The internet has become a place for literally everything anyone can imagine, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there are a lot of weird internet mysteries floating around. However, some internet mysteries have continued to float and just won’t go away. These five internet mysteries are not only still unsolved, but are also quite disturbing. Check them out for yourself below!
Number Five: A858. A858 is the name of a subreddit. Since 2011, the owner of this subreddit has been posting thousands of coded messages. There is now another subreddit devoted entirely to translating these messages. Thousands of people have tried to crack these codes and figure out the message, but not a single person has been successful yet.
Number Four: Cicada 3301. On January 5, 2012, an anonymous 4chan user posted a strange message searching for smart people with a “test” in the message. A 34-year-old computer analyst finally found the message, which was literally coded within the pixels of the image in the message. The man found a reference to a system that was used by Julius Caesar in private correspondence. From there, he found another web address, and the clues continued. Each clue was increasingly harder to solve, and it’s unclear whether all the clues have been solved. One month after the first message was posted, the 4Chan user posted another message saying that they had found the people they were searching for. Now, every year that same user posts a message with a new puzzle.
Number Three: Deep Web. Eighty percent of the entire internet is not indexed by a search engine and can only be accessed by special applications. This is the deep web. The deep web is comprised primarily of illegal activities, such as drug trafficking, human trafficking, and lists of stolen credit card numbers. However, it is rumored that, with enough money, you can buy anything on the deep web.
Number Two: Mariana’s Web. Like the Mariana trench, Mariana’s web is rumored to be the deepest level of the internet, and nobody has ever been able to access it. Allegedly, it is only accessible with the help of quantum computers, which have not yet been invented. The secrets of Atlantis and all of humanity can supposedly be found on Mariana’s web.
Number One: Webdriver Torso. A YouTube channel called Webdriver Torso has uploaded an 11-second video every day since September of 2013, when the channel was created. The videos contain a series of red and blue shapes with beeping sounds. Some people even believe that the videos are messages from aliens. However, in June of 2014, it was discovered that the channel was a test channel for Google, but many are still skeptical.