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R7CrazyCanucks wrote:The QR Code oddly enough takes you to a deleted SoundCloud track.


This track starts in 0:00 on the Part 2 of the compilation i made.

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Yeah. I've seen Reimu's new video of the update on the VHS ARG, and I hope to see another ARG like this again, but this time with all of the original high quality tracks from the Thrift Shop VHS in its raw form.

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Been quiet around here. Has this been officially and finally debunked after all the exploratory work done by Reimu and Magic to uncover and explore the random stranger ARG?


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I united the 3 parts compilation into one video in a new Magic Orange channel, i can't believe it's almost 3 hours of a good homage to BoC, and that in a thread with more than 30 pages the opinions, thoughts and discoveries changed a lot, like me.
I remember that i made a comment saying that i don't like the artist don't reveal who he is, or that i started to find boring the clouds in every video, or that the arg was confusing because i was thinking it was someone copying the style of the first video.
But weeks later, i don't care about nothing above, doesn't matter anymore, i'm just enjoying the music.

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rodox_head wrote:I was catching whiffs of artists like James Ferraro, Wiktor Stribog (especially), and PilotRedSun/PilotRedSky.


A year later I'm just getting into PilotRedSun/PilotRedSky and noticed the similarity right away

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Minor discovery. The sunset footage used at the end of Selection A (Offload 2) was likely taken from here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36mcN0-XalI

I had thought the vacation footage, or the footage of what looked like girls dancing on a stage, might have been recorded by the artist's family. It now seems more likely that it was all found online.

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So I was doing some digging the other night. I think other eyes help so here we go.

A friend of mine and I noticed last year that the original Thrift store-found vhs tape's length is 42:26 and "4226" is also the coordinates of Hell, Michigan - which is a location that has been linked by the Hell Interface Bandcamp Community page and HI Facebook page. At first we thought, "Total coincidence." Well, the other night in boredom, I wondered if there were any other connections to numerology intertwining the Thrift Store Anomaly and the Hell Michigan Wikipedia that were missed or just not noticed. Thinking I would not see anything, I immediately noticed something in the first paragraph of Hell, Michigan's Wikipedia page.

"Hell is an unincorporated community in Livingston County, Michigan. The population was 72 according to The Sydney Morning Herald in 2012. The community is located along Patterson Lake Road about 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Ann Arbor and three miles (4.8 km) southwest of Pinckney. Hell, Michigan is served by the Pinckney post office with the 48169 ZIP Code."

Hell, Michigan coordinates - 42°26
42:26 is the length of the Thrift store-found VHS tape with weird music on it.
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"The community is located along Patterson Lake Road about 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Ann Arbor"
(Selection A) Offload 2 video clocking in at 15:24.
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Random Tunes is 48 minutes and 3 seconds long.
"and 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Pinckney.

The US postal service does not recognize the town as "Hell." They use the nearby town PINCKNEY as the mailing address.

"This is okay, but this Pink side's much softer" - The first sample in Eleven Missing Tracks.

Eleven Missing Tracks is 24:01 / I did not see anything that really stood out in that department except for the (24 km NW of Ann Arbor.)

Pareidolia? Maybe.

Now all of this sounds pretty crazy, I know. I was not even considering all of these things factoring in together, but then I came across an article on the Pioneer spacecraft and where it was built. Redondo Beach, California.

"The New Eureka Express is available at Redondo Vacuum & Janitorial."

If anyone has any thing else to add, any insights or correlations, please feel free to chime in.

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Ok this is weird but I have something to add to that.

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The new Eureka Express released 1986 ( Find part of the sample below)
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Available at Redondo Vacuum and Janitorial

The Pioneer spacecraft 10 & 11 were built by TRW Space & Technology Group, Redondo Beach, Calif. under contract with NASA, Ames Research Center.
https://news.northropgrumman.com/news/releases/photo-release-northrop-grumman-celebrates-50-years-of-performance-innovation-and-discovery-in-space

Not only that but TRW is Now Northrop Grumman essentially where all pioneer 10 & 11 transmissions are received.

this getting even weirder ... I dont know if I ever mentioned this but back when all this was going down I was on google street view trying to find The Redondo Vacuum & Janitorial location.

It has since closed so I had to go back to April of 2018 on street view.

But I found it! Eureka!!
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That's not the weird part.
If you face the building and then turn around someone had placed a sticker near the dumpster.


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A white rabbit holding a turquoise egg.
With the words
Easter egg Hunt.

Im starting to feel like these are not coincidences any more.

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Oop just found the sample from 11 missing tracks
Seems like another 1986 date.
Can't help to think about BOC'S "1986 summer fire"

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Fantastic new findings! Very intriguing

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This is quite interesting seems related to Boc / Hexagon Sun so it could be the bros or anyone related playing around. I love the reference to Carpenter's movie on the story cap.

If its not the case, then the guy/group behind this are very talented!

enjoyed some of the tunes on the mix have this late 80s and early 90s vibe, also the visuals are very nice they fit pretty well.
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Green Pylon wrote:This is quite interesting seems related to Boc / Hexagon Sun so it could be the bros or anyone related playing around. I love the reference to Carpenter's movie on the story cap.

enjoyed some of the tunes on the mix have this late 80s and early 90s vibe, also the visuals are very nice they fit pretty well.


the tracks are definitely fun. care to elaborate on the Carpenter reference?

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