Exclusive photos of the room where that disturbing video puzzle was created

Our first confirmed look inside the room where the disturbing video was shot.

Feb 29, 2020, 5:23 pm*

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Mike Wehner 

Mike Wehner

Following our previous reports on the creepy video puzzle that is driving Internet sleuths mad, the Daily Dot has obtained some exclusive photographs of the room now confirmed to be the location where the video was shot. 

The video, which depicts a hooded figured in a plague-era doctor’s mask, is filled with puzzles. Decoding the contents has revealed satanic dialogue along with threats, including an anagram of “KILL THE PRESIDENT.”

The photographs were sent to us by Twitter user @Exen, who resides in Poland and has been actively investigating the video along with hundreds of interested parties on Reddit

The location at which the video was shot was suspected to be the Zofiówka Sanatorium, an abandoned mental health facility in Otwock, Poland, and these new photographs confirm that theory. 

The view just outside the room where the video was shot.

The view just outside the room where the video was shot.

@Exen/Twitter

Inside the doorway, the far pillar displays the most significant markings left by the puzzle creators.

Inside the doorway, the far pillar displays the most significant markings left by the puzzle creators.

@Exen/Twitter

The pillar with the puzzle clues still visible.

The pillar with the puzzle clues still visible.

@Exen/Twitter

A close-up of the most significant piece of graffiti, thought to be a key to decoding a pigpen cipher embedded on the video itself.

A close-up of the most significant piece of graffiti, thought to be a key to decoding a pigpen cipher embedded on the video itself.

@Exen/Twitter

Despite many of the video’s cryptic puzzles already having been solved, any clues as to who created the video or why remain elusive. Exen told the Daily Dot that there were several other individuals at the location when these new photographs were taken, but as the abandoned building is a well-known spot for thrill-seekers, that isn’t particularly unusual. 

Aside from the graffiti, nothing at the location appeared to be a clue. The decrepit building is quite literally falling apart, so it’s difficult to determine if anything of significance remains uncovered at the site, but the visit yielded little in the way of concrete evidence. 

Exen noted that all additional photos of the visit will be posted via his Twitter account to help puzzle solvers reach a conclusion. 

Screencap via AETBX/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 22, 2015, 12:55 pm