This is the timeline of the Cloverfield universe.

20th Century[]


  • 1945: Kantaro Tagruato founds a mining company in Kyūshū, Japan’s southernmost island, named 力の手 (Hand of Power). The company goes on to become very successful in the next few decades.[1]


  • 1961: Hand of Power attempts to buy a small mining outfit in Honshu. The mining owner refuses but was later found dead. Although foul play was suspected for the man's death, but was never proven. Allegedly the man changed his mind the night before his death, leaving behind instructions to sell the company to Hand of Power.[2]


  • 1962: Hand of Power opened a machinery works factory specialized in exports of engines for large construction vehicles in Nagasaki. The company is contracted to build satellites and launch vehicles for the National Space Development Agency of Japan.[1]


  • 1981: Hand of Power is accused of using child laborers in India. The factory housing the children is quickly shut down, but other Hand of Power facilities are suspected of also using child laborers.[2]



  • 1986: Hand of Power is found illegally dumping industrial waste into the Tokyo Bay.[2]


  • 1989: Ganu Yoshida, a businessman involved in off-shore drilling, purchases all shares of Hand of Power, a company now faced with scandals and a steady decline. Yoshida becomes C.E.O. of the company and subsequently renames it as the Tagruato Corporation.[1]
  • 1989 - 2005: Yoshida builds thirteen Tagruato deep-sea drilling stations, and the company expands into subsidiaries including Bold Futura, Yoshida Medical Research, Slusho! brand happy drink, and ParafFun! Wax Distributors.[1] The Slusho drink contains a secret ingredient called Seabed's Nectar, a mysterious substance that Tagruato has discovered on the seabed.

21st Century[]


  • March 31st: "Earthworm" Operations Center/Armory is established to facilitate the NYANG 42nd Infantry's response to potential terrorist attacks in the New York City area.


  • October 13th: Tagruato is recognized by the Tokyo Business Quarterly as one of the top Japanese corporations.[3]
  • December 19th: Tagruato announces plans for the development of advanced underwater vehicles and drilling stations to function at the ocean's greatest depths.[4]


  • February 25th: Tagruato announces on its website that its employees "are among the most satisfied, motivated, and well compensated in all of Japan."[5]
  • April 1st: Tagruato forms the Future Energy Development Committee to expand and invest in future energy development.[6]
  • May 28th: Slusho! stock prices jumped 2.7% in over four days. Tagruato releases a statement claiming that they have completed comprehensive testing on Seabed's Nectar, which they expect to reveal unmatched health benefits.[7]
  • June 2nd: Tagruato's sponsored team, the Lions Little League Team, wins the Little League championship after defeating the Nishio Dragons by way of forfeit.[8]
  • July 2nd: Tagruato's annual investor conference, held at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo, announces plans to update its tanker fleet in which they will replace 12 of their 14 single-hull tankers over the next 4 years with new ships equipped with more environmentally compatible double-hulls. The decision comes after ecological criticism and the implementation of strict standards perpetuated by the Marine Habitat Protection Committee (MHPC) in response to growing environmental concerns and bad record of oil spills among single-hull tankers. The ships are to be constructed at Watatsumi Shipbuilding Co,. LTD in Sakai and at Utsuwa Industrial LTD. in Osaka, each costing roughly 23 billion Yen ($200 million).[9]
  • July 27th: Tagruato finished the quarter with a net income of Y789,880.50 million.[10]
  • July 29th: Ganu Yoshida is to be honored at the Pacific Oil Conference with the Khodorkovsky Award for innovation.[11]
  • August 9th: Tagruato donates Slusho! drinks to elderly people at the Ibaraki Nursing Home in Mito.[12]
  • August 27th: The site is created by Jamie Lascano as a gift for her boyfriend, Teddy Hanssen.[13]
  • September 9th: Ganu Yoshida announces plans to meet with Tanzanian Energy Correspondent, Gamal Mobari in mid-October to discuss the potential for mineral excavation on the Tanzanian coast.[14]
  • October 4th: The second video is uploaded on It shows that Jaimie received a gift send by Teddy.[15]
  • October 18th: The third video is uploaded on[16]
  • October 28th: Suinin Station wins the Japanese Conservationist Society's Green Award.[17]
  • November 12th: The fourth video is uploaded on[18]
  • November 19th: The ParafFun! Wax Museum is unveiled by Ganu Yoshida.[19]
  • November 21st: The Ravaille Research Centre publishes an article on Seabed's Nectar, claiming that it has significant effects on the human body. Tagruato releases a statement claiming that the Ravaille Research Centre's article on Seabed's Nectar is false and that legal action is being taken against them.[20]
  • November 26th: Through its Bold Futura subsidiary, Tagruato successfully launched its first geostationary satellite Hatsui.[21]
  • November 27th: Bold Futura recruited one hundred of the top physics majors graduating from universities around the world.[22]
  • November 28th: According to T.I.D.O. Wave, a marine biologist working for Tagruato makes a "magnificent discovery" but is subsequently killed along with his family by a gas explosion.[23] This discovery is presumably of the Large Scale Aggressor (LSA) that attacks New York City during the events of the Cloverfield film. His death is most likely an assassination by Tagruato to prevent his discovery of the LSA from going public.
  • November 29th: First message send by a whistle blower, working at Chuai Station, is received through randomly selected packages of Slusho! merchandise. The message states that the Chuai Station contains a "dark secret" and that people are going missing.
  • December 10th: The anti-Tagruato environmental activist organisation T.I.D.O. Wave sends some of its members to Tagruato's off-shore drilling rig Chuai Station, including Teddy Hanssen.[24] Teddy goes missing following this assignment, but manages to send his girlfriend Jamie Lascano some evidence from the station, including a sample of Seabed's Nectar.
  • December 10th: The fifth video is uploaded on On it, it is show that the "gift" containing a package Teddy Hanssen requested to be placed in the freezer and not eaten, alongside an audio message, stating that he was kidnapped by Tagruato. Jamie does not believe him, however; she assumes that Teddy is lying about his disappearance in order to end their relationship. Instead, she takes his message as a cowardly way of breaking up with her and declares that she is "done" with him.[25]
  • December 18th: Tagruato releases its 5th annual Tagruato Company Picnic for its five-hundred employees at the newly opened Slusho! Field.[26] On the same date the second message send by the Whistle Blower is received. It sent as a PDF file from, the e-mail address in's 'Contact Us' section and in's 'Distribution Opportunities' section. The message suggest that there is not oil on the Chuai Station, and that Tagaruto must have known this before they built it.
  • December 26th: The sixth video is uploaded on Jamie calls Tagruato, to see if Teddy is telling the truth. They claim to have never heard of Teddy, then request her address. She withholds her personal information and hangs up; she becomes angrier when they call her back.[27]
  • December 27th/28th: Chuai Station is destroyed. Tagruato blames the destruction on an alleged terrorist attack by T.I.D.O. Wave.
  • December 29th: The third message send by the Whistle Blower is received. It contains sonar picture indicating something large in the water around the rig, presumably the LSA.[28]


  • January 1st: T.I.D.O. Wave announces on their website that they have went to investigate Chuai Station, but found no station or any traces at its location.[29]
  • January 2nd: The seventh video is uploaded on[30]
  • January 3rd: Tagruato releases a statement claiming that the Hatsui satellite has been at peak performance and reiterate the company's success in Futura's space program. The company also claims that the Hatsui satellite was being used to locate a rogue fragment that fell off of the Japanese government's ChimpanzIII satellite and disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean.[31][32]
  • January 5th: T.I.D.O. Wave announces that their headquarters was raided by agents working for Tagruato. They stated they have no role in the destruction of the Chuai Station.[33]
  • January 7th: The eighth video is uploaded on Jamie eats the primary evidence sent by Teddy and becomes unnaturally hyperactive.[34]
  • January 9th: The ninth video is uploaded on[35]
  • January 9th: Ganu Yoshida delivers an open letter to Tagruato employees and supporters in regards to the destruction of Chuai Station.[36] Yoshida also announces to Tagruato's elite corporate board that Seabed's Nectar had been approved for distribution in the United States.[37]
  • January 11th: T.I.D.O. Wave announces to their followers that they have been laying low from the authorities and reiterate their opposition to Slusho! drinks.[38]
  • January 13th: The tenth video uploaded on[39]
  • January 15th: Ganu Yoshida traveled for a four-day business trip to New York City to meet BevVo CEO Glen Warner.[40]
  • January 17th: T.I.D.O. Wave posted their last message on its official website before it is shutdown by the External Affairs Department.[41]
  • January 18th: The eleventh video is uploaded on Jamie is hyperactive again, indicating she ate the rest of the primary evidence, and states that she is finally over Teddy and thinks he is pathetic.[42]
  • January 18th: Ganu Yoshida is attacked by T.I.D.O. Wave members outside of a Manhattan restaurant in which they poured an unknown liquid onto him. Due to the attack, Yoshida is forced to extend his stay in New York.[43]
  • March 20th: Teddy Hanssen's sister, Alyse Hanssen, created a website dedicated to finding her missing brother.[44] While searching for her brother, she follow several leads that reveal photos apparently taken by Tagruato submarines. These photos confirm that Human Scale Parasites (HSPs) were present on the seabed around Chuai Station and that the station was in fact attacked by the LSA.
  • April 11th: An ominous new message is posted on T.I.D.O. Wave's website addressed to "MissingTeddyHanssen", "There's no help coming. Stop your campaign. There's nothing here."[45]
  • April 27th: Rob Hawkins and Beth McIntyre are on a date on Coney Island. An unknown object falls from the sky into the ocean.
  • May 22nd: As documented in the film Cloverfield, the LSA emerges from the Atlantic Ocean and begins to lay waste to New York City, presumably having been perturbed by either the rogue piece of the ChimpanzIII satellite or Tagruato's research.
  • May 23rd: After several unsuccessful attempts to neutralise the LSA, the US military initiates the Hammerdown Protocol. A large bomb is dropped on Manhattan, presumably resulting in both the destruction of the city and the LSA.



  • A local girl named Brittany is kidnapped by Howard Stambler, and forced to live with him in his underground bunker. After some times passed she tried to escape, to which Howard killed her.


  • February: On Tagruato's website, the employees of the month of February are revealed: Dr. Feng Guangbiao is the employee of the month of Tagruato; Bruno Kielholz is the employee of the month of Yoshida Medical Research; Aminata Sio is the employee of the month of Slusho!; Howard Stambler is the employee of the month of Bold Futura; and Annika Peltier is the employee of the month of ParaFun! Wax Distributors.
  • February: Howard Stambler creates a website called as an attempt to contact his daughter, Megan.
  • February-March: Denise puts on sale on Craigslist, Howard's silverware. After discovering Howard's secret website she confronts him, telling him to forget about she and Megan, and to get help.
  • March: On Tagruato's website, the employees of the month of March are revealed: Hanan Uemoto is the employee of the month of Tagruato; Art Reynoso is the employee of the month of Yoshida Medical Research; Fatima Abourizk is the employee of the month of Slusho!; Nikolai Roza is the employee of the month of Bold Futura; and Theodore Nessn is the employee of the month of ParaFun! Wax Distributors.
  • March: An unnamed user on leaves Howard a message which contains an audiofile that contains a message that can be decoded by using Slow Scan TV. Although the identity of the person that send the message is unknown, it is highly likely that i could be Nikolai Razo.
  • March: After having an argument with Ben, Michelle leaves New Orleans, ending their relationship. While she was driving, she is knocked of road by Howard Stambler while he was heading to his bunker, after discovering that an alien attack was going to happen.
  • March 7th: Michelle wakes up in Howard's bunker were she meets Stambler and Emmett Dewitt. Howard tells her that there has been attack that has poisoned the air. However, she is skeptical about this and tries to escape, but as she is about to open the door, through the window she sees a woman covered with severe skin lesions, and dies shortly, confirming Howards statement.
  • March: As time passes, the trio begin adapting to life underground. After a ventilator fails, Michelle is sent to fix it, being the only one thin enough to fit through the vents. She discovers a second hatch leading outside, closed with a padlock and with the word "HELP" scratched on the inside of the viewport. Michelle and Emmett discovered that Howard had kidnapped and murdered Brittany, before making an attempt to escape. Emmett is killed by Howard, but Michelle sets the bunker to explode, killing Stambler. But the explosion draws the attention of an alien spaceship that attacks Michelle. She makes a Molotov cocktail and throws it into the maw of the craft which explodes. Michelle drives away in a car and hears on the radio of successful human resistance efforts against the aliens. Michelle decides to head for Houston to aid in the fight.


  • The crew of the Cloverfield Station test the particle accelerator in an attempt to unlock limitless renewable energy. However the test goes wrong and they break the fabric of space and time making multiple different dimensions collide together and creating different realities. Gigantic monsters are transported from different dimensions and attack Earth in multiple dimensions in both 2008 and 2028, in another dimension aliens invade Earth in 2016 and the Cloverfield Station itself is sent to a universe where Earth is at war and the laws of physics appear to be different causing many strange, unexplained things to happen. The crew fire the particle accelerator again and return to the dimension they came from, where the two surviving members manage to complete the original mission; however they soon find out this Earth is under attack by giant monsters.

See also[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Tagruato History
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 TidoWave Cruel-etin Board
  3. Tagruato recognized as top Japanese corporation
  4. Tagruato announces plans for "undersea construction sites"
  5. Testaments of happiness and gratitude from Tagruato's finest
  6. Investing in the future of energy
  7. Slusho! Ices Competitors
  8. Tagruato Lions win Little League Championship
  9. Investor Conference Held in Tokyo
  10. Tagruato Releases Second Quarter Results
  11. Tagruato CEO to be honored at Pacific Oil Conference
  12. Tagruato cares!
  14. Ganu Yoshida to Meet with Tanzanian Energy Correspondent to Discuss Mineral Excavation
  15. JamieAndTeddy Video #2 - The Gift
  16. JamieAndTeddy Video #3 - The Ex
  17. Suinin Station Wins Green Award
  18. JamieAndTeddy Video #4 - The Striptease
  19. ParafFun Wax Museum Unveiled!
  20. To Investors: Concerning the RRC Article
  25. JamieAndTeddy Video #5 - The Tape
  26. Company Picnic Packs Them In!
  27. JamieAndTeddy Video #6 - The Call
  28. The Military Commentary from the Cloverfield Blu-ray supports this, stating that the LSA may have already been discovered by Tagruato.
  30. JamieAndTeddy Video #7 - The Awesomest!
  31. Hatsui Satellite Works for the Futura
  32. The commentary, however suggests that both Chuai Station and the Hatsui satellite may actually have been used to research or keep track of the LSA.
  33. Do NOT return to The Farm. It’s crawling with agents on Tagruato’s payroll.
  34. JamieAndTeddy Video #8 - The Evidence
  35. JamieAndTeddy Video #9 - The Hate Dance
  36. An Open Letter from Ganu Yoshida
  37. Kaitei No Mitsu Approved for US Distribution
  38. Laying low
  39. JamieAndTeddy Video #10 - The Crazy
  40. Yoshida Brings Happy Flavor to Big Apple
  41. Horns down
  42. JamieAndTeddy Video #11 - The Zoom
  43. Ganu Fights Off Attackers
  44. Missing Teddy Hanssen
  45. To MissingTeddyHanssen