Using the accumulated clues gathered from the puzzle and the additional clues Alex gave us, several hunters figured out the location of the next clue was near the corner of Rodney and Tillamok street in Portland, Oregon.
Zeke here! Found the gnome thanks to this tweet!https://twitter.com/generalhstrash/status/757773923136122880 (Thank you puzzle people!) Gnome was near the corner of Rodney and Tillamok streets in Portland, OR. I saw it on private property and stood around thinking if I should just go look at it. Someone who knows Alex asked me if I was looking for a gnome, I said yes, but didn’t know if I should. He said he knew it was ok, so I went and grabbed it. I will post more pictures and details as soon as fast as I can type, scan, drag and drop.
To the redwoods you now must race
If you’re Confused it’s the right place
The giftshop is not too far
The password to buy the Eyeball jar
Fans remembered that Hirsch and the Gravity Falls crew once visited Confusion Hill in northern California; A tourist trap not unlike the Mystery Shack.
The place opens at 10am PDT, so it wasn’t until the morning that hunters could move forward.
When the puzzle clue was first discovered it also came with a stack of Stan bucks with a word written in invisible ink on the back: ‘FILBRICK.’ Giving out this password gave you the means to buy the jar of eyeballs at Confusion Hill’s gift shop.
WHERE HAS MY GRUNKLE GONE?/ TO STANLEY IN ST. IN OREGON/ A TELEPHONE POLE IS WHERE HE’S AT/ WHY’D HE HAVE TO BOLT LIKE THAT?
There is more than one “Stanley street”, but it was most likely the one in Amity, Oregon. The search was lasting longer than expected, so Alex tweeted out some more hints:
ROGER TOFTE KNOWS THE PLACE
BEHIND A SIGN BURIED AT THE BASE
NEAR PA’S LAUNDRY ON A HILL
“HERE LIE THE BONES OF A MAN NAMED BILL”
This clue lead to The Enchanted Forest in Turner, Oregon. (Which also happens to be Alex’s favorite tourist trap.) One enthusiastic familyraced over there recording the whole while. Which is fun to watch even if they were beaten out by someone else.
RETURN TO WHERE IT
ALL BEGAN/ THE FINAL
PIECE IS IN YOUR HAND
THE PARCHMENT CAN
BE SUCH A TEASE/
The ripped up map bit does in fact fit with the FIRST clue Alex tweeted out!
This feels like the last clue of Cipher Hunt. And with hunters across the web trying to figure out where exactly the corner map is depicting, it looks to be a long night of theorizing. Certainly with the sun down no one’s going anywhere tonight.
Reward for physical puzzle’s completion: Alex will put Gravity Falls original unaired pilot online! We’ve only managed to see clips of the pilot throughout the years so this is our greatest chance of getting the whole thing!
Reward for digital puzzle’s completion: Deleted scenes from the show! (DONE!)
Some people are saying that Grunkle Stan is the grunkle who’s missing, but the last verse of the clue’s poem makes me think otherwise. Stanley has been the one giving us hints this whole time, so why would HE be the one to leave so suddenly? I mean, that sort of sounds like a reasonable question, “why would he leave when he’s been helping us?” However, with the “Bill is possessing Stan” theory going on, I think it’s more reasonable to say that Ford is the one who’s randomly disappeared.