A very creepy viral video that sent a group of Internet sleuths into a frenzy of code breaking remains a mystery after days of searching for answers.
In case you missed it, a frenetically edited video featuring a cloaked figure in a plague mask and a whole bunch of coded messages became the subject of a massive Reddit hunt for answers over the weekend after a Swedish tech blogger posted a copy of the film to his site, Gadgetzz, looking for help figuring out what it was all about.
[Previously: Internet sleuths are furiously trying to find out who made an ominous viral video]
Watch below, if you’d like. We’ll repeat our disclaimers that the video may contain graphic imagery, and also could turn out to be a viral marketing scheme:
As we noted previously, the video went from mildly creepy to downright disturbing after one Redditor ran a spectrogram of the audio, visualizing its frequencies. It’s not unheard of for a spectrogram to contain discernible images “hidden” in the audio, and this video was no exception: In spectrograms posted to Reddit — and re-created by the Intersect using the software Sound Visualizer — images appearing to depict tortured women were clearly visible, along with the phrase “YOU ARE ALREADY DEAD.”
Some headway has been made on the sourcing of those disturbing images, and it’s tentatively good news for those who feared that they had stumbled upon the work of a serial killer: At least two of the images come from low-budget horror movies.
An image of a woman screaming appears to be from the poster of a 2010 film called “The Bunny Game.” Another clearly appears to be a still from a German film, “Slasher” (these images are extremely graphic, but the Redditor who made the connection in the latter case has posted information about the film here). Another image appears to be identical to that of a real crime scene photo of one of the Boston Strangler’s victims.
As the Reddit hunt expanded into an IRC room and a series of evidence folders available online, the location of the video itself also started to become clear. Since Gadgetzz was mailed a copy of it from Poland, some started searching for locations in the country that might match the background visible in the videos.
And they’ve made an extremely convincing case for one specific location: an abandoned sanatorium in Zofiówka, Otwock. One photograph from inside the sanatorium from a photoblogger’s April 2015 visit there even contains identical graffiti in the background.
There’s been some progress on a few other clues in the video as well. Soon after someone decoded one hidden message to discover coordinates to the White House, it became pretty clear that another message had been decoded slightly incorrectly. A code that Redditors initially believed read RED LIPSLIFE TENTH was actually supposed to read RED LIPSLIKE TENTH, the latter of which is an anagram of KILL THE PRESIDENT.
The main mysteries remain: Who made this video, and why? Some are hoping that the answer will be found in the ciphers yet to be cracked in the video, while others are casting their eyes on the three people who have posted it online before.
Gadgetzz’s Johny Krahbichler told the Intersect that the video was mailed to him from Poland some months ago, and he has no idea why he got a copy. In late September, the video appeared on a YouTube account for Parker Wright, who didn’t respond to our message requesting comment, and hasn’t been identified by the horde of sleuths.
In May, a YouTube user named aetbx uploaded a copy of the same video. In the comments and in e-mail exchanges with the Intersect, aetbx — who gave his name as Daniel — swears he was given a copy of the video digitally by a girl he didn’t know, who told him she found the video on a park bench. He said that he uploaded it to YouTube to see what others thought about its origins, where it sat largely ignored for months. Around the same time that Daniel posted the video the YouTube, an anonymous 4Chan user posted a link to a downloadable copy of the video in the site’s paranormal message boards. The user also said they found it on a park bench.
We’ll have to wait to see if the film turns out to be a marketing stunt, a student film, a big joke or something else. If you’d like to help figure it out, the Reddit thread is here.
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October 21, 2015
Creepy Puzzle Mystery Finally Solved? Terror Threat Against President's Life Or Deranged Hidden Message To The World? Thousands Exterminated Where This Sickening Video Was Filmed!
By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die
One Reddit user wrote: "I dont think its a promo, like I did at first.
"In the spectrogram there are clearly images of women being tortured.
"At best its some weird hacker shit or a terrible decision by some PR company.
"At worst, its a terrorist threat or the work of some killer."
During the Nazi Germany takeover of Poland back in 1939 into the 1940's, 20,000 mentally ill patients, many of them Jews, were slaughtered, many of them killed at the "Zofiówka" mental hospital in Otwock, Poland. "Zofiówka" is believed to be haunted with ghosts roaming the now vacant and rundown building that we have now determined is also where the latest internet mystery, a sickening now viral video with secret messages and images hidden throughout, was filmed.
As we can see in the images directly below, this place is filled with evil. Much more below images including a look at what could very well be the intention behind this sickening viral video. For those who want to see more images of this truly haunted and evil place click here.
The decision by the Washington Post to run a story on the creepy video mystery reported on days ago by Susan Duclos of ANP that's now breaking the internet is just the latest sign this video may be much more than anybody thinks it is. We're now told this video may contain a threat against the life of the President of the United States with not only his GPS coordinates secretly hidden within the video but also binary and morse code which, according to the Daily Star, spell out "REDLIPSLIKETENTH", an anagram for 'kill the president'.
All News Pipeline can confirm that we have been in email communication with YouTube videographer 'aetbx' who originally published this video on YouTube back on May 9th and he claims that it was merely sent to him by somebody who found it sitting on a park bench. While he makes that claim, ANP has discovered a Twitter post from someone who calls 'AETBX' out by name and whose Twitter background shows binary code (as seen below) and talks about an 'untouched leak'. Our email communication with 'AETBX' republished below videos.
We also take a look here at another mysterious post that videographer 'AETBX' just made. What is he trying to tell us? Are you sure what you are seeing? Once again we see a man with a plague mask and morse code. If you want to see the image below much larger, click here. Please let us know in the comments below if anyone is able to break down this lengthy code.
Originally thought by many to be a promotion for a music video, a video game or the upcoming movie "Inferno", the background images uncovered by web sleuths likely proclude that possibility as it shows graphic backgrounds of women being chopped up, presumably strangled and brutalized.
Interestingly enough, the movie 'Inferno' (Italian for Hell) will be coming out in October of 2016 and is based on a book written by Dan Brown that details the release of an apocalyptic plague virus into water that within a week infects everybody on the planet Earth.
The video, originally called "01101101 01110101 01100101 01110010 01110100 01100101" though it also was later called 11B X 1371 also contains such hidden messages as 'You Are Already Dead' and its title has been decoded to mean 'muerte', or death in Spanish.
News9 in Australia asks: "Creepy prank or legitimate threat? The viral video sending the internet into a frenzy". The NY Daily News says "SEE IT: Creepy video featuring cloaked figure and ominous puzzles, threats baffles web". While the Independent says "The creepy YouTube puzzle that's proving impossible to solve", we can confirm via our communication with the person who originally uploaded this video to YouTube back on May 9th, 2015 that he had no idea what was on it.
The New York Daily News looks at this creepy video that has taken America by storm in the 1st video below while the full original video from 'AETBX' is in the 2nd video. The 3rd video from Breaking World News shows us a partial spectrograph with an update on this strange and unusual video/story.
ANP has been in touch via email with the person who originally put out this video on YouTube and asked him a few questions. His answers did not shed further light on this subject though his email address may have, which had the .ru suffix, Russia. Keep in mind his English wasn't perfect in his answering of this email.:
Did you create this video?
Is there a hidden message buried inside?
*I knew there was something but not the what.
Spectrograph picks up disturbing images, why?
*I knew nothing until today.
Could you please share with our readers anything you would like to explain?
*The video is not my work, I received it via digital from a girl who told me that he found him in the Park, I saw him curious, I published it, but had no success 5 months ago more or less.
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