SimplyAwkward
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Explaining the #Cipher Hunt
Warning, this may contain spoilers if you haven't seen the ending of Gravity Falls or haven't watched the series
Just right after the season finale of "Weirdmageddon part 3: Take back the falls" during the final fight between Bill vs Dipper, Mabel and the rest of gravity falls leading to taking place in the real world and in the mind of Grunkel Stan which resulted of Bill Cipher being erased and turned to Stone. Since the series ended in February left some of the fans thinking but the show offered them One Last Mystery. Five months later on the eve of San Diego Comic Con Alex Hirsch the Creator and Voice actor of Gravity Falls Created a world wide scavenger hunt starting with a revelation of them being right about the real statue of Bill in the ending Credits. Fans used the Caesar Cipher to decode the first message explaining the scavenger hunt and revealed the first clue being located at the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia having the fans to work together in order to find it (which did cross over fandoms for help) The Gravity falls subreddit made this megathread while the fans on twitter made this trending hastag #CipherHunt with this message

THE URBAN LEGEND HAS COME TRUE


CIPHER'S STATUE'S CALLING YOU


THE SECRET MAP IS IN YOUR HAND


TO TRACE THE CLUES ACROSS THE LAND


DONT FORGET ITS ALL FOR PLEASURE


THE HUNT ITSELF'S THE REAL TREASURE


BUT A PRIZE AWAITS FOR THE FIRST ONE THERE


BE SAFE, BE SMART, AND OF COURSE BEWARE

Hirsch took credit of doing the unofficial fan tribute of the scavenger hunt which Disney have nothing to do with and also tweeted out the rules asking fans not to trespass while searching for clues(all clues are located in public areas). keep an eye on their surroundings so they won't go into traffic and hazardous places.
The first two clues have been found in Russia to japan then somewhere in Georgia found a damaged flyer which played a garbled prerecorded message but if played backwards shows a message from Grunkle stan directing to a Nun's Portrait in Rhode island
There was a little snag when the clue was located on the campus of Salve Regina University sending the fans that they are not participating in the hunt
BREAKING NEWS : everyone who joined in on the hunt are making a puzzle of this picture Alex tweeted two days ago and here is what the hunters have so far THE PUZZLE IS ALMOST DONE FOLKS
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But I'm using tumblr for updates
a year ago·Reply
Yeah, Tumblr seems easier lol. Or at least a bit more concise.
a year ago·Reply
I have all social media when this happens I even following hirsch on twitter for more clues
a year ago·Reply
YOU MUST KEEP ME UPDATED.
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