Many times over the years, I have indicated that there seems to be attempts through psychological warfare and other means to plant images firmly in our consciousness. The idea of mind control through the use of electronics and visuals may or may not convince you that no matter what you do, your brain is like a magnet and it has to filter and file every single bit of information it receives.
The human brain is a complicated, creative information-processing system. It is a magnificent piece of organic machinery – we rely on it to make simple decisions, we use it to process entertainment and information. We abuse it with drugs and alcohol, and it is there to warn us of danger and possible impending death.
Information processing starts with input from the sensory organs, which transform physical stimuli such as touch, heat, sound waves, or photons of light into electrochemical signals.
The sensory information is repeatedly transformed by the algorithms of the brain in both bottom-up and top-down processing. For example, when looking at a picture of a black box on a white background, bottom-up processing puts together very simple information such as color, orientation, and where the borders of the object are – where the color changes significantly over a short space – to decide that you are seeing a box.
Top-down processing uses the decisions made at some steps of the bottom-up process to speed up your recognition of the box. Top-down processing in this example might help you identify the object as a black box rather than a box-shaped hole in the white background.
Once information is processed to a degree, an attention filter decides how important the signal is and which cognitive processes it should be made available to. For example, although your brain processes every blade of grass when you look down at the ground, a healthy attention filter prevents you from noticing them individually.
In contrast, you might pick out your name, even when spoken in a noisy room. There are many stages of processing, and the results of processing are modulated by attention repeatedly.
There is also recall, from storage of images and experiences, the brain tries to reconstruct moments from the past recall is triggered by a retrieval cue, an environmental stimulus that prompts the brain to retrieve the memory. Evidence shows that the better the retrieval cue, the higher the chance of recalling the memory.
Most of the time we are called upon quick memory recall in conversation. Talking about the game from the night before, the new song on the radio, or some important phone number or appointment – recall is crucial in order to function.
We spend about 65,000 of our 100,000 waking hours involved in solitary activities and in direct informal relationships with family and friends, activities that play a major role in the development and maintenance of important personal memories.
We spend about 35,000 of our waking hours with our larger culture in formal and informal metaphoric-symbolic activities—about 12,000 hours in school and about twice that much with various forms of mass media, TV, computers, films, music, sports, nonschool print media, churches, museums.
Mass media, competes with book learning and in some cases religious worship. These things play major roles in the development and maintenance of important cultural memories.
So on an average developmental day between the ages of one and 18, a young person sleeps eight hours and spends 10 waking hours with self, family, and friends, four hours with mass media—and only two hours in school. Our society has incredible expectations for those two hours!
Young people tend to spend much time and energy on such electronic media as video games, TV, and computers—at the expense of non-electronic media and socialization although new forms of socialization are evolving around watching TV and playing video games.
The attention demands of electronic media range from rapt (video games) to passive (much TV), but this is the first generation to directly interact with and alter the content on the screen and the conversation on the radio.
There is now the added Twitter messaging, text, Facebook, and You Tube exposures that have now made your teenager a “screenager.”
When trying to analyze media and how it affects us, there are many different paths that we can go down to not only analyze but expose subliminals, hidden allegory, predictive programming and subtext. To the general consensus a “cigar is just a cigar”, “a movie is just a movie” or ““television show is just a television show.”
To tell the observer there may be different meaning or a hidden meaning to media presentations is a very tricky endeavor because average people do not want to think on a deeper level about what they choose to watch or listen to.
However, it is argued that the effect on the human brain on a deeper level is actually recorded whether the observer wants it in their heads or not.
This is something that we should take into account when we are participating in social media exercises that put a kink in our cognitive performance and well-being.
The reason this is important is because I want to discuss something that I believe is happening online and that is multimedia terrorism. I know this may be a terrifying thought for those who participate in social media and view videos or even instagram pictures. However, I think there are people out there that poison the well and have developed dangerous, harmful, maybe even cursed materials online that may create cognitive interference and may induce horrific thoughts or even mental images that we only experience during nightmares.
In the horror film, “The Ring” Samara Morgan is a vengeful ghost that somehow found a way to attach her evil spirit to a video. The video is eventually found by four teenagers who visited a place called the Shelter Mountain Inn.
In an attempt to record a football game, they instead watched the video and then the phone rang. The voice on the other end informed them that since they viewed the video they would die seven days afterwards. The four eventually died a week later.
Later it was discovered that in order to avoid dying anyone who views the tape has to make a copy and give it to someone else.
That of course, is the plot to a successful horror film.
It seems this horrifying fiction has somehow left the screen and has now appeared online with a ghastly video that is known only as 11B-X-1371. The story is that an eerie video was sent to a tech writer who calls himself GadgetZZ. The DVD was postmarked from Poland. There was some strange message code that was written with a Sharpie pen on the surface of the disc.
Upon playing the CD on his computer, a strange video appeared featuring a black cloaked figure in what appears to be an old Venetian doctor’s mask. These masks were used during the Black Plague. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were designed to protect them from putrid air.
The nose of the mask was half a foot long, shaped like a beak, filled with perfume with only two holes, one on each side near the nostrils.
The shock value of someone in attire like this –in a modern video is disconcerting. The soundtrack of the video is a strange binaural sound that when played apparently affects people in different ways.
On an online blog where the video is being displayed, there have been numerous posts about the stirring of feelings when the sound is heard. Some people claim they feel anxious, some say they feel dread, others claim that they see bleak visions of future events.
The grating sound of the video also has subliminal underneath that are barely audible. When we first heard the sound, we could barely extract from the video subliminal voices that are apparently at the 35-40 Hz & 70-90hz range.
There are a series of beeps and data that tech savvy geeks have put into a spectrogram imager.
Using spectrograms and analyzing the sound frequencies, imagery and subtle patterns within the video, those who frequent the Reddit website quickly put together a puzzle that when viewed looks like the work of a serial killer.
Buried images in the data show various pictures of women being tortured and the words, “you are already dead” and “we are the antivirus.”
One of the photos is of Boston Strangler victim Mary Sullivan.
In the video, the cloaked and hooded plague figure raises its arms and a quick message is shown in the window.
They have been determined to be coordinates to The White House, W Executive Ave NW, Washington, DC 20502.
Another cipher code appears as an anagram:
The anagram decoded is “KILL THE PRESIDENT.”
Other flashing lights and tines have revealed other messages like:
“AD OPPUGNARE HOMINES” – Latin for TO TARGET/ATTACK MEN”
There is also character sub-character cipher text that when decoded says:
“SOON COMES THE FALL / ANOTHER GREAT EMPIRE.
THE FALL / THE EAGLE ON THE HORIZON.
JOIN US. THE EAGLE = INFECTED WILL SPREADD HIS DISEEASE.
WE AARE TTHE ANTIVIRUS WILL PROTECT THE WORLD BODY.”
The word to decode the cipher was
Which I believe is in reference to the overthrow of the Anglican Church.
There is also many Spanish words that are there within the ciphers.
Words like “muerte” meaning “death” and “Yo soy quien le droga,” which is translated to “I am the one who drugs you.”
Some people are saying they think this may be some sick promotional video for Dan Brown’s new book, “Inferno.” There is a section in the book that reads:
“On the wall, a shadow appeared … the shadow of a man … standing in the cavern. But the man’s head was misshapen … badly. Instead of a nose, the man had a long beak … as if he were half bird. (The Plague Mask outfit.) When he spoke, his voice was muffled … and he spoke with an eerie eloquence … a measured cadence … as if he were the narrator in some kind of classical chorus.”
According to experts who have viewed the video, time stamps say the video was created sometime between November 2013 and April 2015. Nobody could have guessed this thing would become so big, but by now the US government has to have seen it.
Yet, there is no statement from them about its content and whether it poses a threat.
The video has been deemed the most terrifying thing on the internet. The place where it was filmed has been identified as an abandoned insane asylum. It was filmed at the psychiatric hospital, “Zofiówka” in Poland. The abandoned hospital once treated Jews who were considered mentally ill.
Those are most of the well-known facts surrounding the video.
The idea of terrifying media is nothing new – there have been plenty of terrifying clips that have been heard and seen that have not been solved as either promotional bits or hoaxes.
Two years ago, the internet was terrified when a recording of a signal intrusion that happened during a public radio broadcast in New York.
The recording was said to have been made in 1985 and was found in a box of old cassette tapes.
The controversial signal was broadcast over regular programming heard on WKCR 89.9 New York.
While many people are of the opinion the broadcast was some sort of paranormal event, the claim is that it was simply a signal intrusion recorded on cassette boom box player with the person asking if anyone remembers the incident and if so could they please explain it.
In 2014, a cross-feed interference broadcast was heard coming out of an abandoned FM translator station K216EH buried in the woods near Colton, Oregon. The signal bled through to another frequency 91.1 FM The result was various whines and static and various ghostly recordings of old songs from the early 1900’s.
Radio activities actually can be very peculiar, especially with AM signals. Very seldom do FM signals act like this which makes this case even more interesting.
For example, KTWO 1030 AM in Casper, Wyoming experienced what only can be called a signal intrusion when the country station all of a sudden heard a very loud voice of what sounded like a preacher doing a revival. The intrusion happened at approximately 11:30 PM (MST) on December 6th, 2010. The phantom broadcast was followed by the station ID, which occurred at roughly 11:57, leaving three minutes of dead air.
When the strange and peculiar make it to the media, there is really no need to use a scientific method to understand why they are chilling. Some are mysterious, while others like the latest creep fest on You Tube are simple puzzles to be decoded.
One would hope they are harmless but the doubts and fears still linger.