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Still Thinking About YouTuber Marina Joyce’s Kidnapping Conspiracies

Literally, what even happened?

2016 was a wild time; we were streaming Beyoncé’s Lemonade, running rampant in the streets trying to catch them all on Pokémon GO! and mourning both Prince and Harambe – both gone too soon. There was no wilder story throughout the 16s, in my humble opinion, that rivalled the story of British YouTuber, Marina Joyce and the conspiracies that unfolded.

Much like our ever-concerning but endearing Britney Spears, Marina Joyce’s name made headlines around the world that detailed her strange and erratic on-camera behaviour.

Britney Spears has sparked concern over her internet behaviour too.

Fans had speculated that Marina’s behaviour in her YouTube videos was indicating signs of abuse, and was seen to have bruises on her arms in several videos. It was further speculated that she may have been kidnapped and was being forced to film video content against her will.

Things quickly escalated when in one of Marina Joyce’s videos, a shotgun was spotted in the background and whispered ‘help me’ to the camera.

Authorities went to Marina’s house as fans feared that she may have been kidnapped by ISIS. Enfield Police took to Twitter to assure frantic fans that she was ‘safe and well.’

Following this, Marina tweeted for fans to attend a meet-up in East London at 6:30am, and bring a friend. The event was hosted by Morning Gloryville, and the organisers spoke out, saying that they do not know Marina Joyce.

“We don’t know Marina, but we’re all sending out beams of love to her and her fans in what seems to be a confusing time! The internet can be a scary a place, something we’ve come face-to-face with in just the last couple of hours. Stay cool & calm.”

Other YouTubers at the time were discouraging fans from going to the meet-up as they believed it to be dangerous and potentially linked to an ISIS rally.

Marina jumped on a livestream to answer fan questions, but people weren’t letting up on the conspiracy theories. She addressed a few things, but was very vague. When asked about the bruises, she said ‘it’s a secret’ and when asked to turn the camera around to prove there wasn’t someone there, she refused.

The livestream also ended abruptly as more questions poured in.

The wild conspiracies don’t stop there – Marina Joyce went missing in August 2019 and this time, her then-boyfriend attempted to de-bunk the rumours. This only fuelled more conspiracy, calling him out for being suss.

The internet has been used to piece investigations together in the past, and most recently, a homicide investigation was aided by a TikTok where users discovered human remains on a randonauting expedition.

We mightn’t ever know what happened to Marina Joyce back in 2016, but we can only hope that she is okay now and recovers from being thrown into the spotlight.

What Is ‘Randonauting’ And Why Is It Turning TikTok Into An IRL Horror Film?

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The ‘world’s first quantamly generated Choose Your Own Adventure reality game’, Randonautica launched just before isolation, and as restrictions began to lift, TikTok users have documented their experiences of ‘randonauting’ on the app. Hear all the details below:

The app takes the concept of Choose Your Own Adventure and brings it into real life by giving the user a set of random coordinates near their current location, whilst ‘setting an intention’ for what you hope to see. In a twisted turn of events, one user from Seattle uncovered what would be deemed a gruesome homicide scene.

A group of friends followed the Randonautica app to a beach in Seattle to find a suitcase that had been washed ashore.

The TikTok users found the suitcase and joked that there might be money in there, but when they opened it, the smell was overwhelming. They called the police immediately, and documented their entire randonauting experience – which local police say was extremely helpful.

Seattle Police Detective, Mark Jamieson told Oxygen.com, “We’ve interviewed them and we’re actually glad that the video is out because it helps corroborate some of the information.”

There was some speculation that the discovery may have been staged. Initially, the Seattle Police Department believed the call from the teenagers to be ‘low priority’, so it was another hour and a half before officers appeared on the scene to discover something very serious.

According to reports, the two bodies have since been identified. Authorities believe that the couple had died at least ten days prior to being found on the beach in Seattle.

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Fans Reckon Britney Spears' Yellow Top Is Actually A Cry For Help

Got lost in the game.

If you claim that Britney Spears isn’t front of mind, at least 80% of your day, you’d be lying to yourself. Between her iconic fashion shows and Minion memes, you’d have to be somewhat across her kinda odd behaviour on IG.

Throwback to when Britney Spears claimed that she was faster than Usain Bolt and accidentally sharing communist propaganda. Hear about that on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

You may have also seen #FREEBRITNEY in the comments section of almost every single one of her posts, and The Yellow Top Theory is another instalment in this unfortunate, and pretty intense conspiracy.

#FREEBRITNEY is the movement started by Britney’s fans who believe that she is being held against her will and manipulated on the grounds of her conservatorship – meaning she has no control over her own life and what she puts out on the internet. Britney currently has no legal control over her financial affairs or her estate – those rights belong to her father.

Britney Spears has joined TikTok and has been posting her iconic, bizarre content on there and racking up millions of views. On her second to most recent post, a fan commented, “if you need help, wear yellow in your next video.”

Surprise! In her most recent post, Britney is wearing yellow AND even gave her ‘favourite yellow top’ a shoutout in the caption.

Until we get some answers, and we can be guaranteed that Britney Spears is safe and okay, I don’t see anyone doing anything less than continuing to analyse the hell out of her content.

TikTok has been known to ‘save lives’ before, so hopefully something good can come from this.

We don’t really know what to make of this, but it could definitely be more than a coincidence. Fans won’t let up on this, and it’s really very nice to see that Britney has people looking out for her.

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