The weird mystery continues.. this video called ‘Jack’ was loaded to Youtube a few weeks ago.. it is under the account name aetbx

The channel gained fame in 2015 when it uploaded this strange compilation of weird sounds and images:

When it was released, it caused a surge of fear and online chatter about the meaning.. terrorism? Disease? …just a hoax to scare?

To some, the scariest thing that happened since the video was released in May 2015 was the election of Donald Trump..

The newest video, featuring the same binary code numbers and then a series of images seemingly from the same location, is not yet getting as much attention but … in the time of viral videos, most likely will.

The consensus on the original video is that the maker is from Poland.. 
The newest? …unknown..

BUT.. but but.. one interesting thing to note: There is an advertisement that plays briefly before the NEWEST video named ‘Jack’ plays.. which implies someone running the account is attempting to get a little profit. So.. our mystery Polish citizen making creepy videos is more normal than anyone thought..

…let’s get this straight.. The SIMPSONS predicted that Donald Trump would be president of the United States more than 15 years ago.. it predicted, some would say, the ‘pizza gate’ scandal that briefly emerged late 2016 and into January of this year..

And now, fresh off of a successful halftime show for Lady Gaga, sleuths have gone back to 2012 and found an episode that seemingly predicted the EXACT SAME ACT that Gaga performed at the Super Bowl this past Sunday! The show was titled Lisa Goes Gaga..

No joke.. watch it yourself:

Seriously… seriously.. seriously..

The chills are within me.. the hair on my arm is rising..

In “Lisa Goes Gaga,” the entire town of Springfield is in an emotional funk — particularly young Lisa..

It just so happens, though, that Lady Gaga is traveling town to town to build tolerance and tear down those cultural walls that divide us.  She uplifts the town.

During this year’s Super Bowl, several commentators predicted (*and many of us feared*) that Lady Gaga would go political.. She didn’t do anything overt.. There may have been some veiled references to unification during the Trump Administration, but the show was fun and raucous, and detractors to be had a tough time finding much to criticize..

Just like the show, perhaps, predicted.

Are we reading too much into this??

….how many more Simpsons shows will, in this timeline, actually happen. Perhaps the producers and writers, through some reverse Mandela Effect, know the fate of this planet.
And Lisa, the woman president after Trump, has to take us from the abyss and bring about hope again…

Strange times we live in.

 

Last night, I posted a video of my son at his kindergarten play singing. It was a beautiful moment filled with love and joy..

But when a computer writes a Christmas song, something much creepier occurs..

Here is the story: Researchers in Toronto taught technology to write ‘neutral karaoke’ .. basically they are reaching into the future early and teaching computers to write music. Create art. All of that stuff. AI is taking over everything else, so why not just let it take over creative institutions too right? (Written in sarcasm if you could not tell) .. Well, the tech they created ‘listened’ to about 100 hours of Christmas music … and we got this as a reward:

Yes, this is very rudimentary. And it’s early in technology, there could be a good chance that eventually hit music will be created by computer technology. However, this song may be one of the weirdest pieces of created music ever.. and quite frankly the creepiest song about the season ever. I can picture it being used in some futuristic horror movie about what happens when robots take over our lives..

….since they are taking over our lives, I guess it won’t be long.

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I received a circular from my son’s school today the clowns are banned!!

The Halloween parade coming up for his kindergarten has been marred by the small town clown scare of 2016.. The clowns, the mailing to parents said, will not be permitted.

No outfits with white paint.
No red wigs..
nothing…Clowns are barred from appearing.

It is getting a bit silly, isn’t IT?

Of COURSE clowns are scary!!

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This BBC article explains some good history on why..

So during your local home town clown frown you can have more reason to be afraid…….but so afraid that you would support a ban?

A ban on clowns, but not on vampires..? Not on ghosts..? Not on ghouls of any sorts.

No, clowns. They are an emblem of death but … maybe they are being banned because of a fear of death and not the fear of clowns!

Maybe we are not afraid of the teenagers hiding in the woods with white paint? Maybe we are not too affected by those meandering around under street lights with wigs and red noses.. No, instead, maybe we are frightened by what these symbols of the underworld represent.. maybe we are freaked by our own demise?

Regardless of what they represent or why we are afraid, schools and entire towns banning clowns for Halloween seems a little big ludicrous..

Target is affected, too..

Target Removes Clown Masks From Stores After Recent Scares »

It is a world a silly. Insane. CLOWN. Can’t wait for November when the clown crisis clears up… Until then it’s cloudy with a Chance of mild hysteria

And along with stores banning them, ENTIRE TOWNS are also saying they can’t appear during Halloween trick or treating. School across America, not just my son’s nestled in the coal region of Pennsylvania, is calling quits on white paint.

It is all silly. It is all ridiculous.. it is all too much.

Let the small town clown nonsense of 2016 just end.

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I read with great interest a ROLLING STONE article about All of these clown sightings taking place throughout the United States, especially the Eastern seaboard states… Great interest because for two reasons:
1) I have been blogging about this clown phenomenon for years now, it occurs every autumn and starts in the late days of August. Just as it did this year.
And
2) Because it mentioned my home state, and towns near me.. Pretty exciting to see the little city of ‘Pottsville,’ the home of Yuengling brewery..

The article reports,

Pennsylvania, too, is rife with creepy clown reports. In Pottsville, there were reports of two people wearing “clown-like clothes,” driving around in a pickup truck scaring teens and children. In Ebensburg, a woman caught a peeping-Tom clown peering through her window. Most recently, York College sent a safety alert out to the campus – a reaction deemed necessary after receiving eight different clown reports since September 24th. More sightings have been reported in Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and, most recently, New York State.

I was at a party this weekend.. The small town clown phenom was the talk of the event! People claiming they saw clowns outside their windows…in parks…in parking lots… Under street lights.
The trouble in.. There is no proof of these clown sightings. And really, this year, with all the hubbub about small town clowns, very few have been proven. It is mostly an urban legend tale of kids on school buses passing along frightful information of clowns with knives..

Speaking of clowns with knives, there was another story of clowns this weekend.. According to reports in Florida, a young girl claims men in clowns masks and a knife scaled the fence of the house and scared her.. No proof of it and no other witnesses as well..

There is a fear deep within out soul of clowns. The makeup and style is similar to that of a dying patient of the plague.. The clown mocks death. There have been countless pop culture references to clowns in horror. The Joker has been one of the most known fictional criminals in all of entertainment history.. And Stephen King’s Pennywise the dancing clown was so frightening that it has had an enduring legacy since the made for TV movie debuted in the early 1990s–so much so that now the film is being remade into a whole new scary clown film!


Clowns abound.
But there’s really no proof they even exist.

That is what the ROLLING STONE article sets to show.. There have been no photographs besides a few … And despite police warnings of crackdowns on clowns, only a few have been apprehended and arrested.

A lot of this is cyclical. I recall last year and the year before, clowns showing up on porches and smashing pumpkins around Halloween. I recall bad clowns in France rioting.. And as the STONE article reports, this clown situation has dated back to at least the Reagan era:

Since the 1980s, clowns have made appearances across the country, usually in the weeks and months leading up to Halloween.
Coleman’s phantom clown theory is rooted in the “primal dread that so many children experience in their presence.” The first notable instance of a creepy clown is when serial killer John Wayne Gacy was captured in 1979. His alter ego Pogo the Clown frequented children’s parties, so his capture drew a connection between a killer and a clown. Three years later came Poltergeist, in which a sinister clown doll lives underneath the bed. Stephen King doubled down and only increased the public’s fear of clowns – his 1987 novel It, featuring Pennywise the clown, was made into a horrifying film in 1990. (People still love to fear clowns – Poltergeist was rebooted last year, and a remake of It is set to arrive next fall.)

 

And with that… The clown crisis will continue. I have no doubts that more will be reported before Samhain… And with each passing day, we will be one day closer to the darkness of winter…when the clown makeup comes off.. And the real scary time of year begins.

Stay peaceful everyone.
Keep the clowns abated.

Clowns abound. Still ..

And getting arrested when found!

New York MAGAZINE is reporting on the pop culture phenom in a latest September 23 run.. Adam Raymond writes,

Reports of creepy clowns first emerged in Greenville, South Carolina, where a red-nosed creepo was reportedly trying to lure kids to a house in the woods by flashing wads of cash. Police looked into the claims and found nothing.

In Alabama, schools across the state ramped up security after reports emerged on social media that clowns were going to attack local high schools with guns. In Ohio, a sheriff’s office is looking for two clowns and advising citizens to contact the department because “we are unsure what their intentions are at this point.” And in Florida, a state where you might think clowns would be among the most normal roadside sightings, police keep getting calls about clowns but are having a hell of time finding them.

Here in coal country, the news is the same..

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Frackville PA.. Pottsville PA .. Ashland PA. Supposedly clowns lurking behind scrubs, scaring people at night..  I am dubbing it the small town clown fad.. There are some new stories reported today that Wilkes Barre PA is also having a burst of clowns..

I have written before that a clown under a street light at midnight holding a balloon could very well be one of the most frightening images one’s mind can endure.. But are these sightings really sightings?

I have come to a conclusion that some of these local sightings are just psychosis..  I don’t think people are seeing nearly as many clowns as they 1) report they are and 2) think they are..

The whole fad is also being driven by the media–a media that decides to use stock images of ghoulish clowns or Pennywise from IT in their news articles..

This past week, the Frackville police here in my local area thought it would be wise to post an image of clowns with a report that they are in the neighborhood.. the story took off like a rocket, to the point where kids on school buses were scaring little kids about deadly clowns behind woods. It is the stuff urban legends are made of.. or even local yokel legends.. Nonetheless, I have it from a good source that some of the local police departments professing word of clown sightings are now regretting their early decisions. Almost annoyed with the number of sightings that are being reported through social media..

Last night, under the Friday night lights of coal region football, the plays on the field were the second topic. Up first: Who is dressing up like clowns and terrorizing a region. I bet that topic was also being discussed around America from coast to coast.. and beyond to the rest of the planet where the phenomenon is popping up.

My prediction stands: We will face a clown deluge from now until Halloween night. When it gets cold, the masks were come off and attention will be turned to the next fad. But until then clowns will abound.

Keep calm, Earth.

The TIMES OF INDIA published an article last week.. I just cannot get the notion out of my mind about the subject matter: A village hit hard by suicides.. Mothers and brothers killing themselves.. people thinking en masse that there is some sort of demonic entity to blame.. others think pesticides. Some argue it’s crop failure.. a few blame alcohol…

It’s all detailed in the TIMES story about the Badi village in the Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh..

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Get this: 381 suicides in just one year..

Sisodiya, the village sarpanch also believes that the cause of deaths is a “demonic presence” in the village, but psychiatrists said that the reason behind high rate of suicide cases is rational causes…

Dr Srikanth Reddy told the suicides are related to depression and schizophrenic episodes among villagers, possibly due to excessive use of pesticides, apart from financial stress..

Khargone is officially one of India’s 250 most impoverished and backward districts and many such areas are extremely superstitious.  Earlier this year a seven-year-old boy in a village in the Indian state of Jharkand was forced to marry a dog because his horoscopes foretold his first wife would die young.

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A very long conversation has developed on Twitter, Facebook, and other ‘social’ media locations across the information superhighway.. What in the world is going on in this selfie!? A man, innocently taking a snap of him and his most likely lover.. both smiling for the cell camera to capture the perfect moment. And in the background, the strange development: We don’t see the back of the woman’s head but instead … her smiling at us in the reflection..

The net has freaked out. As it so often does..

Even the UK EXPRESS (Love this tabloid) posted a full article about the selfie..

A few points to note:
We don’t know who the people are.
The picture is most likely fake.
Photoshop is an amazing thing.
It was April Fool’s Day yesterday.
And … the picture is fake.

If there is more to the story I’d sure love to hear it.

And the creep factor is evident..
But also evident: Photo manipulation.

Fun of course..
Very fun.

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Now .. if it’s not fake and I am wrong? ..
Well then.. I’d never take a selfie again.

 

News of the weird gets weirder.. It seems like everyday a new paranormal story is gracing major organizations’ headlines..

There is a video getting more than 2 million views showing a baby doing superhuman things and being shoved by what looks to be invisible forces..


Some have alleged it’s CGI special edge at.. Others say it may be a real life footage of a demonic entity..

A few feel it’s the brewing of an upcoming horror movie..

Time will tell. But the uploaders coyly claim that no infants were harmed in the making of the video..

You be the judge ..

But I will say this: If the child was being filmed, and permitted to cry uncontrollably, just for some fun on YouTube, it’s a viral video worth ditching. That’s not cool parenting. It’s pretty sick actually.