Update: The Creepypasta community has started a fundraiser in aid of the stabbing victim.
“We, as the Creepypasta Community wish to save this girl’s life and prove that the community is made up of strong, sane individuals and not those depicted from the suspects,” says Creepypasta in an official statement. “All proceeds will go directly to the family for medical expenses, and court expenses.”
The fundraiser is backed by CNN, Inside Edition, YouCaring, and the Waukesha PD. Further details can be found at YouCaring.
“The bad part of me wanted her to die, the good part of me wanted her to live,” one of the girls allege.
Two teenage girls from Wisconsin claim they stabbed a friend 19 times on May 31st in order to please the fictional horror icon Slenderman. According to their statement the crime had been planned for months, and the two hoped to become Slenderman proxies, or helpers, as a result. The two struggled to decide who would carry out the deed, and according to detectives expressed some regret for what they had done.
“The bad part of me wanted her to die, the good part of me wanted her to live,” said one, as they described what took place. They decided to kill her at a local park, in one of the bathrooms so the blood would go down the drain, but when the moment arrived neither could bring themselves to stab their friend. The actual attack took place some time later, out in the woods; one held the victim down, and both stabbed her and left her to die.
The victim later crawled away and was rescued by a cyclist who found her on the sidewalk. Of her 19 wounds in her chest, arms and legs, one – close to her heart – was a millimeter away from fatality. Her attackers have been charged as adults with first degree attempted Homicide which, if convicted, could mean each spends up to 65 years in prison.
The two would-be proxies became aware of Slenderman through the Creepypasta wiki. According to the statement of one of the attackers, they hoped that by becoming proxies they would show that Slenderman really existed. The other attacker seems to have believed that, if they didn’t go through with it, “he” – presumably Slenderman – would kill her family.
Creepypasta site admin Sloshedtrain describes this as an isolated incident, which does not represent the Creepypasta community as a whole. “Our hearts go out to the families affected by this crime,” he posts, and reiterates that all works presented on the wiki, including Slenderman, are fictional creations.
“Something like this was bound to happen, considering the size of the Creepypasta community,” claims Sloshedtrain. “All it takes is one person to do something insane and radical in the name of someone or something.”