Earlier this week, we reported on an endlessly creepy puzzle video that was confounding and unsettling everyone who watched it. In the days since, the story has grown far stranger—but the identity of the person responsible for the threatening messages remains as clouded as ever.
The video, which spread quickly across YouTube and was allegedly discovered on a DVD on a park bench in Spain, contains a seemingly endless number of puzzles, both obvious and obscure. Numerous interested parties have been working to unearth the mysteries held within, and several bits of new information have emerged.
Perhaps most disturbing revelation of all is that the Morse code puzzle, which was translated into “RED LIPSLIKE TENTH,” has been discovered to be an anagram of “KILL THE PRESIDENT.” This, coupled with the previously discovered hidden GPS coordinates of the White House, paints a vivid threat.
The disturbing video clip hid images in its audio track that could only be decoded with advanced software. The photos, which included a woman being strangled, a disemboweled body, and other graphic scenes, have been traced to various sources on the Internet.
One of the embedded photos is from a horror movie called The Bunny Game, another is from a German film called Slasher, and a third is an actual crime-scene photo showing a victim of Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler. While all of the photos are disturbing, none of them originated with the video itself. This should offer a bit of relief to those theorizing that the clip came from a serial killer showcasing his crimes.
As for the source of the video, one seemingly promising lead comes from a cached version of a now-defunct website. The blog for Triton TV, a University of California, San Diego film group, showed a screencap of the disturbing video along with a title and description written entirely in binary code. The Daily Dot reached out to Triton TV only to discover that the blog in question had been hacked just weeks prior. Whoever brought down the site chose to upload whatever creepy YouTube videos they could find, seemingly at random, in an effort to troll people.