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[HOLO][TRAILHEAD] Holomove (was Emergen-C)
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enaxor
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[HOLO][TRAILHEAD] Holomove (was Emergen-C)

Just got an overnight UPS envelope. Included was a mostly blacked out letter on US Government letterhead, a paper crane, and an empty Emergen-C packet with a sticker on the back.

EDIT - Moved to CFPotentials forum. 5/21/08 - SG

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 12:32 pm
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celina63
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So, a letter from the Department of Energy, and a sticker that (to me) appears to be a chemical model of... something.

Too bad I'm not a scientist... or that my GoogleImageFu was as good as my standard GoogleFu :p
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thebruce
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ok... so Alacer Corp ( www.alacercorp.com ) forwards to http://www.emergenc.com/ - an energy drink

Confused

eta: ah, yeah, n/m. alacer corp is likely real, the molecule(?) image is wrapped around the package, so forget that trail Smile heh

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 12:44 pm
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Varin
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I also received a package. It includes the same sticker/packet as enaxor, a white paper crane and this letter...
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Xeraans
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We were sending paper cranes like those to Dave Szulborski, weren't we? I think the Folding the Wish website said we were less than a hundred away from the goal 1000 last I checked.

While I doubt it would be related, and I'd hate to think that someone has made an ARG playing off of Dave being sick and in grave need of help ("Emergen-C?") but I do think it'd be amusing if he did so himself. :]



I don't recognize the sticker, I don't see any information on the Emergen-C packet that was tampered with, and I don't see anything in the memorandum that could tip off to who send this, or any businesses or departments (fictional) named that we could investigate.

Is the front of the Emergen-C packet tampered with in any way?

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 12:49 pm
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RoseKittyEllie
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I'm going to make an obvious statement that the letters have different information blacked out. (Trout if you feel that's necessary! Laughing ) There might me more letters out there.

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 12:52 pm
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thebruce
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as best as I can make out from the 2 letters so far...
Quote:
90E F 1326.8 16-83I UFG IQ7-2OI
United States Government, Department of Energy
memorandum

Date:
Reply To:
Attn: Pat Coleman, EM-24
Subject:
To(Memo):

Pat -

----------------enston t-----------
-----------------------------
Judged on the merits of his science, he's unparalleled -- but I wish I could
leave it at that.

-----------------------
------------------------er
------------------------cal
--------- ----------------
He says -------------------------
---------------------------- to
D----- erkeley, ---- can ----------

This isn't a policy position, nor is it personal. His work ethic is
outstanding (how many people regularly get in before you!), but the
emotional issues...and his reluctance to meet with the counsellor leave
me ------------------------------

Now, it's time that we do the same. We'll need his resignation by the 1st.

Regards,
Michael.


PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 12:56 pm
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enaxor
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Xeraans wrote:

Is the front of the Emergen-C packet tampered with in any way?


No, it looks normal.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 12:58 pm
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tygr20
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This looks promising. I'll be watching closely. FWIW, the last line of the second paragraph includes "can't rationalize it." I threw it in The Gimp, and some of the text was a little more readable when I eliminated the red and blue colors and worked with just green.

EDIT: nax, Varin- did you guys try to remove the sticker to see what might be behind it? How about opening the packet to see what's inside(other than maybe the obvious)?

SON OF EDIT: The packets are empty. I need to read gooder.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 1:17 pm
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rowan
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Xeraans wrote:
While I doubt it would be related, and I'd hate to think that someone has made an ARG playing off of Dave being sick and in grave need of help ("Emergen-C?")

I'm more than willing to trust that varin would never manipulate anyone like that. In fact, I'd fold 1000 cranes on my own if it turned out the Folding the Wish was a hoax.

Origami cranes really aren't that uncommon. While these might have been inspired by Folding the Wish, you'd probably find others in your daily life if you looked hard enough (or if you recently bought Cathy's Key).
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dashcat
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I got a package too. All the same stuff as Ex and Varin. The letters do seem to have different parts blacked out. Here's mine

Edit: I did look under the sticker. There is nothing on the back of the sticker and the sticker is covering the ingredients of the emrgen-c. I also reluctantly unfolded the crane. There is nothing on the paper. The Emergen-c packet is open and empty, which is disappointing because I could use a hit of vitamin C.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 1:32 pm
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Sylvia
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more of the memo revealed

I haven't had much time lately to hang out in argville but I also received the same as enaxor, Varin and dashcat which gives us a little more of the letter revealed.

Expanding on thebruce's work, we now have:

Quote:

90E F 1326.8 16-83I UFG IQ7-2OI
United States Government, Department of Energy
memorandum

Date: Jan 3 0 1985
Reply To:
Attn: Pat Coleman, EM-24
Subject:
To(Memo):

Pat -

Wanted to get back to you regarding a --enston t-----------
-----------------------------
Judged on the merits of his science, he's unparalleled -- but I wish I could
leave it at that.

Time after time, his personal history is affecting his throughput, and I
just can't seem to make any headway in the discussions re: his taking over
the lead in Weapons Physics. Given the cutbacks in Experimental Physical
Sciences. -----------------------------

He says -------------------------
---------------------------- to
D----- erkeley, ---- can ----------

This isn't a policy position, nor is it personal. His work ethic is
outstanding (how many people regularly get in before you!), but the
emotional issues...and his reluctance to meet with the counsellor leave
me with few options. We've got a role to play here, and he's made his
choices.

Now, it's time that we do the same. We'll need his resignation by the 1st.

Regards,
Michael.

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natas
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Nice to see you back Sylvia. Missed seeing you on here!!!

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I got this too. To my house, which is weird - most times I give out my PO box to the ARG world.
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danteIL
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There's also a date now: Jan 30, 1985.

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