It appears as though some of our readers have gotten a surprise in the mail today in the form of a letter from Captain "Coop" Cooper and The Rocketpoppeteers! I've included screenshots, thanks to Charlie, and I've transcribed the text below in case you can't read it on the screenshot. Thanks again for posting these in the comments, at the moment nothing seems to strike as "hidden" or "significant" in the letter.

Dear, .......................

Welcome to the Rocket Poppeteers Astronaut Program!

Rocket Poppeteers is looking for the best and brightest to help Captain "Coop" Cooper with his biggest space adventure ever!!!

Do you want to join the fight to protect outer space? Do you have what it takes to become a certified Rocket Poppeteers Astronaut? Just like Captain "Coop" Cooper, Rocket Poppeteers Astronauts are strong and courageous. Only the most brave, true, and loyal candidates will be able to succeed. Are you ready to begin?

Remember, kids: Real Spacemen Love Rocket Poppeteers!!!

Below the jump are pictures of the front and back of the envelope that the letter came in.


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What’s Connected?

Despite what you guys may think, I do read all the comments and emails that you send me regarding tips and possible connections to Super 8 and it's viral marketing, but I wanted to explain my position when running this site a little bit in regards to what I choose to post and not post.

I ran the site while Cloverfield was taking over the internet with it's viral marketing and I fell into a bad habit. I would start finding things where there was nothing and make a post, I would come across sites that people would say were connected and make a post, I would pretty much make a post surrounding every little rumor or possible connection. And as it turned out in the end, a lot of those posts had nothing to do with the movie and were just confusing people that were coming to the site to try and follow the marketing.

So this time around I decided to do things a little differently. Instead of posting about every single rumor, screenshot or ridiculous theory, I've opted for a more structured approach. I love theories and speculation as much as the next guy (which is why I started this site in the first place), but to keep related information in the forefront without confusing people I decided not to post things that I'm not confident are connected. That's not to say that I'll be right 100% of the time, because at this point in the marketing there are still a lot of unknowns. For example the whole Josh Minker thing still doesn't sit right with me, but I posted anyways because there were enough connections between the newest picture from the "scariest thing" site and the craigslist ads that lead me to believe that it could be connected. I would still say there's a chance that the craigslist stuff and the hook, line and minker site are not connected, but there were just too many coincidences contained within them to not, at least, post about it to spur discussion.

On the other side of the spectrum are sites like the 500rads site which has been around since the Cloverfield days. Despite the postings on the blog and the visual connections to things that may be going on in the world of the Super 8 marketing, it's not connected and I know this, so I will not post about it to keep the confusion level low. This is also why I haven't posted about the Josh Minker Facebook page. I'm pretty sure the Facebook page was setup by some guys over at Unfiction just to mess with people, and I'm pretty sure they even admitted it on those forums.

So keep the comments coming, all the theories and speculation are what make this whole experience fun so don't think I'm trying to discourage those. I just wanted to clear up why I haven't been posting some of these theories or sites on the main page in the past couple weeks.

And for those that really like the discussion, the forum is actually a much better way to discuss theories and things of that nature as the comments can get very confusing when trying to reply to people, so I suggest checking them out. Plus you're more likely to get a response from me over there than the comments because of the structure of the comments, it's just easier in the forums. So thanks again to everyone that has ever visited this site or in the past, I appreciate it. And hopefully we'll get some new information in the coming weeks because of Comic-Con!

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