Sunday, October 15, 2006

Some Pre-Halloween Creepiness

Every Sunday, I like to go to the Post Secret blog to take a look at the new postcards that have been put up on the page. They are artistically and emotionally interesting, as well as shocking, sad and funny. If you've never been to the site it is worth a look.

Anyway, I went there today and at the end of this week's new card listings there is a postcard that I remembered from the week before that was just a brown piece of wrinkled paper with coordinates on it. Below it, the Post Secret webmaster has now posted an image he got through an email that seems to be a picture of what is at those coordinates (they must have been in the email as well). Posted above it are the coordinates and when you click on the link, it brings you to a Google Maps look up of that coordinate. It shows it to be somewhere near Germantown, Maryland. The closest things to it are farms and parkland. Frank from Post Secret said that he would post more as soon as he knew anything about the pictures.

So I don't know if he's thinking what my twisted brain is thinking, but my initial reaction was "Oh my god, someone buried a body there and sent in the coordinates as their secret!". Maybe being a criminal justice major and watching too much X-Files, CSI and Forensic Files has warped my mind and made me immediately jump to the worst possible conclusions, but did this cross anyone else's mind?

If what I'm thinking is right, we could have the new generation in creepy murderers on our hands. It would also be the most scandelous secret on that site to date. And maybe the worst part about my theory is that it wouldn't surprise me a bit if it were true. People are crazy and people do crazy things. If I've learned anything about life so far, it is not to underestimate the possible loonacy capable of the human race. I know. I've taken abnormal psychology and I ride public transportation every day, plus I've spent time in the south.

3 comments:

Sara said...

I totally thought the same thing! Isn't that creepy? Actually, it's kind of brilliant in a twisted way . . . a new take on the Zodiac Killer or something.

The other thing I thought it might be was the place where the person first had sex or something lameish like that, like when people put a date or location in the most memorable moments section of their senior yearbook to signify the big day. I hope we get to see how it plays out.

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. The murderer posted the cordinates and a picture on the sight? or is it someone else who knows where its burried? it looks like a cave to me.

Janet

ps. i hate that they make you type in the dictionary to post a comment, it alawys takes me at least 2x to get it right.

Allison said...

We don't know who posted the coordinates and the picture. But that was just my theory - that a person killed someone and to get the secret off their chest (or to get attention), they posted the coordinates and picture of where they buried the body. I don't know if that's true, and we may never know because the Post Secret people took both off the site I think.

As for the dictionary thing you have to write in, I don't know what you're talking about. When you have a blog you must leave comments in a different way than someone without a username.