Only 3 more letters from Levi Gudmundson were received today after 3 yesterday and 11 the day before, but today was a big day in the world of tracking Shone.
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s l o w l y n o w. BREATHE.
breathing (is important, most especially
when you do nOt know what is
the notes follow me
now let,s see…
so, here we are. back in the present.
the lights are fading. becoming distant.
Someone who got a monster print noticed there might be some writing beside the little critter. It looks like it says OH DEAR FORGIVE ME. Shone uploaded the photo to their Facebook; someone played with the color to make the scratchy writing more visible, and here’s a close up of that part of the photo.
Levi tweeted “coordinate your coordinates” and I’m not sure we were able to come up with just what he meant, but there was a brief push to get someone to go to the return address from the letters. There’s a bowling alley there, a studio and a MediaZone. We wanted someone to check box #270 (the return address) to see if there’s something there, since in the video last night, capital letters (and Morse code) spelled out TELL THE WORLD in a hint about giving someone a gift and sharing it. We then found out they closed at 1 (it was after 1) and are closed tomorrow. We thought maybe there’s something at the bowling alley, so I called asking for Levi Gudmundson and/or Shone. The girl had no idea what I was talking about.
I was going back through artist Matthew Reid’s blog (he created the monster in that print) and found a photo of him leaning against the car next to the door in last night’s video:
Later, someone found a photo from that very shoot:
It was posted by Dan Navetta (former member of The Movielife) of ApKmedia with the caption “back in ny after 4 days of Directing a bizarre project in the desert. so good to be home and clean.” It was posted last December. “Matthew Reid” and “Shone” are both tags on his post, which means that Shone has been in the works for a year at the very least. The video was shot in Bombay Beach, CA.
On January 9, 2011, Matthew Reid posted this: “In the near future I have an opening coming up, as well as more on that “super secret” project that you know nothing about!!!” That could be when he first got involved, which would make this something that’s been in the works for two years.
On June 13, 2011, Matthew Reid posted this: “I let Poughkeepsie at 4am, had a top secret meeting in the city the next day. I made some new Friends that night and I am looking forward to working with them (That’s all I can say for now.)” Friends with a capital F is something we’ve seen in this campaign, perhaps this was when he first got involved. There’s no way we can prove either of these is related, though.
We do know he was out in the desert with Dan last December, though.
Dan’s post was December 14, 2011. On December 15, 2011, Matthew Reid has this to say, and this photo: “Oh, and here is a random photograph from my recent top secret mission to the desert!”
The dates match up, this was him out there in CA with Dan. ApK tweeted: Sleep deprivation, full lunar eclipse, salton sea, long drives, Mojave desert, spotify, , ,orig videos on December 10. Matthew tweeted about it the next day. Bingo.
Confirmed at 12:53am: Brian Lane is the creepy clown. Here he is on stilts in a picture posted on Facebook on December 10, 2011.
This is a big, big project that has been over a year in the making.