Ep. 89: Slender Man, Pt. 2 – The Slender Man Stabbing

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On part two of our two-part Slender Man series, we dive into the very real consequences of this modern legend of a monster with the infamous “Slender Man Stabbing” case.

In May 2014, 12-year old Payton Leutner was discovered, injured and bleeding, on the outside of the woods in her native Waukesha, Wisconsin. Payton had an unbelievable story to tell law enforcement: she had been attacked and stabbed by her two preteen friends, Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, who had apparently believed that Payton’s death was necessary to appease the mythical “Slender Man” so they would be accepted as his proxies and go live with him at “Slender Mansion” in the Nicolet National Park forest.

Geyser and Weier would be tried as adults for their horrific crime…but how sane and competent were these tweens, really? We explore both sides of the story, and debate whether the concept of Slender Man really influenced these girls to commit this heinous act – or if they were mentally unable to understand the consequences.

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