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so there I was, trying to find a new puzzle idea.

Obviously it should be something good. For this amazing community of puzzlers,
nothing less than the best will do. So come on, Rubio (I tell myself), why don't you
quit spending all your time on PSE doing all that "moderation" stuff and ... well ...
just post a puzzle already! Ah, here's an idea: how about something that requires a little
knowledge. Of, say, music videos. This Billboard Top 10 list looks useful... Yes! Michael
Jackson! I think I can work with this. So what exactly should I do... think... think....

That's it!
Make a puzzle using a YouTube video itself! Can't be too easy or they'll be disappointed,
and can't be too hard or they'll be grumpy. I think if I tell them exactly which YT video,
AND I give them some specific things to look for it, this might just work!

Things to look for:

Yeah ... you were scaredIt's close toYou hear the door

Save you from the terror...HellBut terror

MidnightDown[walking]

You...Dial[headstones]

You hear a creatureOut to get[graveyard]


What is this puzzle saying?


—HINTS—

helpfulness level 0:

Order is important.

helpfulness level 1:

The things to look for are not given in the correct order.

helpfulness level 2:

kamenf's answer has the correct time indices for each thing to look for, but as the previous hint says, those things to look for are not given in the correct order. What difference does that make?

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  • $\begingroup$ Don't have time to explore the idea, but perhaps we need to find the video, freeze at each moment and the relating time will tell us something... maybe steganography... $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Oct 31 '17 at 22:08
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It says

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

as we can see by

putting the frames in time order, counting the seconds between them, and using A1Z26.

Note that

the actual hard work was done by kamenf, in figuring out those times; if you like this answer, go and upvote the other one.

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Partial:

Times of the frames:

Yeah ... you were scared - 4:35  
It's close to - 4:43
You hear the door - 5:16

Save you from the terror - 6:14
...Hell - 6:57
But terror - 5:00

Midnight - 4:44
Down - 6:52
[walking] - 7:16

You - 5:50
...Dial - 6:02
[headstones] - 7:02

You hear a creature 5:41
Out to get - 5:49
[graveyard] - 6:29

At 9:35 there is a "look back"... if this could mean something.

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    $\begingroup$ It's worth noting that the first frame is from 4:35, and 4:35 is equivalent to 9:35UTC where @Rubio lives. $\endgroup$ – feelinferrety Oct 31 '17 at 23:43
  • $\begingroup$ @feelinferrety perhaps a good observation but does it mean additional tags which help users in understanding such 'non-puzzling factors are need to be added?! $\endgroup$ – Mea Culpa Nay Nov 1 '17 at 11:23

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