Entry #37 was posted on March 23rd, 2011
Its description is the description "memories".
It is tagged "marble" and "hornets".
In total, this clip is 1:08 long.
The video begins as a blue screen like one would see before pressing play on a VHS tape in a VCR. Audio distortion is heavy. When it begins the date is April 4th 1991 at 4:41 PM. This is 19 years before the events on the tape Jay gets in Entry 26 to the very day. Several; children gathered around a young lady are seen. One is opening presents. Strange beeps and audio distortion are present, static at the bottom of the screen. The operator symbol flashes briefly on the faces of one of the kids, a boy.
This happens at 00:28 in the video. The video then cuts to a dark inside room, where a woman (presumably the mother) is bringing a cake to the child who had the operator symbol flash on their face. We then find out that the birthday boy is Alex when the woman addresses him by name. The audio distortion on the man's voice is even more pronounced, making him sound much deeper and almost demonic. When Alex blows out the candles, the video becomes extremely distorted and the image of the operator appears superimposed over Alex. The dates and times in the top right hand corner of the video started changing wildly, even showing impossible combinations like 9:99 AM. After a couple of seconds of this, the distortion disappears, and the screen is black except for the time/date and the audio (due to the fact that the birthday candles were blown out, leaving no remaining light in the room.) The video then returns to the blue screen, with the word stop at the top right corner.
Main Theories and Observations
- The date on the video is to the day 19 years before the events on the tape that Jay receives in Entry 26.
- This video strongly implies that Alex Kralie's birthday is April 4th. Since Alex is blowing out five or six candles, that would place his year of birth at 1985 or 1986.
- This shows something a bit unnerving about The Operator and his knowledge of Alex. The events depicted in the tape Jay received in Entry 26 happened 19 years to the day after this video is shot.
Has it been officially confirmed that this was Jay's account being hacked? This could have been him in a trance state, similar to him being controlled in his sleep, being given access to the account (Whether through his memory of the password being unblocked, or having been given access by whoever changed it on him) and then uploading the video. His twitter account simply states the URL, nothing along the lines of "Dunno how this got put up"
Has anyone compiled some sort of list that explains the dates/timestamps? "JUN 6 1944, 9:99 AM" must have something to do with World War II's D-Day… Is this insinuating that the Operator was somehow present at a number of tragic events?
JUN 3 1900
Mary Kingsley dies of typhoid fever at the age of 37
An outbreak of the bubonic plague in Sydney Australia leaves two dead.
A cholera outbreak in India kills five thousand in less than four days, the dead lie unburied in the streets for days.
Please search for more hints like this
JUL 10, 1999
The Obafemi Awolowo University massacre resulted in the deaths of eight people and injuring of 11, all of them students at OAU.
AUG 30 1891
Glenni William Scofield, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, dies.
MAY 17, 1988
Joseph Lee Saldana died of a single gunshot wound to the head minutes after the accident occurred at his father's apartment about 4 p.m. Sunday, Anaheim Police Lt. Peter De Paola said.
SEP 4, 1991
Five months to the day after this video was taken.While little in the way of large tragedies can be found for this event, the following deaths did happen: - Charlie Barnet dies of pneumonia at 77, Dottie West dies at 58 in a car, Margaret Ramsay dies (cause Unknown), Thomas Tryon dies at 65.
JAN 1, 1992
An eighteen year old Canadian girl goes missing while in Halifax, Nova Scotia looking for work. She was later discovered to have been killed in a homicide. (She was reported missing the next day, and her skeleton was found on December 22nd that year, but it is assumed she was murdered on January 1st.)
FEB 29, 1996
Surprisingly, this is a leap year, meaning it is one of the few years in recent times that has the 29th day in February whatsoever.
At first, I thought that was interesting in and of itself, but then I found this:
"Faucett Flight 251 crashes in the Andes, all 123 passengers and crew died."
FEBRUARY 29, 1988
A 5-year-old boy was killed when a television set fell off a stand onto his head, police said Sunday. Dennis Yau died of a massive skull fracture from the impact of the television, which had a 27-inch screen, in the Chinatown neighborhood Saturday, a police spokeswoman said.
DEC 31 1999
Obvious one here, Y2K.
Five hijackers, who had been holding 155 hostages on an Indian Airlines plane, leave the plane with two Islamic clerics that they had demanded be freed.
MAR 3 1981
Mehmet Ali Ağca given the instruction to kill Pope John Paul II.
NOV 12, 1993
H. R. Haldeman, American White House Chief of Staff, dies. This would not be notable if it weren't for the fact that he was a key part in the Watergate scandals, an "unexplained 18 and a half minute gap in Nixon's Oval Office recordings". This occurred during a discussion including President Nixon and Haldeman.
JUN 6, 1944
It's odd that this is the only date with an irregular time. All of the rest of them could be plausible - the time for JUN 6 1994 is 9:99AM.
Irregular time withstanding, as most of us know, this is the date of the Normandy landings: D-Day.
APRIL 4, 1991
Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.
This is also the date and time of the birthday video - it appears that the dates flicker back to the original one by this point.
All the dates seem to be related to death. ~MW2310
I've rearranged the dates so that they correspond to the order shown in the video. I've attempted to fill a few more of the blanks in, but any other notable events that occured during these dates would be worth listing. -ResearcherTeague
Added an event for JAN 1, 1992, albeit not too notable compared to the others, it's something. Also added D-Day under JUNE 6, 1944, even though the likes were already mentioned, may as well have it in there. -TheBarnOwl
It seems that the Operator has been watching Alex since whenever. I don't why, maybe the Operator is doing something and he thinks that Alex may be a threat. -Ethan Cook
The Operator appeared when Alex blew out the candles, so this may have something to do with the Operator's association with fire. —pursuit