5 Creepiest, Unsolved Internet Mysteries


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Hey Thoughty2 Here. The internet is big, really
big, so big that if you tried to count every webpage you’d probably run out of numbers,
or patience. The internet is also weird, really weird, but every once in a while someone finds
something on the internet that just seems a bit too weird, something so creepy and unexplainable
it makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Here’s some of the most bizarre
unsolved mysteries of the internet. 1. A858 is the name of a mysterious sub reddit.
Since 2011 the unknown owner of the sub reddit has been posting thousands of long coded text
messages to the sub reddit almost every day. These strange messages intrigued the Reddit
community so much that a separate sub reddit was setup called Solving_A858, for the sole
purpose of attempting to decode the cryptic messages. The messages appear to written entirely in
hexadecimal, which is a numerical notation system used in computer programs. Thousands
of people have employed a range of advanced code breaking techniques in an attempt to
crack the codes but the messages and the person behind them, still remain a mystery. 2. Cicada 3301 is arguably the most mysterious
of all internet mysteries. It all started on January 5th 2012, when an anonymous 4chan
user posted this peculiar black and white image on the random board, it reads: “Hello. We are looking for highly intelligent
individuals. To find them, we have devised a test. There is a message hidden in this
image. Find it, and it will lead you on the road to finding us. We look forward to meeting
the few that will make it all the way through. Good luck. 3301” Naturally this sent the internet crazy trying
to find the hidden message within image. Until Joel Eriksson, a 34-year-old computer analyst
from Sweden, found the message. He knew it was an example of digital steganography. A
way of hiding encoded messages within the pixels of an image. Eriksson decoded the hidden
message, what he found was a reference to “Tiberius Claudius Caesar” and a string
of meaningless letters. Eriksson worked out it was a cipher system
used by Julius Ceasar in private correspondence. From that he found a new web address which
contained another clue and so the trail continued. Each clue got increasingly complex and more
difficult to solve. Nobody is sure if anyone has solved all the puzzles and got to the
end of the rabbit hole. However a month after the first puzzle was posted, a new message
was posted to the 4chan message board that read “We have now found the individuals
we sought. Thus our month-long journey ends.” Nobody knows who is behind this internet treasure
hunt and what happens to the winners. Some theorise that Cicada 3301 is a recruitment
method for a global spy organisation such as MI6 or the CIA, that are seeking code breakers
with brilliant minds. Others say the Cicada 3301 group is comprised of military officers,
diplomats and world class academics whom are unhappy with the current state of the world
and are seeking out only the most intelligent minds from across the globe to become part
of some new world order. Yet to this day Cicada 3301 remains one of the greatest unsolved
mysteries of the internet. What’s even creepier about Cicada 3301 is
that this isn’t just some guy in his parent’s basement playing a gargantuan practical joke
on the internet. Because the puzzles led the participants offline as well, requiring people
to find posters at specified coordinates all over the globe, including Russia, Japan, France,
South Korea, Poland and the USA. Which must mean that the Cicada 3301 group is a large,
well-funded, global organisation. Each year since Cicada 3301 has posted a new
puzzle on the 5th January and a new game begins. But nobody ever hears from the winners after
they reach the end of the endless maze of mind bending puzzles, we can only assume that
whatever they are up to, they have been sworn to secrecy. 3. Number 3 is the deep web. The websites
you visit every day such as Facebook and Google are only a very small tip of the gigantic
iceberg that is the internet. However 80% of the entire internet is not indexed by any
search engine and can only be accessed by using special applications such as TOR. This
section of the internet is called the deep web and it’s mostly stuff you don’t want
to see. Such as online illicit drug marketplaces, stolen credit card numbers, human trafficking,
weapons and even hit men for hire as well as a bunch of other shady stuff. Nobody knows
exactly what’s contained within the deep web because the majority of it isn’t listed
in any index or search engine, however it’s said that you can buy literally anything on
the deep web. And absolutely any illegal and nefarious thing you can imagine, you can guarantee
will be happening somewhere within the deep web. 4. If you think the deep web sounds mysterious,
you can go even deeper. There’s a hidden level of the internet below the deep web,
so deep that nobody has ever been able to access it, at least that we know of. It’s
called Mariana’s Web, named after the deepest ocean trench on Earth. Mariana’s Web is rumoured to contain a repository
of all of humanity’s best-kept secrets, including the location of Atlantis. It is
basically the internet version of the Vatican secret archives. Some even say that Mariana’s
Web is the home of a super intelligent computer artificial intelligence that has become sentient
and overlooks and also controls the entire internet like some omnipotent internet mother
nature. It is said that to access Mariana’s Web
one must use Polymeric Falcighol Derivation which is a high level maths function that
requires quantum computers to work, and quantum computers do not yet exist. However this level
of the web is only rumoured to exist and is most likely just an internet hoax. 5. Webdriver Torso is the name of an uncanny
YouTube channel. Starting in September 2013, almost every single minute since, 24 hours
a day a new 11 second video has been uploaded to the channel. However, unlike most YouTube
videos, in Webdriver Torso’s videos there’s not a single cat to be seen. Every single
video is a series of random blue and red shapes accompanied by beeping sounds. Some big companies such as the BBC have taken
an interest in this conundrum and put code breakers to work to attempt to figure out
what the Webdriver Torso YouTube channel is all about. Some people think it’s a modern
version of a “numbers station” which were cryptic radio signals used during the Cold
War to send messages to spies. But other think these 11 second video clips are communications
from aliens. But I’m afraid to say that this YouTube
channel is highly unlikely to be anything malicious. In June 2014 it was discovered
to be a nothing more than a test account maintained by Google themselves, after Engadget emailed
Google about the channel and they replied with this: “We’re never gonna give you uploading that’s
slow or loses video quality, and we’re never gonna let you down by playing YouTube in poor
video quality. That’s why we’re always running tests like Webdriver Torso.” However some skeptics still believe this is
just a cover up by Google and that Webdriver Torso may still have some alternative motive.

100 Replies to “5 Creepiest, Unsolved Internet Mysteries”

  1. Biggest Gay says:

    It bothers me when it goes to a picture and back to his face.

  2. Nevada Mello says:

    #2 Moriarty…….?

  3. SDSS J140821.67 says:

    8:40 Google just rick rolled the crap out of Engadget.

  4. Steve C says:


  5. A Jar Of Copper Salts says:

    You're confusing the deep web and the dark web.

  6. Fin Payne says:

    Run out of numbers? That's not how math works bro

  7. Heisenborg says:

    Save muestocaps

  8. A Human Being says:

    home depot, more saving, more doing

  9. Voethia says:

    REALLY weird

  10. Remorse says:

    lol thotty'

  11. Geo Pol says:

    The deep web: We don't know exactly what is there but its about 4 times as much as the regular internet

  12. Blue Carbon says:

    It’s always aliens, even when it isn’t.

  13. M Rajata says:

    Is that sorrow tv in the thumbnail.

  14. Luka Novakovic says:

    Malcolm jeee

  15. Voethia says:

    This video was imformative, REALLY informative

  16. busessuck1 says:


  17. Will Dwyer says:

    This kid speaks English like he's got a mouth full of marbles.

  18. The says:

    Regarding the deep web, you're conflating it with the dark web which is only a section of the deep web. The deep web is the majority of the web because it's filled with boring, mundane shit like your emails, or your bank account, or your netflix account.

  19. mohamed amajoud says:

    The mystery of cicada 3301 has already been solved

  20. Werryboi says:

    When you say "Thoughty2 here" my brain translates into " 42 here"

  21. K. RASTI says:

    man tou were young XD

  22. Andres Borges says:

    Unfortunately, all I've learned from this video is that Thoughty2 is not very bright at all…. 🙁

  23. KaosKrusher says:

    Google just rickrolled everyone with the webdriver torso channel ^ç^
    "we're never gonna give you up loading that's …"

  24. Dylan Eggleston says:

    Number 5 sounds a bit like rick ashley

  25. Carl L.D. says:

    7:00 quantum computers are not the only way to compute that kind of task, a 100% optical processor can be made with only a 3D printer and 3THz seem enough!

  26. Ihdc1 says:

    If no one can access Mariana's Web, how was the information put there? It's a myth.

  27. What The? says:

    Old School Thoughty2 😍😍😍

  28. Ollie _13 says:

    You are completely wrong about the deep web by the way. The deep web is just anything on the internet that isn't openly accessible. This can be anything like Netflix (it requires a password). The illegal area of the internet with dark stuff on is the dark web (only a very small percentage of the internet). Most of the deep web is not illegal at all.
    The Mariana's web info is correct though

  29. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    7:00 "…which is a high level maths function"

    shows the quadratic formula

  30. Smarty Boy says:

    7:45–7:49 is that beeping Big Ben?

  31. Craig Stevens says:

    Hey! Faughty two heah…

  32. Kaiser Myers says:

    My hair looks like Eager Alen Poe

  33. Ya Boi Diglett says:

    Lol dumb idiot, go to 4chan

  34. Simon Berger says:

    8:40 google trolls hard af. never gonna give you up never gonna let you down

  35. ZK3T says:

    Cicada 3301 aint creepy

  36. JDBriceProductions says:

    Why did Google's response to Webdriver Torso sound like a Rick Roll?

  37. thomas barlow says:

    I wish this guy would just admit he's saying 42

  38. Grains says:

    From the eyes of 2019 this is so cringy :)))

  39. Almas Zaveria says:

    You look like sam currran ,but i love your vedio

  40. Moses T. says:

    Hit men for hire on the deep web us a myth. They just take your money.

  41. Dillon Sager says:

    If you know nothing about the DARK web, plz dont put it in your videos. The deep web is Facebook and anything you click on that takes you deeper than a browser. The DARK web is an onion browser.

  42. SuperBoomshack says:

    I miss the year Two Fousand

  43. Sean Okeke says:

    Cicada is dedsec watchdogs anyone???

  44. TheBatimDude says:

    Don’t people think 3301 is the Illuminati

  45. TheBatimDude says:

    The deep web? Really the deep web isn’t wierd ohhh this is a creepy video the deep web isn’t creepy except for the red rooms if they are real

  46. Ever Hernandez says:

    thank you for making this great video

  47. Usama Khan says:

    Unsolved mystery! Isn't mystery own its own implies that it is unsolved.?

  48. 5astelija says:

    Deep web = your email, for example. Nothing spectacular

  49. ANGEL PEREZ says:

    "thanks for the view" that's the first time I've heard someone say that as part of there outro lmfao

  50. curt says:

    Oh poor Harold, being turned into meme. Now he wears a mask in the thumbnail.

  51. uncle kodoku says:

    6:44 sentinent, huh? nifty reading

  52. mastermanio2 says:

    "So creepy, it can make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up"
    hairs on back of neck stand up
    what the fuck brain calm down we're not even to the scary bits

  53. Baruch Hashem says:

    Douglas Adams used 42 because it takes an object 42 minutes to fall through a planet like Earth (regardless of inclination).

  54. Cobalt Blues says:

    Drink more ovaltine

  55. Flannery Red says:

    It is pronounced, SENT-TEE-ENT.

  56. Crazy Greek Mathematician says:

    Number 3, you confused Deep Web with Dark Web.

  57. Surebrec says:

    the greatest unsolved internet mystery is those two front teeth.

  58. Zombiephobe says:

    "We're never going to give…" and "we are never going to let…" Sounds like a rick roll. Haahahahahaha

  59. SkyHooler says:

    He looks so young

  60. john turtle says:

    "quantum computers, which do not yet exist" D-wave: Am I a joke to you?

  61. Anonymous User says:

    The image of the Cicada itself is a map of the world.

  62. Sedrap says:

    2019: cicada was an security organization made by teenagers that wanted to stop governments from spying on us. ended up failing

  63. SomeDawidGuy says:

    Webdriver Torso is definitely Google testing audio quality on YouTube.
    Now no one cares about it

  64. Ultron-5 says:

    Webdriver torso > Thoughty2

  65. David van Welzen says:

    You're speaking of the dark web, which is part of the deep web, but only a tiny bit of it. Thinking 80% of the whole internet is some illegal operation is ridiculous.

  66. Joel Johnson says:

    8:37 does that sound a lil like rick roll

  67. Muckan says:

    It's AI doing tests

  68. Andy Chen-Yu Low says:

    8:40 never gonna give you (up) 8:45 never gonna let you down


  69. Unknown Clan says:

    Lol he said BBC

  70. DSXmachine says:

    I decoded the final message. It said, "Be sure to drink your Ovaltine."

  71. Rosolino Lo Sciuto says:

    Non e' affatto regolare portare la maschera sui socialnetwork e' libera informazione

  72. Antony Canova says:

    Here's a thought: the "winners" of the Cicada 3301 test get put to death because they are a threat to the existing order. Don't play.

  73. Eric Schimmer says:

    You do your make up yourself thoughty? I always understand Shorty hence the 2. Math wont make you bigger so find Peace with yourself. Only a woman can judge your looks. "Sub for more Shorty 2!" You did it again!!!!

  74. John Zantey says:

    Webdriver torso looks like the esoteric language of either Grid or Piet or possibly Clunk. Possibly not either!!!

  75. Reza Mahawat Khan says:

    I bet you can't buy Queen Elizabeth's tits on the deep net.

  76. kaz kk says:

    How can they not track a redit post . It's interesting though

  77. Interracial Suspect says:

    I didnt realize until now that he looks off screen a lot for what I assume is a script. Legit looks like autism

  78. James says:

    What he described was dark net. Facebook is deep web.

  79. Jacob Can says:

    I don't want to see it face mate really

  80. KXKZ says:

    7:45 I lowkey wanna add a beat to this

  81. Saxon Man says:

    Looks much better without his 2019 tash 🙂

    And it does sounds like he was saying 'Forty Two' back in 2014

  82. smexii says:

    You look & sound like Paul Joseph Watson's little brother.

  83. Alex Watson says:

    The mystery is that the most mysterious internet mystery is No 2.

  84. Kingkou Afrika says:

    boy this world is scary

  85. Darin VanDeusen says:

    welp now quantum computers exist

  86. ricky v says:

    Good set of mysteries there. I am not surprised by some of them. Thank you.

  87. Osiris Geb Nut says:

    Yeah Wind Driver Turso already solved

  88. Ben Siener says:

    Webserver torso reminds me of hearing tests i had as a child with 2 to 3 ear infections a year.

  89. james musisca says:

    had to get to aliens of course

  90. Tico Punker says:

    If there are people who can figure out Cicada 3301, how is it nobody has been able to decode the Son Of Sam messages?

  91. Silver Wing says:


  92. GoodClout FN says:

    3:11 this is the matrix in real life

  93. Cringey Kersten says:

    Bruv the second one was obviously from the frikin mib havent u seen mib international? o wait heheheheh i am from the future

  94. Satya yet dynamic and a cjgigojpdtsl Star says:


  95. Vedran K says:

    Is this Malcom in the middle

  96. J Knight says:

    I think that there’s a lot of similarities between cicada 3301 and Q.. The most striking similarity being that both mysterious entities believe that information should be free to the public.

  97. antonio velazquez says:

    #2- cicada 3301
    #3- Deep Web
    #4- Mariana's Web
    #5- Webdricer Torso

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