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notgordian
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Joined: 23 Nov 2006
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Location: Philly

[Trailhead] Ascend
Pretty much, Scientology the ARG

Received the following link without further comment. Multi-lingual video of a cultist "Ascensionism" religion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFhSVFU-r_k

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:06 pm
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catherwood
I Have 100 Cats and Smell of Wee

Joined: 25 Sep 2002
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Location: Silicon Valley, CA

the phone number is in St.Cloud, Minnesota (I haven't called it yet)

Do we assume the English section is an accurate translation of the opening Chinese text? (no reason not to, really)

I was just beginning to transcribe the cipher text, but was beaten to the task. Good job!

My one online QR decoder could not give me a result.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:04 am
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jono
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Joined: 07 May 2008
Posts: 299

How neat.

Each eye has a diffrent thing on it.

1. 6a616761746169

which is Hex for "jagatai"

2. Braile for: P E T U N T Z E

3. QR code.

4. Binay! [It's not an arg until you have some binary!] 01100101011110010110010101101110

which becomes "eyen"

So jagataipetuntze[something]eyen

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:06 am
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aklreaxmer
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Joined: 25 Sep 2013
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@catherwood
Yes, the chinese text is the same (I had begun translating it before I realized it was repeated in english Bang Head ).

The QR Code text reads
Spoiler (Rollover to View):
"BOLIVIA/EMAIL FOR AUTHORISATION "


Some notes on the other words:
Spoiler (Rollover to View):

"Jagatai" or chagatai is one of Genghis Khan's sons.

"Petuntze"/petuntse is "A variety of feldspar sometimes mixed with kaolin and used in Chinese porcelain." (thefreedictionary.com)

"eyen" is an obsolete plural form of "eye"


Maybe the word BOLIVIA should be emailed??

Also, this was posted on their twitter account: http://t.co/j4hg7iGDXo
(article on hornet attacks in china)

EDIT: I sent this email:

Requesting Authorization:
BOLIVIA

Thank you,
Aspiring Acensionist

We'll see what happens.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:18 am
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aklreaxmer
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So my email worked.

I received an email containing:

AUTHORISED/
24709047

Not sure what to make of the numbers...time stamp? ID number?

Has anyone called the number? This may be an access code of sorts to be entered on the phone.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:24 am
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calivica
Boot


Joined: 19 Apr 2012
Posts: 36
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

So, i sent an e-mail with the "Authorization Request" and got this answer:
Quote:

ERROR/
ALREADY AUTHORISED


So, i'm guessing we need another "Authorization Code". For now, @aklreaxmer is the only one who's authorized.

EDIT: Also, there's a new tweet from them.
Spoiler (Rollover to View):
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/30/us/nsa-social-networks/


PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:12 am
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jono
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Joined: 07 May 2008
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My curiousity is peaked by their paypal account address.

I mean it is front and centre on the twitter. I would if that is just for local colour or if a donation may play into this somehow. I mean requests for money are one of the traditional signs of a cult.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:01 am
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aklreaxmer
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Maybe the other decoded words will work for authorization?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:27 am
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Adm_BlackCat
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Joined: 18 May 2010
Posts: 664
Location: Spokane, WA

Their Facebook page has a photo with some DataMatrix barcode. My results after enhancing them a little.
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1. FLACON
2. A86-WJCR

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:45 am
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aklreaxmer
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There's another photo on their Facebook page, with the text
Spoiler (Rollover to View):

ZINXL/Z1-ERCD


Here is a compiled list of info found so far:

Spoiler (Rollover to View):
******
WORDS FROM VIDEO:

- Jagatai
- Petuntze
- QR: BOLIVIA/EMAIL FOR AUTHORISATION
- eyen

WORDS/NUMBERS FROM FACEBOOK PAGE:

- FLACON
- A86-WJCR
- ZINXL/Z1-ERCD

Emailing QR text yielded:

AUTHORISED/
24709047

******


PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:17 pm
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Cheza
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Joined: 21 Nov 2012
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Calling the phone number (1 3202 ASCEND) gives you a repeated english "Become an Ascensionist today!".

Dialing the authorization code we received results in what I'm sure is an SSTV transmission. I've tried various digital modes, but haven't gotten anything out of it yet...


Recording: http://vocaroo.com/i/s13bHsSSr1XJ

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:30 pm
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Cheza
Boot

Joined: 21 Nov 2012
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I called the number again to get a higher-quality recording, using my phone rather than Skype, but this time I got a VERY different header!

MAYBE this was a glitch from my phone, as I only have two bars, but it sounds like PSK or HELLSCHREIBER to me!

Recording: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1F36jQFwKHb

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:14 pm
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aklreaxmer
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Hey @Cheza,
I think it may be your phone, as I just called and the audio sounded like the first recording. I don't know much about transmission formats/decoding etc. so I hope you're able to find something!

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Cheza
Boot

Joined: 21 Nov 2012
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I think you're right, after listening to samples of digital modes, it sounds more like GSM encryption off-sync. (In english, my signal cutting out)

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Cheza
Boot

Joined: 21 Nov 2012
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I may have just exposed the Puppet Master...

I sent a one-cent donation, just to see what would happen. This is what I got.

Spoiler (Rollover to View):
Hello Cheza'sRealNameHere ,

This email confirms that you have donated $0.01 USD to Nicholas Lyons (ascendSPLAToutlook.com) using PayPal.


"AND I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT TOO, IF IT WASN'T FOR YOU MEDDLING Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970."
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