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bhance - coords look like Denver Colorado, right where I-270 meets I-25 and I-76. Kind of the navel of the nation's highways..

'opsaal' - afrikaans?

Looks like the coordinates are very close to the Denver Mint:

Degree/minute/second translation:
39 deg 44' 45.24"
-104 deg 58' 24.96"

Although, the coordinates also line of with MapQuest's city center for Denver. The coordinates could be a simple pointer to Denver itself, without any specific location in Denver in mind.

zuidera: 10.02.02
"opsaal" could indeed be Afrikaans. It is a verb in the present tense, in English it would be: "saddle".
As in: "Saddle the horse." Or perhaps: "Saddle up." 

clue:  "Orate pro nobis" = Pray for us.

"en route." = on the way.

What I notice is the "foreign" languages are not spoken perfectly or at least are used in ways which are sometimes
slightly off.

eg opsaal, en route.

I've only had a quick look over some of the ads / postings, but there are recurring themes, phases.

I will have to check when the term "The asylum Choir" makes its appearence.

A few things puzzle me, does eveything have a meaning or not? Do some things have multiple meanings?

One thing that seems likely is that someone has access to a library.

Octavus Roy COHEN {US} (M: 1891 Jun 26 - 1959)
The May Day Mystery [1929]

Allan, Mabel Esther.The May Day Mystery. J FIC Allan 

Coincidence? I have been without sleep for a while...

Barbadel - 10.02.02
I'm pretty sure that 'Orate pro nobis.' is latin and that it means "Pray for us."

carson - 10.02.02
the major thing i can come up with for "opsaal" is it's german for a room equipped with fixed medical devices. 

"truckload of turkeys" is a common "grandma's saying." as in, "he came into the room like a truckload of turkeys."

the master of the obvious strikes again with the "literal" half. 

oh, of course, "speak/pray for us" at the end there. 

anon 10.06.03
clue: 1. I would like to reinforce carson's note about the word 'opsaal'. All the online Afrikaans dictionaries I could find were pretty feeble. But while googling for clues, I kept turning up Dutch/German/Afrikaans (?) pages discussing >>operating rooms<<. This kinds of fits with some of the themes we've seen in the Mayday texts, where there is some medical procedure/research being referenced.

I did find one reference ( it was used in the "saddle up" sense.

2. Has anyone ever discovered the significance of the number of hairs on "mr big ears" head? I don't think we've seen six (!) before.

3. Granpa's Farm seems to be a new location / entity that we haven't seen before. I didn't find it in Jessica's spreadsheet (

bill - 10.09.02
clue:  "Opsaal" in German loosely translates to "op hall" or "operating room".  In this case, however, I think we are
looking for the Afrikaans meaning, which is sort of a rallying cry, I think.  There have been many Afrikaans references
in the texts.

"Grandpa's Farm" is an airport in Illinois:
"Asylum Choir" refers to a couple of albums by Leon Russell and Mark Benno.

near a terminal : 10.09.02

clue:  Have a strong 'maybe' for you and another one for sure.  I was reading "zuidera" and thought the remarks so
stupid that they should be investigated, might be a plant by the Freaks.  (Why the hell would 'opsaal' be taken as
synonymous for 'en route'?  That's so stupid a deduction that it aroused my paranoia as to 'zuidera')  So I looked up
"Opsaal!" and found the same thing that 'anon' did--a native speaker of Afrikaans used it and it surely fits this
ad--obviously contrary to 'zuidera'.  Assuming the paranoia as to 'z' being well founded, (maybe it was just a dumb
inference, but it seems too grossly dense), I then read the article by the Afrikaner.  I think it is a clue because it
fits other parts and older announcements--read through it and it deals with a miraculous victory by the Afrikaners which
was produced by the intervention of a "hunchbacked cripple."  There are repeated references in in these ads to losers,
cripples, outcasts and so on.  Equally interesting, the hunchback knew a secret route around the numerically greater
English during the bloody Boer War.  Now look at the letters that came to the webmaster from Denver.  
(hance: see here, letter 1, pic 1)
I've been around for so long that I can identify one of them because I saw the show on TV as a kid.  The "guy entering a door" or "in a
door" is Zorro; that's an old TV series from the 50s.  Impressed the hell out of many pre-pubescent males in the 50s.  I
never missed a single episode.  Here's the point:  Zorro is emerging from a secret passage.  That's right, it is a door
but it is a door hidden behind a heavy case, a secret passage.  Fits with the crippled hunchback, secrecy and about a
dozen other themes that are bound together in this scary puzzle.

randy: 02.23.02
clue:  This is supposed to be completely anonymous because if I'm right then this thing is much heavier than most of us used to
think.  I thought somebody else would say this about a week ago but nothing, so here's a point that seems completely clear to
anybody that thinks about it.  Look at 14 May 2002 in the correspondence section which the webmaster calls "recent developments" or
words to that effect.  There is a bank bag from Kilgore, Texas.  About 10 days or two weeks ago "James Kilgore" was arrested in
none other than Cape Town, South Africa.  Kilgore was the last remaining member of the SLA still at large.  Finally look at this
one, this page from 26 Sept 2002 and the leitmotiv is in Afrikaans meaning "Saddle up!"  Like Kilgore didn't get the memo, which
they had been posting since May.  It all fits or it is a coincidence that belongs in the Guiness book.  Don't forget that those
people were bank robbers.

Bob : 11:05.02
clue:  The coordinates appear to be at Children's Hospital in Denver. See here:

near a terminal: 11.29.02
clue:  I'm in here at this strange hour strictly because I've got access but still have to be brief as they patrol the halls after
hours and even if you are an old, trusted employee strange conduct gets noticed.  I mention that because I have just zipped through
these as fast as I could hit the screen and then move on to the next.  I had an idea last night and wanted to confirm it.  I'm sure
this is correct but can't prove it any more than the rest of the contributors can prove their various theories and explanations. 
I'm already on record as saying that I don't think these things are random or a joke.  The webmaster has in my opinion advanced
very cogent reasons why it can't be an undergraduate fraternity prank.  The biggest is cost and the second is longevity.  So what
have we got?  A damned lot of material is what.  Piles and truckloads of intricate, arcane stuff and yet as many of the
contributors point out, it has great continuity.  It is the same idea or set of ideas in many many ways.  So here is what I have to
say and the folks can have at it but I don't think this can be easily refuted: this stuff is consciously designed as a huge and I
mean huge database.  No human could keep this amount of stuff straight, it isn't possible.  Some clown a year or two ago said that
he had contributed to games or pranks or something equally stupid that was this complicated.  I say bullshit.  Typically, we
haven't heard from the fool since.  No my friends this is a huge database and they use computers on it to get what they want.  What
that is, what they want, I don't know.  But the mass of material is integrated and detailed and no human mind could keep it
straight.  "Nuts do it!"  Thats what they want us to think.  But if they are nuts then why do learned references pop up that only
people deep in that particular field can identify and then why do they come up again in a slightly different form _many years_
later?  I'd bet serious money these people have a ############### big computer or computers in some remote location and they
communicate that way.  If the message is obscure and harmless looking then time does not become the burning factor it is in normal
espionage or undercover work. When I say espionage I don't mean they are necessarily outside the law, but I do think they are doing
what they don't want directly observed by anybody but the conspirators.   Extreme last sentence but suggest a better explanation. 
I would like to believe something less extreme but I can't see a rational basis for anything but a genuine plot.

carson - 12.05.02
i'm gonna use what folks here have put together and put forth a translation. first, though, i think that The Midget Tag Team
and The Asylum Choir are the nicknames used by two entities 'in on' the mystery. (see other ads for rosters of the players) 

ok. here goes:

sr/cl: leitmotiv: "opsaal!"
 "saddle up!"

TMTT (player one) says "howdy-do! from colorado" to TAC (player two). 

we're coming to see you in chicago. 

pray for us.


end translation. weak, i know, and obvious (hey, someone has to do it!)

also, i'd like to put forth the feeling that i'm getting that this entire thing is a club/group here on campus. reasoning 
this notion:
1. the separate players often have nicknames that implicate groups of people that could coincide with graduating classes. 

but damn. this breaks down almost right away, what with questions like "why? what's up with the money? what's up with the 
gov't and
almost war-like references?

so, yeah. square one.

Zuidera - 01.04.03
clue:  I was reading "zuidera" and thought the remarks so stupid that they should be investigated, might be a plant by 
the Freaks. -> I can assure you that this is not the case, read on.

(Why the hell would 'opsaal' be taken as synonymous for 'en route'?  That's so stupid a deduction that it aroused my 
paranoia as to 'zuidera')  So I looked up "Opsaal!" and found the same thing that 'anon' did--a native speaker of 
Afrikaans used it and it surely fits this ad--obviously contrary to 'zuidera'.  Assuming the paranoia as to 'z' being 
well founded, (maybe it was just a dumb inference, but it seems too grossly dense), -> You do carry on a bit, but you 
misread me I said opsaal = saddle up, and en route = on the way, I then made a point about the incorrect usage of 
several words / terms, suggesting non-native tongue usage, and used those two terms as examples, I did not equate them!

The two books I listed seemed unimportant then as they do now, hence my explanation of not enough sleep. 

beacon: 04.01.2004
clue:  re: oopsaal

It is South African origin alright:
But we had scarcely slaughtered a few sheep and broken our fast, when the well-known cry of 'Opsaal! Opsaal !' sent us scurrying
to fetch our unfortunate animals; for coming down the slopes was a long column of English horse making our way.
Beacon: 05.09.2003
Granpas farm - Woodstock?
T: 06.24.2004
Sat photo
of the coords.

Karen B 02.14.2005
I'm South African, and Afrikaans is my tweede taal. ;)

As a command (which the exclamation suggests it is), it does mean "saddle up!" as in "mount your horse!" 

It wouldn't be used for an operating room, as that would be an "operasiesaal" or "operasiekamer". 

Juls 01.31.2006
Re. the clue by Randy 2/23/02 about James Kilgore getting arrested in Cape Town, South Africa.  Didn't pay this
much mind before but I didn't know who Kilgore was, so I googled up some stuff on him and the first hit was some file
at CBS News and I spotted something odd.  Maybe nothing but it said "Kilgore was the last member of the terrorist
Symbionese Liberation Army to plead guilty to second-degree murder of Myrna Opsahl, who was killed in the 1975 bank
robbery." Now 'Opsahl' and 'Opsaal' look to me like they might be pronounced the same, or as close as makes no
difference.  Can't say what it might mean, if anything, but it just seemed a bit too coincidental.

virgil lee knutz 02.11.2006
Childrens' Hospital in Denver, CO? Isn't that near Downing and 18th?

barmaid 08.10.2006
	I'd bet a lot that the truck load of turkeys refers to one of their human experiments.  These people would stop
at nothing.

Dylan 02.07.2008
I don't know the meaning of the Leitmotiv, but there seems to be plenty of
speculation on that. 

As many have stated, the coordinates indicated are in Denver.

The one interesting thing I found that no one else has seemed to email about is   "Grandpa's
Farm". Since it is capitalized, I assumed it was a specific name. As it turns out there is a
campground and RV park in Richmond, Indiana named this. I don't think the "truckload of
turkeys" came directly from there, it's just a code for Richmond itself. With that said, I'm
willing to guess that the Richmond throughout the years is in Indiana, not Virgina...

Just some notes on Richmond, Indiana: it is a center for "Quakers" aka the Religious
Society of Friends. This doesn't fit well with the Luther theme, however many quakers have
been known to loosly follow the themes of liberal protestantism. Futhermore, the Religious
Society of Friends believes in experiencing God in non-traditional ways, somewhat along the
lines of where quantum physics begins to blend philosophy and science, a relatively common
theme in the texts.

Also, some quakers have taken an oath to the "Richmond Doctrine"... this is mainly taken on by
Orthodox Quakers, which fits the text's affinity for Bible quotes.

Still there are a lot of pieces that need to be fit in, and I can't see why these texts are
necessary for the pure aspect of religious group correspondance. With that said, if I am
heading in the right direction, the Orphanage must be up to much more than a purely religious

Don 01.06.2009
Hi Bryan,

On this ad I broke down the main text like so:

 The reason I did it this way was that the ad is framed by stars.
 Again using Dan Thomasson's solve for he logic puzzle of 1 May 91
( in that puzzle a star will equal five. 

I also removed the spaces and got:

With which I broke down as: it a de gios cf 9946 e dr frarne. Or it
can be broken down like this: ita de gios cf 9946 e dr frarne. The first
placed through the google translator (using italian) gave me:

Gios it a de cf 9946 and dr frarne

the second came out:ita of Gios cf 9946 and Dr frarne.
Also I sent both breakdowns through a latin translater (
free_online_translators.php?from=Latin&to=English) the first giving me:

it a about gios cf 9946 out of dr frarne

and the second yeilding:

and so about gios cf 9946 out of dr frarne
Now then I found something interesting with google on gios
the ASU Golobal institute of Sustainablity (
cf is an abbreviation for the latin word confer, (
and as for the name dr frarne (dr F. Rarne?) I didnt get very far with. So, He/She might
not be on staff any longer at ASU or it is translated spelling of a name from another
language. I almost for got the numbers could be a date of some sort, address, or not
relavent at all.


Anon 03/03/2013
I'm quite sure the "Guy entering door" from letters 100102

 is Dom Diego De La Véga, passing the secret door in his ascienda in Los Angeles to become Zorro!	

Jeffrey B 10/04/2014
I'm surprised nobody Googled The Asylum Choir.  Apparently, The Asylum Choir was a rock duo from the 1960s.
I wonder how old this guy is...

Marvel 08/28/2016
I've only just begun looking through the pages for the past few hours and stumbled upon this ad and the email from 
Pimp saying Bob was correct in identifying the coordinates from the Children's Hospital in Denver Colorado.

 Now this could be completely unrelated but I found that the Children's Hospital has ties to the Scottish Rite of 
 Freemasons: who i think even participated in a concert at this hospital 
 in September 2003. Anyways, I'm wondering if they could be involved, they obviously have a huge number of 
 participants involved in the group from all over the world and SOME of the themes match up.