J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot are at it again. They have released a mysterious teaser trailer titled "Stranger", with no explanation. And, like always, we're on top of it. We've put together a place for everyone to come together and discuss the video and what you think it could mean. So head on over and let us know what you think!
Could be real, could be part of the viral, I'm not really sure, but Josh Minker's Blog, Hook, Line and Minker, has a new post indicating that the site was hacked. A lot of people are paying attention to the Super 8 viral these days so it's hard to tell if it was actually hacked or if this is part of the game. I'm going to say that unless we hear otherwise, I would assume this is part of the game. So with that being said, what could "BXTSLWK729" be? I already tried plugging it in as the Device on the STIES site with no luck...
Sorry to hack this but you weren’t paying attention. Check email for credentials. BXTSLWK729. I know you just found where to use this (/explanation).
Update: Turns out it was all part of the game. Thanks Sinamatik (and 'Rocket Mountaineer' at unfiction). It looks as though the person behind http://revalistic.com (Sarah) is behind the hacking of Josh's site. The "BXTSLWK729" password works on http://revalistic.com/explanation . Good find, I didn't even think that the "(/explaination)" was the end of a URL, let alone the revalistic site. So you can head on over to the site above and put in the password for yourself to read the explaination, or you can just click through the jump where I've copied and pasted it.
A new image has appeared in the Photos folder on the desktop of the STIES site. In order to access the image, move the terminal window out of the way and then move the "Print" window and you'll see 3 folders, open the Photos folder and double click on the FFSHcom image the password is toadfish112, once the image is open you can double click on it again to access a higher res version, user name and password are both toadfish112.
From what I can tell, this is what it says:
Hopefully this has fallen into the right
hands. If you two are reading this, it
means you've found each other.
Wherever I am, I'm grateful to you both
for your willingness to help and trust me.
I wish I could be there to explain
in person. Perhaps someday.
It's been five days since we left the
hospital. I'll try to leave as many
breadcrumbs as I can. TROGL and the
rest. Use them. As of now, the
vitas relic is safe. Safer in some places
than others but i'll have to rely
on luck to keep it secure until
There also appears to be some sort of drawing or floorplan map that has been severely damaged and smeared due to what looks like water damage.
The only other thing I noticed about the image was that there are words on the spine of the book in the upper right. All I can make out is "By Dr. Leyda Cupe". This lead to find this site http://revalistic.com/ which mentions Leyda Cupe and area 51 and other stuff that seems related to all of this.
As you know I've been out of town for the past week and some interesting stuff has occurred while I was gone. If you head on over to scariestthingieversaw.com and move the terminal window out of the way you will see a box that asks you if you want to print a document. Now this in itself isn't news since we discovered this dialog box way back at the beginning, but what is new is the information that is now printing along side the familiar text that we had before. This time we find a picture on the printout, which by this point has been dissected a million times over in hopes of finding a new clue. Now I'm not sure what to make of some of the things the people over at unfiction have found, but I'll relay them anyways.
First of all (and this one is pretty obvious) the projection we are seeing is a shot pulled straight from the trailer. We see the "ver" from "scariest thing i ever saw" which was hidden at the end of the trailer. The left side of the picture appears to be some sort of reflection of a box with a hat, complete with monkey pin, on it, a lamp and a pair of scissors. Basically it's a box of old junk that someone appears to be selling. If you reverse the left side of the image (since it's a reflection) you will see that the yellow post it note has the worlds "SOLD" on it, which would indicate that this person is selling off old belongings. The box has a zip code written on it which appears to be 25801 (the first time I looked at it I saw 23801) but the "25801" that everyone seems to be focusing on is a zip code in West Virginia.
Due to the fact that someone appears to be selling off old stuff in the image (or just stuff, depending on when the picture was "actually taken") that lead some people to check the West Virginia area of craiglist for anything out of the ordinary, and they may have found some stuff.
As well as the pillbox hat "Repost":
The above were all found by users on unfiction and seem to be an estate sale of someone named Josh trying to sell off some of his recently deceased mother. By apparently stitching together pieces of a phone number hidden within each image attached to the craigslist ads they were able to come up with the phone number 1-800-708-2151, which is the hotline for the memorial service of Evelyn Minker who has a son named Josh, which is the person selling the items on craigslist, and one of those items happens to be the same hat we see in the "scariest thing" print out image. And then a little more digging around Josh Minker lead them to a site called "Hook, Line and Minker" which they believe to be connected to this all, but in what way they're not sure.
So I think that's all that was discovered while I was away. I'm still a little skeptical on the connection between the new image on scariest thing and the craigslist ads, but the more I look at it and the more I read, the more I feel like there's a good chance that they are indeed all connected. So again I apologize for the delay in getting this information up as I was out of town touring the baseball stadiums of California for a week, but I do know that I don't have any upcoming vacations planned so I'll be around the next time something big drops. Thanks again for sticking around.
Also, I'll save copies of the craigslist ads in case they go down, but for now the links above all still work.
The guys over at Cinematical seem to think so. They received a casting notice from Paramount yesterday that did not have a title attached to it, and while that in itself isn't terribly interesting, the fact that they had also just sent a casting notice for 'Footloose' with a title attached to it, made them a little suspicious. After looking through the roster of upcoming movies from Paramount that could possibly use 13-14 year old kids who don't have any previous acting experince, they determined that there's a good chance this could be for Super 8 (although it's still not 100% confirmed).
You'll find the casting list below for 3 13-14 year old kids which I can only assume are the kids that are shooting a super 8 movie and while going through their footage they see a creature, possibly the scariest thing they've ever seen... That is, if the original "leaked" plot synopsis is correct. So check out the cast list below and maybe you fit the bill or know someone that does...
Seeking 13-14 year old Boys & Girls for the lead roles in a new Paramount feature film. No previous acting experience is necessary, but must have great energy and a wonderful sense of humor and thoughtfulness.
JOSH: Male 13-14. Josh is cute, but could be on the scrawny side – definitely not the school jock. Loveable, empathetic, smart and interesting. Must have a great sense of humor. Should have a Midwestern feel.
COLLIN: Male 13-14. Slightly, or more than slightly, overweight. Collin is confident, driven, optimistic and a natural leader. Must have a great sense of humor. Should have a Midwestern feel.
NATALIE: Female 13-14. A natural beauty – she is stunning, but not the "cheerleader" type. Strong and confident, but has an underlying sadness. Should have a Midwestern feel.
I found some more info after the jump
Update: It seems as though this isn't a casting call for "Super 8", but rather for Bad Robot's remake of the movie "Little Darlings". Sorry to disappoint, and hopefully none of you sent in audition tapes thinking it was for "Super 8"
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