Thu Feb 21, 2019

Digital Demons Thrive on the Internet


The internet is a magical place. Video tutorials on how to fix household appliances, investment advice, news about politics, cute cat videos, other entertainment, and plenty of interesting and informative discussion. But the internet has a dark side; increasingly buried, increasingly hard to find. Stories, videos, and pictures that will chill you to your very bones. Join Mike and Frank on this episode of Troubled Minds Radio, where we find some of the darker stories on the internet, explain them, present the evidence, and discuss their validity.

On this episode, we talk about Dear David. The story of a man who breaks the rules when communicating with a ghost and becomes haunted as a result. As well, we look at the story of Kenny Veach and the M cave. Kenny Veach is a man who finds a mysterious buzzing cave, lacks the courage to enter, and later goes back – only to disappear forever. In addition, we address the 11B-X-1371 video. A mysterious, symbol laden, insanely creepy video of someone, or something, dressed in a plague doctor costume attempting to communicate a mysterious message.

We also detour to look at the some of the more fictional stories on the internet. And we are amazed that they can have real world consequences. The story of slender man, in particular. The slender man is a fictional supernatural character that originated as a creepypasta meme created by Something Awful forums user Eric Knudsen in 2009. He is depicted as a thin, unnaturally tall humanoid with a featureless head and face and wearing a black suit. Stories of the slender man feature him stalking, abducting or traumatizing people, particularly children. A completely fictional story, yet real enough that two 12 year old girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, lured their friend Payton Leutner into the woods and stabbed her 19 times in an attempt to impress slender man and gain access to his cabin.

The show is available here at your fingertips in what we call ‘light video format’ (accompanying photos and videos) on YouTube and in audio/podcast format on Soundcloud! Don’t forget to like and share to help spread the word. If you’ve documented crazy happenings in your real life and have posted it on the internet, only to receive calls of “fake” or “CGI” or “scam”, please get in touch and explain to us your creepy story. Leave a comment or send in a message to troubledmindsradio@gmail.com and let us know what you think!