From a man lost in the catacombs of Paris to what it would be like to hear voices inside your head, join us as we explore the 10 creepiest Youtube videos.
10. Operation Wandering Soul
This video uses a backing track that was used by the U.S Forces during the Vietnam War. It was part of a propaganda campaign to scare the Viet Cong away from their posts.
The theory behind this creepy audio is the Vietnamese belief that if a person dies without a proper burial their soul is forced to wander aimlessly in pain and suffering. So U.S engineers crafted a series of distorted recordings that emulated wandering spirits calling out from the darkness. It was designed to unnerve the enemy and force them to flee their ground.
9. Auditory Hallucinations
This clip is an audio representation of what it would be like to experience auditory hallucinations. It was designed by a mental health outreach worker based on feedback from clients who were managing schizophrenia, bi-polar and other mental health disorders.
For the optimal experience use head phones. This is what it could be like to have voices inside your head:
8. Tea Time
This short film by Erik Deutschman was uploaded to Youtube in 2009. It depicts the unraveling of an old lady’s psyche over a simple cup of tea.
The grainy super-8 footage is offset by some unnerving piano. It repeats and repeats till it starts to lose its pitch, echoing the old lady’s frail state of mind. This short film is well worth a watch in a very dark room, at a very dark hour. Enjoy!
7. Emergency Alert System
This video depicts a mock activation of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in the United States. This is what residents of Los Angeles would see on their televisions if a long-range nuclear missile had been detected. It is designed to cut all regular radio and TV broadcasts to alert citizens of an immediate massive-scale disaster event.
6. The Catacombs of Paris
The Paris Catacombs are a series of interconnecting tunnels deep under the city that house the remains of an estimated six million people. The enormous burial ground was established in the 18th century when Paris faced a two-fold problem of overflowing cemeteries and cave-ins from haphazard mining centuries earlier. The twisting network of mines were reinforced in the late 1700’s and were quickly filled with millions of human remains exhumed from nearby cemeteries.
This video was recovered from a camcorder found deep in the Parisian labyrinth. It shows a man exploring the catacombs by himself. He walks further and further into the dark unknown, passing hundreds of skeletal remains. After wandering the maze of tunnels for some time he becomes noticeably startled as his breathing becomes heavier and more panic stricken. It’s as though something is following him as he starts to run wildly from passage to passage. Finally the camera gets dropped in a puddle, then you can hear the man continue to run off into the darkness. The person who filmed this footage has never been found.
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