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June 1

DJ Dan & Let Your Compass Guide You Update


DJ Dan put up a new podcast for 6/01.  It's a bit more indirect to get to it though, this time.  It links the compass page again, and again, you have to get the point to line to 108 (a little easier this time, it seems), and click it; this time OPENERS HEP (Persephone) asks you if you believe (enter "Y", again).  It takes you back to the usr mailboxes.  The difference this time is that owelles, which once had nothing, now has 2 files in it. 

One is tel_soul.mov and leads to a YouTube video, which is his next podcast.  Audio content itself is not that interesting (to me), seemed to be mostly DJ Dan having to defend allegations that he is a sellout and overdoing the commercial sponsors (sarcasm by the writers in response to fan complaints of commercialism of ARG? :))

Highlights from the podcast:
  • DJ Dan plugs various sponsors (same ones as the ARG in general).
  • He defends allegations that he could be perceived as "anti-science".
  • Dan broadcasts from the road, and from a secret location each time.
  • Dan mentions in passing he has a wife.

I will still include the full transcribed podcast below:

6/1 Podcast Transcribed
A:  Coming to you live, from Area 51... [DJ DAN JINGLE] You're listening to DJ Dan, shutting down The Man.

D:  Milton from Fresno, please tell me you're not still here.

C1:  I'm still here, DJ Dan.

D:  Tanya, you're fired.

T:  I'll leave when you start paying me.

D:  [Laughing] Okay, now Milty, before I kick you off, what were we saying?

C1:  I was saying that I think Persephone is just some hacker for one of the Hanso Foundation's competitors.

D:  Oh, so, uh, you think the Hanso Foundation is uh, what, some kind of victim in all this?

C1:  No, no, I'm just saying how do you know they've done anything wrong?

D:  How do I know? How do you know you want to stay away from the business end of a skunk, Milty? How do you know if Mrs. Withers is going to hand out pennies every Halloween? You just do. SHUTDOWN!! Alright, time for DJ Dan 101. Don't you get it, people? The Hanso foundation and their competitors, they're "The Man". And The Man don't hack The Man! It's simple, folks. All The Man wants is for you to keep quiet and keep kicking your hard earned wage to him and his moon-class cronies. And I'm not talking corporations and governments, I'm talking global mega corporations, meta-governments, people whose scope goes beyond nations, beyond planets. Don't you see? They can control what you think, what you feel, what you see...then they can do anything they want. They're hiding the truth because if we know what they know, we'll SHUT EM DOWN!! They keep us busy doing nothing. Thorn from Seattle, go ahead...

C2:  I don't get it DJ Dan, how can you talk about The Man when you're the biggest corporate sellout of them all! Your website is covered in ads from Jeep, Sprite....

D:  ...and Monster.com.  So what?  You ask me, sponsors are a pretty small consession to make for my voice to be heard.  I mean, who says I gotta wear sackcloth and walk around barefoot to fight The Man, huh?

C2:  These are more than just sponsors you have....

D:  Look look look, Sprite is a competitor. These days there's more beverages than ever. So why do I like Sprite?  'Cause it's delicious.  'Cause I like lymon.  Just saying it makes me feel cool. And what's wrong with helping Americans get jobs?  How do you think I got this job?  Monster.com, that's what the internet is good for ConspiraSpies; finding loonies like me to appeal to the hearts and minds of loonies like you.  And my Jeep?  I love my Jeep Compass.  Do I ever go offroad?  No. But, do I live with a sense of security knowing my four wheel Jeep Compass will get me and my family to safety when the bombs fall and the highways buckle? You bet your Agnew I do! But enough of that. As long as we're teaching DJ Dan 101, I want to talk about something else.  So, I go to the old mailbox this morning, and I find a letter from Jessica in Reno, Nevada, and I quote, "I listened to your show on rapid weight loss, DJ Dan, and I don't understand why you hate science so much."

T:  Oh, snap!

D:  Oh snap indeed, Tanya. How many times do I have to repeat I do not hate science!  It's science that lets me broadcast from the road, moving from secret location to secret location, with only my laptop and the wind in my um....scalp.  My trusty mic, and of course Tanya, who, Lord knows wonders science herself.

T:  It's called a gym, DJ Dan.

D:  No, its called you versus gravity, Tanya... According to research established by scientists, to understand the mechanics of the human body... and what a body it is, Tanya.

T:  Aw, shucks, DJ Dan.

D:  However, if science offered me a way to look like Tanya, with just a snip of the genes and a wave of the scalpel; would I take that offer?  No.  No way.  And trust me, ask my wife, she'd much rather have Tanya coming home to her than me.  She says I walk heavy.

T:  Get carpet.

D:  That is with carpet!  Look, you see Tanya, The Man, people like the Hanso foundation, they've made a statement.  Science and technology are the answers to every single one of our problems; its just 'push a button, we'll be okay', but we won't be okay.  Jessica, to answer your question, I don't hate science, I'm afraid of science.  I'm afraid of the consequences of science that moves so fast, that we don't have the chance to stop and think and analyze what's going on.  We have blind faith in the people who, who already render the product we bought five minutes ago obsolete by ruling out version 2.0 three minutes ago. So if I get that surgery in gene therapy and come out looking like Tanya, do they care that I melt into a hoodwinked puddle in three weeks?  No, cause I'm LOST.  I'm a corporate recall, I'm a mediary step between Tanya and the Tanya disco triphop remix. And why?  Because I stopped asking questions. This is DJ Dan making way for his hotter, younger replacement, DJ Dave.

A:  You're listening to DJ Dan, shutting down The Man.

Video portion is of still image flashes, including screencaps from the webmaze, screencap of lostpedia page of the letyourcompassguideyou.com, the masonic symbol, photo of a UFO, a photo of a generic laboratory, an aerial shot of the Chrysler complex, words "tanya isn't there" and also:


Satellite map of Area 51/Groom Lake...


Painting Proserpine (the Roman Persephone), Dante Gabriel Rossetti , 1877.

Note that the above image of the painting is likely taken directly from the following website:
http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Mythology/Persephone.html

...because in addition to the photo, it also shares with the subLYMONal page ad the quotes that were given earlier, plagerized word-for-word:

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In the Olympian pantheon, Persephone is given a father: according to Hesiod's Theogony, Persephone was the daughter produced by the union of Zeus and Demeter.


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Unlike every other offspring of an Olympian pairing, however, Persephone has no stable position at Olympus. Persephone used to live far away from the other gods.

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She was innocently picking flowers with some nymphs (or Leucippe, or Oceanids) in a field in Enna when he came, bursting up through a cleft in the earth;

The other link is named B/0/0/G/10/5/5/16/3/15/13/16/1/19/19 and just leads to a print ad for the new Jeep Compass (truck).  Letter-number switch decodes the above to 2/0/0/7/J/E/E/P/C/O/M/P/A/S/S.



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June 1

Persephone Clues #3 & #4, Hole2/3 Images, WWP DP Update & Cape Town Inquisitor / Organ Harvesting Scandal


Subsite persephone.thehansofoundation.org again gave several clues ("2" and then "+1", respectively, when added to previous anagram "a mouse does not rely on just one hole" in Persephone Clue #2 gave the names "hole2" & "hole3").  These led to discovery of the following images:

One was located at hole2.thehansofoundation.org and is named q9als2002.gif, and appeared on 5/22:



In conjunction with previous clues, image located at http://hole3.thehansofoundation.org and which is named t9agen75.gif, appeared on 5/31.  The words "save me" appear under one eye.  When layered with transparency over the previous day's 'face', the following image was revealed:



D2O is now seen under his right eye (on the left side of the page).  D2O is the chemical symbol for deuterium oxide (a radioactive isotope of water used in nuclear reactors); AKA "hard water".  This was deduced to be the next password.

Go to the WWP DP page and click on Press Release.  Scan the passage, and find the word "miracle"; it is clickable.  A box will pop up; enter the password "hard water" here.

It will take you to a microfiche machine.  You can read through pages of an article in the Cape Town Inquisitor, a fictional South African newspaper.





...if you scroll down to the blank page below Joop, you can see the image change, and yellow goop coming down, with the creepy image of a humanoid creature standing there; if you wait long enough, over the yellow, is the message "Persephone, if you can read this, I know who you are."  Color-manipulated image to make it more legible:



The phone rings.  You can pick it up, and it is someone who claims that THF did a big cover-up to keep the organ harvesting scandal under wraps, implying that they bought off the newspaper to keep word from getting out that they were connected to this attrocity.  This is supported by the fact that in the upper corner of the newspaper slides it says the Cape Town Inquisitor is now a "Hanso Publication."

Also of note:  Dr. Amy Honale has an unknown role in this story, may be an anagram.  And the chest X-ray in the newspaper article (not sure why ventricle area is circled) appears to be the same one as in the Genomic Advancement page of THF; unknown if this is a real connection, or if they are reusing photographs again. 





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June 6

Retrievers of Truth


During an episode of "Boston Legal" (and subsequently, a rerun of LOST the next day), a Hanso ad aired that had the link to www.retrieversoftruth.com.  This is a very strange site about Golden Retriever dogs and their connections to Man.



It is purportedly a site that was started by founder Dr. Vincent "Wally" Bole (note that Wally Bole = anagram for "yellow lab").   He is a strange looking man:


(note resemblance to both George Lucas & Stephen Spielberg, and the past devotion of huge Star Wars fanatics JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof, whose initial meeting had to do with striking up a conversation over a Star Wars t-shirt)

... with a strange past of neglectful parents:


(mother Valerie bears almost identical resemblance to an old TV image of Julia Child, with her face photoshopped over:)


... leading to his fateful meeting with a yellow lab that would inspire him to his life's work in canine parapsychology and neuroveterinary medicine at La Ville Du Chien Jaune Université ("City of the Yellow Dog University").  He believes that yellow labs have a psychic connection to their human caretakers.

Explore around the site and you will find more interesting things under the ROT homepage: 

"It's not just that they're trying to talk to us, they're also listening... intently."
-- Dr. Vincent "Wally" Bolé, at a conference in Australia, 9/22/2005
<= (note date is exactly one year after Flight 815)

"The things that aren't said can be more important than those that are."
-- Dr. Vincent "Wally" Bolé, to the members of Hanso Foundation, 9/21/05


Canine Clairvoyance Facts page:



The government knows this. Why do you think most US presidents own dogs?

Secret Presidential "Breed Quality Life Enhancement" testing has been going on for years culminating with Buddy the chocolate Lab assigned to President William Jefferson Clinton.

When Buddy was killed in a car accident he was immediately replaced by another Lab.

His name is Seamus or SAME US - "one of us."  <= (yet another anagram)

History and Notoriety Page:



Points of interest above: 

"Ceci est tout faux" = French for "This is all false".

Story of Australian lab sound familiar?  Porter = last name of Brian, Walt's stepfather who married his mother and adopted him; also, original owner of Vincent; Lloyd = Walt's last name from mother Susan.

Lord Dilfer of Trent <= Trent Dilfer = football star

Government secret testing at a hidden facility at Yellowstone National Park??

Much of this seems to point to the fact that the ROT site is a made up "front" for another page & sort of a joke site...

If you enter your real email address into the field to the right, you will receive the following email back:

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You're about to enter...

First let's start this by saying, "thank you."

There's a word into which dreams can come true. This email is your
gateway to that word and more that will open your mind and your
consciousness.

Imagine a field - a field of yellow... yellow labs running free,
playful, and enjoying each other's company. But in their hearts they
are not complete. They miss an integral part of their being and the
thing that makes their existence complete. That one thing is the "word"
for which we all search - mankind and labkind.

But first a story.

I was checking into a hotel and a dapper porter escorts me to my room.
As we're going up the elevator in total silence I decide to ask him
his name. He replies, "Mandrake Wig" and immediately starts to explain
the odd name, his German ancestry, and his mother's preoccupation with
botany. He ends the story by saying, "my friends just call me Manny."

We continue talking about our lives, hopes, and dreams as I'm getting
settled in my room. When he's done I offer a generous tip but he
refuses saying, "Let me give you a tip, a single word that will enrich
your life, as it has mine." I accept.

The next day I go to the front desk to leave a tip for Manny. They tell
me no such person works there. I question everyone with no luck. I
think about what he told me and write down his name so I don't forget
it. As I write I see something in the letters. I rearrange a few and
create the words, "waking dream."

The word he gave me that day was - YOU.

Yours truly, Dr. Vincent "Wally" Bole

(Note again, a reliance on anagrams, but it is unexplained where the "waking dream" or YOU fit into the story)

Yet more interesting still, instead of entering a real email into the field on the main ROT page, try entering the word porter (present on both the History page and the email).

You will be led into a bizarre "backsite" of ROT, where the retriever logo is changed from a yellow lab head to:



...and instead of saying they are "supported by Hanso", it now says that it is:



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HOW IT STARTED
We've discovered that our beloved company, Verizon, is being used by the Hanso Foundation to further their plans for global domination - think rebel alliance vs. evil empire. We couldn't just sit on the farm and not get involved. So we got... involved.

THE ROT
We didn't want this job. We tried to ignore what was happening. But we saw something no ones else seems to have noticed... yet. The devil is not in disguise, he walks among us. He is the Hanso Foundation and he wants nothing less than our very souls. So we packed up our apathy and climbed the nearest electronic rooftop and shouted. And this is our voice. Open up your eyes, throw off your tattered skepticism and read in... the TRUTH

The "backsite" appears to be a hidden message board for "Verizon techs" that had once been contracted to work for THF, but are now cynically denouncin THF to be an evil organization.  Most of the chatter appears to be jokey and from the perspective of these characters that are "on the same level" as us webmazers, in that they are just figuring out the secrets within THF at the same time as us.  A lot of insider jokes by the ARG webmazers likely. 

Going to put some observations of their msg board conversations in spoiler tags, to save room.

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The revolution starts not with a bang but a whisper DSLerator 04/12/06
BroadBandBeatnik - 5:10pm Geek is the new Black... and Red.
Fiberoptician - 5:15pm - So then Wednesday is black and red from now on?

(continuing black/red duality theme from the show, which also airs Wed's)

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I have a very bad feeling about this BroadBandBeatnik 04/19/06
Fiberoptician - 10:17am - That conspiracy theory you've been forwarding proves nothing. The Hanso people were just visiting the headquarters on tour. It was some PR photo op, man! You see Bill Gates kissing a baby, you think he's gonna start opening MS summer camps??? LOL
iobiSeeingYou - 10:20am - Haha! We've got a nonbeliever here...
DSLerator- 10:23am - Ok. First Of All. Have you no idea who these people are?? They don't NEED any PR. They probably own every news network between here and Pluto! Second. Mittelwork doesn't just ride around on publicity tours. What is he doing glad-handing with our bosses??

(shoutout to the internet "conspiracy theorists" as the "techs" start to get suspicious; also points to Mittelwerk having visited Verizon headquarters, later gives link to
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DSLerator - 10:30am - How about this for some fun? Now this...(http://www.andyfoulds.co.uk/amusement/economists.htm) is art.
iobiSeeingYou - 10:40am - Oh man, the dude on the right looks like that Hansoid a little.
BroadBandBeatnik - 10:42am - Yeah - cloned over and over.

(the link is to a real site not associated with the ARG to date, and probably just put in for fun; the last line seems to be another reiteration of the cloning theme)

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What are they trying to hide right under our noses DSLerator 04/26/06
DSLerator - 9:45am - Back to the Hanso site... did you check out that Alvar Hanso guy? What kind of an executive photo is this?
BroadBandBeatnik - 10:01am - So is this taken when he did jail time?
iobiSeeingYou - 10:06am - The man obviously doesn't want to be recognized... shady.
DSLerator - 10:28am - And it's not just the photo. Some reliable water cooler sources have been hinting that all the big wigs are cashing in their stock options "just in case something happens". Gotta run, the boss has been on us about meeting deadlines. Be back later.

(pointing more suspicion at the mysterious Hanso photo, and a suggestion about cashing out stock options)

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Fiberoptician - 3:40pm - A password in Korean?
BroadBandBeatnik - 3:42pm - A password in Inuktitut?
iobiSeeingYou - 4:40pm - You know what I'm thinking? That Hanso logo is a rip-off of a yin-yang symbol.
BroadBandBeatnik - 4:42pm - Oh, I get it. They are Good and Evil. Very dramatic.
Fiberoptician - 4:45pm - Personally I always thought of it as an Oreo cookie, but if we have to go with iobi's theory, the question is, are they more EVIL than good?
iobiSeeingYou - 4:50pm - Brush up on your Orwell. Peace=War, Good=Evil.
DSLerator - 5:00pm - I'd say that Yin is definitely hijacking the Yang in the Hanso version.

(as the "techs" debate whether or not to make their message board public, there's another hint at Korean ties to the story, and more talk about the themes of duality and yin/yang, and a hint at Orwellian double-talk)

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The dog ate my board work. DSLerator 04/30/06

(seems to be uneventful, just patting each other on the back for creating the new "front" site of ROT, with the morphing logo presumably being the red Verizon phone => yellow lab head of ROT)

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Pay no attention to that elephant in the room DSLerator 05/3/06

(more suspicion pointed in Hanso's direction)

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You'd be amazed at what you can find if you look. Fiberoptician 05/10/06

(the "techs" go through the same steps as us webmazers go through, calling the 877 HANSORG number and finding out password "breaking strain"... appears to be reiteration that "they are lost, just like us")

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Man smart, monkey smarter. DSLerator 05/17/06

(as they explore the THF site, more jokes about Joop, cloning and "talking monkeys")

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Hanso in da house!!!! DSLerator 05/24/06
DSLerator - 10:04am - Mittelwerk just walked by my desk.
Fiberoptician - 10:08am - What? He's back on the premises?
iobiSeeingYou - 10:10am - Take a Polaroid! See if he melts when the flash goes off.
DSLerator - 4:14pm - Been googling HANSO and really odd sites come up. http://emri.perception.net - "access disabled indefinitely?" Projects on hiatus? Bizarre with a capital B?
BroadBandBeatnik - 4:20pm - Why am I not surprised?
iobiSeeingYou - 4:25pm - All their "activities" seem to happen under the radar.
DSLerator - 4:30pm - There's more to this then meets the eye...
Fiberoptician - 4:34pm - My car turns into a robot... or does my robot turn into a car?
DSLerator - 4:41pm - Ugh! By the way, M. is in with the boss. I can swear I just saw him snatch a folder off the shelf!!
iobiSeeingYou - 4:45pm - Get back in your cubicle! If Hansoids suspect anything you'll be history along with this forum.

(more hints at a conspiracy with Mittelwerk & the Verizon bigwigs, who the "techs" work for... their linking http://emri.perception.net site is strange and confusing because this is a known fan/fraud site and NOT part of the ARG - I actually know the webmaster of this site, and that he definitely is not a webmaze writer - and likely just a nod in the direction of webmaze fans who take the time out to explore and/or a red herring to misdirect us from real clues)

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The media is their weapon of choice. iobiSeeingYou 05/31/06

(more chatter about Gary Troup & Hugh McIntyre on Kimmel; nothing new for webmazers)

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The gospel according to The DSL. DSLerator 06/07/06
DSLerator - 11:35am - Did you know that my mother was a major influence in my life? My physical features are identical to hers. That woman put all her hopes in me after the death of my twin brother.
Fiberoptician - 11:45am - If I were you, I'd wonder who my father was.
DSLerator - 11:49am - Funny you mention him. My father wasn't in the picture growing up. I've never even seen the man. Mom raised me completely on her own.
iobiSeeingYou - 11:55am - Well it's common for praying mantis females to bite off their partner's head right after mating.
Fiberoptician - 11:58am - And comments like that are why you don't have a boyfriend!
BroadBandBeatnik - 12:30pm - I believe there is a Japanese mouse in this building. The kind that's been through the maze so many times, it lost track of its original purpose. And now instead of working of the greater good of humanity, the experiment has turned on itself and the Laws of Nature have been torn to shreds...
iobiSeeingYou - 12:35pm - You have to admire the species that cling to survival. Survival is the source of our strength and some say even the meaning of it all.
iobiSeeingYou - 6:30pm - Update: www.richerdeeperbroader.com is up. My best effort to date.
DSLerator - 10:01pm - ------
If you are reading this, you've found your way to the truth. Thank you and welcome. We seek to unite with like-minded people out there to bring an end to the HANSO Foundation and their evil schemes. This message board was started to create a circle of trust among a select few. Since then, we've discovered several suspicious activities surrounding our company that all point to HANSO. Check back often and read up on our latest discoveries in our quest to find out the honest to goodness.
-- The Retrievers of Truth

(perhaps the most interesting post to date on the "tech message board"; note the very curious hints DSLerator is dropping in our direction, about being identical to her mother, and father "never being in the picture"; and later hints about a Japanese mouse and species clinging to survival; and then the link to http://www.richerdeeperbroader.com, which is a Verizon-sponsored site - these hints tie into the next update to THF)



Most images courtesy of truffula of LOST-TV



It should be noted that www.retrieversoftruth.com is sponsored by Verizon.
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June 7

Genomic Advancements Update


If you logged in at the beginning of the week and clicked on the Institute for Genomic Advancements page of THF, the word "disease" was clickable.  If you had clicked, you would have been shown a 24 hour countdown, and a message from Persephone:

Maybe it’s cuz I’m on no sleep… Having trouble breaking through… I’m gonna need more time.

If you logged in about a day later (though it didn't end up being exactly 24 hours), there was an update.  First off, the pictures of "mutant and normal cells" to the upper right were flickering, and if you mouse "hovered" over certain spheres, it would display the message "Retrievers of Truth" in the chest X-ray picture (yet another way of knowing about the ROT homepage).

Previously, ROT had linked us to http://www.richerdeeperbroader.com, which appeared to be the only link which yielded clues.  In the source code of this page (go to View => Source in browser toobar), one of the last lines is:

var _vb="parthenogenesis"; // <--

This is an unusual word to end up in the source code of a Verizon site.  Parthenogenesis is an obscure biology term for a form of asexual reproduction in which unfertilized eggs (with DNA from only the maternal side) can produce cloned offspring.  Combine this with the other clues from ROT, above, which include DSLerator's comments about her and her twin sister's features being identical to those of her mother's, with her father never being around... a hint at a Japanese mouse (according to the wikipedia entry, a Japanese mouse named Kayuga was one of the first successes in creating fatherless mice at Tokyo University), and many hints dropped about cloning on the message board, and "parthenogenesis" sticks out even more.

It turns out that this is the password that can be inserted into Hanso site in a hidden textbox.

This (or clicking on the word "disease", which is still present for some webmazers) gives access to the next hidden update:





This appears to be yet another "DHARMA shark" that died of a wound...only this time, the symbol is that of the backwards Swan logo.



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June 8

DJ Dan Update


DJ Dan's podcast is now up on Monster.com:
http://podcast.monster.com/articles/conspiraspy/

It's back to audio-only.  Highlights from the podcast:

  • DJ Dan now expounds on the dangers of Genetic engineering.
  • One of his callers ("Richard from Alexandria") was the Conspiraspy of the Month who got pictures of the "barcode" tattoo of the DHARMA symbol on the dead shark.
  • Dan gets a threatening caller who seems to know a lot about his personal life, and how to locate him or his wife.  He refuses to backdown, and doesn't take it too seriously on his podcast.

Complete podcast transcribed:

6/8 Podcast Transcribed
A:  Coming to you live, from the part of you that refuses to lie down... [DJ DAN JINGLE] You're listening to DJ Dan, shutting down The Man.

D:  No, no, no, no, Tanya. Darwinian evolution is a lie. Intelligent design is a bigger lie to make evolution look like less of a lie. I’m sick of it and I’m shutting it down. Sam from Cleveland—Go!

C1:  Uh, hi, DJ Dan.  I’m a fan, but are you saying evolution is fake?  Like birds don’t come from dinosaurs?

D:  No, I’m saying there’s more to it than that. That the mega-science corporations, they want us to believe that the unnatural work they’re doing, their genetic engineering is just part of Ma Nature’s master plan. Take the Hanso Foundation. If you’re a loyal listener, Sam you know I have issues with this bunch of crazy monkeys. Now I’m aware some of the stuff we talk about on this show is a little fuzzy around the edges. But the Hanso Foundation, these guys are as real a threat as we’ve seen. I’ve been saying it for years, but now, the hacker Persephone, she’s serving us all up a batch of proof puddin’. The Hanso Foundation, you’ve seen their ads. They’re bringing us a better future, science is gonna save the world, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah… And I say don’t believe it.

C1:  Oh. Why not?

D:  Why not, Definitely not because company founder Alvar Hanso, an arms dealer with ties to the original atom bomb, refuses to reveal any of the true details about his programs. Oh, definitely not because their letch spokesman Hugh McIntyre refuses to say one word about their human rights violations. No. Because every day we become more and more advanced, even closer to the end, the Hanso Foundation perverts say they’re gonna prevent. And genetic engineering, you know what that is? Changing our babies’ DNA to give them blue eyes instead of brown or to give them the know-how to juggle flaming bowling pins in the cradle. It’s all a lie. You know what happens when you start shuffling your genes around?  No. Nobody does.  But I’ve seen those steroid cases, guys whose growth plates have turned back on, they’re Neanderthals.  There are consequences to our actions, people.  Don’t you see? They want us all to look the same. To be ashamed of who we are and where we’re from. Because once they’ve done that to us, once they’ve let us give away our individuality, they’re gonna swoop down from the sky and take over without a fight. Yeah, we got Lou from Chicago. Deep dish Louie, convince me otherwise.  C’mon.

C2:  Hey Dan. I think you’re overreacting. I mean, look, I have a birth mark or two. One looks like a potato, the other looks like Italy.

D:  The boot or Sardinia?

C2:  Actually, Tuscany. But I’ve always wished they could be more like tattoos. Couldn’t we play with the DNA and give our kids cool birthmarks?

D:  So what are you talking about, like a family crest, a cute little bird, how about a barcode so we can keep track, huh? Is that what you want?

C2:  Yeah.

D:  Well, congrats, Louie. You just made my top three DUMBEST THINGS I EVER HEARD. SHUTDOWN. Who’s next?

C3:  Richard, from Alexandria, Virginia.

D:  Tricky Dick from Alexandria.

C3:  Listen, Dan. I kinda heard what your last caller said about the tattoos, and I think people are already doin' that, but with animals.

D:  Uh, what do you mean, Dick?

C3:  I mean I was divin off the Great Barrier Reef last year, and we cam upon this shark, right? It’s reefed, thing is toast and on its tail is like a, well not a tattoo, it’s like a black octagon with some word on it that starts with a “D”. Thing’s pretty rotted away.

D:  Dick. Dick, Dick, Dick, Dick, Dick. Tell me you got pictures of that shark.

C3:  Of course. I can send em right over.

D:  You know what I think, Dick?  I think you’re Conspiraspy of the Month!  We gotta take a break. More with Dick and…

T:  Wait a minute, Dan.

D:  What?

T:  I’ve got a caller here.  Says he has to talk to you right now.

D:  Really?  Well what are you waiting for Tanya?  Put him back on.  C’mon.  Caller you’re shuttin down the man.

C4:  You’re going to want to be more careful, Dan.

D:  Uh, okay, and who am I speaking with?

C4:  You think you can just keep taking shots at the Hanso Foundation with no fear of retaliation?

D:  Uh, once again, who are you and why are you calling me?

C4:  You think you’re safe to smear good people because you broadcast from different locations? Just like the second floor motel room you’re in right now off of the 5 freeway. Driving your green Jeep Compass, license plate... [Muffled by Dan]

D:  Hey, hey, hey easy there little troll. Hey, what’s this about?

C4:  It’s about your fragile life.

D:  Oh my god, c’mon.

C4:  How easily it can be exposed, the way you claim to expose others.

D:  Okay, that’s enough. That’s enough.

C4:  How easily your address...

D:  Okay, that’s enough!

C4:  ...and your real name...

D.  Hey.  Hey I’m not gonna--

C4:  ...and where you really work...and your wife’s...

D:  THAT’S ENOUGH!  Hey!  You one of their goons?  Is that what this is about?  Well you can tell your boss I ain’t backing down. This is not the first threatening call I’ve gotten, buddy, not by a long shot.  My real name is DJ Dan, my real location is inside your web of lies and my job is shutting you down.

C4:  Dan, you’ve been warned.

D:  Wow. Did you hear that Tonya? I guess we’ve been warned. Well, that was special. [Cue music] If you didn’t think there was proof before, there you have it folks.  DJ Dan, I guess I better name a successor...

A: You're listening to DJ Dan, shutting down The Man.
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June 12

Persephone Clue #5, Hole4 Image & Mental Health Update/DHARMA Acronym


Once again, Persephone has been busy giving us clues through the hidden http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org subsite.

The newest code was: 43 49 32 116 105 109 101 108 101 115 115 32 116 111 103 101 116 104 101 114. In ASCII, this translates to “1+ Timeless Together”. Adding 1+ the previous hole3, that gave us the clue located at http://hole4.thehansofoundation.org: Yet another faceless face (which was not present before at that URL):



Don't know how the hole2 and hole4 pictures fit in yet (hole3 seems to be solved, with the D2O = "hard water" clue), the three faces to do not combine well (they are slightly different sizes and angles).  But if you take the names of these jpg files:

q9als2002 t9agen75 u8egnce86

...and convert the middle numbers to ASCII letters (9=i, 8=h), and then anagram the result, you can get: "light sequence again".  This is the next big clue.

Go back to the Mental Health page of THF.  Click "Inquire Today" and then in the "Tell us a little about yourself", type that.  You will be shown a computer:



A letter from Dr. Armand Zander (hospital director of the Vik Institute) to Dr. Mittelwerk, threatening to resign over an issue of a "secret ward where experiments are done on autistic savant patients and their memory, which he has no clinical access to":



Then, you start a 'game' which is sort of like Simon (remember that one?) from Hell.  You have to press 5 buttons and repeat a sequenced pattern of colored heiroglyphics (same as from the countdown clock), in which each turn adds one more.  You will be shown more and more of an answer after completing sequence of lengths 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 (you are promised "an Apollo bar" if you get to 42, though this seems like just part of the game).  If you do decide to play it, I would just open up a notepad (either on the computer or on paper) and replace the keys with 1-5, to help remember (it requires concentration so as not to lose your place; if you screw up, you have to start over from scratch, and the pattern is different). 



I'll be honest, it's highly monotonous, time-consuming and probably not worth playing, because I'm about to show you the answer below (there is nothing beyond sequence #42):



It appears we now know what the D.H.A.R.M.A. acronym is!  For those who are unfamiliar with heuristics (a psychological and philosophical theory for decision making), here is the wikipedia entry on it.



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June 13

DJ Dan Clue & ERI Update


DJ Dan updated his site today, but not a direct link to his podcast, as promised on this date.  Instead, the link went to the Retrievers of Truth page, which doesn't appear changed (maybe it is, but we haven't found the password to unlock it yet?).  There was a hidden change, however.  In the bottom row of crazy icons, the radio tower is now clickable:



Clicking it leads to hidden directory.  This appears to be a "magic eye"/3D optical illusion thing, though the color palette could be changed so that it yields the image:



CONSPIRA + SPIES (name of directory) = conspiraspies, the newest password.  You will note that on the main THF site, the Electromagnetic Research Institute page has now been reupdated, and the "early morning" picture is now clickable to reveal a more staticky image.  Note the faint image of a radio tower, same as the icon on DJ Dan's page.  When you click on this, Persephone will ask you:

Want to know more about this "Crucial Force"?
What's the magic word?


Enter conspiraspies here.  You'll be led through the following images:







It appears that despite the goodwill this Hoo-Gon Choi (Minister of blanked out words?) wants to maintain with THF, the ERI research and offshore is causing problems near the coast of Korea, including the appearance of deformed fish in nearby waters.  Not 100% sure where the satellite images are pointing exactly just yet, but it seems to be in that general area of the Sea of Japan.

Clicking on the signature takes you back to THF, but clicking on the second "off-shore" word actually takes you to DJ Dan's site.



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June 14

DJ Dan Update


Well, it was a day or two late, but DJ Dan did finally show up with his newest podcast.  The previous day, he had linked to the ROT homepage, but that was the same.  But now, if you go to their backsite message board (with the password, porter), you'll see there's a new post by DSLerator, called "Too legit to quit."  Inside, you'll find the link to Dan's newest podcast, which still audio-only.

Highlights from the podcast:

  • A caller near Los Alamos complains his brain always feels like there's pressure on it, and he thinks the nuclear experiments did it; he also thinks his toaster blocks them.  DJ Dan blows him off.
  • DJ Dan goes off on a rant about THF getting "kicked out of the Congo."  He also discusses some of his conspiraspy fans going fishing off the coast of East Asia, and seeing the giant antenna we saw in the previous update.
  • One of his callers is a "bioengineering professor at a Big 10 university" and talks about his concerns over nanotechnology.  When Dan admits he has no clue what nanobots are, the caller explains that they are miniturized robotic technology, and in a swarm, could look like a storm cloud--and that they can think and kill.  Dan flippantly calls them "tiny invisible killer brains".

Complete podcast transcribed:

6/13 Podcast Transcribed
A:  Coming to you live from your conscience...[DJ DAN JINGLE] You're listening to DJ Dan, shutting down The Man.

D: Mind control, people. We're talking about mind control. Come on. We all know why MDMA and LSD and PCP and GHB and LMNOP are illegal. Because the Man doesn't want you to have the very weapons he's dumping in our drinking water and mac and cheese! So I ask, have you been brainwashed? Are you BEING brainwashed? Do you WANT to be brainwashed? We're taking your calls.

C1: Hi, I'm Debuque from Albuquerque.

D: Yeah, you're kidding, right?

C1: Parents can be cruel, DJ Dan. Dan, I feel like you're right. We ARE being brainwashed. I'm pretty close to Los Alamos and other nuclear experiments, and I just feel this pressure on my brain, all the time.

D: Uh yeah, That could just be your sinuses, Dub, just throwing it out there...

C1: What I'm saying is I noticed when I was making my Cinnamon Raisin Toast, my toaster, it blocked the rays. When I was toasting, I felt just as clear as day.

D: [Dismissive] Fascinating, Debuque. Turn on your toasters, people. Next caller!

C2: It's uh Jerry, from Ontario

D: Uh oh! We got ourselves a canuck!

C2: Yeah, we come in peace. Listen, Dan, I want to say in response to what you were saying earlier about the Hanso Foundation, do you really think they're involved in mind control?

D: Tip of the iceberg, Jerry, tip of the iceberg! It's like, who are these guys? Recap for those who missed it: my legion of conspiraspies have been following the Hanso Foundation since '92, when they were forcefully ejected from the Congo. I mean seriously, to be forcefully ejected from the Congo? How bad do you gotta be? What does a clown have to do to get ejected from the circus? What does a rat have to do to get ejected from the sewer? So uh, some of my conspiraspies went deep sea fishing off the coast of east Asia, cause they heard about our little Hanso friends' little offshore research platform. And they can't see it. But what they can see is this skinny little line sticking way up into the sky. Now what do you guys think that might be, eh? Who are we kidding! Hope you've got your foil helmets on boys and girls! Next caller!

C3: Dan, this is Franklin, I teach bioengineering at a Big 10 university.

D: Hut hut Franklin, hike me the info!

C3: Well, what I'm worried about is nanotechnology.

D: Uh, nanotech-whuh?

C3: Nanotechnology? It's essentially the minuturization of machines down to the molecular level.

D: Uh wait whoah whoah whoah, you mean robots so small that they're invisible? That sounds awful! Why would anyone want to do that?

C3: Well, there's lots of useful applications. Medicine, computers. For example, you could capture billions of these nanites--

D: Nanites? Is that geek for invisible tiny robots?

C3: Right--you could capture them in an electromagnetic field and have them float over--say--wheat fields, acting as a poison-free pesticide.

D: Whoah whoah wait a minute--what does that even look like? If a bunch of these nano-thingies got together--

C3: Something like a--storm cloud.

D: [Laugh] OK, Frankie... you know, sometimes a storm cloud is just a storm cloud. So wait a second, wait a second. So you're saying these uh, tiny invisible robots can kill?

C3: Yes. And they can think.

D: Well, you heard it folks, tiny invisible killer brains. And I was worrying about the Hanso Foundation. DJ Dan, back in three, gotta slip into my impenetrable, lead suit...

A:  You're listening to DJ Dan, shutting down The Man.

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June 16

DJ Dan Update


His newest podcast is now up.  From his podcast archive page, the bottom row has changed, so that it links to subLYMONal (the writers muffed up the HTML on this one, and forgot a bracket; it should only link from the one image "fallout1").  This icon has now changed, to say "BigD" in the upper left:



Enter BigD



Highlights from the podcast:

  • Last Vik Institute hack was by Persephone; more talk about that situation with Dr. Zander.
  • Caller suggests that autistic savants are being used to calculate nuclear fission, instead of using computers, that would leave behind a paper trail.
  • Tanya sounds strange towards the end, like she is repeating, either mad or just a recording of her.

Complete podcast transcribed:

6/16 Podcast Transcribed
A:  Coming to you live from the Astral Plain... [DJ DAN JINGLE] You're Listening to DJ Dan, shutting down The Man.

D:  Ok ok ok, so my little Conspiraspies, look into this one.  There's something rotten in the state that used to be part of Denmark. I'm talkin' Iceland.  I'm talkin' what's become the hottest nightlife destination north of the equator.  I'm talkin' the South Beach of the North Atlantic.  Hey, as far as my wife knows, I've never been to Iceland. Ya know what I mean?  Heh, I think you do.  Now,if you know anything about Iceland, you know they barely have a police force. And why? These people have no idea what crime is. I mean they let Bjork walk the streets.  Right Tanya, you like Bjork?

T: Wait, wait, wait.  Was she in her duck outfit?

D:  [Laughing] That aside, trust me, they've got there share of crimes.  It's goin' on right under their noses, and nobody is doing anything about it.  Well, I'm here to change that.  I'm here to talk about the unreported crimes of Iceland's own Vik Institute.  A mental hospital funded by none other than [Voiceover: DUNNN DUNNN DUNNN THE HANSO FOUNDATION (EVIL LAUGH)]  Yup.  The Hanso Foundation.  These are the guys.  You see 'em on TV. They're building a bridge to a glowing future of peace.  They're harnessing the atom to give us nuclear genius children.  You get it.  They're the ultra sick society of researchers started by this Alvar Hanso.  Who used to make machines of war and apparently got hit with a case of the guilty garrison and decided, "Hey, I'm gonna start a-new".  But you know what they say about leopards.  They'll bite you on the neck.  Or is that white tigers? I dunno.  Point being, what is going on at the Vik Institute?  No one really knows. But thanks to the work of a hacker known as Persephone, we're starting to get a picture.  We've got a disgruntled head of the hospital, Dr. Armand Zander, who sends a letter to Dr. Thomas Verner Mittleverk, Alvar Hanso's pitbull, demanding to know what's going on in his own facility. Go the Hanso site right now and check the hack in the mental health appeal.  It will blow your mind.  Right off the bat, Zander calls himself a prisoner in a hall of mirrors.  And he goes on to talk about autistic savant patients being administered secret proprietary memory tests.  I mean just what is going on? I don't know, but I say we shut 'em down.  Marissa from Trenton, go ahead.

C1:  Hey Dj Danny.  What if The Hanso Foundation really isn't up to anything at all?

D:  SHUT DOWN! COME ON PEOPLE!  I'm reading off the darned website.  Jorge from Portland, how is that microbrew?

C2:  Hey, it's all gone DJ Dan.  Hey, and I'm on the page right now, um I'm wondering uh, what's autistic uh, what's autistic savant again?

D:  Well, uh, it varies, but a lot of times, they're like, uh, they're like human calculators.  You uh, you ever uh, seen Rain Man, Jorge?

C2: Yeah.

Dan:  You tryin' to be cute, Jorge?

C2:  Yeah, hehehehehe, yeah.

D:  SHUTDOWN! Tanya, are you even screening these calls?

T:  [Automated-sounding] Screening the calls.

D:  Oh, come on Tanya, not you too.  Heh, OK.  You're getting back at me for telling your age on the air last week aren't you?

T:  Screening the calls.

D:  I, I said you were a young thirty. Tom from Orlando, bring me the magic.

C3:  Heeey, DJ Daaan.  [Stoned laugh] So, I think I've got it figured out.

D:  Yeah, do tell.

C3: Well, well, I, I was just imagining, if I was Mittelwerk, and I'm calculating top secret stuff...

D: Yeah, like, like what?

C3:  I dunno, like, like nuclear fusion. [Bong hit sound]

D: [Laugh] Alright, get on with it, come on.

C3:  I'm calculating nuclear fusion, and I've got a history of getting in trouble, so the one thing I don't want to have is a, a data record, but uh...

D: Ok, so what you're saying here is, is you don't use a computer at all?

C3:  Exaaactly [Laugh] I'd do it in my head. Or, or, or as the case with the Vik Institute, I'd get the autistic savants to do it in their head.

D: Yeah, but the thing is with autistic savants, you, you can never really know that they are capable of doing that, see? So...

C3:  So I give them proprietary memory tests.

D: Tom, nice, I LIKE IT! And I'm givin' your refer stinkin' ass Conspiraspy of the Month! D'ya hear that, Tanya?

[Tom laughing in background and saying YEAH!! Laughter]

T:  [Automated-sounding] Conspiraspy of the Month.

D:  Uh, can, can we sign up Tom as the Conspiraspy of the Month?

T: Conspiraspy of the Month.

D:  Tanya, please, are you really that mad at me?

T:  Conspiraspy of the month.

D: Yeah, yeah, OK, it looks like the inmates are running the asylum, folks.  DJ Dan, be right back...

A:  You're listening to DJ Dan, shutting down The Man.



Additionally, the ROT homepage had a minor update of a thread which linked http://www.broadbandstories.com, a real Verizon ad, with a little info on DJ Dan (last row, to the right) as a 'real' character.  Not much new there aside from that.



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June 16

Life Extension Project Update & SHUT DOWN


This is was a HUGE update today.  WARNING--this is a one way clue, meaning that once you go down this path, it will close out THF site to you in the future (logs cookies, and you'd have to clear cache and start over again from the first clue), so look carefully and  don't blink! 

It started when Persephone posted a new clue on her backsite http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org.  It was this image:



The key is to take the first letter of all objects on her desk:
Recorder
Envelope
Card
Lipstick
Umbrella
Scissors
Eraser

... and spell out recluse, which is the next password.  To find the update, go to Life Extension Project and click on the word "mortality," and enter it there.  You'll see a LOT, so look carefully:





Note that the letter is from a doctor who can't get through to Alvar Hanso... and thinks he has something very unusual in his blood tests!  THE Sickness?



Note that as time lapses, objects are steadily taken from Hanso's desk...



Click on the top bar, and when asked the name of the director "Armand..." enter Zander (from the last clue):











Followed by many flashes of images from the THF webmaze, and then:





You will be SHUT OUT of the site for good after this point!  Just the normal progression of the game... stay tuned...



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THE LOST EXPERIENCE - ACT II (RACHEL-FOCUSED)

June 16

Monster.com Video of Rachel Blake


Wow!  Just when you thought the updates were through, one more find, this time on Monster.com

Presenting to you: Rachel Blake--The REAL Persephone!

http://content.monster.com/pop/default.asp?archiveid=3&mediaid=15&playerid=1

EDIT 6/19:  It appears that they removed the video from the above site.  Judging from Speaker's refusal to speak of the video, and the fact that Monster.com ads have been removed from DJ Dan and other TLE sites, it is speculated that the video was uploaded prematurely by Monster.com (and that they may now be penalized from having their sponsorship contract revoked--this is speculation only).  The video was uploaded unedited to YouTube:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=3adKKUznwTs

(This is unmodified, and was part of Monster.com, which does not allow for random users to upload video; also, the actress has made appearances on TV shows such as The West Wing, so it is considered an authentic video, just one that was released out of the writers' schedule.)



Now, you're probably wondering, what am I thinking going to all this trouble to hide my identity, if I'm just going to show my face and use my real name. The fact is, whatever Hanso, Mittelwerk and these guys are hiding, they believe in it.  They've dedicated their lives to it, and they will go to any length to protect it.  Chances are that they already know who I am.  And if they know the face that's going to take them down, you should too.  Just promise me this, if they get to me, promise me that you won't let The Hanso Foundation's crimes go unpunished.  Because they might be able to stop me, but they can't stop a hundred of me, or a thousand.  So let's rock.  Shall we?



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June 19

Rachel Blake's Blog & Coppenhagen Post 01


Well, after a weekend of cliffhanger, we finally have new news on Monday.  Although indications over the weekend were iffy about whether or not they would use the Rachel Blake video in the ARG, looks like they've decided to come out with that storyline after all... yay!

The first clue was seen on the hidden site http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org today... it was of a mysterious creepy face (that of the Asian lady in the THF intro), with the eyes blocked out, speaking in what seemed like gibberish (with tunes from a music box or ice cream truck playing in the background):



The audio guys took this clue and played it backwards, to the numbers:

101 118 105 100 101 110 116 32 97 103 101 110 100 97

They are translated to the next password:  evident agenda

Where would these numbers be used, might you ask?

Well, there had been hints all this weekend (since the video appeared) of a new site called http://www.rachelblake.com.  This was determined not to be a fake site because it is located on the same server as http://www.thehansofoundation.org and http://www.letyourcompassguideyou.com.  Today, right around the same time as the new password was being deciphered, a blog appeared of a young lady Rachel Blake, who said she was traveling around Coppenhagen, for recreational reasons, she claimed. 

Note that her wallpaper:



Matches the "Where is Alvar" hacked update map from last month.  On the right, in the "Extra Info" box, you will enter evident agenda.

You are then taken to a screen where you have to enter your birthday (it doesn't *appear* at this time to make a difference what you enter... not sure why they collect this?).

And then you are let into the hidden backsite:





She says she is now hosting her new video (the same one from below) more securely, and that she will come out with future updates on that site, with clues on the pages of major commercial sponsors, and passwords on the backsite.

She also has an interesting "correspondence" with a guy name Mel0Drama, who claims to have information about a "Dr. Hacket" who is "in our heads".  He also claims to work for the archive of the Engineering Development Center in Atlanta.  He says he has secret documents "on the company mainframe, in a vault".  Persephone is suspicious, but they arrange to talk again tomorrow.  We'll see!



It should be of note that this blog can receive comments from anyone, including everyday fans like you and me.  I would not trust anyone in the blog comments if they say they have secret clues, even if they call themselves "rachel blake".  Clues will likely be posted to the body of the blog.

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June 19

Let Your Compass Guide You Update:  WTK Video apology to DJ Dan


There was an update to http://www.letyourcompassguideyou.com.  Now, instead of clicking on the 108, you'll want to click around the 8 o'clock area.  What appears is a faint image of Persephone (shown on left), taken from another famous painting (see right comparison) with the faint letters "WTK" (note that these are the initials of William T. Kilpatrick, a Jeep Daimler executive who signed out of a deal with THF for Jeep to sell many cars to the foundation).  You'll want to click anywhere here:



From here, a login box pops up.  Use the initials wtk as a username to get in, with the password themouthpiece.



http://youtube.com/watch?v=nNHUDVTJ1DM

The man in the video has his voice very disguised, so it's very hard to understand.  Here is the best my friend was able to decipher:

I have no business coming out like this, but I need to clear the air on something. Consider this my public apology to DJ Dan. I had the wrong person and will make it right soon. To the believers, I must stay away for awhile, but keep digging. Jeep rescinded the contract for good reason. I'm proud (or part?) of that and will reveal what I can, when I can. Thank you (Minister48?), your true believer.



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June 19

Orientation Testing Issue Video


Yet another bizarre video surfaces!

If you go to the SHUT DOWN THF site now:  http://www.thehansofoundation.org

You'll notice that though it appears just a static image of the red warning message, the music gets gradually louder and louder.  Do NOT move your mouse for several minutes; if you do, you will have to start over.  You need patience for this, but about 1 or 2 minutes after the sound peaks and disappears, you will get the following message that appears:



If you go to that site, you will see first:



(New DHARMA symbol?  What is it of??)

And then be bombarded with a HUGE number of images, all that flash before us in a split second.  I've made a chart, based on the group work of some other folks:







Clue first found by Oli at Speaker's Inside The Experience Blog

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Re: TLE- The Walkthrough (Updated Basics & Summary)--Check in here first!
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2006, 06:16:17 PM »
June 20

Rachel Blake Coppenhagen Post 02


Rachel Blake's newest post challenged us to find her new video, and linked to the ROT homepage.  At the Verizon backsite message board, there was more chatter, and the old link that goes to http://www.broadbandstories.com.

This is where the new video is hidden:



(Story called the "Ultimate Journey", masquerading as one about a motorcycle trip, but actually it is Rachel's newest video).



On it, she attempts to follow Mittelwerk around, and unsuccessfully tries to get in to a warehouse to see him, disguised as a pizza delivery girl.  Since she saw the sign "Archives", it's speculated that "Allied Copenhagen Marine Merchants" is just a front for the Engineering Development Center.

Later on, she mentions in her blog that her new friend Joen (the 'dodgey guy') let her in... Mittelwerk's last query was still on the screen:



SHIP LN EQUAT < 1900
XREF
SHIP IN EQUAT > 2000

She challenges us all to help her find the password.  Someone named "Jambi08" comes up with a 'clue', saying that he has an interest in Danish nautical history, and found a book that tied The Black Rock (an old slave ship) with Magnus Hanso out of an old Danish sea trade book he just happened to have:



Shortly thereafter, someone else named "Terry Idaho" gave her a link to a "website on shipwrecks", which also talked about "The Black Rock" as a shipwrecked slave boat.

The interesting thing about this is that we did some research on this whole "Black Rock" business, and there are clearly no other websites that cooberate this information, including detailed searches of Google, Wikipedia, Lloyd's nautical database, or Ovid.  The shipwreck website was made very recently, and the photograph appeared photoshopped; the bandwidth was exceeded shortly after the post.  The last thing that cemented it was that the image was found at this website.  "The Black Rock" is in fact a picture of the HMS Victory (a battleship) that was etched in 1884; now in dry dock in Portsmouth, UK.



This has significance to the ARG, because it means that "Jambi08" is not a fan, but one of the writers, who manufactured this clue (historically inaccurate) for the purposes of this game and was planted in the comments section to lead us in the right direction.  It appears that webmaze writers will also be taking the persona of "one of us" in her blog comments, sneaking in to give us clues.  That being said, we can't know who is who, and I'd recommend not believing something is a 'real' clue until it is posted to her main blog.

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