We’ve brought you bits and pieces of the mysterious video that is slowly being put together on S8EditingRoom.com, and now we have enough that we can at least try to speculate on the video as a whole. Get the details on the latest addition to the Super 8 viral campaign after the break.
The film itself, from writer and director J.J. Abrams, centers around a train crash in the small town of Littleton, Ohio in the late 70s. Out of the train, which was coming from Area 51, bursts something with force (presumably extraterrestrial) and creates havoc for the town.
In the ARG, we follow the modern day communications between Josh Minker and an unknown figure players have dubbed Mysterio (who is now dead). We have learned that Minker’s father was one of the scientists studying the extraterrestrial entity, and that something called the “vitas relic” is the key to unlocking the mystery behind where his father is and what exactly they were studying. Mysterio, now identified as Alexander Kaslov, was a co-worker of Minker’s dad.
The film reel that is slowly being pieced together (partly through mailings) on the S8 Editing Room site is now starting to come together to show us the bigger picture of what it reveals. Read the transcript of the video we have so far below.
[indistinguishable] provided an overview of events leading up to the assault on Technician 58042…of this subject’s escape attempt…exposing the craft to a barrage of…component cube parts…[indistinguishable] cubes. Even more surprising were their biological attributes, most provocatively the…with the subject, covered in files VRELIC 18 through 42. In fact we suspect a correlation between the dramatic state change in these cubes and the series of…(ambient noise)…the subject’s most likely natural…several of its biological…
The tests were run in September of 1962 (most likely in Area 51), which is over 15 years before the events of the film. There must be a reason for this specifically long delay. Obviously the nature of the materials they are testing is relatively obscure. We see the cubes, which seem to be very durable and contain some kind of power, but what are they actually for? Does the government have a specimen, as the footage of Minker’s father carting something big, along with the term “biological” being used, seems to suggest? The narrator, Lt. Col. Martin L. Abraham, mentions that a craft of some sort is tested, but what else?
The other interesting thing is that Technician 58042 was attacked, presumably by the entity. A few weeks ago we got a photo that had Minker’s dad and some fellow scientists (including Kaslov possibly) that looks to be taken around the time of the footage. On the back was a message about how some guys were going to try to stop what was going on, but it also had numbers that seemed to coorellate with with the men pictured. It looks like we were right, as those were ID numbers for technicians, and it seems that Minker’s dad is Technician 58042, the one who was “assaulted”. This is probably not a coincidence (images of the Alien dinner table scene pop into my head).
Finally, the term VRELIC is used as a name for files, though it unfortunately doesn’t give us any more clues into what the vitas relic is. What do you think the vitas relic could be? Is it the space ship, the alien itself, the cubes, or something entirely different? Give us your analysis in the comments below.
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