The Story of Yasir Afifi, the Redditor Under FBI Surveillance

At some point, we’ve likely all experienced the feeling that we’re being watched. Whether inspired by conspiratorial media or an unfortunate defense mechanism against loneliness, it is hard for us to accept that we’re ever truly in solitude. Of course, even considering the ever-evolving technology used to survey unsuspecting people, the majority of the time […]

The Tragic Story of u/YAYVIDEOGAMES, a Reddit Mystery Solved

Reddit is an online community featuring user-created forums, called subreddits. It’s no exaggeration to say that whatever your interests may be, there are subreddits that cater to them. And with nearly 1.5 billion registered users and 52 million daily users, Reddit is essentially the internet’s all-inclusive safe haven. Of course, with so many differing personalities […]

The Story of Alex from Tennessee, the 4channer Who Went Missing

In April of 2013, an anonymous 4chan user would post coordinates to a so-called prize. He instructed seekers to “park nearby and walk to this point for the secret,” saying, “It’s under plastic at this point.” The vagueness of this description, coupled with the mere fact that the coordinates were posted on 4chan (aka the […]

1-800-GOLF-TIP, the Mysterious Phone Number from the ’90s

1-800-GOLF-TIP, one of the internet’s greatest mysteries, ironically does not have its roots on the internet itself. Rather, it has been propagated by first-hand accounts of web sleuths, all who tell an eerily similar story of a mysterious phone number that teens in the ‘90s would dare each other to call. Calling this number led […]