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Anashel
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 [TRAILHEAD] Post on London's CraigList
Strange post on craiglist london, looks like a rabbit hole.

Hey there,

I found this trange post on London's Craig List wich I think is a rabbit hole.

http://london.craigslist.co.uk/rnr/778452429.html

Any idea on this puzzle?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:08 am
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konamouse
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Quote:
Please help me...

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Reply to: pers-778452429SPLATcraigslist.org
Date: 2008-08-01, 6:52PM BST

My dear Friend, I am desperate.

I can’t communicate freely, I know they listening. I am "Behind The Yellow Curtain". Use a Blowfish decoder. Research the uthark theory to find the 7-digits key.

I took the Airplane to Sydney. Find me, quick.

it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
PostingID: 778452429

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:14 am
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clairenor
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Take a look at this.

http://www.yellowcurtain.com/2008_08_01_archive.html

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:50 am
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aliner
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Quote:

http://www.yellowcurtain.com/2008_08_01_archive.html

Uthark
This website is contaminated. I took a great chance to contact you here. I can't say anymore. I hope you get my message...

START ENCODED MESSAGE |
A2D4EA231D7DA873908A222FB9B380E9
0965D161AB030944AF5248411EAF244B
C2E777705D90A58D0B184864FCF8206B
CE6A9E3C4689E8542826FE60619AD262
89C0C27457005B494DB4E8E14170CBD5
360217B73D2194FE3250872E30A13445
| END


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Use a Blowfish decoder. Research the uthark theory to find the 7-digits key.


Quote:

http://home.swipnet.se/~w-93783/uthark/uthark.html

The gematria obtained by summing up the numerical values of the runes contained in those inscriptions, using the Kylver based Uthark, is extraordinary. In most cases one gets sums that are divisible by seven[...]


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drejl
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Tried to use Crypto v1.0 with several keys (SAgrell, curtain.. a.o.). So far gibberish.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=chfp8y5LbgQ

Oot.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:23 am
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Gregoriev
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drejl wrote:
Tried to use Crypto v1.0 with several keys (SAgrell, curtain.. a.o.). So far gibberish.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=chfp8y5LbgQ

Oot.


Damn my inability to understand French!

However, methinks I heard "game" in the video.

Does anybody have Uthark downloaded?

EDIT: And then he opens a wiki to ARG's. Embarassed

Oh well, at least it's been confirmed. Now to find someone who speaks French.

EDIT2: I....just realized that's a walkthrough. Anyways, how was this ALREADY solved? It's been 1 day! Unless that's the guy himself, but why would he disclose the walkthrough in French?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:14 am
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Anashel
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Gotcha
Message from the puppet master...

I havent been totally honest with you. I needed the key to get back to her and you helped me very well. But now i'm afraid you will need to be late to save her life...

Spoiler (Rollover to View):
Sorry for the fishy start, i read the post guidline / advice after posting my rabbit hole. Oh, also, sorry for my english. I am obviously fench. =P

drejl, this walktrough was posted in March 2008 and is for the Episode 1, a smaller pre-test ARG. On august 1st, Episode 2 was launch.

Hope you will have fun playing this arg.


PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:38 am
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redct
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Re: Gotcha
Message from the puppet master...

Spoiler (Rollover to View):
Wait, is the game over or not? If it's not, the ToS is still in effect, right? If so... Evil or Very Mad


Anashel wrote:
I havent been totally honest with you. I needed the key to get back to her and you helped me very well. But now i'm afraid you will need to be late to save her life...

Spoiler (Rollover to View):
Sorry for the fishy start, i read the post guidline / advice after posting my rabbit hole. Oh, also, sorry for my english. I am obviously fench. =P

drejl, this walktrough was posted in March 2008 and is for the Episode 1, a smaller pre-test ARG. On august 1st, Episode 2 was launch.

Hope you will have fun playing this arg.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:52 am
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drejl
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Gregoryn95 wrote:
drejl wrote:
Tried to use Crypto v1.0 with several keys (SAgrell, curtain.. a.o.). So far gibberish.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=chfp8y5LbgQ

Oot.


Damn my inability to understand French!

However, methinks I heard "game" in the video.

Does anybody have Uthark downloaded?

EDIT: And then he opens a wiki to ARG's. Embarassed

Oh well, at least it's been confirmed. Now to find someone who speaks French.

EDIT2: I....just realized that's a walkthrough. Anyways, how was this ALREADY solved? It's been 1 day! Unless that's the guy himself, but why would he disclose the walkthrough in French?


Yup the video is a walkthrough concerning the 'first episode' of the Yellow Curtain as Anashel put it.

My French isn't perfect, but my guess is that Episode 1 originated on Facebook. In this episode a picture needed to be decoded in order to retrieve the number: 1.514.510.6562 (a telephone number?).

The answer to Episode 1 seems to be the name of a person who is involved with the Illuminati (a secret society): Adam Weishaupt.


All with all this does make me wonder if the above background information needs to be taken into account for Episode 2. If so: Illuminati meets the Uthark theory... Nevertheless, it seems rather messy.

Edit1: back on track
The program: BlowFish Crypto seems correct for the coded message as found on the www.yellowcurtain.com website. Still needs a 7-digit key for decoding with Crypto that can be found by researching the Uthark Theory. Uthark is about ruin stone rows, has a lot of numbers to it, and this theory puts the alphabetical order in a different light...

So, anyone have any clue about the key/code?

Edit2: NEW MESSAGE UP

http://www.yellowcurtain.com/2008/08/sc-47734.html

Seems like we do have an ARG on our hands. Going to run this through the same decrypt program used in episode one to see if anything pops up... No succes. Back to part one: Uthark.

Edit3: Anyone else working on this?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:18 am
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Gregoriev
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drejl wrote:
Edit3: Anyone else working on this?


Kind of busy at the moment, but when I free up, I'll get to work.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:17 pm
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drejl
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Gregoryn95 wrote:
drejl wrote:
Edit3: Anyone else working on this?


Kind of busy at the moment, but when I free up, I'll get to work.


Lack of loneliness appreciated! Smile

Meanwhile I keep going back to the
Uthark Table pondering if some word/line from the initial message can be translated to ruin numerology and result in a 7-digit code.. (not that this theory is succesful thus far).

edit: I, for one, am stuck for the time being. Threw pers-778452429SPLATcraigslist.org an e-mail to see what will happen.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:27 pm
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madamimadam
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this image was on the blog to the right:

it's called bunny.gif. kind of odd

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drejl
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madamimadam wrote:
this image was on the blog to the right:

it's called bunny.gif. kind of odd


Follow the Yellow Bunny?...


On a more important note: I received a reply by e-mail from our pers-778452429SPLATcraigslist.org:

Quote:
From: Eleanor Plante
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2008 9:04 PM
To: xxxxxxSPLAThotmail.com
Subject: Re: Please help me...


Who are you?? I expected Mike to answer.

Anyway, at this stage I will take all the help I can find.

I just landed from British Airways flight 15, I am still at the Ariport. I will contact you as soon as I have the chance to settle down and get some hour of sleep.

J'espère que j'arrive à temps.


J'espère que j'arrive à temps means 'I hope I arrived on time'.

Now, more people ready to dive into this?

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Gregoriev
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I'm back!

I didn't really know what Uthark is, so I wiki'd it, and it's apparently a way of understanding runes. The theory is that if you take the first letter of the rune alphabet, "F", and place it in the back, the entire alphabet becomes solvable, thus changing Futhark to Uthark. Obviously we have to take something from the front and put it to the back.

EDIT: Doh! The first thing's been solved? *cries*

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jono
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Quote:
madamimadam wrote:
this image was on the blog to the right:

it's called bunny.gif. kind of odd


Maybe combining follow the white rabbit, and the fact that the game is called the yellow curtain

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