Is This A New Movie Viral Campaign – SOLVED!

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 6th, 2012 at 5:07 pm,
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MYSTERY SOLVED!!!

This looks like it has something to do with the upcoming HBO vampire series True Blood. My bud Devin from CHUD.com has informed me there is an HBO series coming soon called True Blood and one of the plot points of the story is the creation of a synthetic blood called “tru blood” which allows vampires to reveal themselves to the world now that they no longer have to prey on humans.

This aligns with the quote I found buried on Revenant.com:

“Thank You For Answering The Call And Joining Us.
But What It Means To Us Is Almost Beyond Words.
Tru Blood can sustain us. The Bonds of Blood Will No Longer Hold Us Hostage.”

And it also aligns with the mysterious initials “T B” that are in the letter below.

Nothing remains a mystery long on the internet. icon smile Is This A New Movie Viral Campaign   SOLVED!

Original post follows…

Ok… now either this is the start of some new, clever viral marketing campaign for a movie that’s coming out soon – or I’m embarrasing myself by posting up something I received in the mail that’s totally unrelated to any movie at all. icon smile Is This A New Movie Viral Campaign   SOLVED!

I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out just what the item I received today in a translucent envelope really is. The only vague clue is the inclusion of the initials T.B.

For more information and pictures of what I received, read on.


Below you’ll see everything I received today. It was addressed to me personally with no mention of Screen Rant and was postmarked New York. You can see the packaging is quite fancy (and I would say expensive) including a heavy black envelope that was sealed with red wax bearing the mysterious T.B. once again.


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For any of you that may be good at decoding or cryptography here’s a detailed look at the “writing” and the odd symbol in the message that was inside the black envelope:


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So… this is either:

A. Something really obvious related to some movie that I’m totally missing the boat on.

B. Something that’s actually tricky to figure out and related to some movie.

or

C. Something totally unrelated to any upcoming movie and I’ve just revealed some weird piece of mail from some unknown stalker, fan or lunatic to tens of thousands of people. icon smile Is This A New Movie Viral Campaign   SOLVED!

My first thought was that it might have something to do with the upcoming film The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, based on the look of the symbols.

Update 1:
Ryan from ShockTilYouDrop.com found this website: Chishio.jp which has more and similar items and the same logo seen above. The last time there was a viral site with a Japanese domain it was courtesy of J.J. Abrams and had to do with Cloverfield

Update 2:
Apparently the symbols above are Egyptian (a friend of Ryan’s received the same letter and had it analyzed by UCLA’s language department!) so it may be Mummy 3 related, but I’m also thinking it might have something to do with the Street Fighter movie? Of course that’s still nine months away from opening so the Mummy flick is more likely.

Update 3:
Other people/sites who have received similar letters:

JHutchins.net – The official site of novelist J.C. Hutchins

YesButNoBtyes.com – A self-described pop culture blog.

Cactus Pix – Describes itself as a “Motion Picture Company.”

The registry info says it was registered on March 27th of this year. It’s not owned by any studio.

Update 4:
Thanks to the decoding skills of some of the folks over at Unfiction.com the following website has been uncovered: RevenantOnes.com. There is a countdown timer on the site set to expire at 7PM Eastern Standard Time tonight.

The domain was registered on February 13th of this year but they’re using privacy to mask the ownership. “Revenant” means “a person who returns as a spirit after death” or a corpse that returns from the grave, aka: a zombie.

There is also a forum that is not yet accessible on the site called the Trublood Forum. And I was able to locate the following phrase:

Thank You For Answering The Call And Joining Us.
But What It Means To Us Is Almost Beyond Words.
Tru Blood can sustain us. The Bonds of Blood Will No Longer Hold Us Hostage.

I also discovered there will be the following areas:

Political
Leaders
Integration

And here’s an image buried on the site:

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So what do YOU think?

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  1. I think you have a stalker. LOL.

    X-Files, maybe???

  2. LOL, thanks, Andy.

    See my two updates above. :-)

    Vic

  3. Hey Vic.I was just on a website{that i found when i went on theater hopper yesterday}and i saw their was some advertisment and i recognized it from the story you posted and when i clicked on it it lead me to that website so your not being stalked and your not getting letters from fans so its going to be a viral campign for a movie.And if its egyptian then i guess it it the mumy.

  4. Mummy, X-Files, or you’ve just been invited to a Klingon wedding ???

  5. So was the language department able to translate it?

    INK

  6. Mummy, X-Files, or you’ve just been invited to a Klingon wedding ???

    Make sure you bring pain sticks, petaQ!!

    LOL

  7. Updated with links to other sites that have received something similar.

    Vic

  8. I got the same letter yesterday and there are others (different writing but same delivery vehicle) I posted mine at yesbutnotbutyes.com last night.

    People think it’s Akkadian Cuneiform.

  9. My husband got one just like yours on Thursday (its posted on Cactus Pix) and a version of Sanskrit cuneiform: http://www.theology.edu/QHST/Images/ugar.gif

  10. My husband got one just like yours on Thursday (its posted on Cactus Pix) and it’s a version of Sanskrit cuneiform: http://www.theology.edu/QHST/Images/ugar.gif

  11. If it’s a movie premiere invite, we’ll never get to go… we’ll never get it translated in time!

  12. Its gotta be some kind of movie premire invitation.

  13. Suzy, GREAT find!! It’s gibberish, though. The letters need to then be decoded.

    Vic

  14. LOL, yeah the guys here have gotten sucked in as well. :-)

    Vic

  15. Yep, it’s gibberish. Check out the comments on JC Hutchins site: http://jchutchins.net/site/2008/05/21/videopdf-down-the-rabbit-hole/. People there are making some progress with decoding the ‘letters’ in the seal, as well as the cuneiform… I hope this is figured out soon, as I am going to die of curiosity soon! Also, I’ve spent about 3 hours on this today, and I’m at work. Hope my boss hasn’t noticed yet!

  16. It’s obviously from the new Trek movie, geeze.

  17. The target site’s domain name means “blood” in Japanese, and it’s a Japanese domain.

    Vic

  18. Invitation to a Dragonball tournament!!!

  19. There’s a pretty distinct pattern to the letters in the note, it’s all spelled out pretty clearly really.. .. or not..

    Over on the rabbit hole, they say different people have different versions…

    which means the community as a whole has to come together to piece it all out…

    Great.. I’m so fired. I have to break out my crypto decoder ring and put on my special glasses..

  20. Sorry…no more outbursts

  21. Actually sounding more and more like a Dan Brown novel. da vinci code and angels and demons. They are supposed to make angels and demons into a movie

  22. dancing man cypher …

  23. IT LOOKS LIKE ANGELIC SCRIPT

  24. I hope this has a decent payoff, a Dragonball Z invite would kinda blow.

    If it didn’t have a Japanese connection, I would swear its X-Files related. The alien markings look Pleiadian. And it reminds me of some of the images in the opening Montage of X-files.

    Deffinitly not Klingon or Predator…. ;-)

  25. VIC!
    It could be a cook book……?

    “TO SERVE ALL WEB MASTERS”

  26. mmm I think I saw the same scrip in the new Indiana Jones movie

  27. Yes I think that is from the Indiana Jones movie when his son gave him a letter to encode.

  28. I too have received one of these letters. Thanks to google I’ve wound up here. Mine has different lettering than the ones that have photos posted. Will be posting a photo of mine on my blog later this evening.

    http://www.myspace.com/jameszahn

  29. Well, guys. If this another ARG, I can check my ARG forum site I went to with Cloverfield and tried to keep everyone informed here.

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