Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, both only 12, were charged as adults in Waukesha County Court on Monday and had plotted to kill their friend since February. They actually attempted their evil plot last weekend to become "proxies" to Slenderman, a paranormal fictional character often featured on CreepyPastaWiki, a horror fiction site.
Morgan and Anissa invited their friend over for a slumber party and allegedly wanted to kill their friend in her sleep to demonstrate their dedication to Slender, who they thought was real, before taking her body to his mansion, which they believed was in Wisconsin's Nicolet National Forest.
But they changed their plan, deciding instead to lure her into the woods the following day after their sleepover to commit the crime. They suggested playing hide and seek in the woods and brought along a 5-inch knife, which they both used to stab their friend 19 times in the legs, arms and torso. Miraculously, she survived the brutal attack and is in stable condition after being found by a cyclist.
CreepyPasta released a statement saying they're not to blame for this horrifying incident. "We are a literature site, not a satanic cult," they said. "There is a line between fiction and reality, and it is up to you to realize where the line."
It's a powerful reminder for parents to monitor what their kids are looking at online, and cautionary tale to be careful what you read and believe, particularly if you're young and impressionable. The girls face up to 65 years in prison and are being held on $500,000 bail.