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Journal #1 is a cryptic journal written by Stanford Pines, and formerly owned by Stanley Pines. It is the first in a series of journals, including Journal 2 (formerly owned by Gideon Gleeful, later by Stan Pines) and Journal 3 (owned by Dipper Pines). It focuses on Stanford's first three years in Gravity Falls. It also includes information on mystical beasts, geographical anomalies, and Stanford's "30-Hour arm wrestling challenge with a unicorn." It was thought to be destroyed along with Journals 2 and 3 by Bill Cipher during the events of Weirdmageddon, but after Bill's demise, it was found unharmed with the other Journals, although all three were thrown into the Bottomless Pit soon after.

History of the Journal[]

Over thirty years before Dipper and Mabel Pines' arrival in Gravity Falls, Ford documented the strange and paranormal activities of Gravity Falls. Out of paranoia he was being watched, Ford began hiding his three books in various areas of the town, hoping to keep their knowledge secret to prevent the opening of the Interdimensional Portal. After hiding the second and third, he entrusted hiding Journal 1 to his brother Stan, but Stan became enraged when the pair had just reunited after so long only for him to be sent away again.

Stan responded by threatening to burn the journal, resulting in an all-out brawl between the two brothers that inadvertently activated the Universe Portal and sent Ford through it. In a desperate last act, Ford threw the journal back to Stan, crying for him to "do something," but he vanished before the panicking Stan could act. Stan tried repeatedly to turn the portal back on but was unable to do so with only Journal 1's contents, thus beginning his quest to reunite all three.

The journal makes its first appearance in "Gideon Rises," in which Stan reveals himself to be its owner, and uses the other journals to activate the Universe Portal beneath the Mystery Shack. Later it makes a reappearance in "Scary-oke" as Stan continues his plans, plotting to keep his project and the journals hidden from the twins. When Dipper, Mabel, and Soos go to Stan's basement in "Not What He Seems", Dipper discovers that Stan had both Journal 1 and Journal 2. Ford gives the journal to Mabel to aid her in her quest for unicorn hair in "The Last Mabelcorn". As of "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future," the Floating Cliffs page is mentioned as Ford reveals he discovered the cliffs and valley of the town were formed by a crashing flying saucer millions of years ago.

In "Weirdmageddon Part 1," Bill burns Journal 1 along with Journal 2 and Journal 3.

After the series[]

The journals were recovered by Soos, apparently unharmed after Weirdmageddon had ended. Soos brought the journals to Dipper. Apparently, defeating Bill didn't just de-weird the town, it also restored many things he destroyed, including the journals. After Dipper kept the Journals to himself for a few days, he revealed them to Ford. The family decided to throw them into the Bottomless Pit to rid themselves of the trouble caused by them, and because things thrown into the pit could end up anywhere.[1]

Contents[]

The Crawlspace[]

The Crawlspace

The Crawlspace.

The page has a drawing of a gnome with patch opening the entrance in a washing machine, below there is a series of symbols and a description of the market. To the sides of the page, there is a drawing of a fairy coming out of the red light of a traffic light, and that of a latrine.

Rumors persist of a paranormal black market, known only to thieving creatures of the night. There many entrances, but without a key. I've never seen it with my own eyes. Could this be where all missing things are found?

Enchanted Forest[]

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The Enchanted Forest entry.

The page is a drawing of the forest. In the center is a Stonehenge circle, and it has several paths stemming from it, leading to various locations (i.e. Bad Side, Fairy nail salon and Gnome tavern).

Fountain of Youth[]

The page is mentioned by Pacifica in the story "Face It" of Gravity Falls: Lost Legends.

Floating Cliffs[]

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Floating Cliffs.

Both the left and the right page have sketches of the floating cliffs. On the right page, Ford added a measurement of the distance between the floating cliff and the "base" of the earth it is on. Below said drawing, it reads "Not naturally occurring?"

Left Page:

The floating cliffs of Gravity Falls are ______ or a geographic anomaly ____ on time ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ the strange ____ ____ ____ ____ addition of the ____ cliffs floating ____ ____ ____ in ____ floating cliffs ____ ____ ____.

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FLOATING ROCKS DETAIL

Right Page:

Symbol cipher - MSymbol cipher - YSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - CSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - MSymbol cipher - PSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - GSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - HSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - YSymbol cipher - WSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - RSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - HSymbol cipher - E Symbol cipher - CSymbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - RSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - GSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - HSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - M. Symbol cipher - DSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - HSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - MSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - WSymbol cipher - HSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - HSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - KSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - T' Symbol cipher - DSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - S? Symbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - HSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - WSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - RSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - MSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - YSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - BSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - USymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - DSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - RSymbol cipher - GSymbol cipher - RSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - USymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - D

Note: it is actually spelled as "ocurring" in the text. So far, this is the only spelling or grammar error in any of the journals. This page is seen again in "A Tale of Two Stans," but spelled as "occuring," which is a different incorrect spelling.

Eye-Bats[]

On the left page is an illustration of an Eye-Bat, followed by a smaller illustration of one in flight, and several lines of text. On the right page is more text.

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Eye Bats.

Manual Override Fail Safe[]

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Manual Override Fail Safe.

This page includes a diagram, showing the fail-safe mechanism for shutting down the portal.

Portal page[]

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All three journals.

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Symbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - HSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - PSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - RSymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - WSymbol cipher - HSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - CSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - MSymbol cipher - PSymbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - DSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - WSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - PSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - GSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - WSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - YSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - FSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - WSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - WSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - RSymbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - DSymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - DSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - HSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - RSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - DSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - WSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - RSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - MSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - KSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - DSymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - USymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - DSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - RSymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - DSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - GSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - FSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - HSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - USymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - VSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - RSymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - E.Symbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - PSymbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - USymbol cipher - S, Symbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - WSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - PSymbol cipher - RSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - BSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - BSymbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - YSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - GSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - GSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - RSymbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - RSymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - KSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - GSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - MSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - FSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - Y.

When placed together with the other two journals, it completes a warning written in invisible ink (the bold is the contents of Journal 1)

The machine was meant to create knowledge but it is too powerful! The device, if fully operational could tear our universe apart! I was wrong the whole time! It must not fall into the wrong hands. If the clock ever reaches zero our universe is doomed! Total global destruction!

Summoning the Unicorn[]

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Summon the Unicorn journal page.

On the top left, the phrase "DEEPEST CHANT" is written in red. Most of the page is a drawing of a hooded figure, presumably a Druid of old.

Alchemic symbols (on the left page): extraction of dryness, earth/terra cementation, compositions

Unicorns[]

Main article: Unicorns
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Unicorns entry page.

Left Page:

Unicorns

The page is mostly taken up by a sketch of a unicorn, with its mane being braided by a beautiful woman.

Right Page:

Magic Hair Only for the Pure of Heart

A sketch of a princess with her eyes closed and mouth open. She is wearing a dress and her "pure heart" is visible in her middle.

Unknown page[]

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The unknown alchemy page.

On the left page, there is a picture of an unknown bat-like creature taped to the page, with the word "unknown" written above the picture. There are 15 symbols, only 11 of which are known alchemic symbols.

The ____ ____ ____ to ____ ____ ____ of Gravity Falls the ____ was his ____ a student ____ take and ____ ____ ____ have ____.

Alchemic symbols: composition, pulverize, digestion, fusion, purification, dry, reverberation, pulverize, purification, coagulation, distillation.

This picture was taken by a student of Gravity Falls near the mountains. The creature seems some kind of vampire dragon with glowing eyes.

On the right page, there is a drawing of Bill Cipher. There is also "Code Decoder #8." The page is very similar to the one that is seen in the theme song (except with the alchemy symbols on the left page appearing alongside the right page for the theme song). There is one unknown symbol, alongside a known alchemical symbol.

Alchemic symbols: preparation

Vampire Bite[]

The page is mentioned by Pacifica in the story "Face It" of Gravity Falls: Lost Legends.

Warning page[]

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The Warning Page.

Warning! Extreme usage not recommended!

Could result in minor gravity anomalies!

Gravity hot spots:

The alchemic symbols visible in the upper right corner of the right page are air, water, and copper.

A map is shown with several locations highlighted in blue circles of varying sizes.

Weremaids[]

It was revealed in the official Journal 3 that there was a page in Journal 1 about a creature called a Weremaid. It was implied by Stanford that it is one of many examples of "why some animals should NOT breed".

Final page[]

As seen in "A Tale of Two Stans," the final page of Journal 1 states that it is continued by Journal 2. However, since Gideon, who had presumably studied Journal 2 extensively, didn't know there were, in fact, three journals, it can be assumed that either it does not contain a similar message, or it is written in invisible ink.

Mr. What's-His-Face[]

This page is seen in Gravity Falls: Lost Legends.

Boiling Isles[]

This page is next to the page on the Crawlspace, and likely refers to the setting of another animated Disney show "The Owl House," as both shows share many members on the creative team.

Appearance[]

Journal 1 appearance

Journal 1's cover is burgundy and has various rips and tears, most noticeably a large piece missing in the upper right-hand corner. It has two gold binder lines on its spine, and its three remaining corner covers are gold as well. In the center of the cover is a gold hand with six fingers, with the number 1 written in black in the middle. It also has a ribbon bookmark.

Its pages are seemingly worn and hold various page markers, similar to journals 2 and 3. It also appears to be the thickest out of all of the three journals.

Page Order (left to right)[]

Order listed from left to right. Each bullet point is a separate episode. Ellipses indicates posible pages in between.

  • Unknown Page... Floating Cliffs
  • The Enchanted Forest; Summoning the Unicorn; Unicorns
  • Eye-Bats
  • Were-maids
  • Manual Override Fail Safe... Warning Page
  • Portal Page; Final Page

Sightings[]

Season 1

Season 2

Gallery

Click here to view the image gallery for Journal 1.
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References[]

  1. Gravity Falls: Journal 3 by Disney Book Group. July 26, 2016. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) Final page. ISBN: 978-1484746691.

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