Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Dead Bart Update

Well, I had to get rid of that computer I watched the episode on. Even after a complete reformatting, it never worked correctly. The episode file could never be deleted from it and it kept opening on its own. I wiped the hard drive clean several times and the episode wouldn't go away. The sound control didn't work and it was a laptop, but the power never seemed to run out and I couldn't get it to turn off. I was going to keep the computer just so I'd have a copy of the lost episode, but looking at it was making me nervous. I had a recurring nightmare several nights in a row: the episode was playing, but instead of the photo-realistic Bart corpse, it was myself at ten years old. I found a picture of myself at 10 and the nightmare was closer to it than my own memory had been. I swear...that picture of myself at 10, dead, started flashing on the computer screen so quickly that I could never be sure. After that, I destroyed the computer.

I haven't been able to get the episode out of my head, though, and decided to do more research to try to understand it. I found a few people online who seemed to know about it; apparently the episode aired once in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. I have a cousin who was watching The Simpsons during the first season and lives around there, so I asked him if he remembered the episode. He asked me how I knew about it; it was a nightmare he had that he had only told his parents about, and I was only a few years old at the time. I told him about the episode I saw and the people online who remembered it. He thought I was just playing a prank on him, and when I got him to look at the online posts about it, he screamed and hung up. He hasn't responded to any attempts I made to contact him since.

Determined to get to the bottom of this, I kept searching online. I found someone who said they had a tape of it they would sell to me. I was nervous, but determined to find out the truth about this and end the matter. I bought the tape as well as a really old and cheap TV/VCR, since I had a feeling neither would be the same after I watched the episode.

The episode was pretty much the same as the file I downloaded...I don't want to say anymore; this wasn't worth it and I'd give anything to go back to how I felt when I had the computer with the file scaring me. I destroyed the tape, but it didn't help. The commercials on the tape... I don't want to remember them. There were monsters from my dreams I had never told anyone about, news promos about tragedies that hadn't happened yet, surreal computer generated animation that wouldn't have been possible in the 80s - or now for that matter. A former friend watched it with me, but he saw completely different things, with one exception. There was a seemingly live news report from June 6th, 2013. In complete monotone, he recited the details of millions of people having died in their sleep, some of them waking up for a few seconds first, rambling incoherently about something that people could only piece together had something to do with nightmares. I'm sure you can figure out what date was on the tombstones of the currently alive celebrities.

There was one difference in the episode itself, though. The "joke" Homer told was completely clear on this version. When it zooms in on Homer's face, while looking at Bart, he says:

"If only we all were that lucky."

(This story is credited to a person called KI Simpson. Also, click here to read the original Dead Bart story.)

32 comments:

  1. *sigh* This didn't need an update, now it seems like a rip off of the Sonic the Hedgehog episode 61 thing.

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  2. How is this like Episode 66? This Dead Bart update is only similar to Episode 66 in that there's a VHS tape and it was possibly shown in one city.

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  3. this was pretty bad. at least the original dead bart sham didn't go over the top with paranormal activity. This just wasn't good

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  4. I agree with Anonymous.

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  5. hahahah i get the joke

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  6. I don't get the joke?

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  7. The joke was that they are all anonymous.
    Also, why does so much fucked up shit seem to go down in Portland?

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  8. i am not anonymous?

    wtf are you talking about

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  9. Haha, Matt Groening and his sick little fucked up mind. :D

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  10. That's some tasty bullshit.. Totally ruined the origianl story..

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  11. More Portland? People must not like it there.

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  12. Why everything happens in Portland?!

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  13. Fuck guys, you should all go to Portland. Seriously.
    If anyone here remembers Courage the Cowardly Dog opening, then:
    "...Creepy stuff Happens in Portland, and it's up to you to save the day"

    So if you're in portland you'll see/hear lots of creepiness. And might possibly go insane. Go for it.

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  14. Isn't Portland one of the most haunted places in America? :O

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  15. ALL OF THE ANONS!

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  16. Drug use is rife in Portland. Go figure

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  17. LOL the information that had been the reason for its mysterious touch the date of the people dying has been anounced xD and it seems like we wont die 2012 because they will die 2013 LOL

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  18. Groening decided to create something new and came up with a cartoon family, The Simpsons, and named the members after his own parents and sisters — while Bart was an anagram of the word brat! groening is bart simpson himself .. (hihihih)could be possible he try kill bart ,asking himself for a suicide???

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  19. Which Portland? The one in Maine or the one in Oregon?

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  20. Portland Oregon, creepypasta capital of the world.

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  21. Why would you destroy it? At least record the VHS footage or something so you can share it with people and we won't assume that this is all bullshit. I find this very interesting, but to know that there is a chance that it's all just a hoax is disappointing. You're trying to tell us that you came across an extremely rare video twice and destroyed it both times in order to hide the evidence? No matter how scary it may have been, that is an extremely stupid and foolish thing to do. Now I, along with many others, are just assuming that you made this all up.
    If anyone has any REAL evidence that this video or the Squidward suicide is real, please let me know. I find it fascinating how it's possible that an animator can express such grotesque subliminal messages through cartoon characters that we have grown to love. I just want to believe it.

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    1. HAHAHA! Of course it's fake! It's a story, come on think about it...That's like thinking magic is real.

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  22. I've never presented Dead Bart or any of my stories as true, none of the lost episode creepypastas (at least the ones that contain anything supernatural or completely impractical) are.

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  23. It's creepypasta, none of it is real and you should feel sorry for believing otherwise.

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  24. None of these stories are real. They're all published on a site where you write 'scary stories' to shock people. This would have had to have been the work of not only the creator, but the animators, writers, producers, voice actors...etc. Each episode obviously has an entire team working on it, and it takes months to perfect. This, and Squidward's suicide, would NEVER happen. PERIOD. It's entertainment. That's it.

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  25. Best! ^ I like how this anonymous gets these stories cause you'll be surprised by how many stupid people there are in this world... smh ....

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  26. I wish it were real.

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    1. Why would you wish such a thing??

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  27. This reminds me of the South Park episode where they make fun of Joseph Smith and the golden plates. "Well, only I can see the plates, so I'm gonna write what's on them on a piece of paper. No one else can see them. Don't question whether they're real or not, I swear they are. I'm gonna destroy them because you should believe it just 'cause."

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  28. check todays date. im freaked out because this is the first day i ever heard about this.

    its june 6th 2013 today.

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  29. June 6th 2013 came and went... No tragedy :)

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  30. I want to see the video so if you find anything email me at a1218meadows@bransonk12.net
    If you find anything to this video tell me my name is Alex

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