Thursday, March 31, 2016

Is The "God Particle" The Next Cloververse Movie?

There has been a lot of speculation about the next JJ Abrams movie, God Particle, and whether or not it will be connected to the "Cloververse".

Here is a synopsis of God Particle, which was written by Oren Uziel, and will be directed by Julius Onah:
The story, set in the near future, centers on a team of astronauts on a space station making a terrifying discovery that challenges all they know about the fabric of reality, as they desperately fight for their survival. 
This scenario certainly sounds very similar to the audio recording that Howard left at the dead drop, assuming what they find is aliens. 

Howsoever anything is certainly possible, I don't think this will have anything to do with the Cloververse.

But Space!?! And Aliens!?!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane International Poster - Spoliers!

The 10 Cloverfield Lane Thailand facebook page has a new 10 Cloverfield Lane poster which contains a major spoiler, revealing something that happens at the end of the movie.

It's a completely different approach to marketing the film, and ruins the surprise of the 'monster' at the end of the movie. However, since this is a Cloverfield movie, most people assumed there would be some kind of monster somewhere in the movie, so it's hard to say how much this would affect the impact of that scene.

Here is the full poster:

Swamp Pop Moves Long-Term Storage

Swamp Pop, the non-fictional drink that appears in 10 Cloverfield Lane has made some changes to their website.

They have removed the "Long-Term Shelter Supply" item from their online store, and now there is a a Long Term Storage link at the bottom of their home page.

The blurb on the page is longer and slightly different than the old description:

Swamp Pop Sodas is happy to offer a long-term storage supply option, formulated to sustain peak flavor and carbonation for up to fifteen years in proper dry storage conditions. This service is available by special request only due to the large quantity and special process required. Our standard products are still available for purchase from our web store and from retailers throughout the US.

Note: This item unavailable until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Also, the "alt text" for the fall out shelter image is "4.8.13", which mirrors the original item's price of $4813.

This still doesn't mean that Swamp Pop is "in game", Mike. IMO, it looks like they're just having a little fun, but don't want people trying to contact them about this anymore.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

International 10 Cloverfield Lane Trailer - Spoilers!

The international 10 Cloverfield Lane trailer takes a much different approach to marketing the film, specifically highlighting what takes place outside of the bunker, and revealing the monsters that live outside the bunker.

Here are some of the very spoilery screenshots:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Original 10 Cloverfield Lane Script: The Cellar

In recent interviews, JJ Abrams has stated that 10 Cloverfield Lane was based on a spec script that he received. The script was titled "The Cellar" and was leaked long before the move came out.

This has been a major spoiler topic over the last couple of months, but now that the movie has been released, it's interesting to see how the original script compares to the finished movie.

The core bunker story is essentially the same, although the characters and their motivations are all slightly different.

The changes are significant enough that I don't think we can draw any conclusions about the movie from the script, but it is an interesting read nonetheless.

btm29 at Reddit has posted the PDF version here.

Give it a read and let me know what you think!

UPDATE: Paramount has the script removed from dropbox with a DMCA takedown notice. If anyone has a mirror link or a torrent of this, let me know in the comments.

In the mean time, I'll post a brief summary of the script and the differences with 10CL soon.

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Last Scene of the Original Cloverfield Movie: Splashdown

On the Blu-ray & DVD versions of Cloverfield, you can clearly see "some thing" falling from the sky and into the ocean in the very last scene of the movie.

During the Cloverfield ARG, we were told that this was a piece of the Japanese "ChimpanzIII" satellite. However, just like the Chuai "oil drilling" station, this was probably a cover story by Tagruato to cover up something much bigger.

NOTE: Be sure to set the video to HD quality and view it full screen.

I have plotted the trajectory of the splashdown so you know where to look:

Thursday, March 10, 2016

New Voicemail From Howard On Megan's Phone

Megan's cell phone has finally received a new voicemail from Howard!

helveticatt, the owner of Megan's phone, has posted a recording of his latest message.

The recording is a little hard to hear clearly, but here is what I think he is saying:
It's my fault, I see that now(?).
Now it's too late for you to leave Chicago.
I was(?) never going to see you again.
You were my little girl, and it was my job to protect you. I failed.
I'm going to make it up to you, I know how to make it right, I promise.
UPDATE: Here is a mirror of the voicemail file if the link above is not working:

10 Cloverfield Lane Early Screenings Tonight

While the official release date for 10 Cloverfield Lane is 3-11-2016, tonight is "Early Screening" night - the first night that it is available to the general public.

It is currently "Certified Fresh" at 91% by Rotten Tomatoes, and Tribeca Film called it "The Best Big-Studio Sci-Fi Film In Years."

I loved it, and after two months of anticipation, it exceeded my expectations.

I have added two polls to the side-bar so you can weigh-in on what you thought about 10 Cloverfield Lane, and how it compares to the original Cloverfield.

If you have seen the movie, let us know what you think!

New Outgoing Message On Howard Stambler's Phone

Howard Stambler has a new outgoing message on his cell phone. It sounds like he is getting ready to head to the bunker!
This phone belongs to my daughter.
I don’t know how you got it,
but it doesn't matter much anyways.
It’s happening…
and, I wish everyone just listened to me.
I could have helped you all if you just listened.
Howard also texted Megan's phone, asking her to delete all the messages in her voicemail box so he could leave her a new message:

I don't care who you are, but if you are with my daughter, clear your voicemail so I can give you a message to her.
No word yet from the owner of Megan's phone if Howard ever left a voicemail...

10 Cloverfield Lane Poster Giveaway at IMAX Theaters

AMC IMAX Theaters will be giving away exclusive Saul Bass style 10 Cloverfield Lane posters.

A different poster will be available each day, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Posters available while supplies last; check with your local theater for participation.

Also, Regal IMAX theaters are giving away 10 Cloverfield Lane postcards to the first 500 people

For more details, see

PS, if you are going to see 10 Cloverfield Lane, and you have the option to see it in IMAX, I highly recommend it!

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:

Life Preserving Information Update - I'm Not Wrong About This

There is a new entry on the Life Preserving Information page on the FunAndPrettyThings website.

In the latest update, it sounds like Howard may be giving up up on hearing from Megan.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

CloverfieldClues No Spoiler Policy

Between the 10 Cloverfield Lane movie premier last night, and the sneak previews tonight, a lot of people will have seen the movie before it officially opens this Friday.

This has caused comments here to drop to near zero, out of fear of getting spoiled.

We have a strict no-spoiler policy at Cloverfield Clues. I'll be seeing the movie tonight, so I may post a spoiler-free review, and of course I'll post any new ARG updates, but I promise I won't post ANY spoilers until everyone has had a fair chance to see it.

I hope you will do your part as well. Speculate all you want about the ARG or what's in the trailers, but if you have seen the movie, please DO NOT post any spoilers here in the comments.

I have turned off anonymous commenting and will be moderating ALL comments.

The good news is, that you should be able to continue posting your comments here without ANY worry of getting spoiled.

Unfortunately that mean you'll have to wait a little bit for your comments to show up, since the will need to get approved first, but I'll try to approve them ASAP.


10 Cloverfield Lane Trailer - Be Prepared

There is a new 10 Cloverfield Lane trailer titled "Be Prepared" with a bunch of new dialog and dialog, plus a new voice-over:
In today's world, you have to be prepared for anything. You need a flashlight, clothes, a first aid kit, a diesel generator, a reliable water source, three years worth of canned food, a gas mask, and a reinforced concrete bunker, built at least 40 feet below ground. 
But in the end, there are some things you can't prepare for.
Here are screenshots of the new scenes:

10 Cloverfield Lane Sneak Previews Tonight!

The official release date for 10 Cloverfield Lane is this Friday, but there will be sneak previews tonight at select IMAX theaters across the country.

I will be seeing the 7:00pm showing at the AMC NEWPORT ON THE LEVEE 20 & IMAX in Newport, KY (across the river from Cincinnati, OH)

I'll be there wearing my Slusho hat and a Star Wars: The Force Awakens T-shirt, so if you see me, say "Hi"!

10 Cloverfield Lane Trailer - Words

There is a new 10 Cloverfield Lane trailer titled "Words" with a bunch of new scenes. I don't know what's out there, but there will be blood!

Here are screenshots of the new scenes:

10 Cloverfield Lane Premiere Red Carpet

The premiere for 10 Cloverfield Lane was last night in NYC, and was attended by the cast, the crew, , some studio people, Amy Schumer, and the dude from Depeche Mode?

I have created an album with all the high-res photos on Imgur, but since there are probably no hidden clues, you can view the normal size photos here:

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Dan Trachtenberg Reddit AMA Transcript

10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Tractenberg hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything), the Reddit version of an open Q&A forum:
My new movie 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE starring John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr. opens everywhere this Friday (March 11). I also directed the short film PORTAL: NO ESCAPE and directed and co-wrote the short film KICKIN’. 
You can watch the trailer for 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE here.
Ask me anything! 
UPDATE: Thank you guys so much for participating in this. I've paid close attention to other AMAs, and I've been wanting to make a movie my whole life. The idea that I've made something that all you guys are paying so close attention to and caring about enough to want to do this is really overwhelming and awesome. I'm so excited that you are all going to get a chance to finally see the movie. 
I really hope you all go this weekend. I think this is a very special movie-going experience. It's one that you'll want to have in that communal way, and I know that you will be leaving the theater really wanting to talk about it, and probably hop on the boards, and discuss it even more. So, I can't wait for us to all be talking about it!
If you would like to avoid all the mayhem, trolls, and spoilers on Reddit, I have compiled all the questions and answers here:

Dan Trachtenberg Q&A Today at 10:30am ET on Reddit

Dan Trachtenberg is participating in a Reddit AMA on Tuesday, March 8th at 10:30 EST.

Monday, March 7, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane Trailer - Out There

There is a new 10 Cloverfield Lane trailer titled "Out There" with a bunch of new scenes - and we finally get a look at what's inside the big blue barrel.

Here are screenshots of the new scenes: Update - Denise Responds To Howard

After careful instruction from V37, Megan's mom Denise has found her way to the FAPT website, and left a message for Howard.

Fun And Pretty Things Update - Mrs. Stambler Responds!

In the last FAPT update, Howard mentions that his silverware is being sold by his wife, and a matching ad was found on the Chicago Craigslist.

Many users, including myself, emailed the seller with various types of emails: posing as a legitimate buyer, asking about Howard or Megan, etc.

Unfiction user V37, aka Danny, has had the most success, and has had an ongoing conversation over the last few days.

Danny took the approach of letting Mrs. Stambler know exactly what Howard is up to. He established her trust telling her facts that Howard has revealed, and pointing her towards Howard's voicemail. There is quite a bit of back and forth, explaining how to access the various FAPT websites, but it eventually pays off.

In her final email, she reveals her "real" name to be Denise Paulson (maiden name? remarried?) and tells a frightening story about Howard's extreme "Prepping", and how he has taken things too far. She also suggests that something terrible may have happened to Megan:
I was up all night reading and re-reading everything he wrote. All of it--the ranting and the raving about how evil I am, the page where he shows off how to steal a car. The constant questions to Megan, as if she would or could reply. The simulation "game." I'm very familiar with the kids of games Howard likes to play. He used to wake us up in the middle of the night to do emergency preparedness drills.

Howard was always worried about emergencies. I used to think it was just how he'd learned to see the world from when he was in the Navy. But things got so much worse when he started working at Bold Futura. He used to come home at night and sit through dinner without saying a word. He became obsessed with building his fallout shelter, putting all our money into it. I didn't even think he'd mind too much when we left. That way he could keep building his bunker without anybody to get in his way. But reading everything you've shown me on this site. I can see that it's just made him more obsessed.

This is not the first time he's done this. Every few years there's some new danger that's going to kill us all. But the disaster never happens. And then he just finds something else to obsess about. During one of his panics, he made us hide in the cellar. Megan must have been about 11, and she wouldn't stop asking him why we were hiding. So he put his hand over her mouth to keep her quiet, and kept it there so long that she couldn't breathe. That was the moment I knew that I needed to get us away from him. Maybe if I'd realized it sooner, things wouldn't have turned out so badly.

Danny, thank you so much for showing me this. Please don't take this the wrong way, but don't contact me again. I have to figure out what I"m going to do about this, and how to best take care of myself.

Thank you and keep safe,
Denise Paulson

Now that she knows "the truth" about what Howard has been up to, I'm not sure that she will be answering any more emails, but as long as the ad is up, it's worth a shot. 

Danny has posted all of the emails on an Imgur album. Here is a full transcript of the conversation between the two:

10 Cloverfield Lane Trailer - There's A Woman

A new 10 Cloverfield Lane trailer debuted this weekend, featuring new dialog between Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Howard (John Goodman):
Michelle: There's a woman. She wants me to let her in.


Michelle: She's begging me.

The quality of this video is terrible, since it was recorded off a TV, but as soon as an official version gets released, I'll update this post.

This Mystery 10 Cloverfield Lane Guest Star Will Surprise You!

A bunch of new Cloverfield articles making the news today reveal a surprise A-List celebrity guest star in 10 Cloverfield Lane. With the release of the movie only 4 days away, it may be hard to avoid this news, unless you go completely off the grid.

I won't spoil it for you here, but if you really want to know who the star is, here a spoiler-free article from Cinema Blend:

Cinema Blend: How 10 Cloverfield Lane Landed An A-Lister For A Mystery Cameo

Sunday, March 6, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane Behind-The-Scenes Interviews w/ Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr, JJAbrams, & Dan Trachtenberg

The "Flicks And The City Plus" YouTube channel has a bunker full of behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and crew of 10 Cloverfield Lane - John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr, director Dan Trachtenberg, and producer J.J. Abrams.

* Thanks to Cherry from unfiction for finding these!

Here are the rest of the interviews:

Saturday, March 5, 2016

New 10 Cloverfield Lane Promotional Photos

Another batch of 10 Cloverfield Lane Promotional Photos have been added to my 10CL Imgur album.

There are a couple of behind-the-scenes photos as well featuring the director Dan Trachtenberg.

You can see all of the high-res photos at

I've zoomed a couple of the photos with some interesting details:

10 Cloverfield Lane Trailer - You Don't Know What's Out There

There is a new 10 Cloverfield Lane trailer on the official facebook page, which features a bunch of new scenes.

CAUTION: Since the video is on facebook, beware of the comments! You don't know what's kind of monsters are out there waiting to spoil you!

I've added screenshots below. There's nothing spoilery, but we do get to see what the homemade hazmat suit might be made out of...

Friday, March 4, 2016

Fun And Pretty Things Update - Family Heirlooms

There is a new update on the FAPT website, The latest message from Howard mentions that Megan's mom is trying to sell the family silverware to "a random stranger".

Of course, the best place to find random strangers is on craigslist, and Melodyman from unfiction found a listing matching the description above. Notice the notebook in the corner with Megan's name written on it!

Some people have tried emailing the seller to get more info, but no responses so far...

Also, while there is no map specifically attached to the ad, if you filter the search results by "map", the location of the item is revealed to be at an apartment complex called "The Terraces of Dearborn Park" near downtown Chicago.

Maybe there is another dead drop? People are already on their way to look, so we'll know soon!

10 Cloverfield Lane Soundtrack Available to Preorder

The soundtrack for 10 Cloverfield Lane is available to preorder on Amazon, and is expected to be released on March 11.

The music is by Emmy-award winning composer Bear McCreary, who is know for his music on Battlestar Galactica, Outlander and The Walking Dead.

There are 14 track listed, which add up to over an hour of creepy, suspenseful music.

Amazon has samples of all of the tracks available. Just click the play button right next to where is says "Sample this album".

The track titles may be considered a little spoilery (almost like a plot outline), so I have added them after the jump:

* thanks to gimlet at unfiction for spotting this!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane IMAX Poster

Slashfilm has an exclusive 10 Cloverfield Lane poster created for the IMAX version by UK artist Kevin M Wilson (aka Ape Meets Girl). They also have a short interview with the artist.

The poster has some hidden Easter eggs from the movie, and other things...

Check out the interview and full-sized poster at

UPDATE: A higher-quality poster is now available, which I have uploaded to my Imgur album.

UPDATE 2: Kevin Wilson, the actual artist who created this poster, has responded to a few of the comments in the post! Hi Kevin!

Tagruato Employee Of the Month Pages - March

The March 2016 "Employee Of The Month" pages have been added to the Tagruato website.

There's no mention of Howard, but the Bold Futura EOM - liaison officer Nikolai Roza - has been working on a "special project".

There doesn't seem to be anything else worth mentioning, but if you see something, let us know in the comments!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Fun And Pretty Things Update - Cell Phone Problems

The FAPT website has been updated with a new message from Howard.

He mentions the phone found in the dead drop, but says that he hasn't heard from Megan yet, which probably means the phone is out of play now.

He also mentions the Soviets again, and that he used to be at SPAWAR, which stand for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.

* Thanks to Keith Hill for emailing us about this!

Monday, February 29, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane Promotional Photos - Updated

There are two new 10 Cloverfield Lane promotional photos available today.

UPDATE: I just realized that the blog resized these photos. I have uploaded the full-sized to my Imgur account, and re-linked the images to the full-sized versions.

UPDATE 2: I also just noticed that MEW's character name "Michelle" is revealed in the photo descriptions!

There doesn't appear to be anything hidden in either image, but the high-res images give us a little bit better look at inside (and outside) the bunker.

Here is a full-sized crop of the Eiffel Tower painting. It appears there is something written on it.

Here is the second image:

New 10 Cloverfield Lane Clip - Can I Help You?

There is a short new clip on the official 10 Cloverfield Lane facebook page which contains a new lines of dialog by John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr.:
Howard: Can I help you with something?

Emmett: No, I'm just grabbing some water.
... and some scissors!

Here are some new screenshots from this clip:

EW Interview With JJ Abrams on 10 Cloverfield Lane

Entertainment Weekly has an interview with JJ Abrams about 10 Cloverfield Lane.

In the interview, Abrams explains how the new movie is connected to the original, and how it will be different.

In particular, he reveals that the LSA (Large Scale Aggressor) monster from Cloverfield will not be in the new movie, but there will other monsters:
There is a monster in this movie. It’s not the monster you expect, but there is a monster. The thing that I will say about anyone who is going to it expecting to see literally Cloverfield 2, those characters and that monster are not in this movie, but there are other characters and other monsters.
He also explains that the scenes for the trailer were shot first, just like the first movie, so the movie could be released in a short time frame:
We thought, “When was the last time a movie drops a trailer for a title that no one had heard of two months before the movie is to be release?” Not often. We thought that was fun ... Literally, my pitch to Brad Grey on that was to start by shooting the trailer first, which we did.

This movie felt like we had an opportunity to do something that was similar, surprise the hell out of people.
Abrams hints that if things go well, a third movie could eventually be made (hopefully not in another 8 years...)
I would be lying if I didn’t say there was something else that, if we’re lucky enough to do it, could be really cool that connects some stories... This is just this movie, and it’s only two films that we’re talking about right now. There is something else that we’d like to do, and hopefully we’ll get a shot.
Check out the entire interview at

Cloverfeels Podcast - Episode 10 - A LEEL-SODE! Ft. ARG Drama!

If you are looking for something do do while we wait for the next Cloverfield clue, please check out the Cloverfeels podcast.

Here is the description from iTunes:
Mike Falzone and Steve Zaragoza love many things together and separately. One of those things happens to be the mystery that surrounds the 'Cloverfield' movie franchise.

Whether they're figuring out what really happened with Tagruato Oil Rig in 2008 or debating about why John Goodman looks like he's been 57 since for thirty years, one thing is for sure - we're all about to catch some Cloverfeels.
Pull your first generation ipod up to 10 Cloverfield Lane. I bet you can't listen to just 6!
The most recent episode was released today, and covers all the recent drama regarding the phone dead drop.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

New 10 Cloverfield Lane Clip - Pass The Salt

There is a short new clip on the official 10 Cloverfield Lane facebook page which contains a new line of dialog by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The clip also also reveals the name of John Gallagher Jr's character in the movie:
"Emmett, could you hand me the salt."
Interestingly, there is an event in the Survival Simulation game that mentions something about "inappropriate behavior" causing morale to drop.

* If anyone has the exact text of that event, please post it in the comments. Thanks!

Survival Simulation High Score Wins Chicago Dead Drop

It has been (belatedly) revealed that after passing 1000 days on the Survival Simulation game, a secret message from Howard was unlocked, revealing the location of a dead drop in Chicago.

Reddit user helveticatt went to the locker at the HI Chicago hostel and found a Paris bag and a cell phone.

There was one voicemail on the phone from Howard:
Megan, as promised - a phone just for you and me to talk. Keep it hidden so your mother doesn't ruin this too. I put my number into your contacts. Call me as soon as you can. I need to hear your voice, and I gotta get you out of Chicago before everything happens. Your life is in real danger, Radiogirl. But I promise to keep you safe. Call me please. Love, dad.

The password to the voicemail was 4813 - the number from the jukebox in the trailer.

The cell phone has one phone number stored in the directory, the number for Dad (Howard).

Unfortunately, the person who found the phone does not want to reveal the number. Hopefully this does not derail the game. This and other shady behavior have resulted in a bit of an uproar in some of the forums... but I digress...

It appears that when you call the number, there is a generic voicemail message, but the name Howard Stambler is spoken by John Goodman:
You're call has been forwarded to an automated voice messaging system, Howard Stambler is not available. 
UPDATE: Howard's phone number has finally been released: (985) 788-4071. The mailbox is now full, but you can still call the number and hear the outgoing message, The (985) area code is located adjacent to New Orleans.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Life Preserving Information Update - Survival Simulation Research

There is a new entry on the Life Preserving Information page on the FunAndPrettyThings website.

In the latest update, Howard tells Megan that he had made more changes to the Survival Simulation game, adding a "research" job that will help extend supplies.

Each successful research job performed will give a boost to your health, moral, or one of your resources.

UPDATE: Someone has already broken 1000 days with this new update, and Howard has already noticed, and posted another update:

I'll start compiling the research here, if you see anything new, post it in the comments.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Life Preserving Information Page Updated - Keep Trying

There was a new update to the Life Preserving Information page on the FunAndPrettyThings website.

The latest entry suggests that Howard has made changes to the Survival Simulation game, to make it harder to play with only one player. Maybe the key to "winning" (if that's even possible) requires two people in the bunker, and they need to survive at least two years.

ObFuSc8 from UnFiction has a great summary of the rules, and tips for making your supplies last. He is working on an "ideal" list of supplies. Once that is available, we'll post it here so everyone can work on breaking the two-year mark.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane "Saved" Trailer

There is a slightly new 10 Cloverfield Lane trailer in the Paramount Pictures Australia YouTube channel. There are no new scenes in this version, but there is some additional dialog.

In this "Saved" trailer, there is a new conversation between Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman:
MEW: Where Are We?
JG: Underneath my farmhouse.

* Thanks to danteIL of unfiction for finding this!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Life Preserving Information Page Updated - Radiogirl Posts High Score

There was a new update to the Life Preserving Information page on the FunAndPrettyThings website.

If you run the simulator, and pull up the stats, you will see an entry for Radiogirl, which this latest message from Howard confirms.

The "weird results" Howard mentions is probably from people at Reddit hacking the game. I guess this is a subtle warning that Howard may take the game down if that continues...

UPDATE: according to one of the Reddit hackers the game "has been updated and the exploit that allowed for people to send in fake scores and messages has been fixed."

Saturday, February 20, 2016 Survival Simulation

There was a new update to the Life Preserving Information page on the FunAndPrettyThings website.




Heading to the link takes you to a text-based survival simulation game, where you can practice living in a bunker to see how long you can survive. I lasted 216 days on my first try.

New 10 Cloverfield Lane Trailer On Official Facebook Page

There is a new trailer on the official 10 Cloverfield Lane Facebook page.

There is not much new in this trailer, but we do a couple of new shots of the bunker, and a new line from John Goodman:
40 feet underground
3 years worth of food and water
and everyone outside of here is dead.
However, the biggest news is the credits, with Bryan Burk, Drew Goddard, and Matt Reeves getting added as Executive Producers.

Here are the rest of the new screenshots:

Audio File From Hidden 10 Cloverfield Lane USB Drive

MugensKeeper has uploaded the audio files from the two USB drives found in Howard's GPS dead drop to DropBox.

The contents of the audio files are a recording of a Mission Control conversation concerning a large burst of unexplained magnetic energy. At the end of the conversation, they are instructed to cover up the incident.

There are five identical audio files, spread over the two drives - likely a sort of makeshift backup system, in case one of the files was damaged.

The "Swiss Army knife" drive contained two identical files:
The "bottle opener" drive contained the same three identical files:
If you open one of the files in notepad, there is some embedded text in the file:

Employee Terminal 838-4305174 :: PM
I did a quick audio spectrograph, but nothing unusual appears.

I also tried slowing down and reversing the audio, but there doesn't appear to be anything hidden in the audio.

Here is the full text of the conversation. If you see any corrections that need to be made, let me know in the comments.

Agencies Referenced:
ISS - International Space Station
ESOC - European Space Operations Centre
CRONUS - Communications RF Onboard Networks Utilization Specialist
CAPCOM - Capsule Communicator
FLIGHT - Flight Director

Friday, February 19, 2016

GPS Coordinates Reveal Dead Drop From Howard

Using the GPS coordinates found in the hidden trailer images, Reddit user MugensKeeper made his way out to the location and found something there!
I found a case!!!!! Filled with survival gear, messages, puzzle piece, and a USB!!!!
The exact spot was marked with an empty Swamp Pop satsuma fizz bottle on a small mound of fresh dirt.

The message, apparently from Howard, says:
Listen to these and you'll see what I'm talking about. It's almost right on top of us.

You'll need a whole lot more than this kit if you're gonna have a chance to make it to the other side.

Good luck to us all, friend.

- H
MugensKeeper will be uploading the contents of the USB drive soon, so keep checking back!

BTW, Congrats to MugensKeeper for being the one to find this. He had driven around to various GPS coordinates before we found all the numbers, so I'm glad all his hard work paid off!

UPDATE: Here is a more in-depth video of the contents of the ammo box. After a closer look, it appears that there are two USB drives in the box, and puzzle pieces from the Cat Fish puzzle seen in the trailer.

UPDATE 2: Here are two videos(!?!) of the audio files being played on an old computer.

I'll create a new post when the actual files are uploaded. but this will give you an idea of what is on there...

Hidden Trailer Images Contain Mysterious Numbers and Words

Now that we have high-resolution screenshots of the hidden images found in the 10 Cloverfield Lane trailers that were shown during Deadpool, it was clear that not only we were missing some numbers, but there was some hidden meta-data was well.

When you look at the images full size, you can see streaks of weird colors. Playing with the Hue and Saturation in Photoshop reveals two things: the numbers everyone have been talking about are circled, and there is a hidden word in each image as well:

Here are the adjusted images and the hidden messages:

Parachute Pants - 30.6 (Able)
Navy Football - 75 68 (Baker)
Sailor Monkey - 9, -9 (Charlie)
Flotation Vest - 0.12 (Dog)
On Deck - 5742 (Easy)

The leading theory on the numbers is that they form GPS coordinates. Now that we have all the numbers, we just need the order, which is where I think the hidden words come into play. Putting the number/word pairs in alphabetical order would give us:

30.675689, -90.125742

This appears to be an empty corner lot in Covington, LA, about 50 miles north of New Orleans.

Unfortunately, I'm about 700+ miles away, or I would already be on my way. Hopefully someone a little closer who is reading this can check it out and let us know if you find anything!