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There's A Theory That "Stranger Things" And "It" Take Place In The Same Universe, And It's Legit

Now all I want in the world is to watch Eleven face off against Pennywise next season.

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Warning: This post contains some spoilers for the second season of Stranger Things.

Both Season 2 of Stranger Things and the film It became instant favorites for a lot of people in 2017.

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And obsessed fans have wasted no time in following trails and looking for hidden messages in both.

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Which is how they came to the conclusion that Stranger Things and It take place in the same universe. Bear with me here...

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According to this theory from Twitter, it all starts with Bob's childhood.

In Stranger Things, Bob is said to have grown up in Maine, which is where the film (and book) It was set. The original story took place in the 1950s, which is when Bob would have been a kid.
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In Stranger Things, Bob is said to have grown up in Maine, which is where the film (and book) It was set. The original story took place in the 1950s, which is when Bob would have been a kid.

In the third episode of the new season, Bob tells Will how he got over his fear of a clown who tormented him as a child.

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A clown who offered children balloons, who appeared in their nightmares, in Maine, in the '50s... Did Bob know Pennywise?

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And he beat him because he stopped being afraid of him, of course.

Which is exactly how the Losers' Club ultimately defeated Pennywise in It.
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Which is exactly how the Losers' Club ultimately defeated Pennywise in It.

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Fans also noticed that the actor Finn Wolfhard, who played a character in each, delivers the same line in both the series and the movie:

Finn Wolfhard says the same line in both #StrangerThings and the movie IT

Is it a coincidence? A hidden message? Are people making something out of nothing?

It may not be so far-fetched. The Duffer brothers, who created Stranger Things, have said that Stephen King's books were an inspiration for the series.
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It may not be so far-fetched. The Duffer brothers, who created Stranger Things, have said that Stephen King's books were an inspiration for the series.

And hell, who doesn't want to see Eleven and Pennywise duke it out in a psychic battle next season?

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This post was translated from Spanish.