JJ Abrams' Super 8 Viral Begins

You may have seen the movie trailer for the Steven Spielberg-produced JJ Abrams-directed sci-fi film Super 8 attached to Iron Man 2 or bootlegged online, but did you notice the Easter eggs hidden at the end of the trailer that launched the film's viral marketing efforts?

Yesterday I noticed that during the last seconds of the trailer, some letters flash through the lens of the film camera. I even asked on Twitter if anyone could figure out what the letters spelt.

The awesome sleuths at the UnfictionForum were able to screencapture all of the letters:


The spelt: "Scariest Thing I Ever Saw"

The website ScariestThingIEverSaw.com was register a little over a week after the film's official website super8-movie.com, and by the same registration company. The website shows a PDP-11 16-bit microcomputer display:


If you try to print all pages, you get prompted with the following message:

Stop posting publicly. I can answer your questions.

I have proof.


If you follow all the prompts on the green screen you will end up on a countdown screen.. CrispyG4 at unfiction calculated how long the countdown goes:

The number ticks every 5 seconds. 134640 parts. Start at 6000 so subtract those 6000 from the total: 128640. Times that by 5, you get 643,200 seconds until the countdown ends. Divide that by 60, 10720 minutes. Divide THAT by 60, get 179 hours. Which is just around 7 1/2 days. So, probably around Noon on the 15th?

So it appears that something will be revealed or unlocked on May 15th 2010. My first guess is that it could be the date when the movie trailer officially goes online.


Also, the guys at Super8News noticed the mention of a name "D, Morris" in the green screen terminal and decided to cross reference the name with UFOs and Area 51. This is the information they uncovered:

Dan Morris is a retired Air Force career Master Sergeant who was involved in the extraterrestrial projects for many years. After leaving the Air Force, he was recruited into the super-secret National Reconnaissance Organization, or NRO, during which time he worked specifically on extraterrestrial-connected operations. He had a cosmic top-secret clearance (38 levels above top secret) which, he states, no U.S. president, to his knowledge, has ever held. In his testimony, he talks of assassinations committed by the NSA; he tells how our military deliberately caused the 1947 ET craft crashes near Roswell, and captured one of the ETs, which they kept at Los Alamos for 3 years, until he died. He talks about the intelligence teams that were charged with intimidating, discrediting, and even eliminating witnesses to ET/UFO events. He talks about Germany's re-engineering of UFOs, even prior to WWII. He talks about our current energy crisis — and the fact that we haven't needed fossil fuels since the 1940s, when free energy technologies were developed — but have been kept from humanity. This is the real reason for the secrecy of the ET/UFO subject. "What the people in power right now don't want us to know is that this free energy is available to everybody." In conclusion, he warns against the weaponization of space and the shooting down of ET craft — this could force them to retaliate, and that would be our destruction.

Also of interest is this screen grab from Carlton Halpert, which he took right before the letters zoom by the camera lens at the end of the trailer:


Is that a face of a scared kid? Or a space alien?