A killer video, allegedly.
- Date Discovered: 08/2009
- Discovered On: /x/
—a second round
Posts like these were the hooks used to spread the Grifter meme, which were quickly followed with "OMG THIS IS FAKE STOP POSTING THIS GARBAGE" and "STFU, troll". Debate raged regarding the existence of the video, and a week after the original thread, Encyclopedia Dramatica's /x/ article was updated with instructions on how to troll them by spamming the site with Grifter threads. By the end of the day, Grifter threads were filling up the first few pages of the board, which probably spurred /x/'s denizens further to find the source of the screencaps.
"the_solipist" posted a thread about the video on 4chans /x/ board, claiming that it caused anyone who watched it "to experience symptoms of nausea, nightmares, and even suicide". Readers wanted to see the video, and several 'fake' versions popped up before the 'real' one surfaced.
Eventually, the troll was exposed as people stumbled onto "Little Otik", an obscure Czech art film, which was used in the Grifter footage.
- Fakety fake fake. Got that? NOT REAL.