No one look too closely at this monstrosity. 

An idea that came into my head last night while I was solving parts of the CipherHunt puzzle: A CipherHunt AU! 

In an alternate dimension from ours, Dipper has passed on and been reincarnated in our world, and Bill’s soul has been trapped in the rock he was left in after Weirdmageddon, waiting for Dipper. Bill reaches out and possesses a young man named Alex, urging him to create the show Gravity Falls based on both Alex’s experiences and what really happened in Bill’s far-away past life. Bill then starts the CipherHunt in the hopes of leading Dipper back to him–and it works.