The Philadelphia Crusade
On September 22, 1991, an amateur filmmaker broadcasted three short films he had gotten anonymously showing footage of what appeared to be special effects impossible to make with the decades current technology. A large feral dog running on two legs around Philadelphia. A man who was blurred, and then turned into mist. A creature of tentacles literally pulling itself out of the ground and into the sky. Trying to find how the films were made, Jim found no evidence of special effects. Putting the film on cable access in Dallas, Texas, he also put up contact information on where to send any strange or bizarre films his viewers had filmed or recorded.
By the time Network Zero was officially created as a website in 1999, there was a library of over 74 videos, all with bizarre subjects impossible to create with modern FX technology. The Secret Frequency had spread from cable access to the World Wide Web, with contacts from Alaska to New Delhi. Since the Net 2.0 revolution, easily portable cameras on phones and MP3 players mean that members can upload any footage they get from nearly anywhere in the world.
The members of Network Zero are dedicated to the truth; they want everyone to know about these horrific things they upload. Some do it out of concern, while others for personal glory. A few actively seek out these creatures to film and kill. Others have become good at recognizing how to identify certain types of creature on film and have come up with ways to prove if the footage is faked or real.