Like the Slenderman case from 2014…
A 12-year-old Indiana girl who fatally stabbed her stepmother said an online horror story clown named “Laughing Jack” told her to do it, according to reports.
The Elkhart girl set her family’s apartment on fire and stabbed Maria Torres “at the direction of a fictional character found on the CreepyPasta website known as ‘Laughing Jack,’” according to court documents filed Tuesday and cited by WSBT-TV.
As before: The character is fiction, but the spirit that impersonated it is not.
Disturbing details are emerging from the trial of last summer’s so-called “stab tweens”:
ABC News reports new evidence from the bizarre, ongoing court proceedings—diary pages from one of the alleged stabbers depicting her servitude towards the Slender Man, and photos of her occult-mutilated dolls…
The Washington Post reports that there are over 60 other images of the tall, imaginary, noodly killing demon in the girl’s diaries, which her defense team hopes will spare her being tried in court as an adult.
Slender Man may be imaginary, but the spirit behind it is not.