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The Manifest is the thirty-fifth video in the TribeTwelve series.
"I met up with Sam and he showed me Mary's name on the manifest. That was more than enough proof to give me reason to go up north for more answers, so I did."
[0:01] Video begins with Noah walking to the front door of Sam's house. He opens the screen door first and presses the doorbell. Noah knocks on the door and is greeted by Sam.
[0:28] Sam: Were you followed?
[0:29] Noah: Uh, no.
[0:30] Sam: (Points at his living room) Come in.
[0:32] Noah walks in the house.
[0:40] Cut to Noah opening the door to Sam's room. He walks in.
[0:44] Sam: Hey, thanks for coming by, man.
[0:45] Noah: Oh, no problem. (Noah takes a seat on Sam's office chair) Anything for a lead right now.
[0:49] Sam: All right, now, look, normally I'm not okay with anyone filming in my room
[0:52] Noah: Oh, uh...
[0:53] Sam: Uh, but I understand this is how you document things, this is like your schtick or whatever you call it...
[0:56] Noah: Yeah.
[0:57] Sam: So, um, I'm gonna let it slide, but don't get used to it, okay? (Sam takes a seat on the chair in front of his computer)
[1:01] Noah: Okay. Thanks for having me here in the first place though. Why have you called me here?
[1:06] Sam: Okay, as I was telling you, I have been doing my research, and, (Points to a sheet of paper stuck on his desk) you could see... now I've talked to this other guy, Daniel Shipman, I believe you've talked to him?
[1:16] Noah: Oh, yeah! Uh, he's been messaging me for the past few months, actually.
[1:18] Sam: [Nods] Right. (Turns to his computer)
[1:19] Noah: With the right information, also.
[1:20] (The computer monitor turns on, and the camera zooms in on the files) Sam: Um, well, as you know- as you know, uh, Daniel's been doing his research, um, it's up in New Jersey, which is actually like one of the headquarters for this organization...
[1:33] Noah: Yeah... okay. Wh-what is this, what is this organization?
[1:37] Sam: Uh, okay, not much is really known about them. Uh, (Camera zooms in on a few pictures) we do know it's a secret society cult-in-work.
[1:45] Noah: Yeah.
[1:46] Sam: They broke off from an order society called "Novas Order Europa", and they're centered around this Egyptian deity called "Gorr'Rylaehotep". [The camera pans to the pictures stuck to the computer desk] They're extremely secretive, and they've been around for quite some time.
[1:58] Noah: Whoa, Egyptian? What the fuck? O-okay, what was this "manifest" you talked to me about in the e-mail?
[2:03] Sam: Right! Okay, so, the manifest, right. We were doing our research, and Daniel sent me this scan of this old assembly manifest from 1985! I'm looking through it, and I see "Asher". Here, let me show you.
[2:17] Noah: Oh, shit. Let me check this out.
[2:20] Sam browses through his files.
[2:23] Sam: (Mumbling) What the hell, where is it? (He finds the manifest file and opens it.) There it is. (He zooms in into the names listed in the manifest.)
[2:27] Noah: Oh, shit...
[2:37] The camera zooms in on the manifest.
[2:39] Sam: Alright, look, um, here, (He points to one of the names listed in the manifest) "Asher M." The "M" is clearly for Mary, female, and she was twenty-two at the time.
[2:50] Noah: Twenty-two? That's... 1963... Fuck! I think that's her!
[2:56] Sam: Alright, and then here. (Points to the column "Chapter", and then "South" listed below) Chapter, "South Chapter". Alabama!
[3:03] Noah: That's Alabama, right there! Yeah, like... shit!
[3:13] Sam: (Moves to the right part of the manifest, he points to the word "AL") That's Alabama. (Points to the word "Hzl", then to "A+") Hazel, plus A...
[3:17] Noah: "Scar on right palm"?
[3:19] Sam: "Notable markings"... I guess that could help you find her.
[3:21] Noah: Shit, that's... that's great! Uh... what was that thing over the first column? The "v" thing?
[3:28] Sam: Uh, vassal.
[3:28] Noah: Vassal...
[3:29] Sam: Uh, their hierarchy, I believe. Uh, vassals are the most common on this list, so I guess she was just a member. Anyway, I talked to Daniel about this connection between you and the manifest, and he mentioned the group of guys that's been helping recently up at New Jersey. Uh, they've actually been dealing with this organization first-hand. They have a Youtube channel called "Dark Harvest".
[3:48] The camera moves away from the computer screen.
[3:49] Noah: "Dark Harvest"?
[3:49] Sam: Yeah, "Dark Harvest". Let me show you.
[3:52] Cut to camera showing Youtube on the computer screen, zooming on the "Dark Harvest" result in the search page.
[3:54] Cut to camera showing the Dark Harvest user page on Youtube.
[3:55] Cut to camera showing the "my_final_betrayal" video from Dark Harvest.
[4:03] Noah: Fuck, this is.. this is almost more like a cult.
[4:06] Sam: "Cult" is probably a more accurate term for them.
[4:10] Noah: Heh... um, well, shit, is there any way I can... maybe like, if you could tell me if I can somehow find a way to get more info out of them, like if we can talk to them? Maybe they know more about Mary, you know?
[4:20] Sam: Considering your situation, uh, as I was meeting up with Daniel, uh, these guys are very dangerous, um, and he knows a LOT more than I do.
[4:29] Noah: Ah, um, well fuck, thanks man, I've finally got a lead! Dude, you have no idea how happy this makes me, because I have been short for a while trying to find leads, and like, dude, you're a godsend. Um, well is there any way like, (Camera moves to Sam) any way that I can get a copy of that manifest? So I can, uh...
[4:49] Sam: Yeah, sure. Uh, but, you didn't get it from me.
[4:54] Noah: Alright, great, as long as I can have a copy (Sam stands up from his chair and walks to the door) then I can like... so, you really wanna--
[4:59] Sam: (Leaving the room) Alright, be right back.
[5:00] Noah: Ok.
[5:01] Camera moves around Sam's room, looking at various objects in the computer desk, including pictures of Slender Man.
[6:00] Door opens. Sam walks back in the room, holding a copy of the manifest.
[6:02] Sam: Alright. (He hands the manifest to Noah) Here you go, man.
[6:05] Noah: (Takes the manifest) Alright, thanks a lot.
[6:10] The camera turns to Sam.
[6:10] Sam: Suit yourself. You didn't get it from me... 'kay?
[6:13] Noah: Great. Then I'll uh, try to find these "Dark Harvest" guys. (Camera looks at a drawing of a pyramid with an eye in the middle stuck to the top of the computer monitor)
[6:16] Sam: Alright, yeah, that's enough of that.
[6:18] Noah: Oh, okay, okay. (Noah walks out of the room) Alright, alright. Thanks for having me over, alright?
[6:23] Cut to camera looking at the manifest on a table.
[6:24] Noah: Alright... *sigh* so I'm, uh, taking another look at this, uh, East Coast assembly manifest, and, um, (Camera zooms in on the bottom part of the manifest) I notice a name down here, "O'Connor"? Alright, here. (Points to the name O'Connor listed on the manifest) And, uh, (Cut to video showing footage from Device Analysis) Edward's last name is O'Connor, and I'm pretty sure his dad's name is Paul, and... New York... I don't know the blood type or eyecolor but that, that just strikes me as a little too coincidental. Uh, it's probably a longshot, it's a pretty common surname, and it could just be the fucking paranoia making me lose my damn mind again, but, I'm gonna have to ask him about this, and I'm not gonna leave any stone on turn anymore.
[7:08] Cut to Noah, the camera set down in a table in front of him.
[7:09] Noah: Alright, uh, update. Because of the manifest and what Sam told me about it, I have decided to book a flight up to New York in a few days, um, like the 23rd, and I'm going to see my family. Then right after, I'm going to Jersey, I'm gonna meet up with Daniel Shipman, and he's agreed to drive me back down to Florida with him because he's actually on his way there, he's outta there too. That's good. But first, I'm going to ask him about this cult, maybe even try to meet up with them, I know it's a very sudden decision and potentially very dangerous, but it's my only chance so I wanna get closer to finding out what happened to Mary, and to be honest, I don't even know how much time I have left before these fuckers make a move on me. So I've got this gut feeling about this "cult" being what I needed to find this whole time, maybe this is what I needed to find all along? So... (Noah reaches for something in the background, and takes out a beer can) Cheers to that. (Noah drinks the can)
[8:15] Cut to Noah filming his plane ride.
[8:26] Cut to Noah walking in an airport.
[8:27] Noah; Ugh, just got off the plane. Uh, the flight was pretty uneventful, my camera didn't pick up anything unusual during the flight, thank God! Uh, so, uh, today, I'm gonna see my parents, and, um, tomorrow, I'm gonna see Daniel.
[8:40] Cut to Noah in a train, looking at the camera with wide eyes.
[8:40] Noah: On a traiiin! (Noah films the view out the train) See that? Do you see that? That's... that's the view. (Noah moves the camera to show his Gameboy Advance SP) And almost...
[8:52] Video distorts for the first and only time. The words "The journal is the key" appears, then "Do not let them get it", then "Save and protect it". It is most likely a message inserted by Firebrand, since the text used is similar to Firebrand's in INTERCEPTION. The same message of protecting the journal is also apparent.
[8:53] Noah: Alright, oh, I'm playing "Tetris"! Old-school Tetris... "Tetris DX"... my childhood, right here. (Noah gets a 4-line combo in the game, he turns the camera to him) That feels good. That feels really, really good. (Noah turns the camera back to the Gameboy) So is that, but that wasn't much.
[9:17] Cut to Noah walking in a grassy field. He jumps over the fence and walks up to Daniel, who is sitting in the bench. Next to the bench, a dark figure seems to be seated in another bench.
[9:40] Noah: Hey, Daniel!
[9:44] Daniel: Hey, how've you been?
[9:45] Noah: Been good!
[9:46] Daniel: (Unintelligible)
[9:46] Noah: Yeah, it's real, (Noah and Daniel shake hands) it's real hot outside...
[9:50] Daniel: So uh, you ready to go?
[9:50] Noah: Uh, yeah, but first I wanna talk to you about something, is that uh, fine?
[9:54] Daniel: Uh, yeah, what is it?
[9:55] Noah: Um, you know Sam, right?
[9:57] Daniel: Yeah, yeah.
[9:58] Noah: Um, well, he, before he left, he gave me this... manifest that he's been talking about.
[10:03] Daniel: Oh yeah, right, the manifest. Um, the manifest. What happened actually, I was, uh, researching this archeologist, Heinrich Hophman, um, who found this tablet, which ended up being connected to this, uh, organization, and, um, someone contacted me. Um, his name's Chris, and it turns out, it's connected to this, uh, this whole cult, like secret organization around here. And I ended up finding out a lot more information, uh, for these guys.
[10:34] Noah: Well, uh, he mentioned specifically that up here, there's a group of guys called "Dark Harvest".
[10:40] Daniel: Yeah, that's, that's, that's Chris and Alex.
[10:42] Noah: Oh, really? Okay.
[10:44] Daniel: That's, that's who I've been finding out this...
[10:45] Noah: Okay, um, so maybe, uh, could you maybe get me in contact with him? Maybe we could find out more about this cult.
[10:54] Daniel: We, we are in the area. I guess I could get, you know, get in touch with him and see what I can do for you.
[11:01] Noah: I want to because on the manifest was Mary Asher's name, and...
[11:07] Daniel: Well, I have to, I have to warn you cause they've been dealing with a lot of these guys, and they're going a lot through this organization, it turns out it's more like a cult. And..
[11:17] Noah: Really...?
[11:17] Daniel: Yeah. There's just been a lot of things to go through with, and, it's just, it's kind of rough. So I mean, I doubt that they might just be a little bit hesitant, but I can see what I can do. I mean...
[11:27] Noah: I mean, I'd love to help them out, if I could.. I could, I could help them out, that would be great.
[11:31] Daniel: Dude, you obviously know a lot more, yes, I just found out the information. They're the ones dealing with these guys.
[11:37] Noah: Okay.
[11:37] Daniel: I can see, I can see what I can do.
[11:39] Noah: Yeah, and after that, we could just head back to Florida. Alright.
[11:42] Daniel: Alright. Okay.
[11:43] Noah: Okay, (Noah stands up) just give me the number, and I'll just call them, alright?
[11:44] Daniel: Alright, that works.
[11:48] In the last frame, a picture of Noah and Daniel from behind is shown, with the words "I WAS THERE".
- At 8:52, when Noah shows that he's playing Tetris, the video distorts for the first time. During the distortion, words that say "The journal is the key", "Do not let them get it", and "Save it and protect it" appear on the video. The font is OCR-A, which means, that Firebrand could made the message.
- When Noah is walking up to Daniel, you can see a black figure sitting in the bench next to him.
- The last frame of the video shows an image of Daniel and Noah from behind, with the words "I WAS THERE" visible, heavily implying that the Observer is the dark figure sitting on the nearby bench.
- Daniel is reading "House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski, sometimes featured as a prop or focal point in the Everyman Hybrid series