Oscar-Winning Musician From Sandra Bullock’s ‘Bird Box’ Was Investigated By the FBI For His Tragic Murder Despite Being Alive and Well

Oscar-Winning Musician From Sandra Bullock’s ‘Bird Box’ Was Investigated By the FBI For His Tragic Murder Despite Being Alive and Well
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Sandra Bullock’s Bird Box featured an unexpected, legendary musician, Trent Reznor, the lead vocalist of the Oscar-winning band, Nine Inch Nails. The band ruled the 1990s with their industrial rock music, becoming extremely popular and mainstream. They have released eleven studio albums over the course of more than three decades, with multiple of these going platinum a number of times.

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Sandra Bullock in a spin-off from Bird Box
Sandra Bullock in Bird Box

While there are a lot of stories that have followed this band the most interesting and bizarre one has to be the time when the FBI spent two years solving the murder of Reznor who was very much alive, all because of a misunderstanding.

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The FBI Came Across A Very Suspicious Video Tape

On a farm in Burr Oak, Michigan in 1989, Robert Reed discovered a Super 8 camera that had several weather balloons tried on it. This had landed on his farm from the sky and he assumed that this was some sort of surveillance device made by the government to check for illegal activity in an area, so Reed thought it best to notify the authorities. When the local police got there, they were quick to tell the farmer that the likeliness of this being a government-made surveillance device was very slim considering the technology at the time was much better than this.

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor.

Upon checking the footage captured by the camera, they discovered something that can only be described as traumatizing so, they called the FBI to take over the situation. what was discovered when they checked the footage were two men in leather jackets who looked to be criminals, standing over the dead, decaying body of a man who was lying on concrete. The camera then rose, going to and fro because of the wind, and went on to show a large urban concrete structure.

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor

While the FBI was very confused as to what this was, they were extremely certain that this had something to do with some sort of gang activity. For two years, the federal Bureau tried to understand and solve the murder of the individual shown in this video, with them having so many questions as to what was going on, all to no avail.

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Trent Reznor Was Assumed Dead By The FBI

Finally, after no answers for two years, the FBI, as a last-case scenario, decided to show the footage to the public, even if it horrified them, starting this at a local art college. Almost immediately, they discovered the answers that they were looking for. The person in the video was identified as Trent Reznor of the rock band, Nine Inch Nails, who was very much alive and well. The footage in the video very closely resembled the ending of the video of their debut single, Down In It. Somehow, this ended up evading the FBI’s radar completely.

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor

What seemed to have happened was that the band was filming this music video with H-Gun and was cutting quite a few corners due to their lack of funds. This included putting a Super 8 camera on weather balloons as they could not afford a crane. What happened was that the tether that was holding the camera in place ended up snapping and it flew off, ending up on the farm of one Robert Reed and then in the hands of the FBI.

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Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor

What they witnessed in the footage was the final shot of their video, which involved Reznor falling to his death on concrete. This was unable to be added to the video, however, due to the camera floating off. Reznor revealed that he first, found the entire situation quite funny, however, later, he wondered if he would have to meet with the FBI to prove that he was, in fact, alive.

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A poet and art enthusiast, Ananya Godboley is a striving academic who is pursuing a career in Criminal Psychology, currently doing an undergrad degree in Psychology. Passionate about History, Philosophy and Literature, she loves to learn about new and interesting subjects. A writer for FandomWire with over 1000 published articles, she adores all things superhero and Taylor Swift.