In a previous post
, we noted a series of videos uploaded to YouTube which allegedly captured a bizarre worldwide phenomenon -- low, loud, quasi-electronic sounds permeating large areas. Religious-minded folk felt that these sounds might represent Gabriel's horn signalling the end of the world.
I'm not religious, but I am
in the mood for a good apocalypse. Universal extinction? Well, it beats paying rent. Bring it on!
As much as I wanted to believe these videos, the aroma of fraud lingered over this affair. Now a reader directs our attention to this post
, which reveals the whole thing to be a hoax engineered by a wacky preacher named Paul Begley.
This man is Pastor at Community Gospel Baptist Church in Knox, Indiana. Paul Begley has built an enormous presence on the internet, preaching "End of Days" Gospel Revelations, and trying to tie both natural and human world events into evidence of a coming Apocalypse. He also mentions UFOs, extraterrestrials and related content in his internet sermons. The strange sounds are a major topic of his rhetoric for end of days preaching, and come as too great of a tool to legitimize his prophecy. Thus, the chances that he and other members of his religious organization are deliberately releasing videos of this sound are too great to ignore.
His birthplace is hard to locate but I located it to be Kyev, Ukraine. This is most interesting, since the very first video containing the sounds supposedly came from Kiev, Ukraine.
Paul Begley would have plenty of reasons for promoting these sounds as apocalyptic prophecies, as it has immediately boosted his listening audience and increased the number of followers to his church.
Disappointing news, this. I'd be grateful to any reader who can debunk the "Begley" theory so that I may continue to think pleasant thoughts of Absolute Annihilation. Keep hopelessness alive!