In 2009, an anonymous Reddit user passed away. A friend created an account on Reddit to announce their passing. But curious netizens found these two stranger links to a bizarre mystery named Lake City Quiet Pills.
Reddit is a website that bills itself as the “front page of the internet.” In many ways, it is for those that use it, becoming one of the most popular websites in the entire world.
The /r/jailbait is a subreddit that contained drug use, illegal pirating, white nationalists, or even child porn on Reddit. The /u/jailbait subreddit had attracted thousands of followers in the years leading up to this.
Reddit – one of the most popular websites in the world
One of the most bizarre mysteries of the Internet
One of these users, who went by the username /u/ReligionOfPeace, acted as a moderator of the /r/jailbait subreddit. /u/ReligionOfPeace seemed to condone marijuana usage, and – in posts on several news and political subreddits. He expresses knowledge in many military subjects, violence, he knew about what kinds of piano wire could kill someone.
This user introduced a website name – Lake City Quiet Pills, with the title “This Old Guy’s Image Host”. Some Redditors also used that website as an image storage cloud. Because no Google Drive or Google Photos in 2009.
In one of the last comments of /u/ReligionOfPeace, he stated: “I can think of any number of criminal organizations that would benefit from a dose of Lake City Quiet Pills.”
lakecityquietpills.com – This Old Guy’s Image Host”
/u/ReligionOfPeace claimed that he had been born in 1930, have enlisted in the US military at the age of 14, took part in the Battle of Normandy, and came to Jerusalem in ’47.
/u/ReligionOfPeace claimed to have retired from the military in 1987 to work in a computer-related field, that is why he was on Reddit all of the time at that moment.
By the summer of 2009, lakecityquietpills.com of /u/ReligionOfPeace was full of pornographic material, saved by many Redditors.
On July 17th, 2009 /u/ReligionOfPeace made his last comment on Reddit.
13 hours after the last comment from /u/ReligionOfPeace, a Reddit account /u/2-6 was created and posted that /u/ReligionOfPeace died. /u/2-6 revealed that /u/ReligionOfPeace’s real name is Milo, 79 years old, didn’t have any living relatives and no real friends.
Despite containing a variety of spelling and grammar errors, this post received a pretty emotional response by dozens of Redditors. /u/2-6 replied some comments.
Four days later, on July 21st, 2009, /u/2-6 posted a link of Google Maps and said that is resting place of /u/ReligionOfPeace, in Pennsylvania, the US.
/u/ReligionOfPeace died, posted by /u/2-6
The story was really just beginning
This is where the story should end.
A Reddit user passed away, a friend created an account to let other Redditors know about their passing, and then everyone moves on.
But, some users began looking into the trail of breadcrumbs left behind by these two Reddit accounts: both /u/ReligionOfPeace and this new user, /u/2-6. They seemed to have a relationship, but it wasn’t really known at the time.
Over the next several months, Redditors began to uncover a story that was every bit as confusing as it was intriguing. I’ll try my best to explain it, but fair warning: it gets a lot weirder and crazier from this point forward.