Clues people have sent in:
"scio enim cui credidi" is Latin and means "because I know (in) who I have believed". In case nobody noticed W.S. stands for William Shakespeare and Coriolanus is one of his plays and T.S Eliot alludes to it in The Waste Land poem.
From Chris Ashton:
"Behold, I make all things new." is Rev 21:5 (KJV) The Pelagians have been mentioned a few times. They are an early Christian heresy. See http://www.knight.org/advent/cathen/11604a.htm
What are they saying? The modern computers have become too powerful, so "pigs" (the theory is that these are non-members wanting to become members) can easily crack their encryption codes by force? All the boldface quotes are obviously meant to refer to numbers.
Hotel Gadsden 1046 G Ave. Douglas, AZ 85607 (520) 364-2457 name=Repubgirl
Webmaster: This is mentioned elsewhere, as is the zip code, if I'm not mistaken. The place is supposedly haunted, and also some legend about Emiliano Zapata riding his horse up the stairwell..let me do some digging, but I swear this is posted on another page.
From a Freak/Pimp
Ref: Lia's last words, "Foucault's Pendulum" chapt 106
Some info found here.
Assuming NIKA is greek, it means "winning" or also "win!" (imperative).
5/18/00 clue=May 1,1996 is exactly 120 years from the founding of the Bavarian Illuminati by Adam Weishaupt (A.W.) on May 1, 1776. The Shakespeare plays are thought by many scholars to have been written by Sir Francis Bacon, known by initiates of the Hermetic Mysteries to have been instrumental in the developement of Rosicrucian and Freemasonic doctrines. He also put forth a plan for a spiritual utopia in his "New Atlantis" (1620) which was partially realized in the formation of America, and many believe this to be the secret destiny of America. The personalities on this page are not only known protestants, but Luther helped make possible the spread of Rosicrucian philosophy. Cromwell is said to have formed the first Freemason's Lodge in England in 1654 (though there are references to Freemasony in 1598 and supposed activities in 1640). The 1,2,3, and 4 stars on the cross seem to indicate a process of emanation. From the one (absolute, All-ness) to four (physical manifestation). For a clearer understanding of the mystical emanings of the numbers 1,2,3, and 4, research the Pythagorean Tetracts and "Codex Rosae Crucis" by Manly P. Hall which contains 16th and 17th century Rosicrucian texts. Lord Byron: Known mystic I've just discovered this site, so I'm not sure quite what's going on here, but I thoght I'd throw my twenty three cents in... name=Reggie Freemanhance:Time and time again people have pointed out to me that this looks very much like a Freemason/Rosicrucian sort of thing, (esp. after reading Foucault's Pendulum). If you've got a good grasp of those groups, please keep helping out. I'll try and find those references.
02/07/01 clue=More on the names, another reference to ADW 12/1/93 and the list of names/hebrew alphabet. This time the Little Orphan Children are listed in connection, possibly a group within a group made up of these individuals. I'm still going on the basis that these names are representative of members. name=Bingo
clue: I won't beat this point to death but here is another example of possibly triangulating by way of the quotations. St. Augustine was from Hippo, York is York England and the British Museum is in none other than London. Even if their enemies already knew that it works this way it would still be a secret as to the location. You'd have to be an insider to know which of the infinite number of bisections of the triangle's sides gives the exact location. That would also explain tons of complicated math. They needed it to pin down the street or the building but it looks like filler to us.
clue: The line quoted from Everyman may be from some modern rendition of the play, but not the John Skot version. It's online in the Renascence Editions at the University of Oregon: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rbear/everyman.html Everyman has just offered Death a bribe, to which comes the response: Dethe. 124 Eueryman, it may not be by no waye. 125 I set not by golde, syluer, nor rychesse, 126 Ne by pope emperour kynge duke, ne prynces; 127 For, and I wolde receyue gyftes grete, 128 All the worlde I myght gete; The next line of Moby Dick after the Starbuck quote: "By this, he seemed to mean, not only that the most reliable and useful courage was that which arises from the fair estimation of the encountered peril, but that an utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward."
clue: The cross in this one is a variety of "Huguenot" cross. That may not be the correct English spelling but that's what it is.
name: John Whitson clue: The IC XC (with the bar) are Greek contractions for Iesus Xristos, the NIKA is Greek for Conquers. This appears in many, many (Christian) Orthodox (note, big O) icons as: IC|XC ----- NI|KA Lit: Jesus Christ Conquers. This fits in with the marks found elsewhere on this site (c.f. http://www.maydaymystery.org/mayday/texts/95-may1.html and http://www.maydaymystery.org/mayday/texts/94-may1.html) of Zoe ek Nekron (Greek: Life out of Death). You probably have this info elsewhere, but I thought I'd restate it anyway.
clue: First, "pigs" was a commonly-used epithet applied to police by American protestors in the 1960's. So my first thought, instead of wanna-be members, is that (the authors suspect that) police, FBI, CIA, etc. are attempting to crack this as well. Secondly, since nobody else mentioned it, the curly braces are a common element on the page, but the "backwards" pair between the Roman numerals reminds me of an hourglass, time being the other motif on the page.
clue: "Glory Never Guesses" - K. Patchen You can look at an image of Kenneth Patchen's original broadside here: http://www.beatbooks.com/cgi-bin/beatbooks/00314.html I guess I have time to transcribe it: Ah! cherish the Smiling Moose who heaps basketsful of forgetmenots Upon the blushing little beavers And gaily dons gay-checkered knickers To cycle off to cozify his Loveley Ella With a rupple-dupple-dobbie-o With a sneggle-keggle-owego So you get with it too, dad Love's worth all the sad
The NIST time phone number under the Jim Croce song title is the same one found in the Sept. 1, 1992 ad ("Calibrate the optical aperture as per: 1-(303)-499-7111") The number can be found on this page: http://ts.nist.gov/ts/htdocs/230/233/calibrations/time_freq/broadcast.htm under "NIST Broadcasts of Time and Frequency Signals"
Dan C. 06.28.2004
in relation to the anniversary of the Confessio Augustana taken from Wikipedia "The Augsburg Confession, in Latin Confessio Augustana, is the central document of the Lutheran reformation, which was a reaction against the Roman Catholic Church. It was presented at the Diet of Augsburg in 1530. The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V had called upon the Princes and Free Territories of Lutheran confession in Germany to explain their religious convictions with order to resolve the question of reformation, and rally support against the Turkish invasion. The first official publication Editio princeps was edited by Philipp Melanchthon, a professor at the University of Wittenberg and close friend of Martin Luther. The resulting document, the Augsburg Confession was presented to the Emperor on June 25, 1530" Melanchthon is mentioned in numerous other texts with numbers/coordinates after his name.
joshua b. 11.26.2006
Mr. J. Croce Jim Croce bad bad leroy brown song
Andy B. 01.10.2007
about the texts in the background: top left: Greek, I think. Possibly a Bible, based on the shortness of the paragraphs. top right: a list of sets of ten numbers, separated by commas. bottom left: a map of Washington, DC (!) bottom right: Tibetan. this should probably be taken into account when deciphering what's inside each quadrant. Also, the stars between the panels may indicate an order? go from Greece to... somewhere... to Washington DC to Tibet? more likely coordinates, I'd imagine. Man, this site is addicting! A few notes on the geographic coordinates so far not mentioned: 51.53°N 12.40°E is in the middle of a field, but 51°53' 12°40' is Wittenberg, Germany, where Martin Luther (and Melanchthon) hailed from. One must assume that the writers of this message knew this, as the limits of a standard computer keyboard are obviously irrelevant to them (ie all the formulae, etc.), and perhaps this important distinction means something. Also, the corner of Pan-American and 5th in Douglas, AZ (btw, it's on the Mexican border Southeast of Phoenix and Tucson, and across the border from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mex.) is a few blocks away (maybe a half mile) from the Gadsen Hotel. From Google Earth, it looks like there's a gas station or a carwash on that corner, and nearby looks like something possibly related to the nearby border crossing? Maybe just a truck stop. Finally, the coordinates 46.13N and 6.11E are a field somewhere, but 46°13'N 6°11'E is just outside Geneva, Switzerland. There is a Gutenberg Bible nearby (thank you again Google Earth). Again, perhaps the notation is important. Now, what does this have to do with the Tibetan in the background? Oh, and the "NIKA" thing. This is a stretch, but "Nike" is the goddess of victory, and is the name for both a shoe company and a potentially-nuclear-payload-carrying missile.... Probably not related.
The phrase "a 64-bit cipher with a variable-length key of up to 448 bits" describes Blowfish (http://www.schneier.com/blowfish.html) although there may be other ciphers fitting the same description. Blowfish was pretty new at the time of this announcement. A little bit earlier, "a 32-bit microprocessor at a rate of 26 clock cycles per byte, to be run on less than 5K memory (XORs, +, table lookups on 32-bit operands)" also sounds like a fragment of a description of Blowfish. For example, this excerpt from http://www.crossloop.com/Security.html contains almost the same words: "Blowfish is a block-encryption algorithm designed to be fast (it encrypts data on large 32-bit microprocessors at a rate of 26 clock cycles per byte), compact (it can run in less than 5K of memory), simple (the only operations it uses are addition, XOR, and table lookup on 32-bit operands), secure (Blowfish's key length is variable and can be as long as 448 bits), and robust (unlike DES, Blowfish's security is not diminished by simple programming errors)."
Corner of Pan American and 5th in Douglas, AZ seems to be a Burger King now. Could have been then too,or perhaps some other restaurant.
Hayden Reckward 12.18.2019
The equations in the paper might be references to superposition, the phenomenon in which an object can be two conflicting states at once, with a common example being Schrödinger’s cat. Schrödinger’s Cat is a thought experiment in which a cat is placed in a box with a single unstable particle with a half life of 20 minutes (basically there’s a 50/50 chance that the particle will decay or the particle won’t), and a Geiger counter connected to some poison gas. If the particle decays the poison gas is released and the cat dies. If it doesn’t decay, the cat lives. The strange part is that due to quantum mechanics, we don’t know if the cat is dead or not until we look in the box, and according to quantum mechanics the cat is both dead and alive. Superpositions can be described as the sum of their individual parts, thus explaining the T(1) equations. This might be all hogwash on my part however. This is only a guess on my part from the limited physics knowledge I have.
Ryan K 07/10/2020
The plus and minus signs indicate this is a Cartesian coordinate of some kind
IC XC NIKA means "Jesus Christ Conquers." On icons, this Christogram may be split: "ΙϹ" on the left of the image and "ΧϹ" on the right. It is sometimes rendered as "ΙϹ ΧϹ ΝΙΚΑ" (Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς νικᾷ), "ΙϹΧϹ" may also be seen inscribed on the Ichthys. In Eastern Christianity, the most widely used Christogram is a four-letter abbreviation, ΙϹ ΧϹ—a traditional abbreviation of the Greek words for "Jesus Christ" (i.e., the first and last letters of each of the words "ΙΗϹΟΥϹ ΧΡΙϹΤΟϹ", with the lunate sigma "Ϲ" common in medieval Greek), and written with titlo (diacritic) denoting scribal abbreviation (І҃С Х҃С). NIKA is connected to the word for victory, which we know from Greek mythology and even consumerism as "Nike."