An eBay enthusiast has found himself in quite the unusual predicament after making a purchase online. After buying a “rusted shut” trunk for “nearly nothing,” you can imagine his surprise to make quite the horrifying discovery when he was finally able to crack it open. However, not everything is as it seems.
Only identified as “Sean,” a man claimed that he started a blog named A Curious Find after making a discovery he wanted to share it with the world.
Describing himself as “an eBay enthusiast who buys abandoned storage lockers,” Sean explained that he was more than excited to get a trunk for “nearly nothing,” on account of it being “rusted shut.” Naturally, when it arrived, his first instinct was to crack it open – but he had no idea what he was in for.
Although many of the contents allegedly resembled things completed during school activities (paintings, drawings, and even a score sheet listing names with gold stars next to them), other items weren’t quite so warm in nature. Purportedly clueing him into the stark discovery first was what appeared to be a gun.
Appearing to be a Beretta 9mm, whether or not was real still remains unclear, but Sean did note that “the weight seems to suggest this isn’t a replica.” However, the worst was yet to come as three video tapes were also allegedly found.
However, it was what was on them that sent a chill down Sean’s spine, according to his story.
Although he’s only released three clips, about 1 minute in length each, the videos seems to feature a teacher’s voice along with a series of pupils. With the children being rather young – elementary school age more than likely – the questions asked ranged from, “Would you rather be a bullet or gun,” to, “What if you shot the man twice and he still wasn’t down,” and, “What would you do if blood sprayed on your clothes?”
Perhaps even more disturbing than the questions were the responses. For instance, one of the girls featured in the interview said she would “unload my mag in his stomach,” if he wasn’t dead with two shots.
The same girl later said that she would wipe off blood if it got on her clothes with a tissue that she always keeps in her pocket before showing a bloody tissue off to the camera.
During the question, where children were asked if they’d rather be the bullet or the gun, another girl said she wouldn’t mind being either, but wouldn’t want to be on the other end of the gun because “she never misses.” She then let off quite the eerie grin.
All the children could be seen playing with the presumed firearm with many showing ignorance when it came to gun safety (pointing it at themselves/others and pulling the trigger). Oddly enough, that wasn’t all that was in the trunk.
Also included were some “creepy” masks, as Sean put it, along with a microphone and karaoke singing cd’s. With all the information combined, the trunk’s current owner believes that it came from a very devious – and more than likely unofficial – school of some kind. While the devious part is accurate, it’s not the alleged school that deserves the label.
“It’s almost like these kids are little assassins in training by some crazy cult and yet they all look like they couldn’t harm a fly,” Sean eventually concluded. Either way, I don’t think that any of us would say they wouldn’t be the slightest bit spooked after finding these things in a trunk bought off eBay — but not everything is entirely as it seems.
As it turns out, these clips are actually meant to help create intrigue regarding an Australian movie called Partisan. This was nothing more than a way to create hype for an upcoming film, and many websites reported it as real event. According to IMDB, the movie is about:
Alexander, a boy who has been raised in a sequestered commune, finds that his increasing unwillingness to fall in line puts him on a collision course with Gregori, the society’s charismatic and domineering leader.
Clips of the movie have been able to generate quite a bit of hype from the A Curious Find blog. I don’t know about you, but I’d say they were successful in doing just that. Heck, it got my attention. You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet.