It’s that time again: I’ve been traveling (and, indeed, am actually on a plane as we speak), so no longform post today. Our latest Most Dangerous Game will be published on Wednesday as usual, so check back in a few days to see it (or, if you’re a Patreon supporter, check it out via early access over on TGIMM’s Patreon feed); we’ll be back to our regular posting schedule next week. We’ve actually got something brand new in store for next Monday, too — a test of what might become a new regular feature — so stay tuned for that.
In the meantime, though, here’s something to keep you occupied: The mystery of YouTuber Ivan0135 and the “Skinny Bob” videos.
On April 13, 2011, someone going by the name Ivan0135 began posting a series of very short videos on YouTube purporting to show evidence of the existence of extraterrestrial life. (And when I say “short,” I do mean short; the longest one is a mere minute and 44 seconds long.) According to the description of the first video, the footage and documents shown in these videos was collected between the years 1942 and 1969 — years which are notable due to the fact that the Roswell incident occurred during that space of time (1947, to be exact). We start with UFOs, of course — but the most explosive video is no doubt what has become known as the “Skinny Bob” video: A minute-long clip of a test subject referred to as “Skinny Bob” who appears to be a classic Roswell Grey.
Although personally, I believe there’s a high probability that the videos are a hoax — possibly even part of a bigger found footage web series that never quite got off the ground, so to speak — it’s never been conclusively proven whether they’re real or fake.
What we do know, though, is that Ivan0135 stopped posting after May 17, 2011 — and that they haven’t been heard from since.
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