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IRL streamer spooked by strange incident in his ‘haunted’ hotel room

Published: 7/Mar/2020 22:34

by Brent Koepp


An IRL streamer was explaining to his Twitch chat that he had never seen a ghost before, when a strange occurrence in his hotel room creeped his viewers out.

IRL streams are one of the most popular categories on Twitch, as viewers are drawn to the unpredictability of them. When going live in the real world, literally anything can happen.

A hitchhiking personality became an example of this when a March 7 broadcast in his hotel room suddenly turned creepy. A perfectly timed incident had his chat believing in ghosts.

IRL streamer’s creepy hotel room

IRL streamer ‘Hitch’ documents his travels around the world, and gives viewers a glimpse into what it’s like to hitchhike. However during his latest broadcast, the subject of paranormal activities was brought up by his viewers.

While his chat insisted that the current hotel room he was in was creepy, the personality explained that in all the places he has visited and stayed in, he had never seen ghosts before.

“All my life I have probably camped out probably a thousand nights. I’ve never experienced something that couldn’t be explained. I’ve never seen anything that couldn’t be explained, I’ve never heard anything that could have no explanation,” he said.

As Hitch continued to explain he had never seen anything strange before, the lights suddenly flickered on behind him. The streamer paused, and slowly turned his head around to see what had happened, before turning back to his camera.

His chat erupted into people being creeped out by the incident, with many exclaiming that it was a ghost. However the streamer broke into laughter and said “The timing!”

The Twitch personality also curiously noticed something on the wall hidden behind a painting, so he took it down to reveal a bizarre drawing. “Uh. I think that might be a murder scene. I don’t know about that. What is going on here?” he said, perplexed by the image.

While it seems the creepy hotel room has not convinced the IRL streamer that ghosts do in fact exist, the perfectly timed bizarre incident had many in his chat getting the chills.

Hitch had originally planned to hitchhike across Europe to make it to Twitchcon 2020 in Amsterdam, although it was recently canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Despite that, the Twitch personality is carrying on with his trip as planned.


Charli D’Amelio invests in $50 million banking service for teens

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:00

by Virginia Glaze


TikTok’s most-followed content creator, Charli D’Amelio, has invested in her very first startup, and it’s a $50 million mobile banking service specifically aimed at teenagers.

In true D’Amelio fashion, Charli has decided to invest in her first company, Step, along with a slew of other celebrity investors.

What is Step?

Step is a mobile banking service directed toward teenagers aged 13-19, which announced this morning that it has raised over $50 million during its Series B funding stage.

Step has grown to over 500,000 users in two months after its official launch, and features a variety of elements seen in apps like Venmo and PayPal, allowing users to send money to friends via peer-to-peer technology.


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The service also offers its teen customer-base FDIC-insured bank accounts without any fees, easing their foray into the financial world. Step even gives users a Visa card that allows them to establish credit prior to turning 18.

Charli D’Amelio on her Step investment

As for Charli D’Amelio, she seems to be quite jazzed about the bank’s entire concept, having risen to prominence in the mobile world before turning 16 this year.

“As a Step partner and customer, I’ve been able to see firsthand how easy Step makes it to manage your money while providing the educational resources that today’s teens need but have largely been unable to find—myself included,” D’Amelio stated.


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“I’m excited to be able to use my platform to help close this gap and have made a direct investment in Step to help them develop even more useful products.”

Charli isn’t the only big name putting some stock into Step; A-list celebs like Will Smith, the Chainsmokers, and Justin Timberlake are also investing in the bank, making for a truly star-studded affair for the emerging company.

Step is planning to partner with even more celebrities and influencers in the future, and hopes to help its teenaged customer-base with everything from student loans to building credit in the long-term.

Charli D'Amelio invests in Step mobile banking, Press Kit
Step aims to help teenagers ease into the confusing financial world.

“Student loans are a big thing. Being able to extend credit to these folks. Being able to offer new products and services so they’re not paying these outrageous, predatory banking fees and high interest credit cards,” Step CEO MacDonald said of the service.

It looks like Charli is making big waves with this major investment, and all eyes are peeled to see if her 101 million TikTok followers will hop onto the Step trend, too.