Topic: Internet

Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren’t: The Cabinet

Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren't: The Cabinet

Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren’t is a series that explores modern urban legends, bringing you a new tale each week.

It is unremarkable in appearance. Discovered in an abandoned industrial complex in the UK, it is 2 meters in height and constructed from slightly rusted steel. It measures 1.2 meters wide by 1.2 meters deep, and it has only one door which must be kept closed and locked at all times. The door opens inward; the lock, affixed to the outside of the door, consists of a slide-bolt, a hasp, and a padlock. The key to this padlock must be kept under guard at the adjacent security station by three personnel with Level 3 security clearance. The cabinet’s exterior features some corrosion and scratching, indicating its age. There are no other distinctive or identifying marks.

However, upon being unlocked and opened, THE CABINET reveals itself to be more than it appears. More »

Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren’t: The Indian Lake Project

Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren't: The Indian Lake Project

Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren’t is a series that explores modern urban legends, bringing you a new tale each week.

On July 9, 1997, a metal box was discovered in a wooded area around Indian Lake in upstate New York. The box had clearly been buried for some time; it was only found after a hiker tripped over an exposed edge which had worked its way free from the ground. The lid of the box was decorated with three shapes– an upside-down triangle and two circles– and had no lock. Inside, the hiker found 21 photographs with varying degrees of water damage, three reels of 8mm film, and an assortment of documents. The photographs largely depicted children, and the documents indicated that these children had been part of a government-run experiment between the years of 1952 and 1955. The experiment was known as:

THE INDIAN LAKE PROJECT More »

Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren’t: The Cave

Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren't: The Cave

Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren’t is a series that explores modern urban legends, bringing you a new tale each week.

The first entry of the webpage is dated March 23, 2001. It reads only this:

“Due to the overwhelming number of requests I have received to tell about my discoveries and bizarre experiences in a cave not far from my home, I have created this web page. I will outline the events that happened to me during the past few months. Beginning with my journey into a familiar cave in December 2000 and ending… well, it hasn’t actually ended yet. I will use my caving journal as the text to tell about my recent experience. I will give them to you as I experienced them, in chronological order.”

His name is Ted, and he’s a caver. He’s got a tale for you. It’s called:

THE CAVE More »

Infographic: Evolution of the Internet

Infographic: Evolution of the Internet

Remember xkcd‘s guide to making people of different ages feel old by comparing movie release dates? The Daily What posted a similar hand-drawn timeline, for the Internet.

I started seriously going online right around 2000, though I definitely remember when Google replaced Yahoo! as the definite search engine in my elementary school computer classes. But to think that 4chan and Second Life came out in the same year? Or that Pandora has been around since before the Apple App Store? Blows your mind. More »