Observation #1

Doctor's Memo

Observation #1

Dr. Oliver mentions administering morphine to Isabella for pain...

  • What kind of pain is she in that requires morphine? Cramps, atrophy-related...?

Observation #2

Why must Isabella's condition be kept a secret?

Observation #3

What is considered "the right time" to inform others?

Observation #4

The blue and yellow colors overlap at points to make green. When reading the words in those green areas, a message is revealed:

  • "A STEADY HOLD ON HER CONDITION. WE DO NOT EXPECT HER TO RECOVER."

Grace's Instructions

Observation #1

Assuming the symbols at the bottom of the letter from Grace spell her name, you learn the symbols for G, R, A, C, E. These can be applied to the practice sheet. The rest can be deduced by looking at what the word as a whole could possibly be in the English alphabet.

Observation #2 → Solution

  • RITE OF SAGE STAIN
  • ORIENT SAGE TO CENTER OF ROOM
  • IGNITE ONE END OF SAGE
  • ROTATE SMOKE TO SAGE STAIN ENTIRE AREA
  • REPEAT FOR ALL ROOMS
  • STOP SMOKE AND PLACE SAGE IN POT OR TIN
  • FEEL PEACE

Letter from Grace

Observation #1

According to this letter, Isabella, Grace's granddaughter, was kidnapped, tortured, and returned to her.

  • The ordeal was so traumatic, it caused Isabella to become catatonic.

Observation #2

Grace tells us she's met us before, in a "dream space". She believes we can help with her granddaughter, Isabella.

Observation #3

Grace speaks of a "faceless evil".

  • Is she referring to an evil in the woods, the evil that took Isabella?

Observation #4

The symbols at the bottom of the letter can be assumed to spell out "GRACE", which can be used toward decoding the "spirit alphabet".

Moon Pendant

Observation #1

The moon pendant was given to us by Grace. She believes if we habitually wear it to bed, we will be able to meet with her in the "dream space".

Sage Bundle

Observation #1

The sage bundle was given to us by Grace. She intended for us to cleanse and purify the air of our surroundings.

Scanned Diary Pages

Observation #1

The diary pages belong to that of Isabella.

Observation #2

Isabella mentions writing by candlelight.

  • Do they not have electricity?
  • Is it just because they live out in the woods and can't get power that far out, or is it because of the "lightning" Grace "fears" mentioned in the blog?

Observation #3

Why was Isabella only taken into town a few times, even before the incident? Why was she so sheltered from the outside world?

  • Is town far from where she lives?
  • Is she kept sheltered by Grace, her grandmother, for some secret reason?

Observation #4

The symbols on the second page translate to "PROTECTION". This is the password for the locked "Sage" blog.

Tree Rubbing

Observation #1

According to the letter from Grace, these rubbings were created by Isabella in an attempt to communicate with the wood spirits.

Observation #2

This code is cracked using the semaphore (flag) code.

Observation #3 → Solution

  • YOU LIKE SAMHAIN GIFT I MADE FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY YOU MY ONLY FRIEND

Observation #1

This is a blog site created by Isabella and her friend, Kayla.

Observation #2

Kayla mentions getting lost repeatedly while trying to find Isabella's house - coming back to where she'd started, driving toward a light that would suddenly change location.

  • Does Grace have the house under some sort of protective cloaking spell? If so, why?
  • According to the "Concealment" blog, a "bone star", which Kayla saw, can conceal a particular path or road from someone wishing harm. Why would it conceal the path from Kayla?

Spirit Alphabet Practice

Observation #1

Assuming the symbols at the bottom of the letter from Grace in Episode 1 spell her name, you learn the symbols for G, R, A, C, E. These can be applied to the practice sheet. The rest can be deduced by looking at what the word as a whole could possibly be in the English alphabet.

Observation #2 → Solution

  • STRONG PLANTS ARE GOT IN MOONLIT FIELDS NEAR MOONLIT TREES
  • DONT STEP IN A STREAM IF A LEAP CAN DO
  • GOOD TIDINGS IN A POCKET ROCK
  • TEA KETTLE TEA KETTLE KINGSET SAID

Sage

Password

protection

Observation #1

The Blue House Passage

Observation #1

This is a fictional story that seems to relate to Isabella's situation of being ill.

Doctor's Memo

Observation #1

Once again, the memo is printed in colored overlays.

Observation #2

The hidden message in this memo reads:

  • "I WOULD TRADE STRENGTH FOR FREEDOM."

Observation #3

In this memo, Dr. Oliver speaks of placing Isabella on a new medication which will supposedly help her.

Observation #4

The anchoress Dr. Oliver refers to is Julian of Norwich, who fell ill and became delusional with visions on her deathbed before making a miraculous recovery.

Doctor's Photo

Observation #1

Grace took this picture using a pinhole camera and a prism.

  • It would appear the good doctor has a demon inside him and is not as good-intentioned as he would like Grace to believe.

Enchanted Paper

Observation #1

This is a gift bestowed upon us from Grace.

Observation #2

It is representative of the soil and is meant to be used in the ritual described in Grace's accompanying letter.

  • When placed in a bowl of water, per Grace's instructions, most of the paper will dissolve, leaving only the robin.
  • "ROBIN" is the password for the "Dreams Part 2" blog.

Feather

Observation #1

This is a gift bestowed upon us from Grace.

Observation #2

It is representative of the sky and is to be used in the ritual described in Grace's accompanying letter.

Letter from Grace

Observation #1

In this letter, Grace expresses her animosity toward Dr. Oliver, after having taken his picture through a prism.

Observation #2

Grace speaks of someone who can help us. Someone who has answers but is where there is "lightning" and she is not willing to, but we can.

  • Who is this person?

Observation #3

Grace refers to three elements: soil, sky, and sea.

  • Soil = enchanted paper
  • Sky = feather
  • Sea = water

Prism

Observation #1

This is a gift bestowed upon us from Grace, so that we may see things that aren't visible to the naked eye.

Scanned Diary Pages

Observation #1

The sign language at the top of the first page translates to:

  • "A TEST"

Observation #2

The semaphore (flag) code translates to:

  • "ARAWN"

Observation #3

Who or what is Arawn?

Observation #4

Could this be the "friend" Isabella was communicating with in the woods?

Observation #5

Isabella talks about her dreams. This is hinting at which password-protected blog we can now access on the website: "Dreams Part 2".

Spirit Alphabet Note

Observation #1

The message translates to:

  • "HUSH DEAR BABY. HEAR THE RAIN. HUSH AND SLEEP. BE CALM AGAIN."

Observation #2

The numbers found in the "Dreams Part 2" blog can be applied to this note.

  • Shift each letter in the decoded message backward the appropriate number following the sequence found in the blog.

Observation #3

The shifted message reads:

  • "KAYLA I MISS YOU PLEASE YARROW KEY IS SUMMERTIME HELP ME."

Dreams Part 2

Password

robin

Observation #1

In this blog entry, there is a hidden number code. These numbers can be applied to the spirit alphabet note.

Observation #2

The audio at the bottom of this blog is a distorted version of the lullaby on the spirit alphabet note.

  • At the ending of the recording, a menacing voice is heard yelling, "GO AWAY!"

Yarrow

Password

summertime

Observation #1

By crossing out all of the backward "Kayla"s, a message is revealed. It must be read right to left, bottom to top.

Observation #2

The message reads:

  • "I CAN'T STAY PLEASE HELP ME SOUL HELP BODY WITHOUT HOLLOW HELP CAN YOU HEAR ME PLEASE HELP."

Observation #1

Black Candle

Observation #1

Light this candle and hold it up to the shadow vista at the correct position after having placed the pieces correctly to reveal an image.

Doctor's Memo

Observation #1

Maybe the doctor is like Isabella in the beginning stages of her possession.

  • He is not aware of something being inside of him, writing hidden messages and taking him on "sleepwalking" adventures at night.

Observation #2

There is a green triangle (the same color that held hidden messages in Episodes 1 and 2).

Observation #3

By placing the triangular tip of the prism from Episode 2 over the green triangle and looking from the correct angles, two messages can be read.

  • "I need the life of Grace"
  • "I want to hurt myself"

Door Rubbing

Observation #1

This is a rubbing Grace made of the message carved into her door. It is a semaphore code, same as the tree rubbing from Episode 1.

Observation #2

The decoded message reads:

  • "NOT LONG NOW"

Journey to the Mountaintop

Observation #1

This excerpt reveals the correct positions in which to place the vista shadow cutouts.

Letter from Grace

Observation #1

Grace mentions a message carved in her door. She has sent us a rubbing.

Observation #2

Grace, again, expresses her disdain for the good doctor, only allowing him to continue "treating" Isabella to avoid invoking his suspicion.

Observation #3

Grace speaks of the utensils she sent us in this package and their intended uses.

Observation #4

In this letter, Grace gives us a hint as to which blog on the website can be accessed this episode.

Observation #5

The password-protected blog is:

  • Rosemary

Letter from Kayla

Observation #1

This is a letter written by Kayla in an attempt to reach out to Grace. Grace never read the letter and sent it straight to us.

Observation #2

In this letter, Kayla reveals that the hidden messages on the password-protected blogs are, indeed, from Isabella.

Scanned Diary Pages

Observation #1

At one point, Isabella refers to herself in the third person before scratching the word out and correcting herself.

  • Were the pages written after she began being possessed?

Observation #2

The handwriting is sloppier and rushed, as if written by someone inhabiting Isabella's body.

Observation #3

Isabella once again references "Arawn", her special friend.

Observation #4

Isabella wrote a quote from the last line of "The Blue House" excerpt from Episode 1.

  • "The moon was a big white hole in the sky."
  • This sentence is used in solving the code in a hidden page on the website.

Shadow Vista

Observation #1

Following the order provided in the "Journey to the Mountaintop" excerpt, place the cutouts on the mountain as follows:

  • The bird with the pale beak
  • The animal with the bushy tail
  • The dark bird
  • The oak tree branch

Observation #2

Holding the lit black candle to the bottom point of the mountain, the shape of a deer will appear.

Observation #3

"Deer" is the password for the password-protected blog entry we can access this episode.

Twine + Beads

Observation #1

Grace says the twine was imbued with rosemary.

  • "Rosemary" is the password-protected blog we can access this episode.

Rosemary

Password

deer

Observation #1

The Blue House Passage

Observation #1

On the second page of the accompanying scanned diary pages, there is a copy of this passage. Three words are scratched out.

  • They can be found on this page: "defeat the dark".

Doctor's Memo

Observation #1

It would appear Grace has finally terminated the doctor's services.

Observation #2

This memo follows suit with the memo from Episode 3. This time, there are 2 green triangles. Use the same method as before, placing the prism from Episode 2 on these triangles to reveal hidden messages.

Observation #3

The first triangle is in the upper-right corner.

Observation #4

The hidden message reads:

  • "Will devour. You all. Darkness."

Observation #5

The second triangle is over the last word of the last paragraph.

Observation #6

The hidden message reads:

  • "Stop me. Nothing. You can do will."

Iron Nail

Observation #1

This is to be used in the hex-banishing ritual.

Letter from Grace

Observation #1

In this letter, Grace speaks of using stronger magic to expel the demon from the doctor in hopes that he will be able to truly return Isabella to her.

Observation #2

Grace mentions "ancient maledictions".

  • "Maledictions" is the password-protected blog entry we can access this episode.

Letter from Kayla

Observation #1

Kayla finally reveals that she is at fault for Isabella's possession. When Isabella removed the knotted twine bracelet in order to wear Kayla's gift, she became susceptible to the darkness.

Scanned Diary Pages

Observation #1

On the second page, there is a copy of "The Blue House" passage we received. Three words are scratched out. They can be discovered on the original.

Spell Instructions

Observation #1

Using the spirit alphabet to decode, the instructions read:

  • BANISHING HEX
  • Place token in target's hand inside glass jar with lid.
  • Pour water from cupped palms into jar three times.
  • Seal jar and place outside for full cycle of the sun and moon.
  • Then recite over graveyard earth, "Come denizens of the dead earth. Expel the poison and quell its power."
  • Add earth to water.
  • Seal lid on jar.
  • With strong nail, inscribe name of target onto black candle.
  • Drip wax onto the jar lid and recite, "Come denizens of the realm of flame."
  • Seal the wickedness and keep it fast.
  • Dig in ground and place within, then recite, "Come denizens of the living earth."
  • Banish the evil and let it be no more.
  • Cover jar with earth.

Vial of Dirt

Observation #1

This is to be used in the hex banishing ritual.

Observation #2

After adding the dirt to water, the water will turn red. The color will become more prominent when the dirt settles.

  • "Red" is the password for the password-protected blog we can access this episode.

Maledictions

Password

red

Observation #1

After comparing the scratched-out words at the bottom of the second scanned diary page to the passage from "The Blue House", the words "defeat the dark" will be clarified.

  • This phrase can be found in this blog.

Observation #2

Clicking on the phrase "defeat the dark" will reveal a hidden puzzle. While it may appear as the puzzle from the "Yarrow" blog at first, it will turn into a black screen with a semaphore code that somehow loops around and around when you scroll either up or down to the edge of the page.

Observation #3

The decoded message reads:

  • I AM THE GLEAMING DARKNESS THAT DEVOURS YOU WILL KNOW ME AND DESPAIR NOT FOR IN MY HOLLOW LAND THERE IS NO LIGHT THAT SHINES WILL DISPEL ME FROM THE ENDLESS LABYRINTH THAT ENCIRCLES ALL FOR IN MY HOLLOW LAND

Observation #1

Cicada Talisman

Observation #1

This talisman is a gift from Grace.

Fireproof Dish

Observation #1

This is meant to be used with the spell to invoke Isabella's True Name.

Observation #2

Place the sage from Episode 1 into the dish.

Observation #3

Use the black candle from Episode 3 to light the sage.

Observation #4

Place the piece of lace onto the lit sage.

Observation #5

Hold the tree symbol at the bottom of the spell instructions over the flame of the black candle.

  • The ink will fade to reveal an upside-down "pi"-looking symbol.
  • This symbol is from the ancient alphabet Ogham.
  • The symbol means "Dair". This is Isabella's True Name.

Letter from Grace

Observation #1

In this letter, Grace reveals that Dr. Oliver has passed.

Observation #2

Grace speaks of freeing Isabella's spirit but not liking the outcome of the act.

Letter from Kayla

Observation #1

Kayla mentions receiving a letter from Isabella during the time of her disappearance.

Observation #2

According to this letter, Isabella's spirit has somehow become trapped in their blog.

  • This would explain the hidden ciphers/messages throughout the password-protected blog entries.

Lost in the Labyrinth Page

Observation #1

Grace explains that this passage is how Isabella must feel. She will have to wind her way through a labyrinth in order to gain her freedom.

Observation #2

This passage contains instructions on how to navigate the labyrinth and free Isabella's spirit.

Observation #3

This note was written on hotel stationery.

Observation #4

Isabella is revealing that she is aware of her situation and intends to fight her way back or die trying.

Note from Isabella

Observation #1

This note was written on hotel stationery.

Observation #2

Isabella is revealing that she is aware of her situation and intends to fight her way back or die trying.

Obituary

Observation #1

This obituary states that the doctor died of natural causes.

  • It is possible that by functioning while the demon possessed him, unlike the sedentary Isabella, his body simply deteriorated and ceased to function as it was consumed quicker by the demon.

Observation #2

It also explains Kayla's use of "Dr. Hargo" when she speaks of the doctor.

Photo of Isabella

Observation #1

This is a photo of the demon which possesses Isabella's body.

Piece of Lace

Observation #1

This is a piece of Isabella's nightgown. It is meant to aid us in finding her True Name.

Spell Instructions

Observation #1

These are instructions given to us by Grace in order to free Isabella's spirit. It will explain how to get Isabella's True Name and begin her quest.

Observation #2

Once decoded, the instructions read:

  • MIX SAGE WITH KINDLING IN FLAMESAFE VESSEL
  • SET ALIGHT WITH BLACK CANDLE
  • PLACE ISABELLA'S TOKEN UPON THE FLAME
  • RECITE:
  • "HEAR ME ISABELLA I INVOKE YOU
  • BY THE FIRE AND EARTH AND THE RAIN
  • SPEAK TO ME YOUR SPIRIT NAME"
  • HOLD THE TREE ABOVE FLAME
  • QUENCH THE FLAME WITH ICY WATER
  • GAZE AT SPELL AND HER TRUE NAME
  • WILL BE REVEALED

Observation #3

On the backside of the instructions, Grace reveals which "token" of Isabella's to use.

  • piece of lace

Observation #4

Grace also mentions "Effigies", which is the password-protected blog we can now access.

The Red Herring Path

Observation #1

If you click on "enter" in the center of the screen, a message will be revealed from the spirit possessing Isabella.

Observation #2

One of the letters in the final line is clickable.

Observation #3

No matter which paths you choose, you will be led in circles for all eternity.

The True Path

Observation #1

To truly enter on the main page, click on the slightly transparent "enter" in the lower-right corner.

  • Click on the green cicada.

  • Type "oaktree".

  • Scroll down and click on the flower on the left of the page under the words "and run".

  • Enter Isabella's True Name: "Dair". Click "Submit".

  • When Isabella appears onscreen, continue to rapidly click on her until the screen goes black.

Effigies

Password

labyrinth

Observation #1

Isabella has stuck random letters into some of Kayla's words. These letters are clickable. Together, they read "blue house key".

Observation #2

Clicking on any of these letters will bring you to an encoded page. This is another running log, which can be solved using the final sentence of "The Blue House" passage again and a tabula recta cipher.

Observation #3

The decrypted message reads:

  • "KAYLA KAYLA KAYLA CAN YOU HEAR ME PLEASE KAYLA HELP I HAVE MADE THE LABYRINTH HELP ME UNRAVEL HELP KAYLA I HAVE SHOWN YOU THE PATH TO THAT BRIGHT LAND HELP WILL YOU MEET ME WHEN I COME KAYLA KAYLA KAYLA"