Close your eyes and think back to 2015, truly a bizarre year. There were the terrorist attacks in Paris, the music video for hotline bling dropped, there was that weird dress illusion where some people saw it black and blue, but others saw it white and gold. More importantly, it was the year the ALS ice bucket challenge swept the nation.
The challenge was born to spread awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The creator of the challenge, Pat Quinn, came up with the idea after his good friend Corey Griffin was diagnosed with the illness in 2012.
To take part in the trendy challenge you would first have to be nominated by a friend or family member on social media. Then you would film yourself dumping a bucket of ice water over your head and post the video to Vine, Instagram, Facebook, etc. You would then be able to nominate more people to complete the challenge.
But why? Why a bucket of ice on the head? One might suggest there's better ways to spread awareness and raise money. Others suggest that the challenge wasn't to raise awareness at all, in fact, many thought it to be a satanic ritual.
Sarah Owens, a journalist for WorldNetDaily, became suspicious when the Ice Bucket Challenge gained such popularity and momentum.
She mentioned concerns regarding widespread participation, including notable figures like George Bush, Lady Gaga, and David Beckham. When fans and supporters of these celebrity types saw them participating in the challenge, it made them want to participate that much more. Adding fuel to the fire in a sense. (Lady Gaga preforming the challenge below)
Owen referenced to a video in which self-proclaimed evangelist Anita Fuentes talked about cultic messages in the ritual which aimed at cleansing the populace of America for future. This cleansing was supposed to be in the name of Satan.
The death of Corey Griffin is the best evidence that ties the satanic ritual theory to reality. Griffin, the challenge's co-founder, committed suicide by jumping off of a building. Was it a mistake or a sacrifice being offered?
Owens claims that because Griffin passed away the same night he was able to raise $100,000 for ALS research, raising some questions about the nature of his death.
Furthermore, Oprah Winfrey's involvement in the challenge was a little bit sus. Before receiving a bucket of ice water on her head, Winfrey says in her video, "In the name of ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge."
Many found her choice of words disturbing. Christians often perform religious rituals “in the name of” Jesus or the Holy Trinity. This would imply that the Oprah scenario was just mockery of Jesus or Christianity as a whole in a way.
Not only that, but some suggest that the acronym, ALS, isn't just condensing the name of disease but could also mean Antichrist-Lucifer-Satan.
The Ice Bucket Challenge came in three stages. It required the participant to follow a premeditated ritual which first comprised of acceptance of their nomination for the challenge. It was followed by filming and posting a video of the challenge. The final phase required the participant to nominate three people to also take up the challenge.
At first glance, it might seem innocent, but the methodology of the challenge raises questions. In the occult world, the number three is often used to mock the Holy Trinity, and the number of steps in the challenge seems to echo the importance of the number three.
According to the occult sciences, one of the symbols of paranormal activity is suddenly feeling cold. Dumping ice water all over your own head seems like a very literal embodiment of the chill that comes from a haunting.
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