1/18/08

Cloverfield Viral News: Tagruato and TIDO Wave Sites Down

Today is the official first day of the Cloverfield movie and 2 of the viral sites tied into the experience are down. The first one is Tagruato Corp. Their site is not accessible and only features a black picture with the below lettering.


The other site is T.I.D.O., the anti-Tagruato site that aims to bring the autracities of the large corporation to the public. Their site is locked and only features the below image. If you look closely you will see an entry dated Jan. 17th but it's hard to read. An Internal Affairs Department seal is pasted over the site. Thanks for the tip, Blackfog69.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just so you know, that Tagruato messages says, "Under routine maintenance."

BLaCKFoG69 said...

:-D

Shibbymet said...

I cant make it out entierly, but ill give it a shot at the Jan 17th entry "Hanna Down, If we go quiet, it wont be permenant, may the great mother protect her servants in their great time of need, the ____ our hands."

may not be perfect but thats all i could make out of it

Anonymous said...

It wasn't a nuclear bomb by the way :| A nuclear bomb would release an EMP and would have erased the tape in any format. Also the fall out would effect more than just manhattan and I don't think the government would be willing to risk that.

There are other options for "Hammer down" than a nuclear strike.

Anonymous said...

The Post says: "Horns down. If we go quiet, it won’t be permanent. May the great mother protect her servants in their greatest time of need. She guides our hands."

BLaCKFoG69 said...

Something that i find very interesting that i hadn't realized before is that all the events thats are taking place in the movie are taking place on May 22 2007.

But the way the movie has been advertised since the beginning in the commercials as well as on the www.1-18-08.com site was that everything was suppose to take place on 1/18/08.

Kinda doesn't make sense. Maybe they did that on purpose to mess with peoples heads.

yellowdello said...

my mom and I saw this...

"Home down. If we go quiet it won't be permanent. May the great mother protect her servants in their greatest time of need. She guides our hands."

CREEPY BUT COOL!

--yellowdello

piecesofwork said...

Hey guess, I have a theory here.
Remember on the news at the begining of the movie where they talk about a boat in the harbor that had been detroyed? What if this boat had actually came from the Chuai Station and the monster followed it to the harbor.
That would explain why the monster first came to New York in the first place.

Anonymous said...

hm..funny.

May 22 is the attack.

1-18-08 is the date surrounding everything.

the post on TIDOwave is dated January 17th 2008.
The Tagruato site closed down today (the 18th) under the US seal all of this happened. Project Clover field released on 1-18-08

this means tagruato and TIDOwave are beind the attack.......

the reason 1-18-08 is so important in my opinion is because, from march 23 (or when ever they found the tape) on to 1-18-08 the us gov't was doing their research (not in real life of course) and found something/figured it all out on 1-18-08 that has to do with tagruato and TIDOwave, the monster is still alive and Tagruato im sure has just been shut down by the us and same with TIDO, they discovered something on 1-18-08.....

i have a feeling theres another viral site out there released on 1-17-08 or today, and its a report made by the us government to the people of the us, telling them why these things are happening and advising them what to do. after something like that people dont just say, oh well manhattan was destroyed by an unknown monster im gonna go watch tv.

i hope we find out out whats up in Abrams' world soon. im just saying i think people should start looking for other viral sites.

Siegel225 said...

On The TidoWave site there is a code that when googled comes back to.... Well you check it out

http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/crm00013.htm

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