The creator, whose name is William Knight, stares intensely at the camera as he addresses his audience.
It didn’t go viral for the message, though he repeats a similar sentiment in other videos, and he’s known to some as the “There’s no such thing as a coincidence” guy.
Instead, social media users focused on the fact a woman could be seen jogging by as he was filming in the woods, and as she passed him out of the frame and he looked in her direction, she screamed.
He did not address the scream until a later video.
“With all this talk about the screaming woman and my lack of a reaction, you’re probably wondering what happened to the woman and why I chose to upload it,” he said. “A wise man once said, ‘The major problem of life is learning how to deal with costly interruptions.’ Today’s message: Next time you get a negative thought, interrupt it with gratitude.”
In many of his videos, he approached the camera with a swift, smooth movement that viewers said reminded them of the vampires from Twilight. He has also drawn comparisons to an NPC (or non-player character) from the 2006 video game The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion.
Knight first went viral back in December 2020 with a video about manifestation. Speaking directly into the camera, locking his brightly colored eyes on the camera, he shared his soon-to-be catchphrase — “there’s no such thing as a coincidence.”
“I felt like I was hypnotized,” one user commented.
According to the Grand Rising website, it’s an app that guides the user through affirmations to help them “manifest [their] dream life.” Knight has made many videos about manifestation and reality shifting.
His videos may seem bizarre, but they did find you, didn’t they?
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