The countdown on ScariestThingIEverSaw.com ended tonight, and we got the next chapter in Super 8 viral. Once all 134640 bytes downloaded, we got more access to the PDP-11 computer console, which led to some interesting images, which themselves led us to a new viral website. Find out all the details after the break.
Details are still fresh and coming in, but thanks to the hard work of WikiBruce and Unfiction members, we think we got all the big updates we can for the night. After an initial hiccup in which it looked like we wouldn’t get anything (the page just needed to update), we got this screen:
After some computer wizardry (read: a lot of us nerds hacking and testing), the only executable command turned out to be “PRINT RSCOM8″, which gave us the two images below. They are pages of a newspaper, in which the first page has a big ad for lollipops or ice cream called “Rocket Poppeteers”, while the second page is primarily a large excerpt from President John F. Kennedy’s “Radio and Television Address to the American People on the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty” that occurred on July 26, 1963. Since newspapers usually cover the news from the day before, his may give us a date for the paper of July 27, 1963.
no certainty if a live may be after us we go underground
There are a few ways to combine and separate these words to give them meaning, though I find “No certainty if alive, may be after us, we go underground” to be the most likely, since it makes it sound like someone (let’s say D. Morris, since it’s his computer) is warning that he doesn’t know if the monster/alien is alive, that it might be after them (who else is with him?), and that they have gone underground to protect themselves. Pretty gripping stuff, though even that interruption could be argued against.