderman does not exist.. and  trend of stabbings may not either--but a big brunt of news coverage will ..

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