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Creepy Video From 2009 May Include Kidnapped Wisconsin Girl Kayla Berg warning-graphic-content191 A video re-discovered on YouTube is causing a stir in the Antigo, Wisconsin Police Department as people link it to missing teen Kayla Berg, who disappeared in August 2011. Watch the video below. Viewer discretion is advised. The video, titled “Hi Walter Its me Patrick,” was posted on October 11, two months after Berg, 15, disappeared in Wausau, Wisconsin after going for a ride with her brother’s friend from Antigo to her boyfriend’s house.

The video went viral after its re-discovery today on a YouTube account dedicated to “creepy videos.” The video has since been deleted but can be viewed below. It was later discovered that a Facebook fan page for “Hi Walter Its me Patrick” was created in July 2016. View it here.

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It is currently unclear who Walter or Patrick are. However, it is not Wausua resident Michael Ausloos, who unfortunately looks similar to the man in the video. The Antigo Police put out this message this afternoon:

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Some Redditors have suggested that the message might be directed to Walter E. Ellis, a Milwaukee serial killer apprehended four days before Berg went missing. The Milkwaukee Journal Sentinel writes:

Ellis’ DNA has been found on at least nine females killed between 1986 and 2007, Flynn said. Police officials have said they think someone else killed one of those victims, a white 16-year-old runaway whose throat was slashed. The other victims, all prostitutes and African-American, were strangled. And at least two were also stabbed.

But if Ellis is indeed “Walter,” they are still looking for “Patrick,” the man in the video. Police have descended on a home in Marathon County, Wisconsin, but were unable to locate anyone. The official Facebook page of the Antigo Police Department has turned to the public for help.

The Antigo Police Department has recently been made of a YouTube video titled: Hi Walter It’s Me Patrick Video- I have a new girlfriend. This video was originally posted in October 2009, but has recently gone viral and many believe it is connected to our missing person Kayla Berg. The Antigo Police Department is actively investigating the origin of this video. If anyone has particular information as to the origin of the video or the identity of the individuals in the video please contact the Antigo Police Department.

Berg’s mother, Hope Sprenger, told ABC News affiliate WAOW Wisconin 9 that the video could be her missing daughter. “[It] sounded like her, looked like her, it gave me chills… Disturbing. It made me sick to my stomach. The clothing could be a big possibility. We do believe she was wearing that type of shirt, we know she had jeans. I thought it looked a lot like her. I pray to God it’s not.” Antigo Police confirmed that the girl in the video does look like Berg. Police Chief Eric Roller told ABC 2 WBAY News about the people in the video, “We’ll do whatever we can to find out who’s in there and identify them. Sometimes that’s hard on the web because of wherever this stuff may originate from [but] we’re going to do everything we can to get to the bottom of it.” However, some YouTube commenters believe the video is a hoax because the man, who calls himself Patrick, sounds scripted.

Imgur has gone FULL FUCKING CSI on the story. I copied the “evidence” and put it up for anyone who is looking to lose sleep tonight.

 

Good evening Imgurians.

Two days ago, I submitted an album called “Nightmare Fuel Vol. 2 (Videos/Audio/Pictures).”Although it received quite a bit of attention, great majority of that attention came from Imgurians that have voiced concern that the Hi Walter video could be genuine. Essentially, it’s about a guy named Patrick who shoots a vlog type video directed toward someone named Walter. At first it seems harmless enough, but then the last 14 seconds the video depicts a screaming woman in destress, bound and gagged, laying on the floor of a small basement room. The video then cuts to black. It was uploaded to a YouTube channel called “Hi Walter! It’s Patrick!” 7 years ago.

It has gone unnoticed until recently, when the video was discovered and went viral. Does it show a genuine kidnapping? The majority of the content I’ve seen is doubtful, but no statement I’ve read or heard definitively debunks the video. I think there’s enough evidence for it being real, that it warrants investigation. Above you’ll see a 15 second GIF of Patrick that was chosen merely for the reflections on his glasses. Some believe they can see the face or figure of a woman in the reflection. I personally can’t make anything out. I see what could be shelves on the other side of the room. My initial impression of Patrick is that he’s within his late 30’s, possibly in his early 40’s, somewhere in that age range. Of course he looks overweight, but still physically capable. For some reason I get the impression he’s worked laborious jobs throughout his life, perhaps related to construction or carpentry. That might explain how he built this one-off basement room. It should be noted that during Patrick’s monologue, he’s mentioned visiting two stores in a mall with his “gf.” One user, @DwightKnight has brought to light that those two stores, JC Penney’s and K Jewelers, BOTH existed in the Wausau Center mall in Wisconsin during 2009. (More on that later in the post) Now I must warn you… the next GIF shows the last 14 second of the video. In previous posts, I’ve tried to edit out the shot showing the woman, but for analysis it’s important to get acquainted with the content. The last few seconds of the video holds some pretty interesting information.

The Last 14 Seconds

These images and the guttural screams of the desperate woman are alarming to say the least, whether it’s fake or real. There have been a number of videos that were initially dismissed as fake, but then actually turned out to be real; 3 Guys 1 Hammer, the Luke Magnotta video, the Nick Berg beheading, and even a lot of the ISIS videos were disputed as fake or hoaxes. I think this is a gut-wrench reaction to videos that prove to be too real, especially when there is such a blatant disregard for human life that normal people just can’t comprehend. This is how psychopaths work, however; that’s what makes them psychopaths. (WARNING: Please do not go out of your way to find the aforementioned videos) For some reason, the Hi Walter video resonates with me on the same level as 3 Guys 1 Hammer or the Luke Magnotta video. Whether or not it’s fake, it should be investigated. I really believe you shouldn’t be able to make uploads like this, without there being some kind of investigation to answer to. It would really give these sorts of content creators a reason to think twice, which is fair in my book.

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Room Interior Analysis

The room appears to be a bathroom, but it’s quite strange. Centered on the ceiling, you can see a light fixture. Toward the back of the room, a shower head can be seen at the very top of the wall, and beneath that could be shower controls. The woman seems to be lying on a different surface than the rest of the room, I’ve outlined where the floor changes next to the legs of the sink. Above the sink I outlined what appears to be a mirror. The thinner, orange colored circle highlights the apparatus binding her hands together. As I cycled through different filters, tints, and other altercations, I noticed some sort of stain on the toilet seat lid. Right next to the door frame, the floor surface makes a transition. I believe the floor is largely bare concrete, with some tiling in the shower section, possibly vinyl. It would be weird to have carpet around a toilet, but I guess I’ve seen crazier things.

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Woman Analyisis

Here’s the woman in question, in the best lighting I could get, captured off the YouTube video itself. You can see the material binding her hands together. There appears to be some material wrapped across her mouth, which is also apparent in the way she tries to talk. I wasn’t able to understand what she’s saying: https://clyp.it/kszjedk5 “Why are you doing this?” The woman seems to have tanned skin, with dark colored hair. Her legs extend off the right side of her body, and appear to be covered. She’s wearing a red colored strap top, and what I believe are a pair of jeans based on how they fit around the hips. UPDATE: It’s been suggested that the girl is played by an actress/photographer, Sarah Bull. It seems she’s been approached by a number of people accusing her to be the woman in distress, but she’s gone so far to make a video outright denying her involvement: https://youtu.be/BAdBHOjeYNY She is also reporting anyone else that continues to harass her about the story to YouTube. UPDATE: I just want to leave this here: http://imgur.com/a/8U9qV – Screenshots taken by a YouTuber, Sean Briain, supposedly of the earliest comments left on the now removed “Hi Walter! I got a new gf today!” video, show that Sarah Bull had actually been one of the first few people to view the video. One of her friends comments, “This channel is a great idea!” Sarah Bull continues to deny involvement.

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Height of the Room and Patrick

Overall, the room is tiny. I approximate Patrick’s height to be at most 6ft tall, based on the height of the toilet seat which standard is about 18″ from the floor, and he looks to be about 230lbs. I can also tell you that’s no standard size door, which is typically 6′ 8″ tall. The room is elevated, as Patrick has to make a pretty sizeable step to enter. He barely fits in the room, which makes me wonder how he’d use that shower if it was just a basement bedroom. Nothing about the room looks practical to me, but it could’ve just been a poorly built addition. This all implies that the captive woman inside must be very petite in size.

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Room Exterior Analysis

On the exterior of the room, I circled some things that stand out to me. The top circle highlights what I believe is a blood smear on the light colored paneling, and continues on the door frame. I also noticed two dots on the bottom of the door, highlighted by the bottom circle, which I believe could be related to the blood smear. There also seems to be some kind of indentation on the white paneling in the middle circle. These findings are only prevalent nearby this section of the door frame, and are not found anywhere else. Also notice the light switch, in the off position, consistent with the light fixture inside the room but inconsistent with the lighting outside of the room. Above the door knob, you’ll see Patrick’s keys securely lodged in some kind of locking device that I’m unfamiliar with, and appears to be related to a shiny latching device secured on the door frame. The keys remain in position even when the door is roughly closed, despite other objects on the key-chain briefly flailing outward as the door shuts.

UPDATE: The lock was identified as a hasp lock: http://imgur.com/VY5yKuz

 

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Possible Link to Kayla Berg

In my original post http://imgur.com/gallery/vW5xA I drew a connection with the disappearance of a 15 year old, Wisconsin girl, Kayla Berg. Out of all the material I’ve read and watched on the video, so far I am the only one that has made this connection. http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/berg_kayla.html Kayla was reported missing exactly two months before the upload date on the video. She was joyriding with a friend smoking weed, until around 9:00PM she asked to be dropped off at her boyfriend’s house in a desolate part of Wausau, 40 minutes away from her hometown of Antigo.

Apparently the house she was dropped off at was actually condemned and its occupants moved while it was being renovated. It was unclear whether or not she knew this. Since she didn’t have a cell phone and nobody was around, it seems when her friend left there was no other way to contact anyone for help. She would’ve just been left out there by herself. Perhaps a certain someone saw this vulnerable 15 year old girl walking along the side of the road at night and took that opportunity to abduct her; Perhaps… a contractor that was working to renovate the home; Someone with experience in carpentry? The time of the upload and Kayla’s description are what really connects these two stories together. Kayla’s Description: Height: 5’2 Weight: 108lbs Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown Described as a passionate gymnast, so she would’ve been in good shape. These physical characteristics seem to match, IMO, but then it gets really coincidental when the wanted poster describes the clothes Kayla was last seen wearing – a red strap-top, and blue jeans – precisely what the woman in question wears.

EDIT: Now… there’s a lot of subjectivity here, and I understand that. There are 3 major points that connect Kayla to the video: Possible matching physical description, and matching clothes description A Coinciding time frame; the video uploaded 2 months after she went missing 7 years ago Plausible circumstance of endangerment; the video shows a woman that was kidnapped, that could result in a missing persons case like Kayla’s. Knowing this information, is it worth investigating? That’s the question. Well, in my original post, this video and the story I seem to have unraveled caused quite a bit of a reaction. People have urged me to contact the FBI and the Antigo Police department, and other users seem to have contacted them at their own volition as well. The next step in this story is whether or not the Antigo PD or the FBI will investigate the findings. So far, from what I understand, the Antigo Sheriff’s Department was unaware of the video, and of course unaware of the possible connection to Kayla. That’s where things now stand… Kayla’s disappearance has been a cold case for 7 years now, until this connection with the Walter video. At this point, I can only hope that investigators follow through and get to the bottom of that video.

UPDATE: It appears the authorities are now aware of the story. Is that Kayla? What’s Patrick’s story? Who is Walter? If you’ve made it this far, I want to thank you for reading. My content has sort of just stopped at this case because I believe in it so much. In other weirdo videos on YouTube there isn’t much to investigate, but what separates Hi Walter from those is a possible connection to a real world disappearance. Even if I’m wrong, I’d rather know that than dismiss the possibility that someone was in distress and needed our help, and we did nothing. Thanks again for reading, have a wonderful night.

********** UPDATES **********
The man in Walter video has been identified: https://youtu.be/AU405mwYh2U UPDATE: It seems that the man that played the role of Patrick in the Walter video was identified tonight, as an actor for a YouTube channel called 2150studios.
——————– UPDATE: New Interview with Kayla’s mother, Hope: https://youtu.be/TDPNCFTYAH4
——————– YouTube released a statement saying they will cooperate with law enforcement regarding the Walter video in any way they can. The man in the video still has not been identified.
——————– I’ve got to say… I had no idea this story would become a national news item. Fox News just now ran a report with the latest information, including an interview with the Antigo Chief of Poilce: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/11/police-investigate-youtube-video-that-may-show-teenage-girl-missing-since-2009.html Kayla’s story has now reached an international audience as well. I’ve been informed that the story has ran in both China and Australia. I’ll continue to update for as much as I can. http://imgur.com/gallery/Rv05fNB TheGeminiTIGER mentioned in a surprisingly accurate and well written article from the DailyMail.com: http://imgur.com/gallery/Rv05fNB
——————– UPDATE: FBI and ANPD have asked the public to help identify the people in the video. One user at Disqus is in talks with a detective with a possible identification of Patrick. ramathorn1982 believes the man could be an ex-coworker that committed suicide a couple years ago: https://disqus.com/by/ramathorn1982/
——————– Breaking news Imgurians! The Antigo police department has forwarded the video to the FBI. They’re still looking for any tips or information that could lead to the origin of the video. The FBI has had a long standing reward of $20,000 for any information leading to an arrest, or Kayla. Check the link below for more information: http://www.dailyprogress.com/wisconsin-police-investigate-video-in-girl-s-disappearance/article_c8321150-5b64-59a8-91c1-46c437dc5e57.html
——————– UPDATE: 11:00AM 10/11//2016 – 7 years after the “Hi Walter! I got a new gf today!” video was uploaded, it was finally brought down by YouTube for violating terms and conditions related to harassment and bullying. The video netted over 1 million views by the time it was taken down. I estimate the video gained about 100,000 views over the past 3 or 4 days.
——————– “We’ve learned the man in that video could live right here in Marathon county. We were on scene tonight when the police went to his home, but they could not locate that man.” http://www.waow.com/story/33359041/2016/10/10/antigo-police-investigate-youtube-video-in-connection-with-missing-teen (Video) Follow up: Police were able to interview the suspected man Tuesday morning, and determined he was not in the video.
http://www.wjfw.com/storydetails/20161010192144/antigo_police_department_investigating_youtube_video_with_possible_connection_to_kayla_berg My fellow Imgurians, I would like to proudly announce that WE DID IT! Local news outlets report that contact has been made with Antigo law enforcement, and the investigation is UNDER WAY. Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to report this vile video to authorities. What does this mean? The investigation just started, so I’m unaware of any other information regarding if the Walter video is genuine or is related to Kayla. This also means that we breathed new life into a 7 year cold case. Whether the video is relevant or not, I think the exposure of Kayla’s story is just as important. Keep your fingers crossed Imgurians, there is more to this story yet.
It appears the family has been notified of at least the original video’s existence:
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 – It was posted without any explanation or context, and the family seemed very upset by it. Please do not send the video directly to Kayla’s family!!! They have since posted this story on Kayla’s official Facebook page:
Anymore information regarding the case, PLEASE SUBMIT TO THE AUTHORITIES: “If you have information related to the Video or information on Kayla Berg please Contact Antigo Police Department (715)-627-6411 Or Langlade County Crime Stoppers (715) 627-NAIL (6245)!” Do not send the original video to Kayla’s family anymore, as it’s extremely disturbing to them. If you have any tips, please submit them to the authorities listed above.
On October 5th, it was reported that Kayla’s story was picked up by Investigation Discovery, and they’re currently in production and are asking for any tips or leads:

 

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