An 'Unsolved Mysteries' Viewer May Have Found Big Clue in Rey Rivera Letter

Unsolved Mysteries if full of (surprise) unresolved mysteries, which are exactly the kind of thing that true crime fans like to pore through. The first episode, "Mystery on the Rooftop," contains a massive potential clue: A letter that Rey Rivera left hidden behind his computer before his body was found in a Baltimore hotel.

This letter is full of classic conspiracy theory staples: Reference to the Free Masons, the director Stanley Kubrick, and reference to a "game" that Rivera was playing. The letter also includes a long lists of books, movies and albums that had inspired the aspiring screenwriter.

It is in this list that one Reddit user has found a startling similarity to the plot of a film and what really happened to Rivera.

Writing on a subReddit titled, "Unresolved Mysteries," this user wrote: "I am watching the Rey Rivera episode on Netflix and what really caught my eye was the note Rey wrote on the day he died and he hid the note behind the computer. It had all these names of actors, his friends and family, quotes from free masons and a list of movies.

"One of these movies was The Game. Immediately, I thought: OF COURSE! There is one big scene at the end of the movie where the main character jumped off the roof (!) of a fancy hotel and goes through the (glass) roof. The similarities to Rey are truly astonishing.

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"The whole movie is about this crazy game that a company arranges that makes you think you lose everything in order to let you appreciate life again.

"Rey was an unsuccessful movie script writer and maybe he got involved in [something] that tried to imitate The Game in some way."

They later added: "in the episode you can see two see-through roof windows next to the hole caused by Rey. Did he try to go through one of the windows like in The Game?"

The Game, directed by Fight Club's David Fincher, was released in 1997 and stars Michael Douglas and Sean Penn.

In the film, Douglas plays Nicholas Van Orton, an investment banker haunted by the suicide of his father on his 48th birthday. When Van Orton turns 48, his brother buys him a "Game" voucher.

After he thinks he has been rejected by the company behind the game, things start to go wrong in his life. All the money is taken from his account, he is drugged by a waitress, and is then buried alive.

At the end of the film, the waitress tells him that the whole thing has been part of the game, but he does not believe her. So when someone comes to their hideout, he shoots them, before realising he has killed his brother. Devastated, he jump off the roof and through a glass ceiling.

In the movie, he falls onto an air cushion, and learns his brother was in on it, is still alive, and everything was part of the game. In reality Rey Rivera's body was found broken in a hotel room after seemingly having jumped to his death.

This Reddit post may add extra evidence to one of the prevalent theories over what happened to Rivera: That the letter was a sign of a undiagnosed mental illness that may have a part to play in Rivera jumping to his death.

At time of writing, Rivera's death is thought to be a suicide, though members of his family have questioned this due to some inconsistencies in the theory.

Unsolved Mysteries is streaming now on Netflix.

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