Thursday, January 17, 2019

Browsing the "internet" Tag

The reCAPTCHA Was Wrong

Have you ever seen a photo reCAPTCHA? Instead of a checkbox, it’s a low-quality photo split into 16 square sections. It’ll say something like: “SELECT ALL SQUARES WITH STREET SIGNS,” and you have to click every square that contains a street sign. [...]

January 14, 2019 Strange & Unknown

The Hidden Webpage

Sometimes I find it hard to believe that I’ve been an internet user for twenty years now. That’s older than some of my co-workers. It’s over half my life. And still the internet feels like “the new thing.” I used [...]

January 9, 2019 Beings & Entities, Rites & Rituals

When Catfishing Goes Bad

My cousin Patrick was murdered a few months ago. Yeah, Patrick was weird and self-absorbed, but at the end of the day, he was only twenty-four. I didn’t know much about what happened other than what his friend Jamal told [...]

January 2, 2019 Locations & Sites, Murders & Deaths
I Bought a Voodoo Doll on Ebay

I Bought a Voodoo Doll on Ebay

VOODOO DOLL, HIGHLY EFFECTIVE, BRAND NEW! 100% cotton, hand-crafted voodoo doll for all your vengeful needs! NO CRAFTING NECESSARY – just write your target’s name across the chest. No sewing, cutting, or gluing! Warning: Do NOT use this doll to [...]

October 4, 2018 Strange & Unknown
I Found a Laptop Connected to the Deep Web

I Found a Laptop Connected to the Deep Web

    My local internet cafe is not much of a sight to behold. I think that’s what may have contributed to it shutting down for a couple months back in June. The exterior was reminiscent of an abandoned shack [...]

September 30, 2018 Artifacts & Objects, Murders & Deaths, Strange & Unknown
Don't Play The Psychic Knock Game

Don’t Play The Psychic Knock Game

    N̴o̸n̷e̷ ̶o̵f̴ ̷u̴s̷ ̵r̸e̶a̵l̷i̵z̶e̸d̴ ̵w̴h̷a̴t̵ ̶w̷e̸ ̵w̴e̶r̴e̷ ̶g̷e̸t̸t̷i̷n̴g̷ ̷i̵n̸t̵o̶.̶ ̵D̸a̸v̵i̴d̴ ̷i̸s̸ ̸t̵h̵e̶ ̸o̵n̴e̶ ̸w̵h̵o̷ ̴c̶l̵i̵c̸k̴e̶d̶ ̷o̷n̵ ̸t̶h̵e̵ ̶p̴o̶s̷t̴ ̵a̴n̶d̶ ̸d̵e̷c̴i̴d̸e̸d̷ ̴w̵e̸ ̸s̶h̴o̷u̴l̷d̸ ̷p̶l̷a̷y̷.̵ …. It was Thursday night and David’s dad was working. Naturally, at the prospect of [...]

September 16, 2018 Rites & Rituals
The Psychic Knock Game

The Psychic Knock Game

    That idiot Josh started this. He found this Snapchat user named callme_469 (click here for a pic of their snapcode). Rumor had it that the account belonged to a hot girl, so Josh thought he could flirt with [...]

September 15, 2018 Rites & Rituals
We Few Are Many

We Few Are Many

Just the concept alone was enough to draw me in. “An internet underneath the internet. The dark web,” is how my old friend Kyle described it to me. It wouldn’t be until he gave me a list of links that [...]

July 21, 2018 Beings & Entities, Strange & Unknown
I Stole a Laptop

I Stole a Laptop

  UNFRIENDED COMPETITION FINALIST   So… I stole a laptop from an internet cafe. Judge me all you want, but times are tough and that’s hardly the point of what I’m about to tell you anyway. Apparently the owner of [...]

July 17, 2018 Strange & Unknown
They Like To Play Games

They Like To Play Games

  UNFRIENDED COMPETITION FINALIST   9:45 PM   I’d never been inside of one before. An awkward, out-of-place-feeling little room nuzzled between a failing Irish pub and an antiques shop, I’d honestly forgotten these things existed in the vast metro [...]

July 15, 2018 Strange & Unknown