June 24, 2019

19: Slenderman Mania!

19: Slenderman Mania!

Why do we create boogeymen? And is Slenderman a Tulpa?


Guys. Middle school is the actual worst. Slenderman, a creepy suit-wearing string bean, has apparently figured out how to fill the middle school emotional void causing full on murder-spree inspiring obsessions.

Join us to hear all about the darkness lurking just over...wait what's that behind you????

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References:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Gentlemen Episode

Beware the Slenderman HBO Documentary

The Slenderman Murders

Kitchen knife Slenderman mom attempted murder

The Miller murder spree

Smiley

Coast to Coast

Lacy's creepy story from the book "The Slenderman Mysteries" by Nick Redfern. Story here

Boyer et al., 2013 The Anatomy of a Monster: The Case of Slender Man.

Folkloresque, and the Implications of Belief

What the heck is a tulpa?

Slender man suicides

Guadagno et al., 2013 What makes a video go viral? An analysis of emotional contagion and Internet memes.

Baker et al., 2019 A distinct inferential mechanism for delusions in schizophrenia

Kiran and Chaudhury, 2009 Understanding delusions

Youtube for kids

Marble Hornets