Tag: slenderman

15 Credibility St #10: Minding the Gap

In this episode, we talk about the loss of the founder of GapMinder, the efforts of CNN to ignore that they ought to be doing journalism, and what happens when fantasy erodes the grip on reality for some pre-teen girls. We really need to mind the gap. In June of 2014, we brought you the story…

Is the tall man spirit, Slenderman, prompting Native suicides?

The Native Lakota community in South Dakota is experiencing a rash of suicides among young people. This article suggests that the culture contains not only unemployment, poverty, domestic abuse and alcohol addiction, but sense of despair in the youth. A traditional belief in a “suicide spirit” that looks similar to Slender Man is said to…

Slender Man stabbing case under psychologists’ scrutiny

The shocking story that brought Slenderman slithering into the public consciousness continues to get a bit weirder. What is going on with the attackers? Girl accused of Slender Man stabbing believes character is real – psychologist | World news | The Guardian. An attorney for one of two girls accused of stabbing their classmate to…

Slenderman-obsessed Florida teen sets fire to house

Slenderman, the fictional character, has been a hot topic since two girls tried to stab to death their friend to appease the spindly creature. Now, whenever the name is even MENTIONED, it seems to create an overreact in adults. Florida teen obsessed with Slender Man set fire to own home as mom, brother slept: cops…

Slenderman myth connected to attempted murder (UPDATE: Cult? Censorship?)

This may be a first. Slenderman has gotten out of hand – attempted murder connected to the mythological monster. Two young girls are charged adults with first-degree attempted homicide of another girl. 12-Year-Old Wisconsin Girls Charged in Stabbing – ABC News. Prosecutors say two 12-year-old southeastern Wisconsin girls stabbed their 12-year-old friend nearly to death…

Slender Man sighting reported to police

Not much to go on here but somehow I don’t think the police took it too seriously. Mason man tells police his phone, television go crazy | Lansing State Journal | lansingstatejournal.com. The resident reported being on the phone and computer and playing Xbox simultaneously when the phone and television went crazy: volumes went up…