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danteIL
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Absence of Closure
new Blair Witch viral

Both i09 and IndieWire have pointed out new viral marketing for the upcoming Blair Witch sequel.

The trailhead seems to be a Kickstarter page for the filmmaker of the new movie, who has disappeared in the Maryland woods (dun dun):

Relevant links:

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/891264965/the-absence-of-closure/
Tumblr: http://absenceofclosure.tumblr.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Finding-Lisa-Arlington-1596370587323312/

Darknet666: https://darknet666blog.wordpress.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/darktruth301

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notgordian
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More stuff:

Dark Truth Twitter and YouTube (mentioned in the Facebook page)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:54 pm
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Meta: Michael J Andersen wrote an ARGN article: https://www.argn.com/2016/09/blair_witch_and_the_kickstarter_that_wasnt/
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:42 pm
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Not meta: Dark Truth accounts confirmed, people to DM the Twitter account got special mailings with sundry creepiness, including (hopefully human) hair.
https://twitter.com/spencerbarrett/status/775375408413839360

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KLind
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notgordian wrote:
Not meta: Dark Truth accounts confirmed, people to DM the Twitter account got special mailings with sundry creepiness, including (hopefully human) hair.
https://twitter.com/spencerbarrett/status/775375408413839360


Oh wow. They asked for my address on DM too. Wonder if I have one of those on the way.

Human hair though. Wow.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:43 am
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KLind
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Came home to find a box on my front step. This is one time where I was moderately unnerved to open something like this.

Below are pictures of the contents.

The box was packaged with "actual remnants of the Frederick Watershed Woods."

Laying on top of the forest bamble was this stick man.



Below that a bundle of sage, I believe?



Next, a Map:



On the reverse side of the map, a message:



Finally, I arrived at a puzzle box of sorts:




Prying open one side revealed a small drawer with a note that invited me to dig deeper:




I used a knife to unseal the other drawer, and confronted with what appears to be a tuft of human hair, a USB flash drive and a final note:






Here's all of the contents together:



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As for the contents of the thumbdrive (named SEEK_TRUTH), there's several images, videos, and a text file labeled READ ME NOW.

Quote:
You have been chosen for the Army of Truth… 
 
For years we had been working with our friends at Darknet666 to uncover a massive conspiracy happening in Western Maryland. Until they went missing in 2014. 
 
Our investigation took an unexpected turn when Darknet666 found a tape in the Black Hills woods. They uploaded the footage to youtube in hopes that someone might know what it meant or where it was filmed.  Soon after they were contacted by a guy named James. He was part of a documentary film crew going out into those same woods. They joined the crew, looking for answers of their own.
 
That was May 11, 2014. No one has seen or heard from any of them since. 
 
Though authorities “gave up”, we did not. We’ve continued to try piecing the story together but hit a series of dead ends… until recently. A few weeks ago we acquired unreleased materials that were part of the investigation. We can't say how, but trust us when we say this is legit. We've enclosed some of those materials here, including:
 
- 1 clip from Lisa Arlington's recovered drone camera
- The last known photographs taken of the group, including Lisa and our friends
- A photograph taken of physical evidence authorities claimed they “never found"
 
Why didn’t this information get released? What are the authorities trying to hide? 
 
While searching through DarkNet666's hard drive, we also found numerous clips and articles about infamous Maryland serial killer Rustin Parr. No matter what you believe about the supernatural, or who exactly might've been telling him to kill those children, there's little doubt that our friends felt there was some connection between Rustin's crimes and the events that led James and Lisa into the woods. As for us, we believe there’s something truly evil hiding in those woods.
 
Your mission is to help us spread the word. For decades, the authorities have been systematically removing all signs, traces, and mentions of the disturbing events happening in the Black Hills. These are not isolated instances. 
 
The authorities do not trust us with the truth, so we’ll take matters into our own hands. We’ve set up a system of dead drops locally to share information off the grid, but we need help to extend our reach. Please share what you find in this box. Post online as often as you can, the more trusted soldiers who participate, the greater our chance of success.
 
@DarkTruth301
P.S. We’re fans of nature so please accept our recycled packing products- actual remnants of the Frederick Watershed Woods.


Video 1, titled 'FWS MissingPersonsCase Evidence905'
https://youtu.be/6JFDy5AhXPI

Video 2, titled 'Archival 1941 Rustin Parr Interview'
https://youtu.be/_MxmZ8Ma8SE

Video 3, titled 'Archival 1941 Rustin Parr LockUp'
https://youtu.be/oF9X8o5YnZ8

FWS_MissingPersonsCase_Evidence802.jpg -
http://i.imgur.com/ve0QBhh.jpg

FWS_MissingPersonsCase_Subjects_AB_PJ_J.jpg -
http://i.imgur.com/7OuQafF.jpg

FWS_MissingPersonsCase_Subjects_PJ_AB -
http://i.imgur.com/8b1iUdH.jpg

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And I think that covers it! Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to be thorough! Can't wait to see what happens next!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:58 pm
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danteIL
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Okay that is very cool! (ick on the hair, though). Shocked

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:15 pm
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FYI: a "bundle of sage" like that is called a smudge stick. It is commonly used insome Northern American Indigenous ceremonies. It is also used in Neo-Pagan rituals to ward off evil spirits. The prop swag use here is going to be a reference to the Neo-Pagan one... Anyway, we typically burn it like incense, and wave the smoke around to smudge the air.
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