Two 12-year-old girls allegedly stab friend 19 times because of creepy Internet meme

In one of the more bizarre crimes you may ever here about, two 12-year-old girls from southeast Wisconsin have been arrested and face up to 60 years in prison for allegedly stabbing their 12-year-old friend 19 times in the woods. The victim is currently in stable condition and is expected to survive. The assailants were apparently motivated by a spooky Internet meme known as ‘Slender Man.’

The Associated Press reports:

According to a criminal complaint, the girls had been planning to kill their friend for months and finally made the attempt in a park on Saturday morning, after a slumber party.

One of the girls told a detective they were trying to become "proxies" of Slender Man, a mythological demon-like character they learned about on creepypasta.wikia.com, a website about horror stories and legends. They planned to run away to the demon's forest mansion after the slaying, the complaint said.

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According to the criminal complaint, one of the girls told an investigator they began planning to kill their friend in December. The other girl told police they decided to kill her so they could become proxies of Slender Man, who would accept them and let them live with him in his mansion in the Nicolet National Forest.

The other girl said she sees Slender Man in her dreams. She said he watches her and can read her mind and teleport.

The so-called Slender Man emerged from disparate works of fiction and is usually depicted as an unnaturally tall man with a featureless face. He wears a black suit and is said to stalk, abduct, or traumatize people – especially children.

Both girls will be tried as adults, and bail was set at $500,000 cash per child. The victim was apparently left lying in the woods after the attack, but she managed to crawl to a nearby road where she was discovered by a cyclist. She was able to give the police the names of her attackers before being rushed into surgery.

On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to the disturbing story and questioned the type of content children are able to access on the Internet today. As technology comes to play a larger and larger role in everyday life, it will be up to parents to police what their children have access to, but are enough parents willing and ready to take such an active role?

“I'm sorry, but there are too many weird things about this story,” Glenn said. “I mean darkness will use any path, so while this is completely made up, these kids got so into it, they started to believe that he was real, and they wanted to serve him.”

Urban legends and scary stories have been around for a very long time, and there is no way to predict a internet meme could lead to two 12-year-olds to commit such a gruesome crime. When it comes to children, Glenn explained that it is up to parents to understand what is appropriate for their family.

“It's about our choices and what's appropriate for each of us. That's what it's about. But in today's society, you can't say that you should use your own noodle and maybe think things through,” Glenn said. “How many times do my kids tell me that they wanted to watch a movie? Nope. It's PG-13… When you figure out how many years there are between eight and 13, you'll know how close you are to watching that movie.”

“That doesn't mean ban movies that are PG-13, doesn't mean ban rated R movies. I don't have a problem with rated R movies. There are a lot of rated R movies I want to see,” he continued. “I've had made the choice myself, my wife and I don't want to go see them… You can go watch the rated R movies all you want. I don't care… That's up to you.”

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In just the past few days, the Senate passed an unprecedented $740 billion spending bill amid an inflation crisis, we found out that the IRS purchased nearly $700,000 worth of guns and ammo ahead of plans to hire 87,000 new "enforcement" agents, and on Monday the FBI raided the home of a former U.S. president. It's pretty safe to say that there's a whole lot going on in this country that we've never seen before, and conservatives had "better wake up," said Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Program."

"This is the beginning of an entirely new kind of America. And when it is all implemented, look out! The only other thing that I think [Democrats] could do to really polish us off is [use] emergency orders. If [President Joe Biden] goes for emergency orders and declares a national emergency over the weather, we're going to be cooked," Glenn said.

Glenn went on to explain why he believes a new "season" is on the horizon for our nation, but it’s not all bad news. He said he's hopeful for a new class of politicians to enter Washington, D.C., and, while no politician is perfect, a few such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis can still surprise us.

DeSantis always seems to be ahead of the curve on hot-button issues, and he tackles them the legal way without abusing his power. Just look at how much the media is trying to paint him as evil. That’s a telltale sign that "he’s on the right track, at the right speed. And he's taking all of it on," Glenn said.

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Here are 3 ways the 'Inflation Reduction Act' WILL impact you (Hint: NOT by reducing inflation)

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The Senate has passed President Joe Biden's $740 billion "Inflation Reduction Act" over the weekend, but the only way this deceptively-named bill will reduce inflation is by crushing your buying power. The massive spending bill includes the largest climate spending package ever passed and will allocate a whopping $80 billion to make the IRS bigger than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined. And just wait until you see how the bill will affect our farmers.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck broke down three rather "terrifying" components of the 755-page bill and how they will impact you.

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CNN’s Brian Stelter had a shocking moment of clarity Sunday when he acknowledged what everyone but the liberal media has known since before the 2020 presidential election: President Joe Biden's son Hunter has been up to some seriously dubious dealings overseas, and his father was almost certainly involved despite his repeated claims to the contrary.

On "Reliable Sources" Sunday, Stelter spoke with first lady Jill Biden's former press secretary, Michael LaRosa, about whether Biden is likely to seek a second term in 2024.

“I hope he runs, and I know he’s going to run. I think he's planning to run ... I don't see why he wouldn't run,” LaRosa stammered.

"What about his son? What about Hunter?" Stelter cut in. “Hunter [is] under federal investigation, charges could be coming at any time. This is not just a right-wing media story. This is a real problem for the Bidens."

Unluckily for Stelter, "The Hill's" Joe Concha can remember all the way back to the fall of 2020:


On a recent episode of Glenn TV, Glenn Beck discussed the most recent findings in the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. Don't get distracted by the seemingly endless stream of scandalous photos and videos, Glenn warns, it's what's coming out about Hunter's overseas business dealings that should be all over the media, because Joe Biden is involved too.

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