Have you heard about the woman in South Korea live steaming her life? The creepy videos put out by a woman only known as Chip-Chan have been making the rounds of the internet since about 2006, when a user on 4chan’s /x/ board discovered her livestream. Since then, Chip-Chan has sat in her apartment and put signs up imploring her viewers to help her. No one actually knows what is really going on with Chip-Chan. Is Chip-Chan in trouble? Does she have a mental illness? Is someone really controlling her via microchip? Your guess is as good as anyone else’s on the internet.
The following facts about the Chip-Chan webcam mystery open up a deeper chasm of questions. As you dive into this mystery, it’s important to remember we may never get all of the answers about this very creepy scenario.
One of the many strange folds to this story is the fact Chip-Chan is completely aware of the camera in her home. When she's not sleeping, she sometimes tries to hide from the singular eye of the camera, and at other times she tries to send messages to the outside world through her massive collection of hand written signs.
The signs are all written in Korean, so if you don't know the language you have to depend on Korean speaking Chan-ers for hints as to what she's trying to say. As you can probably guess, many of the signs make little sense and they're all very creepy.
One sign reads like a strange poem: “Don’t get tricked, don’t get fooled. Early every morning. If someone comes that paralyzes the person. I can’t be stopped.”
While another reads like the description of a nightmare: “The stalker use this skill from 2006, I have slept for 20 hours everyday since then. I do not know what have happened while I sleep, I have been always afraid of sleeping.”
On May 5, 2017, viewers of Chip-Chan's livestream discovered she was trying to hang herself as she sat next to a clock that read "LIVE." Whether that's live as in "live from New York," or live as in "where do you live" is anyone's guess, but the one thing that's clear is she had a makeshift noose around her neck. It's hard to tell from the screenshot of the incident, but it looks like if she is trying to hang herself she's making a poor attempt. It's worth noting Chan survived the attempt and is still alive.
The moment viewers saw a woman stuck in a room for days, they immediately jumped to the conclusion she was a kidnapping victim. That could be the case. One of the signs that Chan held up to the camera said she was being held against her will by a person whom she referred to as "P."
Chan says P is a corrupt police officer who visits her when the cameras in her home turn off. No one knows what he does when the cameras are off, and no one knows why he's keeping her isolated in a room.
Chip-Chan claims P installed a Verichip in her skin just below her ankle to keep tabs on her at all time. A Verichip is an injectable identification chip that goes under the skin - like you would put in your dog in case it went missing. Chan believes the chip allows P to hear what she's thinking and control her movements. She also believes P can put her to sleep and listen to her thoughts with the chip.
The concept of the chip in her body points towards Chan being what's known as a "Targeted Individual," someone who believes they're being watched and stalked by a group of people for unknown, nefarious reasons. If you can read Korean, you can check out one of her blogs where she goes in depth about the chip she believes has been implanted in her body.