On Sunday March 13, a 13-year-old girl fatally stabbed her father and seriously injured her mother and sister in the family home in Fabrègues. The young girl and her girlfriend – present at the time – were immersed in the dark world of “Creepy pasta”, horror stories that are broadcast on the internet. A phenomenon that often goes under the radar. Explanations.
In the Hérault, the time is amazed after the indictment of two 13-year-old girls for “murder, attempted murder and complicity”, this Tuesday, March 15. In the family home of Fabrègues, one of the young girls fatally stabbed her father and very seriously injured her mother and one of her sisters on Sunday, sparing her youngest six-year-old sister in extremis.
The “Creepy pasta”, a horror phenomenon born on the internet
A murderous madness that seems motivated by a curious phenomenon, that of “Creepy pasta”, as we revealed on Monday. The term refers to horror stories that spread on the internet through texts, images, videos or even sounds. They depict characters whose characteristics, biographies or even terrifying feats of arms are listed, in particular on a specialized site which claims “scary stories and original horror fiction”.
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Teen Girls Reminisce About Jeff the Killer and Slender Man Characters
In Hérault, the two teenage girls behind the crime of Fabrègues had been immersed in this dark universe for several years. One of them had chosen as an avatar a photo of Jeff the Killer, a 13-year-old character who became a serial killer after being disfigured with bleach by his stalkers. With the investigators, they also evoked the legend of the Slender Man, a humanoid form invented in 2009 and which is at the origin of a bloody and very similar fact various in the United States in 2014.
True phenomena on the internet among young people, these “Creepy Pasta” remain however unknown to the general public. But this Sunday March 13 in the Hérault, fiction and reality collided. “I have already had as an expert two miscellaneous facts in our region linked to addictions to Creepy pasta. This remains very exceptional, I have not heard of it for three or four years”, indicates the psychiatrist Claude Aiguevives.
The doctor from Biterrois, an expert with the Montpellier Court of Appeal, detailed to us yesterday in an interview the probable alteration of reality at the origin of the stab wounds. “They are fascinated by an imaginary character, who is first an avatar, then who becomes the double of himself, then who acts in place of the minor, without there being any more capacity for self-criticism”.
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