The first set of coordinates are in Key West, near the water. The second set of coordinates are in Lichtenstein. The Routing number is that of a Bank in Lichtenstein. Schmizertitsch is a German dialect spoken in Switzerland and Lichtenstein. Standardsprache means "native language" or something to that effect, probably a reference to plain German. "Vats of Full Doctrine" last appeared in the 22-Feb-1988 ad, in which they were being dispatched by Capt. Morgan overland aparently from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Sudan. The poem in English is from John Hollander's Book Rhyme's Reason, page 10 of the Google Books edition. The specific edition being referenced is the 3rd (1-March-2001) edition. The whore of Babylon has appeared in the 1-May-2000 and the 1-May-2002 ads. Lorenzo Dow was a Connecticut Methodist preacher/evangelist widley regarded as crazy, and who allegedly cursed the town of Jacksonborough, Georgia. Athanasius was a bishop of Alexandria who was a strong proponent of the Catholic doctrine of the Incarnation (Christ having one identity but two natures) A Google search reveals that the Hebrew word is part of the word for Barnacle (http://www.answers.com/topic/---7020), which would make sense considering its position relative to the picture of the ship. This is probably a simple coincidence, however. Alexander Blok, the author of the Russian above the English poem, was a Russian poet who associated with the Communists during and after the Russian revolution.
Name: Loli 24.56n, 81.78w goes to a building near Key West, Florida, off the street of North Roosevelt Boulevard and 4th street 47.149n, 9.521e is in I think Germany, on a street called Fohrenweg.
Comments: Good morning Chief! Agents 86 and 99 on the case! First off - my wife and I recently discovered this mystery and find it very intriguing - your friends are quite the world travellers! Would you believe... that the first set of coordinates is for someplace in Key West? Now, the first thing I would have said was that there is the Naval Station nearby, but there is a Mental Health Center right across the street from that address, at 1215 4th St! As for the other set of coordinates - looks like someplace in Lichtenstein. The Helvetic Confederation is a much more beautiful country, I must say. St. Moritz is nearby, our friends should meet there instead! (Unless they are more interested in meeting the royalty of Lichtenstein than in skiing, or apre-ski brandy.) But what intrigues me the most is our friend's self-portrait: do I detect a missing strand of hair? 99 and I only just now found the site, otherwise we would have helped with the mystery earlier. Sorry about that Chief! But for now, my shoephone is ringing - I'll review the older messages later and provide some input! -Max
the quote from the novel "all the kings men" is about the downfall of a populist leader in the south, supposedly based on Heuy P.Long. Could it be something to do with an attempt to overthrow a populist leader of the south (eg the coup attempt against Chavez)?
Comments: "Rhyme's Reason: A Guide to English Verse" John Hollander On Page 10 is where the quote is from. The section is talking about Iambic Pentameter, which is what the hash marks are trying to emphasize. Iambic Pentameter :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iambic_pentameter If you want to read more, you can read portions of the book on Amazon (search for Babylon, look at page 10). "A book" is an iamb; so is "the book"; but what we write as "the book" (and pronounced as something like "thee book") promotes the unstressed syllable, in emphatic contrast, to something having more of the power of "this book" or "that book." Thus we might, iambically, Observe the whore outside the store. But if we mean to single out the allegorical figure of Revelation 17 then she may become trochaic, when Babylon we mean here - the whore (Not some hooker by the seashore). (Hollander 10) ---------------------------- Coordinate: 24.56 N, 81.78 W You can enter these coordinate into Google Maps to see where they lead. I believe the coordinates are pointing to "Boots Scoots Motorcycle Repair and Sales" in Key West, FL (http://www.bootsscoots.com/). The shop is by the seashore, so it fits with the text next to it. ----------------------------- Coordinate: 47.139 N, 9.512 E Vaduz, Liechtenstein ----------------------------- Clearing No. 8800 PC account 90-3253-1 A quick web search turn up a reference to Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG (http://www.llb.li/) Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG Städtle 44, Postfach 384 9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein BIC: LILALI2XXXX Clearing No.: 8800 PC account: 90-3253-1 ÖR: FL-0001.000.289-1 VAT No.: 50.762 ----------------------------- Schwizertitsch = Schwyzertütsch = Swiss German Language Standardsprache = Standard Language So it sounds like contact must be established in the swiss german language,
You know, those Key West coordinates specify only a space more than half a square mile in size.
I disdain all Cyrillic, but the Blok reference is almost certainly to something from his Christian mystic phase. (Blok wrote him an article called "Catiline"--did you know that?) "The Twelve" would be the conventional guess, but, again, this isn't my line of country. I'm a guessing that the numbers are radio frequencies. Let me also make a comment about how to go about this: basically, there's no need to contaminate the screen with easily available information. Anyone can find out what an ISBN number points to, just as anyone can enter coordinates or look up "Lorenzo Dow" in the dangblasted wikipedia. But not everyone can read them some Russian or identify yonder boat, or even know that the feller bowdlerized "didie" for some reason. If you know what that yonder boat is, young'uns, by all means tell us. If you can make hide or hair of those brackets, you're doing better than many. Research by all means, but interpret.
El Jav 12.23.2007
I keep posting quite broad clues, but I think one possible weakness of having the level of indepth analysis that this site enjoys is that one loses site of the "big picture". Iam trying to put the "Lietmotivs" in order to see if they tell a story, but this one is even more ambigiuos than usual, in that it could be a warning for other "orphanage" memebers or to the "pigs", any ideas on which one? Re the swissgerman/standardgerman clue, this is probably code for a code they use rather than actual german, no?
Dan 12.25.2007New to all this - but I wonder if there is something of a "mosaic" intended here. On the left side of the boat - the dates obviously point to previous ads. The significance of the supposed "order" of the previous ads escapes me - but what if it's an attempt to "piece together" something visual. Could the first numbers be a reference number perhaps? Maybe a vertical scale upon which to attach each of the ads in order? Food for thought -
The Blok poem is "To the Muse". Here's a nice translation of it side by side with the russian. http://max.mmlc.northwestern.edu/~mdenner/Demo/texts/muse_blok.html The lines and accents are for analyzing poetry. Search versification and prosody for techniques. I'm still looking for a Russian dictionary or pronunciation guide(readable in English, of course), that breaks these words into syllables. The Hebrew, which I believe we've seen before, translates to eternity. It is also Nezach(alt. Netzach), "Victory", the seventh Sephirah in the Kabbalah (aka, "The tree of Life"). The ship is a schooner and looks remarkably like the Lynx. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(tall_ship)
According to Google, 24.56 Lat/81.78 Long are coordinates to the Fifth Street Baptist Church in Key West located at 1311 5th St, Key West, FL 33040, USA - however, entering in that address shows the church just a couple blocks away from said coordinates.
Mr. Froggy 01.02.2007
I'm new in this and hooked. Can't say I'll be of much help but I'll do my best. The first set of coordinates, 24.56 N., 81.78 W., point east of Rewa, a city in India. The coordinates that point to the area of Key West are 24.56 N., -81.78 W. so I don't think it's that. The second set of coordinates, 47.139 N., 9.521 E., point to a place near Vaduz, in Liechtenstein. Now I may be reading too much into this: In the quote next to the first set of coordinates, in the source, the two L's are underlined as well as two numbers. In the quote of "All The King's Men" the two L's are underlined and two numbers after that. So it's "ll 38" and "ll 34" If "ll" means latitude/longitude then 38 N., 34 W. is a place near Obruk, a city in Turkey. "ll 38 and ll 34" could mean something else though.
Comments: 24.56 N., 81.78 W. = Care Center For Mental Health 1205 4th St Key West, FL /snark
Captain Smith 01.12.2008
Well, I was only able to do so much because I was not able to find a translator online that would work for me, but I did translitorate the Russian sentence by Blok above. here's what I got. Est ' v napyebah tvoyh sokrobyennih Rokobaya o gibyeli byest '. Est ' proklyat'e zabyetob sbyashchenn'ix, Poruganie schastil est '.
I picked out the alexandr alexandrovitch blok poem character by character from a wikipedia article on the cyrillic alphabet and got:естъ в нацёвах твойх сокровённых роковая о гйбели вёстъ естъ проклятъе завётов свящённых поругание счастия естъwhich is easier to cut and paste... through an online translator (notoriously wretched things) I found this to be: [est] in [natsevakh] of [tvoykh] of secret is fateful about [gybeli] of [vest] of [est] to [proklyate] of the precepts of those revered the profanation of [schastiya] of [est] since I speak no language other than english. But I believe this may be a clip from his poem (translation) titled "To the Muse" of which the first paragraph is: In the deep of your tunes, always secret, Lie the fatal notation of death, A damnation of gospels our sacred, A dishonor of all that is blessed, you can read the rest of that poem here: http://www.poetryloverspage.com/yevgeny/blok/to_muse.html that's as far as I've got, though I think I might print all this, and it's interpretation and lay it out in order like a map to see what it actually looks like. A friend just pointed this whole mayday mystery thing out to me. It reminds me of something... anyway, I'm good at research, handy with the internet, have discord, will travel. I mean - I want to come too. I'm on board. See you around - Christa
(bdh - i may have to steal that 'have discord will travel' line.)
U Bud 02.21.2008
Name: U Bud Email: Comments: Nobody has remarked on the "rhyming schemes" being used in this ad. But the two systems are _not_ the same, even if given a certain historical name for the mechanical form of the verse, the languages are different and from different periods of history. Painless way to add another couple of levels and simultaneously mock those they despise.
To the left and right of the picture are numbers with things attached to them. if you use gematria you find connections between the two columns. 1D=2D&1G 1B=2F 1H=2A 1F=2G 1E=2C&2E The letters represent the order the appear column one is on the left and two on the right.
The dominant theme/leitmotiv is about the Ides of March, March 15 - the only ad on that date is from 3/15/85. Does that old ad contain some key to understanding this ad?
Neil SCO 04.12.2008
SR/CL: Leitmotiv: I think this has to do with MIME encoding. ANN: Pan 0.128 "SR/CL: Leitmotiv: Toynbee Idea" his is another incremental release -- bug fixes, some speedups, a little more polish, and one of the better release titles in awhile. ;) It doesn't actually tell you what its a build for only gives some names of programmers. Some Scandinavian by the way!. Since there are references to Switzerland. Alan Olsen Per Hedeland Posted by Charless Kerr. Possible search for that name within the origin of the adds? The clues are like walking in the dark none of them connect or have an order. Maybee looking for the creator is a better idea????
Notice how some of the letters appear different in some words. For example the k in Stark ('s investigator), the a in was (when i was) the n in learned and the r in instructed, the l in will. Perhaps these differences are significant, perhaps not... But this is not the first instance i've noticed something like this.
The Blok poem is in anapestic trimeter. "Anapest" derives from a Greek word meaning to "strike back" or reverse. Hollander switches from iambic to trochaic in his example, whose perhaps unexpected connection with these documents' key obsession explains its presence, as it's nothing more than exemplary doggerel.
It doesn't say 'barnacle', it says 'Noach'/Noah.