Another day, another pigeon Maddison was at Adams apartment preparing to cook dinner when they received another pigeon with another note. This one also came with a code. Sowehws Hipn - Aghfil Nxblq - Lj Tbmx Ac Qwdef - 8404← Vvzcj!
Along with the note were two vials. One containing salt, the other water. Turns out the code was a Vigenère cipher, and the key was naclh2o, which is the the elemental symbols for the chemical makeup of salt and water. Na(sodium)+Cl(chlorine)=Salt H(Hydrogen)+O(Oxygen)=water
The message decoded to: Foutain Town - Stormy Venue - No Post No Bills - 8404← Hurry We were kind of stuck on what Foutain Town meant but a few people suggested that it was a typo for Fountain. Fountain Town = The city of fountains(Kansas City, MO) Stormy Venue = The Hurricane, a venue in Kansas City No Post No Bills = we're still speculating on this one. Hopefully it'll make sense once someone goes and checks it out. 8404← = follow the arrow and read the number backwards, 4048. The address of The Hurricane is 4048 Broadway Hurry = another drop.
So now we need someone to go to Kansas City and retrieve this drop. If anyone can help, please, PLEASE!!, respond here, or on the forum, or in the IRC.
So now we have a poem from Dr. Seuss, some guitar tabs (notice them at the bottom of the page), and a car driving away from a no armed man. There's still no explanation for the car and the no armed man. The writting on the envelope says: For a bottle of wine from your favorite winerys (or whatever else tickles your fancy)
So far this doesn't seem to apply to anything and I'm starting to wonder if this has any relevance to the ARG at all... But the guitar tabs turned out to be a code.
In an Apple, In a Ruby, Under you elbows, Near the wall, 11 (B) 12, Hurry
In an Apple = In The Big Apple, New York City In a Ruby = A restaurant called Rue B Under your elbows = under a picture of a guy with his elbows sticking out Near the Wall = the little wall underneath the bar 11 (B) 12 = Rue B is located on Ave. B, between 11th and 12th street Hurry = Seems to be Mr. Zipps version of "Come and get it" or "Tag you're it" meaning it's a drop
So I went to Rue B this past Sunday and retrieved the drop. If you were waiting for the movie to come out, well.. here it is:
What "two bags" meant This past weekend was crazy and I apologize for the lack of updates. A lot has happened So I'm going to split it all up by topic.
Here's what's been going on:
Adams dog Whiskey ended up chewing the edge off of the note and Maddison found another note inside. So two bags meant that the note was "double bagged". This is a term that OpAphid character Tachyon has used to describe a message that is coded and then re-coded. Guess Mr. Zipp had a similar definition in mind.
A user called TFW, who claimed to be a part of True Free Will, showed up in #Maddison on irc.Freenode.net and gave some info.
Jester1 Is it actually TFW?
TFW This is True Free Will
Jester1 I have some questions. Do you know how important Maddison is?
Jester1 Like, her role in all of this? Is it more then what we've been told?
TFW She has the potential to give us some of the answers we've been looking for.
TFW I myself am a member of HoO.
krmurr01 first comments on the TFW myspace were on April 7th
TFW TFW has been in existance for over a decade.
krmurr01 did the resistance start a decade ago?
krmurr01 what started the resistance...was there a certain event?
Skunkwaffle or does TFW predate the HoO
TFW HoO is an old religion
Skunkwaffle what can you tell us about it and about your interaction with it TFW
krmurr01 in general what can you tell us?
TFW I have no connection to Maddison
Skunkwaffle no I mean with HoO
TFW HoO is the religion I was born into.
krmurr01 well you've been corresponding with maddison
TFW Today has been my first correspondence with her.
He/she also dropped the name Dr Franzen, but a Google search turned up over 700,000 results. So if this is relevant, we're going to need more information.
I'm posting this information because I think it's relevant to the events surrounding Maddison. If anyone objects to having their IRC comments quoted here, let me know and I'll take them down.
Hello, welcome to the Maddison Atkins Live Journal
I created this so we could all collect our info in one place without getting muddled up with the rest of the LG stuff on their forum. If this takes off, I'll create a forum of our own to use.
The Story Thus Far:
We've been introduced to Maddison Atkins, a girl living in East Texas, and her friend Adam. The story opes up with the two making a documentary style video about azalea's. The story takes a turn when, in the second video, Adam finds a pigeon with a note tied around its leg.
The note says:
email@example.com Login immediately. You will know the password
On the back was a morse code message which decoded to hex. The hex translated to "tag bows" which is an anagram for "two bags". Still not sure what this means.
In her 3rd vid, Maddison logs into the email account (which she did, in fact, know the password for) and finds this email.