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This is a thread that will guide players just joining The Lost Experience (online webmaze game sponsored by LOST creators, and tied into the show).  It is created to help users navigate through the website(s) included in the game.  It will be locked to prevent clutter of tangential comments and speculation, and mods will add only integral clues as they come up. 

EDIT:  This is now a time capsule for the events of The Lost Experience.



Troubleshooting Problems with Password Acceptance

A few possiblities to consider:

1)  The update might not be working for you because you have missed a step along the way (they should be done in order; the site logs cookies).  Try loading http://anywordheremakeoneup.thehansofoundation.org (literally, you can replace that with any word except "persephone" or "hole#" and it should load a clean page).  Then start over again from the first clue, see below.

2)  If you are having problems where flash is freezing up, try reinstalling Macromedia Flash.

3)  A newer update to the site may have made this clue obsolete, and it can no longer be entered because it is outdated.  Sorry, probably not something that can be solved in this case.



In-Game, Out-of-Game

There are a number of fraud or hoax sites made by people who have nothing to do with the official writing of the ARG (alternate reality game).  Here is an Official vs. Fraud or Fan Sites Primer which lists various websites, and how to tell the difference.

It is discussed in the primer briefly, but I am making special note here that there are 3 "puppet blogs" set up and sponsored by ABC.  They are run by Speaker (USA), The Lost Ninja (Australia) and The Other Girl (UK), and are "anonymous" personalities who live in "our world" (are playing regular fans like you or me), but who actually have some insider info.  They will not be giving very obvious cheater hints on solving the game, but can lead people in the right direction to avoid confusion (such as confirming in-game or out-of-game sites).



Up-to-Date Summary Without the Details

EDIT by PandoraX:  I got a request for the super-duper slimmed down summary of the walkthrough, for those who don't want to read all the details, but just want the meat of the passwords and clues (for a fuller summary of details, read through the posts that follow).  This may be better for those who don't want to be spoon fed and just want an occasional reminder of passwords (which are in red) and which clues they missed.  It will be updated on Friday of each week.  Here it is, click on spoiler buttons to read:

Week 1
  • Go to http://www.thehansofoundation.org, and Sign Up for Newsletter.  Where it says password, use breaking strain (from the 877 HANSORG number).
  • Click on Active Projects, and in the WWP DP map, there's a hidden clickable in the Bermuda Triangle area.  This translates to MISSING ORGANS in ASCII. 
  • http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org was also found to give out clues about site updates from the hacker persona, Persephone.
  • Next, click on Executive Bios, and Hanso's bio will have changed, so that the date is clickable.  At the end, there is Morse code, which may translate to either SAFE G or SAVE ME.
  • Last update is that the clock on the THF site changes, so that at 15 and 16 minutes after the hour, it changes to OB:EY.  When you clicked on this before, it would take you to http://www.sublymonal.com, where if you clicked on the screens 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42 times, it gave the password heir apparent.  This is the password used on Mittelwerk's bio page, to unlock his secrets. 
  • During this first week, there's also been a lot of "attack ads" run by THF against the book Bad Twin (spin-off mystery novel from LOST producers, which appears part of this Lost Experience).  Random clips of fictitious author Gary Troup (in an "interview") appear in random places on the internet, see detailed walkthrough for links.


Week 2
  • In the source code of the main THF site, a second site was discovered: http://www.djdan.am.  He is a conspiracy theorist who puts out weekly podcasts, many of which are against THF (podcasts are linked from the archive; first one on 5/16 is direct, but others require extra steps).
  • There was also an update to the main THF section, where you can click on the ERI page, and it changed into a clickable image map.  At coordinates 629,291, click, and it takes you to http://www.letyourcompassguideyou.com.  If you align the compass dial with 108 degrees, you will be taken to a backsite with mailboxes of THF employees.  Clues are found in Thompson's and McIntyre's mailboxes; in particular, one points to the mouth piece as being the password to unlock McIntyre's secrets (click on his bio, and the yellow highlighted portion that says "family man").

Week 3
  • Peter Thompson's bio was now updated, with flashing letters across his pictures.  Together, this anagramed out to survivor guilt, which ended up being the password that unlocks his clues.  His login is a little bit more difficult to find, it is in a hidden textbox beneath his photo.
  • Persephone also continued to put out hints through http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org, including "A mouse does not rely on just one hole".  This led to the finding of a photo of a man with no face, at http://hole2.thehansofoundation.org.
  • Also, from a TV commercial and a new link that appeared at the bottom of THF, a new site was found at http://www.hansocareers.com.  In each of the job listings, there are some grayed out letters; taking these out and anagramming them spelt out inmate asylum.  This password is used in the Board of Directors (leave name blank) at THF to unlock their dirty secrets.

Week 4
  • Sublymonal was updated, so that various words could be entered to draw either Sprite ads (or later, wikipedia definitions).  Only one so far that led to a concrete clue was 108, which unlocked DJ Dan's 5/26 podcast.
  • Next, if you go to THF and click Active Projects > MFI, the MFI logo/symbol became clickable.  On the map, there are areas of interest that are marked, and one that isn't, in the area of Asia; it has a backwards message about someone who once worked for THF.  In 3 of the marked clickables, there are blanks to be filled.  The answers are: US GDP 2005 est = 42000, Sudan Population Growth Rate = 2.55, Italy HIV/AIDS Death Rate 2006 = 10.4/1000, respectively, before clicking on the symbol in the Indian Ocean to move on to more clues.
  • Next, DJ Dan has a new podcast for 6/01, but it is indirect, and leads back to http://www.letyourcompassguideyou.com again.  The task with lining up to 108 is unchanged, and the backsite mailbox now revealed that owelles folder had been updated.  One of these is a link to a YouTube video, that is Dan's newest podcast (with images). 
  • Lastly, Persephone, through http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org once again revealed her hand, and led to the finding of a second image at http://hole3.thehansofoundation.org.  This was another faceless face, only this time the clue was solved by deciphering the word "D2O" under one eye; which led to the password, heavy water.  In THF in the WWP DP section again, there was another update; this time, in the press release.  The word "miracle" became clickable, and that password is used there.  Scroll around a while to make sure you don't miss clues on the Cape Town Inquisitor microfiche machine, including a ringing phone, and a 'blank' page that starts to drip with goo, with a secret message to Persephone hidden behind it.

Week 5
  • Another TV commercial (and a clue at the main THF site, Genomic Advancement page) linked to a new site, http://www.retrieversoftruth.com (ROT).  It is chock full of weird connections to our own dog Vincent, including implications on the psychic abilities of dogs, and hints that the main ROT site is in fact a fake front.  Enter your real email, and you'll get a strange email form letter in your mailbox.
  • Stranger yet, enter the word porter, and you will be led to a backsite which is set up like a message board between supposed technicians who are contracted to work for THF, but who secretly plot against him, think he's evil, and support subversive hacking and theories about Hanso.  One link goes to the Verizon site, http://www.richerdeeperbroader.com, the next password was found: parthenogenesis.  This is used on the Active Projects > Genomic Advancements page of THF again, in a hidden textbox below the image of the teacher.
  • Lastly for this week, DJ Dan had a link to his 6/8 podcast, found at http://podcast.monster.com/articles/conspiraspy, where he gets a threatening caller.

Week 6
  • A new clue appeared on http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org, translating to "Timeless Together" and a number that revealed a new faceless image at http://hole4.thehansofoundation.org.  By taking the names of all the hole pictures and translating to ASCII, the anagram light sequence again was found.  This could be entered into the Mental Health page of THF under Inquire Today.  It makes you play a diabolical game of Simon, revealing a clue after sequences 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42 are repeated, which gives the DHARMA acronym.
  • DJ Dan gave away a clue on his site; clicking on the radio tower icon in his page went to a secret directory, which was decoded to the password conspiraspies.  This was used in the Active Projects > ERI page of THF, where now if you clicked on the image of the ionosphere, Persephone would ask for this 'magic word'.
  • The next day, he finally put out his podcast for 6/13, through http://www.theretrieversoftruth.com (through the backsite message board, where a new link was posted in the "Too legit to quit" thread; it went to http://www.retrieversoftruth.com/users/DSLerator/htdocs/audio/DJD061406.mp3); a little bit later, there was another new thread that led to a real Verizon site, http://www.broadbandstories.com, which featured, among real people, DJ Dan.
  • At the end of the week, we got a second podcast from DJ Dan, this time through http://www.subLYMONal.com; the password is BigD (found on the same page, in the icon image "fallout1" on the bottom right).
  • Also towards the week's end, the biggest update posted: http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org was updated with an image this time, which led to the finding of a new password recluse. From THF > Active Projects > Life Extension Project, click on "mortality" and enter this password there.  Just don't blink!  Because after this very big update that is chock full of info, you will be SHUT OUT of THF's site, and it won't allow you back in.

[Cont.]
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Re: TLE- The Walkthrough
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2006, 08:52:46 PM »
[Cont. from above]

Week 7
  • If you let the warning message on the now "down" site run for a while without moving the mouse, the sound crescendos louder, with the secret message orientation_testing_issue_1980 in red font in between the other words.  Go to http://www.thehansofoundation.org/orientation_testing_issue_1980/ and view this video there; new logo & screencaptures of all 114 images found in video located within the main thread.
  • A name appeared in the source code of the old THF site: Rachel Blake.  http://www.rachelblake.com became active, and appears to be Rachel's blog, of her travels in Coppenhagen.  The password to the backsite (entered in "Extra Info" field) was obtained through the new http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org clue (a lady speaking numbers backwards, which are translated to): evident agenda.  Logging in, we can see a video she has made of herself, where she reveals her true identity--Persephone the hacker.
  • A new video appeared on YouTube by "jeepchannel" (the account that posted previous clues), an apology to DJ Dan:  http://youtube.com/watch?v=nNHUDVTJ1DM.
  • She meets online a secret contact called Mel0Drama, who offers to help expose secrets.  One is http://www.broadbandstories.com, where she has a video which is in the 2nd row, 3rd from the left.  In her blog, she mentions a new mystery, Allied Coppenhagen Marine Merchants, and a "fan" to her blog (one of the writers planted there) helps shed some light on how ACMM may be tied into The Black Rock and Magnus Hanso.  She is still seeking a password.
  • She discovers that Hugh McIntyre is dating a woman from the GWC: exposing more corruption.
  • DJ Dan has a new podcast for 6/21, back on the compass backsite again (in the owelles folder).
  • Go to http://au.blogs.yahoo.com/lost-ninja/, reply to any message, and then click on "objectionable comment," you'll get a login where you enter RBlake and password 105years.  The Korean in the video is translated within the main thread.
  • Go to http://www.letyourcompassguideyou.com/usr/trash/ for a conversation between wtkFleet35 and OpenersHep (Persephone).
  • New video found at http://www.43things.com/person/RBlake.  Enter truth safe reckon copenhagen alvar sumo into http://www.sublymonal.com. At the single entry box, type better tomorrow.  The link goes to a secret directory, http://www.sublymonal.com/_hidden/, where there is video and a letter in box 48.

Week 8
  • Rachel continues to put out new posts and videos on her backsite blog; one at this Jeep Compass site, when you click "removeable flashlight" and then view the demo.
  • After escaping this brush with the Hanso lackey, she flies to Iceland, on the heels of a story that the Vik Institute burned down, killing a mathematician named Bernoffski.
  • Rachel convinces Dr. Zander to meet with her, and secretly videotapes him; the same hieroglyphics are brought up in relation to the equation.
  • DSLerator and some of the other ROT technicians have made it clear that they may give clues out by AIM.
  • They direct to the MySpace blog of Mandrake Wig, who also has a mysterious Flickr photo album with cryptic hints.
  • There is a new ROT newsletter, and through it, Mandrake's blog, and AIM, a string of clues reveals the unfinished sentence: WELCOME YOUR NEXT VIDEO NEEDS YOUR...
  • The newsletter also reveals that the new password for the ROT backsite has been changed to polar bear.
  • The newsletter also reveals a new special word, BLOOD, which eventually led to clues MONEY and SORROW; each is added to the end of the http://www.richerdeeperbroader.com site to lead to hidden images, which layered and combined produce a letter about the Spider Protocol project.
  • DJ Dan has a new podcast for 6/30 at the ROT site; more is revealed about Valenzetti.
  • Rachel confirms she is Persephone; GidgetGirl tells her that Mittelwerk may have flown to San Remo, Italy, where Valenzetti is from.
  • Manny's Flickr photo album adds two more photos ("grass" and "Bole with pie").

Week 9
  • The clue word string is completed, as WELCOME YOUR NEXT VIDEO NEEDS YOUR EXPERIENCES CHECK TOMORROW, with the clue directing us to the site: http://www.richerdeeperbroader.com/welcome/your/next/video/needs/your/experiences/check/tomorrow.  The username and password required at the end of this were revealed to be rblake and allveggie, respectively, and led to a video in Italy, where she continues to seek Valenzetti.
  • http://www.valenzettiequation.com was revealed by Speaker to be in-game.
  • Rachel makes a secret recording of Mittelwerk and some Hanso execs talking, which can be heard here with username rblake and password organharvest.
  • Rachel has a secret meeting with an anonymous nurse who talks about Mittelwerk getting bizarre treatments; recording can be heard here.
  • DJ Dan has a new podcast for 7/5.
  • Rachel stumbles upon a Hanso Foundation boat called the Helgus Antonius at the wharf.

Week 10
  • DJ Dan has a new podcast for July 10
  • Gidgetgirl reveals to Rachel that she is personally involved in this drama, as Hugh's mistress, in a recording that can be found HERE, with username RBlake, and password FalseDegree.
  • A new THF commercial, starring Mittelwerk, was shown during a LOST rerun.
  • Rachel is convinced to meet someone claiming to be GidgetGirl while in France; however, she was enticed there, and then stood up.  It turns out that GidgetGirl is really Darla Taft, Hugh McIntyre's mistress from the GWC (who left him a message in the original 877 HANSORG number), and that both were killed in a car accident that they were probably set up for.  Rachel posts a video at http://www.sublymonal.com, which can be viewed when you enter listen, click on the artist's right eye, and then enter username rblake and password milkcartonman.  The video gets cut off as someone starts shooting through Rachel's video, and she is seen panicking.
  • The ROT technicians believe one of their own (BroadBandBeatnik) has been 'compromised' and is now working for THF, because he allowed Mittelwerk to post a THF commercial on http://www.broadbandstories.com.

Week 11
  • Mandrake Wig sent out a new cryptic newsletter, all about 'change' in life; he later in the week has another cryptic blog entry about asserting independance in life.
  • New Rachel Blake video found at Jeep Compass site, when "crush zone" video is viewed (the way this was discovered was going through the admin site of LetYourCompassGuideYou by clicking in the 8 o'clock area, for which the username rblake and password honourbar were used).
  • Two new THF video ads appeared on DJ Dan's Eyes on the Man page, by clicking on the 2nd & 3rd images of Mittelwerk (links to LEP & MFi commercials).
  • Continuation of the previous Rachel Blake video is found at a Monster.com location, in which the "fixer" claims he is trying to help, not hurt, Rachel.
  • The ROT password changes to Steinbeck (clue given by AIM).
  • There is a new video hidden at RicherDeeperBroader.com by clicking "Fuel Passions", then clicking on a small light in a small building underneath the "broadbandstories.com" text, and entering username rblake and password hoo-gonchoi; the video is of Darla's last words, where Rachel is led to Sri Lanka in pursuit of questions about the Spider Protocol and Helgus Antonius, which turns out to be a hospital ship.

Week 12
  • Rachel Blake made a live appearance at Comic Con '06 in San Diego, and interrupted the LOST panel Q&A with an outburst that included the introduction of http://www.hansoexposed.com.  See HERE for video from Comic Con.
  • The rest of the week has been devoted to finding glyphs with fragment codes for video clips for said site; 70 in all, which will be pieced together for an important video from Sri Lanka.  Clips found by 7/29 include (in alphanumeric order): 
    1EY8AZCZNA2
    3GTVI0M11
    3ZGT
    4HO
    4KVKLAYDM0
    748l
    7HKBH
    7TI
    88CH
    FVH7N
    GMX18BCJ
    IG3X
    M6XY398
    OHGE
    RGMR
    RRGYXS
    RXMHJH9Y
    VDADOS7YRE0
    XIGZ2Y10S2
    ZY6C
  • Mandrake Wig added 3 new photos to his Flickr photo album, pictures of statues located in the US, UK and AUS.
  • New ROT thread, where BroadBandBeatnik tries to prove he is not a traitor by posting a picture of the back of his head at a Comic Con panel discussion

Week 13
  • Nothing but fragment code updates this week.  Clips found by 7/29 include (in alphanumeric order):
    750NZF8X
    89RMCOCDC6D
    90VDHOHU
    E82KNI8L
    NANITE
    NZ59
    RGMR
    VIX7ZXT97
    VOU8VPNPS5X


Week 14
  • Fragment codes found by 8/12 include (in alphanumeric order):
    4R19Y0UXB6Y
    5BE
    E2LL1Z5E
    GLLV8B
    GMIWRLHHNHM
    KU12PB5LV7
    NANITE
    R3PUX4
    TRIBALWARS
  • ApolloCandy.com went online.  Later in the week, free chocolate bar giveaway dates and locations across major US cities were announced.
  • The discovery of Rachel Blake's Flickr album led to a letter to Dr. Hackett, discussing how a beverage made by Apollo was being used to disguise viral spread and inclusion of psychotropic compounds
  • DJ Dan had his first live podcast on Aug 11 at 11PM PST at RadioHarvest.com.  Real life fans, Speaker and Lost Ninja were among the callers.  Also, Malek ("fixer") from Rachel's videos called in a message to Rachel, which was disguised as numbers that used pages from Bad Twin as a cipher; this was decoded to the message I know where he is. I can set it up.

Week 15
  • Fragment codes found by 8/19 include (in alphanumeric order):
    44KU2VKQ
    56LHZJDCL7A4
    A0Y8
    CHOCOLATES
    VACCINE
    XWZW
  • SubLYMONal MySpace page found.
  • A video, "The Chocolate Factory" is found online, which has a secret message in sign language from Mel, that talks about Apollo's background, and how production may have been sabotaged..

Week 16
  • Fragment codes found by 8/26 include (in alphanumeric order):
    0UJ2
    25KOCJS6S6
    ESJ4X6EBNC
    FRXRUK9TQ
    GZ2I
    ING93A11RO86
    PFKAB5QXK
    THEFLASHLIGHT
    TROPICS
    VE5SMC
    ZFTLZAGO014H
  • Apollo Candy giveaways also offered to U.K. fans, through Forbidden Planet comic book stores.
  • Apollo Candy giveaways begin, and it is found that the URL printed on the candy bars is WhereIsAlvar.com.  This time corresponds when that website opens up, and allows people who find the bars to post their photos with them.  A few rare bars have "Golden Oracle" codes on the back, which are entered into the site, which logs the percentage found.

Week 17
  • Nothing but fragment code updates this week.  Clips found by 9/1 include (in alphanumeric order):
    307L97BDB9
    5XW3O
    BAX5OUX8T
    IRZ7
    NARVIK
    OUDW
    PKDBAH7J


Week 18
  • Nothing but fragment code updates this week.  Clips found by 9/8 include (in alphanumeric order):
    2NG39Z
    354G8
    7C8R
    FLHO6CUM181
    KCQBMLI6
    PGVPE4EC
    QUARANTINE
    V4UMMA
    XQGRMH
    ZR2J

  • The Sri Lanka Video is now complete, and viewable on YouTube, placed in order by thousands of devout fans; view a completed 70/70 & ordered version HERE, or view the complete transcript on HERE.

Week 19
  • This week was all back-and-forth communications in coded messages between Rachel Blake ("R") and Malek ("M").  The basic story between them in that Rachel, after near-capture by DHARMA scientists while filming the Sri Lanka video, managed to escape from Colombo with the help of de Zylva, Malek's friend, who is now missing and presumed dead.  After some caution about whether or not Rachel could trust the man claiming to be Malek in the communications, he proved his identity by quoting what she said in Paris (that the Mental Health Appeal was started to save a loved one).  Rachel then agreed to meet Malek in NYC at one of her old apartments, with the iron brand name that she hit him over the head with as the password.
  • DJ Dan announced he will have a second live podcast Sep 24, 8PM.

Week 20
  • WhereIsAlvar.com updated with a graphic collage that said "UNITE" (formed by pictures of those who got Apollo bars), and Rachel reminded us of DJ Dan's live podcast on Sunday.
  • LetYourCompassGuideYou.com closed down today, with a secret link to a YouTube video showing William T Kilpatrick getting kidnapped by Hanso goons (as he is trying to reveal the truth about the organ harvesting scandal and the association with Jeep) and a link to the missing_organs.zip file in the Trash folder that proves these allegations.  From a chat log in the same folder, it appears that the Hanso people have something evil planned for Kilpatrick and know where Rachel lives.

Week 21
  • DJ Dan's 2nd live podcast aired at the very beginning of this week.  It ended with a recording of The Hanso Foundation getting raided by law enforcement (but Mittelwerk blowing up the building and getting away, and Rachel calling in to link her video from Norway.  On this video, we see her finding Alvar Hanso at last, who realizes he has let Mittelwerk go too far; and then reveals the secret that he is her real father.
  • Hanso posts an epilogue "regret letter" to wrap up the story to http://www.thehansofoundation.org.
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Re: TLE- The Walkthrough
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2006, 08:55:43 PM »
ACT I (HANSO FOCUSED)

...In the beginning, the phone numbers were released...

May 2nd - UK
A press release from The Hanso Foundation (from here on abbreviated as THF) was revealed May 2nd. A phone number can be seen at the bottom of the page, but it only goes to the voice mail of Hugh McIntyre of the Hanso Foundation.

A UK phone number was shown on a Hanso Foundation commercial in the UK, which aired during the premier of S2E01 ("Man of Science, Man of Faith") on British TV. Calling it revealed some interesting information from the Hanso Foundation.

A password was revealed to be breaking strain, used later on the website advertised (see below).

To hear the audio files for the phone call and view the pdf file of the Hanso Foundation press release, visit this thread: Audio File Thread (or to hear all of the phone options pressed together, CLICK HERE).

On May 2nd, at approx. 4:30pm EST, The Hanso Foundation website went back online at www.thehansofoundation.org, after having been down for months.  There had been an old ABC sponsored LOST webmaze at the same URL which was similar and simpler.  This new one is based in Flash, so make sure you have the latest update from Macromedia and that you have the minimum requirements to play. 

After a short introduction by an Asian female, the main structure of THF.org site is as follows:





Homepage
  • Video Ad
  • News
Mission Statement
  • The Hanso Foundation stands at the vanguard of social and scientific research for the advancement of the human race.
  • For forty years, The Foundation has offered grants to worthy experiments seeking to promote world peace through improved health, prevention, vitality and longevity.
  • The Hanso Foundation.  Reaching out to a better tomorrow.
Executive Bios
  • Alvar Hanso (CEO & Founder)
  • Dr. Thomas Mittelwerk (President & Chief Technologist)
  • Hugh McIntyre (Communication Director)
  • Peter Thompson (Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary)
  • Board of Directors (pw-locked):  Jacob Vanderfield, Liddy Wales (no pic), Lawrence Peck, Dick Cheever
Active Projects
  • Mathematical Forecasting Initiative (MFI)
  • Worldwide Wellness and Prevention Development Program (WWP DP)
  • Mental Health Appeal (MHA)
  • Electromagnetic Reseach Initiative (ERI)
  • Institute for Genomic Advancement (IGA)
  • Life Extention Project (LEP - see also Joop, below)
Joop's Corner
Newsletter (Sign up)
Television Ad



May 2

WWP DP Map & Joop's Corner/GWC Letters


Two sections yielded clues, after entering breaking strain in the newsletter section (does not matter what login name you choose, only the password makes a difference).

In the WWP map, links to Somalia, Ethiopia, and Guinea are readily available. But there is a hidden one in the Bermuda Triangle Region (shown below), and there is code also hidden here that, after doing a letter-number switch, reveals the words M/I/S/S/I/N/G O/R/G/A/N/S.



In Joop's Corner (the 105 year old orangutang involved in the LEP), no matter what you type to Joop, you will be led first to typing from a mysterious character named Persephone, who is never seen.  Persephone on the site appears to take the persona of a "hacker" who is trying to reveal secrets to us, and guides us along in several sections.   Background info (not from webmaze): Persephone is a Greek goddess (daughter of the goddess of Spring, Demeter) who was kidnapped by Hades and taken to the Underworld to be the queen of the dead.



Persephone's typing leads up to the next graphic, which is similar to a Petri dish with circled, dividing colonies (see above). Click on the circles, and they lead to the letters shown below.  These are addressed to THF, from an organization called the Global Welfare Consortium (GWC).  The letters appear concerned about the spread of a strain of meningococcal disease (an infection of brain membranes) in Africa.  It appears from the first that the GWC originally suspected primate research THF had been doing within their Zanzibar facility was responsible for the spread of this disease, and had compromised public health safety in that area.  Click here for more real life background info on meningococcal disease in Africa by PandoraX.



The first letter is accusatory and urgent in tone.  It is from a man named Jacques Maillot (then Director General of the GWC) and addressed to Dr. Roderick Johnson (Clinical Director for the CDC) / CC'd to THF execs & board members.  The second changes tone significantly and is apologetic, saying that THF could not be linked to the epidemic, and thanking them for their cooperation.  This letter is from Peter Thompson, who uses the GWC letterhead and appears to have taken over Maillot's role as acting Director General of GWC (but can now also be seen as Vice President and Secretary of THF on the website, an obvious conflict of interests--hinting at deep-set corruption within the organization). 

Also, on the letter from Peter Thompson, if you click his name (below his signature), an audio message plays a womans voice saying "The Hanso Foundation, setting world speed records for subverting authority".

The next time you attempt to log into this section, Persephone will tell you that you have no new messages, until there is an update to the page.



May 3rd - US
The US phone number, released during a Hanso Foundation commercial, is 1-877-HANSORG (1-877-426-7674). It appears to me that the message you get when calling is exactly the same as the message for the UK. Use the link above for the audio files.



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It appears that many of the images from THF site are from Getty Images (a real-life company that leases stock photography), including Joop, Peter Thompson, the mental health doc, etc.  This is not considered in-game.
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Re: TLE- The Walkthrough
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2006, 08:59:09 PM »
May 6

Persephone Clue #1


If you visited http://thehansofoundation.org on this date, you saw a link to recent news. This took you to a pdf file that made mention of a hack into their system.  By highlighting all of the text, near the bottom is the hidden text http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org.  This is a hidden subsite within the main THF site, which will reveal clues directly from our "hacker" Persephone.

Going to this site revealed the following code:

106 98 111 32 117 98 115 32 114 115 110 102 32 102 118 32 102 118 101 71 32 49 32 108 110 90 32 116 117 98 46 83 69 71 32 103 110 32 111 118 32 116 98 73

The final message was translated in ASCII to:

Log in at THF.org May 8. This safe for now. 



It should be noted that the actual site, http://www.thf.org IS NOT part of the Lost Experience.  Please avoid the site.  When saying THF.org, it was apparantly referring to http://www.thehansofoundation.org.



May 7

Persephone Clue #2


If you revisited the secret http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org page on this date, there was a new coded message there. It read:

72 65 83 32 87 73 78 32 72 79 83 84 32 80 67 32 73 78 32 78 73 76 32 85 82 71 69 46 32 56 44 32 110 111 116 32 49 32 97 110 100 32 54 46

This message was translated using ASCII into:

Has win host pc in nil urge. 8, not 1 and 6.

This anagrammed to:

Sign in with Hanso PR clue 8, not 1 and 6.
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Re: TLE- The Walkthrough
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2006, 09:05:19 PM »
May 8

Hanso Update (Where in the World is Alvar?)


On the Hanso website, on the Executive Bios page, under the image of Alvar Hanso there was a date listed (October 23, 2003). Clicking on this date brought up the following image, and the message:

""Notice the grainy far away picture?... It doesn't match anyone else?" and circles the date several times.



Next, what comes up is a world map that showed locations and dates when Alvar Hanso was last seen. Those dates and places are:



London June 14, 2000
Copenhagen, September 11, 2000
Copenhagen Jan 1, 2001
Paris Feb 23, 2001
Geneva July 7, 2001
Rome Sept 18, 2001
Madrid, Dec 31, 2002

After the dates were shown, there was a short segment of morse code. The best I can tell from evidence on the web, is that the morse code spells out: SAFE G, though there is debate over whether or not this actually spells SAVE ME.



Googling October 23, 2003 revealed that it was the date that one of the largest recorded Solar Flare's occured, shooting electrically charged gas directly at Earth.  Other events did occur on the same date, however, this one could be related somehow.



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Re: TLE- The Walkthrough
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2006, 09:08:52 PM »
Gary Troup Interview Clips

Several clips have surfaced on Amazon.com and other online bookselling venues of the author of Bad Twin, Gary Troup, talking with an interviewer Laird Granger about his book. The Videos can be downloaded below:
Troup Clip 1
Troup Clip 2
Troup Clip 3
Troup Clip 4
Troup Clip 5
Troup Clip 6
Troup Clip 7



There appear to be 9 short clips in total (which match up end-to-end in a brief interview), and as of June 11, 6/9 have been released.  Here is a YouTube video where all the ones found so far are pieced into one continuous video.



{EDIT--Going to keep them all together in this one post, since they are continuous, and this is less confusing.  Check back at a later date to see if more are found, this post will be updated.}

Transcribed clips

==Part 1==
Granger:  Hello, I'm Laird Granger, and welcome to Book Talk.  Today, we're talking to Gary Troup, novelist and nonfiction author, whose works include Valenzetti Equation, and his newest mystery novel, Bad Twin.  Welcome Gary, nice to have you here.
Troup:  Thanks, glad to be here, Laird.
Granger:  Bad Twin, what inspired the novel?
Troup:  I was game fishing off the Florida Keys, and I got to talking to the boat captain; he started telling me about this other business that he had, which was ferrying people and things in and out of Cuba--illegally, of course.
Granger:  Interesting.
Troup:  Ah yeah, I thought he'd make a great character.  And that was the spark that got the book going.
Granger:  But the books not really about him.
==Part 2==
Troup:  No, no, the boat captain is just a point of departure.  But here's this guy--One day he's taking families fishing, and the next day, he's making smuggling runs.  And it was that duality that intrigued me--how we all have good and bad sides to us.
Granger:  Is that what the title Bad Twin refers to?
Troup:  Uh, yeah, the book is about a private investigator named Paul Artisan, who is hired by this rich man to track down his missing twin, the supposed bad twin from the title.
Granger:  But without giving anything away here, who is bad and who is good?  That's all part of the mystery, isn't it?
Troup:  Yes, yes, very much so.
==Part 3==
Granger:  Your book mentions a lot of real life people, places and institutions.
Troup:  Yeah, I try to incorporate real life stuff into my fiction--just gives a lot more [ferocity? veracity?]
Granger:  Like Alvar Hanso  and the Hanso Foundation. 
Troup:  [Smirk] Right.
Granger:  Did including them have anything to do with your nonfiction writing?
Troup:  Absolutely, I wrote a nonfiction book called the Valenzetti Equation.
Granger:  About the, there was a Princeton mathematician Enzo Valenzetti and his famous theorum?
Troup:  Yes.
Granger:  Is that what they say it was about?  I have to confess, I can't find a copy.
Troup:  Yeah, I know.  First of all, it was a small printing.  And, allegedly,
==Part 4==
now, I emphasize allegedly--Alvar Hanso bought up all the available copies, and he bought the rights to reprint.
Granger:  Why would he do that?
Troup:  That's a good question.
Granger:  Your book was critical of him?
Troup:  No.  But as I was doing my research, I discovered that Alvar Hanso is the only guy in the world who has an actual copy of the Valenzetti Equation.  Now, despite repeated requests, I was categorically denied access to it.  In fact, no one outside the Hanso Foundation HAS access to it. 
Granger:  Now what about inside the Hanso Foundation?
==Part 5==
Troup:  Alright, from what I have been able to learn, even within the Hanso foundation, the, the Valenzetti Equation is one of the most closely guarded secrets.
Granger:  That must have made it hard for you to write the book.
Troup:  Beyond that. Look, at every turn, Alvar Hanso and the Hanso Foundation...they tried to stop me from writing it. I mean, for whatever reason, they want to keep Valenzetti and his work a secret. They don't want the public to know anything about it. [3 second pause] You know what, we're here to talk about Bad Twin.
Granger:  Sounds like you've got your next piece of nonfiction in the works yet.
==Part 6==
Troup:  The Hanso Foundation promotes itself as "bettering humanity", and that's all I'm gonna say about it right now, 'cause I am gonna be writing a book about this. And I'll tell you this, that as soon as people find out what's going on inside this huge, famous, supposedly BENEVOLENT Foundation, it's gonna shock you.
Granger:  Tell me about Cindy.
Troup: [Laughs] This isn't gonna air until, after the book's published, right?
Granger:  That's right.
==Part 7==
Troup: Okay. I, well, I...I'm an inveterate bachelor, I mean, I never even THOUGHT about coming close to getting married until, you know, I started doing research for Bad Twin...
Granger:  Which required lots of travel to Australia.
Gary: Eight times, actually. Yeah, I'm kinda a research fanatic.  Anyhow, a large part of the book takes place down there, so...
Granger: Of course, your love for deep-sea fishing and the Great Barrier Reef had NOTHING to do with it.
Gary:  Hey, hey, c'mon, that's research.
[Granger laughs]
Gary:  Anyways, either coincidentally or by fate, there is this... incredible woman, Cindy. She's a flight attendant--
 

Also, you can visit www.garytroupbooks.com for more information on Valenzetti and the author.  Valenzetti was mentioned on the Blast door map in Lost, and appears to refer to an equation by a reclusive mathematician.



Image courtesy of lametterey from LOST-TV (Troup capture) and The Tail Section




Hanso Anti-Bad Twin Propaganda Ads

On May 9 & 10th, several national newspapers ran an ad by THF. It appears to be taken out by Peter Thompson, and rants against the book Bad Twin badmouthing of THF.  Click below to read the clipping yourself. This information was obtained from www.thelostexperience.com.

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Re: TLE- The Walkthrough
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2006, 09:24:12 PM »
May 9

SubLYMONal & Mittelwerk Update


Go to the Executive Bio page, and either change your computer's clock (or wait) so that your clock reads 15 or 42 minutes after any hour.  The clock on the Hanso site will change to OB:EY. When it does that, the clock turns into a link which takes you to http://www.subLYMONal.com/ 





On this site you click each television screen the following number of times.... 4,8,15,16,23,42, until they are all lit then you go to a screen which gives you the code "heir apparent".  There is a hidden link which takes you back to www.thehansofoundation.org.

On THF.org, go to executive bios and click on Mittelwerk.   You get his bio with a little input bubble.  Enter the code like this: heir apparent

Next you will be taken to a room, with a wheel chair sitting to the left, and a woman with her back to us.  Click on the woman and she will turn around.  We never get a good shot of her, but its been suggested that this may be Persephone, the woman helping us.



From here you are taken to a tuition bill.  Many parts of the bill are obscured, but you can clearly see the words "GARY TROUP KNOWS TOO MUCH." beneath the red Xs, and then "HE MUST BE SILENCED" beneath the blue Xs.



Persephone tells us:

Caltech has no record of this guy in their
Alumni database! He's never made a tuition
payment...does he even have a college degree?
Why does he call himself a Doctor? Of what.
Who is this clown?




Many images courtesy of truffula and one of thelostexperience.com



It should be noted that the www.subLYMONal.com website sits on the same server that is owned by Coca Cola company, which owns Sprite, who has the slogan, OBEY your thirst.
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May 16

DJ Dan


Following in their so far systematic updates of the Hanso website on Tuesdays, if you go to thehansofoundation.org, and View the Source code (in most browsers go to the view menu at the top, and select View Page Source or View Source Code).  At the very top of the screen you will see the website, www.djdan.am, embedded in the code.

This website appears to be a Conspiracy theory site, and purposefully amateurish in quality.  On it, djdan claims to have discovered that Alvar Hanso has been cryogenically frozen and current is in a lab in Phoenix, AZ. 

Also on the site are images of a shark found at the Great Barrier Reef with the dharma logo on it:



...And an image of a mapinguari (a mythical beast which was also mentioned in a previous webmaze from last year, in another official site called www.oceanic-air.com -- click for screencap of fake script, with "Mapinguari" written in lower right corner; leading us to think this may be another red herring/inside joke from TPTB):



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Here's some other ties to the LOST world:

EYES ON THE MAN section features Hanso, links back to THF.org:



MERCHANDISE section (which doesn't have any options for customers by purchase items) has a t-shirt featuring button pushing:



ICONS with relevance to THF or taken directly from it:


BIOS has another mention of Terre Haute, IN (Peter Thompson's biography on THF.org says he is from there), and it's said that he is an Operation Desert Storm vet who worked in radio communications (similar to Sayid & Sam Austen, Kate's stepdad).

A very plausible idea is that "DJ Dan" is actually Javier Grillo-Marxuach, former writer of LOST (who remains involved to an undisclosed degree with the show).  Similarity of the character featured on the front page:



With Javi, from his official site:

http://www.radiofreejavi.com/

Same red fonts, site structure, radio theme, plugin used for Ask Javi, and appears to be Javi posing as DJ Dan's pic (above, compare with his publicity photos).  Also, allusions in his blog, and Javi is alumn at USC (like Tanya from site).  May be possible that this clue is meant to be a red herring.



Highlights from the podcast:
  • DJ Dan is a true conspiracy freak; not everything can be taken on face value (believes plate tectonics is a hoax, and War of the Worlds was real).
  • Believes Alvar Hanso is frozen cryogenically, and that he's just a figurehead for THF, an evil corporation in his view.
  • Mentions that he is aware of Persephone, and her work to expose THF.
  • Cute mentions of Mr. Cluck and the Red Sox tie into LOST (but not necessarily significant here).

Below is the complete transcript.

A= Announcer
D= DJ Dan
T= Tanya
C#= Callers 1-?

5/16 Podcast Transcribed
A: Coming to you live, from your suspicious gut... [DJ DAN JINGLE]  You're listening to DJ Dan, shutting down The Man.

D:  Damn right I'm shutting it down, 'cause they're lying and I'm not. Welcome, Conspiraspies, to hour 2 of "You ask, I answer."  Caller 1...

C1:  Dennis from Duke, love the show.

D:  Can't hide from the truth, Dennis. Scam, hoax or conspiracy.. you ask, I answer!

C1:  Ok, how about plate tectonics?

D:  SCAM! Two words: Earthquake insurance.  Don't buy it.  NEXT!

C2:  Frank from Roswell, New Mexico.

D:  Careful Frank, slowing up the subliminal UFO frequencies! You ask, I answer Frank.

C2:  War of the Worlds radio broadcast.

D:  Ohh, Frank, you little devil. Tanya, my producer at large, er, what's your take on that?

T:  Hoax?
 
D:  WRONG! Conspiracy masquerading as a hoax! That was what, er, 1938, Frank?

C2:  Er, dunno.

D: SHUTDOWN!  It was 1938.  First colour photos of Mars had just come in and shock of shocks, the thing looks like a frackin' Christmas Tree. Nothing but red rocks and green heads. Now the US government alien agenda doesn't want a real panic next, so what do they do? They get Orson Welles to do War of the Worlds.  Geddit?  They cause a FAKE panic, expose it as a hoax and everything goes back to normal. Couple of years later when the pictures do leak, everybody thinks it's another hoax. But that's the truth. And Welles using alien film technology to make Citizen Kane, you heard it hear first, folks! NEXT CALLER!

C3: Jessica from Boise, Idaho.

D:  Little known fact: Idaho itself is a hoax! Whatcha wearing Jessica?

C3:  My Conspiraspy T-Shirt, Dan.

D:  Ohh Jessica - you ask, I answer.

C3:  What about cryogenics?

Dan:  Ohh boy, cryogenics! Someone just had to go there, didn't they? For anyone who doesn't know already - this is how cryogenics works:  You die, they freeze you and then scientists of the future thaw you and cure whatever disease killed you in the first place. I swear, people are really doing this. People like, er, Uncle Walt frozen like the Matterhorn. People like baseball legend Ted Williams - he froze his head. Guess one day they will thaw Ted's head, screw it on a robot body and the Red Socks will *finally* win the series.

T:  Dan, the Red Socks did win the series... 'bout a year and a half ago.

D:  Really? I'm a geek Tanya. Not a sports geek, but I can do you one better: Try this on for size. ALVAR HANSO. Yeah, conspiraspies it's yet another story accounting for the whereabouts of your favourite arms dealer turned mad scientist.  We've heard it all.  Hanso's a figurehead.  A proverbial Mr. Cluck.  He's floating in orbit -- VIP guest on the Mir Space Station. So on.  But this one, it comes from inside the organization.  According to my source, old Alvar's in the Deep Freeze in The Hanso Foundation's lab near Phoenix, Arizona.  Now this makes sense.  This explains why the guy hasn't been spotted in years.  Now, I'm gonna get serious. We like to have our fun, but when it comes to The Hanso Foundation consider this the brussel sprouts portion of the DJ Dan delicious meal, folks.  Now, if you know my show you know that if the Hanso Foundation is doing something it is not good. Sure they want you to believe they are saving humanity with their top secret science projects -- but we're smarter than that. And thanks to the hacker Persephone, we now have proof. We all know what's really going on, don't we? Frozen or cooked, I don't want you thinking for one second that Alvar Hanso and his cronies are any less dangerous.  Anyway, as you can see these cryogenics people really get me. This Hanso Foundation and their ilk pray on the week and the sick and I want you to shut it down.  So my suggestion to you? Stay warm, dear conspiraspies. Drink a cup of cocoa, and for goodness sake - Don't Freeze Your Head!  That's all I got...

A: You're listening to DJ Dan. Shutting down The Man.
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May 17

Let Your Compass Guide You & McIntyre Update

Go to the ERI part of Active Projects; as of 3PM EST, they just changed this section.  It is now an image map where you can click on coordinates.  Under the picture of the magnetosphere, the date changed from 2001 to October 62, 9291. 



Place your cursor at coordinates 629,291 (from the date) and click (it is very close to where the axes meet on the graph).  It will take you to this site:

http://www.letyourcompassguideyou.com/

This is a site with a compass (the lady on the front page is reflected in the glass; see below).  This is one of the harder tricks, but you've got to line the point of the compass (the one with the dot on it) to exactly ESE (about 4 o'clock position).  A hint to getting this done is to with one hand try to get the dial to line up, and with the other, hit the TAB key a few times).  You will get the following map:

   

Note, that in the right corner when the map comes up, the letters:

(DI9FFTR731, same as on the food DHARMA is dropping on the show)

At this point (as if the other task wasn't hard enough); try to freeze the dial of the compass and click on the 108 of the map (best way to get this to work is to keep clicking once you get your cursor nearby).  You will get a pop up message asking if you are good person:



(Not that OPENERS HEP = acronym of PERSEPHONE!)  Click "Y" to say you are a good person (you will just get shot back out again if you click "N"), and you should be led into a directory (http://www.letyourcompassguideyou.com/usr), where there are a bunch of interesting goodies, especially in McIntyre & Thompson's mail folders.  Most of the others are empty, but many have interesting names (for example, jgranger = Janelle Granger, fictional 815 survivor & author of the original ABC LOST Diary).





Compare the signature above, to the one below from the GWC letter; the two are NOT the same at all.  So who's the impersonater?



I'm not going to link all the letters and goodies in their mailboxes, because there's a lot, along with many more letters and correspondence from Jeep Chrysler.  Please explore them for yourself, including the videos, images & codes:

McIntyre's Mailbox
Thompson's Mailbox

In one of the Jeep ads in McIntyre's mail folder, you'll find on closeup examination, that it says the mouth piece next to the Buddha (see below, left).  This is redundant in other areas; binary code within the site also reveals the hidden words the mouth piece; also, there is a link to a Jeep ad on YouTube which has the following image at the end (see below, right).  It spells out ECHO ME UTEF HIT, an anagram for the mouth piece once more.

 

Now enter this into McIntire's bio, which has changed (has a login now).  It seems like he is not such a good family man after all....





Click on the pink slips that are falling with pills and credit cards, and you'll see restaurant bills:

 



One image courtesy of goAlvar



It should be noted that the www.letyourcompassguideyou.com is sponsored by Jeep-Chrysler.
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May 18

Persephone Clue #3


If you revisited the secret http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org page on this date, there was a new coded message there. It read:

106 103 157 162 235 45 122 202 39 122 26 39 162 218 222 151 42 39 142 87 168 186

In base64, this translates to

amedoustesonehonotrelyonjleous

An anagram of this is

A mouse does not rely on just one hole.



Note that this also is a phrase that is in Latin on the blast door map.



May 19

Peter Thompson Update


Today, when you log in to Thompson's exec bio page, you will see large block letters flash across his picture very fast, almost too fast to read.  We have decompiled the files behind the flash, and they spell out the password survivor guilt.

Thompson doesn't have a login box like the other bios, but if you click below his photo on the left side, you will see a secret textbox.  Enter the password here, as shown:



You'll see some secret legal files that Persephone leads you through (it is believed she's written what they are about:



Followed by images that correspond to what the corruption has done.  An image of either Dr. Candle, or someone wearing a very similar labcoat (down to the lapel, pen & nametag placement), is seen superimposed on top lightly:



Additionally, the words "Don't believe his lies" scroll across some quickly.

I'm not going to link all the files & images to save space, but just transcribe them; to move from one file to the next, click the underlined words:

1998 Defended Globoco Oil... and successfully made the world safe for chemical polluters and dumpers of carcinogenic industrial waste in the Florida panhandle -- the incidence of cancer in the area has grown by 75%!

=> Image of toxic waste dump in swamp

1994 Defended the Williamsburg Tobacco Company against a class action suit on behalf of cancer victims: set a new precedent for corporate vindictiveness by countersuing and driving 40 plaintiffs into bankruptcy!

=> Image of tobacco field

2001 Was in the process of making sure the citizens of Southern Georgia got their glow-on by bullyragging the local courts into ignoring widespread protests against a nuclear power plant when he was struck by cancer -- looks like Alvar Hanso saved the wrong guy!

=> Image of toxic dump with nuclear power plant stacks in the background

I work for criminals, always have, always will.



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May 24

Hugh McIntyre "Guest Appearance" on Jimmy Kimmel


The webmaze character of "Hugh" appeared live on Kimmel (ABC talk show), and honestly, it wasn't worth watching, and didn't have many clues--only served as further promotion for the ARG.  He was "in character" the whole time, and it was a confusing bit that did not add much to the game.



Watch the whole thing as a clip by clicking HERE.



Image courtesy of lametterey of LOST-TV
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May 24

Hanso Careers & Board of Directors Update


A new link was added to the bottom of THF:


 
Takes you to:
http://www.hansocareers.com/
 

 
In every job description there is at least one letter shaded gray, rather than black. So far I have N S L U T M I E M A Y A
 
Personal Assistant: N S
Organ Courier: L U T
Art Therapist/Psychologist: M I E
Simian Veterinarian: MA
Anger Management: Y A
 
This anagrams to Inmate Asylum
Go to Board of Directors page and leave the login name blank, and enter that as the password.
 
Persephone comes out and says "These guys know a thing or two about the betterment of society... check this out...
 


 
...but just a couple of months later...







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May 26

SubLYMONal & DJ Dan Updates


The http://www.SubLYMONal.com site was updated, now with new passcodes:

108
Persephone

tongue
spray
embed
listen & pulse
bentley
scan
whatthe?
chill
defib
belly
gulp
chill
defib
pulse
kicks

...later updates to the site draw allow you to enter any other word, and it will take you to the Wikipedia definition (insigificant to the game).

Most of the new pages that link from it are commercial ad-related, and it is hard to say if any of those contain clues to the game itself, or are just ways of paying for it; I won't post all of them, but mostly just highlights of some that relate back to the THF storyline (some may turn out to be more important than they initially seem, please explore).

For entering Persephone:



The voiceover in the background asks the same as the written text on the right: "In the Olympic pantheon, Persephone had a father: According to Heseon's Theogeny was the daughter produced by.."

The answer is Zeus and Demeter, but not sure if they are to be used as passwords or anything later.



For entering 108, you get to DJ Dan's newest podcast. 

Highlights from the podcast:
  • DJ Dan believes major corporations like THF own us and must be SHUT DOWN.
  • He has an interesting recording of an anonymous caller who claims he used to work for a secret project where they would simulate a giant electromagnetic pulse large enough to knock something as big as the moon out of orbit.  He believes the sponsor of the project is Widmore Corporation (claims he is followed by someone), who DJ Dan says is tied to THF.

Below is the entire podcast transcribed.

5/26 Podcast Transcribed
A: Coming to you live from the Bermuda Triangle...[DJ DAN JINGLE] You're listening to DJ Dan, shutting down The Man.

D:  Tanya, why am I in such a great mood?  Do you know, can you guess?

T:  [Sarcastic] Uh, does it have something to do with yesterday's interview maybe? The fact that you shut down the man?

D:  Oh, Tanya. Sweet Tanya. Before I answer that, I gotta rant. Guys, I hate to tell you this, but I gotta tell you. You are OWNED! If you're like me, you're like most of the suckers who rent instead of own, lease instead of buy, use credit instead of cash. You are OWNED. 30% of you is owned by the government, and the government is owned by THE MAN. You know what I'm talking about, I'm talking global corporations, like your Widmore corportion. Companies so big, so evil, so powerful, that even when you stand up, you are picketing with signs made on their paper, while drinking coffee picked on their cocaine -- oh, ho, lordy, I mean, uh, Colombian coffee plantations. Now this is nothing new, Conspiraspies. It's been this way since way back when before Charleton Heston parted the Red Sea. So why does it feel like things have changed?

T:  Uh, because they have?

D:  No, SHUTDOWN. Because the stink has risen to the surface. These companies aren't even trying to hide it anymore. I want my Candlestick Park back. I want to walk through the campus of my state university and feel like I'm in that state, not the corporate headquarters of the bank that owns the business school. Which brings me to yesterday's question: Why are college students building electromagnetic superweapons? Electromagnetic superweapons, people. Here's the sich [situation]: We've got a student, gets an astrophysics scholarship at a state school. What he doesn't know, what he couldn't know until he's there, what they don't put in the brochure next to the pictures of the cafeterias and the cheerleaders, is that he's running research simulations for classfied electromagnetic superweapons. And when he decides, 'Hey, I'm 18, I don't need to be contributing to the corporate war machine,' they pull his scholarship. They pull his scholarship. They sue him and turn his life upside down. And with nothing to lose, he comes on my show and he dishes it straight. Tanya, roll the tape.

[Tape begins]

D: So, uh, you have no idea who is funding this research program?

?:  No, I have an idea.

D:  An idea? A theory? A CONSPIRACY THEORY?

?:  Every week some guy picks up our simulation, so I followed one, and I lose him in the crowd outside the Widmore Corporation building.

[Tape ends]

D:  Uh, Stop right there, Tanya. Widmore Corporation. Do you have any idea whose offices are housed within the Widmore Corporation building?

T:  Uh, does it begin with Hanso?

D:  Uh-oh, you're gettin' paid this week, Tanya. For those of you who don't know, the Hanso Foundation is one of those non-profit organizations whose sole purpose seems to be researching everything you see in a bad sci-fi movie. Now, if you're like me, you're dying to know: what are these people up to? Of course, nobody knows, not even this Persephone chick who's hacking their website, and just the same, nobody knows where that guy went in that crowd. Now, what we do know is that yesterday's show made a stink. My source on the hill says he hasn't seen senators this pissed off since the Kennedy suicide. And all of a sudden, the plug has been pulled from the weapons program. WE SHUT DOWN THE MAN! And why? Because our Hanso Foundation, our insert name of evil corporation here, they heard my interview, and this last bit made their blood run cold. Roll the tape!

[Tape begins]

D:  So, uh, then what are the possible applications of this research?

?:  Pretty much, we were asked to simulate an electromagnetic pulse strong enough to knock a space-borne body out of its recurring orbit.

D:  Uh, space-borne body. Like what, exactly?

?:  Like, the moon.

[Tape ends]

D:  Okay, that's nutty even for me. But apparently it wasn't for them. This stuff is happening folks, open your eyes. DJ Dan, shutting down The Man.

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




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MFI Forecast Map


Click on the new logo that shows up:



Click the logo as it pops up again, and you'll see the MFI Forecast Map.  There are many icons that are clickable:



Enter these numbers in the three places that allow you to do so (the info was easily obtained from Google, and mostly from a CIA factbook):

1. US GDP 2005 est = 42000

2. Sudan Population Growth Rate = 2.55

3 Italy HIV/AIDS Death Rate 2006 = 10.4/1000

Note that there is also an area that is not marked by an icon, along the North Chinese border.  Its pointer has the phrase "She was an employee of the foundation" backwards.  There's no major Chinese landmarks I know of in that area... could it be the Gobi Desert?



After you've done these steps, click on the funny mark that shows up in the Indian Ocean:



Persephone says "The Hanso Foundation - Starting wars so you don't have to."  Memo is the "Minister of the Interior Mugato."





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