Stranger Things is set in fictional Hawkins Indiana but there's a real Illinois phone number you can call for a season 4 Easter egg!

Heads up, there's spoilers ahead, so if you haven't seen season 3 of Stranger Things, turn away! 

Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Last night I finished Stranger Things season 3, and that finale HOLY MOLY! It was SO FREAKING GOOD! Now I did end up in tears more than once, especially when Hopper sacrificed himself to close the gate.   But did he die??  There's been speculation that the "keep the door open 3 inches" has a double meaning.  That just maybe the Upside Down gate was open just enough for Hopper to slip through to avoid the fate of the exploding machine.  Or did he get captured by Russians and is in the cell in the Russian prison?  While neither option is ideal, it seems like maybe season 4 can focus on finding Hopper.  At least that's what I hope happens!

So it may just be wishful thinking, but remember the scene when Hopper calls from Murray Bauman's house to get the government to send in the military to help them?  He asks them to call him back and gives a number with a 618 area code. I didn't think too much of it, other than I thought it was cool as a Hoosier to see how well they're selling the show's Indiana setting (remember they had to drive to get to Bauman's Illinois home).

But apparently you can call that number! Check out the video below where I call and get the voicemail of Murray Bauman.  Could he be giving us a clue for the next season??


If you want to try the number yourself, have at it! (618) 625-8313





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