In a follow-up post to 8 Weird Mysteries of the Internet, we find that there are more weird things going on that we realized. Websites and messages come online, and then disappear before anyone can figure out what they really are. Some are still around, but have never been fully explained, like Oct282011.
A website that appeared way back in 2011, Oct282011 had all the markings of a cult recruitment page. There was the fixation on a future date, and the mysterious text. There was talk of ‘mysteries behind the eyelids.’ But when its appointed date came and went, things started to get weird.
The site itself remained active. In curiosity, people began to call the number. What they heard was creepy, to say the least. There would be an unnatural silence followed by a loud beep. Some swore they could hear heavy breathing in the distance. One or two reported awful, muffled voices. At least one person heard something heavy being dragged across the floor.
In a YouTube video one person claimed they called three times, and heard something so disturbing, so disgusting that they can’t even describe what it was. One person who called six times heard a sinister voice whisper “it’s him again.”
Then suddenly, the website went dark. Just as Reddit got involved the whole thing shut down and vanished. You can go see for yourself. All that remains are banner ads, presumably put up by the enterprising new owner. Who was behind the original site, or what those horrible phone messages were, no-one can say.
Read the rest of the mysteries at Urban Ghosts. Did I say the rest? It would just be the rest of this list of eight. No doubt there will be more internet creepiness to come.
PS: Rudolph says the Oct282011 site redirects to malware, so I would NOT recommend looking at it. Just read about it at Urban Ghosts.