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 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.

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Out Of Town

Hey guys, sorry for the lack of updates regarding new developments. I'm actually out of town at the moment and don't have my computer with me (posting from my iPhone). So please continue to post new stuff in the comments and the forum and I'll update the site as soon as I get home on Wednesday the 30th.


Thanks Lunchbox for bringing this to our attention.

It looks as though a folder has appeared behind the windows on . I'm not sure when it first appeared, but the folder name is "braegen14" and it contains a file named "expcnv.dat". With that knowledge I went back into the PDP-11 simulator to see if any other commands now worked using this new file. I figured since the "RSCOM8.DAT" was the file that allowed us to print the "Rocket Poppeteers" newspaper articles and this new one was also a .DAT file, that we may get lucky.

The .PRINT and .COMT didn't produce any results, but the .EXEC did. If you type ".EXEC EXPCNV" (without quotes) into the terminal, another window pops up asking for the Path of an external source and that's as far as I got (not anymore, keep reading). I tried entering a bunch of different things into the "Path" field that appear somewhere within the terminal emulator; TU56, DECtape, DEV1, DD1... but nothing worked. I also tried paths to places on my actual machine with no luck...

UPDATE: PATH DISCOVERED: It was actually pretty obvious once you think about it. "morbus" over at unfiction figured out the path is "/desktop/Braegen14/expcnv.dat" (no quotes) which would make sense since that's the location of the file on the desktop emulator that we're looking at. So if you plug that in the path device box you will hear a strange audio file...

UPDATE 2: Download the audio file HERE

So now that there's something new, start digging and let us know what you find!

Update 3: I took the liberty of checking out "Mills'" tip from the comments about Braegen 14 being a disk drive in itself and this is what I found on the Soundstream wikipedia page (which I found simply by typing Braegen 14 into google)

The Digital Editing System

Soundstream’s digital editing system was the first instance of a computer used to edit commercial recordings. It consisted of a Digital Equipment PDP 11/60 computer, Soundstream’s interface to transfer data between its recorder and the computer’s disks (a pair of Braegen 14" disk drives), digital-to-analog playback hardware, and editing software. For all intents and purposes, this system was the very first digital audio workstation. In addition to its own facility, Soundstream installed editing systems at Paramount Pictures (Hollywood), RCA (New York), and Bertelsmann (Germany). A system was delivered to the U.S. Department of Justice to aid the analysis of bootleg recordings.

Editing could be performed at sample accuracy (i.e., 1/50,000 of a second); any mixing was performed digitally.

The sound system in the editing room in the Salt Lake facility used a Threshold SL-10 preamp, a Sumo "The Power" amp, and Infinity RS4.5 speakers.

Probably not going to lead us to another clue, but it's kind of interesting none the less, especially the connection to the PDP-11 computer and Paramount Pictures.

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