227: Episode 227 - The Slenderman Stabbing

On May 31, 2014, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, two 12-year-old girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, lured their best friend Payton Leutner into the woods and stabbed her 19 times.



They claimed it was in an attempt to become proxies of the fictional character Slender Man.



It was a case that gained the attention of the press internationally, bringing children's internet usage and "creepypastas" to the forefront of public attention.
But what really happened in the woods that day?



Text sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slender_Man_stabbing
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/21/slender-man-case-anissa-weier-sentenced
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42913133
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27776894#:~:text=The%20Slender%20Man%20meme%20began,with%20which%20to%20terrify%20people.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slender_Man
https://hazlitt.net/longreads/living-slenderman
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK541211/#:~:text=Shared%20psychotic%20disorder%20(Folie%20a%20deux)%20is%20an%20unusual%20mental,secondary)%20with%20a%20specific%20belief.
https://www.vqronline.org/essays-articles/2017/10/out-came-girls
Video Sources:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dgwJxVQpLs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXsB5lLgeH8
Beware The Slender Man - Amazon Prime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COJzKcxhJII
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmjbfq1dUA4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8arxEC_6Is
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9p3jLeDblg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbP1wUx8mYw