Been fascinated by this Reddit dude for like a month now. Writes these really bizarre, hallucinogenic nonsequitors in the comments of random threads. Seems to be taking the shape of some sort of novel or alternate reality game. But the stuff he writes is just creepy and incredibly engaging. All sorts of theories about the author's real identity - drug enthusiast, soldier with PTSD, etc. Definitely a fun rabbit hole to go down if you've got some time to kill. The original Vice article that got me started is below... '_9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9' Is Reddit’s New, Terrifying Mystery Written by SARAH EMERSON April 29, 2016 // 10:37 AM EST “They crawl up the mountain, bare hands on the sharp volcanic rocks. The sun beats down on them. It is a grueling test. The island has a secret that it doesn't want to reveal. They draw close to the man at the top of the mountain, keeping their guns trained on him. He has no weapon. His body is fragmented like an image in a broken mirror, various pieces floating without connection, the brightness of the sky shining between them, the blood of his insides bright red. His head is like a balloon floating several feet over the rest of him. ‘Hello, America,’ the head calls, breaking into a sickly smile. The whites of the eyes are clustered with red hemorrhages. Sweat rolls down the face.” What you just read is an anonymous Redditor’s replyto an innocent photo of a man posing with his enormous LEGO battleship. The cryptic user _9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9 has been commenting on seemingly random Reddit posts with sinister, and often gruesome sci-fi vignettes, ever since he created the account six days ago. His posts, which remind me of a sort of prosaic Lovecraft, quickly caught the attention of a growing number of users. And, as it goes with all Reddit mysteries, people have picked apart every last letter in 9M9H9E9’s stories, and come up with some pretty convincing cyphers, theories, and dark suspicions about the poster’s identity. If you cruise through 9M9H9E9’s comments, you’ll see a lot of talk about flesh interfaces (shudder), LSD, and trench warfare. His writings evoke creepypastas and stories by the SCP Foundation—an online horror community borne out of 4chan’s /x/ paranormal discussion board. References to lost cosmonauts, the Russian Sleep Experiment, Hungarian serial killerElizabeth Báthory (aka “the blood countess”), and macabre Soviet mythology seem tailor-made for internet readers. Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov's remains in an open casket. Image: NPR/RIA Novosti/Photo Researchers Inc A few of the characters the author has embodied are a Japanese researcher considering suicide by LSD overdose, an American GI who discovers something sickening in a Viet Cong tunnel, a US Marine who meets death at Iwo Jima, a friend of the Manson Family who walks into a “giant space pussy,” and perhaps the most revolting of all: a child whose mother has been replaced by an avatar made from desiccated animal parts. 9M9H9E9, as The Verge pointed out, appears to be describing an “eerie alternate world” accessible through portals created by his mind. In a now-deleted manifesto directed at other Reddit users, he called himself a “30-something American male,” and pretty explicitly admitted to substance abuse. There were hints at possible psychosis, but the author remained in character and insisted his writings are based on things that actually happened to him. As for the flesh interfaces he keeps referring to, 9M9H9E9 said this: “Obviously I can't define a flesh interface in terms of purpose or composition or mechanism. I can only list the various phenomena which are related to them. Chief among these is the creation of an incident zone wherein objects are spontaneously segmented; in other words, parts of the objects simply disappear, yet the objects continue to behave as if the missing parts are still present.” Reddit user HotGrilledSpaec suggested a flesh interface is actually a body that has undergone “gnosis,” which is the opening of someone’s mindafter an experience that allowed their consciousness to transcend their physical body. Psychedelic drugs can elicit mystical experiences similar to the concept of gnosis, so perhaps this is what 9M9H9E9 believes he’s experienced.