Wikipasta, a community writing site dedicated to horror stories, has defended itself after two preteens viciously stabbed their friend claiming they were inspired by Slenderman mythology.
Slenderman is a fictional character was created as part of a “paranormal pictures” contest hosted by the Something Awful forums in 2009, according to KnowYourMeme. He is featured in tons of fan fiction online and known for his tall thin demeanor and excessively long appendages.
After calls to shut down or censor the site, Wikipasta has pointed out that all works on the site are fiction. “This is an isolated incident, and does not represent or attribute the Creepypasta community as a whole,” explained an administrator in a post on the site. “This wiki does not endorse or advocate for the killing, worship, and otherwise replication of rituals of fictional works. There is a line of 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.”