call 411

anonymous asked:

what about the stairs in the forests!!! and what doc were you watching and would you recommend?

ok so I DON’T BELIEVE IN THE STAIRS IN THE FORESTS! mainly because I’m A Search and Rescue Officer for the U.S. Forest Service, and I Have Some Stories to Tell a) is posted on /r/nosleep so it’s definitely made up, b) the op admits to knowing about David Paulides, and lbr knowing about = being influenced by, so it’s definitely made up, and c) if you read all the way through to the end it stops being even vaguely believable and starts reading like a WTNV transcript, and then he plugs his book, so it’s DEFINITELY MADE UP. however, it is an amazing (read: terrifying) thread, some of it is obviously based on truths/insider SAR knowledge which means a lot of it is probably uncomfortably close to actually being true, and it’s a good Gateway Read into MISSING PEOPLE IN NATIONAL PARKS CONSPIRACY THEORIES, which is where I live now. (plus, if you read this before getting into anything else it imbues every single missing persons case with an unsettling sense of Eldritch horror, which is why I had to turn on three overheads and unfocus my eyes all the way to the bathroom last night at 2am.) 

so yeah, after reading that /r/nosleep thing for the first time I drew a line under it and moved on until SOMEONE (ahem@roundtop) sent me a link to an article called How 1,600 People Went Missing from Our Public Lands Without a Trace (on a legit and sensible outdoorsy people website), like ‘haha, stairs in the forest!’ and I SWAN DIVED DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE. thus: the documentary-watching, staying up till 2am and spending all day today trying to find copies of David Paulides’ books for less than $80 inc. postage. 

THIS DUDE DAVID PAULIDES. he was in law enforcement before, for some reason, deciding to become a ~*~cryptozoologist~*~ and certified gung-ho Bigfoot conspiracy theorist, and through that found out about how many people had disappeared without a trace from National Parks in the U.S., did 7,000 hours worth of digging, and wrote a bunch of books about it. his books are called Missing 411 and are about the ridiculous number of people who go missing in National Parks, the usually weird circumstances around their disappearances, the fact that when people are found (dead or alive) it’s often in places miles and miles and sometimes waaaaay higher up mountains than where they disappeared from, and all sorts of creepy crap to boot. like they can’t get bloodhounds to find a scent, or they find tiny children miles away from where they got lost, barefoot, without a scratch on the soles of their feet, human remains being found years later in places that were search dozens and dozens of times. not to mention the National Parks… People (? I really don’t know enough to be making this post) are aware of what’s happening but don’t keep a list of the people who’ve gone missing on their lands. 

(which is all part of why I’m A Search and Rescue Officer for the U.S. Forest Service is so freaky – enough of it (people being found miles away, kids being found up mountains, the people in charge being cagey about it all) sounds real that you can believe it was actually written by a SAR Officer. heebies!) 

it’s all real nightmare fuel, if you’re the sort of person who is absolutely terrified by all this Scary Forest Disappearing People Unexplainable Deaths stuff, i.e. me. luckily I can’t afford to buy any of them! phew! however, I haven’t let that stop me from a) SCARING MYSELF SHITLESS and b) BECOMING A TIN HATTER, and it shouldn’t stop you either: you can read loads of stuff over at /r/missing411, listen to one of his initial interviews (in which he talks about how he was approached by two park employees in plain clothes who were like ‘please investigate this, there’s SOMETHING going on and it’s so goddamn weird’) on Coast to Coast AM (which is, like, a paranormal radio station… I’m sorry), watch a bunch of Paulides’/CanAm Missing Project’s vids about disappearances on youtube, and listen to hours worth of interviews and late night spooky radio/podcast discussions with Paulides. 

the documentary I thought I was watching was Missing 411, which is based on his books and Kickstarted by the public in 2015, but it turns out that they’re apparently shopping it around at festivals so it’s not out yet. what I was actually watching (and quickly abandoned) was a weird supercut of all of David Paulides’ tv interviews and some cryptozoologist chatter about Bigfoot. Paulides, god love him, never ever SAYS Bigfoot in any of his books, and everything he presents is 100% factually accurate and extensively researched, but… I think we can safely say he thinks it’s Bigfoot. tbh, after reading about Jaryd Atadero I think it’s Bigfoot. I mean, goddamn. 

so, yeah. I’ve finished reading every search and rescue story on this blog (Hunt for the Death Valley Germans is LONG but awesome), I’ve got West of Memphis ready to watch after work tomorrow because I remembered how much I love that case and spooky true crime things, if you have any related LINKS or STUFF about This Shit then REBLOG THIS/MSG ME AND TELL ME, or if you have a copy of a Missing 411 book you wouldn’t mind mailing to me then LET ME KNOW, and in conclusion I can’t believe America is so fucking huge and unkind, goodnight.

Songs you should hook up to.

Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

Say It Ain’t So - Weezer

I Love You So - The Walters

Cuz You’re My Girl - Yung Heazy

Driving To Hawaii - Summer Salt

Sweet To Me - Summer Salt

Cigarette Daydream - Cage The Elephant

Hang Me Up To Dry - Cold War Kids

Some - Steve Lacy

Get You - Daniel Caesar

Japanese Denim - Daniel Caesar

Okaga, CA - Tyler, the Creator

Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Lithium - Nirvana

Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana

Everlong - Foo Fighters

This Is A Call - Foo Fighters

Big Me - Foo Fighters

Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon

Sex And Candy - Marcy Playground

Riot Van - Arctic Monkeys

Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys

Snap Out Of It - Arctic Monkeys

Knee Socks - Arctic Monkeys

I Wanna Be Yours - Arctic Monkeys

505 - Arctic Monkeys

Somebody else - The 1975

Sweater Weather - The Neighbourhood

Afraid - The Neighbourhood

Santeria - Sublime

Caress Me Down - Sublime

LOVE. - Kendrick Lamar

Netflix & Dusse - Smino

Anita - Smino

Heebiejeebies - Aminé

Know What I Want - Kali Uchis

Call 411, if you need a 411 - BARI

Gym Class - Lil Peep

I Don’t Wanna Waste My Time - Joji

Officially weirded out

I like listening to interesting or bizarre mysteries from IRL. I just learned of a whole thing called Missing 411, books written by David Paulides. If you search that term on youtube you’ll find a number of videos with interviews and other case studies, primarily of super strange disappearances of people in wooded areas.

I’m officially weirded out right now because of this:

I tried to put you right to the place where they start talking about it, at 2:04:20. Remember in ICoS where there’s that mystery in the Vermont woods? For 50 years people disappear in the same place with no known reason?

Well apparently Vermont is actually one of the places that has a cluster of disappearances in time and space. The IRL disappearances happened in 1926-1950 in the southwestern part of VT near Bennington, and the ICoS scene is set in Northern Vermont, so they aren’t in the same location. 

But when we wrote the whole VT scene, neither of us knew there actually is a legit thing with people disappearing mysteriously in the woods. In ICoS the locals mention this has been going on for 50 years, that the people go for a short errand and never return, and that dogs can always track them to the same spot but nothing can be found beyond that. IRL across the world, apparently that is also a thing, where the people who go missing oftentimes are either super good hikers/in good condition or are planning to go for only a short time and never return. But interestingly, I’ve already heard multiple stories where the dogs either can’t find a scent at all, or they catch a scent and they follow this seemingly impossible path before, also seemingly  impossibly, the trail goes suddenly cold. Some people are never found, other people are found but their bodies tell bizarre tales.

I’m fucking weirded out because we wrote that not knowing any of this shit happens IRL, and we accidentally wrote something not exactly like the clusters that happen IRL, but close enough to some of the trends IRL that it feels like it’s the sort of thing that could have happened, and could have been another unusual time and space cluster in Vermont for unknown reasons.

wtffff how did we keep accidentally writing shit in ICoS that was too creepily parallel to actual reality even when we had no idea at the time I don’t like itttttt

Preference List V1.2

You can find all of them here

So I really only do songs so here ya go :-)

  1. In Case Of Emergency Dial 411 - Sleeping With Sirens (Malum)
  2. I Don’t Care If You’re Contagious - Pierce The Veil 
  3. All My Heart - Sleeping With Sirens 
  4. Alone - Sleeping With Sirens 
  5. Jasey Rae - All Time Low
  6. Hurricane - Parachute 
  7. Crash - You Me At Six
  8. Attention - Tokio Hotel
  9. That Girl - All Time Low
  10. Six Feet Under The Stars - All Time Low
  11. Check Yes Juliet - We The Kings 
  12. Lego House - Ed Sheeran 
  13. Heartbreak Girl - 5SOS (yaya)
  14. Taking Over Me - Lawson 
  15. Still Hurts - Lawson
  16. No One Does It Better - You Me At Six
  17. Deathbeds - Bring Me The Horizon 
  18. The Man Who Can’t Be Moved - The Script 
  19. Six Degrees Of Separation - The Script
  20. If These Sheets Were The States - All Time Low 
  21. Walls - All Time Low

Others (like just normal and clothes): 

  1. Favourite Dates
  2. First Date ©
  3. Music Awards ©
  4. Wrapping Christmas Presents 
  5. You’re a Fangirl 
  6. (Ashton) Werewolf AU

New: 

  1. In Case Of Emergency Call 411 - Sleeping With Sirens (LASHTON)
  2. Theme Park ©
  3. When You Can’t Sleep At Night - Of Mice & Men
  4. This One’s For You - Of Mice & Men
  5. Bulletproof Love - Pierce The Veil

I post as often as I can :) x

if this gets 650 notes i will personally call 411 and fangirl to them about my cash feels and ill tell y'all what happened or ill record it :-)

you know what i don’t get

why is it when the witnesses need a witch, it’s always katrina?

seriously

isn’t there still a goddamn “good coven” protecting sleepy hollow?

can no one google “witches in the sleepy hollow area”?

“now more than ever we need katrina”

the fuck you don’t, bitch

you want katrina

there are plenty of witches in the sea

pick up a goddamn phonebook or borrow luke’s goddamn flip phone and call 411

anonymous asked:

So I did as your FAQ says, and called 1-800-411-PAIN and Shaylaqueesha wanted to axe me some questions but I said fuck no, not if she couldn't correctly pronounce the word ask. HELP WHAT DO I DO

well you could try to not be so fucking racist and gross???? thats a great place to start

me: [calls 411]
me: hello, operator? connect me to Drake, please. yes, i’ll hold.
me: [waits to be connected]
me: Drake? heyyyyy, i just saw the Anaconda video. yeah. how you holding up, buddy? you wanna go get some ice cream? maybe have some black guy thinking time on the beach?