AI Image of Clarke Family Fools Internet Into Believing ‘Cube’ Mystery

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In the last few days, the internet has been gripped by photos that tell the eerie mystery of the Clarke family and the cube they were buried in. But the images are AI-generated.

A series of images, that have gone viral across social media, tell the bewildering tale of the Clarke family — consisting of Jonathan, Melissa, and their young son Bobby.

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The story goes that the Clarke family vanished without a trace from their home in Willow Lane, Eddington on October 14, 2023.

According to the tale, police were unable to find the family, until a horrifying discovery weeks later.

The remains of Jonathan, Melissa, and their son were found in precise positions in a brick cube, that becomes known as “Clarke’s Cube,” in the family’s backyard.

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The fake image of the drawing of the “Clarke’s family cube”

In the tale, the police found where the Clarke family’s burial place based on a drawing of the brick cube — made disturbingly by the late Jonathan himself.

However, the incredibly realistic photographs of the mysterious Clarke family and the “Clarke’s cube” are AI-generated — and the story is entirely fake.

The Ramifications of AI Images

Nevertheless, that has not stopped the images being widely circulated online and the story of the Clarke’s family cube being believed to be true.

There have been several TikTok videos about the Clarke family — one of which has amassed an astounding 45.1 million views and two million likes in three days.

The TikTok comments reveal that the majority of viewers believe the story and there have been sincere Reddit threads dedicated to unraveling the mystery of the “Clarke’s cube.”

The fake images of the Clarke family once again highlights the ability of AI-generated technology to fuel misinformation online and the urgent need for better digital literacy among internet users.

This is not the first time AI-generated images have been mistakenly interpreted as real, and will almost certainly not be the last.

In case there was any doubt that AI images could have real-world ramifications, an AI-generated picture of an explosion outside the Pentagon caused a brief market crash in May 2023.