Top 15 Mysteries Solved By YouTubers

August 16, 2019 0 By William Hollis

15. The Knife Throw: Every so often, a video
will appear on YouTube that will blow people’s minds. In September 2013, a video appeared
on YouTube showing a woman using ping pong paddles to block knives being thrown at her
by a man, who was using a paddle to launch the knives at her. Then, a man comes out with
a pineapple, and the first man tosses a knife to cut it in half. The finale has a ping pong
ball launched and caught in the woman’s mouth. Immediately, people were calling fake, claiming
camera and editing tricks. Captain Disillusion is a YouTuber who aims to debunk theories
and YouTube videos depicting such impossible talents. He took on the video, and using knowledge
of editing and other methods, was able to conclude the video was a fabrication. He explained
how the knives were already in the paddles, and simply airbrushed out. The knives being
launched were dropped off screen, with an image of the knife used to make it appear
it is flying. As for the pineapple, the Captain was able to detect a string that pulled the
top half off and back. Finally, the ball was already in the woman’s mouth, and she quickly
brought it to the front of her mouth before the ending. 14. Username 6 6 6 Debunked: This legend is
about a disturbing and cryptic YouTube channel brought to the attention of YouTube staff,
who decided to investigate. The worker tasked with finding the channel discovered it had
been suspended, but after refreshing the page several times, he was brought to a page straight
out of a Clive Barker novel. The background resembled muscular flesh, and all text read
6 6 6. The videos he clicked on were horrifying. He tried to escape the page, but nothing worked
and he was forced to remain on the page, not even able to turn off his computer. Eventually,
the woman’s hand shot out of the video and his computer crashed. He wrote an extensive
post on the web warning people to never search for Username 6 6 6, as it could pose serious
hazards. Popularity of the story spread, and there were people searching for the channel,
but to no avail. Channel ScareTheatre posted an analysis of the story and alleged video
accompanying it, and declared both to be fakes. His first question was why the staff member
refreshed the page in the first place without any reason to do so. ScareTheatre also typed
in the url for the page and refreshed up to 20 times without any result. He also checked
the Wayback Machine for Username 6 6 6, and then just the number and found both times
the channel was suspended for violating terms of use. As for the video, it is simply based
on the creepypasta as the story matched the style of the other strange videos. 13. The Cincinnati U F O: As long as strange
things are seen in the sky, people will continue to believe in U F Os. On September 28, 2012,
several residents of Cincinnati were excited to see what they believed to be up to three
U F Os moving across the night sky. A YouTuber posted video of the lights, and the comment
section ignited with debate. Many people were excited at the possibility this was proof
of U F Os, while an equal number countered there was a different explanation. Eventually,
commenters were able to determine where exactly the lights were above, which was a Wal-Mart. That’s when fellow YouTuber Geekchiic stated
the lights were actually skydivers performing a pyrotechnic stunt. This YouTuber is a member
of Start Skydive, which is known to conduct pyrotechnic skydives for entertainment purposes.
Days later, fellow member John Hart confirmed the U F Os was actually Start Skydive, joking
“It’s not the first time we have been U F Os. Despite this, several people have dismissed
the explanation, with one person saying “only a fool would believe that.” However, one
of those who accepts it was skydivers is the uploader himself, stating their details fit
wit the time, location and day. 12. The Mandela Effect: A true psychological
phenomenon, the Mandela Effect is a memory believed by many people which is proven to
be false. The greatest example of this is when people en mass discovered the beloved
Berenstein Bears was not called the Berenstein Bears. It had actually been called the Berenstain
Bears, with an a instead of an e. This sparked ideas of alternate dimensions and breaks between
these dimensions. While fun to think about, these claims are unfounded and instead attributed
to the Mandela Effect. However, there are some other examples of the Mandela Effect
that have been proven to be true memories. Chris discussed this in a video where he took
a look at the Mandela Effect, provided examples, and discussed instances where some examples
are actually not part of the Mandela Effect. One he looked at and debunked involved the
Queen song We Are the Champions. Some people were certain the song ended with Freddy Mercury
singing “Of the World,” but in the commercial release of the song, it simply ends after
the band sings “Cuz We Are the Champions.” This was associated as being part of the Mandela
Effect, but Chris found a version of the song which explains everything. An extended version
of the song does end with “Of the World,” thus removing the example from the list. While
he doesn’t completely debunk the Mandela Effect, Chris is only acting to remove those that
have reason behind those beliefs. So tell us, to you, was it Berenstein, or Berenstain? 11. The Istanbul Rocketman: Various historical
art has allegedly depicted UFOs and even aliens. This was exactly what people believed was
shown in a statue found in Turkey. Nicknamed the Istanbul Rocketman, the small object resembled
a triangular cone ship complete with rockets and a weathered down man in a cockpit. Enthusiasts
added this object to proof of ancient alien visitors, with the statue an ancient Turkish
depiction of one particular entity. Skeptics either dismissed it as a fake or misidentified.
The theories circled the internet until one YouTuber came up with a very convincing explanation.
Known as UFO Proof, he analyzed the photos of the Rocketman, and compared them with other
statues found in the surrounding area. On Mount Nemrut in Southeastern Turkey, several
ancient statues depicting Ancient Greek gods and legends. When he rotated the photo of
the rocket man by 90 degrees, he discovered it had a remarkable resemblance to these statues.
Both had cone shaped tops, a headband on the cone, and were too similar to be a coincidence.
In the end, UFO Proof concluded the Istanbul Rocketman was nothing more than a smaller
version of these other statue heads, not an ancient alien. This explanation is more convincing
even compared with the forgery claims, since the Rocketman was found near Mount Nemrut. 10. Cicada 3301: Of all the mysteries on the
internet, nothing comes nearly as close to being as cryptic as Cicada 3301. First appearing
on January 4, 2012, Cicada posted a series of puzzles which required people to use knowledge
of cypher codes and accessing source codes to complete the series. There are also phone
numbers to call, places to locate, and literary references to use. What is most bizarre about
the story is despite them being solve, nobody knows what Cicada is, and not many people
who have managed to solve all the clues have come forward. Cicada claims to be recruiting
the smartest of people, leading to speculation it is a front for some sort of intelligence
agency. To this day, the organization remains anonymous, but recently a YouTuber posted
a detailed walkthrough of how to solve the clues. He explains all the different cyphers,
where to find the clues, and what they all mean in relation to reaching the next clue.
His 15 minute video shows how complex the puzzles are, but also helps fuel curiosity
for more people to go out and attempt to solve the annual puzzles for themselves. While it
does not completely solve the mystery of Cicada 3301, it is a first step in people getting
close to what the truth is. Most likely, the motivations are harmless, possibly even being
just for fun, but as long as Cicada 3301 remains unsolved, people will be flocking to the internet
to get the answers they seek. 9. The Time Travelling Hipster: This photo
was taken in 1941 at the reopening of the South Fork Bridge in British Columbia, Canada,
and was first displayed in the Barlorne-Pioneer Museum. According to believers, the hair style
is wrong, the sweater and shirt, and even the sunglasses were impossible to make at
the time, and he is seen holding a digital camera. Even those who didn’t think the camera
was digital pointed out handheld cameras were not available in 1941. People debated the
authenticity of the claims for months, but YouTuber zootman525 has a perfectly reasonable
explanation. In his video, he explains how all the clothing and even the camera were
completely ordinary for the time. First, the camera actually appears to be an ordinary
handheld camera from the time period, with Kodiak producing handheld cameras for personal
use. His sweater appears to be a wool sweater hand knitted. As for the shirt, it is actually
a sewn on patch for the Montreal hockey team logo at the time, instead of the perceived
interwoven wools. The sunglasses were also a popular commodity for the 1940s, and had
visors on the side to prevent sunlight from getting in that way. These had been available
as far back as the 1920s. 8. The Earth is NOT Flat: For most of you,
the title is self explanatory. We are aware the Earth is a sphere, and someone can travel
around it without coming to an impassable wall or falling straight over the edge. Recently,
there has been an emergence of people who are convinced the Earth is flat. The largest
organization expressing this belief is The Flat Earth Society. Even when shown photos
of the Earth from space depicting the Earth as a sphere, Flat Earthers claim the photos
are edited, or that it is an optical illusion making the Earth appear spherical. Many YouTuber’s
have posted videos debunking the Flat Earth theory, including Cosmic Skeptic who debunked
ten within a single 16 minute video. Examples include: despite NASA admitting Earth from
Space photos are photoshopped, this doesn’t mean they have been altered to look spherical,
but to touch up the colours instead. The reason we never see the Earth’s curve with our own
eyes is due to how vast the Earth’s surface actually is, and our eyes can’t see that far
a distance. Light rays appear diverged to our eyes due to the perspective we are viewing
them, and the list goes on. Cosmic Skeptic gives a full detailed, logical, and respectful
explanation, not condescending Flat Earthers, but instead moving to educate them on information
they are simply mistaken about. 7. View 301 Mystery: There is a good chance
anyone has seen on a YouTube video the view counter paused at 301. Then, suddenly, the
next day it’ll jump to a much higher number. For some time, it became a mild point of conversation
for people, who wondered why it stopped at such a random number. While not a mystery
engulfed in conspiracy, many curious people worked to determine why the view count stopped
at 301. At the forefront of the investigation was Brady Haran, better known as Numberphile.
After a short search, he was able to contact the product manager of YouTube, Ted Hamilton,
and come up with an answer. The views stop at 301 as the subsequent views are sent directly
to the central server in order to be verified the views are genuine and not the result of
bots. This is in order to separate real views from false ones. By verifying the number of
genuine views, YouTube can better determine a video’s and channel’s popularity. But, why
301? The number was randomly chosen as the view threshold before the count is temporarily
cut off for verification. The algorithm in the code places the limit at less than or
equal to 300, therefore one extra view can get in before the count is cut off. It is
an interesting insight into YouTube’s process and how it manages its views. 6. The Impossible Nail: Optical illusions
never cease to amaze people. A photo on Reddit baffled viewers for days when someone named
britthunk posted their creation, a nail driven through two columns of wood despite one column
blocking the head. Britthunk insisted the creation was real, and there was no use of
photo manipulation, only wood trickery. For months, the comment box was flooded with all
sorts of different theories, but the poster remained silent as to which were true and
which were false. It wasn’t until November 2009 when a YouTuber named Steve Ramsey uploaded
a step by step process of how to replicate the results. The process is simple, and only
requires wood, a nail, a drill and some boiled water. Ramsey demonstrated that by sitting
one side of the wood in boiling water for a few minutes, one can use a vice to squish
the wood column down over a course of two days. After, he easily drilled a hole through
the two centre columns and fit a nail inside. Finally, he placed the shrunken column back
into boiling water which restored it to its original shape. He then sanded the sides to
hide any signs of strain to the wood, thus replicating the impossible nail. Finally,
people had their answer of how to create such an optical illusion. 5. Jigsaw’s Master Plan: After the passing
of John Kramer at the end of the third film, who was the man behind Jigsaw, people wondered
how the franchise would continue without its titular character. While it was revealed Saw
had protogés who continued his work, people continued to wonder how all of the films tied
in together, other than Jigsaw’s presence in the films. This is a question YouTuber
Toberoon believed he had the answer for. In 2009, two years before the franchise’s self-described
finale, this YouTuber uploaded a video detailing his theory. He believed despite what Doctor Gordon suffered
at the end of Saw, in which he took off his leg to escape his shackles, Gordon was still
alive and Kramer had taken him as an apprentice. He noted the various instances in which a
trap required time beforehand in order to hide keys or other objects inside people that
were essential to solving the trap’s puzzle. He also analyzed a video in the second film
where an individual is shown placing a key into an eye. He noticed the man in the video
was limping, which would be the case for Gordon. He also explained how Kramer had no experience,
but was an engineer who worked with machines. The films also made several references to
Gordon, making sure the audience remembered the name. All of Toberoon’s theories were
revealed true with the release of Saw 3D, where its twist revealed Gordon to be alive,
ready to continue the Jigsaw legacy properly. With all the movie theories spreading of people’s
favourite films all over the internet, there is a guarantee one or more are to be proven
true. 4. The Simpsons Predicts the Future: Going
strong since 1989, The Simpsons has become a television classic. Many devoted fans have
noticed strange coincidences during the show’s run, which has led to speculation the show’s
creators have insider knowledge of future events. A famous example happens during the
episode The City of New York vs. Homer Simpsons. Before the Simpsons venture to New York, Lisa
holds up a magazine advertising $9 bus fares to the city. The background shows the New
York skyline, and the Twin Towers hover closely behind the 9, making it resemble 9-11. The
rest of the episode features the World Trade Centers heavily, making people wonder if the
Simpsons staff knew something. However, Alltime Conspiracies has found a different explanation.
During their research, they found the writers said it was just a major series of coincidences.
The $9 was used because it seemed to be a ridiculously cheap bus fare to New York, and
the towers were in the skyline because of how iconic they were. With Donald Trumps presidency,
people have also noted the Simpsons made a joke where, in the future, Lisa becomes president
and is forced to deal with the chaos left behind by former president Donald Trump. 16
years after the episode aired, Trump won the presidential election. Alltime Conspiracies
found another quote from the Simpsons staff, stating they chose Trump as the president
in the episode as it seemed to be the most ludicrous choice and they never imagined it
would actually happen. With a show running that long, there are bound to be accurate
predictions made when that wasn’t the intention. Who knows what other future events the Simpsons
has predicted recently, only time will tell. 3. 11B-X-1371: Sometimes the truth is stranger
than fiction. 11B-X-1371 is a bizarre video sent to in early 2015, which
depicts a masked figure facing the camera as bizarre sounds and imagery appear around
him. Several cyphers also flash across the screen before the video ends. Five months
earlier, a YouTuber named AETBX posted the video to his account and was suprised to suddenly
find the video had garnered major attention. He, too, claims he had been anonymously sent
the video, and later people found the video was posted even earlier to a paranormal board
on 4chan. To this day, there are no definitive answers, only theories. Some are as tame as
it being a strange, experimental art film, to more dramatic theories of this foretelling
an impending attack. Analysis of the audio has shown some horrific results, with the
sentence You Are Already Dead spelt out in the noise, and even the face of a screaming
woman. This further fueled speculations of someone leaving clues behind. One of those
who analyzed the footage was ReignBot, known for her videos discussing topics of similar
nature to 11B. During her research, she was able to debunk most of the theories. When
looking at the scary images in the audio, she discovered the images were still frames
from low budget horror films, although the final image is real. She also rules out a
conspiracy plot since these groups don’t usually give such cryptic warnings beforehand. She
also rules out art film and PR stunt, as the video is too cryptic and filled with too much
detail for either. In her conclusion, she believes the video is a work of either Johny
from, AETBX, another poster named Parker Wright, or a collaboration of all three,
for reasons unknown. 2. The Chaplin Time Traveller: Near the beginning
of the decade, people began finding images and footage of people holding what appeared
to be technology too advanced for the time period the photo was taken. A famous example
was the belief a person holding a cell phone is seen in a frame of the Chaplin film The
Circus. A woman is seen walking by, holding an object up to her ear and apparently speaking
into it. People flocked to the internet to suggest she was speaking on a cell phone and
she was in fact a time traveller. However, there were many skeptics, but little could
explain the device at her ear. YouTuber John’s Wacky World had a very simple explanation
though. He explains the device the woman is holding is actually a hearing aid from 1925,
which was much more bulky than today’s counterparts. Photos of the device reveal the aid is about
the size of a cell phone, and the operator would place against their ear. The same day John uploaded his video, another
YouTuber named ExplainDotExe offered the explanation the woman is simply holding her hair. His
reasoning is the unreliability of the original claimant and the mind is tricked into seeing
an object in her hand by the title of the video. Before we get to number 1, my name is Chills
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solved by anyone, even those who weren’t seeking to to solve them. In March 2016, 36 year old
Jason Stevens went missing, last seen leaving his job in Los Angeles. Family, Police and
locals banded together to find Jason, but to no avail. Almost a year later, YouTuber
Matthew Bilodeau embarked on a project to interview random homeless people he encountered
on the street. One individual he spoke to caught his interest, who spoke of his dream
of getting certified to work on luxurious cars. Grabbing lunch, the man shared his difficulties
being homeless, and shared his designs he made for new engines. Matthew was intrigued
by the man’s openness, but the true amazing part of the story began when he started editing
the footage. Through some minor detective work, Matthew managed to conclude the man
who spoke to was Jason. He contacted Jason’ former boss, who said Jason was a great and
talented worker, which caused surprise when he suddenly stopped showing up for his shifts.
Feeling a big chance to help out Jason’ family and friends, Matthew tracked him down again
and was able to confirm it was in fact Jason he was talking to. He explained he up and
left unexpectedly after an incident at work left him with a broken hand, leaving him able
only to conduct tests on a computer. Not being where he wanted to be, Jason decided to leave
for California on a whim to try and further his career.