Sunday, January 6, 2008

Chuai Station News Videos - German, Italian, Spanish, French






Four "news" stories of the Chuai station situation have appeared on YouTube, in German, Italian, Spanish, and French. Since I only speak "American", I have no idea what they are saying, so if someone could translate them, that would be the awesomest!

There is amazing video of the station collapsing, and what looks like Tagruato ninjas evacuating people from the scene.

Check them out here:

German Chuai News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhH8WQOLOL8
Italian Chuai News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo-SDvU0oio
Spanish Chuai News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqESrOQ8EsE
French Chuai News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0u1Cqs4WC0

Spanish Translation:
[START]

This is an amazing story. Three short and highly dramatic scenes have just been disclosed, which seem to be showing the total loss of a rig in the middle of the ocean. The rig seems to be Chouai Station, which lies in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and sank a few days ago, even though there’s been no official confirmation of the incident.

This is the video, shot from a helicopter which is either approaching or leaving the rig:

[footage]

This rig harbors over 300 workers and scientists. The video seems to show it breaking apart and sinking in a matter of minutes, even though this kind of modern
rigs are designed to keep afloat under the worse circumstances up to 24 hours.

It’s something absolutely extraordinary. Experts are studying this footage and trying to determine the causes of this tragedy. Some sources even suggest the
rig may have suffered some kind of attack.

Tagruato, the Japanese company that runs the rig was forced to appear publicly and make a hasty statement when the footage was disclosed.

Their spokesperson said it has been confirmed that the Tidowave eco group was in the area when the incident took place and he maintains that the group has
infiltrated Tagruato operations in the past causing damage. This footage, shot with a mobile phone on the rig seem to confirm this possibility:

[footage]

Whatever the cause, the violence of this event was registered by the Seismological Institute in Ribadeo (real town on the north-western coast of Spain). The scientists at the institute doubt this kind of effect can be the result of a human-made explosion.

The incredible speed, the scale of the event, and the sheer drama of this incident are clearly shown by this last piece of footage, apparently shot by some crew members of the rig while trying to escape.

[footage]

These are truly shocking images. We have no news about the fate of these people and the person who was behind the camera. We can only hope they could somehow survive. It seems…

[end]

And also, the banner on the bottom of the screen reads "A loss of jobs because of the construction's (loss) is foreseen".
German translation:

About 1300 km from the coast of New York 3 days ago a drilling did sink for unknown reasons. recently we got dramatic pictures from the collapse of the platform by international news agencies. (man screams stuff i can't understand) The videos show the sinking of Inexplicable reasons which is also for experts hard to understand. at the moment of the disaster 355 workers were on board. the Chuai platform was opened in September 2007 and is one of the biggest drilling in the world. It is operated by the big Japanese company Tagruato which has it's headquarters in Tokyo. The high advanced drilling system was planned by the company Zwichau Engineering in Leipzig (Leipzig is an East-German town) under the leadership of the graduated engineer Dominik Möltken. we asked him if the collapse could be caused by a construction mistake. Dominik Möltken:"from structural reasons there are no evidences that a failure of the basic structure or of one of the security systems could cause such a catastrophe. this is just impossible. this is physically not possible."

Although the videos are of very poor quality it seems as you can notice a gun fire from the platform. In the past, Tagruato was already accused to have a big private army and experts investigate. At the moment if the escape-behavior of the crew is caused by a para-military attack.

Actual news report that people were killed, but Tagruato's spokesman denies that. Yet it is unclear if Germans were on board.

Italian Translation:
"Environmental disaster in the Atlantic ocean."

The Chuai station, the petrol platform of the Japan's technological colossus Tagruato, would be exploded on December 27th in a mysterious way.

Only today, after a week, there are some info/news about the fact, even if the whole thing remains behind a curtain of mystery.

The images which are you watching, have been made during the disaster and the causes of the accident remains unknown.

The Tagruato, in a official note gave to the Japanese media, talks about an accident happened to a company's platform and point the finger against the eco-terrorist group TIDO, that in the past would have already made some damages on the platform.

But a curtain of mystery seems to cover the event: some international media are showing images made probably with a cell-phone by a Tagruato worker.
You can see men with white and red clothes which are running away from something that we can't understand what it is.

From some American sources, it seems that at the moment of the disaster , the seismographers of the East-coast have recorded big and strange signals.
This confirms that something unknown could be the cause of the disaster.

On the Tagruato press note we can also read that the workers of the platform are all saved and alive.

This is only the last bad thing that happened to this Tagruato's platform: in fact the platform have been alway the target of various eco-groups.

Now, the work to understand what caused the end of the platform, will be really hard for the detectives."
French Translation:
New informations on the Chuai station, the platform that sinked last Friday off the shores of NY. Images where obtained this morning at the redaction office, but we can't identify the source.

[video]

So you can see it. The images are bad and there is panic. then we can see an armed commando. And look carefully on the shoulder off the armed men, you can see the Tagruato's logo.

A spokeman confirmed that an incident occured, explosions happened on chuai, but there is no wounded person, he stated. He then accuse tido activists to be at the origin of the catastrophe. After seeing the video, the spokeman stated that 7 person are missing, but deny that those images where taken on Chuai.

The activists accused by Tagruato, belongs to an ecologic radical organization from France. We must say that interrogations are formulated against the giant mining corporation in the US. Some associations have filed legal procedures to obtain cessation of mining activity on Chuai.

Mme Leclerc's part.

The situation is unbearable for the families. Listen to the mother of a young engineer that worked on the platform. She does not have any news from her son. " I don't know what hapenned, I don't know anything, I'm not alone in this situation. Having no news of your child is unbearable. No one informing us, I don't know if he's alive, if he's lost or if we are looking for him. The media have nothing to say about this. I don't know, it's total blackout here."

Many questions remains to be answered. Tagruato have opened an internal investigation on the drama, but we have no details since the group refuse to communicate further to the press. We are ignoring if there are victims, Tagruato speak of seven persons lost, we remind you that 355 persons worked on chuai, some of them have been evacuated but how many we don't know.

Here's what we can say about....

* Thanks to Hoch21 for emailing me about this!
* Thanks to
by Matthias, JDR, Diego, Gabriel, Tom J, Joseph, and John W for providing translations!
* Thanks to Nick for the Italian translation!
* Thanks to Blkrose for the French translation!

189 comments:

  1. Dude, the monster TOTALLY caused that station to collapse, or rather, pulled it under. You can clearly hear one of the familiar roars of the monster when parts of the station begin flying up into the air in that first video. What strikes me about all that debris is that a ton of separate pieces of metal fly into different directions at the same time. Tentacles?

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  2. Dude.. That is so intense.

    Also, first post?

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  3. This is dramatic as all hell.

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  4. that is crazy, near the end of the video all the debris gets shot up into the air like something is throwing it.

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  5. Oh man...that is scary :S

    So, that's what happened to the station...it looks like it was sucked in and isn't it weird that those pieces of the station are shooting out the water? And it looks almost the same when the explosion happens in the trailer...all these pieces flying up...hmmm...

    And...where's Teddy? :S

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  6. FIRST!! WOOT! Okay so... Anyone else notice when the station collapses it looks computer animated. Maybe its just me.

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  7. haha brilliant :) i thought something like this would come along! just need google earth images on the 17th january night and the marketing is complete :P

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  8. sorry for double post but i watched it again and heard the monsters roar right before all the debris got thrown into the air, pretty interesting!

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  9. OMG! This is some of the coolest footage ever! At least we know now that the monster does in fact come from under the water.

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  10. First! (According to the window at this time)

    Yeah, I think the debris falling to Earth is a big red herring.

    This is "Mofte Certainely the Works of the Monfter" in Old English.
    This is wowzer material! Doesn't give away movie footage but a viral marketing gem.

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  11. dennis i posted them at unfiction for you

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  12. First, Asian dude in the middle of the helicopter has a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist, the second clip reveals that the monster is alive, they have an analysis on the sound that was heard in the background while the woman is speaking. First post woo hoo, this is gigantic!!

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  13. SORRY for the double post, but the German one was sweet with the fly derbirs. Undoubtedly the monster's works. You might even be able to hear it a bit :)

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  14. Hehe sorry for the double post...hehe I just saw the spanish one and now I understand what's going...

    Of course they're going to blame TIDOwave, yeah right they are going to say, 'Oh, our bad. We found something.' :P Hehe

    And why is that guy handcuffed to the briefcase? Secrets about what they found, maybe? Hmmm...

    It's funny how it's titled, is this real? Is it true? Let's hope not :P Hehe

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  15. Oh boy, I wonder when we will at least get a news from UK so we can at least understand what is going on.

    The CG are badly made though.

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  16. the description for the soanish video essentially says that the oil rig sunk and they dont know why, something mysterious has happend, also noticed the video is tagged to tido wave!! not tagruato!

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  17. ARGH! Triple Post! Kill me!!!!!!!

    Those looked like seimograms or whatever that detects earthquakes... The monster causes earthquakes, like the NY1 news lady said.

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  18. Does someone have more exact information to this event? Is such a thing at all possible is the description of the german video, this one is taged to tido wave and new york?? why new york?!?!

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  19. Pause the spanish video at 0.27!!! now look at the left red "leg" of the station. Now play through. A tentacle pulling the legs apart!!! I'm sure of it!! Please don't tell me I'm getting "IT'S A LION" Fever but I really do see that. Anyone care to reassure me and my sanity? :P

    And the monster's roar at the end!!!

    I am so hyped up about this film right now!!

    Thanks Dennis for all the work with this site, and also for sorting out that New Age guy, shame you have to moderate comments now :[

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  20. There is definetely someone with a hancuff on his wrist in the german video on board of the plane.

    But!
    There is a question yet.
    How come TIDOwave have not found anything?! Tagruato is definetely not covering the catastrophe up... so WTF?

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  21. Did you see the tentacles grabbing the station's platforms in the helicopter scene?

    Guys, this is awesome. The monster definitely destroyed Chuai- no doubt about it.

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  22. i translated loosely all three of those vids.

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  23. Wow, Hatta, you do see some kind of flexible long tentacled shape object wrap around the lower left leg of the station. Could be a tentacle.

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  24. Can we see the translations?

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  25. Like T.I.D.O.Wave said, Tagruato has made a mess too big to clean up. From the look of the last 2 reports (guesswork) they are blaming an earthquke for the collapse. The helicopter view looks like it could either be an earthquake or a 300 foot tall furious sea monster. However, the debris hurtling hundreds of feet into the air seems to narrow things down a bit.

    Hatta, I think you have the Lion Fever, it's just a wave caused by the monster's fury. Don't worry, I've had the Fever too. I kept thinking there was an arm in the teaser trailer.

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  26. this damn monster is floating around in the atlantic
    possibly sleeping there for millions of years then
    woken up by the newly built station?
    on its path of destruction...coming for new york!

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  27. First time posting here! Great blog, a lot better than some forums out there!

    Yup, tentacles or maybe a weird hand, anyway, some kind of limb destroyed the station.

    @theos: T.I.D.O. wave posted the "we didn't find anything" comment before these images became public, and the news spread. So it's understandable.

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  28. DUN DUN DUN!

    mc7hockey, can you like, please post the translations?

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  29. dude that is so awesome makes it seem so real!! but your right there seems to be a tentacle grabbing the stations legs. if you look at the station in the helicopter video parts looks like there firing at the water too. Tagruato you pissed a monster off!
    but i agree theos how does TIDO know nothing? very odd...

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  30. I dunno Stuve, I think Hatta is right. It does look like a tentacle. Then again it could be a wave as well.

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  31. I'm gonna see if my Spanish teacher will be able to translate some of the Spanish video at school tomorrow. Hopefully we'll have some time...

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  32. Holy pancake mix...hell yeah, this is awesome stuff indeed! I can only hope all of this footage and more will be included with the DVD! What a waste to just have it simply go away.

    I didn't notice the tentacle, but I'll look again. I hope you are right. Giant sea monsters + tentacles = friggin' sweet!

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  33. Mc7hockey- Let's hear it!

    I note that they are using a certain monster roar a lot- 3 times in the New Year's special, and several times in the reports. It consists of a short scream followed by a short version of the familiar roar. Hopefully they have the sound resources to not reuse the same roar all the time.

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  34. I saw the tentacle too...this is getting very interesting! I am getting swept up in the hunt for new clues...I just wanted to see the trailer for the movie and the next thing you know I am constantly checking the web for updates...I am finally up to speed with everything...

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  35. First off, sweet d is awesome for having the name sweet d. Secondly, these videos are amazing. This is exactly what I was hoping for when I started to get interested in the game, and I'm not disappointed. This is so cool but I really want to see a video in english.

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  36. I'm 99.9% sure that it is a tentacle. And that is definately the destruction of the monster.

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  37. in the spanish video, at 1:30 you can hear a ROAR!!!

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  38. Is anyone else a little bothered by the ending of the Italian commercial?
    That anti-Tagruato propaganda seems a little strong for TIDOWave's tastes. I'm not saying that that little animation doesn't belong to them, but we've never seen it before, so why would the first time we do see it be in this foreign news report, where Tagruato just happens to be sticking all the blame, or what I can guess is the blame, on them?

    **If we have seen it before, I'm sorry to have brought it up nothing.

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  39. This is brutal news !! Agree with HouseofMyst. about these clips should definitly be on the DVD later.
    This is effin excellent ! Too bad Cloverfield premieres here in Sweden at 2 feb :/
    Ohwell , i´m in for total havoc hehe

    Thanx Dennis for running the best CF-site out there, im a loyal reader.
    Zoom!

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  40. Thanks Matt! Im guessing that they will have an English version soon...anyone got the translations yet???

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  41. I think that is a wave. You can see a little better, it turns into flying water, so unless the monster is a weird water elemental, it's probably not an appendage.

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  42. heres some small context of them.

    spanish vid-a loss of employment due to a decrease in the construction is foreseen.

    italian vid-the incident taht caused the explosion of oil platform is still a mystery. tagruato: possible activists attackers. the present workers are all safe.

    still workin on the german and most of the spanish ill let u kno if i figure nething else out.

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  43. Oh wow...third one already :).

    Okay, for the spanish one, I had heard something I had found interesting so I went back and heard it again and I think TIDOWave is the reason the monster was released...

    The part where the anchor is talking and the the video of the running employees and Tag's 'ninjas' appear, it appears they are pointing at the 'employees' and at the camera man and they seem really afraid of them, even though they are evacuating...also, the anchor states that 'members of TIDOWave were found at the moment of this incident, which is a possibility because of this footage and of earlier instances...' and that's where that video is shown of inside the station...

    hmmm...this is getting interesting... >.<

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  44. you can also hear an american voice say TAKE COVER when the debris hits the raft

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  45. Did anyone think about the possibility of the monster having some sort of "Blow Holes" on its body? In the trailer, when the tanker explodes, debris goes flying through the air pretty far. At the same time, in these videos that debris gets shot up in the air at a pretty forceable rate. The only way they could shoot up that fast, in my opinion, would be through some sort of air pressure. Thoughts?

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  46. cloverfield: the game

    cool merchandise possibility? :P

    intro could be all this stuff, a cool prologue level "escape from chuai", opening level of call of duty 4 style haha.

    then cut to the actual new york event. Levels of the initial attack, then in the subway, tunnels, park etc.

    actually i dunno, you reckon cloverfield would work as a game or just a film? A game might just consist of you running away alot

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  47. German Translation:
    aproxamitly 1300kilomenter away from the coast of new york city 3 days ago an oil rig sunk out of unexplainable bases.
    a few moments ago international news agencies send us dramaticaly pictures showing us the platform collapsing.
    (cant even identify what the guys in the helicopter are saying)
    the videos show the station sinking out of unexplainable bases that even for experts, cant explain.
    at the time of the disaster were 355 workers on board.
    chuai platform in September 2007 was opened and is one of the biggest oil rigs in the world.
    its run by the japanese large-scale enterprise Tagruato wich is located in tokio.
    the highly developed drilling system was planned by Zwichau Engineering (could also be Zwickau Engineering) under the direction of Dominik Möltgen.
    We interviewed him if the collapse of the station was caused by bad planning.

    "from the structural side there is no evidence of fail to the essential structure of the platform or one of the security systems that could have caused that-massive disaster.
    its simply and simply impossible. it is physically impossible."

    (medical guys shown)

    while the videos are of rather bad quality it seems like you can see gunfire from the platform.

    tagruato was already accused in the past to employ a huge privat army and experts are exermining if the rapid evacuation of the crew members was caused by a para militaristic attack.

    according to current reports people got killed wich in turn is denied by tagruatos press people.
    its not clear if germans were on board.

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  48. did anyone notice in the spanish one the station gets pulled under super fast at the end

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  49. Hey, hey, hey.

    Big fan of the site. Finally I can help with something, hehe.

    Here's a transcription of the Spanish version, as accurate as I could make it:

    “…an amazing story: three short and dramatic sequences have surfaced, which appear to show the dramatic loss of a drilling platform in the deep sea. The platform appears to be the Chuai Station, located in the middle of the Atlantic, which sank a couple of days ago, even though there has been no official confirmation of the incident. This image was taken from a helicopter, going toward or away from the platform.
    This platform has more than 300 scientists and workers. This seems to show the platform being split, and then sinking in a matter of minutes, when this kind of modern platform is designed to remain floating up to 24 hours.
    This is something really extraordinary. The experts are studying these videos, and trying to find out the cause of the tragedy. Some sources even suggest that the platform might have suffered an attack. Tagruato, the Japanese company in charge of the platform, was forced to emit rushed statements, when the sequences surfaced. The spokesperson says that it is known that the Ecological activist group TIDO Wave was in the area at the moment of the incident. He declares that the group has already snuck into Tagruato operations, provoking damage. These images, taken with a cell phone on the platform, sustain this possibility.
    Whatever it is, the seismic intensity of the event was registered in the seismological center of Rivadeo, even though the scientists at the center have expressed doubt toward the theory of a provoked explosion.
    The impressive speed, scale, and drama of the incident are shown in this last – and terrible – image, taken, apparently, by the members of the crew during their runaway.
    These are incredible scenes. We have no news as to the whereabouts of these people, or the cameraman responsible for the images. We can only have the hope that they somehow survived. It seems…”

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  50. In the Spanish vid between 0:40 and 0:43 there is a distinct dark spot in the water moving away from the collapsing platform, slightly above it and two the write. It looks like the silhouette of something large. It looks determinedly like a real shadow. Anyone else see it???

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  51. Someone posted this comment on the german video comments on youtube:

    Approx. 1300 km out the coast of New York - 3 days ago, for unknown reasons - a drilling platform sunk. Recently international News distributed dramatical pictures from the collaps of the platform. The videos show ... (what you can see and what he already said) ... and experts have no explanation.

    At the time 355 men were present on the platform. The "Chuai" drilling platform was opened in September 2007 (not so long ago, is it ?) and is one of the largest in the world. It's owned by the japanese bigsize-company "Takhuato". The high-tech drilling-system was developped by the German company "Zwickau engineering" in Leipzig by the Diploma-engineer Dominik Möltgen. We asked him, if the collaps could have been caused by wrong planing.

    "From structural reasons there is no proove the the basic structure or one of the security system could have caused such a hugh catastroph. This is not only totally out of the question, it is physically impossible."

    Despite the bad quality of the videos from the platform it seems that there has been shooting. "Takhuato" was already earlier suspected to employ a big private army. And Experts are trying to find out if the hasty getaway from crew-members was caused by a para-military attack. Actual informations say that there have been human casualities, which "Takhuato" denies. It is not yet clear, if there have been german people in the crew.

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  52. The ubiquitous "First!" impulse that so many people seem to have on the internet may be a thing of the past now that Dennis has had to do some housecleaning around here.

    Lemony fresh! We all appreciate the return to civility.

    I love these new, MAJOR pieces of the backstory puzzle! The stuff flying way up out of the water at the end looks really unconvincing, but I'm happy to forgive them. This is just plain fun!

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  54. I'd vote for that NOT being a tentacle. It looks like a wave or upswell surrounding the platform leg. It appears to dissipate and is replaced with more whitish, frothy churned water when you freeze frame forward.

    Safer to consider this another "lion" moment otherwise we'll have another week of flame wars over it. I'm certain the hind leg or shell or whatever it was glimpse they gave us in the trailers is the only square footage of the monster they will reveal prior to the debut.

    And as for me, I'm totally okay with that.

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  55. Ah, man, I knew it.

    1. Tag was tracking the Monster with Hatsui satellite to find Seabed's Nectar deposits, built Chuai as an "outpost" to study it with ocean vessels.

    2. Tag's coverup starts to cause "good people to go missing" when they fear that workers are starting to figure out what they're actually doing out there, hence the Whistleblower.

    3. Around 12-18-2007, something falls into the Atlantic Ocean. Maybe Tag IS telling the truth, and it WAS just a satellite fragment, or maybe it was a giant "monster lure" they made and disguised as a satellite piece. Maybe it contains something to prevent the late November "Incident" from reoccurring? I dunno. But anwyay, Tag tracks the fall with Hatsui, as they said in the news article, and send out boats to study the monster when it approaches the crash site.

    4. Also on 12-18-2007, the sonar images (from the Whistleblower e-mails) are taken by the boats Tag sends out. The big shape is the monster. The second, smaller shape isn't an arm (like some people thought) but the satellite/lure, or the remaining pieces of it.

    5. Boats get a bit too close. :P

    6. Monster somehow follows them/tracks them/whatever to Chuai. (Just my little pet theory, the Seabed's Nectar is an ancient alien mutagenic parasite that can splice its original host's DNA (a whale?) with other species' (squid? fish? isopods?) it makes contact with; it somehow spliced the boat crews, and learned Chuai's location and Tag's manipulative intentions. Just my own theory though!)

    7. Teddy and TIDOwave appear at Chuai, for "The Event" just in time for the arrival (and possible capture?) of The Monster.

    8. TIDOwave's arrival leads to them getting a glimpse of the monster, but they don't know what it really is ("They found something, or they're making something..."). They know too much, and are imprisoned.

    9. After a week or so, the Monster finally makes its move and tears down the station. (If my theory is right [probably not, lol! XD] possibly trying to 'absorb' the humans on-board).

    10. IF (big if!) that theory of mine is correct... then the Monster somehow learns about NYC, how it's a huge center of human life and activity... and its mutated mouth waters at the idea of such a feast of new organisms to assimilate. It starts swimming to New York.

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  56. Sorry for the triple post, but...

    There IS something to the right of the platform after it collapses, which to me is far more intriguing, a dark shape that moves away from the platform and seems to submerge, moving off to the upper right. A hump? A fin? A shoulder? A tail? It's much bigger in scale than the natural waves around it, although to be fair it does not appear to leave a wake. I may have to eat my previous words if this turns out to be a glimpse of MGP. :)

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  57. what i still dont get...is ...
    WHO IS THE LIAR? TAG OR TIDO???
    what do they mean by "the farm" and are they really a terrorist group? or did Tag find the monster, or did they MAKE the monster???

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  58. is it me,or did i hear the people in black with guns speaking japanese

    whatever happened,teddy died,remember,he was stuck on that station,and that means that T.I.D.O.Wave is innocent,they would never kill one of there own,or anyone else

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  59. does anyone notice guns firing at the ocean from the station at the beginning of the footage?

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  60. Garkalla - that's not true at all. if tido is indeed an eco-terrorist cell they would be more than willing to sacrafice one of their own for the greater good, or "the cause". no one is innocent until more information comes out.


    also, are we to believe it took 12 days for this monster to get to New York? That just seems like a long time for something that seems to be this big and this fast

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  61. There does definitely seem to be something big moving away from the station after it collapses, but then again it could just be a huge piece of debris. I want it to be the monster though!! And now I'm having doubts about that tentacle thing I spotted, now I see waves! lol

    *fingers crossed* Please let it be Mama Bear.

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  62. FYI, I have posted translations of two of the videos on the front page!

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  63. Vernon: who says it's fast? For that matter, who says it's making a beeline for NYC?

    Grumpypants just woke up after a few millenia. Gotta stretch his legs a bit, wolf down several thousand cubic tons of fish for breakfast, and take one hell of a pee.

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  64. u can totally notice the monsters roar.this sweet info b 4 the film opens

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  65. the gun fire is definitley visible in the italian Video. but it's not clear if it is from the plataform or towards the platform,
    Probably the guy in the white suit, seen in the cellphone video is Teddy or randy, It seems that they are running away from something

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  66. I think TIDO would kill more for getting rid of evidence than sacrificing someone for the greater good...they would get a major spotlight on them if some of their own are found having a hand in this 'attack'...besides, they're too radical to not think of killing for that reason...even if they claim they don't kill at all >.<

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  67. Mastah- I love your theory...that would be an interesting take on how the monster first formed and why it's in NYC in the first place ^_^

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  68. Great videos. A lot happens. It's interesting seeing that gunfire off the platform. Is it just me or are they shooting into the water, maybe at the monster? And I do see that giant dark "object" go swimming away after the platform collapses. Also, I don't see a tentacle, just a bunch of waves.

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  69. I translated the Spanish video, this is pretty much what she said in the report:

    Clips have surfaced that appears to show the destruction of a platform in open water. It appears to be the chuai platform located in the middle of the Atlantic. The incident occurred a few days ago, although there has been no official confirmation. This video was taken from a helicopter hovering near the platform. The platform was home to over 300 scientists and workers, and the video appears to show the platform collapse in half and sink in a matter of minutes. Modern platforms of this type are designed to stay afloat in the worst conditions for as long as 24 hours. This really is extraordinary. Experts are studying the footage, and are trying to find what caused this tragedy. One hypothesis is that the platform suffered an attack. Tagruato, the Japanese company who runs the platform, released a statement clarifying their stance on the tragedy. The company states that an eco-terrorist group known as T.I.D.O. wave was in the area at the time of the attack. They go on to claim that the group has infiltrated various Tagruato operations in the past, causing some sort of damage each time. These images taken by a mobile camera, verify this possibility. Whatever the cause may be, the violent shock created by the destruction was registered on a seismograph station. Although the scientists at the station haven’t yet announced if the tremor could have been caused by explosions during the stations collapse. The drama surrounding the situation is best exemplified in this final video taken by the evacuees. The footage is incredible, and we still have no word as to what happened to those or what happened to the camera recording the footage. We can only hope that they somehow survived the ordeal somehow.

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  70. Im not sure about the monsters ability to assimilate things...I guess i would just rather see a giant mindless killing machine.
    But, it does put a more logical spin on the chain of events, so who knows.
    I also have to say that the blowhole idea somebody mentioned is sounding good. Impractical at best, but i mean, this twice weve seen objects thrown ridiculously high, and in these vids, there thrown STRAIGHT up, which is what i find really strange.
    and I am gonna do that film punning the backlash on cloverfield, ill let u guys know my progress if thats not considered spamming.
    All of the moderatings got me nervous about my online ettiquette.

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  71. The Spanish video basically says that something attacked the station and whatever attacked it made enough force to register high enough on the seismograph. It also said that tag's boss said that it was tido's fault that the station was destroyed and their reasoning for that was the second clip. those were the major points in the newscast the rest was the woman just saying that this was horrible and nobody knows what happened.

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  72. French version here
    http://www.zioupix.com/video.php?q=incident-sur-chuai,link

    Sorry no HTML skills.

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  73. I noticed if you watch the Italian version the first thing on station you notice is the crane appear to be pulled down. Had they found the monster on ocean floor and were trying to raise it from the deep with the crane and awakened it ? Also the is all the talk of the multiple sightings of designate cloverfield. I noticed on the map that the island of Bermuda is in between the station and New York. Will the next video be of an unexplained attack on the island of Bermuda?

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  74. Toward the end, where the ninja and white shirt man and workers are in the life boat, and the"debris" is flying up, I thought at first glance that it was the smaller monsters that have been promised, I went and watched it a few more times... observe:

    first, it sounds as whatever is flying out of the water is being shot out pretty forecefully, you can hear two or three distinct "pops" that kind of remind me of the t-shirt guns they use at sports events etc.

    The "debris" flying out seem to all be consistently sized, as are the jets off water that fly behind them when they shoot through the air, if it were debris, wouldnt the sizes be quite varied?

    All in all, it looks to me like big mama underwater is deploying some drones to check it out above the surface.

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  75. This...is...AWESOME!!...too...bad...it...looks...fake...why...am...i...hesitating...-.-...yet the stuff is intense!

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  76. We still have NO PROOF of the monster's wereabouts, just speculation. However, now we now that it definetly destroyed Chuai, and the space debris hasn't landed yet, so I don't think it's an alien.

    I think Tag made it, The Whistle Blower said Chuai held a "dark secret", which COULD be Slusho research, creating the monster.

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  77. has anyone noticed that in the Italian video new york, santo domingo, and isolo bermuda are the only places marked on the map coincidence or honest mistake

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  78. OMG, there's a French video as well:

    http://www.zioupix.com/video.php?q=incident-sur-chuai


    credit goes to cloverfreaky at Unfiction


    Shouldn't be too long before we get an English version :O

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  79. Adam, what's with the awakened old thing theory? That doesn't really have much to back it up, and it's been done a trillion times. Tagruato has done too much just to be in the way of its path.

    Jester, I saw the gunfire too, Tagruato DEFINETLY knows about the monster and has defenses. I mean, what kind of oil rig has gun turrets? I doubt, however, that you saw anything swim away, because it gets mad and chucks all the wreckage sky-high, which is why TIDOWave doesn't find anything.

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  80. EDWIN is right,
    If you look on youtube at the spanish version and use fullscreen, you can definitely see shooting at the bottom of the platform, which means that they can SEE the monster, and KNOW that it is a monster attacking and NOT an explosion or terrorist attack. Also, why are the Tag special forces there already? Seems like they were anticipating something going wrong. They knew whatever experiments they were doing was dangerous and a quick evacuation was needed. Remember Mr. Ichigawa, who mysteriously died when his RV exploded. He was the FINEST MARINE BIOLOGIST. He just RETIRED. Perhaps he was leaking info to TIDO which resulted in their MURDER?? This is probably why TIDO chose to have their "EVENT" at Chuai. I'm starting to believe that Seabed's nectar, is in fact the eggs or food of the creature. And because TAG is stealing its food/eggs, ITS PISSED!Think about it, NECTAR, reminds me of bees. Perhaps the monster has "hives" all over the world like honeybees?

    Also, the guy in the helicopter from Tagruarto doesnt seem so shocked (seems more relieved than fearful), I think they were tracking it, or knew of its existence.

    I agree with HATTA,
    I definitely see something wrap around the bottom left support for a split second. I dont know if its a tentacle, but its not a wave.

    I agree with BLURBOY and ADAM,
    If you look at about 27 seconds into the spanish vid, you'll see that "black shadow" shoot up through the bottom right section of the rig, cracking it in two, then later (about 40sec) you'll see it dive down on the upper right of the rig. Its too small to be the monster though, perhaps its dragging something, or its the tail or fin?

    I got to admit, the flying debris shooting out of the ocean is eerily similar to the huge explosion's debris patter in the trailers. It might be from its "blowhole" or it might be so huge that its spitting it out (like the SOL's head). Perhaps it tried to eat the oil tanker ?

    One last thing, BHERRIN7 noticed the "TAKE COVER" shouted in English, I suppose that TEDDY IS STILL ALIVE? IF he didnt get crushed by debris. It sure sounds like Teddy.

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  81. Amazing developments!

    Dennis is doing a great job keeping us all up to snuff, but I was wondering if anyone new of like a site that quickly summarizes everything that has happened--in a less intimidating (by size) way than this site? I really want to get get my girl friend into this stuff so she will enjoy the movie as much as I will.

    Cloverfield Cliffnotes?

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  82. Nice videos, Dennis do you know where they originated from or do you think that they were posted on youtube first.

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  83. Where was the station located? I know its in the middle of the Atlantic but thats all. Could it be possible that the rig was in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle. Or do you think that Targo is mutating whales or other sea creatures to obtain there under sea ingredient in larger amount. I personally believe the ingredient is a Gel found inside dwarf sperm whales. Which it releases when frightened or attacked to put off predators. I came up with this idea when in the Slusho history it mentions the smallest whale a couple of times. Anyways I have alot of other things to input but it doesn't have anything with this post so i'll stop now.

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  84. Just have to agree with everyone, pure awesomeness here, and I think the gunfire is definitely from the station towards the ocean. Now what I'm wondering, were the man and woman in white lab coats in the one video shot? It ends so suddenly I can't tell if the soldier was just pointing it at them or whether he fired right as the camera cut's off.

    My personal pet theory (with no evidence, just a fun read) Is that Tag's personal army was only to rescue a few important people, and kill the rest. It would be far too dangerous to have all of those potential big mouths out in the open, so the majority needed to be silenced.

    We already know Tag will kill if someone tries to talk. (remember the man who was killed with his family on vacation, who resigned and was going to talk?)

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  85. Shouldn't we be able to see the smaller boat making it's escape along with the unknown debris shooting into the air from the helicopter cam?

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  86. Regarding:
    [That anti-Tagruato propaganda seems a little strong for TIDOWave's tastes. I'm not saying that that little animation doesn't belong to them, but we've never seen it before, so why would the first time we do see it be in this foreign news report, where Tagruato just happens to be sticking all the blame, or what I can guess is the blame, on them?

    **If we have seen it before, I'm sorry to have brought it up nothing.]

    If you're talking the animation with the hands turning to claws, puncturing and draining the earth, that is the standard front page animation for the TIDOWave site they've been using for weeks.

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  87. lostlocke:unfiction has a wiki on the cloverfield universe, but I don't know how up yo date it is.

    *in the event this is a double post I apologize, but it's probably not*

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  88. Hey, why are people saying that some think the monster is causing earthquakes? The incident was strong enough to come off as an earthquake, thus appearing on scales and stuff. Feels like an earthquake, but it's not an earthquake, does that make sense. Anyways this stuff is really getting fun!

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  90. In the spanish one near the start you can see the wake of the monster, Its about the size of the rig, It looks like it surfaced from the foam...

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  91. i dont know keith but i dont think its to important they didnt put much thought into making these video i guess.

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  92. I translated (sorry for the mistakes) part of the Italian news video, approximately until 1.07. At 0.26, you can definitely hear a roar...

    Environmental disaster in the heart of the Antlantic Ocean. The Chuai Station, oil platform owned by technological Japanese colossus Tagruato, would have exploded in a mysterious way on December 27th. But just today, after a week from the accident, informations about what happened have started to circulate, even if everything is still wrapped in mystery. What you see has been filmed during the moment of the disaster, but the causes of the accident are still unknown. Tagruato, in a note diffused to all japanese news reports, speaks about an accident occurred in one of its platforms and carefully accuses a group of activists of TIDO who would have made a raid on the platform. But a shadow of mystery is hanging over what happened. Other real images aired by all international broadcasting systems are confused too. As you can see, they have been filmed with a mobile. Probably it is the mobile of one of the workers standing on the platform before the explosion. Men in white and red are running from something unknown...

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  93. here is the french vid.

    http://www.zioupix.com/video.php?q=incident-sur-chuai


    and the Translation:

    New informations on the Chuai station, the platform that sinked last Friday off the shores of NY. Images where obtained this morning at the redaction office, but we can't identify the source.

    Cell vid.

    so you can see it. The images are bad and there is panic. then we can see an armed commando. And look carefully on the shoulder off the armed men, you can see the Tagruato's logo.

    A spokeman confirmed that an incident occured, explosions happened on chuai, but there is no wounded person, he stated. He then accuse tido activists to be at the origin of the catastrophe. After seeing the video, the spokeman stated that 7 person are missing, but deny that those images where taken on Chuai.

    The activists accused by Tagruato, belongs to an ecologic radical organization from France. We must say that interrogations are formulated against the giant mining corporation in the US. Some associations have filed legal procedures to obtain cessation of mining activity on Chuai.


    Mme Leclerc's part.

    The situation is unbearable for the families. Listen to the mother of a young engineer that worked on the platform. She does not have any news from her son. " I don't know what hapenned, I don't know anything, I'm not alone in this situation. Having no news of your child is unbearable. No one informing us, I don't know if he's alive, if he's lost or if we are looking for him. The media have nothing to say about this. I don't know, it's total blackout here."

    Many questions remains to be answered. Tagruato have opened an internal investigation on the drama, but we have no details since the group refuse to communicate further to the press. We are ignoring if there are victims, Tagruato speak of seven persons lost, we remind you that 355 persons worked on chuai, some of them have been evacuated but how many we don't know.

    Here's what we can say about....

    Clip ends

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  94. Here is the second part of the Italian video's translation. From 1.07 to the end. Guys, I can't wait for February, 2nd (Italian release date)...

    "It seems, listening to some American local sources, that American East Coast's seismographs would have registered some "peaks" that have been noticed not so many times from this kind of instruments. This should confirm that something strange and unexplainable could be the cause of the explosion. All workers who were on the platform at the moment of disaster, as you can read on Tagruato's note, have been evacuated before the accident. So a misfortune fell down on the Japanese platform. Its activity, as a matter of fact, has been attacked by some groups of environmentalist who denunciated Tagruato to American Law Court in the past. The lawsuit is still unsolved and it will be hard to solve, for the detectives, the end, by now still mysterious, of one of the biggest and most powerful oil platforms all over the world."

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  95. Hey guys here is a pic from what is said to be Cloverfields art directors website

    it is the last picture:http://www.conceptart.org/?artist=Smellybug

    Looks similar to what is seen in the 2nd trailer right.

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  96. The UK media had better stop reporting on Pete Doherty's latest pile of dirty needles and talk about the real story!

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  97. Sorry if I'm posting again but there's something important i have to tell you, guys. My degree's discussion will be based on viral marketing and Cloverfield (yes, I know, it's kinda crazy). So if you have anything it could help me (articles, videos, trailers in avi format, interviews or anything else), please! email me! Thank you.

    Dennis, I have to thank you. It's because of you that i decided this theme for my degree. You're the man!

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  98. It makes you wonder if Rob has seen any of these and if he did, why in the Hell he'd want to still work for Tag...

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  99. There are several things I have noticed, in no particular order.

    1. The gun fire from the platform to the ocean is not just regular gun fire but large caliber or probably flares / RPG’s. Regular gunfire will not show up that large, look at the scale and distance from the platform.

    2. Having armed people (ninjas) on board is believable; something of that size would have some type of security force. Then take into account that they would be a target for groups like TIDOWave /greenpeace/etc. I could see them having an even larger, more armed force.

    3. Each news cast show a little more in different spots. I can see this being normal with news agencies. The all don’t consider the same thing important to the time they have to fill.

    4. The objects being fired up at the end, there are several different spots that are fired up at the same time. I counted about 6 different spots. Taking into account the area they are fired up from and the time between. This is one large SOB with multiple ways of projecting things (blowholes, tentacles, arms, etc.).

    5. The object moving away from the platform is the boat (they have it in the wrong direction, bad planning). I can not believe the monster would move away that quickly, then return even quicker (not doubting the speed). The monster would stay there and bring it down the whole time.

    6. I think this is going to be a really COOL movie!!!!!

    7. Keep up the great work Dennis!!

    8. I do not believe that Tag has been tracking this thing. As large as it is, it would be hard for anyone to NOT track it. I thing it was found/woken/grew/etc pretty quickly

    9. The person with the briefcase maybe nothing. I can see a large corporation worried about secrets, not about monster, but about things their competitors could learn.

    10. The “little” monster are only parasites / viruses that live on the monster.

    Feel free to bash any and all things, just my opinion.

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  100. about the ninja "aiming" at the evacuatees.... maybe he is only aiming at the eyes of people to see if they are infected or not

    this sounds too similar to I Am Legend, but think about it.... remember in the Trailer and in a tv spot when they brought Delaina and she was crying blood all over... and the whole hospital room was going in a frenzy when they announced that she got a bite and brought her in.. and of course the imfamous puffing up.... maybe they are trying to avoid bringing the infected with them...

    still... i dunno who to believe, Tido or Tag.... Tido is extreme while Tag is a corporation under bad scrutiny..... i dunno... did i miss something?

    anyway, keep it up Dennis!

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  101. Sorry for the false alarm. When I tried watching the videos I got the message "no longer available." Then I tried again five minutes later and they were working.

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  102. Hey Guys
    I been following this whole thing form the beginning and read throughout the net alot of ideas of what the monster was going to be and after seend this videos i remember one of the theories was about a monster named Cthulhu which has a face with tentacles and a body of a dragon. It is also known to have smallers spawns. I belive this is cloverfield this is the monster..

    You can read more about this monster here I belive its was posted on this site before but here it goes again

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu

    Thanks
    Alex D

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  103. I'm pretty sure the dark shape people keep saying is the monster leaving the platform is only black smoke that you can see start coming from the collapseing station then blowing out over the water. The most interesting thing to me is all the water disturbence underneath the platform. Something is under there moving like crazy to make all that foam.

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  104. stuve: I wasn't advancing any particular theory about the monster's origins (except that I do not dismiss Teddy's assertion that Tagruato has possibly *found* something). I was just having some fun.

    kristy: large disturbances like this can and do register on seismographs at great distances. In face, sonic waves travel even better in water than they do in the air (scientists believe whales can sing to each other over hundreds of miles apart)

    ty: I completely agree with you, the guys in the copter do not seem particularly horrified, and yeah, why would masked soldiers already be deployed in a situation that seems to have lasted only a few minutes?

    jena: take a second look at the maps in the videos, or look at Tagruato's website. Chuai station is nowhere near the "Bermuda Triangle."

    alex: I see debris of various sizes.

    The French version is THE BEST ONE YET!

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  105. WoW! okay so it's not lion syndrome! there is a tentacle in the vid, there is a dark blob, and they are shooting at something in the water... I LOVE IT!!!

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  106. Wonder why different countries are reporting different body counts. France says 7. Italy says everyone is safe and alive.

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  107. Hey Keith, Look at the angle of the rig as its sinking in the boat shot. Its a completely different angle than the shot from the Heli. I think that from the perspective of the heli shot, the boat should be around the 4 or 3 o'clock (lower right) position off screen. Look at the boat shot, you can see the Heli-pad of the oil rig straight on behind them and the rig sinking directly behind them. You can also see the Japanese guy look up and to your left, (possibly looking at the Heli wondering if his boss/co-worker is OK). From the helicopter shot, the rig is sinking towards the bottom right with the helipad on the top left of the shot about 10 o'clock.

    You dont see the debris launching yet, because the camera cuts off from the heli scene before the rig sinks completely (about 4 secs after rig sinks). I think the Tag guys made the camera person shut it off. In the boat scene, the debris launch about 6 seconds after the rig sinks. Makes me wonder if the helicopter made it ok.

    It also makes you wonder how they found that boat footage, since they got nailed by the debris and I have no idea how they were able to get the footage, unless the footage was streaming live through the phone's connection (phones or cameras dont float well).

    I've been wondering....where's the Japanese video and the English versions? They just want us "American" speaking people to go nuts translating and wondering huh?

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  108. Now I'm not saying this has anything to do with the game, massive lion syndrome and all that. I can already debunk this by it not being exactly where the Italian video says the chuai station was, but plug this into google earth

    23 25'19.69 N 41 14'45.77 W

    after it loads 100% and you've gotten your fill, scroll down a little bit until you see the area like something just went under (the whitish area). Now I know it's nothing, I know, but in all that nothing, this one high quality zone with nothing else in it?

    Again, please don't assume I think this definitely is cloverfield related, it's more an...interesting google earth find than anything else.

    I really don't want to start anything, but it really does look interesting.

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  109. smokey671: good call with the angles. I was really hoping that the black blob speeding off was the boat itself, but I agree that the helipad angles don't match for that.

    Anybody ever think that the monster is Noriko, after truly massive amounts of Nectar?

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  110. don't know if it's been mentioned, but the second video on the list (from the top). I believe it's the Italian one...anyways.

    at 1:47 you can see something swimming away off on the right side of the wreckage, maybe it's back getting ready to submerge again? Just a thought.

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  111. Camera phones save the day once again, they all ways get some of the best footage, even though its crappy. The Osama hanging, and now what went on inside the station.

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  112. http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/anthrax_man/tagruato.jpg

    this is a picture of terrorists or men in black on the chaui station. you can see the laser sight on the guns easily. this was shot from the german video at 2 minutes and 16 seconds

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  113. I agree with DANBART

    When I look at the French clip, It seems like the "Blob" or tail thing that we think is the monster is actually a ROUND PUFF OF BLACK SMOKE from the sinking collapsed rig that stretches (diffuses) away. I think its just bad CGI. I think its difficult to CGI black smoke puffs in shadowy areas? LOL

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  114. Well, since it is all just peoples and opinions and speculation I will throw my 2 cents in. I think there is going to be more then one monster. This has never been adressed as far as I can tell. No one ever asked Matt Reeves or JJ Abrams if there was more then 1. Only if it was this that or a remake. Its not always what they say but what they don't say. Someone had said something about people seeing this movie and not knowing the back story. I firmly believe that this movie will be able to be followed with enough details for the average movie goer. I think that those of us who followed all this will see things and such that we will have knowledge of prior, but a whole lot more people are going to see this movie then who follow all these blogs, like here and on Slashfilm. Hollywood would never make a movie that only a handful (statistically speaking) of bloggers would understand what was going on. I also think in the next week or so there are going to be some major twists and turns. No one doing anything viral like this would lead us straight down a path and give us what we were expecting.

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  115. i think the gunfire is unfriendly to Tagruato. i think it might be Tidowave.

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  116. At the point in the footage (most noticable to me in the French version) where we have the POV of the escape boat, the launching of the flying debris is preceded by several strong concussions. I believe that the sinking platform may be exploding (several explosions in quick succession) launching the debris in the air. I don't think it's the monster throwing that stuff out of the sea.

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  117. looney:Oh come on, you can hear the roar!

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  118. WOW! OMG! Most things have been said already but this definatly proves it was the monster that destroyed the station. You hear the roar at least 3 times. I did notice that the crane was the first thing to go. However is it shooting we see or jsut bits falling off the station? Both are reasonable explenations for what we see. I think SOMETHING does grab the first left side leg of the station, tenticle or some type of claw/hand. There has been stuff said about ninjas, they are just like special forces, not ninjas :P And they would be there to help tighten security as was said in one of the whistle blowers comuniques. I also think you can definatly see part or part of the shape of the monster moving away from the station as it colapses and i think just as the station starts to get fully attacked. WOW at the bits of the station that come flying out of the water, the blowhole theory sounds most plausable. BUT i dont think that the monster is causing the bits of the oil tanker to fly around. An explostion from the oil could quite easily cause bits of the boat go flying off like that, its one hell of an explosion, i dout the monster had a hand in the flying parts there, but did cause the initial explosion. SO exciting, cant wait to see this movie!

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  119. ty: Oh come on yourself. Directly after the roar is a series of concussions, boom-boom-boom-boom. The roar sure sounds like the monster is there, perhaps pulling the station down underwater, but those concussions could be explosions, or could be impact concussions as well, the monster thrashing the platform. Just throwing out an observation.

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  120. Your right, it could be explosions. It being the monster is just as likely though.

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  121. Hey, I think that this video is a setup. I'm still going with my original theory that the Chaui station is underground. and that this whole video is a set up to pin it on Tidowave to make it look like there the bad guys. please note that the footage and these videos came out After the post on Tidowave.

    -GodLovesUs,AsHeLovedJacob.
    -Jason

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  122. DANNY,
    Look carefully, the "terrorists" "ninja" special forces guys are TAGRUARTO employees, they have TAGRUARTO patches on their arms.

    Ummm NICOLE, Osama was not hung, I dont think we found Osama yet, it was SADDAM HUSSEIN. I WISH we HUNG OSAMA. thats almost as fantastic as this movie's viral campaign.

    The gunfire is pointed DOWN towards the water, and no one is there other than the creature. That brings me to another point, its impossible that "Everyone survived" since there were people shooting, and then the rig was destroyed. Also, I dont think the guys on the small boat made it, a huge piece of the rig smacked them bad.

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  123. Yeah, hard to say. I was just struck by the similarity between the flight of this debris with the debris from the explosion in NYC that comes raining down on the apartment in the early trailers.

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  124. SMOKEY...good eye, i didnt spot that. i doubt terrorists would have laser sights anyways. they certainly are firing at the monster. i wondered why bullets would be going downward. it looked like the platform collapsed or something initially. so now we know that the black ops guys are tagruato and they were firing at the monster which was responsible for this attack.

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  125. I think looney's idea has some merit, that the station perhaps self-destructs. Maybe there is some contingency plan to do so. Or, that mechanical equipment onboard reacts violently (boilers exploding, or large generator equipment coming apart with a tremendous release of pressure). The roar might be the creature reacting in pain. The stuff flying out of the water like that is just so unnatural looking, and I say this knowing we are discussing a movie about a giant monster, but if we're being asked to pretend that all of this could be real, it's hard to imagine how else such large things can be flung out from deep below the water, straight up into the air like that, accompanied by what sound like explosions. Take a dip in your pool tomorrow, sit on the bottom with a lawn gnome or a flower pot, and try to throw it straight up and out of the water. You wouldn't even break the surface.

    The blowhole idea is just silly... it got debris plugged in its nostrils, and what, it sneezed?

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  126. if its a set up WHY have the monster roar in there? WHY have the bits shoot out of the water like they did? If it was a set up wouldnt they SHOW some type of terrorist attacking the station, not just a mysterous collapsing of the station.... a set up just doesnt make sence.

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  127. Hopefully the "American news media" will be making thier report here soon, or as stated above, the English report on it!

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  128. The reason I had such a hard time believing it was explosion was because everything going straight up through the water just looked so unnatural, but it could very well be explosions... sorry if my "come on" sounded hostile loopy, it really wasn't.

    On just a side note, no one's commented on my google earth post. Guess it's safe to say it's a big ol' trout? ;P

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  129. Off topic..sorta.....I now know how Charlie felt when he opened that Wonka Bar and saw the last golden ticket. I just got my advanced screening tickets printed off for next Tuesday. Thanks again to Dennis for the heads up on that site offering the promotion. Hopefully I wont be sitting next to Mike Teevee since hes a talker.

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  130. damn Los Angeles has no screening and somehow Winnipeg does. this is gay.

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  131. @ Alan
    1)It could be an explosion rather then a roar
    2)an underwater explosion shoots bits that are going down, back up
    3)It mentions TidoWAVE in the Spanish and the French report.
    (sidenote) Calm down alan dont forget that its just a theory and theres no need to shout :]

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  132. Been keeping track of this amazing blog for quite a while now, and I thought I would finally jump in. Thanks for the hard work, Dennis.

    I noticed someone mentioned Cthulhu earlier, and I decided to read the background on it. I don't believe the monster is Cthulhu, but, while reading, I noticed some interesting about H.P. Lovecraft. Just move the "c" in Lovecraft over to the front and what do you get? CLOVERaft. Not really significant, but I figured it was an interesting tidbit.

    Still hoping to hear about the sneak preview, I am dying to see this movie!

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  133. @Adam:

    I dont know why the blowhole idea would be silly. The debris is floating on the water and then the monster blows his blowholes (or whatever a whale does) and thats why the debris is shot in the air. I actually think this might be a good theory.

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  134. ty wrote: [sorry if my "come on" sounded hostile loopy, it really wasn't.]

    No worries. I took it as barstool banter. My mates and I talk to each other like that all the time :-) Hope I didn't come across that way too!

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  135. I looked at the station sinking and the angle it first falls in the water makes it look like it is being dragged...the action is too fast for it to be just internal explosions or the platform giving way...it just looks really odd. I had thought that too but when I saw it again, it just didn't make sense and the way the water is moving beneath it looks weird...

    See on the upper left hand corner, the water is being disturbed almost like a trail to the platform and then the water is disturbed under it...but the waves are going the opposite direction and why isn't the water on the other side also being disturbed? It looks...off...

    Hmmm...or it could just be me >.<

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  136. I agree with you rosebud, it definitely looks dragged under.

    Looney:Nope, it was just fine. Sorry about getting your name wrong.

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  137. My guess Is that we will see some video from the Bermudas in a few days (maybe a Tsunami report or something caused by the monster). Look at the Italian video how they only show the Chuai station, Bermudas and New York in Google Earth.

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  138. lol i wasnt shouting i was emphasising :P Also its /definatly/ the roar not an explosion. ^ ephasised :P

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  139. If you put the stations coordinates ( 23 25'19.69 N 41 14'45.77 W )into Google Maps and display a satellite image then just to the north of the stations location is a dark shadow 4-500ft in length. This could be a shadow from a cloud to the south but appears to have a different shape.

    Again Google Earth only shows a square around this grid reference in any detail. Coincidence? Methinks not!

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  140. boinger, please look at my comment earlier at 11:59 PM. I'll repost for for the hell of it, but please scroll up if you need proof.

    "Now I'm not saying this has anything to do with the game, massive lion syndrome and all that. I can already debunk this by it not being exactly where the Italian video says the chuai station was, but plug this into google earth

    23 25'19.69 N 41 14'45.77 W

    after it loads 100% and you've gotten your fill, scroll down a little bit until you see the area like something just went under (the whitish area). Now I know it's nothing, I know, but in all that nothing, this one high quality zone with nothing else in it?

    Again, please don't assume I think this definitely is cloverfield related, it's more an...interesting google earth find than anything else.

    I really don't want to start anything, but it really does look interesting."

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  141. And I feel like an imbecile. You're mentioning the cloud clicked it. It's in the exact shape of that cloud. It's a freaking shadow and a cloud. I may have posted it first, but it was a useless post all the same.

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  142. MAY I JUST SAY!!! it's not chcuthwhatever... They ruled that out forever ago! and seriously, must we all argue that this is a set up terrorist attack?! this is the monster!!! it is nothing else but the monster!!! tido wave has nothing to do with it! they are there as secondary proof that there was no chuai station there! they will play a minor role in this movie... it's all big beastie!!! as for the bermuda news... i do think that is a possibility.

    as for my idea though... i think this is jj abrams commentary on the environment. he keeps mentioning it's like godzilla's underlying fear of nuclear war... this is a wake-up call to say that man doesn't know it all about nature. they are drilling and either this monster lives off of oil ... hence the no oil out in the atlantic chuai station like reported earlier by the whistleblower... it probably lives off of oil but it did come form the deep. considering that we know we see claw marks in all the trailers and posters that it has to have some kind of digits but that does look like some tentacle or possible claw grabbing the station under, also we have to all recognize the fact that it is not an explosion.. IT IS THE DAMN MONSTER!!! it is screaming and throwing pieces of the station out of the water... it is clearly a gated piece of tower or something that comes flying at the escapees in the boat. the real question here is what's in the briefcase and what were the passengers in the helicopter saying??? any translations on that? WE ALL KNOW IT IS THE MONSTER!!! IT IS A MONSTER MOVIE!!! NO EXPLOSIONS ALL MONSTER!!!

    thank you... any comments on my thoughts?

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  143. Sorry Ty missed your comment, didn't get time to read all 140! Looks like we both saw the same thing..so I'm not going mad!

    Perhaps it is the clouds shadow but this area being shown in detail must have something to do with the film. Perhaps something will appear in due course or maybe the 'cloud' was added by Tag Hackers to 'hide' the presence of the creature lol

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  144. i dont think its going to be cthulhu. i may be remembering things wrong (very possible my memory is like swiss cheese) but i thought they said the monster would be original. cthulhu isnt an original creation. and in my belief cthulhu would be to lazy to go on a killing spree. seriously he woke up killed some sailers then was like "meh i dont think those stars are quite right enough" back to sleep.

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  145. boinger: Im afraid that while odd, it's not unique. There's an empty high quality square near new york (I know, I know, I thought the monster would make an appearance there in a few days before realizing it was a cloud)

    But there's also one near south africa as well. So while the empty high quality patches are very odd, I don't believe their cloverfield related.

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  146. I'm still pretty sure that the tentacle is really a wave...

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  147. hey i found japanese version on youtube http://youtube.com/watch?v=v5Lvl7FORI8

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  148. Boy, that screams fake, Pablo111406.

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  149. he's not lyin', its japanese, its hip, and its now.
    And it looks like the translation could reveal something to me.
    Hopefully we'll get a report from the same news lady in the movie. That would make the most sense.

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  150. At around 2:23 it mentions new york and an oil tanker. That's all my "american" speaking self can understand. Regardless of it being real or not. It is cropped in the business man section as to hide a station, so it's genuinenesses is very questionable.

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  151. hey matty don't be a hater cuz you ain't find it.

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  152. it has footage we havnt seen yet, what r u smokin?!

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  153. that sheet with the missing list was new right?!

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  154. It could have been typed up though. The tagruato insignia in the upper right is interesting, but it could have been put on their.

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  155. anyone who takes the time to type that up, just for the sake of screwing with us, is borderline insane.
    Besides, is the timeframe for this to be fake really realistic? i dont think it is but, eh, what do i know.

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  156. Why is all the video footage zoomed in and cropped? Every other video has a news station bar, why not this one? And the french video has a great picture of the tagruato insignia that could have been pasted onto that typed report. If it's fake. I'm not saying either way, but the video's odd.

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  157. I'm not dissing you and neither do I wish to start a fight. I'm glad you have found it because now we can begin to figure out if it is genuine or not. It seems very cheaply made, or like someone has seen too many examples of japanese media looking like it came from the 80's (and not realising that's because it... did O_o, not that it looks like it). It shows no new footage other than a sheet of paper I could have printed myself and a STILL. No new footage at all, no anchor, just a sound bite. I do not know japanese so I am waiting for translations before I believe this one, is all.

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  158. it's the way the japanese news shows news. my grandmother watches asian tv all the time. THIS IS THE REAL JAPANESE VERSION! stop questioning it as fake. there is the most footage in this report and i don't think someone has the time to make a fake this quickly. the names are clear on the typed pres report... it's time to do some last minute hunting on the web...

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  159. I've googled a couple of those names. There is a paul nightingale, but theres an e-mail a phone and no mention of tag. No one should automatically assume it's fake but to automatically assume it's real isn't something we should do either.

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  160. 4:58 PM was the time dennis first posted this. Plenty of time between then and now to make something like that. I'm sorry, but this feels fake to me, and I'm gentleman enough to admit defeat if I am wrong. This is one of the biggest, yet easiest things to hoax so far. Gimme a translation first.

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  162. For the record, youtube search of "japanese news cast" black hat video...yep news caster.

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  163. I did the same thing, and found a far superior news report on square melons than this one. I will admit the lady mentions Tagruato at least once (when it shows the picture of Ganu), but to create a video in the tongue not spoken so fluently by the fanbase I could use some Japanese marketing review on the film and it work for a few hours until translated.

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  164. this japanese video is also the only one other than denniss thats less that a year old (the account) dunno how old the original poster of the french video is.

    that might mean something and it might not though so meh.

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  165. No one at unfiction is doubting the video. That's disappointing. Again, it could very well be real, but to just accept something, and of this quality, isn't wise.

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  166. Yeah, I just took a gander before F5ing here. I'm ready to eat my hat, but I still think it looks far too cheaply made.

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  167. I would be happy to say it's real, but there's no reason for there not to be a news caster. I'm sorry, but one missing makes this all too easy to fake.

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  168. I apologise, cyclotron over at UNforums has pointed out a big truth here.

    "it actually has a clear and plain Tag spokesperson part...none of this was in the other vids."

    Check the other videos, all covered in text or spoken over.

    *bows and steps back*

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  169. Dennis, I want to thank you again for your hard work on this site! I visit several times a day, and will now know what Lost site to reference, because if your Lost Community is anything like this blog, it has to be completely fantastic!

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  170. Yep, we were wrong. I humbly admit it.

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  171. I still don't get two things:
    1) how did the news agencies get this footage? Who is the unnamed informer?
    2) Why isn't there any american video on this? Only european and japanese?

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  172. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTXQVOs3Kxs

    russian

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  173. No english speaking word on this maybe as it's part of the game, to find people following this who can translate?

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  174. I am russian i will translate. Give me 5 minutes.

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  175. Translation for russian video:

    Celebration of the New Year distracted the society from the accident in the Atlantic Ocean which happened in the end of the past year. A huge drilling platform also known as the Chuai station collapsed into the ocean and sank to the bottom in several hours. The platform located in hunderds of kilometres from the american coast belonged to the japanese corporation Tagruato. At the moment the amount of people on the place of the accident is unknown. This video was got by news agencies from an anonymous source. Experts will have to investigate what exactly this footage shows. But now we know for sure that the collapse of the platform is not a result of enviromental cataclysm. Some moments of the video show that there was skirmish. All parties releated to the incident prefer to keep silence. We may only guess what happened there.
    Some informational sources say that at the current moment there are ships of US coastguard but there is not official confirmation on that from the coastguard representatives.
    This is the second video shot afterwards. The people on the video might be the only survivors of the catastrophe.
    This story has an important aspect for Russia. The Tagruato corporation has 3 drilling platforms in Russia: the Suizei station in the Okhotskoe sea, Kosho in the Chukotskoe sea, and Koan in the East-Siberian sea. The most of the crew on them are russians. Are they safe from such kinds of incidents? We may only guess who could profit from such kind of attack and hope that interests of mysterious criminals won't be applied to russian assets.
    Alexander Vasiliev for RNNS.

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  176. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=290_1199695318
    English

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  177. So is the Japanese version authentic? Aaarrghhh!!! Damn JJ Abrams for tapping in to my natural tendency to obsess!!!

    DARK SHAPE BENEATH THE WATER!?!?

    Sweet. Just sweet.

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  178. hi,

    I left for a while but I can't help it,
    I am a Cloverfiedclues addict!

    Anyway, has it occured that those of us following this since july are actually
    watching the movie right now! How awesome that when the movie plays in theatres, that we will actually be picking up where all this 'net stuff leaves off. Go Dennis!!!!!!!!

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  179. Sorry for Dbl post, but the french
    trans says TIDOO is a french group. Maybe that's the french cheese monkey
    connection?

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  180. anyone try downloading this and taking apart its audio? i have no idea if that can be done with youtube stuff so im just throwing out that idea

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  181. sorry about double post but does anyone else when they hear tido think of an engrish speaker trying to say tidal? sorry about the racistness of that comment but ive been thinking it for awhile.

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  182. Lol zurcher no offense taken, I guess they tried to make it sound like tidal, but I'm sure if they wanted to make it tidal then they would have.

    Geez, all this dismissing of the LEGIT Japanese version reminds me of when I read the Unfiction forum analyzing the super-lower quality version of the second trailer, a day before Beowulf. They ignored the obvious legit animated headless SoL and instead debunked it because Rob looked slightly different.

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  183. endoil.com is parked and
    under construction which I think is pretty shitty. don't put endoil.com in the game and it's not
    even a real site.

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  184. nvrmd

    i am dumb it's endoil.org

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  185. Tom, Endoil is down because it's an actual, non-viral site that was suddenly bogged down by millions of Cloverfield hounds like you and me.

    Everyone should do them a favor and not visit, they can't keep up.

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  186. in the french video we see can clearly see the handcuffed dude...and heli pads are on all current oil rigs, and accodring to the german video it was very expensive and new, so im guessing that it had a heli pad and that the helicopter is from the rig with the man with the briefcase chained to his wrist obviously important stuff there, and you cant see the boat from the helicopter video

    o btw theres no way a helicpoter is just flying around by chance, and if yall c the american video you can see in the water theres a whale like figure flip its tail out of the water and a tentacle also pull down on the left most column just an fyi guys

    (the monsters a whale...)

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  187. Don't know if this has been thought of yet...

    What if the Tidowave members who were on Chuai Station either used the Norwegian Oil Tanker to get there (maybe they were saving Teddy or that is a way they get there members on and off the station), or they hijacked it and used it to get the monster to follow them to NY. Maybe they wanted the monster to destroy NY (maybe the cause is something darker that Teddy mentions to Jamie).

    Tidowave has stated that there is no oil under Chuai Station. That tanker is probably all full of Sea Nectar which attracts the monster (it is addictive). If that monster bulked up on it before it took its slumber for thousands of years, it probably made it and the parasites that were feeding on it huge. And it wants more! I have other theories about Tidowave too about how they might have control of the monster with that sphere that is in the manga (they may have stole it from Ganu during that prank).

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