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isaac: 05.01.02 - wins the award for submitting clues well before I even has this thing scanned in:

I have been following the mayday mystery for about a year now, thanks largely
to your web page.  Usually I forget about it till I see something in the
wildcat.. Like today May 1, 2002.. So I figured I would e-mail you what I
have, since you probably don't have anything up on it yet. might save you
some time... 

1. The directions for the "472nd Anniversary" lead to the San Francisco area.
I managed to locate this specific area via Yahoo maps and here is a link
to that area of San Fran.

2. BWV 988 refers to the Goldenberg variations on Bach especially the ones
performed by Daniel Barenboim at Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in
11/1989. This 2 disk collection can be purchased at:

3. The dish 'boudin noir' [boo-DAHN NWAHR] is the french term for "black
pudding" and is a type of blood sausage.

4. "Sorbet aux pommes" is an apple sorbet desert, also french.

5.  The reference to the two french dishes leads me to believe that the destination
at 37.7935911N, 122.398402W is in fact a french restaurant.  If you search
the restaurants in that area along California street, almost immediately
the "Carnelian Room" ( pops up.  While The
menu does not specifically mention Sorbet aux pommes, it does say they have
available 'house sorbets'.  A quick call to them at (415) 433-7500 could
verify this.

6. "Unter den Linden 2 D-10117" is the address of the German Historical Museum
(+49.30.40304-0) is the phone number.  This is located on the main street
in Berlin.

7. A lot of the quotes have already been used and are referenced on your
page, so I wont re-post those here.

8. Last thing is that "Trinity Sunday" is the Sunday after Pentecost, which
happens to be May 26th this year.

Hope some of this helps.

Mikey - 05.02.02
clue:  I can't remember if this has been in a page before, but the islands in the bottom right is a very famous tool for
introducing Euler circuits/paths in discrete math or graph theory cources.

For those of you not learned in the ways of discrete math (you are lucky, it is worthless, at least to me as a computer 
scientist :) ), basically, this problem has no Euler circuit, but has a Euler path.  A Euler circuit is a graph where you can 
start of at some vertex, use each edge EXACTLY once, and return home.  A Euler path is one that simply uses all edges.
The graph shown is known as the Konigsberg bridge problem.  Historically, the idea was that a river (Pregel) ran through the 
city of Konigsberg, Germany (now in Russia) like so, and the bridges were configured like that, and the challenge was to go 
home and back with only crossing each bridge once (impossible).

The only way to solve the home-and-back-again problem is if every single vertex is of even degree (has degree % 2 == 0).

In the many times I have encountered a problem like this, I have never seen the lands numbered by Roman numeral.  Since its 
next to the instructions for the next location in San Fran, maybe it has something to do with crossing the bridges in the Bay 
area or something like that...

haskeller : 05.02.02
clue:  In lower left square:
Euler's Konigsberg Bridges Problem
Bryan, since you are a undergrad and especially arizona undergrad I find it hard to believe that you are unaware of all the
Maybe you should post more of your own clues aswell....

-hance: I will, I'm just kind of swamped w/ work @ the moment.


name:  Eric Phillips

clue:  1. The Greek in the upper right quadrant reads "six hundred sixty-six."

2. The biblical text lying under everything else in the upper right quadrant is Revelation 16:18 to 17:4.  I thought it was 
Dutch at first, but after entering a bunch of words into internet dictionaries, I believe it's actually Afrikaans.  For some 
reason, 17:3 and 17:4 are under the bubble with the map of the Vatican City, in the right column, although the rest of ch. 17 
(starting with vs. 7 or 8) is above it in the same column.

3. This section of Revelation is about the Great Harlot, Babylon, identified as Rome by anti-clerical movements in the Middle 
Ages, and then by the Reformers of the 16th century and on.  This explains the map of the Vatican superimposed, and also the 
presence of 666.

4. The quotation from Le Bon Usage seems to be just an unnecessary hint relating to the Greek, telling us that there is no
punctuation there, that all the words are run together.

5. The vertical bar of the cross is headed by Luther and Calvin, the two religious leaders of the Reformation.  The horizontal 
bar is flanked by Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, the Lutheran champion in the 30 Years War, and Oliver Cromwell, who led the 
Puritan (Calvinist) revolt in England in the early 17th century.  So the vertical arm is Protestant theology, and the 
horizontal arm is militant Protestant politics.

6. The Latin in the middle reads, "And their blood was sprinkled on my garments."  It is a clause quoted directly from the 
Vulgate version of Isaiah 63:3.

7. The Greek in the inner ring in the middle reads "wrath on the day of wrath," and the accusative form of the first "wrath" 
makes it certain that this is a quotation from Romans 2:5.

8. As far as I can tell, the outer ring of Greek is not a New Testament quotation, and therefore is probably an Old Testament
quotation from the Septuagint.  Unfortunately, I can't find a Septuagint concordance program.  The most sense I can make of it 

"The LENON of the Spirit of God fell upon her [or some feminine noun]."  LENON is a problem.  The only translation I can find 
for it is "the place of the trough."  Alternately, LENON could be a proper name, and if it's the name of a woman, then the 
clause could read "The X [fragmentary quotation leaving subject out] of the Spirit of the Lord fell upon Lenon."  Whoever that 

Please let me know if any of this is helpful.  I haven't found any place on your page where I might be able to see much of 
what has already been figured out.  Is there such a page?

hance: you're looking at it, man...

matt- 05.03.02
clue:  The four large names appearing in this text is the same from May 1 (Apr 29) 1999. The May 1 (Apr 29) 1999 text also 
refers to Matthias Flaclus -- and it is also referred to in this text. I am unsure about their connection though, I am just 
pointing  it out.

bingo 05.03.02
1) Arbella, Flagship of the Winthrop Fleet of 1630
        Fleet's passenger list -
        The Winthrop Society -
2) 1 Talent, 2 Minea, 3 Shekalim and 1 Bekah = approximate value $310,350
        1 Shekel= 1/4 oz
        1 Mina = 50 shekels
        1 Talent = 60 mina
        If silver = $5.50/oz
        If gold = $400/oz
        1 silver talent = $4125
        1 gold talent = $300000
        Metric converter for Biblical Weights & Currency
        1 Bekah = 1/2 shekel
3) Delivery to Dallas Section has something to do with high energy physics, stuff makes my head hurt
4) Volkseigentum = public property

clue:  The endothelin is a layer in the heart, receptors being a part of that layer.  Bare in mind I have a
philosophy degree and I'm translating from a pharmacist and a medical journal.  Here's an article about 
endothelin receptors and chronic heart failure,

I noted on the 5/1/2001 entry that there are a number of references to cardiac transplants, including the 
exact dosage of a medication given to transplant recipients. 

Hiiragi: 05.06.02
clue:  The four Hebrew letters in the middle of the 'mandala' in the centre of the page are the Tetragrammaton (this
word means 'the four letters' literally), aka YHVH, the sacred name of God.  

YHVH itself is a form of HVH, meaning 'being' or 'life' or 'woman', which were interchangable concepts in the ancient
middle east.  The english equivalent of HVH is EVE.

Numerologically, YHVH reduces to 9, which is considered to be a magically-powerful number.  It's three threes, plus it
always returns to itself.  That is, no matter what you multiply it by, you can reduce it back to the original nine. 
For example, 9*8 = 72, 7+2 = 9;  9*34 = 306, 3+0+6 = 9.

Also, regarding the card you got in the box with the weird chocolate, 'vae victus' means roughly 'woe to the
vanquished' or  'suffering to the conquered'.  I have no idea what the context of that is supposed to be.

My references are: for the Tetragrammaton info. for the vae victus thing.  Scroll to the bottom of the page for the
story behind the phrase.

Sometimes it's nice to be a geek.

The scope of this mystery never ceases to amaze me.  It's really something.  I hope that my submission helps, even if
only a bit.

'a': 05.07.02
clue:  i just found this site and am really fascinated, i am still reading through all the information you all have
collected which is amazing, but one quick point, i am the only one that thinks it wierd that the titlte is may day a
holiday for the common laborer, and this is the most complicated shit i have ever seen, i doubt a bricklayer could
pick it up on his lunch break.  sorry to waste your time but just curious.

cynic2: 05.15.02
clue:  Can somebody translate the middle English on the cross?  Since I can't fully understand it I can't prove this
point but I think it connects with the Latin and Greek in the circles at the center of the cross.  I think they
variations on a theme.

ben: 05.21.02
clue:  This is partly in response to Mikey, partly just a reminder (since some of the older people aren't weighing in so far)  
The roman numerals in the Konigsberg problem relate to the 4 levels already identified.  I'm guessing that the delivery with 
the one star is also designated as level one.  Considering the history of this quest, I'm guessing that there are two meanings 
for the Konigsberg problem.  I'm not familiar enough with the problem to see the mathematical (and therein lies the level 
refrence, i'm sure), but there also seems to be a hint in the fact that there is a path, but no circuit.  Consider the 
implications:  there is no linear way through the mystery or through even one of these pages, but a path exists, even if you 
have to retrace your steps.  I'm thinking it's time for me to re-read the whole thing. 

clue:  This is a small, dumb observation, but has anyone but me noticed that only the words nothing, zeros and endothelin seem 
to be underlined?  I wonder why, or if it's even important.

Jessica: 05.28.02

clue:  (In the cross) William Herebert (d. ca 1333) was a friar, a member of the Hereford Franciscan convent, who
spent a significant period of time in Oxford, where he was, for several years, a lecturer in the schools of the Oxford

This particular bit can be found in the collection: _Chapters into Verse: Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible_. 
This poem by Herebert is a paraphrasing of Isaiah 63:1-6 "1 Who is this coming from Edom, 
from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson? 
Who is this, robed in splendor, 
striding forward in the greatness of his strength? 

"It is I, speaking in righteousness, 
mighty to save." 

2 Why are your garments red, 
like those of one treading the winepress? 

3 "I have trodden the winepress alone; 
from the nations no one was with me. 
I trampled them in my anger 
and trod them down in my wrath; 
their blood spattered my garments, 
and I stained all my clothing. 
4 For the day of vengeance was in my heart, 
and the year of my redemption has come. 
5 I looked, but there was no one to help, 
I was appalled that no one gave support; 
so my own arm worked salvation for me, 
and my own wrath sustained me. 
6 I trampled the nations in my anger; 
in my wrath I made them drunk 
and poured their blood on the ground."   Here is the original poem (if the thorns and eths don't show, please view
Poem number 16 at this site:  "Quis est
iste qui uenit de Edom?; Fol. 210r

Questio angelorum:
What ys he, ys lordling, at cometh vrom e vyht,
Wyth blodrede wede so grysliche ydyht,
So vayre ycoyntised, so semlich in syht,
So styflyche nge, so douhti a knyht?

Responsio Christi:
Ich hyt am, Ich hyt am, at ne speke bote ryht, Chaunpyoun to hlen monkunde in vyht.

Questio angelorum:
Why, ^nne, ys y shroud red wyth blod al ymeind,
Ase troddares in wrynge wyth most al byspreynd?

Responsio Christi:
e wrynge ich habbe ytrodded, al mysulf on,
And of al monkunde ne was non oer won.

Ich h^m habbe ytrodded in wre and in grme,
And al my wde ys byspreynd wyth h^re blod ysome,
And al my robe yuled to h^re grte shome.

e day of 'ylke wrche leueth in my ouht;
e r of medes eldyng ne uoret ich nouht.

Ich loked al aboute som helpynge mon,
Ich souhte al e route bote help nas er non.
Hyt was myn oune strenge at ys bte wrouhte,
Myn owe douhtynesse at help er me brouhte.
Ich habbe ytrodded e volk in wrthe and in grome,
Adreynt al wyth shennesse, ydrawe doun wyth shome.

Ista sunt uerba Iudeorum penitenciam agencium:
On Godes mylsfolnesse ich wole byenche me,
And heryen hym in alle yng at he eldeth me."

For help in translation, please see for a pretty good Middle
English dictionary.  It doesn't contain all the words appearing in this poem, but if you compare it alongside the
actual Isaiah verses, you'll get a pretty clear idea of what the poem says.

Jessica - 05.29.02

clue:  Mortimer's Deep: Between Aberdour and Inchcolm Island run's a stretch of water known as Mortimer's Deep.  In
the year 1123 Alexander I (r.1104-24) was driven ashore on Inchcolm Island during a storm and was fed and sheltered by
the hermit. To give thanks for his deliverance he founded a Priory so that the monks could pray and care for
shipwrecked sailors. It was later elevated to an Abbey. 
Mortimer's Deep was named after Sir Alan de Mortimer. He was a local landowner who made gifts to the Abbey on
condition that he could be buried there. When he died, his lead-lined coffin was ferried by the monks to the island
but unfortunately it slipped out of the boat and sank in the Firth.  (So any angling done in Mortimer's Deep probably
won't turn up anything nice. The "slight-of-wits" might as easily find them dead?  I also find myself pondering their
use of the word "slight".  Maybe I'm overanalyzing, but if one substituted the word "sleight", one would get a new and
interesting meaning.  In the first form, the shunning of wits could see them dead, and in the latter, the cunning and
crafty use of wits could see them dead.  Hmmm...  I probably wouldn't have thought about it, had they not made similar
intentional "blunders?" before.)
Inchcolm Abbey was an Abbey of great wealth during the Middle Ages and was added to in the 13th and 14th centuries.
After the Reformation of 1559 it was allowed to go to ruin.

clue:  "un tranche de vie" means "a slice of life".  Note similarity to "an occasional slice, a scrap of time"
appearing here: as well as May 1, 1989 and May 1, 1990.

jessica: 06.01.02
clue:  The "slight-of-wits":  Those people lacking any wit, i.e., the idiots will just as easily find them by angling 
off of Mortimer's Deep, meaning they _won't_ find them.  Stupid me for sending in clues when I'm really sick!

mork: 06.02.01
clue:  This got sent in earlier but was put on another page.  The clue belongs here if it works. My thought is that 
there are lots of circles on this page.  A circle is like a zero.  Count the circles and figure they are zeros.  That 
would give you an exact prime number or series of prime numbers, if you used different subsets of the number of 
circles. This clue obvious refers to Riemann who holds a special interest for them.

Erik: 06.07.02
clue: Starling's forces 
Forces that cause the interchange of fluids between the intravasal and interstitial space (hydrostatic and colloidosmotic pressure
in the capillaries). British physiologist,born April 17, 1866, London; died May 2, 1927, on a ship near Kingston Harbour, Jamaica.

near a terminal: 06.12.02
This is kind of creepy but what was the name of the heroine in "Silence of the Lambs" and "Hannibal"?  Lots of medical
references in both those deeply subconscious pictures.  I wonder if they are connected with this or if it comes from some sort of
overlap in the archetypes?  The second option is really stranger and more disturbing because it means the insiders have tapped into
some universal source.  At a very personal level I wonder if that is why I keep coming back to these things?

Repubgirl : 06.25.02
In the top left hand quadrant - the coordinates are equatorial coordinates of stars:

R.A. = Right Ascension
Dec. = Declination

R.A. 7:39 Dec. +5:13 is Procyon A,B
R.A. 14:30 Dec. -62.41 is Proxima Centauri
R.A. 18:43 Dec. +59.38 is Struve 2398 A,B

Proxima Cen is the closest star to the Sun, 4.22 light years away.  Proycon and Struve are also two of the closest stars to the
sun, 11.4 and 11.6 light years respectively.

bob: 06.26.02
The formula to the left of the central circle is from a paper called "On p-adic Stochastic Dynamics, Supersymmetry and the
Riemann Conjecture." You can find the abstract and links to the paper here:
mork: 07.04.02
It's been too many years for me to do the spherical geometry but one of your other readers should be able to tell you
where on the globe the three stars the girl found for you determine.  3 points should fix one posiiton.

mork- 07.14.02
clue:  The German in the upper lefthand corner is from Wagner and I'm pretty sure it is from the Ring cycle but I can't 
remember where.  My German isn't good enough to risk a translation other than it deals with light.  If you look a little below 
it there is more , this time in English about light.  I remember hearing it sung so the point is that it is connected with 
music or that is one of the points.  Positions are calculated based on light in some form.  I think it is more very detailed 
information about determining a position or positions.

near a terminal: 07.17.02
clue:  I had a terrible time finding the protocol in French but it eventually turned up at 1/30/02 in "recent developments". The
thing has been dogging me, think of it at the oddest times.  So today I finally dug it up and looked at it, right away an idea
came.  It seems like correct French but also seems that it might be a translation.  Don't know exactly why but it seems translated.  So I typed in a few quotes
and sure enough, the original site turned up.  I guess it's because this is a public terminal or maybe because I'm stupid but I
can't send the hyperlink directly.  The address is ""  This part strikes me as really important,
it deals with "public keys" _and_ they have changed the names from the original article.  I suspect from the original English names
that someone in France simply translated and then the conspirators or at least the freaks changed the names but kept the French. I
wonder if the guy or guys in France are tied in with this?

Jessica Augustsson: 07.19.02
"heute die Zahlen, morgen..." means "today the numbers, tomorrow..."

near a terminal- 07.19.02
The stuff on Wagner and German got me thinking so I looked up "Heute" and so forth.  I had one year of German and it was so
ugly compared with French that I really didn't learn anything. I had to leave this site and spend a few minutes with one of those
translation programs you can use online.  Most of you probably already know it means "Today the numbers, tomorrow ..." I think that
same phrase occurred at least once before in these things.  Everybody knows who said "Today Germany tomorrow the world."  I don't
see any other references to a lunatic with a moustache so they don't seem like Nazis to me. Hitler was also raised catholic and
hated christianity which is the opposite of this stuff.  I suspect it is like somebody else said, "a red herring" or it describes
something they are doing so well that they didn't care about the impression it made on others.  Since we don't know any of them as
people there is no telling.  But one idea came to mind and this is sort of weird but I think it is congruent.  We know they are
smart and counter-culture, as in they hate what is going on today and especially in the United States. Most of us are probably
anti-label but whatever "liberal" or maybe better yet "free and easy" means,they despise. Now, Hitler was a complete break with
Germany's past.  You can think the language is ugly and still realize that Germany has made many major contributions to world
civilization. So Hitler is a break, what might be called "a psychotic break" with that country's past but he almost conquered all
of Europe.  How did he do it?  While it lasted, German technology was superior.  Think of the pitiful Poles struggling against the
Wehrmacht or the French for that matter.  Ran over the top of them, no sweat. Why did he fail?  The usual answer is that he bit off
more than he could chew especially in Russia.  But I wonder if a better answer isn't that he ran out of superior technology. After
a while, we caught up with him in amazing gear and then we surpassed him.  The German general staff wanted to wait at least a year
before attacking Poland, some say they wanted two more years.  No I can't name the sources at the moment but I know they wanted to
wait for at least a while but Hitler overruled them and the war began in the fall of 39.  If he had more technology especially in a
backup capacity the bastard might have won.  Probably would have won especially if the German jets had come online.  Sooooo, here
is the thought and I don't think it is totally nuts.  These very strange but intellectually able people are assembling gear. god
knows what, but gear.  They have been doing this for a long damn time.  Years of these weird ads and maybe some that we haven't
even seen.  They don't want to run short of technology. Simple and straightforward, they want the jets online.

Mork: 07.21.02
I've had some help with the German text and is not only from "The Ring" it is quoted from "Das Rheingold."   Someone is
helping me locate a performance score because she says there are stage directions connected with the quotation.  I can't vouch for
that at the moment but should know within a week. Just being connected with gold seems significant to me.

anon - 07.29.02

Rich: 07.31.02
This information isn't necessarily relevant to this page, but I had a hunch, and one of my correspondents dug up some
interesting information.

My idea was that if one was concerned with transmitting numbers, but in an obfuscated format, that one could pick some wacky
base representation.

The example I had in mind was using the prime numbers as a numeric base. In which case, your resulting representation would
look a lot like binary, with a lot of 0s and 1s. 

It turns out that this is feasible, and has been researched fairly recently. There are also other similarly unusual numeric
representation schemes.

I would suggest looking at the following if you get some numbers that don't seem to be working correctly the way they are
being used.

Smarandache Prime Base representation of the natural numbers


Please note that I hadn't actually noticed anywhere in the Mayday texts where it was obvious that such techniques were being


1. On the puzzlers' site, there was a page describing Albrecht Durer's engraving "Melancholia" which sounds like it meshes
with the orphanage's views. I wonder if any of the texts refer to this?

2. In a biography of Buckminster Fuller, he makes statements to the effect that "when he was following God's will, his work
proceeded smoothly; resources became available as needed". He also espouses an approach of knowing God through direct study of
his creation, rather than  by mediation of a church. This fits well with my interpretation of the overt themes in the Mayday
texts. Although I haven't seen any references to Fuller or his work in the texts, this leads me to wonder about the
orphanage's view of Bucky.

Bob: 08.02.02

From this web site: 

the follow citation:

Johnstrom P, Landvatter SW, Senderoff SG, Clark JC, Pickard JD, Ohlstein EH ,Davenport AP (2001) Synthesis and preliminary in
vitro characterisation of a F-18- labelled analogue of SB209670, a PET radioligand for the endothelin receptor. British Journal of
Pharmacology 133: 99P

Unfortunately, no abstract or link to the paper.

Read Bob's huge breakdown and clues for this page.
cynic2: 08.08.02
clue:  Reading Bob's new, big clue something came to mind in regard to the first part of it.  He (Bob) said none of the
locations really fit with our friends but I think it does because Bob mentions stockbrokers and banks.  Somebody else said
there was actually a fair amount of law mixed in with this but it isn't obvious, which is probably the way lawyers work if
they are doing their job.  The point is that lawyers (attorneys) stockbrokers and bankers would exactly fit much of what
appears in these  announcements.  When you think about it, really identifying a specfic restaurant would be too obvious if
they fear discovery.  More likely they are describing an economic feast or the realisation of some portion of their plans as
reflected in stockbrokers, bankers and the work of lawyers or all of them together. 

Repentant: 08.20.02
url:  02-may1.html

clue:  I've read through Bob's insights.  I think that they are as reasonable as anything else that's come across these pages.

That being said, I don't think we've gotten very far.

What have we *really* deciphered from these sets of pages?  What other evidence do we have?

1. Recent pages seem to point at, in plain text, a time and place for a gathering.  Usually it's the time that seems to be the
difficult determination.  (Would you really expect a group to place directions in plain text in a mystery page?)

2. Bryan gets the occasional weird package and/or phone call.  The calls that are recorded seem to be from college-age-sounding

3. Think of Occam's Razor here: Do we have any evidence at all to suggest these people are more than a bunch of (admittedly clever)
punks from the University of Arizona?  What if 95% of the content of each ad is filler?

4. How many true puzzles have we figured out so far?  Of all the postings, the closest I think we've come to completely "solving"
something is May '85.  Does anyone disagree?

5. There's all sorts of references to religion, mathematics, symbols, "levels" and "quandrants", etc... but has anyone come up with
anything really consistent?  Is this some type of cipher key?  What is the purpose or true message attempting to be discussed?

I've been reading these pages and looking at these images for a few years too.

I wish there were a separate board here, to discuss the general concept of this.  Looking through comments on individual ads is
difficult at times.

hance: I know, I need a general discussion board... chalk it up to the list of site version 2.0 additions... P.S. Are you new?
Mork : Sept 3 2002
clue:  I've actually sat up thinking about this and walked over from my office to this terminal because it is one of the few on
campus that is still open. I don't agree with the one who signs as Repentant.  Boiling down my thoughts to something simple, the
question for Repentant becomes IF IT IS A COLLEGE PRANK, HOW CAN IT GO SO LONG AND BE SO INTERCONNECTED? My suggestion and it is
contrary to Repentant: Any "prank explanation" is as complex as a conspiracy or secret society explanation.  I deal with
"college kids" all the day long and I've never known even one that could do this sort of thing.  How do they keep track of all
the strands and themes?  I think it is equally important to ask, WHY WOULD THEY DO IT?  It doesn't involve beer and fornication,
it's too much to memorize for entry into a fraternity or sorority and so on and so forth.  This is a little out of my field of
expertise but I think Repentant's suggestion fails on the basis of Occam's Razor.  To go Repentant's route would be as
complicated as believing they are insane wizards bent on world conquest or Mensa loonies playing a game on several continents
over decades.  ANY explanation of this very very unusual collection is complicated and extends over literal decades.  I don't
know Repentant and bear the person no ill will.  I just don't agree and I think the disagreement is logical.

 Coordinates appear to point to a building on the north side of the 200 block of California St.,
quite possibly 260 California St. Tenants include Citibank, some shipping firms, and  a PR firm 
called The  Amidei Group. "" is registered, but the site just says "Future home 
of " and has for several weeeks.

Next door, at 252 California is another candidate. Located here is Aqua, one of the city's better
restaurants. You can find out about it here:
A dessert featuring apples and Calvados is featured, though it does not use sorbet.
mr damien - 10.09.2002
clue:  Maybe "repentant" feels sorry for inflicting this on us all.

anonymous - 11.19.2002 - (shortest...clue...ever)
clue: radical reformers

Rob - 01.23.02
Regarding mikey's comment from 5-2-02: the Koenigsberg bridge problem illustrated is a Hamiltonian Cycle problem. Hamiltonian Cycles were also mentioned in the 5/1/01 message. Too tired at the moment to pursue this.

Juls - 04.12.03
'Angling in Mortimer's Deep' - I don't think this has anything to do with fishing, more likely it needs to be included 
in the reckoning of something like triangulation or some navigational technique - ie: angled in - need to get the 
lat/long,*very* roughly 56' N 3'15"W

Possibly not significant, but did anyone notice that 'mutatis mutandis' "with the necessary changes" is mispelt as 'mutatis

Incidentally, since I notice how some folk have remarked upon the prominence of things to do with British Imperialism: Top
left quadrant, globe has Bristol marked out - Bristol was an important port for trading with the West Indies, and it was also the
main port to deal with the slave trade.

Juls: 04.20.2003
Re. the final phrase, bottom right "et ad haec quis tam idoneus" - this also appears on the may 1 '86
announcement (and has been identified in the clues there as from Corinthians) - but note that here we have an
intrusive 'a' in the word idoneus.  I don't believe that they make mistakes when they do stuff like this - this
signifies something, same with the words that they omit from quotes - they are a signal.

Beacon: 05.08.2003
Diagram in bottom left (no the bridge one the other one)
This is just saying that your latitude in the Northern Hemisphere is the same as the angle between the local horizon and the North
Star e.g. If you happen to be 50 degrees North then the Pole Star (which by the way is only within about one degree of celestial
North) will be 50 degrees "above" the horizon. 

Beacon: 07.07.02
Middle/old english down the centre:
"What is he this lordling" is a hymn.

William Herbert was a friend of Shakespeare but the date is three centuries earlier and millde English was
becoming modern by shakespeares time.

The Old English if from Friar William Herbert

Fourteenth century Friar William Herebert's paraphrase of Isaiah 63: 1-6 ("What is he, this lordling, that
cometh from the fight/With blood-red weed so grisliche dight . . . ") 

sjwk - 10.29.2003

clue: Phrygian Mode is to do with music. Specifically harmonic scales. The $\Omega equation (which is I think given in a typesetting language - Tex?) as already mentioned is taken from a paper on Stochastic Dynamics (and connected to Riemann). It more specifically defines the harmonics of harmonic oscillators for finding zeroes in the zeta function.

While probably unrelated, this page has info about some of Pythagoras's theories on musical scales and numbers governing musical tones.

Eri 07.12.2004
RE: Point Bonita - The verticle text on the lefthand side includes the sentence, "Neither Pigs nor Hirelings noticed that he
cleared Point Bonita at 1255 hours, 4/12/02."
Point Bonita is a lighthouse at the northern tip of the Golden Gate.

Bob 09.08.2004
Riemann hypothesis or conjecture shows up on these pages from time to time. A prominent professor at Purdue University
believes he has proved the Riemann hypothesis. In articles for lay people, the hypothesis is most frequently described as making
predictions about the frequency of prime numbers (which would have implications for modern encryption systems). And that is
certainly true. If you look at the link I submitted above, or at the "apology" for his proof that the Purdue prof links to here:

you'll see there's more going on. The prof seems to indicate that the proof, and the theory, have implications for our
understanding of the true nature of space, quantum theory and even the mass of strings (if I'm reading it correctly (the math is
a bit difficult; I'm relying on the text.)). In other words, many of the themes that appear here regularly are addressed.

cynic2 01.09.2004
Just noticed the postmark from the upper left hand area under "Equator": it is from 1988.  They do integrate all of these
even over years and dedades.

Marcel B. 11.01.2005
I'll take issue with Hiiragi on a few points regarding the Hebrew spelling of one of G-d's names.
It's simple (gematria) numerical value is 10+5+6+5=26, not nine.
The name seems to derive from the words "haya hoveh yihyeh", literally "was, is and shall be" - a variant on how G-d identified
himself to Moses at the Burning Bush and an obvious reference to eternity.

D. Thomasson 03.27.2006
"Unter den Linden 2, D-10117" in the bottom right quadrant is possibly a Pi number as other
addresses are in 86-May1 and 94-Dec7 announcements.

Convert 2 decimal to 10 binary and convert D hex to 13 decimal, then concatenate these new numbers
with 10117:

101310117 is located at 131,790,459 decimal digit of the first 200 million digits of Pi.

Joe 04.05.2007
This people it's are USA Goverment agents, the Airport it's The Moffett Federal Airfield operated by the US Air Force and
the NASA.

founded by back trcing the direcion to the coordinates given on the instructions...

Punker 07.16.2007
Looks like Joe has hit on something that nobody else has said before.  US government agents using this medium to
convey encrypted instructions.  Something that everybody must notice but almost never mentions is the fact that means of
transportation and points of departure appear in the majority of these superficially odd communications.  That seems to indicate
that Joe is correct.  Years ago I remember reading that the CIA actually published novels on cheap paper and with sloppy
printing that gave the names and addresses of agents and informants in Arabic speaking countries.  A change in the typography
would indicate which form of encryption was the key.  Since the novels were inexpensive and easily ignored the messages almost
always got through without detection.

Brian 11.23.2007

Some kabbalah will help illuminate the tetragrammaton at the center of the cross.
I have a link- 
the image represents creation, except whoever made this has it backwards but it was the
closest thing i could find. 

keter is The Infinite G-d - ain which cannot be defined by our terms. then ain soph, the
limitless, and ain soph aur - the limitless light.
These are known as the three veils.

prozacsmiss 03.14.2009

Kevin 02/11/2013
Have you ruled out the idea that the people involved are Lutheran/Protestant Reformists 
from Europe (France, Germany, Sweden, Dutch, etc.) given all the references to Luther, 
Calvin, Cromwell, and Gustavus Adolphus? The Reformists that came to America (some known 
as Huguenots) created orphanages and emphasized education (especially Religion and music). 
Seems too obvious but the CL in the SR/CL could refer to the French name of "Church 
Lutheran" and the SR could refer to "Spiritual Reformists". Just thought I would mention 
this given all the particular names mentioned and the celebration of the Reformation 
Confession of 1535.	

OAB 09/27/2013
Comments: Err, just throwing this out there: anti-Christ hologram theory

bhance: wat
1.618 06/11/2016
BTH does not yet recognize the eminence of the Zeta Function. There will be a solar eclipse on 8/21/2017 which may enlighten him.

Thank you for your exceptional work, Bryan.