Delivery to my office, 11.18.2003. Been a little busy so this is a week late.
Points of note - the gold coin is enclosed in what feels like a handmade box that is lined with financial market clippings.
And I give the pencil drawing of a horse an A+ for technique and style. :P
Update 10.07.2006 - very large closeup shots of the box top
hance - re 'the usurper' - probably a reference to Lyndon Johnson - see this article: "While crediting Lyndon Johnson with getting important legislation through Congress, Ciruli said Kennedy supporters viewed LBJ as "the usurper," the man who stole the Kennedy White House. "
I'm no coin expert, but according to this page, the coin seems to be valued around the $191 mark.
As for the usurper, they've previously gone to great pains to explain that they in no way support JFK, so if they were that opposed to him, would they also refer to Johnson as the usurper?
clue: At least $175 worth of a coin AU-1883-S http://www.ecoinprices.com/liberty-head-five-dollar-gold.htm
"The Usurper"? Date Nov 22 1963 is the date of Huxleys death. It is also the date of JFK's assassination. Didn't JFK get elected by a minority? (i.e. a usurper of the Presidency)
Depending on the state it could be worth more: http://www.ecoinprices.com/grading.htm
The sheet (through continually summing digits) links the date on the Gold 5 dollar coin (1886)to the total sum of the other coins.
clue: RE the horse drawing. Its Greek to me. Exomen appears in several biblical texts. Romans 5:1 DIKAIWQENTES OUN EK PISTEWS EIRHNHN EXWMEN the W sounds like an omega http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/archives/96-08/0921.html http://www.theology.edu/romans/rom5.htm Also Romans 15:4
So, either : 1) (some) of their opposition is not mortal, or 2) it won't hurt to tell us what they have accomplished here. (Ok, ok, I can imagine other legitimate reasons for not spilling the beans.)
Wouldn't hurt to ask.
The $4.55 tickled my brain about the P2 reference on http://www.maydaymystery.org/mayday/texts/91-aug28.html , but that was 453, not 455. Still, it could be a reference to a different member of said lodge.
Also, is there anything of interest about the box? Could you get us a picture of it?
I noticed that every coin in the envelope has a Denver mint marking on it. Could this be harkening back to the Sept 26, 2002 ad? The coordinates there were "close to the Denver Mint," and today's also mentions The Aslyum Choir, as the 9/26/02 ad did.
U bud: 12.03.2003
Bro ah had to git dis cleared or woulda writ sooner. De USURPER aint LBJ. johnson-suckah jes a common crook. De USURPER mean dat PIG kennedy. De only 1 outa 43 in succession. 1 in 43 do dat mean somethun to Bry? We talkin a liddle more now as 1 a R old horses finally start ta run. Ah do mean run. Dat pope-luvin bastid kennedy had a bunch ta do wid de Founders a dis enterprIze. Some a dem weren't but 12 an 13 when de fine folk in BIG D git der act ta-getha and do wat shoulda bin dun a Hell of alot soonah. Wat follow may be a mite gross fer a youngin like BDH but chaw on id afore U spitz dis out--when de news from Dallas hit the airwave de Founders did not--N-O-T know each-otha. Nevah met. Some here some der some bouncing aroun in fur-in parts but dey all start shoutin, singin fer joy, dancing de _Ghillie Callum_ on deskz and tablez--U gits de pik-chuh. Like 9 fuckin year latah 1 an den 2 an den 3 an so fo'th happen into each-otha in a special place. Old place fer dis countree, de light comin' down true de late summer leaves, de light reflectin off dem old walls an folk younger dan Bry iz now be talkin shit, comparin women dey knew otha placez--de usual chicken-shit-nothin' de fools call Life. DEN dey happen upon a deep fact--------each and ebby 1 a dem felt FREE when dat tool a de Vatikan took a pop quiz. De rest a dis iz becomin Historreee. All dat a lot fer a young feller. Remembah, dem oldah membahz didn't hab' nuthin' ta do wid it, jes glad ta be free a dah USURPER. If ALL a dis too gross fer Bry jus' chalk id up ta some crazies temporarileee outa de asylum. But know dis Bro--der ain't chance. No accidentz. Nevah. It writ or it ain't. We writ.
With the email that accompanied the code yesterday 03/12/03. The writer tells us that LBJ wasn't the usurper, but it was Kennedy. To the best of my knowledge, Kennedy was the first Roman Catholic ever to take the office of the president. I think. I'll look and get back to say for sure. *next email* Ok, i was correct, JFK was in fact the first Roman Catholic President. And from what the email coveys, this is the point "they" were trying to make.
Regarding the letter, page 3, underlined phrase, "Many are called, but few are chosen." - This is Matthew 22:14. Amazingly, in looking for this passage in my NRSV Bible, I opened to the *exact* page, hehe. Anyway, it's the last sentence in the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. Correction: the quote of Matthew 22:14 is not underlined but rather in quotation marks. Just a comment: I think this letter is important, because they explain why they don't just spill out the whole story: "We have tried to keep you out of their focus of interest, which explains why not as much has been explained as you would like." Fair enough, I guess.
If The Pimp is to be believed regarding his recent post about "that PIG Kenndey" we can assume that at least two of the Orphanages group are in their early fifties (52 or 53) since they were 12 or 13 when he was assinated Pimp's "Big D" reference. It is also implied that the rest of the group are older.
If one subtracts the amount of coinage ($4.55) from the date of the assasination of Kennedy (1963), the resulting number is 1518. 1518 is the date that the Catholic Church began an inquisition into Luther's teachings. See below: March 26, 1518 The Disputation at Heidelberg begins Summer of 1518 The papal court begins an inquisition in Rome in response to Luther's ideas August 7, 1518 Luther is summoned to Rome to answer charges against him October 12, 1518 Luther begins his interview with Cardinal Cajetan in Augsburg in lieu of going to Rome October 14, 1518 Luther ends interview with Cajetan October 20, 1518 Luther flees from Augsburg October 30, 1518 Luther arrives back in Wittenberg and places himself under the protection of Elector Frederick III ("Frederick the Wise") of Saxony November 8, 1518 Pope Leo X issues Cum Postquam December 18, 1518 Luther is ready to go into exile but Frederick decides not to abandon him"
clue: RE the yellow sheet and the numbers on it:
Here is something on Fermat primes. Actually they aren't since (2 to the power of 64) plus 1 (2^64+1) isn't prime! [link]
There is also the relationship to the Reimann Zeta Function through the Euler's totient function i.e. the series 14,26,34,38,50
Nontotient A Positive Even value of for which , where is the Totient Function, has no solution. The first few are 14, 26, 34, 38, 50, You can get the first 30 terms here: [link]
I added the last two digits from the date of each penny ($.05=5) and each quarter ($.50=5) and then divided by 7. Rounded off, the average was 86. 86=14=5
clue: Re: http://www.maydaymystery.org/mayday/texts/freaks155.html
name: Beacon clue: I sent you something about spot gold prices for 1982 some time ago. Are they listed on the inside of the lid?
name: Eri This is regarding the clue from "U Bud" to this page. I just googled Ghillie Callum, the dance mentioned in the message. (I had never heard of it and was curious.) Here's a description of the Ghillie Callum Sword Dance: http://lsrandell.tripod.com/schda.com/id32.html A quote from the link: Sword Dance "Ghillie Callum" is an ancient dance of war of the Scottish Gael. It is said to date back to King Malcolm Canmore. Tradition says the original Ghillie Callum was a Celtic prince who was a hero of mortal combat against one of MacBeth's chiefs at the Battle of Dunsinane in 1504. He is said to have taken the chief's sword, crossed over it with his own on the ground before him, and danced over them both in exultation.
de pimp said: Old place fer dis countree, de light comin' down true de late summer leaves, de light reflectin off dem old walls an folk younger dan Bry iz now be talkin shit... The "Old place for dis countree" immediately struck me as Boston, specifically Harvard University. 'People younger than Bry', but old enough to reminisce about women, are college-age. So maybe they all met up at Harvard. Hence all the references to Cambridge/Boston, esp. places around Harvard (e.g. the Foreign Book store on Mt Auburn St in Cambridge, the Charles River Yacht club, etc).
Mike C 09.03.2004
The box is known as a band box. Here is a website with a little more to their story. http://www.hannahstreasures.com/historyboxes.asp What is on the inside lid?
Re. the 'Ghillie Callum' - the reference in the letter appears to be to the dance of that name but, the name comes from the sept of the clan MacLeod, MacGilleChallum and the laird of Raasay was referred to as GilleCallum. MacGilleChallum is the patronymic of the MacLeods of Raasay. The name MacLeod has come up in a number of the ads, and other references have pinpointed Raasay - I recall Dun Caan, the highest point on the island was referred to for one.
Further to what I found relating to the coin delivered 10.1.04 and Beacon's clues, I took a closer look at the coin here. The gold coin in this delivery is an American coin dated 1886 but the card to which it is attached carried has "Au" and "1886-5" written on it - Au might be taken as being the scientific shorthand for gold, but it is also often used as an abbreviation for 'Australia' - now something did happen in Australia in 1886 concerning gold - South Australia experienced a gold rush, more here: http://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/gold.htm Gold was found in Western Australia and Tasmania in 1886, also in this same year, an Australian, George Harrison, and an Englishman, George Walker, discovered huge gold reefs in the Witwatesrand basin of South Africa - "Production was lifted on to an even higher plane in 1886 with the discovery of the huge gold reefs in the Witwatesrand Basin of South Africa. Gold had first been found in eastern Transvaal in 1873, but the outset it was obvious that the Witwatersrand deposits were of a completely different order. South Africa ousted the United States as the world's premier producer in 1898, a position it has held almost continuously ever since." http://www.gold.org/discover/knowledge/aboutgold/gold_prod/ http://www.pineglen.com/g_hist.htm So, I would guess that one reason for the coins like this that they send may be to indicate that studying and watching gold prices and such like financial / trading stuff is of some importance to figuring out what they're doing - perhaps - certainly would tally with the financial theme that crops up, and the stuff lining the box. clue: Just a little more on the Australian gold discoveries: When Charles Hall and John Slattery announced their find to the world in September 1885, they undoubtedly started Western Australia's first great gold rush. Certainly, it excited official minds with the Governor reporting to London in April 1886 that he 'need not comment on the great importance and significance' of the discoveries and that he expected the population of the Kimberleys to number several thousands in a few weeks... more on link below. http://mininghall.com/minerals/people/database/details.htm?section=Prospectors_and_Discoverers&id=slatteryj&sort=name&loc= I wouldn't place TOO much significance on this, probably just has a general significance such like I already suggested - watch the market for gold - although, the "Ord River" is mentioned on the above page and I'm pretty sure that's come up somewhere in the announcements or deliveries, it rings a bell, probably be hell to track down.
The German on "this sheet" reads "So little of the future one knows, so certain is it, that ..."
The Greek on the horse pic is "TREXOMEN" - it means "RUN" (basically, what the horse is doing!)- http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/morphindex?lookup=trexwmen&searchText=trexwmen&lang=greek&formentry=1
clue: Umm.. Kennedy Gold Mine? "The Kennedy Mine, famous for being one of the deepest gold mines in the world (at 5912 feet), demonstrates how gold changed an entire way of life in California. Although gold was known to be present and was mined by the Spanish and Mexicans, the California Gold Rush did not begin until after James Marshall's discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848. Between 1848 and 1858, California exploded from being a largely unpopulated agrarian state into a vital, fast growing and exciting part of the United States. Prospected in 1860, reorganized in *1886* and continuously run until 1942, the Kennedy Gold Mine produced approximately $34,280,000 in gold according to the CA Dept. of Conservation.. ..On the Kennedy Gold Mine surface tour, visitors see the mine office building where gold flakes were melted into large bricks to ship by Wells Fargo to San Francisco..." http://www.kennedygoldmine.com/
Anonymous Coward 10.19.2005
Whoever wrote the yellow sheet either doesn't know his math or is native to a non-English speaking country. The 14 statement is incomprehensible as written; I'd be more inclined to say "14 is the smallest number n with the property that that no number is relatively prime to (exactly) n smaller numbers".
clue: Re Anonymous Coward's clue - I disagree - I understood their statement perfectly, it is far from incomprehensible - and I haven't studied that much in the way of Maths because I missed a lot of high school through illness. Btw, not all English-speakers are American and some of us are actually English - some of the things we say here would be pretty incomprehensible to an American, so - I mean no offense but I don't think that you can really make such a sweeping statement about English-speakers in any case.
A subsequent message from U Bud indicated that the inside lid of the box was also of interest--- any pictures of that available?
10.07.2006 - bhance - I *finnally* took an hour this weekend digging through the boxes, located the box top, and posted photos to this page. See above, under 'Update 10.07.2006 - closeup shots of the box top'
The coin is a 1886-S Liberty Head Half Eagle First off AU is a grading term meaning About Uncirculated. S is the mintmark for San Francisco. Christian Gobrecht designed the coin. It weighs 8.359 grams composed of 90% gold, 10% copper. Your coin has a net weight of .24187oz of pure gold. As of 2008 its worth about $240 It's hard to tell from the pic, but that 1982-D quarter might be a doubled-die. If it is, it's worth a !@$% ton more than 25 cents. I'd take it to a coin shop or a numismatically inclined friend.
Bryan, the pimp says that the INSIDE of the lid is what's important...maybe you should dissect it and see what's on the other side of the financial chart on the lid?
bdh: I'm attempting to locate the box again to give it a 2nd once-over
In the pimps email he said founders meet about 9 years after jfk was shot. He was shot in 1963 so they meet in 1972. also he said they were around 12 or 13 when kennedy was killed so they were 21 or 22 when they meet.
The financial graph on the box top is a 3-month graph of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, with the last reading from Nov 15, 1981. So the paper was probably the Nov 16, 1981 issue. http://www.maydaymystery.org/mayday/texts/delivery11182003.html http://www.maydaymystery.org/mayday/offsite/delivery11182003/boxtop/3961.JPG Here's the process I went through to track it down: - First, I though of checking gold spot prices because of the emphasis they were putting on gold in their packages sent to you. - When I saw that gold first broke $950 around 2007, I thought "ZOMG! They have a time machine and this is a 2007 paper they sent in 2003!" but of course the gold prices didn't match. :) - Looking at the graph, it's obviously printed fairly large. The only graph that would deserve such a large spot in a paper would have to be the DJIA or Nasdaq. - The vertical hatches are obviously weeks, with 5 days of market trading each. - I checked the DJIA records on http://www.google.com/finance and saw that the DJIA had few drops from 920 to 820. The possible range was from 1977 to 1982. - Google gives you end-of-week readings in that range and I finally found some that matched that last reading in each 5-reading week segment. 1981 Aug 21 - 920.57 1981 Aug 28 - 892.22 1981 Sep 04 - 861.68 1981 Sep 11 - 872.81 1981 Sep 18 - 836.19 1981 Sep 25 - 824.01 1981 Oct 02 - 860.73 1981 Oct 09 - 873.00 1981 Oct 16 - 851.69 1981 Oct 23 - 837.99 1981 Oct 30 - 852.55 1981 Nov 06 - 852.45 1981 Nov 13 - 855.88 1981 Nov 20 - 852.93 (Past the end of the graph) Pretty much an exact match. I'm not sure how many papers include an entire 3-month DJIA graph: it's probably a Wall Street Journal or a major regional paper. Cheers,bhance - man - nice detective work! :)
Hi Bryan, Just a thought: noticed sauceykat mentioned the same thing. "U BUD" mentions specifically the INSIDE of the lid...what's BEHIND the lid. Looking at the pictures it appears there might actually be something inside it? As in: take the lid itself apart (remove the financial paper backing on the inside of the lid) to see if anything is hidden behind it. If you've already looked into this and nothing turned up...oh well. Just trying to think "outside the box".
Comments: The so-called "weird little design, cut in pattern" is a visual representation of the use of the mathematical symbol for phi, a transcendental number: 1.6180339887498... the Fibonacci number, often called phi or Ø, was described by Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) as one of the "two great treasures of geometry." (The other is the Theorem of Pythagoras.) It's just a simple series of numbers discovered by Leonardo Fibonacci that defines the ratio of the Golden Section and Divine Proportion. The ratio of each successive pair of numbers in the series quickly converges on 1.61804. . . , as 5 divided by 3 is 1.666..., and 8 divided by 5 is 1.60. Represented visually by the design. This universal constant is reflected in all of nature's patterns. Sacred art and architecture all over the world apply it as the golden ratio, 1:1.618 or 2:3:5, monumentally seen in the design of the Great Pyramid corresponding to the angular inclination of standing waves resonating within its stones. Square phi and you get a number exactly 1 greater than phi, 2.61804...: Ø2 = Ø +1 Divide phi into 1 and you get a number exactly 1 less than phi, 0.61804...: 1 / Ø = Ø - 1 Take the square root of 5, add 1 and then divide by 2, and you also get phi. ( 51/2 + 1 ) / 2 = Ø Which can also be expressed all in fives as: 5 ^ .5 * .5 + .5 = Ø Alexander Putney's Magnetic Resonance maps define the phi-ordered global distribution pattern of the world's pyramids as a precise expression of the quadratic function [ zn+1 = zn2 ]. This nonlinear fractal encodes Earth's deep infrasound resonance as symbolized by the Sanskrit mandala, a square within a circle. Representing the sacred vital force of consciousness, this mandala is found in Egyptian temples as the Rose Cross, in megalithic stone circles as the Celtic Cross, in Buddhist temples as the Kalachakra or 'Wheel of Time' and in Mayan temples as a symbol of Hunab K'u, the Universal Creator. The nonlinear alignment of the world's sacred sites to the Great Pyramid reveals their collective function as an infrasound wireless network synchronized to the 1.45 Hz frequency of the human heartbeat. The Sanskrit third-eye represents kundalini activation of the pineal gland -the ajna chakra at the center of the brain- containing calcite microcrystals that transduce the infrasound resonance of the calcite pyramid stones. This profound holographic knowledge is encoded in ancient Altantean quantum maps inlaid with calcite geometric patterns that fluoresce under ultraviolet light, displaying standing wave resonance at subatomic, molecular and planetary scales. Sacred water springs flowing from ancient Sanskrit sites crystallize the body and generate HHO plasma in the pyramid chambers, where waterbirthing practices affect DNA enhancement, endowing the advanced states of synesthetic consciousness to which indigenous wisdom-keepers have remained keenly attuned. Comments: Of additional note about the Fibonacci number and the spiral. The DNA molecule, the program for all life, is based on the golden section. It measures 34 angstroms long by 21 angstroms wide for each full cycle of its double helix spiral. 34 and 21, of course, are numbers in the Fibonacci series and their ratio, 1.6190476 closely approximates phi, 1.6180339. The average of the mean orbital distances of each successive planet expressed in relation to the one before it approximates phi. Plants illustrate the Fibonacci series in the numbers and arrangements of petals, leaves, sections and seeds. The Fibonacci series appears in the foundation of many other aspects of art, beauty and life. Even music has a foundation in the series, as 13 notes make the octave of 8 notes in a scale, of which the 1st, 3rd, and 5th notes create the basic foundation of all chords, and the whole tone is 2 steps from the root tone. Any sign that would prove the existence of another intelligence must have a pattern or sequence that could not be the result of natural processes. Phi's unique mathematical qualities are inherent, but what is the likelihood that creation could be based on this number by chance? The Fibonacci number, phi, is more than a mathematical curiosity. It is one of the most amazing and pervasive numbers known to man. This, above all numbers, would be a perfect sign to tell us that creation is not just the result of random processes. Might this number be intriguing and beautiful to a mind of advanced intellect, to the mind of God? It is a perfect way to not only demonstrate that there is design in the universe, but to assure its unity.
Comments: the german quote on the sheet So wenig man von der Zukunft weiss, so sicher ist es, dass... I think it is from the book entitled Jahre der Entscheidung(years of decision) by Oswald Spengler "As little as one can know about the events of the future, nevertheless it is certain that the powers which move the future are none other than those which moved the past: the will of the stronger, healthy instincts, race, the desire for property and power: and over them the dreams which will forever remain dreams swing ineffective: justice, happiness and peace." Oswald Spengler is best known for his book "Der Untergang des Abendlandes" (The decline of the west) and his cyclical theory of history. I think Spengler is right about cycles and laws of nature governing history. It is like stock market cycles. (J.M. Hurst is a good read about the cyclical analysis of the stock market) By the way: Oswald Spengler went to the same high school as I
(Webmaster's note: some of the mathematical symbols here are garbled due to copy/paste of special chars. Will try and fix this later) In one of their first emails the freaks wrote: "Think, dude: "Why is Riemann famous?" He is famous because of the Riemann Hypothesis. Some numbers have the special property that they cannot be expressed as the product of two smaller numbers, e.g., 2, 3, 5, 7, etc. Such numbers are called PRIME NUMBERS, and they play an important role, both in pure mathematics and its applications. The DISTRIBUTION of such prime numbers among all natural numbers does not follow any regular pattern. However, the German mathematician RIEMANN (1826 - 1866) observed that the frequency of prime numbers is very closely related to the behavior of an elaborate function ?(s) = 1 + 1/2s + 1/3s + 1/4s + ... called the Riemann Zeta function. The Riemann hypothesis asserts that all interesting solutions of the equation ?(s) = 0 lie on a certain vertical straight line. This has been checked for the first 10,000,000,000,000 solutions. A proof that it is true for every interesting solution would shed light on many of the MYSTERIES surrounding the distribution of prime numbers.
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