Cicada 3301: An Internet Mystery

  • Published: 19 May 2018
  • In this video I explore an elaborate cryptographic internet puzzle orchestrated by a mysterious individual or group known as Cicada 3301.


    The puzzle I hid in this video has been solved:

    Own work

    Erang - Forever Lost In An Endless Dream

    Erang - The Highway Goes Ever On

    Erang - Silent Bones

    Cicada 3301 - The Instar Emergence

    Cicada 3301 - Interconnectedness

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Comments • 38 530

  • Kim Reyes
    Kim Reyes  57 minutes back

    What if the last test was to be silent of what they know and be patient and the cicada will observe him for years if hes gonna talk about it. 🤔 or collecting information about the winner so that he wont be backing out 🤔

    • Can we hit 1000 subs So i can brag at school

      You have been smooched by shrek

      Like to claim

      • LackingPotatoes
        LackingPotatoes  3 hours back

        If they were looking for intelligent individuals why tf would they look for them on 4chan lmao

        • IJ7
          IJ7  6 hours back

          The reversed whispers in the back tho... I’m curious... If anyone can find out pls do so...

          • Vestra
            Vestra  6 hours back

            What’s the song in the behind though , it sounds very nice

            • Zane Viles
              Zane Viles  7 hours back

              Holy shit this should be turned into a movie

              • Mariah Allen
                Mariah Allen  8 hours back

                your voice is so subtle, yet creepy and it's so cool! You gave me chills dude. Subscribed!

                • Harry Potter
                  Harry Potter  8 hours back

                  Man,who edits your videos? That person is incredible.

                  • Lagumists
                    Lagumists  9 hours back

                    I’d like to know the current state of the Cicada 3301 puzzle today

                    • Johnny Injun
                      Johnny Injun  12 hours back


                      • Ayden Wolfe
                        Ayden Wolfe  13 hours back

                        Imagine if, at the end of everything
                        All this work and all this dedication and time and money spent
                        The final puzzle takes you to a website with a single image.
                        The culmination of everything up to this point
                        7 years of work

                        And it's just an image that displays....


                        • deee fasm,f
                          deee fasm,f  14 hours back

                          6:58 I knew the first one immediately , the symbol of a made up God , Frey. He was fictional like zeus and the others.

                          • Dimas Yunanto
                            Dimas Yunanto  14 hours back

                            If I have abundant source of money I will make a game with this kind of questions and anyone can solve the puzzle will gain a reward money to continue the quest might go abroad and every question have a branch of answer with different ways path that will lead to final conquest.. and there is 4 final quest that will lead to whatever you will call it as reward or purpose.. it might look like a one piece story but is just an idea 😁 commend down here if any of you have a same thought or different idea.. see you in the future

                            • Ellie Fox
                              Ellie Fox  14 hours back

                              17:48 Put this in reverse on Snapchat.....

                              • Erin Williams
                                Erin Williams  15 hours back

                                what if cicada is the illuminati and they stopped making public announcements cuz everyone found out about them

                                • Miles Owens
                                  Miles Owens  15 hours back

                                  This has been in my youtube recommendations for a whole year

                                  • Rusty Recommends
                                    Rusty Recommends  15 hours back

                                    Cicada wouldn't even require that much disposable income. Just the right kind of job.

                                    Major airports in some of the busiest and largest cities across the globe. Anyone who travels often enough internationally for work could have done this. That means rich business prople, but also flight crew, dedicated volunteers, hipsters with weird hobbies, an ever growing percent of the chinese 'middle' class, certain military and government types, and countless others.

                                    So even if we assume one person set up all the posters, it could have been done within a week given someone on the right kind of flight crew for example. Or just a few people and even easier to accomplish.

                                    • PUNCH MASTER
                                      PUNCH MASTER  15 hours back

                                      U know i think if u solve this puzzle he problaly give u 5000000 $ . i know it sounds crazy but why would he make such complicated puzzle.
                                      P.S its just an ideea so dont take this for real. -_-

                                      • Fąnos Boyy
                                        Fąnos Boyy  16 hours back

                                        Cicada 3301: Do not share this information with anyone
                                        Guy: *posts information*
                                        Cicada 3301: Ah ShIt , HeRe We Go AgAiN

                                        • Assassin 360gaming
                                          Assassin 360gaming  16 hours back

                                          I wish if the world would continue being this interesting.. I SWEAR IF THERE ARE NO ALIENS IN AREA 51 I WILL BE SO PISSED OFF

                                          • Jason Richmond
                                            Jason Richmond  16 hours back

                                            It was a recruitment for MIB

                                            • Virna Margaretha
                                              Virna Margaretha  18 hours back

                                              Cicada laughing their asses off reading the comments 👀

                                              • Junaid
                                                Junaid  19 hours back

                                                Just a nord vpn add

                                                • Frank Woods
                                                  Frank Woods  20 hours back

                                                  Minecraft seed

                                                  • ky sputnik
                                                    ky sputnik  20 hours back

                                                    Smart people get others to think for them

                                                    • Jhonata Luís
                                                      Jhonata Luís  20 hours back

                                                      Motherfuckin' sound jumpscare at the middle of the video

                                                      • Hai Josh
                                                        Hai Josh  21 hours back

                                                        the trick is to forcefully take the information at the final step

                                                        • Comrad
                                                          Comrad  22 hours back

                                                          Whats the back ground music called?

                                                          • Ophree Matzkin
                                                            Ophree Matzkin  23 hours back

                                                            It's probably like the group anonymous. They fight for social justice and such. Cicada is probably doing the same for privacy online

                                                            • Apostolis Sigma
                                                              Apostolis Sigma  23 hours back

                                                              This is like it was made by the Riddler himself! Was he expecting Batman to show up?

                                                              • Srieza
                                                                Srieza  23 hours back

                                                                Who else just want to beat up Cicada for this?

                                                                • Subasish Ghosh
                                                                  Subasish Ghosh  23 hours back

                                                                  who else tried to call on that no?

                                                                  • Scan End
                                                                    Scan End  24 hours back

                                                                    Those who exposed their findings after cicada went quiet were cut off. It was a ploy to find those who could truly be patient whilst maintaining confidentiality. Nox Populi failed.

                                                                    • Monica Simon
                                                                      Monica Simon  1 days back

                                                                      This video scared the hell out of me. I find a way to be scared of everything

                                                                      • Jett Grist
                                                                        Jett Grist  1 days back

                                                                        Boys suit up for the raid

                                                                        September 20 I’ll pick u up

                                                                        • Potato Dog
                                                                          Potato Dog  1 days back

                                                                          Does anyone else find the spreading of the cicadas wings super satisfying?

                                                                          • Mikolaj Kraszewski
                                                                            Mikolaj Kraszewski  1 days back

                                                                            Hope it'll return someday.
                                                                            Btw. interesting patreon nicknames: 65.525158
                                                                            , -19.870823...
                                                                            I'm too stupid to get to that audio at the end of the video.... Assuming it means anything xD

                                                                            • Sophia Chrin
                                                                              Sophia Chrin  1 days back

                                                                              Who knows? It might be aliens from Area 51 testing humans intelligence 🤷🏻‍♀️

                                                                              • Desmond lee Magarro
                                                                                Desmond lee Magarro  1 days back

                                                                                this is the work of area 51 aliens to know who could save them from area 51

                                                                                • Cruz Martino
                                                                                  Cruz Martino  1 days back

                                                                                  Will I get tracked down if I call that number 😂

                                                                                  • Prymasis
                                                                                    Prymasis  1 days back

                                                                                    What is that song called, use know which one im talking about

                                                                                    • YaboiXray
                                                                                      YaboiXray  1 days back

                                                                                      Screw this whole mystery they need to release their albums
                                                                                      Inter connectedness is the best :)

                                                                                      • yung evaluation
                                                                                        yung evaluation  1 days back

                                                                                        Who ever this guy is he his probably the smartest person alive

                                                                                        • Ethan Huynh
                                                                                          Ethan Huynh  1 days back

                                                                                          When your teacher gives your class a breakout

                                                                                          • Ester Jesi
                                                                                            Ester Jesi  1 days back

                                                                                            Plot twist: Ryan Higa was the Cicada 3301 all this while

                                                                                            • 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375

                                                                                              The level of intricate detail in these tests is way too intense and intelligent to be merely a giant troll. If it is, it would be the most brilliant troll of the history of the internet...

                                                                                              • GD Zodixc
                                                                                                GD Zodixc  1 days back

                                                                                                Are You A Fan Of SEA1997?

                                                                                                • Nibba Please
                                                                                                  Nibba Please  1 days back

                                                                                                  Cool video tho