Paranormal Activity 2 easter egg revealed!

by Eric Melin on September 14, 2010

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Secret scenes or hidden shots in “Paranormal Activity 2″ trailer – Look closely! What is the easter egg (or secret frame) in the trailer for “Paranormal Activity 2″?

Well, the trailer for the film (a sequel to last year’s surprise low-budget hit) just hit today and the secret shots are only viewable in the trailer on the “Paranormal Activity 2″ website.

We’ve embedded the trailer below, but when you do that, the hidden frames disappear, so we’ve also taken screenshots of them for you.

If you pause the screen after seeing the dog lying on the floor (about halfway through), the screen will shake and you’ll see a series of photos of the baby crying in distress being held by her mother. In the first shot, she has a bright green thumb to its forehead:


…but this shot where she’s dancing over the baby like some sort of ritual may be more telling.


Here’s the trailer for “Paranormal Activity 2″:


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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 shannon hood September 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Hey Eric,

Thanks for writing this. Definitely creepy.


2 Nicholas September 16, 2010 at 2:35 am

At the end, it made me zoom in twice. Is that normal? I thought it was only suppose to zoom in once. It made me zoom in twice and the second time, the baby wasn’t there at all. In the crib, or the mirror. Freaky……


3 Hannah September 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Ive studied both of these hidden easter eggs closely and the first one hidden extra of the baby pictures if you listen closely to the end you can hear some audio, it sounds like its said backwards and from what i can make out it could possibly say “Hunter” which could link in with the baby’s name or “enjoy”. The last clip when it zooms with the humming sound, it seems to respond to when you move the mouse across as it as i saw it the first time and just watched and it zoomed once but the second I watched it I started moving the mouse to try and close it and it zoomed in different places to the first time. definately something creepy going on! xoxo


4 Laura September 25, 2010 at 10:53 am

As Nicholas noted on Sept.16th, at the end of the trailer (only on the paramount website) the screen shows the title “paranormal activity 2″ then shows the nursery again. Normally the screen will zoom in on the mirror and you’ll see the reflection of the baby in the crib(which isn’t in the crib in the actual room) and then it will show a blurry picture of what looks like someone holding a baby and that will be the end of it. But, if you take your cursor on the nursery scene and drag the picture as far to the left as possible into the black strip on the left of the screen you will automatically be dragged back over to the image of the baby reflection in the mirror. While this is happening you’ll hear footsteps that probably represent Katie coming up the steps (like the end of part one). You’ll then get a second ending in the room where it zooms in on the crib reflection but this time the baby is missing. I think Katie is going to take the baby (Hunter) in the second movie. But the question is what is a possessed girl going to do with an infant?


5 steve September 26, 2010 at 10:38 am

Maybe they tore down the house that katie lived in and this house was built over it. So, yeah its probably katie.


6 Bee October 20, 2010 at 5:31 am

What idiot would like their infant be a part of this…? That baby will screwed up for life…


7 Johnny Boy October 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm

I thought I read this is a Prequel. So this is before the story behind Katie…

As far as the kid being in this movie… it’s just a movie. I’m sure the kid will appreciate it when he is in college and he is trying to impress the girls.


8 AKLong October 22, 2010 at 9:09 pm

It’s possible that the mirrored closet in the nursery was used for scenes that they removed/shortened prior to releasing the film. I can’t wait until this comes out to DVD.


9 AKLong October 22, 2010 at 9:10 pm

I saw the movie earlier this evening & absolutely loved it.


10 Tyler October 23, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I didnt see any of those scenes in the movie :/, Can somebody explain ?


11 Scotti October 23, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Wrong peoples!! PA2 is set BEFORE PA1. Katie does appear, watch the first movie then come see this. Super good movie if you enjoyed the first.


12 Jeremy October 25, 2010 at 12:46 am

another easter egg…click on the door way to the bathroom as the dog first barks. It plays a clip tot the basement I think and sounds like something says I SEEN IT! Good flick!


13 Syzko October 25, 2010 at 4:14 pm

@#10 TYLER.. yeah none of those scenes are in the movie.. kinda disappointing..


14 Miaralie October 26, 2010 at 9:12 pm

i actuall found these when i was watching the trailer. i was trying to rewind it and show a friend the trailer but it actually froze on me and started to shake, it played a frightening tone and then the pictures flicked through. it scared my friend whereas i over speculated it. i think it may have something to do with subliminal messages. like showing the alternate ending in less than a second. plus at the end when the trailer talks it says ‘kristi, Kristi!’ and then you hear the baby squeal.
at least thats what i heard…


15 sam October 29, 2010 at 3:21 pm

PA2 is before and after PA1, towards the end of PA2 it flicks to begining of PA1 then skips foward to end of PA1 which is day after end of PA1.


16 sam October 29, 2010 at 3:23 pm

skips foward to end of PA2 which is day after end of PA1 i meant


17 focus November 2, 2010 at 9:41 am

The movies are happening at the same time. Micah gets the idea to use camera’s in their house after his brother-in-law mentions why they have camera’s in their house. If you watch the first one it can help you figure that out. The picture of Katie as a child, being burned, is the one that is found in the attic above Katie an Micah’s bedroom. Don’t know how it got there (I’m interested in checking that out)but it is the same one. The official trailer site has a few \extras\ in it, you just have to play with the forward/rewind controls at the bottom of the screen. This movie is basically a twist on the movie Rosemary’s Baby. In that movie a husband wanting great power and riches makes a deal with the devil to give him a child. His wife (Mia Farrow) is drugged and raped by the devil with the help of a community cult in their building. The daughter in this film mentions in her internet investigations something about a mother offering up her child. In the hidden extras of the official trailer, and pictures above, you see the one offering the child, dancing before the baby. The picture is unclear of the sex of the offerer, it seems as though it would be one of the females in the hidden pictures shown here. The green thumb is part of the ritual offering, marking the baby as the gift to the devil, the mother is crying obviously for having done this to her child. Both movies together tell a creepy story but like most movies, Hollywood repeats itself.


18 Jeremy November 3, 2010 at 1:30 am

I guess the part of the trailer I was talking about was when the dog first sensed something in the bathroom doorway…not when he starts bad


19 ronnie February 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

in the first image. the bright green thumb symbolizes a gift for the devil, which in this case would be the baby hunter. this image was taken from the alternate ending which was taken from the dvd and theatrical version of the movie for being to violent however in the next month or so i’m sure you could retrieve it somewhere online. in the alternate ending katie (SPOILER.SPOILER.SPOILER.SPOILER.SPOILER.SPOILER.SPOILER.SPOILER.SPOILER.SPOILER ) snaps the babys neck. and the second image is merely found footage/deleted scene. kristi is not dancing over the baby. she is simply rushing over to him to take him from the road after searching through the house when realizing he is missing, after finding him in the road. kristi grabs him packs up their things and leaves. i beleive this is a makeup alternate ending being replaced for the other alternate ending.


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