Creepypasta responds: “We are a literature site, not a crazy satanic cult”
WAUKESHA (WITI) — Two 12-year-old girls are accused of plotting their friend’s murder for months — and attempting to kill her this weekend. 12-year-old Morgan Geyser, and 12-year-old Anissa Weier were charged as adults on Monday, June 2nd. The victim in this case suffered 19 stab wounds, and remains hospitalized.
The criminal complaint against Geyser and Weier says police spoke with Weier — who spoke about a website called “Creepypasta.”
The complaint says Weier explained this is a website that talked about horror stories — and people can create their own stories.
It is on this website that Weier told police she learned about “Slenderman” — the leader of Creepypasta. Just below Slenderman is the killer. Just below the killer is the proxy. In order to be a proxy, Weier explained, you have to kill someone — to show your dedication to Slenderman, according to the complaint.
The complaint says Weier told police many people do not believe Slenderman is real — and she said she wanted to prove the skeptics wrong.
The complaint says in December of 2013 or January of 2014, Geyser told Weier — “We should become proxies of Slender.” Weier told police she said: “Okay, how do we do that?”
That’s when Weier told police Geyser said they needed to kill the victim in this case to prove themselves worthy to Slender, according to the complaint.
Creepypasta.com released a statement regarding the stabbing. FOX6 has posted a short excerpt from the post.
I’ve recently been alerted to the horrific events that took place in Wisconsin.
I’ve received both messages of concern and blame, and while it seems that the Creepypasta Wiki is bearing the brunt of media attention and finger-pointing, I feel it’s necessary for me to make a statement.
First and most importantly, my condolences go out to all the families involved. I cannot even imagine how painful and confusing and awful this has to be for them. I don’t have children, but I can imagine how my mother would feel if something like this happened to me, and it absolutely breaks my heart to even consider her having to go through that. The families of the young ladies who committed this crime also have my heart going out to them – I know this can’t be easy for them as well, and I’m sure they’ll have to deal with mistargeted backlash and anger even while they try to get through such a trying time themselves. So when I say that I extend my deepest sympathies and my prayers to those affected, I hope that you understand that I mean it. I know that words can seem hollow or come off as mere lip-service to the cynical, but it’s the truth.
Creepypasta Wiki also addressed the stabbing in a blog posted early Tuesday morning. The post, titled “Fiction, Reality, and You,” calls the stabbing an “isolated incident” that does not “represent or attribute the Creepypasta community as a whole.”
This wiki does not endorse or advocate for the killing, worship, and otherwise replication of rituals of fictional works. There is a line between fiction and reality, and it is up to you to realize where the line is. We are a literature site, not a crazy satanic cult.
For most of you reading this, you’re probably thinking this is a no-brainier that stories here are mere fiction and know that they are just mere fiction. This blog addresses to newcomers and “die-hard believers”, who will otherwise, likely to believe in these stories.
Hopefully, the gruesome crime that happened in Wisconsin will not repeat itself again, and our hearts go out to the families affected by this crime.
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