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What the Hell is Aladygma?

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April 2, 2008

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I have to admit, I wanted to post something on this topic because I'm a bit perplexed. Peter over at SlashFilm mentioned last month that Aladygma might be the codename for a Cloverfield sequel, or a film of equal, cryptic viral proportions. Reading through the interwebs, I've found a bit of information. Now, I realize I might just be giving posers and idiots coverage of their stupid pranks or BS. I certainly don't want to, but this might be an opportunity to rule some things out and cut out the garbage for good. Let's dig in and try to figure out what's what, shall we?

aladygma.com
On its surface, there doesn't seem to be much here connecting Cloverfield to this property. However, this is what you can find there. If you go to this site, not only does it plainly have 00 | 11 | 22 | 88 square and center, but if you highlight the page (ctrl + a), you're presented with a number of white spaces. Once clicked, they lead you to six screens that contain the following:
1) The upper left corner has the: "thomas ist ein lügne" spelled backwards. Is that German? And who the hell is Thomas?
2) A colored x-ray of a human neck and skull
3) A stylized graphic of a scared girl peaking around a door with 211 written on it
4) A graphic of a New York Subway map with the Chambers St. station circled and a handwritten "102 North End Ave"; behind the map seems to be a newspaper from September 12, 2001. WTF?
5) Content is replaced by "student thomas | room 211" and "211 | 2008"
6) And finally, an image of the Pioneer Plague that was sent into space back in the '70s, which contains rudimentary details about the human race in case extraterrestrials encountered it; if you stay on that screen a biohazard symbol appears with an arrow pointing to it, and then what looks like an infant alien from the alien series appears. This is probably the most confounding and descriptive detail thus far. If you click the alien image, it takes you back to #2.

*Interesting facts on this site so far:
1) aladygma almost directly spelled backwards is amygdala, which is a region of the brain that controls a variety of things, including fear.
2) if you rearrange the numerals on the homepage of the site, you get 1-18-2008: 2. Does that mean Cloverfield 2? (It also renders any number of other combinations, including 12-18-2008 or 11-28-2008.)

thewhitespaces.com
I can't recall how I got to this site, but it does sort of track with aladygma.com, especially since the title bar of the site says a.l.a.d.y.g.m.a. The site features a video that moves through a variety of images including nuclear bomb tests, the popular alien autopsy video from the '90s, and a shuttle launch. At the end, the text "follow the white spaces" appears, along with "00 | 11 | 28 | 88." They're similar numbers and format, but they're not exactly the same that's on aladygma.com. Also, if you look at the source code, there are explicit Cloverfield references there. What gives? If I had to bet, this isn't truly apart of aladygma.com.

thenightshot.com
This site uses a similar 'ctrl+a' functionality to reveal more information, and primarily depicts a still frame of a wide-eyed dude. If you click the hidden box, up comes a number of symbols that don't mean anything right now. The guy's face maps a video on YouTube videos that don't seem very Cloverfield-like. It's hand-held video and meant to be creepy, sure, but it seems to deal more with ghosts. If I had to guess, this site is NOT in league with aladygma.com, despite the video being titled the same.

Strange YouTube video
The vid was added just a couple of days ago and definitely mirrors the initial look of Cloverfield. (It's almost too similar.) The clip is also in German, I think, which tracks back to "thomas ist ein lügne" on aladygma.com. Watch it here.

Any thoughts on what the hell Aladygma might be?

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Reader Feedback - 149 Comments

1

The website was registered by a company called PSI-USA, who registers websites for clients so that the clients' info doesn't become public. I am a member of PSI which allows me to look up info on other PSI members, and this website turned up NOT ALLOWED. So this very well could be a legit project.

Marty Martin on Apr 2, 2008

2

Wasn't there something similar with a video for a movie called Quarantine or something recently?

Heckle on Apr 2, 2008

3

I was wondering if this topic would ever make FS.net. I've been following it pretty closely, including reading all of the sporadic blogs that have been popping up. I'm not really SURE it's an Abrams thing. It very well COULD be, but I feel like just because something viral pops up, it shouldn't be directly pinned to him. Especially considering how popular viral marketing is going be since the Cloverfield and The Dark Knight campaigns. Either way, I'm curious to see what it ends up being. The story that's been popping up--fabricated or real--seems to be pretty interesting. Glad to see you're onto it. --IK

Ian Kazimer on Apr 2, 2008

4

The strange Youtube video looks like someone is making their own Cloverfield n a home cam.

Brett on Apr 2, 2008

5

The symbols on the Nightshot.com thing are what psychics use. A person goes behind a wall and tries to see the card that the person on the other side is holding up.

Brett on Apr 2, 2008

6

Did you saw the symbols on 0:27s of the video? They appear in the upper left corner.

Bocão on Apr 2, 2008

7

I read on one of the sites following this that the german language thing says Thomas is a liar. Couldn't this have to do with that game that we all thought was a viral site for cloverfield?

Heckle on Apr 2, 2008

8

It seems to have many connections with Cloverfield. I'm allready loving this kind of promotion. It feels a bit like JJ. It's taking me out of my lazy chair and search for information. And in the end... I want to look for even more info. So thats amazing! Great promotion.

Rickmeister on Apr 2, 2008

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The symbols in the Youtube film are at two places. First in the middle of the screen, and then again, the same signs at the left top of the screen. It are some of alien sort of signs.

Rickmeister on Apr 2, 2008

10

oo! I'm so curious, but I have to wait until after work to really dig in. I kind of hope its not Cloverfield related, being one of the people who thought Cloverfield was boring. (not the marketing though...)

Melissa on Apr 2, 2008

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From what i could tell "thomas ist ein lügner" is Thomas is a liar in dutch. so said the translation website i found anyway.

viperstrike on Apr 2, 2008

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Heckle #2 - yea, we posted a video called Case 1017 - http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/03/17/case-1017-another-viral-campaign/

Alex Billington on Apr 2, 2008

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on 1-18-08.com they post a new picture that says "MISSING Teddy Hanssen Last seen 12/7/07" with a picture of Teddy

Fresh white bread on Apr 2, 2008

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Yes, "thomas ist ein lügner" (you missed the final "r") is german, and the translation is just "thomas is a liar".

Ron on Apr 2, 2008

15

At about 6 seconds into the youtube video you can hear the Cloverfield monster's roar faintly.

Sly on Apr 2, 2008

16

I really enjoyed Cloverfield. Kind of fizzled out, will DID fizzle out extremely quick but still enough to make a profit. I loved the first and think it should stand alone, but it does sound pretty awesome a sequel 🙂

Ryan on Apr 2, 2008

17

On 1-18-08.com at the new picture, if you flip it over there are some numbers and a strange symbol. Something is happening.

Jonny Quest on Apr 2, 2008

18

Man this film got me as excited as Cloverfield first did, I don't really care what it is, as long as it's good.

DavidR on Apr 2, 2008

19

Whoever Thomas is, I hope he isn't a liar. This campaign's a real bummer.

DCompose on Apr 2, 2008

20

Oh god! See this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mO5qF2TWPo

Bocão on Apr 2, 2008

21

Someone translate what that romantic looking man was talking about to the camera!

DCompose on Apr 2, 2008

22

In the German video red symbols appear at the 26 and 27 second marks. They both say the same thing. They spell out "April" in runes.

Clint on Apr 2, 2008

23

april fools prank? please god no

Keith on Apr 2, 2008

24

Finally, we have someone who can speak runes.

DCompose on Apr 2, 2008

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The man in the video is speaking Spanish, sounds like he might be from Spain or Argentina because of the way he talks, he pretty much explains that his life is getting better and that he now has a girlfriend, then is interrupted by that sound.

Emmanuel on Apr 2, 2008

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My German roomate confirms, "Thomas is a liar"

Fenn on Apr 2, 2008

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try" http://www.aladygma.com/ / " put two spaces between the slashes

Emmanuel on Apr 2, 2008

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There is a brazilian blog putting all the pieces together on http://aladygmabrasil.wordpress.com/ Too bad (for you, i live in brazil :D) it's only in brazillian portuguese. 🙁

Bocão on Apr 2, 2008

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I hope this is Cloverfield 2. I hope the story is about how aliens found stuff we sent into space, and in response they sent a monster. And after we killed the monster, they sent ghosts. If this isn't the plot I will be very disappointed.

DCompose on Apr 2, 2008

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And in Cloverfield 3, they send a spaceship full of Draculas.

DCompose on Apr 2, 2008

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what if the draculas spaceship lands during the day and theyre all fried?

harrison on Apr 2, 2008

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then the aliens will send a spaceship full of ninjas to finish the job left undone by the late fried draculi.

Keith on Apr 2, 2008

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I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with the poster who claimed the runes said April, mainly because I've come up with something much more interesting by consulting a symbol dictionary (http://www.symbols.com/). Screencap of the symbols (at 0:27, when they're larger): http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5104/symbolsso1.jpg The first symbol (16:4 in the dictionary) refers to the Norse god Loki, while the second symbol (4:37) symbolizes secret, mystery, or initiation. The third symbol seems to refer to a "raid, riding or journey" (52:5). The last symbol (16:1) refers to water, or the sea. So we have a secret surrounding Loki that involves a journey. Or maybe we have a secret journey to Loki. Either way, I think the runes as individual symbols, rather than a single word, makes for more interesting discussion.

Paul on Apr 3, 2008

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@ post #11 viperstrike: That isn't dutch. Its german. I'm sure of it, because i'm dutch.

Rickmeister on Apr 3, 2008

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DCompose, that's the best idea for a trilogy ever! I predict a $170 million income in opening week.....and Keith, if there are ninjas, that's a guaranteed success....ninjas rock

Walter on Apr 3, 2008

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RE:#5 211/2008 Just curious, what is the 211th day of this year? It is July 29, 2008, a Tuesday. Maybe some interesting news will come out on that day. A teaser for Cloverfield 2 , maybe??. When did the teaser for Cloverfield appear last year?

Scorpio on Apr 3, 2008

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i did a search on IMDB and nothing came up for the title aladygma, but then I went to JJ Abrams page and this is what he is working on currently in his number one spot: 1. Untitled J.J. Abrams Cloverfield Sequel (2009) (announced) (producer) Not sure if that helps, but it answers the sequel question.

Nate on Apr 3, 2008

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ANYBODY NOTICE THIS? In the video that seems to resemble cloverfield cuts to a shot of some vacation where the internet site K-D.com can be seen. After visiting the site it happens to be in German as well about promoting vacations. (wish i could remember more German from high school but it all left me). If you look around this telephone number can be seen 02 21 / 20 88 there is a 1 missing but it resembles the 00/11/22/88. Personally i dont think this or Aladygma has anything to do with cloverfield. Its too soon after cloverfields release to already be in production, even if its just for viral campaign. Things were already coming out on Aladygma when JJ said that there were only ideas being thrown around for cloverfield 2. Plus JJ has his hands full with the new star treck.

TOXic Du4Li7y on Apr 3, 2008

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I'm confused with the newspaper clip and the map on top. Is it possible for this to be completely off, and it really is a movie about the day after 9/11, with somekind of a twist? Unlikely, yes, so I hope it is Cloverfield 2. Other wise it might not even be JJ and it's just for another Japanese movie remake.

Olga on Apr 3, 2008

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On the youtube page, one of the first comments is "Dieses ist es. Dieses ist das Ende. Zuerst nimmt es den Ozean dann Amerika, jetzt es sucht die Welt in Angriff." Which translates into "This is it. This is the end. First it takes the ocean then to America, now it looks for the world in attack." One of the less coherent comments says "Noch jemand, der auf dieser Welle mitschwimmen will? 🙂 Aber die Symbole sind wirklich lächerlich... 🙂 Naja, jeder will hier seinen Aladygma/Cloverfield-Spaß. Die Aladygma Seite ist aber von Michael Schwarz und auch nur ein Spaß....mal sehen, wann das jeder checkt!" Which translates into "Still someone, which wants to along-swim on this wave? 🙂 But the symbols are really ridiculous...:) Naja, everyone wants here its Aladygma/Cloverfield fun. The Aladygma side is however of Michael black and also only one fun....mal sees, when everyone checkt!"

Kevin on Apr 3, 2008

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the titel of the youtube video reads " Auszug von Band 4, s.g. Dez 08 n. U." this translates to "Excerpt of volume 4, s.g. December 08 n. U."

Kevin on Apr 3, 2008

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yeh....who knows what all this means. the Cloverfield connection seems tenuous at best. but what's up with the Alien image at the aladygma website? that seems like a red flag for...something (?)

kevin powers on Apr 3, 2008

43

In the youtube vid the symbols look like the word fear scribbled.....

andrew on Apr 3, 2008

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I Googled "102 North End Avenue" and it came up as an Embassy Suites hotel in New York. Maybe room 211 is there?

jason_md2020 on Apr 3, 2008

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i dont think its cloverfield. i think its something that would end up impacting our lives in a very dreadful way

Drake on Apr 3, 2008

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yo i watch the video. that shit isnt cloverfield 2. a frickin bomb went off. thats a fuckin terrorist shit. watch the video. the roar you would hear is a jet or some kind off airplane.

Darrin on Apr 3, 2008

47

do you mean pioneer plaQue or pioneer plaGue?

Canadian Jeff on Apr 4, 2008

48

And what about Page 121 (http://page121.blogspot.com/)? It's becoming more and more interesting... they're going real deep with all this aladygma stuff. Last posts are very ARG and a hidden message in the page links to http://backlayer.net/term . Going to plain backlayer.net shows up a fictious? company or institution for "alternative biochemistry research" (!!) I think that none of this sites has anything to do with Cloverfield... or maybe is some kind of Clovey spin-off... But I think it's just another viral or ARG for a film to be announced. Some people say it's about The Happening (http://www.flylyf.com/aladygma-updates-hannes-alfven/#comments)

clovey not dead? on Apr 4, 2008

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Anybody mess around with the input commands on backlayer.net/term? I kept getting a screen jump with a weird circular symbol popping up in the liower right hand corner of the browser. Now I'm having a hard reconnecting though.

Ian Kazimer on Apr 5, 2008

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If you go to this site (http://backlayer.net/term/) You can type in "thomas" it will say "missing" I typed in 00112288 the program cam up with "18-22 2008 ISSI" I have looked up ISSI, and the only thing i could find was International Space Science Institute . I do think that this website has a lot to do with this. please keep me posted i am going to keep trying to figure out this site. Zedd

Zedd on Apr 6, 2008

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Where is that last picture's link? I could find all the other ones but not that loast one of the "Pioneer Plague."

Joe Schmoe on Apr 6, 2008

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-----Original Message----- From: ed.stone@backlayer.net [mailto:ed.stone@backlayer.net] Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 8:43 PM To: James Subject: Urgent request for information Mr. James: Please give me immediately the identity of the person who bring you here, or in any case the exact URL address of the website which made a reference to Back Layer. Thank you. Ed Stone Chief Security Officer G4RUD4 Levels 20-92 Back Layer Mr Ed Stone, My curiosity brought me here, though a tunnel of interweb links. James Chief of Photoshop P4HTX2 End Boss Beaten DeFlanko Designs

James on Apr 7, 2008

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If you head over to the Black Layer site, it now alerts that a "complex operation which (we) cannot understand or localize" has been activated by, well, meddlesome people who don't understand whats going on. They warn that some of their employees may be in danger. I fired off an email to Ed Stone as well, we'll see if anything comes back. http://backlayer.net/

Melissa on Apr 7, 2008

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Lol, this is starting to be fun! Please keep updating us. backlayer.net sounds very serious, but I doubt it really is.

Rickmeister on Apr 7, 2008

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HIGH-PRIORITY EMAIL TO ALL PEOPLE INVOLVED THIS EMAIL WAS SENT TO YOU IN REPLY TO ONE OR MORE EMAILS YOU HAVE SENT TO BACK LAYER REGARDING SPECIFIC SECURITY ISSUES. -- Hello, my name is Ed Stone and I work as a Chief Security Officer for a company called Back Layer, located in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. We have been received all your information as well as your inquiries. Back Layer is a statsforetak, this means a state enterprise. As we participate in many projects that spread around the globe, we also receive finance from the interested parties as well. While information about our main projects are publicly available, some others are private and restricted by specific private organization or government politics and cannot be exposed. On January 12, 2008, Thomas Daniken was given several assignments related to a confidential project. More than two weeks ago, on March 22, he travelled to Argentina as part of his assignment. His last communication to us was on March 27. He was supposed to contact us again on April 1 but he never did. On April 5 we started to receive emails from unknown people around the globe, all of them coincidentally writing us about Thomas and a few other employees here at Back Layer. Upon further investigation we found out that our extranet was hacked and that an anonymous person was not only making public specific confidential information about one or more of our projects, but also he was using many people on the Internet to gather information about Thomas, by making believe it was part of a totally unrelated online website called Aladygma (http://www.aladygma.com/) which I insist, is not related in any way to me, nor Back Layer, nor Thomas Daniken, nor Kirsten Johan, nor Matthew Zerpa. What this person did was taking advantage of an existing Internet website that recently has gained hype (Google for Aladygma and you'll see a lot of activity), to redirect its attention to him and his blog, gaining so the research power of thousands of people to accomplish his objective: find Thomas Daniken for reasons yet not known to us, but not good at all. Tonight we have captured our suspect and it has been revealed that he didn't work alone. We have to expect more criminals associated with this individual, going after Thomas right now. It's very important for us that you provide any valuable information about this group or about Thomas. Kirsten and Matthew are OK and they're now involved in rescuing him. We have made this situation public on our website (http://www.backlayer.net/). Thank you, Ed Stone Chief Security Officer G4RUD4 Levels 20-92 Back Layer

James on Apr 8, 2008

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http://backlayer.net/term/ Connection Refused now.

James on Apr 8, 2008

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anyone else get these emails? or know anything further? i say lets keep playing the game see where it goes.

James on Apr 8, 2008

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and strangly enough today there is a new page over at aladygma.com /k2f with this picture: a few clues in the picture too http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9379/kf2iv8.jpg note the hospital - Brooklyn Hospital tag saying Thomas Daniem some sort of pelican-style suit case. news paper on the wall - movie section Greek lettering ISSI on the wall in a circle cross lookign thing. HUUK? or H backwards N u K a piece of paper on the ground - someons signature. Japanise writing... anyone translate? kokalafotis - this looks to be an important one. imo: pritty neet Photoshopping job, it coulda been a lil better...

James on Apr 8, 2008

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K = Cheer up, Gather, Shell ? = S so what combos we have now are: Cheer ups Gathers Shells yeah?

James on Apr 8, 2008

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if you reblur the pixel image, it lookes liek a figure of a person for sure. just why the red and yellow hue?

James on Apr 8, 2008

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So is this whole backlayer thing for real or is it really still a game? I thought the pic on their website might be of an actor in the movie, but doesn't look familiar. The blurry pic defin looks like a person bending/kneeling down. The Character writings on the wall... could they be Chinese... NY's Chinatown?

Olga on Apr 8, 2008

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woo-hoo...this is really nutty. excited 'bout the new photo on the site and completely perplexed by the message from Ed Stone. interesting the similarity between Thomas Daniken and Thomas Dahlem (name in the photo).

kevin powers on Apr 8, 2008

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I got an email back this morning. I am teeny bit suspicious, mostly because of the grammar-- Its longish. Subject: Situation Update BACK LAYER SF HIGH-PRIORITY EMAIL TO ALL PEOPLE INVOLVED THIS EMAIL WAS SENT TO YOU IN REPLY TO ONE OR MORE EMAILS YOU HAVE SENT TO BACK LAYER REGARDING SPECIFIC SECURITY ISSUES. -- Hello, my name is Ed Stone and I work as a Chief Security Officer for a company called Back Layer, located in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. We have been received all your information as well as your inquiries. Back Layer is a statsforetak, this means a state enterprise. As we participate in many projects that spread around the globe, we also receive finance from the interested parties as well. While information about our main projects are publicly available, some others are private and restricted by specific private organization or government politics and cannot be exposed. On January 12, 2008, Thomas Daniken was given several assignments related to a confidential project. More than two weeks ago, on March 22, he travelled to Argentina as part of his assignment. His last communication to us was on March 27. He was supposed to contact us again on April 1 but he never did. On April 5 we started to receive emails from unknown people around the globe, all of them coincidentally writing us about Thomas and a few other employees here at Back Layer. Upon further investigation we found out that our extranet was hacked and that an anonymous person was not only making public specific confidential information about one or more of our projects, but also he was using many people on the Internet to gather information about Thomas, by making believe it was part of a totally unrelated online website called Aladygma (http://www.aladygma.com/) which I insist, is not related in any way to me, nor Back Layer, nor Thomas Daniken, nor Kirsten Johan, nor Matthew Zerpa. What this person did was taking advantage of an existing Internet website that recently has gained hype (Google for Aladygma and you'll see a lot of activity), to redirect its attention to him and his blog, gaining so the research power of thousands of people to accomplish his objective: find Thomas Daniken for reasons yet not known to us, but not good at all. Tonight we have captured our suspect and it has been revealed that he didn't work alone. We have to expect more criminals associated with this individual, going after Thomas right now. It's very important for us that you provide any valuable information about this group or about Thomas. Kirsten and Matthew are OK and they're now involved in rescuing him. We have made this situation public on our website (http://www.backlayer.net/). Thank you, Ed Stone Chief Security Officer G4RUD4 Levels 20-92 Back Layer **** Anyone else? m.

Melissa on Apr 8, 2008

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I am still on the same trail, i recieved both thoes emails.........I don't know how to further this, some people on other websites are saying that aladygma is a movie viral while back layer is an ARG. I know the email says they are not connected, but why soooo many connections.......00112288, thomas, anomaly. They are def. one of the same as far as i can tell. It is a shame blterm is gone, we probably could have figuyred out more.

Zedd on Apr 8, 2008

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I think this post is great, but it ignores the small details. Obviously, this kind of website doesnt want to give to much credit to somthing that may not be real, like you said. But, If you'd like to know more visit http://aladygmaclues.com/ Shamless self promotion. -Nick Butler

Nick on Apr 8, 2008

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I ran the site through DNS Stuff! It seems to be registered in Denmark by a "Michael Schwartz". Very strange: % ============= % PSI-USA, Inc. % ============= % % This is the PSI-USA, Inc. WHOIS server. % % All requests are logged. % % Requesting IP: 74.53.59.137 % Requesting URL: http://whois.psi-usa.info % Requesting Object: domain aladygma.com % Timestamp: 2008-04-09 14:38:37 % % You can see the policy that you agree by submitting a query to this server: % whois -h whois.psi-usa.info POLICY domain: aladygma.com status: LOCK,TRANSFER-LOCK-60 owner-c: LULU-9954223 admin-c: LULU-9954223 tech-c: LULU-9954223 zone-c: LULU-9954223 nserver: ns9.ns14.de nserver: ns10.ns14.de created: 2008-02-12 15:28:05 expire: 2009-02-12 14:28:04 (registry time) changed: 2008-02-23 14:32:36 [owner-c] handle: 9954223 [owner-c] type: PERSON [owner-c] title: [owner-c] fname: Michael [owner-c] lname: Schwarz [owner-c] org: [owner-c] address: Konradsdorfer Strasse 11 [owner-c] city: Ortenberg / Effolderbach [owner-c] pcode: 63683 [owner-c] country: DE [owner-c] state: Hessen [owner-c] phone: +49-6041-8222-10 [owner-c] fax: +49-6041-8222-94 [owner-c] email: hosting@michael-schwarz.info [owner-c] protection: B [owner-c] updated: 2008-02-23 14:04:14 [admin-c] handle: 9954223 [admin-c] type: PERSON [admin-c] title: [admin-c] fname: Michael [admin-c] lname: Schwarz [admin-c] org: [admin-c] address: Konradsdorfer Strasse 11 [admin-c] city: Ortenberg / Effolderbach [admin-c] pcode: 63683 [admin-c] country: DE [admin-c] state: Hessen [admin-c] phone: +49-6041-8222-10 [admin-c] fax: +49-6041-8222-94 [admin-c] email: hosting@michael-schwarz.info [admin-c] protection: B [admin-c] updated: 2008-02-23 14:04:14 [tech-c] handle: 9954223 [tech-c] type: PERSON [tech-c] title: [tech-c] fname: Michael [tech-c] lname: Schwarz [tech-c] org: [tech-c] address: Konradsdorfer Strasse 11 [tech-c] city: Ortenberg / Effolderbach [tech-c] pcode: 63683 [tech-c] country: DE [tech-c] state: Hessen [tech-c] phone: +49-6041-8222-10 [tech-c] fax: +49-6041-8222-94 [tech-c] email: hosting@michael-schwarz.info [tech-c] protection: B [tech-c] updated: 2008-02-23 14:04:14 [zone-c] handle: 9954223 [zone-c] type: PERSON [zone-c] title: [zone-c] fname: Michael [zone-c] lname: Schwarz [zone-c] org: [zone-c] address: Konradsdorfer Strasse 11 [zone-c] city: Ortenberg / Effolderbach [zone-c] pcode: 63683 [zone-c] country: DE [zone-c] state: Hessen [zone-c] phone: +49-6041-8222-10 [zone-c] fax: +49-6041-8222-94 [zone-c] email: hosting@michael-schwarz.info [zone-c] protection: B [zone-c] updated: 2008-02-23 14:04:14

Alex on Apr 9, 2008

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64 I am still on the same trail, i recieved both thoes emails………I don't know how to further this, some people on other websites are saying that aladygma is a movie viral while back layer is an ARG. I know the email says they are not connected, but why soooo many connections…….00112288, thomas, anomaly. They are def. one of the same as far as i can tell. It is a shame blterm is gone, we probably could have figuyred out more. Zedd on Apr 8, 2008 /agree I still think they're related. I say put Term back up...

James on Apr 9, 2008

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thenightshot.com ------------------- Password is : tomorrow [Guess] tomorrow.html right click - view source there is a strange picture there

James on Apr 9, 2008

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Looks like there are two other persons behind the man... kinda ghostly looking.

Olga on Apr 9, 2008

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Have none of you realized that this is "Amygdala" spelled backwards? It's a part of your brain. -Djo

djoser on Apr 9, 2008

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well...it's actually not, Djo, but it's close aladygma = amgydala (this isn't a word...the real word is amygdala -- notice the position of the 'y') odd that it's so close, though...

kevin powers on Apr 9, 2008

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The photograph... it's extremely eerie. And the "people" definitely look more like ghosts than aliens. By the way, has anyone NOT seen the blogs by Thomas and Dany yet? http://danymcdavid. blogspot. com/ http://thomasdahlem. blogspot. com/ I'm not sure what day the "thomas is a liar" appeared, but there's an entry in Thomas' blog that says he is in no way involved with Aladygma. If it's the same day, that's interesting. Also, even before people started saying things to him about the connection between himself and the viral, he didn't show a single picture of himself or his girlfriend. And if he wanted to emphasize how tired he was in the 5 a.m. video, or how excited he was in the "going to the airport" video, why not turn the camera on himself? And why was he barely talking to his friends in the car? It's just not normal... But still, there's no way of knowing what's bunk and what's part of the puzzle.

Liz on Apr 10, 2008

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http://backlayer.net/term/ Completely gone. It gives you a 404 error now.

Brenna on Apr 10, 2008

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JJ Abrams IMDB profile contains: http://imdb.com/title/tt1179933/

Chris on Apr 10, 2008

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Don't know if you've seen this too: http://ftwspace.blog.co.uk/ I'm actually really enjoying this. Poking around at this intricate network of viral advertising or what not is actually a pretty fun way to waist an hour or two. I know the timing's off, but bioengineering (the Black Layer, images of the skull and the similarity in the word to amygdala) and the explosion in the German video kind of have connections to Akira. I know they haven't even started filming the real version of that, but I figured I'd mention it.

Brint on Apr 10, 2008

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I just really have a feeling that quarantine has something to do with this Aladygma. I just think because in the trailer we saw it looks alot like something mental and physical is destroying them but what affected the guy in the youtube video was only the beginning like a first stage of the disease. i dont know just going off in different idea paths because no one seems to agree on what it is.

Eric on Apr 10, 2008

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Incase you guys are curious - another previous viral titled Case 1017 was solved recently with the release of the Quarantine trailer. Here is the trailer: http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/04/10/first-teaser-trailer-for-quarantine/ The CDC truck in it is the same one that showed up in this YouTube video: http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/03/17/case-1017-another-viral-campaign/ Just incase there was any consideration that Case 1017 and Aladygma were connected. Or incase Aladygma also has anything to do with Quarantine? That's all for now. Keep at it!

Alex Billington on Apr 10, 2008

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If you want to know if thewhitespaces.com is related just e-mail the domain name owner: nathan_todd@taylor.edu

beans on Apr 11, 2008

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ok. so here is another website that is supposed to be associated with all this. http://page121.blogspot.com/ if you go there, First off is the date 4-12-08 Then scroll all the way to the right. The grey image takes you to a Google map of Garuda(?) updated 6 hours ago to : Many tried but no one could; they were looking for something that was moved. I am not sure what the other pics are, I thought that the third one was the Bayuex Tapestry- but I can't find the scene. Its some sort of medieval- book of hours or tapestry or something. No idea. But there ya go. sheesh.

Melissa on Apr 11, 2008

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Two things I have found interesting are: 1. In the image with the Greek Letters which are Kappa and Phi, Kappa is the 10th letter in the Greek alphabet and Phi is the 21st letter. hmm.. Also the Phi is also recognized as The Golden Mean The ratio generally expressed as 1 : 1.618, which leads me to a connection of another image of the tow human figures(sketches) that look similar to Leonardo Da Vinci's drawings that use the Golden Mean coindidense I don't know. 2. The Google Map: the little blue line that has the tag Awaken leads to the place Svalbard which is the location of the Global Seed Vault. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svalbard_Global_Seed_Vault. Something to do with doomsday? Not sure what is all means or how it fits in.

Britt on Apr 13, 2008

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I hope this has to do with Meg, the blockbuster about a shark too big for the big city.

DCompose on Apr 14, 2008

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people, think Dark Tower references!!

Yusef Taylor on Apr 14, 2008

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extremely sorry if this has been posted, but I had my 1-18-08.com window minimize, probably been for like the last 5-10 minutes...well, i just heard this monsterous moan from my computer, and unless this page makes noise, then it came from the site.

occ on Apr 14, 2008

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occ, did you really, thats weird, cuz i think i also heard someone say its a lion, and its huge.

big daddy on Apr 16, 2008

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garuda is a place in indonesia and also a big mythical bird. notice the sig line for ed stone: "Ed Stone Chief Security Officer G4RUD4 Levels 20-92 Back Layer" im at work so i cant see any blogs or any youtube vids or anything fun like that, but judging from what i have read in the comments, this garuda thing has showed up once or twice, and i figured it was worth mentioning. this is fun

big daddy on Apr 16, 2008

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http://www.amgydala.com 😐

Stefano on Apr 18, 2008

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This is what the German Youtube description says. I don't think it's related to Cloverfield or Aladygma. This video still has neither something with CLOVERFIELD with ALADYGMA to do. It is an April joke of BlairWitch. de thank you very much at everyone, that spread this thing in the entire world so and believed the entire:) The runes mean nothing other as APRIL, APRIL. The fire is to be sure real, comes however not from New York, but rather of an exploded tank of a chemistry work in Worringen. The sound at the end is no bird, but rather a human unchanged voice. A military jet flies past also not. One hears solely a car on wet street, slows down played back. The receptions between the catastrophe are of the Christopher street Day 2007 from Cologne and accidentally were inserted. The web page that is to be seen there has purely nothing at all with Aladygma, Cloverfield or otherwise what to do. Therefore calms you and laughs with:) HP: If J. J. Abrams that here reads: Yet interest in Kreativköpfen in bath Robots? 🙂

ART on Apr 18, 2008

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The home page has the numbers 00-11-22-88...0-1 is 1, 1-2 is 2, 2-8 is 4 and 88-4 is 704...or 7/4. Anything BIG coming out movie wise on the Fourth of July in the US (it's a Friday this year)?

CJ on Apr 19, 2008

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Can anyone explain what "I never was, am always to be, None ever saw me, nor ever will, And yet I am the confidence of all Who live and breathe on this terrestrial ball. 5 fin" has to do with all this? I went to nightshot.com, hit ctrl+a and clicked the clickable link at the bottom. Along with the link it said "find me" on the left side. I got a white pic with some symbols (a circle, a plus sign, water looking symbol, a square and a star) and when i right clicked that above quote came up.

woogie on Apr 20, 2008

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How banal. How have people got the time and inclination to a) do this and b) be bothered with it. I suspect when it is released as a film there will be enough publicity to notice it.

Mr Mann on Apr 20, 2008

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A new picture on aladygma.com. It has a magnification feature, interesting to say the least.

Cormac on Apr 22, 2008

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http://010101.amgydala.com/ Last modified: 4/23/2008 at 12:53:50 CST The site is being actively modified.

Stewart on Apr 23, 2008

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... @93 those pictures remind me of "Pitch Black" for some reason... I personally still think this is linked to the next Alien Vs. Predator Movie... ...

Mondo Jay on Apr 23, 2008

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Just thought i would ask if anyone knows what it is that comes out of the sky in the last shot of cloverfield where they are looking at the ocean? You see something fall out of the sky and hit the water, the date says april 27 6:15pm i believe. And what is the guy saying at the end of the credits?

Stump on Apr 23, 2008

96

what about the new xfiles movie, could it have something to do with that?

mike on Apr 24, 2008

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new image up on aladygma.com http://www.aladygma.com/dcoe/

Chad on Apr 25, 2008

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When I translated the Thomas line in babel fish, it came up with Thomas is more Lugner. Which doesnt make any sense. So I put lugner in on google and found this website that looks along the same lines of all the other sites. And its all in german so I translated the top piece and it says "we are now also in it and buried you on this website" The first bullet point translates to "This side was de-energised recently and is in the structure" with the in the structure part underlined in red. The last bullet point doesnt really make any sense "they konnen us reach under" and then it has an email address. Did anyone else find this site? http://www.lugner.net I put konnen in on google and found a bunch of sites that are all in german. I dont know if I just completely found somthing unrelated or maybe something that goes with the movie.

Alissa on Apr 25, 2008

99

Follow the white spaces? Could this be related to the upcoming movie Blindness where people get "the white sickness" which causes them to see nothing but whiteness?

Spyder on Apr 25, 2008

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On http://www.thenightshot.com after you enter the word "tomorrow" and then click "guess" you get this page: http://www.thenightshot.com/english/tomorrow.html which has an addition looking formula on it that has the word "SEND" above the word "+ MORE" then a line "____________" then says "MONEY" underneath the line. above all of this is the description " same letters, same value, different letters, different value. each letter equals a number betwen 0 and 9. the M is equal to 1, the rest i don't know. " If you use CTRL + A or the TAB key to select different items on the page there is an invisible yet clickable box, that when clicked loads a picture of a man, with a ghostly face visible in the upper left corner. Help?

Josh on Apr 26, 2008

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On many of these websites it seems a small symbol is found in one of the corners, that looks like a snail with a line through it with some more squiggly lines at the bottom. this symbol is now also in the upper-left hand corner of the slusho.jp site.

David on Apr 26, 2008

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The end code on the "SEND+MORE=MONEY" is 10652. It leads to another strange image of a devil holding a woman.

Jon on Apr 26, 2008

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@101 I see the snail on the slusho site but what other sites are you talking about?

Ray on Apr 26, 2008

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on 1-18-08.com

Josh on Apr 27, 2008

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Anyone flip over the photo's on 1-18-08.com? Anyonone decipher the Japanese?

Dude on Apr 28, 2008

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http://www.010101.amgydala.com has a new update now. there is a video at the top linked from youtube called "Hurricane Ophelia Radar" no idea on this one. the second video is a link to "O.I.L Amgydala File #1" apparently there is more of these kinds of videos on youtube. no idea on this one either the last three pictures are the same. this is starting to look more and more like a fan thing, and not a viral campaign of any sort.

Josh on Apr 29, 2008

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http://thewhitespaces.com Interesting...slow the video down (if you CAN see it, I could only see it at home, not work) past the Godzilla, satellite launches that are clear as you watch the film. There are many single pictures you can't see unless you view it slide by slide. Several involve a circus, and an elephant. Recall how we all thought the Cloverfield monster looked like an angry elephant? I think the release date is November 28, 2008. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Thoughts, anyone?

Paula on Apr 30, 2008

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After watching it frame by frame again, one can see what looks like a monster in the womb (ultrasound type picture). I read somewhere, and verified, that if you move your cursor to the right outside of the box, and right-click to source you will see a cloverfield reference. Ah, well it's fun to play along.

Paula on Apr 30, 2008

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I dont see the cloverfield reference on Firefox.. 'Is this an IE7 thing?

Ray on May 1, 2008

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Right Click outside the black box, source: a.l.a.d.y.g.m.a * { margin: 0; padding: 0; } body { background: #fff; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #444444; overflow: none; } $(document).ready(function(){ $('#board').css({width: $(document).width()}); });

Paula on May 1, 2008

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Oh, THAT'S weird. The text said "Cloverfield poster" and "Cloverfield mov" but it didn't copy as such. Well, you'll have to go look for yourself. This is on http://www.thewhitespaces.com I probably could have copy/pasted to a word doc and posted it here.

Paula on May 1, 2008

112

There is a new video on youtube! Look for Thomas Dahlem Terminkalender! You can see the secret code!

Anna on May 2, 2008

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both http://www.010101.aladygma.com and http://www.010101.amgydala.com have changed. both are completley different now.

Josh on May 2, 2008

114

Aladygma is the codename for the Voltron adaptation. Sorry, I ruined the surprise.

Kail on May 4, 2008

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@114 No its not -.-'

Ray on May 5, 2008

116

I have heard its actually related to Garfield 3.

Brian Ricci on May 5, 2008

117

Don't know if anyone has mentioned this or looked into it, or maybe its nothing, but it seems interesting that all of the numbers 00 11 22 88 could be considered in terms of a binary sequence. That is, taken individually they are all base two. It's been said that any contact and communication with aliens would start at a binary level, and from there develop.

Jack on May 5, 2008

118

Oh and on the new site with the bar code, in the site address, dcoe is an anagram of code...is that how you figure out the correct code to put in?

Jack on May 5, 2008

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it looks like 010101.amgydala.com confirms it, if any of this actually is real advertising and not fake crap. it now says only 10.08.08 on the website. I would say wait till october at this point.

Josh on May 6, 2008

120

jesus I really hope this whole thing isn't some scam.

Brian Ricci on May 12, 2008

121

Fringe

bishop on May 22, 2008

122

What if it is all for JJ Abrams new FOX show, Fringe? I hope it's not. I really hope it's not.

brettw on May 22, 2008

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I dunno if this helps or not, but "send more money" (from the thenightshot.com) is an anagram of "so modern enemy", and if you take all the separate letters D E M N O R S Y, they make up the word "syndrome". Plus, you can also use some of them to spell "demon" or "demons". Also "thomas ist ein lügner" is an anagram of "mortal sin seething" (although if you miss the r out like I did when I first tried this you get "I'm honest genitals" >.>) This could of course all be a load of crap, anagrams often are. Still, it's better than nothing.

Will on May 24, 2008

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hey just wanted to say that one of the pictures on the site has starting 2112008 that is friday August 29 by days in order

joe on May 25, 2008

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Bishop, I think, is on the right track. Joe. good.

Josh on May 25, 2008

126

I think it might be for Fringe too...it's a new show coming this fall...

Olga on May 27, 2008

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Check out http://www.thenightshot.com again. It's asking you to "solve the mystery" and to view the site in English or in Spanish. Once you make your selection you're taken to a long page (you have to scroll down) with a black box with a 'Guess' button beneath it. If you do the ctrl-a trick, you see the words "find me" and then the following riddle: "I never was, am always to be, None ever saw me, nor ever will, And yet I am the confidence of all Who live and breathe on this terrestrial ball." Also, a small blue box appears. If you click on it it reveals five symbols. These resemble the cards that people use to test psychics (watch the first 10 minutes of 'Ghostbusters' if you need a pop-culture reference). At the very bottom there seems to be a very blurry picture taken with a low-light filter. It looks to be a hallway or a cellar. If I had to guess it's either about God or some sort of super-human psychic that controls the entire world. Or maybe it's something completely different. All I know is if this is for that FOX show "Fringe" I'll be sadly disappointed. All this viral madness just for a show that might not make it past its first season.

Sean on Jun 6, 2008

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aladygma - interview with the makers -english version http://www.alphabetcity.it/index.php?com=articolo&id=1890 Thomas Dahlem - a italian interview on http://youtube.com/watch?v=7J-UD17vtoE http://youtube.com/watch?v=9F2VOvUkAUA

alex on Jun 8, 2008

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There's a contact email showing now: contact@aladygma.com I sent an email, we'll see what happens

Olga on Jun 10, 2008

130

From my research this is the viral site for the upcoming movie, "Roadside Picnic" based on the Russian novel of the same name. Wiki it and see for yourself.

Jabinya on Jun 19, 2008

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I don't know if people are still interested in this movie or whatever it is but... There is some new pictures up and a 2 new videos. None of its helpful.

Brian Ricci on Jun 27, 2008

132

You're all sheep. This is not real.

anonymous on Jul 26, 2008

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Hi, did you see the news at aladygma.com/news? there is a new page, about the son of thomas dahlem. His name is LARRY!

frika on Aug 29, 2008

134

there is a hiden code on http://aladygma.com/news/2008/09/11/befreiphone/

klaver on Sep 12, 2008

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i didn't catch that code, klaver. elaborate? i've been following this for a while and i'm confused as so how or why it died.

j on Sep 15, 2008

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@ 132 Baaaaaa!

LoneGunman on Sep 25, 2008

137

I think this may somehow be linked to Quarantine. The girl in quarantine looks a bit like the girl in the picture on Aladygma.com when she is opening door 211.

Jorge on Sep 30, 2008

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Fight the monster! ALADYGMA-GEBE53988 -dansiella.wordpress.com

dani on Oct 9, 2008

139

aladygma was spoken by jj abrams by the comic con too

semso on Nov 9, 2008

140

if the 'satellite crash" or whatever it was at the end of cloverfield is indeed a satellite crash then my take on this aladygma website is this: One of the white spaces on the site gives you an image of a man and a woman and all sorts of symbols. this is a plaque placed on the pioneer and voyager probes sent into space in the 70's to attempt to teach other beings of our whereabouts and who we are as earthlings. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_plaque my interpretation is that some thing found the satellite and sent it back to earth. hence the final scene in cloverfield which led to the monster assault. I think that is how this film could be linked to cloverfield. If not related to Cloverfield, i would say that this website is related to a movie where alien contact has occured, hence the pioneer plaque image. As for all the other images/audio/video, im still quite baffled. I showed it to my 12 year old son last night, and his initial response was that it was alien related and then that it was kinda freaking him out.

Stephen on Nov 21, 2008

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then again JJ Abrams is doing the new star trek movie. do you think there may be a link there? That would be unfortunate.

Stephen on Nov 21, 2008

142

Are Aladygma and District Nine Related? What about the MNU? I got to D-9 through the Aladygma web page. D-9 seems to be about "non-humans" living, and basically being slaves to, humans. Are they related?

none on Dec 17, 2008

143

Hey! We can't just quit there! I'm going to try to find out more about this and if I find anything new I will post it here this is really interesting and I liked Cloverfield and am hoping for a sequel as well.

Daniel on Oct 10, 2009

144

I Found something. Aladygma is supposed to mean "bad robot" right? Well, I recall looking up Cloverfield at my local library. And When I saw the movie rental on the computer, I remember seeing "bad robot" in the movie description. I don't know that this means anything, but it might mean that the websites and hidden messages ARE linked to JJ Abrams and Cloverfield!

Daniel on Oct 17, 2009

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@144 Daniel, thanks!!!! Bad robot is the makers of the movie that work with JJ Abrams in all of his stuff! like lost and the movie Star trek. so that mean this must be a real movie! thanks!

Billy on Oct 24, 2009

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Aladygma is a BIG FAKE. It is not JJ Abrams or Cloverfield 2. And it is not Bad Robot. The Aladygma Maker want only be FAMOUS!!!

AladygmaFake on Dec 19, 2009

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I know this is late, but for those just joining, the German on the Strange YouTube video translates to: "This video has to do neither something with CLOVERFIELD nor with ALADYGMA. A April joke is by BlairWitch.de thank you to all, this thing in the whole world so common and the whole…" Just sayin...

Kristen on Jan 6, 2010

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One of the links at the top of this page now sends you to paramount pictures website. I've done so much reading and linking that I forget which one now, but I am still as confused now as I was in 2008. Back then I thought it was a college students psychology project or something like that because of the Greek letters in the one image. Frats are brainwashed idiots and can't resist putting their letters on things. Plus the videos seemed like they were filmed in college dorms. Actually I still think its fake. If its for some tv show or movie; epic fail. They did a great job of driving everyone crazy.

J2 on May 25, 2012

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Could it be this simple: http://themecraft.net/www/aladygma-marketing.com A company specializing in viral marketing. They create a lof buzz for their services by showing off what they're capable of; and we all fell for it. If JJ did mention them at comicon, he was probably just providing some advertising for them

J2 on May 25, 2012

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