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07-20-2013, 08:11 AM #1
Pronunciation Book: The youtube channel with a dark mystery - 67 days to solve
Since 2010, a YouTube channel called Pronunciation Book has regularly posted videos with a simple white background and a word in black font. Over it, a voice teaches non-English speakers how to say certain words and phrases in English—“Sausage McMuffin” or “yield.” The young male voice also teaches viewers how to have simple English interactions like “How to State an Unpleasant Fact” and “How to Politely End a Business Meeting.”
In the past three years, this channel has posted more than 700 videos, gained 27,000 subscribers, and even inspired a parody account. But a week ago Pronunciation Book abruptly stopped what it’d been doing and started posting one creepy, cryptic video a day, counting down from “77” until Sept. 24, 2013. The videos show the number and then the same voice delivers a couple of seemingly random sentences and then ominously concludes, “Something is going to happen in X days.”
It’s an unexpected and bizarre about-face that makes little sense and is a little bit scary.
The only people that seem to be dissecting this weirdness is 4chan’s /x/ board, devoted to conspiracy theories and the paranormal. /x/ has compiled the “77 Days Research Document,” a 36-page Google Doc where the members of the board have pooled their information about Pronunciation Book. They’re trying to uncover who is behind the channel, what the cryptic messages mean, and anything else they can find to make sense of the channel’s abrupt change.
The other sentences in the videos, when pieced together, tell a vague yet fairly disturbing story centering around some seemingly military characters on a mission in a jungle—there’s a main unnamed protagonist, “Chief,” Jackie, Trish, Ptolemy, Don, and more.
What does it all mean? Where is this leading? We only have 67 days left to figure it out. The speculation on 4chan and in the Google Doc is wild and growing. The leading theory connects Pronunciation Book to the founders of Howcast and Movements.org, Jason Liebman and Jared Cohen, but offers little explanation about what their endgame is.
It could be viral marketing for a film, book, or video game, but if so, the commitment required to lie low for three years is insane. It could be that the Pronunciation Book was a real channel that was recently sold to a PR firm using it to promote a product, although that wouldn’t explain the strangeness of the example sentences in the actual pronunciation videos that were posted from 2010 until now. As someone in the Google Doc said, “It could be a fucking Post-It commercial.”
Maybe the countdown is a warning—the lead up to a huge terrorist attack. For example, in the video for “72,” Pronunciation Book says: “You can see it in the markets. Everyone is ready for a storm. Something is going to happen in 72 days.” Does this mean the stock market? Will it crash?
If this just a prank, it’s a scary prank. And maybe that’s the whole point.
07-20-2013, 08:41 AM #2
I heard in each video there is morse code containin a secret message.
07-20-2013, 10:31 AM #3
- Join Date
- Dec 2012
- Barcelona Spain
Nigga this is very interesting
07-20-2013, 10:56 AM #4
Peace, Love, and Positivity
- Join Date
- Aug 2011
- Playboy Mansion
That is creepy af'
07-20-2013, 12:06 PM #5
07-20-2013, 12:26 PM #6
Well I guess where just gonna have to wait and see, this is very interesting though.
Also this is a bit Creepy.
On a Friday afternoon before Labor Day, Americans are getting ready for the holiday weekend, completely unaware of a long-planned terrorist plot about to be launched against the country
Last edited by MejaiDesigns; 07-20-2013 at 12:32 PM.
07-20-2013, 12:27 PM #7
Dr. Sniff Smellington
- Join Date
- Sep 2011
- gobble gobble gobble gobble gobble
I'm guessing this guy is a reeeeeeeaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllyyyyyy dedicated troll.