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Journal #3 is a mysterious journal written by Stanford Pines, that was later discovered by Dipper Pines. It is the third and final installment in a series of journals preceded by Journal #1 and Journal #2. It contains an encyclopedic collection of information on the variety of paranormal and supernatural creatures living in Gravity Falls, Oregon.

A real-life adaption of the journal was published on July 26, 2016. The standard edition contained the show's contents of Journal 3, as well as additional information.


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The strange machine in the metal tree.

Over thirty years prior to Dipper and Mabel's arrival in Gravity Falls, Stanford Pines recorded and compiled a list of all the creatures and paranormal entities inhabiting the town, following his completion of Journal 1 and Journal 2. Fearful he was being watched by malevolent forces, Ford hid his three journals in separate and elaborate locations around Gravity Falls, hoping to keep the knowledge needed to activate the Interdimensional Portal away from evil forces. Designing a security mechanism hidden above his bunker, Ford kept Journal 3 hidden for years until his disappearance through the Interdimensional Portal.

Season 1[]

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Dipper uncovers the compartment containing Journal 3.

The journal is found by Dipper in "Tourist Trapped," when he unknowingly locates Ford's artificial metal tree in the forest. Activating a switch that revealed its hiding chamber, he immediately relocates to the Mystery Shack, and uses Journal 3's information to believe that Mabel's new found boyfriend, "Norman," is in fact, a zombie. During his investigation, he discovers that Norman is actually a disguise fabricated by a group of gnomes, to which the journal has no knowledge of defeating. Following their defeat, he uses the blank pages of Journal 3 to document his own adventures with the town, learning to trust some of the town's residents.

Journal 3 continues to assist Dipper in his encounters with the supernatural, including guiding him into a cave behind a waterfall in "The Legend of the Gobblewonker," during which he, Mabel and Soos flee from Old Man McGucket's Gobblewonker robot.

In "Headhunters," Dipper flips through a few pages at the scene of Wax Stan's murder, and is seen reading it at the living room table after Mabel returns from her first date with Gideon Gleeful in "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel." Dipper shows the page on ghosts to Mabel in the gift shop in "The Inconveniencing," and later to Wendy Corduroy and her friends.

Journal 3 returns in "Irrational Treasure," the twins read about the town law stating it is legal to marry woodpeckers, and later, after Pacifica Northwest teases Mabel, read about and investigate the possibility of Nathaniel Northwest, alleged town founder and great-great grandfather of Pacifica, being a fraud.

Dipper reads about height-altering crystals in "Little Dipper," wishing to use them to make himself taller, and checks on its position in his vest pocket as Gideon Gleeful interrogates him about how he came upon the crystals. Later, Dipper uses the journal to help him catch a Gremloblin in "Boss Mabel."

In "Bottomless Pit!," Mabel, who reads it for the first time in the series, uses the journal to uncover the Truth Telling Teeth. Dipper is seen reading the floating eyeballs and giant vampire bats pages of the journal in "Land Before Swine," and uses it to follow Bill Cipher into Stan's mindscape in "Dreamscaperers."

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Bill displaying Journal 3 in "Dreamscaperers."

Journal 3 plays a key role in Dipper and Mabel's plan to reclaim the Mystery Shack's deed in "Gideon Rises," eventually agreeing to ally with the gnomes. When the plot fails, Journal 3 falls into Gideon's hands, who believes he has found Journal 1, but quickly learns of the presence of a third journal, and hunts the twins with the Gideon-bot. After a fight, the robot explodes, and Dipper relocates Journal 3 in the rubble. Back in the shack, the twins agree to reveal the journal to Stan, who feigns disbelief in the book's contents, and confiscates it to create new attractions. In reality, Stan hides the journal within his laboratory alongside Journal 1 and Journal 2, having collected all three. Now in possession of the knowledge he requires, Stan activates the Universe portal, hidden deep within the catacombs of the Mystery Shack.

Season 2[]

Following the portal's activation, Stan photocopies Journal 3's contents before returning it to his nephew, allowing him to continue to explore its secrets in "Scary-oke." After the arrival of Agent Powers and Agent Trigger, Dipper attempts to reveal the paranormal information of Journal 3, much to Stan's chagrin. Despite their disbelief, a curse from the journal is accidentally invoked, and a horde of zombies is raised that crash the Mystery Shack is Back party. During the attack, the Pines learn that some of the journal has been written in invisible ink revealed by blacklight, allowing them to learn the weakness of zombies.

In "Into the Bunker," Dipper uses his black light to uncover the location of the Bunker in Journal 3. It also helps him and his friends to get by the Bunker's defenses. The Shape Shifter (looking like the man on Baron Num Nums High Flyin' Beans, but mistaken as the Author by Dipper) tries to trick Dipper into giving him the Journal, desiring to increase it's repertoire of forms. In "Sock Opera," Mabel uses the Journal as a prop for her sock puppet show. Bill Cipher (possessing Dipper's body) tries to find and destroy it, but is stopped by Mabel.

In "Society of the Blind Eye," Dipper (believing Old Man McGucket to be the Author) shows him some of the Journal's pages, leading to their discovery of the Blind Eye Society. In "Little Gift Shop of Horrors," Dipper uses his black light to learn of the Percepshrooms and their intelligence-enhancing properties. In "Northwest Mansion Mystery," Dipper uses it to look up Ghost categories. Learning that the Ghost of Northwest Manor is a category 10, he checks the entry, using the black light to uncover the best way to deal with them. The entry tells him to "pray for mercy."

In "Not What He Seems," Dipper uncovers a warning against using the Universe portal (written in invisible ink) by joining the blueprints of Journal 3 with those on Journal 1 and Journal 2. In "The Last Mabelcorn," Journal 3 is seen in Ford's mindscape, as he is running to confront Bill about the true purpose for the portal. In "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future," Ford shows Dipper that he read Dipper's notes added in Journal 3.

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During Weirdmageddon, Bill burns the three journals.

In "Weirdmageddon Part 1," Bill burns Journal 3 alongside Journal 1 and Journal 2 into pieces after Dipper attempts to use them to defeat Bill. The only pages that remain of Journal 3 is the Bill Cipher page and the page to stop his chaos. In "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality," after Bill mentions bringing Ford out of retirement, his eye shows various images from the pages in Journal 3.

After the series[]

The journals were recovered by Soos, seemingly unharmed after Weirdmageddon had ended. After finding them, 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[1] to rid themselves of the trouble caused by them, and because things thrown into the pit could end up anywhere.[2] The journal was recently found in a mossy clearing in the forests by the Parks Department in Oregon while on a routine moose-tagging mission. But since discovering the journal, the troopers have had headaches and disturbing nightmares. The journal was put up for purchase at their Confiscated Items Sale/Bake-Off, in hope of taking the "cursed thing" off their hands.[citation needed]


Note: The following information is derived from the show and not the real world book. So some differences will occur, though both are considered canonical.

Introductory pages[]

S1e1 3 book introduction

3's introductory pages.

Left page:

June 18,

It's hard to believe it's been six years since I began researching the strange and wondrous secrets of Gravity Falls, Oregon.

In all my travels, never have I observed so many curious things! Gravity Falls is indeed a geographical oddity.

Right page:

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First page is a farce. Uhhh, to the untrained beginner's eye it may seem to contain relevant information. I can assure you it's not the case. For you see, this is all gibberish. Pure nonsense, if you wish. In fact, none of my sample writing is of any significance. I rarely dot my I's and cross my T's, punctuation has alone taken a bind next to pure theater. It is indeed a long lost stunt. Please enjoy. Please enjoy the irrelevant and incomprehensible rambling seen


1 345 6 12 89 10 11

Barf Fairy[]

While looking for ideas to defeat Gideon in the journal, Dipper mentions a page describing a "barf fairy."[3]

Bill Cipher[]

S1e19 Pan stitch Bill page

Bill Cipher.

Bill Cipher

Symbol cipher - LSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - R
Symbol cipher - MSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - R
Symbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - NSymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - PSymbol cipher - PSymbol cipher - Y
Symbol cipher - DSymbol cipher - RSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - R

Is he watching me?


Bill has proven himself to be one of the friendliest and most trustworthy individuals that I've ever encountered in my life. What a guy! I honestly can't trust him more. Not evil in any way, Bill is a true gentleman.

Beware Bill. The most powerful and dangerous creature I've ever encountered. Whatever you do, never let him into your mind.

Under blacklight the following is revealed

S2e18 Blacklight Bill page

Blacklight Bill page.

If he gains physical form then all is lost!

Right page:

It is possible to follow the demon into a person's mind and prevent his chaos.
fig. 4

Following page:

One must simply recite this incantation: Fidentus omnium. Magister mentium. Magnesium ad hominem. Magnum opus. Habeas corpus. Inceptus Nolanus overratus. Magister mentium. Magister mentium. Magister mentium.

Alchemic symbols: fire of circulation

The Blind Eye[]

Main article: Blind Eye Society
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The Blind Eye pages.

There are two known pages about the Blind Eye Society, though the text just calls it "The Blind Eye." The page on the left includes a sketch of one of a robed society member, including the text "there it is again!" with an arrow pointing to the symbol on the member's hood.


Right page:

The Blind Eye



??? ??

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

Alchemic symbols: reduction, composition, pulverise, digestion, fusion


S2e11 codes page


This page in the book has various, unknown symbols. It says "caesar," "atbash," and "A1Z26," and under a black light, the cipher sequences are written out. Two coded blocks of text also appear. One appears to be a variation of the Pigpen cipher. The left page is not yet known, but contains the alchemy symbol: fire of circulation.

Creature Control Apparatus[]

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Internal mechanism.

The book has details outlining how the author build the cryogenic freezing chamber he used to contain the Shape Shifter. The left page details how the apparatus pumps the liquid nitrogen. The right page contains a cross section of the chamber itself, labeling the nitrogen core and insulation. There is a cipher on the right page (written in the author's symbol substitution cipher) that decodes to "Ice Ice Baby."

Right page:

Once cooling has completed, the popsicles are done.

Cryogenic Tube[]

Main article: Shape Shifter
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The Shapeshifter.

Figure A is a sketch of the Shape Shifter hatching from an egg, with an arrow pointing to it saying:

Found while excavating!

Figure B is a sketch of the cryogenic tube created to contain the creature. The author drew "Form #6" of the Shape Shifter, which closely resembles the creature Dipper and Wendy encountered, though the left "bicep" is smaller in the drawing.

Left page:

Watch your fingers!

Fig A: Creature hatched within three days of discovery.
DNA constantly changes
fig. B
liquid nitrogen

Chamber #3

Right page:

Carbon, aluminum and steel alloy tube. The power structure is small and limited within new section of laboratory. Cryogenic fluids are stored in large lumber surfaces ___ temperatures, until we fix power.

Form #6: New unfamiliar form has been witnessed ___ eight times thus far. Lurks in the shadows.
Extremely unpredictable!
It's too powerful!
New ___ has a ___ on me. Not trusting ___ my life. I won't trust him, I won't trust myself. I'm not sure I am who I am.
The creature can change forms at will. No way to tell when it's real or not.

Symbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - MSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - MSymbol cipher - E?
Symbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - SSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - HSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - MSymbol cipher - E?

Alchemic symbols: purification, solution, terra/earth

Cursed Doors[]

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Cursed Doors.

Left page:

Case #28

Rumors of ____ ____ your long dead in the form of doors ____ the ____ doors ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ sounds before ____ ____ wherever they ____ . This phenomenon is unexplained.

____ moon

Any door with the number thirteen is a portal to a different world.

Right page:

Cursed Doors



Cursed door are common ____ ____ ____ _____ of enter ____ energy force emanating from ____ [crossed out] _____ ____

when ____ ____ link is ____

Alchemic symbols: solution, extraction of dryness, fusion, fire of circulation

Dipper's pages[]

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Dipper's page.

The left page has a few words cut off and a drawing of a Mystery Shack bumper sticker:

If you go on enough road trips chances are, you've seen a certain bumper sticker: WHAT IS THE MYSTERY SHACK?

Right page:

Finally back safe and sound from one of the weirdest days at Gravity Falls. This journal told me there was no one in Gravity Falls I could trust, but when you battle a thousand gnomes side-by-side with someone, you realize that they've probably always got your back.

Floating Eyeballs[]

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Floating Eyeballs.

Left page:


are they watching me?

  • Visible only at night
  • No retinal cord
  • No response to contact
  • Spooky

Right page:

Only recently

it is ____ that the eye had retinal ____ ____ proved

is a false.
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Under blacklight.

Under black light further information is revealed in invisible ink. Over the word 'EYEBALLS' they author wrote 'NONSENSE.' They also crossed out the eyeball doodle in the corner of the page.





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Alchemic symbols: composition, digestion, fusion, pulverise

Ghosts: Category 1[]

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Category 1.

The left page details the categorization of ghosts, beginning with category 1. The image depicted on the right page resembles Casper the friendly ghost in a helicopter hat, with several floating dishes around it and an arrow pointing to it saying "Kinda Cute."


Several different ghosts have been observed in Gravity Falls.



Ghosts: Category 9[]

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Category 9.

The image on the left page is of a ghost resembling Freddy Krueger, albeit wearing an eye-patch, a horizontal zigzag sweater, pants and shoes. On the ghost's right hand is a glove with various utensils attach to each finger being a bottle cap opener, a knife, a spoon and a fork. There is also an arrow pointing to it saying "Dream Hipster." The page also has a message by the lower left corner of the page reading:

Turns Power Naps into Horror Naps

Ghosts: Category 10[]

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Category 10.

The left page details the dangers of this category.

Category ten ghosts and spectres are extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.

Category 10

(In invisible ink) Pray for mercy!

The image on the right page is of a spectre with a skeleton-like face, tattered robes, and a scythe, which somewhat resembles the Grim Reaper or Death.

Giant Vampire Bats[]

Desmodus Rotundus


10 feet

In invisible ink it is revealed that the Vampire Bats are actually fruit bats. Over the word 'VAMPIRE' the author wrote 'FRUIT.' They sketched out a pear and grapes on either side of the bat illustration. And crossed out the eyes of the bat head drawing. Over the detailed notes they wrote a new message which is underlined.



S1e20 The Gnomes!

Updated gnome page.

In "Gideon Rises," it's shown that Dipper has filled the weakness part with "leaf blowers" and scratched out the question mark at the end.


Creature #24

Little men of the Gravity Falls Forest.

Left page:

I encountered my first gnome when I awoke one mourning and found it arguing politics with the stuffed bear head above my fireplace. They have shown themselves capable of the alarming ability to combine their squishy little bodies with large formations. So keeping my snacks on higher shelves has done nothing to stop their persistent nibbling. Another Gnome stole my glasses and ate two of my cassette tapes.

Right page:

The typical size of the common gnome ranges from ten to eighteen inches. This includes the hat. They refuse to remove their hats. Do they have pointy heads? Mushrooms are a huge part of a gnomes life. Used for money? They are both the most delightful and most destructive magical species I have discovered. Do not get on their bad side - or come between them and their pet pinecone.

WEAKNESS: leaf blowers ?

Pointy hats! I must find out what's under that blasted hat.

The Gremloblin[]

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The Gremloblin.

Also mentioned by Dipper: If you look into his eyes you can see your worst nightmares.

The Gremloblin

Fungi detail

Half gremlin, half goblin. Proof that some creatures should NOT interbreed. (See Leprecorn and WereMaid [Journal 1].)

It's hard to look at it, and it's ever harder to say it's name three times fast!

The creature is even uglier up close than I expected.

Right page:

As I was sketching, my assistant became increasingly agitated. He cowered behind a tree and pleaded me to move along. Just as I was telling him to not worry, the Hyperdrive, which I thought was inactive, emitted an ear-piercing alarm from F's backpack! (Perhaps the altitude-based change in air pressure had kick-started it.) The Gremloblin awoke with a start, grabbed my assistant with his claws, and stared intently into F's eyes!



I was impressed to get such an amazing view of the elusive creature, but now not the time for sketching! Hoping to startle the beast, I hurled my canteen at him, splashing him with water. A word of advise to future readers: when fighting a Gremloblin use water... [next page] only as a last resort as water will make him much much scarier.

Alchemic symbols: purification, solution, strong fire

Haunted Paintings & Image-based Spectres[]

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Haunted Paintings & Image-based Spectres.

According to this page, spectres can be trapped in a silver mirror. A sketch of a ghost stretches from the left page towards the right, showing a ghost coming out of a painting (left) and being trapped in a silver mirror (right).

haunted painting
Haunted Paintings & Image-based Spectres
SILVER mirror shows–

Height Alteration[]

Main article: Height-altering crystals
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Height Alteration.

Left page:

fig 1. crystal

these shiny crystals are found in a glades deep within the forest of Gravity Falls. Common in ______ the sets ____ shiny ____ ____ ____ ____ ____

Different colors perform different functions.
A shrinking properties
B enlarging properties
C ordinary crystal

larger ____ ____ ____ true life


fig 2

Right page:

Height Altering
Legends telling of miniature buffalo and giant squirrels have lead me to believe that there are height altering properties buried deep within the forest...

Alchemic symbols: reduction, fixation

The Hide Behind[]

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The Hide Behind.

The Hide Behind

Mysterious creature of the shadows. Vanishes behind the _____ one

The unseen shadow of 2 men.



Hiding spot[]

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Hiding Spot page.

The page is an illustration of the tree Dipper originally found Journal 3 nearby of. And the switch box that was inside the tree that opened the compartment in the ground. The corner of the page has the words "Hiding Spot?" but under blacklight more firmly states "My Hiding Spot." The blacklight reveals more to the illustration, showing a hidden staircase that winds around the tree, and a warning pointing down to a bunker under the tree's roots. A small eye has been doodled on the screen of the mechanism that opened Journal 3's compartment.

Giant pinecones!





The accompanying page on the left has a binary code. Under blacklight it shows the symbol of the Blindeye Society. The symbol was first revealed when putting together all six page pieces from "Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained." The binary decodes to: "Put all six pieces together!"


Alchemic symbols: composition, terre/earth, extraction of dryness, cementation

Invisible Ink[]

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Invisible Ink.

The left page is blank under normal lighting, but when placed under a black light reads:

I have decided to use invisible ink to keep away prying eyes. ANYONE could be watching me!

In normal lighting, the right page has illegible text and drawings of an inkwell with the text "ways to hide" and a light bulb. Under a black light, an eye is drawn on top of the initial drawing of the coil of the light bulb. The word "invisible" is written on the label on the inkwell, where is previously read as "ink."

Island Head Beast[]

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Island Beast Head pages.

Left page:

Island Head Beast

Creature #202

Giant tooth



Right page:

There is no other place I would rather be in Gravity Falls than the lake. It reminds me of my childhood... Glass Shard Beach.

The flora seen throughout the lake area is tropical. After some of my adventures in this region, I am surprised not to discover something more unusual.

common lake plants


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The Leprecorn.

When Dipper showed the government agents his journal, this page was seen but the two quickly dismiss Dipper’s claim.[4]

There are two Caesar cipher codes on its pages.

A disappointment to Unicorn enthusiasts and Leprechaun hunters alike, these giggling freaks of nature are found near Rainbows and box of sugary cereals with colorful marshmallow shapes. I was searching in a nearby field for four leafed clovers to use in a luck experiment when I encountered this specimen, he said "TOP O' THE MORNIN' TO YA!" and then preceded to chew on my sideburns and giggle. I picked him up by the horn and throw him as far as I could but he trotted back. Their horns are musical and play a constant loop of "Danny Boy" It is VERY IRRITATING. Gold coins fell out of his beard, I pocketed a few but later discovered they were plastic, everything about this creature is frustrating... I shudder to think how such a horrific being come into existence although I can state for the record that actual Unicorns are just as annoying.




Right page:


Alchemic symbols: extraction of dryness, fusion, strong fire, purification, solution

Portal page[]

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Maze Page.

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Under a black light.

See also: Universe portal

Near the center of the book is a two page spread which is part of a larger schematic on the Universe portal. These pages are part of a larger algorithm needed to start the portal.

When placed together with the other two journals, it completes a warning written in invisible ink (the bold is the contents of Journal 3)

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!

Nathaniel Northwest conspiracy[]

Main article: Northwest Cover-up
S1e8 page where map is

Page on the conspiracy.

S1e8 map

Unfolded map.

In my investigations I have recently made a discovery, Nathaniel Northwest was not be the founder of Gravity Falls. And his entire family legacy is a fraud! I believe the proof of this secret is buried somewhere in the enclosed document. If only I could crack the code...

Attached to the page is a map, which Dipper noted to contain alchemic symbols (composition, terre/earth, extraction of dryness, cementation, fire).


Note: This section is in regards to a non-canonical subject, as it is only seen in a story by Stan, and does not really exist in Journal #3.
S2e6 perceptshroom

The page under a black light.

Most of what has been seen of this page is what the author wrote in invisible ink, including the title of the page and several sketches done on top of previous sketches done in regular ink. The left page shows cross sections of the percepshrooms. There is a drawing of several slices of the percepshroom, with an arrow pointing to a drawing of a mortar and pestle. One cross section has a skull drawn over it in invisible ink and an arrow pointing to it saying:

Do not eat!

The right page has drawings of the whole percepshroom, most of which have a brain drawn over the mushroom head. The largest drawing of the percepshroom has an arrow pointing towards it saying:

Maximum brain power!

To the right of the main percepshroom, the author wrote:

Mind augmentation

There are two brains drawn in invisible ink, one smaller than the other. There is an arrow pointing from the smaller brain to the larger one and text written under each drawing (respectively):

Normal brain
Super brain!

Machine page[]

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The machine page.

The left page has a drawing of three (human) figures, one going into an unknown location (possible portal), while attached by a rope to another figure. The third figure is standing by the second, arms outstretched with an arrow pointing from its arms to the first figure. Below it is a diagram of the portal, similar to the one seen in Grunkle Stan's hidden room underneath the Mystery Shack. The right page has a drawing labeled "Fuel Gauge," including dials drawn beneath the gauge.

Alchemic symbols: fire of circulation

Security Room[]

Main article: Bunker
S2e2 Security Room

All the symbols in the room.

S2e2 Security Code

The escape code.

The Security Room is a room in the author's bunker which leads to the lab area. The walls slowly close in on the person who steps on the middle pad and the right symbols must be pressed in order for the lab door to appear. The journal shows the correct code under black light.

Way out?

fig. C

fig. B diamond clusters
____ ____ the ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ sequence. Each ____ ____ math ____

system's listed area.

The outer system is designed to confuse any potential intruders during security breach.

One false move and unauthorized persons will be destroyed.


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The Spells page.

The Spells page includes a spell to awaken the dead, as noted on the accompanying left page. Although the book says "Daminium," Dipper reads it as "Domnius." The spell roughly translates to "Bodies rise, devil dominion, world change (or world master)."

fig A. Undead Potion

____ ____ ____ ____ curse #7 ____ ____

Zombie curse →

Right page:



fig B Spell volumes


fig C Stonehenge

Corpus Levitas Diablo Daminium

Mondo Vicium

Alchemic symbols: cementation, composition, terre/earth

Squash with a Human Face and Emotions[]

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Squash with a Human Face and Emotions.

While looking for ideas to defeat Gideon, Dipper calls this page "Butternut squash with a human face and emotions" instead of just "squash."

Squash with a Human Face and Emotions

Symbol cipher - DSymbol cipher - OSymbol cipher - N'Symbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - ESymbol cipher - ASymbol cipher - TSymbol cipher - SpaceSymbol cipher - HSymbol cipher - ISymbol cipher - M

He's Gourd-geous!



Stomach-Faced Duck[]

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Stomach-Faced duck.

When Dipper showed the government agents his journal, this page was seen but the two quickly dismiss Dipper’s claim.[4]

Stomach Faced Duck

The stomach faced duck was first found at a nearby lake.

the ___ of ____ Lake. He seems fine despite being horribly deformed.


Water from ____ ____ to the ____ fond ____

Alchemic symbols: fire of rotation, calcination

Trust No One and wheel page[]

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Wheel page.

Left page:

Unfortunately, my suspicions have been confirmed, I'm being watched.

I must hide this book before He finds it.
Remember—in Gravity Falls there is no one you can trust.


Right page:


Thirteen prying wheel found in the back of a literature book at the Gravity Falls library shows a number of interesting symbols and equations. The central eye denotes mystical power. Note that several different ____ and ____ appear.

What does it all mean?
S2e1 can't sleep

Under blacklight.

In invisible ink, it is revealed the wheel is some kind of puzzle the author was trying to figure out. Sections of the wheel are filled in. And the author drew a frowny face in the middle. They make a note underneath that is underlined several times. On the left page, the words 'TRUST NO ONE' has been circled.

In "Not What He Seems," the right page was torn during the activation of the Universe portal.

Can't Sleep! Can't Sleep! Can't Sleep! Can't Sleep! Can't Sleep! Can't Sleep! Can't Sleep! Can't Sleep!
Is this right?
I just don't know anymore!

Alchemic symbols: preparation, reduction, reverberation

Truth Telling Teeth[]

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Truth Telling Teeth.

Truth Telling Teeth

fig. 81 A

The teeth have unique ____ ____ ____ effect brainwaves and (A) ____ ____ ____ ____ of ____ ____ ____. ____ truth ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____. (B) ____ ____

____ ____ ____ (C)
Buried 'neath the tree stump in the deep forest are Truth Teeth, which force upon the wearer the inability to lie.

On the right page is a map of where the tree is.

fig. 81 B

fig. 82


The Undead[]

S1e1 3 undead other page too


The book has details regarding "the undead" (aka zombies). Including how to identify them, spells to resurrect them (see spells for more), and a cure for zombification; the only details of which Dipper describes as involving lots of formaldehyde and cinnamon.[4]

The Undead

Creature #6


Right page:


fig. B Known for their pale skin and bad attitudes, these creatures are often mistaken for teenagers. Beware Gravity Falls' nefarious zombies".

[Crossed out] risen ___ ____ destroy all of humanity. The undead ______ ______ ___ watching __ ____ [Crossed out]
S2e1 zombie weakness

Under blacklight.

In invisible ink, it is revealed how to defeat them.




Unknown pages: photocopied pages[]

S2e1 photocopied pages

The photocopied pages.

In "Scary-oke," Stan can be seen photocopying two previously unseen pages.

The left page contains drawings, possibly schematics of the universe portal. The right page has a topographic map and something similar to a masonic symbol.

Alchemic symbols: composition, pulverize, digestion, fusion

Various symbols[]

S1e1 book 3 strange runes

The Strange Runes page.

This entry has minimal written text but contains symbols from various unknown sources/alphabets. One discernible symbol system is alchemy, which includes: composition, pulverize, digestion, fusion, and coagulation. However, these symbols are seen in the episode "Gideon Rises," where Stan Pines is seen entering the shown symbols to go to the portal's elevator.

Miscellaneous information[]

These are snippets gathered from the book, but a page hasn't been specified.

  • In Gravity Falls it is legal to marry a woodpecker.[6]


Journal 3 appearance

Journal #3 has the main color of burgundy and has various rips and tears on the cover due to age, it has two gold lines on its spine and all four of its corners are gold. In the middle of the book, there is a gold hand with six finger and the number 3 in the middle. It also looks like pages are sticking out. On the back, it shows various alchemist symbols.


Just inside the front cover, the book has a monocle attached to the journal via a cord. Its purpose was unknown until it is revealed in "Journal 3" that Ford attached it to the book so he could read with one eye because of a burning pain in his right eye (most likely a side-effect of Bill possessing him), and it has been used as a bookmark by Dipper as seen in "Irrational Treasure." In "Scary-oke," an eyepiece is seen attached to Journal 1 as well.

Page Order (from left to right)[]

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

  • Property of/Vol 3
  • June 18
  • Floating Eyeballs
  • Giant vampire bats
  • Gnomes
  • Cursed doors
  • Myself
  • My muse
  • Moth man
  • Beard cubs/portal potty
  • Scampfire/kill billy
  • Soothsquitos/steve
  • the invisible wizard
  • The adbominable/Barf fairies
  • Leprocorn
  • stomach face duck
  • Question quail/cowl/Hawktopus/woodpecker pecker
  • the bottomless pit
  • a bit of history
  • blendins letter
  • northwest page
  • augest third
  • the great secret of the great flood
  • the undead
  • Spells
  • magic items
  • truth telling teeth
  • height altering
  • ghost
  • category 1 EH
  • category 2 Pranksters
  • category 3 gluttons
  • category 4 haunted paintings and image based spectres
  • category 5 soul suckers/category 6 phantoms of pain
  • category 7 the enternal key/category 8 the petrifying rock
  • category 9 dream hipster
  • category 10


Season 1


Season 2



S1e1 Original Gnome Page

The old gnome drawing.

  • In an early promo that aired on Disney Channel, the gnome page had a creepier but fairly more accurate drawing of a gnome.
Pilot Dipper reading 1

Journal in the pilot.

S1e1 book 3 strange runes

(Left) The code to Stan's lab.

S1e1 dipper entry page 2

(Left under The Undead page) There is a page which was not written yet.

S1e11-20 The code is different

Top "Little Dipper," bottom "Gideon Rises."

  • In the pilot episode the cover page of the journal was going to have a pentagram instead of a six finger hand.
  • Various alchemist symbols of "fusion," "pulverize," "solution," "dryness," "extraction," "composition," "digestion," "coagulation," "reverberation," and "reduction" appear throughout the pages.
    • Together, "composition," "pulverize," "digestion," and "fusion" is the code Stan uses to enter his secret laboratory.
    • The back cover of the journal contains the symbols for: fire of rotation, strong fire, and smoke stream.
  • There's an animation error with Dipper's page; early in the first episode, when Dipper is showing Journal 3 to Mabel, Dipper's page can be seen, even though he hadn't written that page yet.
  • Both Journal 2 and Journal 3 have pages on zombies, as seen and heard in "Little Dipper" and "Tourist Trapped," respectively.
    • In addition, they both have pages on Bill Cipher.
  • Journal 3 shows signs of neglect as a result of its storage underground. When it was first seen, it was layered with dust, and 2 has small tears on the cover, while 1 is in a worse state, as it has larger tears.
  • The machine page in "Little Dipper" and "Gideon Rises" has different symbols in it. This was done to hide the code until it was ready to be revealed.
  • According to the real life Journal 3, there is no page detailing Percepshrooms, suggesting that Stan was telling the truth when he said he made up the story, and implying that either the Percepshrooms do not exist, or that its contents are actually in Journal 1, as Stan kept it hidden in his hidden laboratory for thirty years, so he likely read it through multiple times. Stan likely only read the pages in Journal 3 that had information on the Interdimensional Portal.
  • In the real life Journal 3, some pages are written by Mabel, although she has never seen writing in the Journal in the series. The pages that she has written are about the events that occurred in "Carpet Diem" when she was in Dipper's body and the events of "Sock Opera."
  • In the episode "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel" there is an animation error; Dipper is shown to be reading Journal 2 despite the fact later in the episode it was shown to be in the possession of Gideon.
  • In the Rick and Morty episode "The Rickshank Rickdemption" a Morty in the background may be seen carrying a book very similar to the Journal. This is not likely to be a coincidence, since the series -and that very same scene - have several Gravity Falls Easter eggs.
  • Journal 3 is said to be the most important item of the entire Gravity Falls series.


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  1. Gravity Falls: Journal 3 by Disney Book Group. July 26, 2016. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) August 25. ISBN: 978-1484746691.
  2. Gravity Falls: Journal 3 by Disney Book Group. July 26, 2016. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) Final page. ISBN: 978-1484746691.
  3. "Gideon Rises." Matt Chapman, Michael Rianda, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima, Joe Pitt (directors). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 2, 2013. No. 20, season 1.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Scary-oke." Matt Chapman, Jeff Rowe, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Rob Renzetti (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 1, 2014. No. 1, season 2.
  5. "The Legend of the Gobblewonker." Michael Rianda, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. June 29, 2012. No. 2, season 1.
  6. "Irrational Treasure." Tim McKeon, David Slack, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 17, 2012. No. 8, season 1.

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