The force behind the show is a relative of The Wire.They both take on the superficial appearance of a pleasant, harmless TV program, but really have some nefarious purpose in mind. Nobody's face seems to have got eaten in this case, but... who's to say what's next?
Alternatively, the Slender Man is involved.Mostly because they're both primarily talked about on the internet and target children.
Alternatively alternatively, it was Candle Jack.I mean, just look at the title, it's obvNot me this time, sorry
Alternatively alternatively alternatively, it was the demons from Smile Time.Candle Cove started out as a real show, but got into financial trouble, forcing the creators to make a Deal with the Devil. The demons immediately took over, possessed the puppets, and began feeding on the audience.
Candle Cove was a real show...But something happened to the actors and staff of the show, and they are only able to come in contact with people who watched the show before, or are made aware of it by someone who has watched it.
Candle Cove isn't just dead static.The last poster probably heard about it from a friend, but was a Cloud Cuckoo Lander, and watched dead static. Everyone else, i.e., kids who weren't CloudCuckooLanders, actually watched it.
The "last episode" was not actually the last episodeIt was just the last one anyone watched, having been scared so badly by it that they never wanted to see the show again. The series continued past that point for an unknown amount of time (presumably not long, if nobody was watching, but then again, we can't be sure).
The "last episode" made much more sense in contextThe screaming part being the most memorable is simply all that people saw it could remember. It's also very likely that Janice wasn't crying because the rest of the cast was screaming, but rather because of the same thing that made them scream. Perhaps they were ALL subjected to something horrible (yes, including the villains).
The show was indeed real, but it wasn't staticThe static stuff is just people being trolls.
The Show isn't as malevolent as everyone makes it out to be.The show was originally going to be an actual show, created by some well meaning and talented, but very money-lacking puppeteers, who could only afford the cheapest equipment. Unfortunately, before the show they spent so long preparing was able to be put on television, the building they worked in burnt down, killing the entire staff. They were so determined to create it though, that their spirits transmitted their show through the only medium they could, the minds of imaginative children (or childish tropers, apparently). Unfortunately though, they could only keep contact for so long, resulting in the emotional "static" of the last episode, right where contact was cut off, and the characters were completely uncontrolled for a few minutes. Overall though, despite a few traumatized children, the show and its creators never really meant any harm. All the fires which had mysteriously been connected to this were just coincidence.
The chat thread was set up by the show's producers.The original post on the forum was posted by whoever created the show to study how much the children remember of it into adulthood. The forum goes on a lot later than recorded, and the OP begins analyzing each chat member further for long term effects.
Candle Cove was real......But not as a show. The girl who was Janice was really in a place/world where the only other inhabitants were puppets or puppet like things. She was forced to go "adventuring" with them. And they were all somehow constantly being recorded. What was seen by others wasn't filmed with a camera, it was through something else's eyes. This could explain why Janice was said to sometimes breakdown crying...
Candle Cove was a regular show.It was a normal show, but the Shadow Men altered something and made the actors, creators, or whole damn studio unpeople. The only people that can see it or remember it are kids who saw it at the time it aired and are especially sensitive to Timey Wimey stuff. It could definitely explain why some people's memories seem to be fuzzy. And maybe the Nightmare Fuel Unleaded portion of it is just what happens to memories when stuff like that happens.
Candle Cove ran from the early 50's to the late 90's.As shown in this archived 4chan thread (Remember, because this is 4chan Ads are definitely NSFW!) http://4chanarchive.org/brchive/dspl_thread.php5?thread_id=23656001&x=Candle+Cove+General
Candle Cove was in fact a real show.Yeah, I know, it's not the most original concept, but hear me out. The person who posted the thread, at the time, was thoroughly stoned. He sat down to watch TV, but his cable was out, and thus, only static showed up. However, as a result of him being high, he was completely convinced he was seeing Candle Cove, a show from his childhood. He wakes p the next morning, the rest of the night a blur, except from the fact he saw Candle Cove. He posted the thread, and some of the more bizarre descriptions (i.e. the "Screaming Episode", the static, etc.) were all just posts by trolls. The story was a copy of the thread by one of the trolls.
Candle Cove heralds the ArrivalThirteen wounded orbs from the halls of beyond. Within the chamber of the vailing one finds final silence.
Candle Cove's world was eaten by an Eldritch AbominationThe final episodes of the show covered some kind of Eldritch Abomination that feeds on universes for breakfast. When the cast was screaming, this Abomination was eating the world up like candy. The reason the kids dreamed the episode was because the world's deity was trying to call out to them for help. And now the world is dead. Slowly and slowly, people's memories of the show are fading away. That's because the universe that once held Candle Cove no longer exists, and the timeline is rearranging itself to incorporate the fact that it's trying to call data that simply isn't there. The ones with less experience with the universe lost their memory first. The kids only have vague memories of the show now, due to them being close enough to it. But that's not important right now. What is important is, unless I'm mistaken, THERE'S A FUCKING ABOMINATION THAT GOBBLES UP ENTIRE UNIVERSES LOOSE, AND WE PROBABLY LOOK REALLY REALLY TASTY TO IT!!
Janice was a real child, and Percy the Pirate was trying to protect her...The world of Candle Cove has been horribly, horribly corrupted by the foul power of the Skin Taker. The Skin Taker is a hideously powerful sorcerer that feeds on children souls. His demonic energy has slowly corrupted the world of Candle Cove, to the point that it's falling apart at the seams. Percy the Pirate and the Laughingstock manage to find the Skin Taker's latest victim before he does and take her to safety. Except, of course, that there is no safety here. Percy tries to entertain her with adventures, but he's aware that the Skin Taker is looking for them. The Skin Taker, however, is still not ready to eat yet. Janice's soul won't fully finish forming for another year, so it'd be a waste of time to kill her now. Percy knows this, and so he's trying to stop the Skin Taker and his minions before they run out of time. After all, the Skin Taker can't kill Janice yet. It takes a great deal of power to kidnap someone, after all, and he can't just kidnap someone else without regaining some of it. In Season 2, Janice is ready to be harvested. However, Percy refuses to let this happen, and the Skin Taker ultimately runs out of time. Despite this victory, the consequences are extreme: The Skin Taker had corrupted the world so much that the entire Candle Cove universe was now structured around him. As the Skin Taker fades into oblivion, the rest of the world starts to get dragged along with him. There is nothing but screaming...but perhaps it's a better fate for Janice than being captured by the Skin Taker. And perhaps the world of Candle Cove had died a long time ago. If you turn up the volume in the last episode, during the credits, you can hear a lullaby. It's sung in the voice of Percy the Pirate, and it sounds as if he's fighting back tears. The song slowly fades into utter silence as the credits roll, until finally there is nothing. It is called "Goodnight, Janice."
All extant copies of Candle Cove have been confiscated by the SCP Foundation[DATA EXPUNGED]
Candle Cove did exist, people's memory of it has just been influenced by the Silence.If they could use post-hypnotic suggestion to influence humans to do things without realizing it, and you forget them as soon as you look away, The Silence were around and caused only certain people to remember it.
Candle Cove is a hallucination.Originally, I was going to say that Candle Cove was a pleasant hallucination created by Humpty Dumpty, but it could just be whatever Eldritch Abomination is behind the show taking a form that works for it. The mother saw only static because it saw that as the best way to deal with her. During the Screaming Episode, the illusion began to break, and some of the show could truly be seen. Why all this? The real show was a million times worse. But no one remembers it for how it was....
Candle Cove is actually a modern day version of Alice in Wonderland, except with pirates.Think about it. 1) Little girl finds herself in a strange, new world to escape her older sister. (Although Alice's motives are far less depressing than Janice's) 2) Said world is filled with strange, quirky people, the main heroine included. 3) Bad guys' motives, if they have any at all, are ambiguous at best. (Not referring to the Skin- Taker, his motives are far more set in stone than the Queen of Hearts. I'm referring to Horace.) 4) Little girl goes on adventures through the strange new land. 5) All rules of logic and sanity hold no sway there. 6) Premise, at first, seems very innocent and made for kids, but the more time you spend reading it, the scarier it gets. 7) Bizarre animals and settings. (Man-Bear-Pig and... ANY animal encountered in Alice in Wonderland) 8) Some of the weirdest poetry ever written in the history of mankind (Skin-Taker’s ‘birthday song’ for Janice for one, versus any poetry discussed in Wonderland.) 9) One theory is that this all takes place in Janice’s imagination. Hmm, I wonder who THAT sounds like… 10) Said world falls completely apart when said little girl doesn’t need it anymore (Why the infamous Last Episode was so strange and scary, and when Wonderland falls into nothing but cards when Alice finishes the trial. Alice doesn't need it because she 'grew up' while in Wonderland, maybe Janice did the same.)