If you didn’t, well, the fact that a small town sleepover escalated into a horror movie isn’t even the craziest part of the story. The fact that the pair acted violently to honor a fictional face on the Internet. After suffering 19 stab wounds (and getting left for dead), she was able to crawl to safety.
Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier were charged with attempted murder after they claimed an Internet meme known as ‘Slender Man’ -- a persona that exists via You Tube videos, wiki pages and horror forums -- was stalking them and threatened to kill their families unless they did away with a third friend. Manti Te’o, a star linebacker at Notre Dame University, was the ultimate victim of a catfish long before MTV coined the term with a hit TV show about people using social media to create a false identity and con others into faux online relationships.
The social network he founded netted him an enormous payout after he sold his share in the site for 0 million back in 2005.Te’o admitted their relationship had been carried out entirely online, before realizing he’d been duped entirely.In December, Te’o disclosed to ESPN that he’d been the victim of a hoax, and in January, the ‘real’ Kekua -- a 22-year-old man named Ronaiah Tuiasosopo -- owned up to the elaborate prank.But after mentioning her death during a postgame interview in April of 2012, the hoax began unraveling.Shortly after the interview, Deadspin reported that no record of Kekua existed, .