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From Niclas:
The lines "skulle jag sorja sa vore jag tokot" signed "-Johansson" is the
beginning of a poem from one of the earliest known swedish poets: Lasse
Johanson called Lasse Lucidor (1638-1674). You find it in a box on the left
side almost at the bottom of the page. The lines says: "I would be crazy
if I mourned" och the poem is about that things change fast: if you're
happy one day you might as well be unhappy the next and vice versa (at
least I think it is what it's about since it is written in very old
swedish I do not understand everything even though I'm swedish)

From Peter Wiggen:
The part about "Let H be a subgraph of G" seems to be a graph theory
proof.  More specifically, it might be a proof of the existance of an
Euler circuit.  I'm not sure about this, but the picture containing
Soldiers field Rd. and the Anderson Bridge may be further evidence.  This
theorem was inspired by the 7 bridges of Koingsburg (sp?) problem.
Webmaster: After having a little trouble following, I hit Altavista and found this, which is pretty damn funny considering we're just doing Primm's and Krushkal's Minimum cost spanning algorithms in my computer science class. Christ. For the non geek, we're talking efficient ways of visiting points in a graph. Say you have 5 points that are interconnected with one another, each point being a certin unique distance away from the others. There is a whole science of analysis built around findinf the most efficient way to travel from points given certain situations. One of them, a Euler circuit, means that every point is interconnected, but 'visited' only once and you end up back where you started.

From ashton:

Finally decifered the Chinese in May '94.  I am certain this clue will finally 
break the mystery.

Chinese (GB encoding): 
Pinyin: Ji4 cun2 qi4 he2 suan4 shu4 yu4 luo2 ji2 yun4 suan4 bu4 jian4
English: Data register and arithmatic/logic operational components.

Profound, huh?  Appears like someone opened a Chinese book on microprocessors and 
grabbed a few characters.  Then again, doesn't the math, quotes, and math equations 
appear to have the same origin?

The map to the left of Calvin and below Cromwell is of Vatican City in 
Rome.  The "keyhole shape" with PIETRO printed in it is St. Peter's Square.  To 
the left of it is St. Peter's Basilica.  The long rectangle shape to the right 
of the words "CITTA DEL" is the Vatican Museums.  The bold lines are the city 

clue=the hebrew in the lower left corner is 1-9 (in the feminine form).

dont know the significance.

clue=The word in the central picture is russian and translates as "comrade"

Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 19:09:20 -0700 (MST)
clue=Where is the Anderson Bridge located?  Find it.
name=A friend
The Lars Anderson Bridge is located next to the Harvard Boathouse, in Boston, MA. It spans the river between Harvard’s Weld and Newell boathouses.. if that helps any.
  • Some slight info
  • want to see it?
    clue=Working with out of date information here, but I'm a historian so I have a tendency to look to the past for insights into
    the present.  There is a pattern in the names "Participant Set of 12/1/93", each of the names is associated with a letter in
    the Hebrew alphabet, 2 names are associated with two letters.  Figuring out the code is somehow related or assisted by the
    "topological common range carrier of 4/27/88" though for the life of me I can't figure out what that is.  I'm working up a
    file now on the names listed in this participant set as they seem to have considerable significance.  They are mentioned with
    more frequency than some of the others.

    heather 05.13.01
    I honestly am starting to think these guys are just tossing in complicated physics, mathematics, chemistry,
    and quantum equations to take up space and confuse people. the formulas and chemical compounds are repeated 
    on a million pages. on this one, the box that says "strange mesons" is referring to a subatomic particle that 
    is theorized to be a component of quarks. the 'strange' is a measure of quantum spin, a property that 
    describes the nature of the particle. the four classifications are 'strange, charm, truth, and beauty'. by 
    the by, what the hell happens when the webmaster graduates?

    hance: f.y.i - the webmaster - me - graduated in 2000. I work in Tucson but still have friends @ the paper, and I still get copies sent to me. And, of course, I get all these heads-ups from 'them'.
    repubgirl 05.21.01
    clue:  The quote attributed to Blake should be:
    What is now proved was ONCE ONLY imagin'd.

    E tak, Opravdavshicss Varoyu, Myi Imeem Mir C Bogom Ire...
    Nashevo Uususa Xrista
    And so, (justify, warrant, vindicate, authorize, excuse, acquit,
    discharge) (boil, cook, brew, make, digest), We Have Peace With God ...
    Our Jesus Christ
    I'm guessing this is from a Russian Bible, but my translation is

    anton 06.26.01
    clue:  the sideways text at right ("Symbol...") looks like Czech to me.  
    the text in the small box to the right of "5/1/90" looks like Tibetan.
    Euler showed that the Königsberg puzzle is insoluble (one cannot walk 
    an Euler path on the seven bridges) because all four of the land areas 
    have an odd number of bridges.

    anon 07.04.01
    clue:  If all the symbols are divided into equal metric spacings you could
    extract messages from it even if the adjoining symbols have no 
    interconnected meaning.
    Bob: 10.01.01
    clue:  Found a pretty good Czech to English translator at:
    Unfortunately, it translates only one word at a time. Using / to separate each word in the phrase along the 
    side, you get:
    symbol / our / he is interested in / not only / for the sake of / (what, it), (what, how) /  reprepsentative / 
    but /
    and (also) / for, 
    on behalf of / it, so, that, what / what / it is
    So, a rough translation might be something like, "He is interested in our symbol not only for the sake of what 
    represents, but also for what it is."

    Cynic2: 11.16.01
    clue:  I wonder how near VanGogh's death that quotation was.  There is probably a standard edition of VG and that refers to 
    a specific volume and page. Notice the inset that says "This is the place" That could be a geographic or coordinate 
    reference to Salt Lake City because Brigham Young said something like that when he  first came over the mountains and saw 
    the future sight of Salt Lake.  But he wasn't the first person to say that prhasre.  I'm sure
    that sign is not from Salt Lake because I saw it years ago.  I was waiting for somebody else to point out that it is at 
    least a double reference.  It is from Cambridge, Massachusetts  and there is a picture of John Harvard on the same page.  
    Get some friend of the webmaster's to check but I think it is a direct quotation from John Winthrop. 

    Jessica: 12.05.01
    clue:  Hmm...I'm certain that "This is the Place" isn't referring to Brigham Young, as he didn't lead the mormons to Salt Lake 
    City until 1847, and the year/number next to the quote here seems to be 1690 (a bit hard to tell).  It could also be an 

    anonymous: 12.07.01
    clue:  The Czech, at right: "Anyone familiar with Czech is well aware of the slippery and elusive set of distinctions that we 
    often group under the headings "Literary Czech" (LC, for spisovna cestina) and "Common Czech" (CC, for obecna cestina).

    anonymous: 06.14.02
    "EK NEKRON" is Greek, meaning "from the dead"

    hallybod: 07.06.02
    The fuzzy furry freak brothers could have been a reference to the underground 60s/70s US comic "The Fabulous Furry Freak

    Jessica Augustsson: 04.24.2003
    Re: This is the place...
    It's a bit hard to see the year, but if it says 1630, it's probably referring to the year the Winthrop Fleet left Yarmouth, Isle of
    Wight and later arrived in Salem, Mass.  This was when Winthrop, aboard the Arbella, began writing his journal.  Included in the is
    his most famous thesis, "A Model of Christian Charity" written in 1630. The text of it can be found here: 
    Did anyone ever look at this after reading the 'fifth email' (
    What is discovered when excavating around the courthouse?  I've found two possibilities while searching - either old wall, or
    bodies from an old graveyard seem to be the most likely ( Given that the
    clue in the email instructed looking at the lower centre portion of the ad - which to me looks like a graveyard, I'd say the
    bodies are what was meant. Right, now what?

    yanka 05.31.2004
    re: Neil 6.6.01 - You're right, it's from Romans 5:1.  English transcription in Russian: [Itak, opravdavshis'
    veroju, my imeem mir cherez gospoda nashego Iisusa Hrista.] = And so, justified by faith, we have peace through our God,
    Jesus Christ. Sorry if this is no longer relevant - I just found this place, and have been going over each ad for the 
    past 4 hours or so... fascinating stuff!  

    Francesco C. 06.28.2004
    the sentence in the central box is extracted from the movie "indiana jones raiders of the lost ark" if I remember correctly
    the missing word is invincible.
    the map on the background is evidently Rome (my city), but the "Villa Abamelek" doesn't exist, right now I don't remember the
    correct name

    lee 09.11.2004
    what if vanogh didnt commit suicide,and someone wanted to kill him? also why did he shave his beard on his day of death?
    could this mean he used a shaving razor??????

    sjwk 10.18.2004
    Probably of no real benefit, but I noticed that the handwritten background is tiled horizontally and vertically. A very quick bit of editing gives this overlaid version. Some presumed missing words added in red.

    Brian 05.20.2005
    stars like those appeared in 1/5/94

    DSK 05.22.2005
    One of your more recent note tells you to look at 5/1/94 bottom center. The picture of the graveyard.
    1st Thessalonians chapter 4 verse 16:
    Then we who are alive, who are left, shall be taken up together with them in the clouds to meet Christ, into the air:
    and so shall we be always with the Lord.
    everything in these messages are hints--are merely analgous to things they believe--
     All those equations are about nothing--and about everything. What kind of assassins drugs are they using  to
    'illuminate' their minds--
    anybody reading these e-mails?
    anyone biting?
    anyone out there?
    I think we missed the Arbella, oh ye the pilgrims believeing yourselves to be going to a brand new world.Why does not
    one say what one believes -but continues to try to figure out these ridiculously insignificant details that mean
    nothing alone--if you step up close to a painting--all you see are srokes of color that mean nothing--you can pick it
    apart forever to see how many colors are in each color and never see the picture until you step back and just look.I
    think everybody is afraid to be deemed stupid by these people--What in the world are they doing? Have they found the
    ark--are they going to another world-another dimesion? Will there be some kind of energy release--
    It's got to be big like like, otherwise who the hell cares--I don't think this is about any kind of money--they
    obvisouly have alot if they are boom zooming all over the planet going to this meeting and that meeting--are they
    masonic? Illunminati--obviously not Knights Templar--since no women could be involved. Certainly self important, that's
    for sure.
    But don't think they are all that brilliant just becuase they disguise their simple messages in such a thick mess of
    heady persuits.
    They are after something they think everyone wants and only a few can have--
    What is the ONE thing we are afraid of? What is the ONE thing we would seel our souls to get--
    Put THAT in your pipe full of equations and see what comes out in the smoke signals.
    anybody out there?
    I don't think any of you are really paying attention to any of us, the ones who work alone.

    uair01 08.12.2005
    The box at the right is Czech. It says:
    "A symbol is interesting not only for what it represents but also for what it is."
    Literally translated:
    "Symbol us interests not-only for that, what it-represents, but also for that, what it-is."
    The text between brackets is an reference to it's source. It seems to be a citation out of a language or 
    grammar book about Czech.
    Literally the title is something like "The written Czech language". It sounds like an official 
    academic reference book.
    Further looking at the Czech box on the right:
    The inverted "caret" sign on the R, C and S is a sign ("hácek") exclusively used in the Czech 
    language. The author  wrote it in BY HAND. That means he hasn't got the Czech character set 
    installed on his computer or typewriter.
    Another meaning for "spisovna cestina" is: The official Czech Language as it should be 
    written. - The spoken version of the Czech language differs from the written langiage ...

    Daniel V 12.22.2005
    clue:  The sentence in Greek which can be transcribed "agapeseis kyrion ton theon sou en hole
    ten..." seems to be from the Bible, and it means "You will love God your Lord and the..."

    buttkus 08.14.2006
    I think I've been past the graveyard in the picture many times.  It looks like a corner of First Parish Burying
    Ground, Cambridge.  Many early presidents of Harvard are buried there.  I wonder if their point is not different than
    death and decay but rather they look to life and resurrection.   Significantly, Harvard was fiercely even dangerously
    theologically orthodox until the very end of the 18th century.  The old, orthodox boys are buried in First Parish
    Graveyard.  We shall rise again and that sort of thing.  There is much of that sort of statement running through all of
    these.  This seems to be a visual statement of a very deeply held belief.

    Galilite 10.09.2006
    Interesting, Russian line on the background stands out as it has nothing to do with formulas or algorithms. It
    reads: "Thus, having justified oneself before God, we have peace with God." 
    "...the route ... to be inductively obtained from the Participant Set ... (Alef through Segol)" is a reference to ADW
    12/1/93 where it assigns letters to these participants:

    Past 05.17.2007

    The Greek biblical passages in the handwritten background are:

    Acts 25:6 [after] eight or ten days he went down

    Mark 7:7 teaching as doctrine human precepts

    Luke 10:27 love the lord your god with all your [heart and soul]

    [several epistles] through our lord [Jesus Christ]

    Aktenkundig 08/25/2016
    On the left side, next to the "ADW:5/1/91: #1.6"-Box there is a 10 DM Banknote. (see here:
    The ship on this note is the Gorch Fock (,_1958)). On the front of this note is the 
    "Beadless young man". A painting by Lucas Cranach, who was a friend of Martin Luther and painted him also.

    Demi 10/12/2019
    As a Catholic myself, something stood out to me immediately about the four recurring figures in these pages--they're all important figures in early Protestantism.
    Luther: Started the Protestant Reformation in Germany; founded the Lutheran Church
    Calvin: Took Luther's changes to Christian doctrine even further, with some considering him almost as important as Luther in the Reformation; founded the Presbyterian Church
    Gustavus: Led Protestant Sweden in the (mostly religious) Thirty Years' War against Catholic nations like the HRE, France, and Spain
    Cromwell: Led Protestant/Puritan forces in the English Civil War and condemned the more Catholic-friendly king Charles I to execution; later suppressed a Catholic rebellion in Ireland and imposed strict laws on Catholics all throughout the United Kingdom.
    So there you have it. Two Protestant theologians and two Protestant leaders. Not sure what exactly it means, but definitely something to do with the Reformation.

    pamka 10/20/2019
    The right text is in Czech and means:
    "Symbol doesn't interest is because of it's meaning, but because of what it is"

    R.C. Christian 09/14/2020
    Pier 9 is located in San Francisco on the Embarcadero and across the bay from that in Oakland is the California Hotel. might be something might be nothing.