Thursday, March 10, 2016

Fun And Pretty Things Update - Message From A Frenemy


There is a new mysterious message on the FAPT chat page. It appears that a colleague of Howard has reached out to Howard using FAPT to pass a secret message.

The initials of the poster, NR, likely match the name of fellow Bold Futura employee Nikolia Roza.


Linked in the message is a strange audio file, which starts out as haunting music, but appears to contain some sort of encoded message.

The file is called my_audio_file.mp3 in the message, but when you download it, it is named T_03072016_6SW.mp3

Andrew posted in the comments that the file is encoded using a HAM radio technique called ssTV (Slow Scan TV). Essentially, it allows you to broadcast images using a radio signal.

Playing the audio file, while running a decoder program (I used MMSTV), the signal generates this hidden image:

I don't know what that is, but it looks HUGE!

Some people have pointed out that this reminds them of the Black Knight satellite.


UPDATE: I just noticed there is something in the metadata comments of the MP3 file:

 00000000 00000210 00000978 000000000054C978 00000000 0042BE85 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000

automaton from unfiction says that the hex code is something that is generated by iTunes. :/

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  2. That pic looks really freaky, thanks for sharing!

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  3. That thing looks extremely similar to the Black Knight. It was supposedly a ufo that's been orbiting the earth for years. Pretty sure it got debunked as just junk stuck in orbit, but pictures of that thing are still creepy as hell.

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  4. I saw it, it's a lion, it's HUGE!

    Seriously though, is Clover an alien?

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  5. OK, I was already impressed with y'all figuring out the LA GPS coordinates. This is over the top awesome!

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    1. the film is said to be a blood relative though... maybe it was hinting that clover has a blood relative too... a space clover!

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    2. Its an alien, they were located at the bottom of the sea but something happen and shit hit the fam.

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  7. I think whatever that is floating in space has actually been on the FAPT site since the very beginning. If you look at the Eiffel Tower pick, specifically under the tower (I've magnified the page by 200%), you'll see something that looks like a starfish with a head/face looking at you (multiple arms like in the hidden satellite image). what do you think?

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    1. Another interesting thing about the Eiffel Tower photo that I didn't ever notice until now is that it's not in Paris, but in the middle of the mountains. The Eiffel Tower is surrounded by city in all directions; the mountains in the pic are nowhere near it. Where is that?

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    2. The picture of Eiffel Tower on the FAPT site appears to just be a small scale model (because of the lack of detail), that is in front of a window. So those could be any mountains, depending on where the photo was taken.

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  8. the background image is a simple space wallpaper if you google it

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  9. Not that its important, but the background image is a space wallpaper when you google it.

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  10. I'm thinking the scale of this picture is deliberately ambiguous. Seems like something falling past a camera that is taking a pic of the Earth. Interesting for sure. Is this what caused the disturbance and red flashes on for the Satellite?

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  11. Actually, the Black Knight kind of makes sense. After reading the history they mention it started as something to do with radio experiments and hearing strange noises.

    This ties into the more extra terrestrial conspiracies for Clover, and this satellite the Black Knight could have been responsible for the event witnessed by the other satellite, which had its audiofile found at the live drop.

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  12. Does anyone know which song is played? I believe it's a Russian Waltz, but don't know enough about them to say for sure.

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    1. I tried checking it on SoundHound, but nothing came up. It's not super complicated, so it might just be something Bear McCreary whipped up for the ARG.

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  13. I keep thinking we need to pursue the Eiffel Tower angle. That's been popping up everywhere. Maybe that image of it from 2008 was actually part of all this?

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    1. IMO, I don't really think there is anything to pursue. There are lots of Eiffel Towers in the bunker, because Howard filled it with things his daughter Megan would like.

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  14. Wait a second. T_03072016_6SW = T 03/07/2016 6 SW. Did we miss something three days ago?

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    1. Maybe just the premiere of the movie?
      =P

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    2. Also the date of the events in the movie, you can see Michelles phone says Tuesday the 7th, which would have been 3/7/2016

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    3. Also the date of the events in the movie, you can see Michelles phone says Tuesday the 7th, which would have been 3/7/2016

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  15. While I was looking into information about the Black Knight Satellite, I found a bunch of references to an astronaut who spotted the satellite while he was on a mission. The astronaut's name was Gordon Cooper, who was the same astronaut referenced in Super 8's Rocket Poppeteers ARG.

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    2. Really? So cool! Maybe "10CL" is connected to "Super 8" and not to"Cloverfield" :o

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  16. that is so cool. i tried the decoder but the image i generated was not nearly as clear

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    1. First time I did it, there was a lot of noise coming from the microphone. After disabling that, it was much clearer.

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  17. I haven't been on the Cloverfeild ARG since 2008. I don't know if it was ever discussed, but in the last few seconds of the Cloverfeild film, when the 2 characters are on the feris wheel, an object is seen falling from the sky to the ocean. A faint splash is also seen.
    Was this ever discussed since 2008?
    A curious fan.
    Danny

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    1. Yes, it was discussed a lot. The Bold Futura cover story was that it was a piece of a Japanese satellite.

      See: http://cloverfieldclues.blogspot.com/2008/01/tagruato-headlines-altercation.html

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  18. dude. in the first movie. correct me if I'm wrong. that during the last seconds when the video slips to him and his gf on the Ferris wheel. there is something that falls into the water. like a commet. maybe this is it.

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  19. I have been looking for an image for this part of the ARG for a while now! Thank you and now after seeing the movie this image makes perfect sense.

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