SLENDER MAN ////// 24

Slender Man ////// 24 

True Crime Garage

May 31, 2014 two 12 year old girls lure their "friend" into the woods only to attack and stab her multiple times. "They tried to kill her for the Slender man." Who is the Slender man and truly why did these young girls comment such a horrific crime. Tonight we will venture into the garage and have a few beers and maybe just maybe we can make some sense of such a senseless act. To donate to the victim and her family, please go to http://www.GoFundMe.com/HeartsforHealingWI  

Beer of the week - Hoptoberfest  
Milwaukee Brewing Company 
Garage Grade - 3 1/2 bottle caps 
Drink in the garage and leave the car parked! Be good and don't litter! 

Nic & The Captain 

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17 comments

  • Whitney

    Whitney Outer Banks, NC

    Y'all are great. I've been listening since you started and it's impressive to hear The Captain really take to his voice on the podcast. I'm also happy with how you've started taking on unsolved cases and the podcast is really nailing its own tone and personality. Well done to ya both! I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts and I list this one up there as one of my favs. I'd post this on iTunes but I hate iTunes so here ya go. Mmm jib.

    Y'all are great. I've been listening since you started and it's impressive to hear The Captain really take to his voice on the podcast. I'm also happy with how you've started taking on unsolved cases and the podcast is really nailing its own tone and personality. Well done to ya both! I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts and I list this one up there as one of my favs. I'd post this on iTunes but I hate iTunes so here ya go. Mmm jib.

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Whitney thank you so much for the kind words. It took me awhile but we are putting out a show for the people so fuck the haters!! Make sure you sign up on the email list if you haven't. much love Captain

    Whitney thank you so much for the kind words. It took me awhile but we are putting out a show for the people so fuck the haters!! Make sure you sign up on the email list if you haven't. much love
    Captain

  • Koolmeg

    Koolmeg Canada

    We heard about slender man way before these girls did this. When I heard about what they did I was totally shocked. I never heard if the one girl had mental problems or not. The first thing I thought was they must never got the lesson "don't believe everything on the Internet" day at school.

    We heard about slender man way before these girls did this. When I heard about what they did I was totally shocked. I never heard if the one girl had mental problems or not. The first thing I thought was they must never got the lesson "don't believe everything on the Internet" day at school.

  • Adam

    Adam Warradale Australia

    Hey guys, Awesome episode as always. Any chance you help a brother out and drop the link to the police interrogation where the girls are eating the fries? I can't seem to find it. Much love, and keep up the amazing work. Loving the cut of your jib

    Hey guys,

    Awesome episode as always. Any chance you help a brother out and drop the link to the police interrogation where the girls are eating the fries? I can't seem to find it.

    Much love, and keep up the amazing work.

    Loving the cut of your jib

  • Casey knight

    Casey knight Lincoln, Nebraska

    Glad to hear something not so political like most podcasts. If only I could drink beer at work and sit in my garage. Cheers, and I hate itunes, so I will give you 10 out 10 stars, or 5 out of 5.

    Glad to hear something not so political like most podcasts. If only I could drink beer at work and sit in my garage. Cheers, and I hate itunes, so I will give you 10 out 10 stars, or 5 out of 5.

  • Sinbad the Sailor

    Sinbad the Sailor

    Jib cuts aside, this was a truly great episode. Must admit when I saw the title I was not expecting much, but it was a good discussion and enough to pique my curiosity. This case has such wide implications where mental illness is concerned particularly in juveniles. Did you realize Morgan's father had a history of mental problems as well? Much to think about and consider as the case crawls through the system.

    Jib cuts aside, this was a truly great episode. Must admit when I saw the title I was not expecting much, but it was a good discussion and enough to pique my curiosity. This case has such wide implications where mental illness is concerned particularly in juveniles. Did you realize Morgan's father had a history of mental problems as well? Much to think about and consider as the case crawls through the system.

  • plummy

    plummy hillsboro missouri

    I have listened to every episode, and I have to say nothing adds to the ambiance like a beer bottle cap hitting the ground! Keep up the good work.

    I have listened to every episode, and I have to say nothing adds to the ambiance like a beer bottle cap hitting the ground!
    Keep up the good work.

  • Lauren

    Lauren Winston-Salem, NC

    Hey guys, just stumbled upon your podcast a week or so ago after searching for podcasts to feed my true crime addiction. Absolutely LOVING it and can't get enough! Y'all do a fantastic job of really delivering on the facts, while also injecting some doses of levity along the way. Keep up the awesome work - you've definitely earned yourself a new loyal follower!

    Hey guys, just stumbled upon your podcast a week or so ago after searching for podcasts to feed my true crime addiction. Absolutely LOVING it and can't get enough! Y'all do a fantastic job of really delivering on the facts, while also injecting some doses of levity along the way. Keep up the awesome work - you've definitely earned yourself a new loyal follower!

  • Donna

    Donna Kansas City, MO

    Just came across this article from last week - Girls accused in Slender Man stabbing case seek release from jail Two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill their friend as a sacrifice to the horror fiction character Slender Man are seeking their release after nearly two years in custody, saying they're not dangerous and can return to family. An attorney for one of the girls adds that his client is a vulnerable inmate at a county detention center where she was sexually assaulted last year. A judge will consider the requests Friday. The prosecutor declined to comment on Wednesday. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-slender-man-case-update-20160413-story.html

    Just came across this article from last week - Girls accused in Slender Man stabbing case seek release from jail
    Two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill their friend as a sacrifice to the horror fiction character Slender Man are seeking their release after nearly two years in custody, saying they're not dangerous and can return to family.
    An attorney for one of the girls adds that his client is a vulnerable inmate at a county detention center where she was sexually assaulted last year.
    A judge will consider the requests Friday. The prosecutor declined to comment on Wednesday.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-slender-man-case-update-20160413-story.html

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Donna I'm running away if they are released haha Captain

    Donna I'm running away if they are released haha
    Captain

  • Maggie

    Maggie Portland, OR

    Love your show- great work all around, however your info on interrogation of juveniles is really off. The police can take the youth in for "informational" questioning without mirandizing the kid, the parents, or even the parents permission. Kids are not entitled to appointed council until they go in front of a judge for what is generally called a detention hearing, if they are in juvenile court. So if a kid invokes their right to council there are problems with appointing that council. There are a number of cases where the police even send the parents home and tell them they cannot be there. For more info check out this law review: http://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=7256&context=jclc

    Love your show- great work all around, however your info on interrogation of juveniles is really off. The police can take the youth in for "informational" questioning without mirandizing the kid, the parents, or even the parents permission. Kids are not entitled to appointed council until they go in front of a judge for what is generally called a detention hearing, if they are in juvenile court. So if a kid invokes their right to council there are problems with appointing that council. There are a number of cases where the police even send the parents home and tell them they cannot be there.
    For more info check out this law review:
    http://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=7256&context=jclc

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Maggie I believe it is different in every state.

    Maggie I believe it is different in every state.

  • Veselin Stankov

    Veselin Stankov

    I think people should be killed if they kill, so should I change my view because they are TWELVE ??? WTF man... They r 12, so they r NOT people in that sense, they are in the early stages of conscious development... And as a whole - what r u not getting in these United States - u have a D of corrections for a reason, not a D of old testament style revenge or vengeance or whatever... We grew past that view like 2000 years ago... Why r u going backwards is just beyond my imagination...

    I think people should be killed if they kill, so should I change my view because they are TWELVE ???
    WTF man... They r 12, so they r NOT people in that sense, they are in the early stages of conscious development...
    And as a whole - what r u not getting in these United States - u have a D of corrections for a reason, not a D of old testament style revenge or vengeance or whatever... We grew past that view like 2000 years ago... Why r u going backwards is just beyond my imagination...

  • AB

    AB New Mexico

    Just started listening to the podcast, and overall I think it is very interesting. I think you did a bit of a disservice to this particular case though by not speaking about the fact that the frontal lobe is nowhere near fully developed in children (studies are showing it takes till between ages 22-25), and therefore they cannot fully comprehend the ramifications of their actions. Was this case messed up? Absolutely. Were these girls in the wrong, and deserving some level of punishment because it was a pre-meditated action? Absolutely. But locking them up forever (let alone killing them) for a stupid thing they did at age 12 is asinine. Ultimately that is up to the judicial system obviously, but I do think you guys should look at why juvenile cases are different though, the link below from the ABA is an interesting place to start with a bit of the science behind the issue and some of the implications. http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publishing/criminal_justice_section_newsletter/crimjust_juvjus_Adolescence.authcheckdam.pdf

    Just started listening to the podcast, and overall I think it is very interesting. I think you did a bit of a disservice to this particular case though by not speaking about the fact that the frontal lobe is nowhere near fully developed in children (studies are showing it takes till between ages 22-25), and therefore they cannot fully comprehend the ramifications of their actions. Was this case messed up? Absolutely. Were these girls in the wrong, and deserving some level of punishment because it was a pre-meditated action? Absolutely. But locking them up forever (let alone killing them) for a stupid thing they did at age 12 is asinine. Ultimately that is up to the judicial system obviously, but I do think you guys should look at why juvenile cases are different though, the link below from the ABA is an interesting place to start with a bit of the science behind the issue and some of the implications.

    http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publishing/criminal_justice_section_newsletter/crimjust_juvjus_Adolescence.authcheckdam.pdf

  • B

    B Parts Unknown

    ne of the 2 girls involved in the stabbing was just sentenced to 25 years (from the date of the crime) in a mental institution. The other girl was committed for 40 years, both can be released after a certain period of time when doctors decide they are healthy enough to be released with supervision. I think it's probably the best possible outcome. Hopefully all 3 girls can someday live a semi-normal life.

    ne of the 2 girls involved in the stabbing was just sentenced to 25 years (from the date of the crime) in a mental institution. The other girl was committed for 40 years, both can be released after a certain period of time when doctors decide they are healthy enough to be released with supervision. I think it's probably the best possible outcome. Hopefully all 3 girls can someday live a semi-normal life.

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  • Nonie De Long

    Nonie De Long Ontario

    Hello, I am very saddened to hear about this event that will, no doubt, continue to impact all 3 girls and all 3 families for life. My comment is regarding the mental health of Morgan. I am the parent of a now adult child who developed schizophrenia by the age of 7. He was misdiagnosed for a number of years because frankly, I don't think psychiatrists have enough experience with this disorder in early years to identify it. And those that do don't want to give such a stigmatizing label, since the medication can be given without the diagnosis. However, one doctor did identify it early on in my son and as he became an adult it became totally evident to everyone that he indeed is schizoaffective on the extreme end of the spectrum. I have since studied holistic therapies for mental health issues and learned a lot about the schizophrenias and mood disorders and, while I am not licensed to diagnose, I can say from my own experience and study there are some common themes I have observed in early schizophrenia, some of which I see in Morgan. I will list some of these in the event they help anyone: strong food preferences and dislikes, with odd behaviour involving food and drink, especially sugar; aggressive antibiotic use as a baby/ toddler; odd movements of the limbs or odd posture: sometimes flapping the arms about or being very gawky and uncontrolled or fidgety, while other times being very menacing with the body and facial expression; a flat emotional demeanor and lack of empathy or ability to connect with others or show affection at times; difficulty calming down and easily excited; morbid thinking and very very strong fantasy life wherein they don't seem to know what other children their age do about what is real and what isn't real; fear of the dark or animals but still a strong inclination to watch scary movies and obsess about scary things; believing that there are two selves or two voices in the self or an angel on one shoulder and devil on the other and the one voice tells them good things and the other tells them bad; arguing with the self; thinking their dolls are real (to the extreme); incoherent stories that include parts of reality but then spiral into long fantasy narratives that take on more fantasy as they go; obsession with certain characters like a dog with glowing eyes or slender man and with protecting others from it or becoming friends with it (presumably out of fear); lack of impulse control; lack of personal organization; lack of thought organization; hyperactivity at some times but extreme perseveration and focus at other times; worse after stimulating environments or strong emotions, including events that should be happy like their own birthday. They can be very persuasive and mesmerizing to others and create very involved games and be very persistent about how you must play. They can be described as sometimes angelic and sometimes demonic. They can have the thought that they are someone else at times when they know they have done wrong or want to avoid something painful and will argue about what they feel is real. They can be very dangerous at times and this is not because they are bad but because they are delusional about reality and can be persuaded by those delusions to do things. I think it's accurate that Megan is schizophrenic and unable to stand trial and in need of intensive mental health care, but I worry about the quality of that care is after my experiences within the mental health system. In my experience a holistic/ integrative model helps these vulnerable people the most (what I practice in my clinic). Again I am very saddened by these events and hope all families and people involved get the help they need.

    Hello, I am very saddened to hear about this event that will, no doubt, continue to impact all 3 girls and all 3 families for life. My comment is regarding the mental health of Morgan. I am the parent of a now adult child who developed schizophrenia by the age of 7. He was misdiagnosed for a number of years because frankly, I don't think psychiatrists have enough experience with this disorder in early years to identify it. And those that do don't want to give such a stigmatizing label, since the medication can be given without the diagnosis.

    However, one doctor did identify it early on in my son and as he became an adult it became totally evident to everyone that he indeed is schizoaffective on the extreme end of the spectrum.

    I have since studied holistic therapies for mental health issues and learned a lot about the schizophrenias and mood disorders and, while I am not licensed to diagnose, I can say from my own experience and study there are some common themes I have observed in early schizophrenia, some of which I see in Morgan. I will list some of these in the event they help anyone: strong food preferences and dislikes, with odd behaviour involving food and drink, especially sugar; aggressive antibiotic use as a baby/ toddler; odd movements of the limbs or odd posture: sometimes flapping the arms about or being very gawky and uncontrolled or fidgety, while other times being very menacing with the body and facial expression; a flat emotional demeanor and lack of empathy or ability to connect with others or show affection at times; difficulty calming down and easily excited; morbid thinking and very very strong fantasy life wherein they don't seem to know what other children their age do about what is real and what isn't real; fear of the dark or animals but still a strong inclination to watch scary movies and obsess about scary things; believing that there are two selves or two voices in the self or an angel on one shoulder and devil on the other and the one voice tells them good things and the other tells them bad; arguing with the self; thinking their dolls are real (to the extreme); incoherent stories that include parts of reality but then spiral into long fantasy narratives that take on more fantasy as they go; obsession with certain characters like a dog with glowing eyes or slender man and with protecting others from it or becoming friends with it (presumably out of fear); lack of impulse control; lack of personal organization; lack of thought organization; hyperactivity at some times but extreme perseveration and focus at other times; worse after stimulating environments or strong emotions, including events that should be happy like their own birthday. They can be very persuasive and mesmerizing to others and create very involved games and be very persistent about how you must play. They can be described as sometimes angelic and sometimes demonic. They can have the thought that they are someone else at times when they know they have done wrong or want to avoid something painful and will argue about what they feel is real. They can be very dangerous at times and this is not because they are bad but because they are delusional about reality and can be persuaded by those delusions to do things.

    I think it's accurate that Megan is schizophrenic and unable to stand trial and in need of intensive mental health care, but I worry about the quality of that care is after my experiences within the mental health system. In my experience a holistic/ integrative model helps these vulnerable people the most (what I practice in my clinic).

    Again I am very saddened by these events and hope all families and people involved get the help they need.

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