Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Slenderman is Invading our Reality: Kids Killing Kids to become Proxies?

Shared delusions, mass hysteria, and crazy 12 year old girls strike again. This time however, instead of the girls going nuts over One Direction, they are cray-cray for ol' Slendy himself.

According to Huffington Post, the Wisconsin girls wanted to kill their friend so that they could become Proxies of Slenderman and go live in his mansion in the Nicolet National Forest. They decided to kill her at night so that they wouldn't have to look her in the eyes, all so that they could go and live with Slenderman and be his Proxies. For those of you that don't know, the Proxies are considered agents of Slenderman, they go out and do things for him, or they enact his will in reality. Proxies are victims of the now infamous Internet urban legend, and his tools in the waking world of man. They really aren't something to desire being. Really, they're not. To be a Proxie is to live in suffering with no relief in sight.

I really begin to wonder what went wrong. What triggered these delusions? What drove two girls to wish so badly to escape their lives that they'd be willing to kill in order to do so?

I remember what it was like being 12 and living in a fantasy world with my friends. We'd make up stories and play around, but we all knew that it was imaginary. It wasn't real, and we didn't want it to be real. It was easy to lift the veil and discard the fictional stories we were imagining, because they were just that. Stories. We grew out of it, and that was that.

Unfortunately, this wasn't the case for these two Wisconsinites. Those girls got into such a horrible frame of mind that they could no longer discern reality from fiction. They honestly think that things like "Marble Hornets" and "EverymanHYBRID" are real. And that's just sad.

I hate to break to you folks, but every single thing ever written or filmed that involves Slenderman, no matter what people say or how badly they wish it to be real, is nothing more than a work of fiction. It's a modern horror story that inspired two girls to create their own version of a slasher movie.

Pretty much everyone that enjoys the Slenderman stories know that they are just horror stories. They are meant to scare and thrill us. They serve as a means of catharsis, and nothing more.

According to the San Jose Mercury, the girls plotted killing their friend, starting in December of last year, while NBC News states it was February. Either way, several months after they started plotting how to kill their friend and become Slenderman proxies,  they walked her out to the woods after a slumber party on Friday night and stabbed her repeatedly. Fortunately, their attempted murder failed, and the victim survived. The girls have been arrested and are facing being charged as adults in the Waukesha County Circuit Court, with up to 60 years in jail time.

While this sort of kid killers thing has been known to occur in the past, this is the first time that Slenderman has been used as a motive by pre-teens for killing someone.

I honestly hope that those girls get the psychiatric help that they need, and that their victim can find a way to heal the physical and spiritual wounds that were left in the wake of such a heinous, and vicious attack by two people that she trusted.

Poor kid. What a horrible way to learn that your friends don't like you.

1 comment:

  1. Great post. This was a terribly tragic crime. I'm glad that the poor girl survived, though I don't envy the road she has ahead of her. I asked myself the same questions that you asked: What was so terribly wrong in their lives that the thought of being a Proxie sounded better? Why was it so difficult for these girls to distinguish fact from fiction?

    Perhaps we'll get some answers as the investigation and eventually a trial moves forward.....but for now all we can ask is: Why?