A Modern-Day Myth: The Slender Man

Slender Man Gallery

Source: NBC News

On May 31, 2014, 12-year-old Payton Leutner of Waukesha, Wisconsin, was attacked by two friends and stabbed 19 times in an apparent attempted murder. Bleeding from wounds on her arms, legs, and torso, Payton managed to drag herself to the road, where a passing cyclist rendered aid.

The alleged perpetrators, 12-year-old Morgan Geyser and 12-year-old Anissa Weier, confessed under police questioning and admitted they had been planning the attack for months. Their motive: to please the Slender Man.

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99 Deep Quotes About Life From Mankind’s Greatest Minds And Personalities

From love to leadership to achieving your ambitions, read these deep quotes about life from some of the most prolific thinkers and innovators in human history:

Thank you to Goodreads, Brainy Quote, and us for the quotes above. And if you enjoyed these deep quotes about life, check out All That Is Interesting’s other posts on inspirational quotes and Bruce Lee quotes that will change your outlook on life!

The Catacombs Nightclub: When Irreverence Became Cool

Catacombs Nightclub front view

Source: Mashable

It’s 1940 and in the unlikely town of Columbus, Ohio, a horror-themed hotspot called the Catacombs Nightclub opens. “Located” 300 feet underground, guests arriving for a night of entertainment enter a mock elevator that rumbles and shakes to simulate a descent underground. In reality, the lift never moves at all; the club is located on the ground.

catacombs nightclub skeleton grate

Source: Mashable

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Spirit Photography: Old-School Photoshop

Oklahoma mom Sierra Sharry lost her husband in 2014, but found a way to honor his memory by having him photoshopped into a family photo in April 2015. Her deceased husband appears as a ghostly figure and completes a picture the couple wasn’t able to capture while he was alive.

Spirit Photography Sharry

Sierra Sharry’s ghostly family portrait. Source: Huffington Post

While tools like Photoshop are new, Sharry’s photo is rather old as a photographical concept. Coinciding with and enabling the rise of spiritualism, trick photography has been used since the late 19th century as an attempt to bring the living closer to the dead.

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