The new season of Stranger Things, a show whose last season released more than a year ago, isn’t set to arrive on Netflix until next summer. This wait has made the series’ fans so ravenous for new information that they’ve started trying to gather facts from any possible source, including the 19th century’s favorite streaming media format, Morse code. Most enticing for real Chief Hopper-heads is a Stranger Things tie-in book, which has been pored over by the internet in short order. In what may look to neophytes like a simple homage to Eleven’s use of Morse code throughout the show, pages from the book contain dots and dashes that, it turns out, reveal hidden messages that can be decoded with an included signal guide. The enterprising users of r/StrangerThings soon realized that translating the book’s Morse code revealed short, seemingly nonsensical sentences. Arranged in order, they assemble this little poem: “the week is long the silver cat feeds when blue and yellow meet in the west a trip to china sounds nice if you tread lightly” While the resulting words aren’t going to win any literary prizes, Reddit has been unpacking these clues with all the fervor that you’d expect from Reddit. So far, the sentences could work if read backward, hint at time-bending shenanigans, or have something to do with a clock with blue and yellow hands shown in a teaser, as seen below. There is, unfortunately, no word yet on whether the whole thing is just the… [Read full story]
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