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Could a skeptic debunk this story I found?

Post by GTAAddictionz » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:54 pm

So I was hoping some skeptic could debunk some guys story on r/nosleep (I know it is a fiction but I have a fear of these things). This story is quite realistic compared to others in this subrrddit, he's thought of almost everything to make sure people cant falsify it. Sorry if this sounds like a weird thing to debunk. He claims:

To be experiencing a time loop, which keeps resetting at 9:56, and he's been in it for thousands of days.

He claims to know what people in the comments are going to say before they do, he does this on one occassion in part 2 of the story.

He claims he killed his family to break out of the loop. Weird.

Thanks :)

Edit: sorry, didn't know we weren't allowed to post links.
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Post by OlegTheBatty » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:36 pm

Nice links you have there. Here, try this one.
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Post by Matthew Ellard » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:05 am

Matt MSV7 wrote:So I was hoping some skeptic could debunk some guys story on r/nosleep.
Write out the claims for us. If you can't do that it means you haven't read it yourself.

We currently have a lot of trolls who keep asking us to debunk your tube videos, which we don't do. We only debunk posted claims.

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Post by Matthew Ellard » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:27 am

Here's the link. There is nothing to debunk.
https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/commen ... onight_at/

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Post by Gord » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:49 am

GTAAddictionz wrote:This story is quite realistic compared to others, he's thought of almost everything to make sure people cant falsify it.
Ummmm....
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GTAAddictionz wrote:This story is quite realistic compared to others, he's thought of almost everything to make sure people cant falsify it.
Really? This your first trolling?
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GTAAddictionz wrote:This story is quite realistic compared to others, he's thought of almost everything to make sure people cant falsify it.
Well he certainly thought about threatening people from the outset. Great move. Has he thought about not making it up? 'cos that would have helped.

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Post by Matthew Ellard » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:20 am

Debunked in seconds
https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/commen ... onight_at/
A teenager claims that he goes with his parents on a road trip, and at a particular time there is a flashing light and he wakes up in bed and the whole day starts again and happens in the exact same way. The teenager claims he is posting this story on Reddit and will always be posting the same story on Reddit.

The problem is the post was made over two years ago, meaning the teenager is not stuck in any loop at all.
:lol:

I also note our "drive by" poster is called "Grand Touring Auto Addiction" and is probably a teenager.

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Post by scrmbldggs » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:42 am

...and two days late. :roll:
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Post by GTAAddictionz » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:13 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:
Matt MSV7 wrote:So I was hoping some skeptic could debunk some guys story on r/nosleep.
Write out the claims for us. If you can't do that it means you haven't read it yourself.

We currently have a lot of trolls who keep asking us to debunk your tube videos, which we don't do. We only debunk posted claims.
Sorry, didn't know that. Edited the post.

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Post by Dubious » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:21 am

One hell of a good Twilight Zone episode; possibly from a former Rod Serling script writer? :shock:

Stories being mostly fiction, what's the sense in debunking it?

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Post by GTAAddictionz » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:05 pm

Dubious wrote:One hell of a good Twilight Zone episode; possibly from a former Rod Serling script writer? :shock:

Stories being mostly fiction, what's the sense in debunking it?
Well it stands out from the rest, and the way it's in a first person view and he replies to the comments suggests it's like a personal account. I guess I didn't see it as almost like a movie script at first.

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Post by scrmbldggs » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:37 pm

GTAAddictionz wrote:Edit: sorry, didn't know we weren't allowed to post links.
Nah, you can post links. Just make sure they aren't foul. ;)
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GTAAddictionz wrote:So I was hoping some skeptic could debunk some guys story on r/nosleep (I know it is a fiction but I have a fear of these things). This story is quite realistic compared to others in this subrrddit, he's thought of almost everything to make sure people cant falsify it. Sorry if this sounds like a weird thing to debunk. He claims:

To be experiencing a time loop, which keeps resetting at 9:56, and he's been in it for thousands of days.

He claims to know what people in the comments are going to say before they do, he does this on one occassion in part 2 of the story.

He claims he killed his family to break out of the loop. Weird.

Thanks :)

Edit: sorry, didn't know we weren't allowed to post links.
r/nosleep is for horror short stories and is used by the NoSleep podcast.

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Re: Could a skeptic debunk this story I found?

Post by Matthew Ellard » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:09 pm

GTAAddictionz wrote: Well it stands out from the rest,
We now know it's from a creative writing thread and is total fiction.

It didn't make any sense as a "real story" because the date the story was posted. If the person was in a continuous loop then how would that post be some years old?
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Post by Nikki Nyx » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:34 pm

GTAAddictionz wrote:So I was hoping some skeptic could debunk some guys story on r/nosleep (I know it is a fiction but I have a fear of these things).
The premise of the r/nosleep subreddit is that the stories are factual accounts of real experiences. That doesn't mean they are, but participants are mandated by the rules of the subreddit to behave as if they are.

The premise of r/nosleep forces the writer to present situations that are believable; the writer must use his/her skills to convince you. There are quite a few excellent writers in that subreddit, but also a lot of garbage to troll through to find them. I've written a few stories for r/nosleep (not under the same username I use here).
GTAAddictionz wrote:This story is quite realistic compared to others in this subrrddit, he's thought of almost everything to make sure people cant falsify it.
Because that's the exercise for the r/nosleep writer...to support the fictional tale with facts to make it believable.
GTAAddictionz wrote:Sorry if this sounds like a weird thing to debunk. He claims:
To be experiencing a time loop, which keeps resetting at 9:56, and he's been in it for thousands of days.

He claims to know what people in the comments are going to say before they do, he does this on one occassion in part 2 of the story.

He claims he killed his family to break out of the loop. Weird.
I can't think of any realistic way a time loop could be generated on the surface of a planet. I suppose if you were able to travel toward a singularity, then "warp" back a few light years to travel the same path, it might generate a time loop, but it also might generate an entirely new series of events. (Also, this is impossible. If you had sufficient mass to resist the pull of a singularity, you would be a singularity. Nor has physics presented a viable theory for exceeding c.) The laws of physics pretty much debunks his story.
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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:41 pm

Wait. We're doing "Ground Hog's Day" fact checking now?

Oh, my bad. "Happy Death Day" is in theaters now. SSDD.

What kind of moron fact checks that {!#%@}?
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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:What kind of moron fact checks that {!#%@}?
Ohhhhh, what did you just call Ni[c]ki??? :shock:
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Post by Phoenix76 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:57 am

What a lot of cadswollop! We are skeptics, why are we taken in by these posts? Cadswallop = crap!

Look, the guy has presented no proof whatsoever. He doesn't, and I suggest can't, substantiate any of his claims. It is not up to us to prove him wrong. It is up to him to prove his theory. He hasn't done this. We have allowed this post to waffle on for however many posts, without ever calling this person to put up proof. He has said nothing at all to substantiate his arguments.

If he can't present proof, ignore him and eventually he will go away. It's a bit like a child getting bullied at school. If you keep fighting it, it will keep bullying you. If you ignore it, it WILL go away eventually. Just don't understand why we tolerate these spurious type posts.

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The amusement factor, Phoenix. Kinda dull around here without the court jesters.
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Post by Nikki Nyx » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:53 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Wait. We're doing "Ground Hog's Day" fact checking now?

Oh, my bad. "Happy Death Day" is in theaters now. SSDD.

What kind of moron fact checks that {!#%@}?
It's not fact-checking; it's correcting BS for the record. :mrgreen:
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Post by Austin Harper » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:34 pm

Did you really just ask us to debunk a story that you know is fiction?
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Post by Nikki Nyx » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:40 pm

Austin Harper wrote:Did you really just ask us to debunk a story that you know is fiction?
He apparently believed it at least feasible, ignoring the nature of the subreddit's rules...that commenters are mandated to behave as if the story is factual.

You've heard of the concept of the earworm? When your brain repeats one small portion of a song in an apparent attempt to drive you mad? I wrote a r/nosleep story about my earworm being an actual brain parasite. Comments on my story included expressions of concern and medical advice...lol.

Lately, my earworm is attempting to drive me insane with the theme song from Green Acres.) :tease:
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Post by OlegTheBatty » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:49 pm

Nikki Nyx wrote:
Lately, my earworm is attempting to drive me insane with the theme song from Green Acres.) :tease:
I WILL NOT click that link. There is an earworm thread back in the archives. 8-)
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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:56 pm

Arnold was gay.
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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Arnold was gay.
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GTAAddictionz wrote:So I was hoping some skeptic could debunk some guys story on r/nosleep (I know it is a fiction but I have a fear of these things). This story is quite realistic compared to others in this subrrddit, he's thought of almost everything to make sure people cant falsify it. Sorry if this sounds like a weird thing to debunk. He claims:

To be experiencing a time loop, which keeps resetting at 9:56, and he's been in it for thousands of days.

He claims to know what people in the comments are going to say before they do, he does this on one occassion in part 2 of the story.

He claims he killed his family to break out of the loop. Weird.

Thanks :)

Edit: sorry, didn't know we weren't allowed to post links.
Chemical imbalance and gestalt psychology. 'Time looping' is a mental phenomena reported by people who take DMT, LSD, LSA, psylosibin, risky quality of pills... This happens to people, they are convinced is real - such as the nature of illusions - until thy sleep it off. This guy suffers it permanently.

Time perception and filling up the missing gaps with whatever comes to mind to understand 'the whole/ gestalt' is a ability that can be distorted. Mentally healthy people take a lot for granted, appreciate your healthy minds guys!

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GTAAddictionz wrote:So I was hoping some skeptic could debunk some guys story on r/nosleep (I know it is a fiction but I have a fear of these things).
You have a fear of being caught in a time loop for years?

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Post by Willywizz » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:54 pm

It's nosleep brah. I've posted stories there before where I speak as if some scary supernatural thing is happening to me, and I give little details to make it seem more believable. The people who respond have to act as though it's all true and it's one of the rules on there.

Time doesn't really exist, there's only the now. The universe isn't some giant video recorder that can go on a loop or skip and if he really was going through a loop, how would his post be on Reddit? Why would it only be contained to one person?

So yeah it's complete fiction calm down~

Was a good read though, I love time travel stories and especially creepypastas about time distortion stuff~

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Post by Austin Harper » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:57 pm

Nikki Nyx wrote:You've heard of the concept of the earworm? When your brain repeats one small portion of a song in an apparent attempt to drive you mad? I wrote a r/nosleep story about my earworm being an actual brain parasite. Comments on my story included expressions of concern and medical advice...lol.

Lately, my earworm is attempting to drive me insane with the theme song from Green Acres.) :tease:
I've been catching up on The Walking Dead and after watching several scenes where Darrell is being tortured by being forced to listen to The Collapsable Hearts Club's "Easy Street" I can't get it out of my head either. It's been weeks and I'm losing my mind.
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Post by Nikki Nyx » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:39 pm

Austin Harper wrote:I've been catching up on The Walking Dead and after watching several scenes where Darrell is being tortured by being forced to listen to The Collapsable Hearts Club's "Easy Street" I can't get it out of my head either. It's been weeks and I'm losing my mind.
I have three pieces of advice:
1. Think the song through to its end. Often, this helps get rid of the endlessly repeating snippets.
2. Deliberately think of a different song. Note that this might simply replace one with the other.
3. Listen to some music that's completely different from that song.
All three are "exorcisms," so to speak. :mrgreen:
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