The chat icon that was found a few weeks ago appears to have been made active in the past 24 hours. To view the chat icon simply press the arrow on the left side of the task bar on the STIES (scariest thing) website and it will appear between the printer and the sticky pad icons. Once clicked it will now prompt you for a password, that password is: toadfish112 . The password comes from the hook, line and minker site where one of the pictures on the right side indicates that the toadfish makes a "foghorn" type sound, which corresponds with the clue we were given the other day in the printout: "Bring the foghorn and the unexpected title.", the 112 part of the password comes from post #112 on the blog (http://www.hooklineandminker.com/?p=112) which starts with "well, that was unexpected.". (Thanks Janesmith)
Once you enter the password, after clicking the chat icon, it will tell you that your IP is not recognized and while push you into read only mode where you can then see the chat that went down between who I'm assuming is Josh and the person that has been contacting him through the printouts on the STIES site. The chat transcript reads as follows (thanks gramma on unfiction)
***chat session '2010-10-21' initiated***
***Host has joined***
***Guest1 has joined***
Host: good. this is more secure
Guest1: who are you?
Host: i can help to find your father
Host: he needs your help
Guest1: that doesnt make sense
Guest1: ive never met him
Guest1: how do you know him?
Host: I'm here to help you find your father
Guest1: Is hein trouble or soemthing?
Host: Those items you were asking abou: the oney your mother left you: some of them may
have belonged to your father they may be important
Guest1: important how?
Host: tyell me exactly what they are
Guest1: that scrap of film from the canister
Guest1: a picture of some guys in front of a building, looks like a hangar?
Guest1: and a metal cyilinder with three dots on it
Host: Is there anything inside the cylinder?
Guest1: no it's empty
Host: is that everything?
Guest1: i think so
Host: please look again. I believe he may have hidden something that will help us find him
Host: i'll share more of what i have and maybe it will help you
Guest1: i didn't understand what you sent before. this is crazy
Host: please look now. i'll be back when it's safe
Guest1: buthow will i know it if i find it?
***Host has left***
***Guest1 has left***
***chat session '2010-10-21' terminated***
So I think it's safe to say that the hook, line and minker site is connected to all of this "officially". I had been holding out posting about it as I wasn't too sure it was all connected, but I think this seals the deal for me.