Slenderman inspired fire? Florida girl charged with attempted murder, arson

Slender man is a fictional character that has grown into a sometimes dangerous Internet folklore

By Daddyhood Staff
Posted on Sep 8, 2014 - 8:45am

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (Daddyhood.net)  
Was a fire in Florida allegedly set by a 14-year-old inspired by Slenderman?

Was a fire in Florida allegedly set by a 14-year-old inspired by Slenderman?

Just before she set her home of fire while her mother and brother were asleep inside, Florida deputies say a seventh grader was looking at websites featuring the fictional character Slenderman.

Now the 14 years old girl, instead of attending school, is charged with arson and two counts of attempted murder.

Slenderman is the same character who is connected to a stabbing in Wisconsin. Over the summer, authorities arrested two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls who allegedly stabbed another 12-year-old nearly to death in order to please Slender Man.

Slenderman, sometimes spelled Slender Man, is a fictional character popularized by online horror stories.

What or who is Slenderman?

Slender Man began as a meme, or image, on a Web forum called “Something Awful” as part of a Photoshop contest, according to the website KnowYourMeme.com. But Slenderman it has since grown into a kind of Internet folklore and developed a dark side.

What dads need to know about Slenderman

The Tampa Bay Times reported that authorities say the girl visited the websites creepypasta.com and souleater.com, which are both Slender Man connected.

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