"49 locations"


October 31, 2007

After the crude pumpkin countdown finished, the updated page at Whysoserious.com included a letter from the Joker, instructing participants to take photos of prominent letters at locations nationwide and submit them to the site.

49 locations screenshot

The Game

Scraps of photographs scattered around the desk linked to 49 clues directing participants to numerous US cities. The files followed the format http://www.whysoserious.com/instructionImages/##.gif, starting with 0 and ending in 48. This resulted in 49 locations.

Two of the clues could not be recovered. Their content is as follows:


As the photographs were taken and submitted, letters featured at each location were cropped and inserted into the puzzle page.

After all 49 locations were discovered, the message was revealed to be:

Clicking on this updated page prompted a fire to burn off the first layer, revealing a new photograph of the Joker, as well as new audio of him saying:

Clicking on this photograph redirected the user to Rorysdeathkiss.com.

Additional developments

January 24, 2008

The Joker's organization apparently experienced a tragedy, judging by the addition of a black ribbon to the site.