According to Cloverfield Clues, it looks like 2 images have been appearing in peoples e-mail inboxes from tagruato, possibly the whistle blower. The 2 images seem to be screenshots of a Tagruato computer showing some sort of sonar recording of something very large. Check them out.





Related Posts

55 Responses

  1. Ben

    well that kinda makes it official…
    tagruato must be the company that discovers the monster in the first place.
    also, the monster must come from deep in the water

    Reply
  2. SteveMikes

    Did you find this info yourself, admin, or did you find it from the post I left? Just curious, lol.

    Reply
  3. TC

    I saw this posted on another site (don’t remember which)
    The image was larger and clearer….It reminded me of a Lobster.

    Reply
  4. admin

    SteveMikes: I saw it on cloverfield clues then I checked the forum and saw the post.

    Reply
  5. SteveMikes

    This sonar resembles jack shit regarding size and shape. It’s just the heat or something the monster is emitting out around it. Perfect example of this kind of thing, at the start of the American Godzilla (no, I am NOT relating this to “Zilla” , I’m merely using this as an example) they pick up “Zilla” in the water on board the fishing trawler near the start as a big shape much like the one we have on this radar here. It’s next to impossible to guess/see what this thing is from this sonar right here.

    Reply
  6. SteveMikes

    Oh and to admin – OK, fair enough I was just wondering. Sorry for the double post too as I’m sure I could of put this above lol.

    Reply
  7. TKEGoogle

    I don’t know if anyone else has worked with sonar, but that is clearly…Clearly more than one object. In fact, I would put my money that the smaller objects are clusters, not just solid objects.

    Reply
  8. sc_kg

    You know why I love all that hype with this movie? Because on forums- you can find great jokes about it. Just like John’s comment “it’s clearly a lion” and Nicks “Crab-People” (I miss the song btw.)

    If you check out imdb forum- members are still making fun stuff about Cloverfield.

    I love it.

    Reply
  9. WTF?

    Hey, that looks like it’s an edited still of the monster from the trailer (y’know, the scene where the beast walks between the 2 buildings?)! It’s in the same pose and everything! I recognize the head/claw thing. You can watch this for reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLs9MDdz_dg

    But…is “Tagugato” (lawl) just e-mailing this to random people?

    Reply
  10. Chris

    Sonar works by sending sound waves into the water. The sound hits an object and returns. Therefore, you do not a specific picture per se. You can get an idea of its size and shape, but nothing so specific as you can look at it and say “Oh that is clearly a whale/lobster/lion.” You would need someone proficient in reading sonar imagery who can make something of this.

    Reply
  11. Chris

    Sorry to double post, but I’m not sure if anyone noticed this. On the sonar image, if you zoom in and look at the left side along the line running horizontal, you’ll see a small boat shaped image w/ concentric circles. If I understand this correctly, that would be the boat taking the sonar image. I’m not sure if this image is supposed to be to scale w/ the sonar, but if it is, it is absolutely massive.

    Reply
  12. WhySoSerious

    So then it is moving away from the station and coming up the coast??? Or going to attack the station, or has already?? Now would not the US Navy pick this bad up, after all they still probably have the old Iron Curtain Stations still running sonar off the east coast?

    Reply
  13. Kyle.

    Carlos, “Targruato” Is a fictional undersea drilling company within the cloverfield universe. A lot of people seem to believe it is them who discover the monster, or even the “cause” of the monster’s attack.

    Reply
  14. Wes

    The comment above about the sonar image being a school of something got me thinking. Could be that it’s a sonar image of the little critters that they’re picking up. And since big critters like to eat little critters, I’m betting the big critter shows up later for dinner. And maybe dinner is loose in NYC biting people and making them blow up. *shrug* Maybe.

    Reply
  15. WTF?

    IT’S NOT A FRICKIN’ LION. Watch the trailer, read the interview with the director: the facts say it’s NOT a LION. He specifically says “people think I said ‘it’s a lion, it’s huge’ which is a misunderstanding” and Abrams said in a contract with the cast that “you should at no time point to the sky, claim to see a lion, and explain that it is huge.” And to top it off, the creature in the trailer looks REPTILIAN. Besides, this is a sonar image, and sonar images come from underwater, right? Now, why would a LION be under-fuckin’-water, deep in the Atlantic Ocean, when my cat Fluffy won’t even go into the bathtub?! Explain that to me, ’cause I seriously don’t get it.

    It’s. Not. A. LION. If you get that through your heads now, you won’t have to endure the pain of slitting your wrists after you see the movie and find out that the monster is really Godthulhusaurus.

    Reply
  16. WTF?

    I AM a true Cloverfield fan, and that doesn’t make the beast a lion, nor does it make a bad, whored-out “joke” funny.

    Reply
  17. TKEGoogle

    As I affor stated, the sonar image is as I think of a large “item” and of a group, or a few groups of smaller “items”, now as for the boat comment, the sonar is “pinging” out of the center of the screen, so I don’t believe that’s a boat. If this is a bottom dweller, it would have to be able to swim, not just be on the bottom, because this sonar image looks to be from surface level, to about 150ft under water. And as for the “Iron Curtain Stations” yes we still have sonar listening posts underwater, but they are more like underwater microphones that listen, not ping, so unless the monster sounds like a submarine engine, our navy boys wouldn’t even notice it. Sorry for the long post everyone, just trying to help out in the speculation.

    Reply
  18. Groove.

    there are people who do think it’s a lion…

    yep still.

    how thick are they.

    the sonar image must be the monster, right?

    but not enough to give us real details.

    Reply
  19. Shaun of the Dead

    Clearly this is the image of the monster. With about 19 days left before the big day, we should sort to start seeing a whole mess of things start happening with Slusho, Tarugato and TIDOWave. The whole viral marketing is going to really kick into overdrive soon.

    Reply
  20. SteveMikes

    I personally think this all we’re gonna get were the monster is concerned. Perhaps another sonar picture with it bigger as it’s closer or something, or someone saying they’ve seen something odd on one of the sites, but that’ll be it I think.

    Reply
  21. thedarius

    based upon the sonar screen, if it is the creature, then it’s over 1000 meters long. If it is that big, then that takes away all the movie’s credibility.

    Reply
  22. TK

    Everyone will see something in this picture, but it’s just a humongous blip.

    For what it’s worth, the shiny stuff looks like a huge squid. I know that cloverfield has claws, but accoridng to this image it lacks claws.

    What’s wrong with the lion jokes? If people are getting pissed off then the jokes are on the right track 😉

    Reply
  23. admin

    Jo: The movie doesn’t come out January 18th all over the world, it could be a promo from a country other than the US. So it’s not a mistake.

    Reply
  24. marythelion

    I hope it opens the 18th on midnight in my town! 😀

    And OMFG that Lion pic in the radar? Its my new desktop! Fuckin GENIUS! LMFAO! I laughed my ASS off when I opened it!

    And to the guy who said “If the lion jokes are pissin people off, they are doing their job” no KIDDING! Whoreing out jokes…come on! We have a few weeks till showtime! Troops are gettin restless! Lighten UP! Everyone knows this movie is not about a LION! HA HA HA! Jokes on you man!

    Reply
  25. Chris

    Quick question. Has anyone attempted to translate the japanese words on the various “tabs” at the top of the pictures? Since only two of the tabs are in english (“STAT” and “VIEWER”), maybe the other three have some clues we can work on.

    Reply
  26. Austin

    deBish, nice gif. looks to me like something is possibly ascending from depth. it doesnt move at all in either of the x or y axis but whatever it is does seem to have some sort of serious z depth to it. i dont think i would have noticed it so quickly with out the gif.

    yes, i know the x & y values on the bottom right change, but if you take a look at a reference point on the (i’ll call it blob for sake of argument) i look at the area that is more white in the area 2 rings up and slightly to the right of center of the sonar screen, it doesn’t move between the 2 images, it gets some green highlight around it, but it doesnt change location. check deBish’s gif also, interestingly, the date these images were supposedly taken was 12-18-07 1 month to the day of release…

    Reply
  27. marythelion

    Nice Job Debish…but I thoroughly put my drink down, expecting a lion to POP out at me as I drank… lol. Like that ole…turn up your speakers get close to your monitor to see and hear the ghost! 😀

    Hey..Happy New Year everyone! 18 days!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  28. The Anonymous One

    WHAT THE “CLOVERFIELD” MOVIE IS *REALLY* ALL ABOUT

    (Split up into 5 sections, so as to decrease boredom and eye-strain. Your welcome in advance. ?The Anonymous One)

    (WARNING: the following, despite it all being my own, uneducated, and frankly whimsical guesses which could end up proving wildly inaccurate…might be somehwat, or even wholly accurate after all, and therefore could be interpreted as SPOILERISH material. Read at your own risk, please.)

    PREMISE: THE PLOT OF THE MOVIE “CLOVERFIELD” IS NOT ACTUALLY SOLELY OF A “MONSTER ATTACK”, BUT OF A “MONSTER INVASION”, DELIBERATELY MASTERMINDED BY AN EVIL BUSINESS ENTITY THAT INTENDS TO CONQUER THE WORLD, BY LAUNCHING MONSTER ATTACKS FROM OCEAN-SITUATED PLATFORMS STATIONED ACROSS THE GLOBE, AND THAT HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY DISGUISED AS BENIGN OIL-DRILLING RIGS.

    I. Tagruato Knows Exactly What Caused The Sonar Signature.

    Hmm…it’s obvious now, that Tagruato knows for certain that there’s something incredibly large and mobile moving in the ocean, and it’s a safe bet that it’s no man-made submarine (I’m just guessing here, but I don’t think even the largest nuclear submarine would leave a sonar signature like that).

    The fact that Tagruato has picked up the sonar signal…and has kept their discovery secret, rather than announcing their discovery to the world, as would anybody who wants to either get international media attention, or (at the very least) warn the world…heavily suggests to me that whatever caused this sonar signature (the monster…or monsters, even?), has not only been identified by Tagruato…but is Tagruato’s own, deliberately created, and deliberately funded “pet” project (pun intended).

    Reply
  29. The Anonymous One

    II. The Reason The Movie Is Named “Cloverfield”

    One thing I’ve noticed as of late, is that everybody keeps on focusing on the monster: but I think we all can agree that if this movie was simply another “Godzilla” monster-movie, with the monster as the star, then the movie title itself should at least have reflected that, with a catchy-sounding “monster” name (i.e. “Cthuzilla”, or even “Monstrous”, as was hinted at some time ago).

    So why name this movie “Cloverfield” instead?

    The second trailer gives a very powerful hint: the U.S. government itself designates the monster attack on NYC at “Cloverfield”.

    There is one other notable “Cloverfield” in U.S. government/military-related history, which everyone seems to have forgotten about, even though it was brought up when the first trailer for the movie was released:

    So, the previous “Cloverfield” was all about disguises, facades, fooling others into thinking that a facility manufacturing military machines was non-existent, or, at least, was a mere, non-threatening piece of real estate.

    So…I infer that this upcoming movie was named “Cloverfield” by Matt Reeves (and, in the script, the monster attack was named same by the U.S. government), in honor of that Santa Monica airstrip.

    So, what’s being disguised in the movie? Why not particular locations, that appear as if they are being used for one purpose, but are really being used for something else? Why not locations, such as oil-rig platforms out in the ocean? Oil-rig platforms, that are not really oil-drilling rigs at all, so much as “missile”-launching platforms…except, in this case, the “missiles” are monsters?

    Translation: this is not a mere “monster” movie: rather, I now fully expect it to be a “monster invasion” movie. Meaning that the monster attack at NYC was not an accident or runaway experiment: the creature (or creatures, even) was deliberately sent there, with the full, completely premeditated intention of destroying America’s most famous city…and more.

    Reply
  30. The Anonymous One

    III. The Mastermind Behind the Invasion

    So, who’s the evil mastermind behind this invasion?

    Let’s see, now: moviegoers are bored to death nowadays with “aliens from outer space” movies; I personally rule out “Cthulhu” or similarly mystical forces because my gut feeling tells me that, based on everything we’ve seen from the trailers so far, the manner of NYC’s destruction just wouldn’t fit the mystical or semi-mystical “Cthulhu” style; and our video stores are overflowing with horror films about the U.S. military creating and accidentally allowing to escape all sorts of monstrous nasties (zombies, viruses, piranhas, blobs, robots, nanites, ad nauseum).

    Ah, but, as our nation’s collective bogeymen were the Nazis in WW2, and the Soviets in the Cold War, our current generation’s villains tend to spring from two general groups: terrorists, and giant, evil corporations.

    For this particular movie, I’ve ruled out terrorists as the culprit for the monster. Especially since it’s become blatantly obvious by now who the guilty party really is: Tagruato.

    Look at all of the information we’ve learned about Tagruato so far, from its main website alone:

    -The CEO, as shown from his news interviews, it incredibly arrogant and obviously underhanded (was it his possible ingestion of the infamous ?sea nectar? that warped his mind to the point of his envisioning and preparing for world conquest? We shall see?);

    -The corporation is involved with both (presumably radical and unethical) scientific research and experimentation, and using unethical means to both retain and expand its power (i.e. getting the employees addicted to slusho, and silencing dissenters);

    -The corporation has recently become incredibly ambitious, including having just bought a whole new fleet of oil tankers, and (most interestingly) launching a satellite into outer space (who knows what the actual payload is? And isn’t it peculiar who the CEO was willing to take the risk to launch it on schedule despite bad weather conditions?); and

    -The Whistle Blower’s message revealing that the newest Tagruato oil-drilling rig hasn’t found any oil at all (it would have been phenomenally stupid for a company as big and technology-driven as Tagruato to have invested into such a huge, multi-million dollar project without having researched that area of the sea floor to make sure there was oil there to be found and obtained…if the corporation meant for the drilling rig to be used for acquiring oil in the first place).

    All of these tidbits point the way towards a startling conclusion, in my mind: Tagruato intends to conquer the world.

    Reply
  31. The Anonymous One

    IV. “Godzilla” Origins Turned 360 Degrees

    “Godzilla” fans know how the famous kaiju movie monster was first created: in the original 1954 film of the same name. The monster was originally a dinosaur adapted to living in the ocean, and had been hibernating for millions of years: the United States’ atomic bomb tests in the Pacific Ocean not only woke it up, but had mutated it so that it both grew in size and developed all the radioactive powers it possesses today (i.e. radioactive breath, incredible strength and durability, and amazing regenerative powers). Ultimately, Godzilla was (and continues to be) a symbol of Japan’s (and the world’s) fear of the power and misuse of nuclear weapons (a ‘la Hiroshima and Nagasaki).

    So, if my inference is correct, and Tagruato is the mastermind behind the monster(s), then I salute Mr. Reeves for this ironic take on the Godzilla mythos: instead of the United States being the culprit for the monster’s origins this time, it’s the reverse. The Japanese, privately-owned business entity, Tagruato, has unleashed the beast…and, unlike the original Godzilla movie, it appears to me that the corporation created the monster(s) deliberately and with dire purpose: to attack the United States. And thus is reflected our current world’s fears of evil corporations and big business stretching across the globe and exploiting the masses…Big Oil, in particular…and also, deliciously combined with our current era’s bogeyman-fears of biotech and genetic research all gone horribly, horribly wrong.

    One could argue that Tagruato, with its vast financial resources, could have bought (or developed by itself) nuclear weapons instead, like in a standard James Bond film, but I disagree. Nuclear weapons leave nasty fallout (rendering a conquered territory useless), and radioactive winds and nuclear winter can travel all across the globe.

    In contrast, I believe that it would not be beyond Tagruato’s foresight and capabilities to have already developed (prior to invasion) some means of controlling the monsters it’s created (i.e. shortened DNA telomerase chains so the monsters die anyway in a short period of time; control-pheromones; vaccines; or perhaps even the recently-launched satellite is a factor?), once they’re done destroying enemy cities…with no fallout, to boot!

    Reply
  32. The Anonymous One

    V. Worldwide Conquest–And “Cloverfield” Sequels–A Serious Possibility

    Let’s not forget, that Tagruato has more than one oil-drilling rig: it has several, set up all over the world.

    There is the possibility that the oil rig nearest to NYC was the only one solely intended for monster-rearing purposes (hence explaining the financial report revealing that said rig had found no oil). However, if Tagruato’s involvement in the creation and release of the monster was not pure accident, and was in fact a deliberate measure, as I hypothesize…then it would hardly be a world-conquering act, to attack and destroy NYC alone.

    Instead, if Tagruato had been planning for world conquest for years, then why not set up oil-rig platforms all over the world, in preparation for the release of monsters all over the earth, in one overwhelming, global invasion?

    To help preserve the image to the public that Tagruato is merely a benign corporate entity, it would not be at all surprising to find that (save for the NYC oil-rig, apparently), the Tagruato oil-drilling platforms really *are* drilling for oil (it would certainly help fund the company?s investing in bio-tech research?). It could even be the case, that the corporation?s earliest oil-rigs were designed just for that purpose, with no deceptive intentions in the first place.

    Nonetheless, once Tagruato started to investigate all of the marvelous bio-mutagenic properties of sea nectar…and started to consider the real possibility of world conquest…well…then it becomes a far more likely scenario, that not only were the newer oil-rigs designed to be monster-launching platforms, but the older rigs were re-designed to accommodate monster-launching procedures as well.

    And the new fleet of oil tankers would certainly help in such a massive mission of conquest, wouldn’t it? Either the oil tankers are used to transport the monsters directly to the port of major cities across the globe (either the monster is small enough to fit inside said tankers, or perhaps the tankers transport sea nectar or similar substance that, once the tankers reach port, is “activated” somehow, and transforms it into a monster, that then proceeds to break out of the tanker to wreak havoc), or perhaps the tankers are used to leave a “scent trail” (maybe of sea nectar?), that the monsters (created and kept at the oil-rig platforms out at sea) then irresistibly follow, until the tankers reach the port of the city to be destroyed.

    Implications: the first “Cloverfield” movie may focus on NYC’s destruction…but NYC may not be the only city to be attacked by Tagruato’s monstrous creations. Perhaps the hand-held camera tape the U.S. government found, is but one civilian?s recording of the destruction of one major city…out of many other major cities (with harbors and ports) across the globe that had Tagruato oil tankers releasing monsters to wreak havoc upon them.

    Translation: “Cloverfield” may end up not being a mere stand-alone movie…perhaps there will be an ending shot at the end of the film, showing (or implying) that Tagruato oil tankers have stationed themselves all over the world, and will (or have already) unleashed their horrific, gargantuan cargo. Meaning humanity is toast. Or will be, if it doesn’t fight back against both the monsters, and the evil business corporation that spawned them. Meaning the possibility for movie sequels are endless. Which, perhaps, Mr. Reeves had intended all along…

    CONCLUSION: DUE TO INFORMATION AND EVIDENCE GLEANED FROM PREVIOUS RELEASES OF TRAILERS, WEB SITE UPDATES, AND OTHER VIRAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN DEVICES, ONE CAN CONCLUDE, THAT THE “CLOVERFIELD” MOVIE WILL BE A ?MONSTER INVASION? FILM HIGHLIGHTING AN EVIL BUSINESS ENTITY’S (LIKELY SUCCESSFUL) ATTEMPT TO TAKE OVER THE EARTH, BY CREATING AND HOUSING MONSTERS AT MONSTER-LAUNCHING PLATFORMS DISGUISED AS OIL-DRILLING RIGS STATIONED ALL OVER THE GLOBE, AND THEN SUBSEQUENTLY TRANSPORTING SAID MONSTERS (VIA MASSIVE OIL TANKERS) TO THE PORTS OF MAJOR CITIES ALL OVER THE WORLD TO BE RELEASED AND WREAK HAVOC UPON THE URBAN POPULACES.

    IMPLIED, IS THE ADDITIONAL CONLCUSION, THAT ANY SEQUELS TO THIS MOVIE (IF ANY) WILL MOST LIKELY REGARD HUMANITY’S ATTEMPT TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE MONSTER-SCOURGE, AND THE MEGALOMANIACAL MASTERS THAT SPAWNED THEM. THEREFORE, A “CLOVERFIELD” MOVIE TRILOGY, OR PERHAPS EVEN A SERIES, BOTH IN FILM AND ON TELEVISION, IS NOT AN UNLIKELY SIGHT TO SEE IN THE NEAR FUTURE…

    (P.S. Of course, I repeat, that I may very well be completely wrong about this. For which, if that turns out to be the case, I duly apologize in advance to my fellow fans of this upcoming film, for accidentally pulling our collective chains. Regardless, thank you Mr. Reeves, for giving us the most revolutionary viral marketing campaign I had ever seen. I have every bit of faith in you, in your delivering to us one of the very greatest films?and likely the single greatest science fiction film?of 2008.)

    (P.P.S. If anyone cares to use parts of all of the essay above, feel free to do so. I hereby fully relinquish any and all credit for it; if any ownership credits should be attached, I transfer it all to the owner and administrator of this Cloverfield News website, in appreciation for his establishing such a wonderful website that I have enjoyed perusing through since its inception. Thanks a bunch, admin. And thank you, fellow movie fans, for fanning the flames of speculation and rumor-mill fun. –The Anonymous One)

    Reply
  33. The Anonymous One

    REVISIONS:

    My apologies for the following errors, and omissions:

    Section II *should* have read:

    The second trailer gives a very powerful hint: the U.S. government itself designates the monster attack on NYC as ?Cloverfield?.

    There is one other notable ?Cloverfield? in U.S. government/military-related history, which everyone seems to have forgotten about, even though it was brought up when the first trailer for the movie was released:

    http://www.militarymuseum.org/CloverField.html
    or
    http://www.militarymuseum.org/CloverField.html

    Section III should have read:

    -The corporation has recently become incredibly ambitious, including having just bought a whole new fleet of oil tankers, and (most interestingly) launching a satellite into outer space (who knows what the actual payload is? And isn?t it peculiar how the CEO was willing to take the risk to launch it on schedule despite bad weather conditions?); and

    Section IV should have read:

    ?Godzilla? fans know how the famous kaiju movie monster was first created in the original 1954 film of the same name.

    My apologies for my butchery of English grammar. Please feel free to point out and correct any other errors or omissions I may have made in my haste.

    Reply
  34. deBish

    Interesting premise/argument oh Anonymous one, but I don’t buy the controlled attack idea. I don’t think that Tag will have any control over something this large, as evidenced by the destroyed tanker bearing the Tag logo on it.

    That and you don’t ‘take over the world’ by destroying it, but by capturing sections of it and keeping it’s assets (buildings, infrastructure, people) as intact as possible. Thus nuclear weapons aren’t invasion weapons, but punitive ones. The Cloverfield monster is far more punative than pre-invasive. IMHO

    Reply
  35. Demosthenes

    Well.. considering the tagruato site, it can’t be Cthulhu. Cthulhu is based in the southern atlantic. Funny enough, at the coords given by Lovecraft, a mysterious sound was recorded by scientist (decades after) of an unknown but huge creature at unknown depths.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.