Carl Herold was something of a prolific YouTuber. His YouTube channel has almost 20,000 subscribers, totalling nearly 4 million views. His site, “Computer Science for Everyone” had a noble goal. It was meant to teach programming lessons to anyone who had the patience to sit through the videos he created. Later, he even hosted users one-on-one, answering their questions and live-streaming the whole experience so others could learn by watching. The website is long gone by now, but thanks to the internet archive and google caches, you can still peruse the site and learn some programming. In this episode we explore Carl’s other, darker and more sinister life.
“I Feel Fantastic” first appeared on the internet in 2004. It features a song being sung by a robot named Tara. The robot is definitely an inhabitant of Uncanny Valley. The result is a very creepy, eerie vibe even when she’s just standing there doing nothing. As she starts to move, it gets even weirder. The movements are very robotic, as you’d expect from an Android built by an amateur in 2004. In this episode of Internet Freakshow, we explore who made this robot, and the video, and dive deep into the rumors of the creator being a serial killer.
4chan is a large internet bulletin board that hosts topics on a wide array of subjects. While they sometimes have the reputation of being dangerous or malicious hackers, that is only a small subset of the site. A lot of the posts on the site are just simple prank jokes, memes, creepypasta or green text. There is some truth to the darkside, though. On this episode of Internet Freakshows, we explore some of the dark underbelly of 4chan.
I’m sure most people listening to this have seen the TV show Hoarders. What if, instead of trying to clean up those hoarder’s houses, you instead just gave them a camera and asked them to cook some of their favorite dishes? Well, you may end up with the type of video you see from MasaoHF’s YouTube Channel. This episode of Internet Freakshows explores Masao’s cooking, his apartment, and some history as to who Masao may be.
A user joined a paranormal chat room in the October 14, 2000. He went by the name Time_Travel0. At the time, he claimed he had been drinking wine and spoke rather nonchalantly about being a time traveler. The others in the chat room had other odd stories, like claiming to have been reincarnated over 50 times, so most in the chat room did not challenge his story too hard. Time_Travel0 was quite candid about his history, or maybe I should say future. In this episode of Internet Freakshow, we take a closer look at John Titor. He is either a time traveler or an internet troll. You decide.
On October 12, 2015 a website called “GadgetZZ.com” posted an article on their site saying they’d received a “creepy puzzle” from Poland. The package contained a DVD with a code written in Sharpie on the top. The DVD was not a data DVD, but a standard video DVD with a menu. The background of the menu had a pile of human bones and skulls, and the video itself was titled 11B-X-1371. The DVD contained no other information, just the video. This episode of Internet Freakshow explores what this video means, who created it, and why.