#CipherHunt took fans from St. Petersburg, Russia, to Japan and all the way to Reedsport, Oregon—the same state that is home to the fictional town of Gravity Falls—with a population of around 4,100. It was there that fans found treasure they worked so hard to find.
‘Gravity Falls’ fans located the Bill Cipher statue after a global scavenger hunt
And it's in the state that Gravity Falls calls home.
And like any good discovery, least of all one that thousands of fans had followed and aided religiously for nearly two weeks, it was photographed and televised for the internet to see.
The groups of fans who descended upon Bill’s statue Tuesday night not only found the physical form of the triangle dream demon who terrorized the Pines family and the residents of Gravity Falls, but an actual box full of treasure. That contained a smaller version of Bill’s statue, fake money, a drawing of the Pines family, Bill’s statue (it read “Trust No One” under UV light), and a couple of messages congratulating the treasure seekers from Hirsch. One came in the form of a written letter visible only with the UV light.
Congratulations on finding the Bill Cipher statue, Bill’s final resting place! Whosoever finds this treasure is hereby the new “Mayor of Gravity Falls”—so use your title well! Chances are you didn’t do this alone, so share the wealth! You are an amazing fan!
Your pal, Alex Hirsch
The treasure box also contained a USB with an audio message from Grunkle Stan (voiced by Hirsch). Stan sings “We’ll Meet Again,” a song that Bill Cipher (also Hirsch) sings in the series finale, along with another congratulatory message.
“Um, anyway, you know, take a picture with the statue!” the message said, according to a transcription on Tumblr, which video of the recording corroborates. “G-ge- shake his hand! That’s kinda like a prize. And uh, tell everybody how you—you did it first. That makes you the best.”
Of course, plenty of fans did follow that advice. At one point, a baby even touched Bill’s hand, which is how Bill Cipher makes his deals, something that inspired some pretty great fanart. Bill made a lot of deals that night.