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Slender Man killings in Las Vegas

Updated on June 10, 2014

Cop Killer blaming Slender Man

Slender Man cop Killers
Slender Man cop Killers

Slender Man

We're blaming this guy? Slender Man
We're blaming this guy? Slender Man

Las Vegas cop killers motivated by Slender Man

Strange what's been happening lately. People are citing Slender Man as the reason for them preforming heinous crimes. Things don't even really make sense at this point. Slender Man as I have spoken about before (http://joedolphin88.hubpages.com/hub/Slender-Man-Murders) is a fictional character that is an internet meme that's become a character with a fan base. Even though this character is seen as someone who tortures and harasses children he is nonetheless gathering fans quickly. The weird thing is that people must be seeing him as real. This stuff doesn't even make sense. I mean when is the last time people were cult following the Badger from the annoying Badger Badger Badger song on YouTube. I'm stuck here left only with the thought that people want to be like this meme. What I don't understand is that there is nothing really to him for anyone to understand for feel relatable to. Short of being a person who gets a rise out of upsetting children what kind of connection could people make with this character.


I am actually shocked that their have been repeat crimes involved with this character. I browse the internet and had never really even heard of Slender Man until the recent events. The Slender Man is a silent killer who attacks tortures and usually psychologically messes with children. In a sense he is really no different then the boogie man of old. A matter of fact in many descriptions he looks like the boogie man body wise. Why are we so concerned with someone like this. It really makes me feel like the whole character is being used for something else. I mean people are saying that he comes from a different world that he can rule this one, crazy cultish stuff. So where are these people even getting their facts from. This character doesn't have a true back story. I went through this before and now I'm even more confused then I was in the past. I mean if a character can drive people crazy and cause his then the whole world has some problems. If this is making people crazy then what's the reason children aren't trying to be scorpion from Mortal Kombat and commit fatalities. Or why aren't people dressing up like Lex Luthor, making a lot of money and then trying to take over the world for fun. This stuff in my opinion isn't making sense and I think I'm starting to realize what is going on here.

Cops Killed

Cops Killed because of Slender Man?
Cops Killed because of Slender Man?

Slender Man Scapegoat

Are people really just using this as a scapegoat. Maybe, by nature some people are deranged and I'm fine believing that. Yet, I feel like some people are using this whole Slender Man thing as a scapegoat. You may agree with me or think I'm crazy but look at what people have always done in the case of crimes. If someone preforms a crime they use a scapegoat. Anytime someone can say hey I didn't mean to kill them I am crazy they will use it. If someone says that "Slender Man controls there minds and the future world ruled by him is coming" then I think people know the way todays crazies are treated. Today you don't go to an asylum, you go to get therapy, get a lesser sentence and other things of that nature. Now don't get me wrong, I think crazy is a good excuse in many cases but these don't get my stamp of crazy. The twelve year old girls in my opinion crazy. This couple in Las Vegas who follows white pride teachings and they own swastikas, now they just seem like a hate couple. They are going around teaching racism and using the likes of Slender Man as a cover up. Think about it, now they can say it was Slender Man and never get the full extent of punishment. Now of course a judge is not foolish and will probably see through this but in any case I have to say scapegoat.


Do I believe that these people are speaking with Slender Man? No way well maybe the ones that are in fact crazy think they are, but if not slender man then they were speaking with Freddy Krueger. Remember that just because Slender Man is the topic now doesn't mean he always was. Remember when people use to say the devil made me do it, or some other fictional evil made them do what they did. Well then if you thought people were making stuff up then, then what makes you think they aren't now. People will always find an excuse for their actions, and if not an excuse a reason. Think about it, these people are obviously not kind and not the type of people who have hopes to help this country grow and flourish. I'm unsure why everyone feels they are so entitled to say who belongs and who doesn't as these two have. They are white supremacist first and foremost so we already know its not that they are crazy rather they are dumb. So the big connection I assume people are trying to make here is that this man use to dress up as Slender Man for Halloween so he must be someone who followed Slender Mans teachings. In my eyes the only reason why they dressed up as Slender Man is because he's white.

Slender Man

I thought he harassed children not cops
I thought he harassed children not cops

What happens to Slender Man

So what happens to Slender Man because of all this. I mean the fictional character that all these people are supposedly hailing as the future bringer and controller of the world will become a memory. The character will be vilified, they will make campaigns that will say down with slender Man he is causing gruesome murders all over the world and must be stopped. I mean the ridiculous will happen and then people will have to be secretive about the character. Honestly, that's when I see the most damage being done. Once we make the Slender Man into an evil martyr that's when he will gain real respect and recognition among crazy people in cults and other insane things. I will tell you this much, I am disappointed that we can't have characters in our media without someone ruining them.


I don't know much about this character but people have fun making jokes about him and memes and referencing him for fun. Why should we get rid of something that is more of a long running joke then anything else. Slender Man is at best a joke of the internet not even a real horror character. If people had a desire to make Slender Man into a good guy I guarantee it could be done. I'm sure some people have taken his abilities and thought up a great good guy persona for him. What if the greatest horror movie based on this character could come out well those of us who just like entertainment could lose out. I guess what I'm getting at is lets not vilify fiction lets vilify the people who do these heinous crimes and damage our society. Lets blame them 100%. Sometimes in society we make a mistake of blaming things that aren't to blame. It is without doubt something people do. The media will always find a way to blame something else when it is the fault of humans. It seems like almost a cover up by people for people. In a way that comes off as a very caring thing but in reality it can often do more harm then good.

Slender Man in real life

Cop Killers Amanda and Jerod Miller

Jerod and Amanda Miller Cop Killer Slender Man scapegoat

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Intro to this sick couple

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      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      Hey I appreciate it my friend and honestly the idea that people would even use SlenderMan as a scape goat is like someone using Jafar from Aladdin as a scapegoat. People just enjoy the intrigue this character offers too much. Honestly, these guys are just racist punks trying to get off on an insanity deal. Happy you enjoyed and really do appreciate the follow, read and comment.

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      Angela McCann 3 years ago from Liverpool

      Great hub mate, this is really well-written.

      As to the subject, it really sickens me to see people using Slenderman as an excuse for their own actions; between this and the Wakeusha stabbing it's just ridiculous. Creepypasta in general are fictional stories, they have always been fictional and people shouldn't believe that they're real. And Slenderman? That is by far the easiest story to disprove! He was born on a forum for a contest where you had to create a fictional monster for goodness sake! I love Slenderman and creepypasta overall because it's interesting, unique and a fantastic source of literature for these increasingly technology-bound generations. To have that overshadowed by people like this is really depressing.

      But still a brilliant hub, you've got a new follower for this.

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      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      Yes, I agree with you epbooks and thank you for reading and commenting, this is a horrible event. Grown adults trying to blame fictional characters is absolutely ridiculous, if they said Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made them do it I'd be equally upset. These people deserve to be tried as murderers, racist, and morons but insane they are not.

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I've never heard of Slender man, but when I heard this news about the killings , it was both horrifying and so sad.

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      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      Thank you for commenting B. Malin. This character comes as a web comic someone invented. He has no back story no character development just some strung together jokes created on the internet. I think what's causing this character to have such a cult following is he hasn't been given a story. Once given a story all the misguided intrigue will go away and he'll have as many people trying to be like him as people want to be like Lex Luthor from Superman.

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      b. Malin 3 years ago

      I think our World has become so "desensitized" that nothing seems real anymore. I do think a lot of the "Video Games" have added to the problem. There is no Right or Wrong anymore...So "Slender Man" and it's cast of Characters are able to do harm to the mental minds of a few.

      Good Hub.

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      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      The character needs to be reintroduced as fiction. Right now it has so little back story and anything else that it causes fear and wonder. I've written a back story and some funny info on the enemy and it not just makes the character more understandable but it removes the intrigue. Give it a read I think you will understand where I'm coming form.

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      MissCapri 3 years ago

      A rival? Who is just as rotten as he is. *SMH* That's like adding to the Mary Sue problem with another Mary Sue. It's time Slender got a good dose of dislike. It's just too bad it took people committing actual crimes to shake the public out of their Slender love/fear.

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      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      Jodah much appreciated I've actually gone into writing a rival for slender man because I'm sick of all the blame on this character. With a rival and a back story he becomes like every other fictional character.

      https://hubpages.com/literature/Slender-Man-Meets-...

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Another great follow up to your first "Slender Man" hub, Joe. I suppose if people keep killing and blaming it on him you'll get more content to write new hubs. No seriously, this was well written and interesting and that couple of cop killers definitely scapegoating. Voted up.

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      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      nighthag I believe that your son being a fan is nothing short of just being a fan o a fictional character so you are right not fear him, and yes Miss Capri these people are just bad and trying to push it on to another persona. I get your down with slender campaign but feel less serious about the character and more down with people who are hateful or crazy.

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      MissCapri 3 years ago

      That couple is scapegoating, no doubt about it. They might as well say the tooth fairy made them do it.

      Regardless of Slender Man, these two are obviously a hateful and violent pair.

      But, as I am really sick of the faux belief and all the sick crushing going on in the fandoms where Slender is concerned, with no one willing to give him a good butt-kicking in their fictions, games, etc. I'm still maintaining my "Down with Slender Man" and would like to see much of the world fall out of love with him. It wouldn't make him a martyr, just an out of fashion thing worthy of looking back on with "Do you remember Slender Man? Lol what a campy fad."

      I would hope the girls will eventually look back on what they did years later and be mortified at what they did to try pleasing some silly character that doesn't exist. But I just don't know. It's incomprehensible where they are at today.

      As for those neo-nazis, they are just evil. I don't know if they were hardwired that way as kids like the girls are, or if something in their environment or hormones etc. caused them to go bad later on. But there's just no excuse for any of it.

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      K.A.E Grove 3 years ago from Australia

      my 16 year old son is a "fan" of slender man, but I do not fear that he is going to raise up and go on a killing spree. I agree that these two are obviously trying to blame their killings on something less vile then simple hate. shame on them.

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      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      These people yes. It's beyond weird. Thank you for reading and commenting by the way, but yes, they are scapegoating this fictional character.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      joedolphin88, people who committed crimes use to say "The devil made me do it." Now they just blame Slinder Man?

      Very Interesting.