Niantic Project - Full Log for November 2012 “The Sphere of Weirdness”

Compiled by +Johnathan Chung

(Permanent short-link to this document: j.mp/NianticProject)

Niantic Project website: http://www.nianticproject.com/

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/NianticProject

Google+: https://plus.google.com/105211554081025512763

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NianticProject/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nianticproject

https://twitter.com/tychosees (only tweet is from 7/12/12). Found on @NianticProject tweets.

Ingress App ARG (launched Nov. 15th in closed-Beta): http://www.ingress.com/

Field Trip App by Niantic Labs: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.scout

Desktop access hack to Field Trip app info: http://niantic.schlarp.com/utils/fieldtrip.php

Crowd-sourced solutions Wiki (a quicker read organized by clue type/topic, as opposed to chronological presentation):

http://googlearg.schlarp.com/ (via +Chaz Schlarp and +Aubron Wood) and http://niantic.info/index.php/

Another Google Doc tracking events for drafting ideas/solutions:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oA26tpCwYRTYnRDtCNV3Hqta5GUVXEVI_mN19B0p7Mo/edit

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Quick Links to Day #:

1 - Welcome to Niantic

16 - Dr. Victor Kureze

2 - XM Study and Glitchy Phone

17 - P.A.C. Comiccon Investigation 2 / Daily G+ Art

3 - Tuning ADA

18 - Quantum-Nano Engineering / Resonators

4 - Down the Rabbithole

19 - Shapers and The Sensitives

5 - Redacted Internal Memo / Project Whydah

20 - Abductions / Berkeley Professor / Hank Johnson

6 - Who is ADA? Devra & Prototype N

21 - Numinous Places / Exotic Matter

7 - Inverse Surveillance / Shaper Mind Virus

22 - Shapers Hiding Messages in Music

8 - Glitchy Phone Break-in

23 - Who has the deepest pockets?

9 - Antonin Hollis, M.D. Audiodiaries 2

24 - Expected XM Event at Niantic Portal / Nomad

10 - ADA Calibration Video / Field Trip App Data

25 - Eureka (again) / Brainwave / Inspiration

11 - P.A.C. Comic-Con Investigation, Tortion Fields

26 - Skeptic Physicist Martin Schubert

12 - Flow of Info, Find the Mole and Barium

27 - Project Pandora / Epic of Gilgamesh

13 - Roland Jarvis - Sculptor? Madman?

28 - MKOften / Tycho Silenced / Zeke ADA Video

14 - A Detection Algorithm (ADA)

29 - Hubris / Enlightenment & Deja Vu Bitmaps

15 - Exotic Matter (XM) / The Leaked Ingress App

30 - P.A.C. Investigation 4 / Hollis’ Suicide

Quick 9-minute video summary of events and storyline from Days 1-15 provided by Aubron Wood.

Running list of unanswered questions.

Full Table of Contents:

Thursday, November 1st

Ideas Related to Niantic

Ideas Related to P.A. Chapeau

P.A. Chapeau's Word of the Day: Conspiracy Board

P.A. Chapeau's Thought For Today: Not my real name

Welcome Videos for Niantic Project

What is the Niantic Project? Video 1

T=05s - Mechanics Monument in SF

T=08s - Tycho Reward Flyer, Photograph, Poster

T=11s - West Berkeley TV HDW

T=12s - Circled Map of San Francisco

T=13s - NIA SPECCOM UAV

T=14s - UC Berkeley Professor(?)

T=15s - UC Berkeley Lecture Hall

T=18s - Oakland, California

T=21s - Blood Drawings

T=24s - Tycho in Vehicle

The Trail Starts Here: Video 1

T=05s - Double L Excentric Gyratory in SF

T=11s - Lotta’s Fountain in SF

T=16s - Tycho Flyer Handout at Comic-Con

T=18s - SF Chronicle, Military Weather Plane, Aurora Sculpture

T=22s - Sequence of Numbers

T=23s - Who is Calling Him?, Grocery/Appliance list

The Trail Starts Here: Video 2

T=06s - ADA Intrusion Systems Active

T=15s - Portal at Annular Eclipse Sculpture in SF

T=15s - Portal by UC Berkeley’s Hawk for Peace

T=16s - Portal by Aurora Glowing Water Wheel

Roland Jarvis, XF-103: What is the Niantic Project? Video 2

Anonymous Tips (805 3NIA OPS)

Full Tycho Reward Flyer

TychoSees Tumblr

My Name is Tycho

Ideas Related to Tycho

Who Are Niantic

Can You Help: Comic-Con Hint

Tycho Posters

Tycho Poster 1 of 5

Tycho Poster 2 of 5

Tycho Poster 3 of 5

Tycho Poster 4 of 5

Tycho Poster 5 of 5

Friday, November 2nd

P.A. Chapeau’s Word of the Day: Blackdev

P.A.C.’s Thought of the Day: Related Social Media Accounts

XM Study

Ideas Related to XM

XM Study 1

XM Study 2

XM Study 3

A Glitchy Phone: Video 1

Ben Jackland and Devra’s G+ Profiles

YouTube Users kavaugoog and ADetectionAlgorithm

Saturday, November 3rd

Word of the Day: Deep Throat

Thought for Today: Who is Ada?

New Tycho Poster 5 of 5 and QR Code

Chat Log: Tuning ADA

NIA Links

SFO to ZRH on Swiss LX 039

Ideas Related to ADA

Other Potential Clues from G+

Sunday, November 4th

Word of the Day: Ingress

Thought for Today: Tumbling down the Rabbithole

Rabbithole Video

Ideas Related to Alice in Wonderland

ADA Circle “Eye” Image (Clipped to Red String)

Battista Bellaso and Autokey Cipher

Vigenère Cipher

Audio clips: “Inspirare” and “Contact”

Monday, November 5th

Word of the Day: Niantic, Project Whydah

Ideas Related to Whydah

Thought for Today: Too Unique to Be a Coincidence

Threats and Opportunities

DOCID: 321 123 ada

Ezekiel Calvin

Top Secret COMINT: “They are among us”

Special Warning Footnote

Tuesday, November 6th

Word of the Day: Personal Surveillance Device

Carrie Campbell’s Project Log #1

Thought for Today: Who is ADA? Devra?

Glitchy Phone: Video 2 - Prototype Disassembled

Wednesday, November 7th

Word of the Day: Inverse Surveillance

Thought for Today: Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?

Chat Log: Retrieve the Phone

Shaper Study Proposal

Chat Log: Viral Study

Thursday, November 8th

Word of the Day: Urb Drone

Thought for Today: Are you seeing what I’m seeing?

Audio Clip: Devra’s Scientific Inquiry

Glitchy Phone - Break in at My Apartment

Antonin Hollis, M.D. Audiodiaries 1 - Fragments 1 & 2

Sanskrit Palindrome: Sa Ka Ra Na Na Ra Ka Sa

Friday, November 9th

Word of the Day: Pareidolia, DB2 Audio

Thought for Today: Trip to Spooky Land

Antonin Hollis, M.D. Audiodiaries 2 - Fragment 3

Afram Drone Video: QR Code

NIA.NPLabsRecon.Kureze1 Audio

Kureze Source Code String

NIA.NPLabsRecon.Kureze2 Audio

Other Clues From G+ Posts

Brandon Badger: Tattoo, Flint Dille / Hollis Comment

Brian Rose: PAChapeau Wiki and APX Labs

Saturday, November 10th

Word of the Day: Mosaic Theory

Thought for Today: NP Entrance Interview

Antonin Hollis, M.D. Audiodiaries - Fragment 4

ADA Construction Budget and Contracts

Calibration Video

Field Trip App - Niantic Data Repository

CERN - The Globe of Science and Innovation

Cupid’s Span

Stupa at Mes Aynak near Kabul, Afghanistan

Monument to the Revolution of the People of Moslavina

Alfred Escher Memorial

The Mechanics Monument

Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX

Saturday, November 11th

Word of the Day: Ghosting

Thought for Today: Comic Book Guys - Paul Dini, Buzz Dixon

EXIF Data Code: Carrie Campbell’s Project Log #2

Pseudoscience: Tortion Field

1943 Leningrad Audio

The Niantic Investigation 1 - Comiccon

“Blood Drawing” QR Code

Tycho Reward Flyer Clipped to Red String

Monday, November 12th

Word of the Day: Hunch

Thought for Today: A Flow of Information

Chat Log: Barium

Other Clues from G+ Posts

Brandon Badger’s Niantic Badge: The Enlightened

Brandon Finds Documents in Building

Image from Brandon’s Dreams

Tuesday, November 13th

Word of the Day: Clarke’s 3rd Law, Magic

Braille on Jarvis Photo

Thought for Today: Roland Jarvis - Sculptor? Madman?

Antonin Hollis, M.D. Audiodiaries 3 - Fragments 5 & 6

Roland Jarvis - ADA Calibration Video

Tech Audio 1

Algorithm - Top Secret Document

Tech Audio 2

Quanta - Ingress Intelligence Map

Wednesday, November 14

Word of the Day: Non-barking Dog, Known “intruder”

Thought for Today: A Detection Algorithm

Developing ADA: Emails Between Calvin and Bowles

NIA.NPLabsRecon.Kureze3 Audio

This is the Beginning: DDOS Attack

Thursday, November 15

Word of the Day: XM - Exotic Matter

Thought for Today: Niantic - A Gathering of Scientists and Artists... But Why?

Ordered Data: TS.NSA.COMMS.ANVIL

Chat Log: Knockdown

Chat Log: Leaked Technology - Ingress App

Ingress.com: Augmented Reality Game

Ingress Announcement

Ingress App Portal Hack: Dr. Antonin Hollis Audiodiaries, Fragment 7

Aubron Wood’s Niantic Project Video Recap: Days 1-15

Friday, November 16th

Word of the Day: Quantum Mechanics

Thought for Today: What Lies at the Heart of the Niantic Project?

Chat Log: Colluding

Ingress App Portal Hack: Enlightenment LHC Image

Victor Kureze - ADA Calibration Video: Pixels and Channels

Saturday, November 17th

Word of the Day: Sensitives

Thought for Today: Where do ideas come from?

Creativity: Artist 1

The Niantic Investigation 2 - Comiccon

Sunday, November 18th

Word of the Day: Randomness

Thought for Today: Quantum-Nano Engineering

Resonators: Emails Between Lynton-Wolfe and Zeke

Ingress App Portal Hack: Self-replicating resonators and Project Pandora

Creativity: Artist 2

Monday, November 19th

Word of the Day: Shapers

Thought for Today: Niantic is Recruiting - Are we “sensitives”?

The Sensitives Pg. 1

Ingress App Portal Hack: The Sensitives Pg. 1 & 2 Full Text

Creativity: Artist 3

Tuesday, November 20th

Word of the Day: Sensitive Archaeology

Thought for Today: Abductions, Quantum Physics, Niantic

Abductions Article

Hank Johnson - ADA Calibration Video

Creativity: Artist 4

Wednesday, November 21st

Word of the Day: Numinous Places

Thought for Today: What is Exotic Matter?

Presentation Excerpt: Dr. V. Kureze’s XM Study Slideshow

Creativity: Artist 5

Thursday, November 22nd

Word of the Day: Quantum Telepathy

Thought for Today: Shapers Hiding Messages in Music?

The Sensitives Pg. 2

Creativity: Artist 6

Friday, November 23rd

Word of the Day: Analytic Synergies

Thought for Today: Who has the deepest pockets?

The Niantic Investigation 3 - Abductions

Creativity: Artist 7

Saturday, November 24th

Word of the Day: Vox Clamantis

Thought for Today: Expected XM Event

Nomad Emails

Ingress App Portal Hack: Eureka Chat Log

Creativity: Artist 8

Sunday, November 25th

Word of the Day: Brainwave

Thought for Today: Throwing Caution to the Wind

Eureka - Epiphany Coming

Creativity: Artist 9

Monday, November 26th

Word of the Day: Trojan Horse

Thought for Today: Skeptic - Are we being had!??

Martin Schubert - ADA Calibration Video

Creativity: Artist 10

Tuesday, November 27th

Word of the Day: Pandora’s Box

Thought for Today: Epic of Gilgamesh

Project Pandora Document

Creativity: Artist 11

Wednesday, November 28th

Word of the Day: MKOften

Thought for Today: Why did they silence Tycho?

Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Calvin - ADA Calibration Video

Creativity: Artist 12

Thursday, November 29th

Word of the Day: Hubris

Thought for Today: Great Wide World of Quantum Mechanics

Enlightenment (Field Image)

Creativity: Artist 13

Deja Vu Document

Friday, November 30th

Word of the Day: Nemesis

Thought for Today: Epiphany Coming?

The Niantic Investigation 4 - Conspiracy

Chat Log: Monitor Lynton-Wolfe (QR Code)

Antonin Hollis, M.D. Audiodiaries 4 - Final Fragment

Creativity: Artist 14

Running List of Unanswered Questions

List of Redeemable Ingress Game Passcodes

Thursday, November 1st

Ideas Related to Niantic

Niantic Labs @ Google created the new Field Trip app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.scout

http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_21915927/mercury-news-interview-john-hanke-google-niantic-labs-maps-earth-streetview

“Field Trip is an example of "ubiquitous computing," which Google and other tech companies are increasingly exploring. In a recent conversation, Hanke explained why he's interested in that concept and why his new team at Google is called Niantic Labs, after a whaling ship that was abandoned in San Francisco when its crew joined the 1849 gold rush. The ship was converted to a hotel that later burned; remnants have been found in the filled-in bay land of the city's Financial District.”

Q: Why did you pick the name?

A: I was interested in this idea of peeling back the layers of the world. I stumbled across the story of Gold Rush-era ships and how the Niantic was reused as a hotel and a brothel and now it's at the foot of the Transamerica Building, buried in the sediment. So the metaphor was the hidden stories: The knowledge exists; it's just not always available to us when it could be of benefit.

More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niantic_(whaling_vessel)

http://www.fieldtripper.com/c/XNRgjgdkyH8/site-of-ship-niantic

Google FieldTrip, Google Glass, and the future of augmented reality:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/10/the-world-is-not-enough-google-and-the-future-of-augmented-reality/264059/

Another possible meaning of Niantic Project (via Google Search):

http://cjb.sagepub.com/content/3/2/107.short

“Existing prison programs fail to provide opportunities for the offender to participate in meaningful democratic experiences. The Niantic Project sought to create a prison environment which would avoid the pitfalls of conventional correctional settings. The goals of the proposed alternative were to create a setting which would actively stimulate the sociolegal thinking of the inmates involved and would aid inmates in leading successful lives following release from the institution.”

Niantic is a village in East Lyme, CT

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niantic,_Connecticut

Niantic is a village in Macon County, IL (formerly Prairie City founded in 1854)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niantic,_Illinois

Ideas Related to P.A. Chapeau

P.A. Chapeau (a pseudonym) is our informant who posts new information on nianticproject.com each day.

Blogger account (created Nov. 2011): http://www.blogger.com/profile/17593092906666268486

Wikipedia user PAChapeau also links to the same blog: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:PAChapeau

If you found this blog chances are you realized something wasn't adding up. Somewhere down the path of lies you’ve been fed since birth you blinked and were left with the nagging feeling you had been tricked. Your instincts were right. Things aren't adding up. The world isn’t what you believed it to be. Many of us have lost faith in our institutions. Even Science, the unshakable God of impartiality, has long since been corrupted by the dark forces, its numbers twisted and manipulated until no-one knew what their true meanings were. We are flies trapped in a digitized web of lies but who are the arachnids? They are everyone and no one. They are the voices telling you not to worry. They are your mother trying to lull you back to sleep after you encountered the boogeyman. But somewhere deep inside you know that what you saw in that millisecond when you blinked is real. And it's that knowledge that brought you here. Now you can either close your eyes and go back to sleep or put on your tinfoil hat and dig deep into the world of conspiracies. Paranoia is a good thing. It keeps you alive.

Chapeau, PA (Pennsylvania) ?

Un chapeau in French is “A hat”.

P.A. could mean Pennsylvania Avenue (perhaps in East Lyme, CT?)

Photo showing a hand reminds me of Agent 13 image on +Flint Dille’s G+ Profile.

P.A. Chapeau's Word of the Day: Conspiracy Board

Conspiracy Board (aka Investigator Board)

A board, sometimes physical, sometimes digital which is used by an investigator

to 'connect the dots' in a conspiracy which has several different, seemingly

unrelated individuals and activities.

P.A. Chapeau's Thought For Today: Not my real name

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_001_984308.html

Good.

You found my site.

For now, call me P.A. Chapeau.

Don't bother looking for me, I won't be found.

If it isn't obvious to you, that's not my real name.

-PAC

Welcome Videos for Niantic Project

Intro movies from http://www.youtube.com/user/NianticProject:

What is the Niantic Project? Video 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08Vaor0PZYg (Screenshots with identified content below)

T=05s - Mechanics Monument in SF

Info seen:

T=08s - Tycho Reward Flyer, Photograph, Poster

Info seen: Full Tycho Flyer posted by @BillyKayb on Twitter and Tycho in vehicle screenshot at 24s below

T=11s - West Berkeley TV HDW

Info seen: Why did they stop?

T=12s - Circled Map of San Francisco

Info seen: How are these connected?

T=13s - NIA SPECCOM UAV

Info seen: Based on screenshot at 18s, the “plane” could be a NIA SPECCOM UAV(?)

T=14s - UC Berkeley Professor(?)

T=15s - UC Berkeley Lecture Hall

Info: YouTube video Professor Talks About Portals found and filed under Comic-con Hint below

T=18s - Oakland, California

Info seen:

T=21s - Blood Drawings

Info seen:

T=24s - Tycho in Vehicle

Info seen:

Lat-long coordinates at 0:18 in welcome video lead to Marfa, TX (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marfa,_Texas), where there is a QR code in a nearby field.

Desktop QR Decoder cannot read image:

Original.                     Darkened and rotated.

Update: Gregory Strike was able to reconstruct the QR code on his G+ post made Friday, November 9th.

It leads to the same Roland Jarvis video previously posted on November 7th by Brandon Badger below.

See also: Glitchy Phone Prototype Video #2 screenshots from Day #6 and Afram Drone video screenshot from Day #9 below.

The Trail Starts Here: Video 1

Welcome video on Day #1: http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=secrets75k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE-KkNLmH0

T=05s - Double L Excentric Gyratory in SF

Info: Sculpture by George Warren Rickey

T=11s - Lotta’s Fountain in SF

Info seen: Looks like a portal to another dimension opening up?

T=16s - Tycho Flyer Handout at Comic-Con

Info seen: Full Tycho Flyer image tweeted by @BillyKayb. This image was at Comic-Con next to the booth for “Owly”.

T=18s - SF Chronicle, Military Weather Plane, Aurora Sculpture

Info seen:

T=22s - Sequence of Numbers

Info seen:

T=23s - Who is Calling Him?, Grocery/Appliance list

Info seen:

The Trail Starts Here: Video 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP5J035BDkM

T=06s - ADA Intrusion Systems Active

T=15s - Portal at Annular Eclipse Sculpture in SF

Info: Looks similar to Calibration Video and ADA circle diagram from Day #4.

Info: Better view from ingress.com launch video from Day #15.

T=15s - Portal by UC Berkeley’s Hawk for Peace

Info: Sculpture is “The Hawk for Peace” by Alexander Calder located outside UC Berkeley’s Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

T=16s - Portal by Aurora Glowing Water Wheel

Info: Aurora sculpture and fountain by Ruth Asawa near Pier 14 in SF, CA. Also seen in TrailStartsHere Video #1.

Roland Jarvis, XF-103: What is the Niantic Project? Video 2

http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=niantic16a

Another intro video from YouTube account NianticProject pre-pended with new content (different than above Welcome Video #1): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmu_-03HgoM

Video found via Brandon Badgers’ G+ Post on November 7th and Gregory Strike’s G+ Post on November 9th.

I was six years old... California desert. An XF-103 stuck out of a crack in the desert floor... frozen in space and time. I am Roland Jarvis, and I am not dead.

Notes:

XF-103 was confirmed on Day #13 to be the image superimposed on Tycho Poster #2 sticking out where Cupid’s arrow enters the ground.

Interceptor aircraft supposedly never passed the mock-up stage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_XF-103

More facts: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2377

“Frozen in space and time” sounds similar to the story of Buck Rogers (see Comic-con Hint below).

QR Code in video leads to http://nianticproject.com

There is a different and incomplete QR code on Google Maps at 35.096052, -117.940291 (Desert Butte Blvd., California City, CA 93505). +Gregory Strike says it leads to http://www.nianticproject.com/2rH, which shows the very same Roland Jarvis video!

“Desert floor” mentioned in the video is probably Mojave Desert near California City, CA. Much of the workforce of Edwards Air Force Base, which is located just south of the city, is made up of the city’s residents. Edwards AFB is also a military aircraft test center known for many aviation breakthroughs.

See also: Photo and video from Day #13 about ADA Calibration.RolandJarvis.

Anonymous Tips (805 3NIA OPS)

Brandon Badger who is Project Manager for Niantic Labs @ Google posted this on Google+:

https://plus.google.com/114800310452543164210/posts/eFXfmM96uzd

ANONYMOUS TIPS

805 3NIA OPS

Full Tycho Reward Flyer

@BillyKayb on Twitter posted a picture of this flyer: http://twitter.com/billykayb/status/223651679638261760/photo/1

Alias: Tycho

Sex: Male

Height: 5’11”

Profession: Comic Book Artist

Last known location: San Diego Area

Obsessed with Buck Rogers

(Panel Friday, July 13th, 6pm. Room 4)

Reward!

Subject of Investigation

May not be mentally stable. Please photograph from a safe distance.

Post sightings to #nianticproject or call/txt (805)3NIA-OPS.

*First photo of Tycho posted to #nianticproject each hour on 7-13-12 eligible for reward.

Calling phone: 805-364-2677 (located in Santa Barbara, CA) says Tycho was last seen in San Diego (presumably Comic-con).

There are also DTMF (dual-tone multifrequency) sounds. According to +Matt Munday, the tones are 46*251#6*0452. Using * as decimal points and # as a separator yields the lat-long coordinates for CERN: 46.251 6.0452

A clue from Day #11 shows that this flyer was created by Niantic who is apparently searching for Tycho.

See also: Comic-con Hint below, Tycho in vehicle screenshot from Welcome Video #1, and above Tycho flyer screenshot in Welcome Video #1 and in Trail Video #1.

Alternatively, NIA could be National Institute of Aerospace (NASA Langley, VA) or National Intelligence Agency. OPS could stand for a specific person (operative/agent) or refer to a mission number.

TychoSees Tumblr

This Tumblr link http://tychosees.tumblr.com/ is on Tycho’s Twitter account @TychoSees, which was found via tweet from @NianticProject.

My Name is Tycho

http://tychosees.tumblr.com/post/26937935643/my-name-is-tycho

If you read comics, you’ve probably seen my work a hundred times. You just don’t know it. I’m a ghost. They bring me in when some artist is late with his work. I can imitate almost anybody. Nobody knows who I am, and I like it that way.

I’ve never done any work of my own. Until now… Until these visions came. I don’t know what they mean. But I know they are significant. They are like premonitions, or some ‘revelation of secret things.’

I don’t know what they are, but since I’ve been having them, mysterious people have been watching me.

Identified as Niantic Gold Rush-era whaling ship built in Niantic, CT in 1832.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niantic_(whaling_vessel)

Ideas Related to Tycho

Tycho Brahe, 16-17th century Danish astronomer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_Brahe

@NianticProject Twitter account is following NASA Kepler.

Johannes Kepler was a 16-17th century German astronomer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler

Who Are Niantic

http://tychosees.tumblr.com/post/26940749636/who-are-niantic

I don’t know who they are. Some have tried to talk to me. To ask me about the visions. I think they know more than they are telling. I have seen their logo on a card. They call themselves Niantic. I don’t know what this means.

Can You Help: Comic-Con Hint

http://tychosees.tumblr.com/post/26941124766/can-you-help

If any of this means anything to you, please help me. If you can identify or decode anything in these visions, Tweet it with #nianticproject. I’m watching that stream…

I will be at Comic-Con, because I think I can learn the truth there.

Buck Rogers Panel, Friday 6-7pm, Room 4.

I know some of the people on that panel, I know they will have some insight.

Google Search reveals:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/07/12/howard-chaykins-buck-rogers-at-san-diego-comic-con/

New Buck Rogers series by Howard Chaykin featuring Buck and Wilma. Howard Chaykin will be appearing at the Hermes Press Booth #1821 on Friday the 13th from 2pm-4pm, and at the Buck Rogers panel in Room 4 from 6pm-7pm afterwards.

Howard Chaykin is reviving Buck Rogers:

http://comicsbeat.com/howard-chaykin-is-reviving-buck-rogers/

http://comicsbeat.com/more-details-on-the-howard-chaykin-buck-rogers/

Exclusive poster given out at SDCC panel regarding Buck Rogers reboot:

http://majorspoilers.com/2012/07/12/sdcc12-howard-chaykins-buck-rogers-poster/

San Diego Comic Convention, Friday, July 13th, 2012 panelists:

http://mysched.comic-con.org/event/b89dfb9545103fdf00acceebb882c609#.UJNT8sXA-sk

Session called “Hermes Press: Buck Rogers: Past, Present, and Future

Be the first to see Howard Chaykin's new Buck Rogers. Howard Chaykin (American Flagg,Time2, Black Kiss) premieres his new concept design for Hermes Press's new Buck Rogers comic book series. Chaykin, Daniel Herman (publisher, Hermes Press), Flint Dille(Transformers and G.I. Joe), and Erin Gray (Wilma Deering from the Buck Rogers TV show) will discuss the history of the character, the classic TV show, the tie-in comic books, and the all-new version of this iconic feature, along with a Q&A session.

When using the time slider on NianticProject.com, this quote appears:

"The distinction between past present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."

A.E. = Albert Einstein, also possibly referring to Analytical Engine? (see ADA / Ada Lovelace from November 3rd below)

Side-tracked Related Concepts: Buddhist schools, Theravada, Sarvastivadins

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=13241

Watching the NOVA episode "The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time," and it's interesting because it seems to be agreeing with the ancient Sarvastivadin idea of past, present, and future phenomena being simultaneously present or existing from the point of view of modern physics (an idea that's highly contested by some Buddhist schools, esp. Theravada), or as Albert Einstein put it, that "the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." Maybe the Sarvastivadins (along with Parmenides and the Eleatics) had it right after all.”

More background on Buck Rogers, one of the first Science Fiction series: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_Rogers

Interestingly, in one of the Buck Rogers’ storylines, the Asiatic Hans ruled North America from “15 great cities” (“Great Cities” is mentioned in Tycho Poster #3 below).

Mad Artist video - Tycho talking about Tycho Posters at SDCC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iksKHcy0_M

Crazy Tycho at Comic-con: Talks about portals to another dimension

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzpuWpy28pA

Video description:

At the very end of the Buck Rogers: Past, Present, & Future Panel by

Hermes Press, a man, familiar to Flint Dille (left most on the panel)

identified only as Tycho burst into a rant about secret messages being

communicated in past Buck Rogers episodes. He was taken out by a female

security person. The panel was largely about Howard Chaykin's bringing

Buck back to life in 2013. Erin Gray (Wilma Deering from the 80s TV

show) was in the middle of the panel. Crazy fun.

Flint Dille (G+ Profile) was born in Chicago, IL and went to UC Berkeley: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint_Dille

He has helped produce ARGs before: ASEK CORE ARG developed through UCLA’s media lab

Professor talks about Portals? Until they haul him off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAcLaXklAww

Clip shows University of California, Berkeley based on the sculpture in the slides:

XM Sat Study from November 2nd (below) mentions “NP Lab Portal Survey”.

“Threat and Opportunities” internal NIA memo from November 5th (below) mentions “Shaper Portals”.

See also: Niantic Investigation 1 at Comic-Con video on Day #11 below.

Tycho Posters

@NianticProject tweets:

@tychosees: Render unto Caesar...Shift perspectives and you will see.

Use Caesarian Shift (substitution) cipher rot-N decoder:

http://rumkin.com/tools/cipher/caesar.php

Tycho Poster 1 of 5

http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=cern91k

http://tychosees.tumblr.com/image/26939222864

Save as filename: tumblr_m6yyrfk7cO1racc4io1_1280

Notes:

Are those numbers seen in the top half of the map outline? (22._ _ _)?

Map outline is Switzerland.

Poster shows Dome of Science and Innovation at CERN. @NianticProject Twitter account is following CERN, and CERN is located near Geneva in Switzerland. Calling 805-3NIA-OPS leads to DTMF signals that decode to lat-long of CERN: 46.251 6.0452

CERN is a high-energy particle physics research laboratory in Europe. It’s the birthplace of the World Wide Web and houses the LHC, largest particle collider in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CERN

Epiphany Coming

+1 Tibqfst, mjlf boz puifs qbsbtjuf bmxbzt tffl ofx iptut jo psefs up fyqboe uifjs

ljohepn. uifsf't pof mbx zpv dbo iboh zpvs ibu po, fwfszxifsf. fwfsz gpsn pg

mjgf xbout up uisjwf.

N=25

+1 Shapers, like any other parasite always seek new hosts in order to expand

their kingdom. There's one law you can hang your hat on, everywhere. Every form

of life wants to thrive.

(See also: Field Trip App Niantic Data Repository screenshot on Day #10 below.)

Tycho Poster 2 of 5

http://tychosees.tumblr.com/image/26940976833

Save as filename: tumblr_m6z00gy5jG1racc4io1_1280

Notes:

Drawing where the arrow enters the ground confirmed to be Roland Jarvis’ description of an XF-103 seen on Day #13.

Map outline is California.

“Cupid’s Span” Large Bow and Arrow Monument in Rincon Park in San Francisco, California

Approximate lat-long: 37.791727,-122.390062

http://oldenburgvanbruggen.com/largescaleprojects/cupidsspan.htm

Enlightenment is upon us

+2 Vjku ngf vq c fkuvwtdkpi rgtkqf. Ycu K c rncikctkuv? Dwv kh uq htqo yjqo?

Yjgtg fkf oa kfgcu eqog htqo? Yjgtg fkf cpadqfa'u kfgcu eqog htqo?

pkcpvkertqlgev.eqo

N=24

This led to a disturbing period. Was I a plagiarist? But if so from whom? Where

did my ideas come from? Where did anybody's ideas come from? nianticproject.com

(See also: Field Trip App Niantic Data Repository screenshot on Day #10 below.)

Tycho Poster 3 of 5

http://tychosees.tumblr.com/image/26941280902

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6z086jxSq1racc4io1_1280.jpg

Notes: headless statue (monk? buddha?), country outline? = Afghanistan

Ancient Buddha Statue in Monastery/Temple in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mes_Aynak

Approximate lat-long: 34.4, 69.367

Mes Aynak (“Little Copper Well”) is an archeological dig site located southeast of Kabul in Afghanistan.

Close your eyes

Cover your ears

Listen

+3 L dp qrw txdolilhg wr whvwlib derxw Vkdshu Wkhrub, exw L nqrz wkdw vrph

sodfhv duh vshfldo. Juhdw Flwlhv duh qhduob dozdbv irxqghg rq sodfhv wkdw duh

vwurqj zlwk d fhuwdlq wbsh ri AP. qldqwlfsurmhfw.frp

N = 23

I am not qualified to testify about Shaper Theory, but I know that some

places are special. Great Cities are nearly always founded on places that are

strong with a certain type of XM. nianticproject.com

(See also: Field Trip App Niantic Data Repository screenshot on Day #10 below.)

Tycho Poster 4 of 5

http://tychosees.tumblr.com/image/26941331871

Notes:

What is the cat skull / bird’s nest / owl in upper left?

           

“Monument to the Revolution of the People in Moslavina” in Podgarić, Croatia 

World War II memorial for fallen partisans in ex-Yugoslavia and a symbol of Communist pride:

http://briandbuckley.com/2012/03/01/monument-to-the-revolution/

http://trendland.com/spomenik-yugoslavian-abandoned-monuments/

Approx. lat-long: 45.641213,16.777794 OR 45.640028,16.776932

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=45.640838,+16.777778&sll=45.639996,16.776909&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=45.640744,16.776338&spn=0.001675,0.004128&t=h&z=19&vpsrc=6&iwloc=A

We have dialtone (These words were also mentioned in Devra’s “Contact” audio clip on Day #4 below)

+4 Alex mj xlic evi epviehc eqsrk yw, fyx ai hsr'x viepmdi mx, figeywi ai hsr'x xlmro sj xliq ew pmji jsvqw ex epp? Erh xli oic asvh livi mw "xlmro". E xlsyklx zmvyw. rmerxmgtvsnigx.gsq

N=22

What if they are already among us, but we don't realize it, because we don't think of them as life forms at all? And the key word here is "think". A thought virus. nianticproject.com

(See also: Field Trip App Niantic Data Repository screenshot on Day #10 below.)

Tycho Poster 5 of 5

http://tychosees.tumblr.com/image/26942119731

Save as filename: tumblr_m6z0szjMXm1racc4io1_1280

Also see Tycho Poster #5 released on Day #3 on NianticProject.com site (not on Tumblr--similar, but different with QR Codes).

Notes:

Drawing of 3D box on statue? (In real life, that is where Alfred Escher’s name is displayed.)

Map outline same as Poster #1: Switzerland

“Die” could mean death, dice, or “the” in German.

Alfred Escher statue in front of Central Station (main train station) in The Bahnhofplatz (Train Station Plaza) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Approx. lat-long: http://www.panoramio.com/map/#lt=47.377041&ln=8.539917&z=4&k=2

19th century Swiss politician and railway pioneer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Escher

Dates on statue are 1819-1882.

2 will die?

+5 "Jajwd tujwfynts wjfhmjx f wnxp-fxxjxxrjsy xyflj. Fy ymnx utnsy, rd ijyjwrnsfynts nx ymfy Snfsynh nx hfzxnsl rtwj ywtzgqj ymfs ny nx btwym." snfsynhuwtojhy.htr

N=21

"Every operation reaches a risk-assessment stage. At this point, my determination is that Niantic is causing more trouble than it is worth." nianticproject.com

(See also: Field Trip App Niantic Data Repository screenshot on Day #10 below.)

Friday, November 2nd

P.A. Chapeau’s Word of the Day: Blackdev

BLACKDEV

A secret device, often created by an intelligence agency whose existence is denied or disavowed.

P.A.C.’s Thought of the Day: Related Social Media Accounts

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_002_892101.html

Not sure how these are connected, yet. But I am sure that we aren't supposed to know about this.

You got ideas?

#nianticproject on Twitter, or hit me up on Google+ or Facebook.

-PAC

XM Study

XM previously mentioned in Tycho Poster #3 message:

I am not qualified to testify about Shaper Theory, but I know that some

places are special. Great Cities are nearly always founded on places that are

strong with a certain type of XM.”

Notes:

Images below show “XM Sat Survey” data from geostationary and asynchronous satellites. They also mention “NP Labs Portal Survey”. Tycho talked about Portals at Comic-con (see November 1st). XM Sat Survey data is later referred to in the XM Study Presentation Excerpt video & slideshow on Day #21 below.

Satellites can be polar orbiting, covering the entire Earth asynchronously, or geostationary, hovering over the same spot on the equator.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_orbit

Ideas Related to XM

XM Study photos below probably constructed using:

http://www.chromeexperiments.com/globe OR

http://www.chromeexperiments.com/detail/webgl-globe/

Actual XM Study website: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/xmstudy/xmstudy.html

Source code (line 171) contains: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/xmstudy/pop.txt

XM likely means “Exotic Matter” (referred to in an NIA document on Day #7 below).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exotic_matter has properties outside the known laws of physics.

XM is a marketing term related to AM & FM radio (i.e., no modulation).

XM is the trade name for satellite-distributed subscription radio service.

XM Radio Corporate Headquarters is located in NYC, New York.

Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XM_Satellite_Radio

XM is the brand name of a satellite radio provider. Their competitor in the market is Sirius Radio. Both provide a wide variety of audio stations beamed from a satellite. This means they are available anywhere in North America, so you can listen to the same station all across the US.

XM (extended module) is an audio file format:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XM_(file_format)

XM (experimental munitions) is the U.S. military prefix for experimental weapons or items.

XM is the non-standard Roman numeral for 990 (standard is CMXC).

Symbol

Value

I

1

V

5

X

10

L

50

C

100

D

500

M

1,000

XM is IATA code for J-Air (in Ikeda, Osaka, Japan): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J-Air

XM is IATA code for Alitalia Express (regional airline based in Rome, Italy): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alitalia_Express

Other XM meanings:

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/XM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XM_(disambiguation)

XM Study 1

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/xmstudy/1.jpg

XM Study 2

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/xmstudy/2.jpg

XM Study 3

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/xmstudy/3.jpg

Notes:

Bars (strong XM?) located in Switzerland (pointing to Zurich, Geneva, or someplace else?)

Is the date significant?

A Glitchy Phone: Video 1

Video: Buyers Beware! Glitchy phone via online auction!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUA3SuH2kR4

Uploaded by ben jackland on Oct 3, 2012

Hey... this is my first video, I don't normally do this kind of stuff, but I was so seriously ticked off at this stupid phone I just had to vent....

Anyway the phone is acting weird. When I'm out on the street (I've noticed it happens a lot near statues) the phone starts glitching. I've captured the behavior, if you have any ideas on with is going on, your advice would be really appreciated.... Thanks!

Notes:

NianticProject.com URL to video contains “blackdev79b”  http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=blackdev79b

@NianticProject tweet: “Glitchy phone acts crazy around public art?”

eBay sender is from Skokie, IL.

Phone is pointed at Mechanics Monument in San Francisco looking southeast: Lat-long 37.791271,-122.39922

ZTE phone screen captures at 0:48, 0:49, 0:50 seconds:

Left: Bottom says 30fps Fetching Server State. XM level is 200’s/3000.

Middle-left: Map further zoomed in. XM level is 3000/3000.

Middle-right: Says Portal, Level, Energy, Range; Resonator, Level 13, XM bars, Octant: IV, Owner: ?; Buttons for Upgrade, Recharge

Right: Same as previous image with inverted colors for readability.

See also: Brandon Badger’s post from Day #12 and “Top Secret Algorithm Document” photo from Day #13, which resemble the image on this phone.

Ben Jackland and Devra’s G+ Profiles

Photos from “content of device...” album contains:

IDBadge.png, statues.png (from Tycho Poster #5), structure.png (from Tycho Poster #1), niantic.png

Ben Jackland’s G+ Profile: https://plus.google.com/100845558813143264405/posts

Devra Bogdanovich’s G+ Profile: https://plus.google.com/102598577258553073047/posts

“Devra” in real life is American actress and voice actress Karen Strassman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Strassman (see 13th picture here: http://www.listal.com/karen-strassman/pictures; also Official website http://www.karenstrassman.com/)

YouTube Users kavaugoog and ADetectionAlgorithm

YouTube user “kavaugooghttp://www.youtube.com/user/kavaugoog started following Ben Jackland’s and Augusta Byron’s (a.k.a. Ada Lovelace) YouTube channels around the same time (1 month ago). Kavaugoog is also following “ADetectionAlgorithm” (ADA?): http://www.youtube.com/user/ADetectionAlgorithm/ (see Day #3 below for references to ADA).

Update: ADA has been confirmed to stand for “A Detection Algorithm” (see Day #14).

Saturday, November 3rd

Word of the Day: Deep Throat

DEEP THROAT

A secret informant with intimate knowledge of a situation. From the Book "All The President's Men" by Woodward and Bernstein.

Notes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_the_President's_Men

1974 non-fiction book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, 2 journalists reporting on the Watergate Scandal with Nixon.

Deep Throat informant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Throat was Mark Felt, FBI agent and Assoc. Director http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Mark_Felt

When Deep Throat wanted a meeting he would make special marks on page twenty of Woodward's copy of The New York Times; he would circle the page number and draw clock hands to indicate the hour.

Thought for Today: Who is Ada?

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_003_313182.html

I have to be careful, here.

More info today, on someone named ADA.

One question, 'Who is Ada?'

-PAC

Notes: ADA has been revealed on Day #14 below.

New Tycho Poster 5 of 5 and QR Code

http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=zurich31r

This poster is different than the one on Tumblr found on Day #1 above (November 1st).

In the upper-left corner, upper-right corner, bottom-left of statue, and ___ are parts of a tiny faded QR code:

QR code enhanced and pieced together (via aubron or link2twenty):

Original text: “gfbz lnf V gnug qavz av enrO - fgprssr ynvpvsraro qrgebcre rinu erparhysav ercnuF rug sb fgarvcvpre rug sb gfbz , gpns av , lanZ - frvyczv 'fhevi' zerg rug sb rfh ynvhdbyybp rug upvuj garybirynz lyzebsvah ro bg fgprssr fgv jbax gba bq rJ”

Translation: “We do not know its effects to be uniformly malevolent which the colloquial use of the term 'virus' implies - Many , in fact , most of the recipients of the Shaper influencer have reported beneficial effects - Bear in mind that I say most

Chat Log: Tuning ADA

http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=sowo3

How would you connect today's three new posts? I have some ominous suspicions.... ‐‐PAC”

Loeb is using an account from outside your organization. Be careful what you discuss.
Loeb:  I put on my shoes when I heard ‘tune a sentient algorithm.’
Sent at 11:29 PM on Tuesday
This chat is off the record


Bowles: So you’re in.


Loeb: I’m in...’
Bowles: In case I didn’t mention this, this is classified and NDA’d, right.
Loeb: Got it. But check and see if my DNI clearance is still valid.
Bowles: You don’t know?
Loeb: Of course not.

Why would I?

It’s not like they notify you.


Bowles: I’ll get it fixed if it needs fixing.
Loeb: So I wiki'd the National Intelligence Agency

Wikipedia says the NIA don’t exist anymore.

here’s the link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Intelligence_Agency_(United_States)


Bowles: My checks have been clearing.
Loeb: This is feeling pretty spooky.
Bowles: As spooky as a graveyard at midnight

and profoundly cool.

We call it the New Ideas Agency.


Loeb: Out of the box.
Bowles: Box-free.

You haven’t asked about money.


Loeb: Have a feeling I don’t have to.

As I said, I’m in.

When and where?


Bowles: Tomorrow.

Head to SFO.

Swissair LX 039.

leaves around 7p i think

e-ticket,you should be g2g, just bring your passport.

There’ll be a driver at the other end. he'll bring you down here. it'll be a bit of a drive.


Loeb: Limo, back doors don’t work?
Bowles: Back doors work.

No bullet proof glass between you and the driver.


Loeb: Should I bring a change of clothes?

How long is this going to be?


Bowles: Month. 

Maybe more.

Depends on how you and ADA get along.


Loeb: Ada?
Bowles: You’ll love her.

Notes:

Chat occurred on a Tuesday night.

“Bit of a drive” - Possibly a Limo drive from Zurich ‘down’ to Geneva, Switzerland where CERN is?

DNI = Director of National Intelligence

We learn more about ADA on Day #14 below and why Bowles contacted Loeb for assistance in tuning ADA.

NIA Links

NIA = National Intelligence Agency http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Intelligence_Agency_(United_States)

NIA link in transcription above is http://nianticproject.com/?rdc=d9w6q2 and leads to http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=coverup72l

Image URL: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/nialogo.jpg 

Invenire Investigare Ad Temperare” in Latin is “Search to find the controls” or “Find, Investigate, To Control”.

SFO to ZRH on Swiss LX 039

Swissair no longer exists. It became Swiss International Air Lines in April 2002: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swissair

SFO (San Francisco Airport) to ZRH (Zurich Airport / Kloten Airport) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZRH

Airbus Industrie A340-300

Ideas Related to ADA

ADA could be is confirmed to be “A Detection Algorithm” on Day #14 below (it’s also the YouTube user found on Day #2 above).

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (Ada Lovelace) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace - Worked on an early mechanical Analytical Engine and is considered to be the first computer programmer. Ada is also a programming language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_(programming_language) created by the U.S. DoD and named after her.

Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) (National Institute for Nuclear Physics) is the coordinating institution for nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics in Italy.

ADA (Anello Di Accumulazione) was the first Italian particle accelerator and the first-ever electronpositron particle collider. It was operated from 1961 to 1964.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADA_collider

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AdA_(physics)

ADA in IATA code is Adana Airport in Turkey:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adana_%C5%9Eakirpa%C5%9Fa_Airport

Ada computer virus affecting DOS operating systems discovered in 1991 in Argentina

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_(computer_virus)

More Ada http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada

Other Potential Clues from G+

Joe Philley posted this link http://katalax4raza.nianticproject.com/ which has a different subdomain (but leads to the same content). Google Search on [katalax4raza] gives http://katalax4raza.nianticproject.com/?id=sow018a (Antonin Hollis audio from Day #9 below).

Sunday, November 4th

Word of the Day: Ingress

INGRESS

A means or place of entering.

Thought for Today: Tumbling down the Rabbithole 

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_004_969069.html

Have we tumbled down the Rabbithole?

If so, where is it taking us?

And, most importantly, will we be able to get back out again?

-PAC

Notes: “Rabbithole” is capitalized and written as one word. That’s the title of the video and ADA-TuningSession below.

Rabbithole Video

http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=brainwave63v

I think I saw these words printed on a statue.... ‐‐PAC”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3wThho2dUc

Same video found in Augusta Byron’s YouTube channel (private video named “ada.tuning.rabbithole”):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUi0YbKMpmE

Video Transcription:

TS.NIA.NIANTICRECON

DO NOT RETRANSMIT

ADA-TuningSession.Rabbithole

In another moment, down went Alice after it. Never once considering, how in the world she was to get out again. The rabbit hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down. So suddenly, that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself, before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

:EOF

DO NOT RETRANSMIT

/end transcription

Notes:

Are the sounds at the beginning and end of the video morse code?

In computing, EOF means end-of-file (no more transmitted data).

“Tuning” ADA, which is possibly a sentient AI machine, might consist of “feeding” it sets of unlabeled training data images for deep neural network machine learning.

Alice in Wonderland summary: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice's_Adventures_in_Wonderland

Chapter 1 overview with analysis: “Down the Rabbit Hole”.

Full text: https://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/Web/People/rgs/alice-I.html

Ideas Related to Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park, NYC: http://www.centralpark.com/guide/attractions/alice-in-wonderland.html

Could be a metaphor for “temporal illusions” / dream state in parallel with portals, distorted reality, and alternate dimensions.

ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) at CERN, which has long tunnels for the particle accelerator.

Rabbit hole may refer to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_hole

ADA Circle “Eye” Image (Clipped to Red String)

http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=spacetime87s

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/04_ADA.jpg

Notes:

Properties of saved image include the name “Battista Bellaso” (Italian cryptologist) and

the comment text “SftKj lj ooj ptwh” ← (the 6th letter is El, not capital Eye)

3 types of polyalphabetic substitution encryption created by Bellaso: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovan_Battista_Bellaso

(Related: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_alphabet)

Battista Bellaso and Autokey Cipher

Concept: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autokey_cipher

Website that will automatically encrypt/decrypt: http://practicalcryptography.com/ciphers/autokey-cipher/

Guess Key letters/words using the most common occurring ones first:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_frequencies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigram

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trigram

Cipher Text (known):

SftKj lj ooj ptwh

Possible Keys (guesses and variations of):

ALICE

Wonderland

Down the Rabbit Hole

Battista Bellaso

Conspiracy Board

Blackdev

Deep Throat

Ingress

secret

coverup

brainwave

spacetime

Invenire Investigare Ad Temperare

tune a sentient algorithm

NDA DNI NIA SFO LX ADA

TychoSees

NianticProject

NIA OPS

CERN

Vigenère Cipher

Originally described by Bellaso: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigenere_cipher

Ciphertext: SFTKJ LJ OOJ PTWH

Referencing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigenere_cipher#Cryptanalysis and http://rumkin.com/tools/cipher/vigenere.php: using “ADA” as the key and the reverse string (HWTP JOO JL JKTFS) reveals the plaintext URL http://goo.gl/jHtfP

Audio clips: “Inspirare” and “Contact”

Vigenère Cipher text yields goo.gl/jHtfP , which leads to “Inspirare” and a 0:54 second audio clip:

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hung/inspired.html

MP3 File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hung/inspired.mp3

“Inspirare” Transcription:

<sigh> I am about to disclaim my own genius. You see, at some point, I realized that my ideas did not come from inside myself but from... from somewhere else. At first, I rejected this concept. I laughed when I was sued by a madman who was claiming that I was stealing his ideas. The suit of course went nowhere because I have very good lawyers, but... that’s when we were leaving the courtroom and he described to me in precise detail the idea that had been brewing in my mind, but that I had told nobody. Ugh, it’s bugged me. <sigh> It bugs me even more when he hung himself from one of my installations.

/end transcription.

Notes: The speaker in this audio clip is Roland Jarvis (identified on Day #13). Who was the “madman” who accused Roland Jarvis of stealing his ideas? What “installation” is Roland referring to?

Additional text seen on the Inspirare page:

"In modern psychology, inspiration is not frequently studied, but it is generally seen as an entirely internal process. In each view, however, whether empiricist or mystical, inspiration is, by its nature, beyond control."

And another 43-second audio clip in the Inspirare page’s source code called “Contact”, a conversation between Paul and Devra mentioning “We’ve got dialtone” (the words seen on Tycho Poster #4).

MP3 File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/contact/Contact.mp3

(+Devra Bogdanovich was previously seen in a picture on +Ben Jackland’s G+ profile from clues on Day #2. Ben was the recipient of the “blackdev” technology. He provided the “A glitchy phone” video #1 on November 2nd).

“Contact” Transcription:

P: “Hello? … Hello?”

D: “Paul, it’s Devra.”

P: “Devra, where are you? I’ve been worried.”

D: “Don’t make it public that I called, ok?”

P: “What’s wrong?”

D: “Assure me you won’t tell anyone about this conversation.”

P: “Ok, yeah. Sure. You’re assured.”

D: “You remember ‘84? _________.” ← [I think she says Arecibo]

P: “Sure. Yeah, starry night. Um... warm tropical winds.”

D: “Paul. We’ve got dialtone.”

P: “Contact? Devra, you may...”

Automated Interruption: “This topic of conversation exceeds current classification level. Disconnecting.”

/end of transcription.

Notes:

Source code of Contact page includes:

creatorAtom:uncProjectPath="C:\Users\raza\Google Drive\CreativeAssetStore\AudioEdits\Bogdanovich-School-Contact\Contact_v001\Contact_v001\Contact_v001.sesx

“raza” previously seen in subdomain of link found on Day #3 above.

Arecibo Observatory is a large radio telescope in Puerto Rico. Helps collect data for SETI project.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_Observatory

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_message

Monday, November 5th

Word of the Day: Niantic, Project Whydah

NIANTIC

Word of unknown significance. A project controlled by the NIA. Last known project, Project Whydah. Mission unknown.

Ideas Related to Whydah

Possible meangings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whydah

Whydah Gally http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whydah_Gally was the only pirate shipwreck ever found. It was originally a slave ship for the Atlantic slave trade. Captured by pirate “Black Sam” Bellamy and used in Golden Age of Piracy. Capsized in 1717 off present day Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

National Geographic exhibit: http://whydah.com/

Real Pirates exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago: http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/pirates/pirateship.asp

Thought for Today: Too Unique to Be a Coincidence

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_005_973234.html

Every day, I get bits and pieces.

New information from an undisclosed source.

Someone wants this story out there.

The question is "who"? And "why"?

Or is it better not to ask?

-PAC

Threats and Opportunities

http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=exotic15f

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/tno.png

If you need any proof that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, read this... ‐‐PAC”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_road_to_hell_is_paved_with_good_intentions

DOCID: 321 123 ada

“321 123 ada” was probably a clue for the Vignere Cipher yesterday (Day #4) to reverse the string and use ADA as the key.

Not sure what the six 2’s written upside down in this document are for(?)

Ezekiel Calvin

Dr. Ezekiel Calvin is using cover as a member of another organization (not NIA) to assess “Threat and Opportunities” regarding technology from Shaper Portals.

Related ideas:

Ezekiel in bible?

John Calvin, philosopher?

Top Secret COMINT: “They are among us”

=MVVgckTP1UQ

gUkUBBSWFhEV

ComInt = Communications Intelligence

String is too long for YouTube URL.

Slashes could represent that of a URL that needs to be decoded.

=MVVgckTP1UQgUkUBBSWFhEV is reverse Base64 for “They are among us”

That phrase was also mentioned on @NianticProject’s Twitter account on Sept. 27, 2012 where a teaser thumbnail photo of Tycho Poster #1 was shown.

Notes:

Base64 encoding schemes are commonly used when there is a need to encode binary data that need to be stored and transferred over media that are designed to deal with textual data. This is to ensure that the data remain intact without modification during transport. Base64 is commonly used in a number of applications including email via MIME, and storing complex data in XML.

See “Examples” and “Padding” sections for more detail: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base64#Examples

Tip-off: The character ‘=’ is used to pad the last block to contain four Base64 characters when there are only 1 or 2 bytes of input in that block.

Special Warning Footnote

Title 50 of the United States Code outlines the role of War and National Defense: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_50_of_the_United_States_Code

50 U.S.C. 402 Note: NSA Functions and Information

http://projects.propublica.org/foia-exemptions/statutes/52

FOIA b(3), 9 exemptions: http://www.propublica.org/article/foia-exemptions-sunshine-law#foiaexemptionsnumber

Anyone can request information from U.S. officials under the Freedom of Information Act, a law designed to allow people to know what their government is up to. When a government agency withholds information from a requester, it typically must invoke one of nine FOIA exemptions that cover everything from national security to personal privacy. But among that list is an exemption—known as b(3) for its section in the FOI Act—that allows an agency to apply other statutes when denying information requests.

http://www.osc.gov/foia.htm

One other FOIA exemption can be applied to protect personal information in OSC case files and other records. Exemption (b)(6) allows agencies to withhold information in personnel, medical, and similar files when disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(6). It applies, for example, to information about home addresses and telephone numbers; Social Security numbers; data about race, age, education, or other personal information.

Tuesday, November 6th

Word of the Day: Personal Surveillance Device

P.S.D.

Personal Surveillance Device

It used to be 'wearing a wire' or a hidden camera. With the advent of cell phones, nearly everybody has one.

Carrie Campbell’s Project Log #1

Scrolling down to the bottom of the ‘Word of the Day’ page reveals:

Rme syufram ni gs qdw rm amzsmnikw szsk mssese ni hs xdalsfse amni lnims bik rff nags. Mi, A ndamv an al amluakrnaim ndrn qrl xrunokse hw ndsls rmxasmn gamel. Qdafs A xrmmin ukizs an, ik szsm ukslsmn r qikvamc dwuindslal, goxd fsll r nsln, A lolusxn ndrn qkanamc anlsfb gacdn drzs hssm r nkrmleagsmlaimrf cabn...

Xsknramfw an xrmmin hs esmase ndrn nds aesr ib ukslskzamc ndiocdn bik uilnskanw drl hssm dsfubof ni iok Ldrusk bkasmel.

Synkrxn bkig Xrkkas Xrguhsff Marmnax Ukipsxn Fic

Basic letter substitution cipher:

Ciphertext Alphabet: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Plaintext Alphabet:  I F G H D L M B O   R S N T U J W A E   P K Y C X V

Plaintext:  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Ciphertext: R H X E S B C D A P V F G M I U   K L N O Z Q Y W

And explain to me why an inventory ever needed to be chiseled into stone for all time. No, I think it is inspiration that was captured by these ancient minds. While I cannot prove it, or even present a working hypothesis, much less a test, I suspect that writing itself might have been a transdimensional gift...

Certainly it cannot be denied that the idea of preserving thought for posterity has been helpful to our Shaper friends.

Extract from Carrie Campbell Niantic Project Log

Thought for Today: Who is ADA? Devra?

The phone and now this?

We hear the name Devra twice, Devra with a V.

Devra is a unique name, her eyes look full of... resolve.

Where is she? Why did her phone go missing?

-PAC

Notes:

Scrolling down to the bottom reveals:

Nds Srkfw Scwunarml olse r lwlnsg ib uaxnikarf daskicfwudaxl rl r qkannsm frmcorcs. Nkreanaimrf ndamvamc hsfaszsl frmcorcs qrl hrlaxrffw poln rm amzsmnikw lwlnsg ik r ksxaus lwlnsg.

Hon A lss ligsndamc eabbsksmn. Bik amlnrmxs, ims ib nds bakln nrhfsnl ksrel 'Giomnraml ib Facdn' rme A xrmmin kslaln xigurkamc ndrn ni iok gieskm ximxsun ib 'Nds Smfacdnsmse.'

Grwhs an al r xiamxaesmxs, hon dimslnfw, A rg min amxfamse ni hsfaszs am nds syalnsmxs ib nkos xiamxaesmxs. Xiamxaesmxs al favs r lnsq, qs vmiq nds bfrzik, qs poln ei min vmiq nds amckseasmnl.

Basic letter substitution cipher:

Ciphertext: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Plaintext:  I F G H D L M B O   R S N T U J W A E   P K Y C X V

Plaintext:  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Ciphertext: R H X E S B C D A P V F G M I U   K L N O Z Q Y W

The Early Egyptians used a system of pictorial hieroglyphs as a written language. Traditional thinking believes language was basically just an inventory system or a recipe system.

But I see something different. For instance, one of the first tablets reads ‘Mountains of Light’ and I cannot resist comparing that to our modern concept of ‘The Enlightened’.

Maybe it is a coincidence, but honestly, I am not inclined to believe in the existence of true coincidence. Coincidence is like a stew, we know the flavor, we just do not know the ingredients.

Glitchy Phone: Video 2 - Prototype Disassembled

“It’s a prototype? Type N!”

Glitchy guy is back with another video. Why am I not surprised by what he finds inside the phone?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL5enhwJAjk

Uploaded by ben jackland on Jul 29, 2012

I took apart the phone. There was not much to lose, it was really not going to get any worse, right?

Some major surprises inside. Found a chip with an N on it, and some research led me to something called 'Niantic'. Prototype? I think yes!

Contents of device are here:

http://goo.gl/c4Aej

Screenshots from video:

Location is Marfa, TX 79843 near U.S. Route 67

Corresponding Google Map Satellite view:

Unable to reconstruct / decode / read QR code at this location.

Update: Gregory Strike was able to reconstruct the QR code seen on his G+ post from November 9th. It leads to the Roland Jarvis video listed under Welcome Videos on Day #1.

Notes:

Recording of video was made on a Thursday evening (possibly the day after Loeb went from SFO to Zurich).

eBay seller obtained phone from a woman (probably confirmed to be Devra) who dropped it on a train from Zurich to Geneva (CERN is located in Geneva).

Link to contents of device lead to Ben Jackland’s G+ Profile photo album (already found from Day #2).

Community Manager for Google+ Photos, Brian Rose, took a photo and checked into a location on W Madrid St, Marfa, TX 79843 back on May 26, 2011: https://plus.google.com/113686253941057080055/posts/HmEVBKWvyYj

Marfa, TX: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marfa,_Texas

Marfa Army Airfield (AAF): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marfa_Army_Airfield

Marfa Lights http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marfa_Lights

Wednesday, November 7th

Word of the Day: Inverse Surveillance

INVERSE SURVEILLANCE

When those who are usually watched begin watching their watchers. A form of Sousveillance.

Thought for Today: Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_007_289927.html

“Who will watch the watchmen?” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quis_custodiet_ipsos_custodes%3F

What is that old question:

"Who watches the watchers?"

The answer is... me. And now you.

The links to the right empower you to speak.

-PAC

Chat Log: Retrieve the Phone

Two new assets showed up today. As always I can't tell you what my source is. Truth is I don't know, but we're seeing both a setup and a cover‐up.”

Yuen:     Ken

it has come to my attention that an unknown Blogger is using a site called 'The Niantic Project'
and seems to be disseminating information relating to our activities.
Waht is your explanation?
Sent at 09:01 PM on Monday
This chat is off the record

Ken:        We have noted the same thing and are conducting an investigation.


Yuen:      Mr. Owen, Your job is to keep our name and activities out of the media.  
It doesn't seem that you are being very effective in this regard.


Ken:       It appears that the leak was caused by Dr. Bogdanovich's lost cellphone.  
It appears that Dr. Bogdanovich lost her phone on a train in
travelling to Zurich.
It was found and sold by an unknown person, and has been shipped way.  

Yuen:      have you located the phone?

Ken:       We have narrowed its location to San Francisco.

Yuen:      YOu have narrowed its location to an entire city"?

Ken:       We are not getting a constant GPS reading.
I suspect that
GPS interference from buildings is masking the exact location of the phone.
I am personally going to SF to conduct recovery operations.

Yuen:          How did this blogger get the codename and then acquire the Niantic Project URL???  
This is beyond embarrassing.

Ken:       As a classfied project, we do not purchase public URLs.
This is protocol,
Director Ni.
Due to the circumstances
we have since taken the precaution of buying up other related URLs.
At this point I cannot answer your question re: codename leak.
It is under active investigation.

Yuen:          Retrieve the phone.

Ken:        Consider it done.

Yuen:          I will consider it done when it is actually retrieved.

Notes:

Conversation between Ken Owen and Director of NIA Operations Yuen Ni on a Monday.

We already know Ben Jackland is in San Francisco.

Glitchy Phone video #2 from Day #6 said Dr. Bogdanovich’s phone was dropped and taken while traveling from Zurich to Geneva. The chat log above says she lost it “on a train in traveling to Zurich” (minor discrepancy, maybe an error?)

Loeb flew from San Francisco to Zurich.

What are these “other related URLs”?

Shaper Study Proposal

http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=sow011a

Dr. Ezekiel Calvin is an NIA Research Analyst

XM is likely “global Exotic Matter as mentioned in this Proposal document.

Also mentions hypothesized “Shaper Mind Virus”.

Reconstructed Excerpt: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/ShaperStudyProposal.png

The ethical concerns with infecting the research team have been noted, but as you yourself have hypothesized that most of these ‘sensitives’ have already been influenced by the virus (if it exists): it seems we would be doing little damage to them.

Should the mind virus prove to be harmful, the sooner we begin researching it, the sooner we will be able to control its infection vector, utility to the NIA, and remedy.

… Omnivore has assigned this project codename Niantic.

Decreasing brightness and increasing contrast of image reveals in upper-left corner near the logo:

http://goo.gl/

5

TANGO

7

hopper

Indigo

Chat Log: Viral Study

http://goo.gl/5T7hI leads to http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/ViralStudy.html

Yuen:     I’m getting raised eyebrows on this Shaper Study Proposal.  
they want a clear
threat/opportunity assessment.
Sent at 05:17 AM on Sunday
This chat is off the record

Zeke:        Top sheet answer: We have discovered signals at the subatomic level.
They appear to contain ordered information.
They are from
no known source.  
We believe it is some kind of signal (i.e. it's not noise).  
The signals also seem to have a
physiological effect on some test subjects.
We are calling those who the signal affects 'sensitives'.  
We've got to find out more before any of this leaks, even internally.


Yuen:      and at the proper time you can provide convincing evidence of this?


Zeke:      yes, and I can wrap it in PHDs.
Kureze, Schubert, Bogdanovich, Nagassa.
more if necessary.

Yuen:      Threat assessment?

Zeke:      If this truly is directed communication and it is somehow affecting the behaviour
of some who are exposed to it, the implications are staggering.  
We have to consider it a hostile threat by default.

Yuen:      That will get some attention.  Opportunities?

Zeke:      Direct analysis of alternative...
intelligence?
what else creates signal but intelligence?
a treasure trove of knowledge and data..

Yuen:      not enough to justify a one tier investigation.
board will thummb it down.
its hot air until theres proof.
You need to give me something more.

Zeke:      What if its a two tier investigation?
the sensitives.
they’re all affected.

Yuen:      clarify.

Zeke:      We can study them, expose them to increasing levels of XM and watch.
t/o becomes analyzing the communication signal (is it a virus?),
seeking to control its spread vector, determine how it works and how it can be
prevented from working.
If we can isolate the mechanics behind it...

Yuen:      I see.
ok.
You deliver the sheepskins and i'll deliver the funding..


Notes:

Conversation between Director Yuen Ni and Zeke (Ezekiel Calvin) on a Sunday.

“t/o” is probably shorthand for “threats and opportunities”.

What are PHDs (PhDs, as in researchers?) (Kureze, Schubert, Bogdanovich, Nagassa)

Thursday, November 8th

On Twitter: http://twitter.com/NianticProject/status/266446560366325760

Dark van on my street. Windows tinted black. Too paranoid? Maybe, but free. Will post today's finds in the AM.”

(Previously, new content was posted at midnight PST, but today’s clues were delayed. This is the first time clues were posted during mid-day.)

Word of the Day: Urb Drone

URB DRONE

Small drone used to spy on civilians. Considered to be a Blackdev. Captured Urbdrones have been explained away as toys.

Thought for Today: Are you seeing what I’m seeing?

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_008_216163.html

Today's advice - if they call, don't pick up.

If a mysterious chip with Niantic on it falls into your hands, leave it outside the door and see who picks it up.

-PAC

Notes:

Isolated background image shows sequence of letters on the right:

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/item/00/totd/ThoughtBG_.png

Transcoding using A=0 and B=1 yields:

00110110 00111000 00110111 00110100 00110111 00110100 00110111 00110000 00110011 01100001 00110010 01100110 00110010 01100110 00110110 00110111 00110110 01100110 00110110 01100110 00110010 01100101 00110110 00110111 00110110 01100011 00110010 01100110 00110100 01100011 00110101 00110001 00110101 00111000 00110011 00110000 00110101 01100001

Binary to ASCII: 687474703a2f2f676f6f2e676c2f4c5158305a

http://www.binaryhexconverter.com/binary-to-ascii-text-converter

Result above input as Hex and re-converted to ASCII gives http://goo.gl/LQX0Z (audio clip below)

http://www.asciitohex.com/

Audio Clip: Devra’s Scientific Inquiry

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/metdb1/metdb.html

Transcription:

She was strangely beautiful, but I couldn’t place what it was about her that was beautiful. Naah, I’d seen beauty. But... but this was something different. It was harmonic. She said her name was Dr. Devra Bogdanovich. She wanted me to take part in the scientific inquiry she was initiating. It would answer a number of questions she knew I had. I asked her how she knew I had questions. She asked me where my ideas came from. It was like she was living inside my head.

/end transcription

Glitchy Phone - Break in at My Apartment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZBdvCX6Tno

Break-in occurred Friday night at Ben Jackland’s apartment.

NIA agent Ken Owens was confirmed in the Knockdown chat log of Day #15 to be the one who took the Niantic chip & phone.

A slightly extended recording of the woman’s voice in the initial welcome video 911 emergency call is heard (in Swiss):

"Ich glaub es haend es paar Schuess gehoert und dann haend sie en ma und e frau am bode ligge gseh. ich han e paar foti gmacht, und denn sind einfach maenner dete gsi..." (via +Philip Lynx)

Translation: "I think I heard some gunshots, and then I saw a man and a woman laying on the ground. I took some pictures and -- there were just men there..."

At the end of the clip, an urb drone (quadcopter) spys on Ben Jackland.

Antonin Hollis, M.D. Audiodiaries 1 - Fragments 1 & 2

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/hollis.html

“The people are no longer their own selves.”

Antonin Hollis M.D. Audiodiaries - Fragment 1:

Transcription:

This is my 5th patient this week exhibiting signs of some type of external cognitive and emotional dissonance. They are confused, excited, and oddly, even inspired. It seems to be a form of schizophrenia or psychotic break, but this is no beautiful mind. This is chaos. The people are no longer their own selves.

/end transcription.

Antonin Hollis M.D. Audiodiaries - Fragment 2:

Not playable. Source code shows:

<audio controls="controls"><source src="sa ka ra na" type="audio/ogg" /> <source src="na ra ka sa" type="audio/mp3" /> </audio>

Reversing the ends of URLs (tip-off is the Sanskrit Palindrome--see next section):

OGG File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/ggo.2silloHHollis2.ogg

MP3 File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/3pm.2silloHHollis2.mp3

Transcription:

John Doe demonstrates repeated blackouts and memory gaps, agitation, and the occasional loss of motor control. His body is seemingly influenced and instructed outside the self. I have deemed this “Symbiosis Kinesia”, but as to what or whom is sending these instructions, I do not know. After extensive analysis of all these patients, I can now say with a high level of certainty that this is not psychosis or some other cognitive break, but an actual takeover of the mind. But by what, or by whom, I can only guess.

/end transcription.

Sanskrit Palindrome: Sa Ka Ra Na Na Ra Ka Sa

See “Palindromes in ancient Sanskrit” under History section: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palindrome#History

Palindromes of considerable complexity were experimented with in Sanskrit poetry.[1] Complex palindromes appear in the 19th canto of the 8th-century epic poem Śiśupāla-vadha by Magha. It yields the same text if read forward, backward, down, up, or diagonally: (27th stanza)

sa-

ka-

ra-

na-

na-

ra-

ka-

sa-

kā-

ya-

sā-

da-

da-

sā-

ya-

ra-

sā-

ha-

vā-

ha-

sā-

ra-

nā-

da-

vā-

da-

da-

vā-

da-

nā.

(nā

da

da

da

da

ra

ha

ha

ra

ya

da

da

ya

sa

ra

ra

sa)

(Note: a hyphen indicates a continuation of same word.) The last four lines are an inversion of the first four and are not part of the verse. They are included here only so that its properties may be more easily discerned, as the up-and-down reading depends on re-reading the text back up again in each column.

The stanza translates as:

[That army], which relished battle (rasāhavā), contained allies who brought low the bodes and gaits of their various striving enemies (sakāranānārakāsakāyasādadasāyakā), and in it the cries of the best of mounts contended with musical instruments (vāhasāranādavādadavādanā).

The same work (Śiśupāla-vadha) also contains stanzas in which each line is a palindrome, and stanzas that may be read backward to give a new stanza (semordnilaps). Such stanzas are also found in the earlier work Kirātārjunīya.

Friday, November 9th

Word of the Day: Pareidolia, DB2 Audio

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_009_573996.html

PAREIDOLIA

The human brain's ability to see patterns even if they are suggested by the weakest of lines and shading.

Notes:

The apostrophe in the word “brain’s” is a link: http://goo.gl/tGdLc

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/metdb1/metdb_2.html

MP3 File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/metdb1/db2.mp3

Transcription (a continuation from Day #8 above):

She asked me where my ideas came from. It was like she was living inside my head. She smiled. She said, “I know because in a very different discipline, I have had the same questions. Frankly, I believe we are in communication with...” I filled in the blank -- “a higher power,” I said. “I wouldn’t say higher,” she replied. “I would say ‘different’. They seem to need something from us.”

/end transcription.

Bottom of metdb_2 audio page shows:

'As "inspiration" came to mean simply the gathering of a new idea, Cicero reiterated the idea of a rush of unexpected breath, a powerful force that would render the poet helpless and unaware of its origin.'

Quote is from De Natura Deorum (On the Nature of the Gods) written by Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Thought for Today: Trip to Spooky Land

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_009_100581.html

"The shapes are sometimes strange"

"A few of them exhibit properties that are as yet, unexplained."

One thing is for certain, I'm pretty sure we aren't in Kansas anymore...

-PAC

Antonin Hollis, M.D. Audiodiaries 2 - Fragment 3

Not sure what to make of this yet, but it's strange, and more than a little spooky. ‐‐PAC”

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/hollis_2.html

OGG File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/Holl3.ogg

MP3 File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/Holl3.mp3

Transcription:

A patient Doe has shown me numerous sculptures he has made over the last few months, often in the heat of passion during the morning hours of the night. The shapes are sometimes strange, often incoherent, occasionally even vaguely humanoid. He has left a few gifts of his art in my office to “enjoy”. His word. The shapes give me shivers for some reason. A few of them exhibit properties that are as yet unexplained. One of them made my watch stop running the entire time I was near it. John Doe says “The Shapers” are making him do them. But, when I ask who they are and for what purpose, he decompensates and becomes erratic, often shaking uncontrollably and curling up into a fetal position, ranting in some unknown language. I must tread lightly on this dark aspect of his illness.

/end transcription.

Afram Drone Video: QR Code

Afram” is Marfa, TX spelled backwards.

http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=sow014

What were they looking for? Did they find it? ‐‐PAC”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw8dSIt27_w

T=17s shows a QR Code:

QR Code decodes to:

73530283430283430273530293430223131302637302438302834302630313

31303620343820383420373620313132203439203537203438203438203537

Convert second row as Hex to ASCII: 106 48 84 76 112 49 57 48 48 57

Convert above result in Decimal to ASCII: j0TLp19009

Reversed: http://goo.gl/pLT0j

NIA.NPLabsRecon.Kureze1 Audio

http://goo.gl/pLT0j leads to http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/truth/kureze1.html

OGG File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/truth/kureze1.ogg

MP3 File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/truth/kureze1.mp3

Transcription:

Perhaps it was Socrates who said in antiquity, “The Truth cannot be perceived. And even if it could be perceived, it cannot be apprehended. And even if apprehended, it cannot be communicated. Physics is a world of truth and that description still applies.

/end transcription.

Notes: Kureze is one of the NIA “PHDs” mentioned in the Viral Study chat log of November 7th.

Kureze Source Code String

Source code of Kureze1 audio page, Line 4323: (576 characters long)

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Reversed String: http://www.string-functions.com/reverse.aspx

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Reformatted into 24x24 block:

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tamounbfsgekiztvhtusbksb

zknztvhopngkxbefiuyvmtus

bfxbeknztamopngksgefnzya

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zkiutvmopngfxgekiuyahopn

bfxgzfiutvmousgksgekiuya

htunbfxgzfnztvhopngfxgek

izyahtpnbkxgzfnutamtpsbk

sgekiztvhtungfsbzfnuyamt

psgfxbekizyahtpsbkxgzfnu

tamopsbksgeknuyvhtunbksg

zfnztvhtpngfxgefizyvmopn

bkxgzkiutamousbksgefnztv

Reformatted into near-repeat strings 56 characters long each:

There are at most 2 letters in each column. Letters either stay the same or are +5 or -5 rotated.

t m     sge     ht      z       p g     i y     b x     ← (static letters)

tamounbfsgekiztvhtusbksbzknztvhopngkxbefiuyvmtusbfxbeknz

tamopngksgefnzyahtungksgzknuyahtpsgfxgekizyvmtunbkxbzkiu

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tvmousgksgekiuyahtunbfxgzfnztvhopngfxgekizyahtpnbkxgzfnu

tamtpsbksgekiztvhtungfsbzfnuyamtpsgfxbekizyahtpsbkxgzfnu

tamopsbksgeknuyvhtunbksgzfnztvhtpngfxgefizyvmopnbkxgzkiu

tamousbksgefnztv

NIA.NPLabsRecon.Kureze2 Audio

Above string decoded by schlarp: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/truth/kure2e1.html

Transcription:

This is a world of Truth and that description still applies. At first, we thought our particle accelerator was malfunctioning or that there had been some electronic anomaly on our monitors. But in due course, we realized that we were seeing a non-random flow of information coming from the subatomic particles we were studying.

/end transcription.

Notes:

Signals from subatomic particles containing ordered information was mentioned in the Viral Study chat log from Day #7.

Other Clues From G+ Posts

Brandon Badger: Tattoo, Flint Dille / Hollis Comment

Symbolic Tattoo - Enlightenment?:

https://plus.google.com/114800310452543164210/posts/YHmghx1fX6D

strange_mark.jpeg

I passed out last night while investigating the www.nianticproject.com web site at a local cafe. When I woke up I had this strange mark on my neck. Freaky. Going to a doctor now to see if it can be removed.”

Flint Dille G+ profile in the comments: “That appears to be some ancient symbol of the sun or of enlightenment.”

According to the Ingress App released on Day #15, the image represents the faction of The Enlightened team:

Flint Dille Comment About Hollis:

https://plus.google.com/114800310452543164210/posts/GhpRctC37Z3

“Didn't that Hollis guy kill himself.  I remember seeing an obit.  It was weird.”

Was Hollis the madman referred to in the “Inspirare” audio clip from Day #4 who hung himself?

The obituary of Hollis’ alleged suicide is presented on Day #30 below.

Brian Rose: PAChapeau Wiki and APX Labs

Brian Rose made a G+ post about a wikipedia user named PAChapeau who edited the article on “sousveillance” (Word of the Day on Day #7) the day after on November 8, 2012. The added text was, “APX Labs has been known to perform sousveillance research”.

It is undetermined at this time whether this subtle edit is a legitimate clue directly related to the Niantic Project / Google ARG or if someone is intentionally trying to mislead us.

Nonetheless, the information is very interesting! Apparently, APX Labs (Twitter account) “builds the software that brings smart glasses to life”. They create advanced augmented reality software and their OS shell is built on the Android platform. They even make a very brief reference to Google and Google Glass on their blog.

APX Labs is a private company founded in 2011 and headquartered at 2350 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 510, Herndon, VA 20171.

Saturday, November 10th

Word of the Day: Mosaic Theory

MOSAIC THEORY:

The "mosaic theory" describes a basic precept of intelligence gathering: Disparate items of information, though individually of limited or no utility to their possessor, can take on added significance when combined with other items of information. Combining the items illuminates their interrelationships and breeds analytic synergies, so that the resulting mosaic of information is worth more than the sum of its parts.

Notes: Clues from multiple separate days may be required to come up with a solution to some of the puzzles.

Thought for Today: NP Entrance Interview

I have a feeling we just hit the motherlode.

I'm guessing this is a Niantic Project entrance interview...

I'm curious to hear what the exit interview sounds like.

-PAC

Antonin Hollis, M.D. Audiodiaries - Fragment 4

“A” in -PAC above links to: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/h4.html

OGG File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/4h.ogg

MP3 File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/4h.mp3

Transcription:

Now I think I’m the one becoming crazy. I’m certain people are following me... people I don’t know. They are watching me and observing  my patients coming and going from my practice. I was followed to the store yesterday evening. Someone called me in the middle of the night from a company called “CogniDyne Corporation”... something about a government secret gone wrong. They wanted to ask me a few questions.

/end transcription.

ADA Construction Budget and Contracts

Envelope in background of Hollis4 page has a rotated image of letters in code (original on left; enhanced on right):

Transcription:

k bpou kn myj zvou

vnz vxr7koj myj

ojzp7oxjz k njjz, vm

bk22. 4p7o lp9 kz mp

fjm k1qjzk1jnmz p7m

pg 14 bv4, npm

9jxp1j pnj. vz 4p7

knzkxvmjz myvm myjoj

bvz np gk3jz 97zfjm

pn myj vzv

xpnzmo7xmkpn, k zp

npm 9j2kj5j myj

xpnmovxmz k yv5j q7m

kn q2vxj zyp72z qpzj

v qop92j1 gpo 4p7 po

myj nkv.

Ciphertext alphabet: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z   , 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Plaintext alphabet:  V W X   J G F Y U E I J T   R O P Q D M K A W C H D/S ,   M L X Y V   U   B

Note that ‘Z’ must be ‘D’ OR ‘S’ in certain locations for the message to make sense.

Letter substitution reveals:

i work in the dark

and acqUire the

resoUrces i need, at

wiLL. YoUr joB is to

get iMpediMents oUt

of MY waY, not

BecoMe one. as YoU

indicated that there

was no fiXed BUdget

on the ada

constrUction, i do

not BeLieVe the

contracts i haVe pUt

in pLace shoULd pose

a proBLeM for YoU or

the nia.

Notes: A 3rd-party (maybe government employee or representative of CogniDyne Corp.?) is speaking to a member of the NIA about a costly construction contract for building ADA. We learn on Day #14 that this text is part of Henry Bowles’ email to Ezekiel Calvin.

Calibration Video

http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=sow013

An onboarding interview? ‐‐PAC”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJyfvUzWT1Y

Transcription:

TS.NIA.NIANTICRECON

DO NOT RETRANSMIT

ADA-Calibration.init

Hello. Thank you for your time. This calibration sequence will enable me to better understand your speech and thought patterns, and build a knowledge base to supplement and support your current work. Please be aware that this material will only be used to develop a research matrix and an association pattern for you, after which it will be deleted permanently. Your confidentiality and privacy are fully protected. The ideal structure for this calibration sequence will be for you to speak freely about yourself for some time. If necessary I will ask questions to explore certain details more fully.

Calibration sequence online.

Awaiting input . . . . .

:EOF

DO NOT RETRANSMIT

/end transcription.

Notes: Sounds like acquiring data sets for deep neural network machine learning.

T=45s

T=49s

Possibly showing spectral analysis of interpreted voice commands/sounds, or maybe an inverted histogram of a related image file.

Center image could be nodes and edges of a related corpus of data linking to each other.

        ← Looks like the ADA image from Day #4 and the Trail Starts Here video #2 screenshot 

     from Day #1.

Field Trip App - Niantic Data Repository

A “Niantic Data Repository” feed showed up under the Outdoor Art section on the Field Trip app today.

Hacked together desktop access to Field Trip app info: http://niantic.schlarp.com/utils/fieldtrip.php

Ingress ARG App was launched on Day #15. Apparently the Ingress Analysis File numbers below can be redeemed to gain free extra XM and AP in the game :)

CERN - The Globe of Science and Innovation

http://fieldtripper.com/c/YXbTjRww9A4/the-globe-of-science-and-innovation

Cupid’s Span

http://www.fieldtripper.com/c/FLvyWzboGy8/

Stupa at Mes Aynak near Kabul, Afghanistan

http://www.fieldtripper.com/c/EX27_T0Wd8E/stupa-at-mes-aynak

Monument to the Revolution of the People of Moslavina

http://www.fieldtripper.com/c/QO5hsoSdq8U/

Alfred Escher Memorial

http://www.fieldtripper.com/c/PPdnipaUIr0/

The Mechanics Monument

http://www.fieldtripper.com/c/YBT_rh1emIA/

Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX

http://www.fieldtripper.com/c/TU-I5hsYq70/the-chinati-foundation

Saturday, November 11th

Word of the Day: Ghosting

GHOSTING

The act of being a ghost

Writing or other creative work that appears under another name.

A distorted image.

An image that persists after the object has passed.

Notes: “I’m a ghost” mentioned in My Name is Tycho Tumblr entry from Day #1.

Thought for Today: Comic Book Guys - Paul Dini, Buzz Dixon

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_011_034022.html

I finally put together the relevant elements for Comic-con.

Sorry it took so long.

This just gets more and more interesting.

Paul Dini and Buzz Dixon are really legit comic book guys...

-PAC

Notes: Buzz Dixon worked on an adaptation of Buck Rogers.

EXIF Data Code: Carrie Campbell’s Project Log #2

EXIF data (i.e., the metadata or properties of an image file) of today’s background image for “Thought of the Day” contains the following text:

Title: /\/\/\/\/\/\/

Subject: /\/\/\/\/\/\/

Comment:

mV x yz z kgtkkxekkgua Uj usx g c g  uro.ybzus ux IkulK. xn lyu gkgxtsygyyonvk kxvzntsl t oxx  tYttoo  kU.k ozn tutxozZ.vugaiz ezgko uynkxlzRurgos dzikkyky yxnziya s rxzuzgnn oz’a mrtzk .ngnk ydgonxiyxyokcujmzyxnkkIzv.kKr k.ygTz juau prsx zzugv mkkkqzzo  ngaua  ytxzgxiyynztug nc.u gkhok zz ozo  zuz kY.gkbx oo nszur ym oz.lrTzkkvxIixttgYtrxdxc tkg tntvomook vU.k  noi ozn.yxvckbjy kcznkzxnt O. . oog.btSzvxb Gkm.ru  rihgg novumxj st y gkqykzkz onknkq .xzkggkzxkTe

Letter frequency analysis (i.e., how often a letter shows up in this message vs. “regular” English) suggests that the letters are likely transposed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_frequencies shows that ‘E’ and ‘T’ are by far the most common letters in English text. Many ‘K’s and ‘Z’s appear in the message above with similar frequencies. Those letters are shifted 6 letters down (i.e., ‘K’ is 6 letters after ‘E’ and ‘Z’ is 6 letters after ‘T’).

A Caesar Shift -6 (or +20) gives:

gP r st t eaneeryeeaou Od omr a w a  oli.svtom or CeofE. rh fso aearnmsassihpe erpthnmf n irr  nSnnii  eO.e ith nonritT.poauct ytaei osherftLolaim xtceeses srhtcsu m lrtotahh it’u glnte .hahe sxaihrcsrsiewodgtsrheeCtp.eEl e.saNt douo jlmr ttoap geeektti  hauou  snrtarcsshtnoa hw.o aebie tt iti  tot eS.aevr ii hmtol sg it.flNteeprCcrnnaSnlrxrw nea nhnpigiie pO.e  hic ith.srpwevds ewthetrhn I. . iia.vnMtprv Aeg.lo  lcbaa hipogrd mn s aeksetet ihehek .rteaaetreNy

Now we probably have the correct letters; it’s just that they are mixed up somehow.

Title and Subject contain forward and backward slashes (not the letters ‘V’ or ‘W’). The zig-zag pattern could be a clue to use a rail fence cipher, which is a type of transposition cipher.

Setting the rails number  to 6 (after several trials and errors) and reversing that result gives our answer:

Not fully formed. Not hostile. Not aggressive. At least overtly. Empathetic. Manipulative. Cooperative. Their art is... Strange. I do not know whether it is their aesthetic. Or whether it is a mixed vision between Shaper and host... Or whether it is an unlocking of the human’s aesthetic. Or perhaps they are interposing their impulses on humans and humans are creating the artworks to express feelings the Shapers can not. Extract from Carrie Campbell Project Log

Notes:

A previous extract from Carrie Campbell’s Project Log was seen on Day #6. The above text is also consistent with Devra’s 2nd audio clip from Day #9 when she said, “They seem to need something from us.” A ‘virus’ needs a host to survive and function properly.

Pseudoscience: Tortion Field

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/oss/oss.png

Confidential document (p.4) of conversation between Dr. Andresen and OSS Officer.

Notes:

Dr. Andresen was to investigate “energies” (XM?) emitted from ancient site, possibly in Bavaria. He could feel the energy like “when you are tuning in a radio”. Discovered a “natural Torsion field” using loaned technology (from whom?)

Tortion Fields are pseudo-scientific constructs that make faster-than-light communication and paranormal phenomena possible. (This info is consistent with XM = Exotic Matter and maybe Marfa, TX being a location known for ‘paranormal activity’.)

Torsion Fields (pseudoscience) was a theory conceived in the Soviet Union by physicists in the 1980s. The theory claims faster-than-light travel, extra-sensory perception, levitation, and other paranormal phenomena.

Herr Kammler removed Dr. Andresen from the investigation.

"The Bell was said to be extremely dangerous, causing illness, mutation and death in animal and possibly human subjects. One of Cook's scientist contacts in The Hunt for Zero Point even went so far as to claim that The Bell was a torsion field generator and that the SS scientists were attempting to build some sort of time machine with it."

Bavaria is a southeastern state in Germany (list of historical buildings).

Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was a U.S. intelligence agency formed during WWII in 1942. It was the predecessor to the CIA.

Other details: “Rythmic” is spelled incorrectly (missing an ‘H’, although it’s capitalized, so maybe it’s a proper noun). OSS “OFFICER” is spelled backwards where he asks, “Tortion Field?” (Tortion with a ‘T’, not ‘S’). ‘H’ in ‘how’ is blurred out. Andresen says a tortion field is “not true science” (the ‘T’ in ‘not’ is backwards). ‘M’ in ‘make’ is not clear. The ‘L’ in the phrase faster-than-light is typed sideways (vertical orientation). This sequence of letters yields “officer html”.

1943 Leningrad Audio

Audio URLs have typically been of the format “http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/

Leads to 27-second clip in Russian(?)

Update from Niantic Wiki: “The sound is fully in Russian. Thanks to the help of our Russian speaking team (Dmitry. (Ukraine) Konotop/ Andrey (Ukraine) Konotop / Vladimir (Ukraine) Donetsk /dotsquid (Ukraine) Kiev) we have the following transcription:”

Notes: Leningrad used to be Petrograd and is now Saint Petersburg located in NW Russia, lat-long 59.95, 30.3

The Niantic Investigation 1 - Comiccon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z6apA5NZtM

Opens with scene from “Crazy Tycho at Comic-Con” setting previously seen in Comic-Con Hint from Day #1.

Continues with same footage from “The Trail Starts Here” video #1, but this time it’s narrated by someone different (possibly P.A. Chapeau?)

EP 1: The Sphere of Weirdness - The Comic-Con Incident, Part 1

Only comic book elite know who Tycho is. Seen as a mystery; seen as a legend. Is a ghost writer/artist. “Whenever an industry is lagging, they bring him in behind the scenes.” He does “flawless” work and has heavily influenced the comic book industry.

Comments made by Buzz Dixon (publisher), Michael Becker (underground comics), Steven Elliot-Altman (graphic novelist), Paul Dini (comics and animation writer), and Russell Binder (licensing representative).

Hermes Press booth is seen in the background.

The Tycho Rewards Flyer from Day #1 is shown again. A soundbite from the old recording when calling (805) 3NIA-OPS is heard toward the end of the video.

“Next Episode: Who is the N.I.A.?”

Notes:

Log #2 of Carrie Campbell from earlier today could mean that Tycho is “sensitive” to the Shaper Influence, which gives him artistic insight or “powers” that make his artwork truly amazing. This is consistent with a clue from Day #3 that said most recipients of the Shaper Influencer receive beneficial effects (not malevolent ones in the traditional sense of a ‘virus’).

“Blood Drawing” QR Code

At 1:45 in the investigation video above is a QR Code:

Leads to  http://nianticproject.com/?rdc=a7w8t4, which redirects to http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=chapeau57o.

Image: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/zurich.jpg

Contains the “blood drawing” seen in other intro videos from Day #1.

Tycho Reward Flyer Clipped to Red String

On the conspiracy board, the red string connects Tycho Poster #5 with Niantic Investigation 1 - Comiccon.

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/01_TychoRewardPoster.jpg

Depicts a torn up Tycho Flyer similar to the one found on Day #1 except this has the Niantic logo circled in the upper-right corner (i.e., Niantic put out the reward to locate Tycho).

Brandon Badger’s G+ Post from today mentions that Tycho has been abducted (maybe by NIA?)

Monday, November 12th

Word of the Day: Hunch

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_012_875556.html

HUNCH

An intuitive feeling. A suspicion. Something that is strongly felt but can not be rationally defended.

Thought for Today: A Flow of Information

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_012_388984.html

This must have come from a very deep cover source.

It's the NIA agent in charge of the Niantic Project, talking to his NIA boss, Yuen Ni.

We'll find out soon enough if this itself is barium....

-PAC

Chat Log: Barium

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/11_barium.html

This must have come from a very deep cover source. We'll find out soon enough if this itself is barium....”

Password is “sousveillance” (inverse surveillance hint from Day #7).

Yuen:  So here’s where we are.  
We don’t know who the mole is.
How they are disseminating information to the outside world.
whether they are influenced by the shapers
or whether they are ultimately acting in our interests?
Sent at 3:01 PM on Wednesday
This chat is off the record


Zeke:  We should *not* assume that it is one of the researchers.  
I think we should look inside the NIA itself.


Yuen:  That investigation is underway.  
In the meantime, we must regain the initiative.  
Influence the flow of information, even if we can’t control it

Zeke:  You have something in mind?

Yuen:  Spring our own leaks.  
Not disinformation.
Barium.  (Antonin)
Let’s put things into the system and see where they spread to.  
Who’s interested?  Who’s influenced?

Zeke:  Do you want me to run this?

Yuen:  no.
How well do you know
bowles?

Zeke:  Not well, but he's was cleared as thoroughly as all the others.
I hav eno personal information.

Yuen:  Neither do I.  
I think I’ll give the task to him.  (
3vh1v)
It will be interesting to see what he does with it?

Zeke:  You suspect he is the leak?

Yuen:  Until we know who it is, I suspect everybody


Notes:

Conversation occurs on a Wednesday.

Now we know Zeke is the NIA agent in charge of the Niantic Project.

Bowles was in the “Tuning ADA” chat log from Day #3. He is now in charge of flushing out the mole.

“Antonin” and “3vh1v” are hidden in the original document.

Interestingly, goo.gl/3vh1v leads to http://bpuwntiglded.com/ (website doesn’t exist, but the shortlink was created May 2011). The nearest Google Search suggestion is “bungled”.

Other Clues from G+ Posts

Brandon Badger’s Niantic Badge: The Enlightened

https://plus.google.com/114800310452543164210/posts/WpBXDka53Cc

Brandon’s comments: It could be a fake, but it got me into the building. There was some crazy stuff on the computer monitors in there. … I'm still not sure what to make of it. I'd say that it was a reflection of something global in nature.

Another comment: Throughout time, where there's been the Enlightened, there's been a Resistance.

The upper-right corner literally has “a reflection of something global”, possibly from the computer monitor screens Brandon mentioned above. (A better image can be seen in the Algorithm Document from Day #13 below.)

Bottom-right corner of enhanced image reads “Enlightened 8 - Resi” (presumably says ‘Resistance’) related to +The Enlightened (@BillyKayb’s G+ Profile--the guy who 1st tweeted the full Tycho Rewards Flyer--was following that account).

The Unofficial Niantic Project Puzzle Collection Google+ page made a connection between this reflection resembling the screenshot from Ben Jackland’s ZTE phone from “A Glitchy Phone” video #1. It looks like 8 resonators harvesting/tuning XM energy from an open portal.

Interestingly, the symbolic profile picture of The Enlightened is an octopus with 8 tentacles:

Filename: imgres.jpeg (maybe Image of the Resistance?)

Profile tagline: “Shape your destiny, take the next step in human evolution”

Could The Enlightened “8” possibly refer to eight key location points from the Field Trip app Data Repository?

“The Enlightened” is also mentioned on Day #6 comparing it to the Early Egyptian concept of “Mountains of Light”.

Brandon Finds Documents in Building

https://plus.google.com/114800310452543164210/posts/hsSCPszgNE4

Apparently Brandon is in contact with “the guy posting at www.nianticproject.com”. These pics appear to be 3D models/schematics.

Brandon’s comments: I previously wasn't allowed into all of the rooms in the office. I needed to make some adjustments to my badge to get into the area with the trash that contained these printed docs.

Apparently some of our research has had side effects on our minds. I think that Tycho experienced some of this too...

This implies that “research” has also been performed on Tycho who is experiencing the same side effects.

Update: The drawings are “XMP Bursters” from the new Ingress ARG App released on Day #15.

Image from Brandon’s Dreams

https://plus.google.com/114800310452543164210/posts/joiqgp7xq1K

File: blue-green_energy.png

Flint Dille’s comment: Looks like an NIA Shield to me, or a Niantic Logo.  Are these random light rays or something that was 'shaped?'

Tuesday, November 13th

Word of the Day: Clarke’s 3rd Law, Magic

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_013_133124.html

CLARKE'S 3RD LAW

Theory of Everything or Final Theory

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Notes:

British sci-fi writer Arthur C. Clarke: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke%27s_Third_Law 

Clarke’s 3rd Law is referenced again in the Deja Vu document on Day #29 below.

Calendar “Word” of the Day shows an image of Jarvis, XF-103, and possibly truncated numbers “05”:

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/_Jarvis.png

Braille on Jarvis Photo

Reads: G  M   V   N   M   V   G  S    T   R   O  M   V                             (English Braille)

Sequence reversed: VMORTSGVMNVMG

Letter substitution: ENLIGHTENMENT (it’s the word on Tycho Poster #2 where this Jarvis image is also superimposed)

Thought for Today: Roland Jarvis - Sculptor? Madman?

http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=jarvis41t 

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_013_397314.html

Somebody dropped these two in together.

One is the creepy Dr. Hollis talking about a patient...

The other a sculptor named Jarvis talking about his creativity.

-PAC

Antonin Hollis, M.D. Audiodiaries 3 - Fragments 5 & 6

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/h6h6.html

Fragment 5 does not work. Source code shows:

<audio controls="controls"><source src="antonin" type="audio/ogg"> <source src="3vh1v" type="audio/mp3"> </audio>

Update: The Niantic Wiki states that ‘v’ in this case is the Roman numeral 5. So three 5’s, an ‘h’, and one 5 gives 555h5:

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/555h5.html

OGG File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/555h5.ogg

MP3 File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/555h5.mp3

Ingress App portal hack from Ingress Game found on Day #15 below provides the same audio clip: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/objx/lrg/555h5.mp3 

Transcription:

Last night my dog went missing. I’m growing alarmed that the strange phone calls, the garage noises, the lights outside my windows... sometimes not just on the ground but in the air! My own sanity seems to be under attack. I can feel a pressure building in my head. I need to make sure this diary is hidden in a safe place just in case something... something... goes terribly wrong.

/end transcription.

Fragment 6

OGG File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/h6h6.ogg

MP3 File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/h6h6.mp3

Transcription:

I saw them again today. Strangers following me to a so-called “secret meeting” with a patient. The people who shadow me--they look almost zombified... or is that just my eyes playing tricks on me? I met with John Doe again. He looks worse than ever. Emaciated! Hair unkempt, eyes bloodshot. Very strange... these sores all over his arms and his neck. He is shaking uncontrollably now. The kinesia is spreading throughout his entire body. He showed me his latest creation. A sculpture towering 26-feet high made of welded metals containing the exact mixture of alloys and field-effect angles just as the Shapers demand. Huh. The John Doe I knew is no more. This is another man. He has something else behind the eyes. He says his new art creation will allow more of “them” to come.

/end transcription.

Roland Jarvis - ADA Calibration Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGBvshKfM8s

Transcription:

TS.NIA.NIANTICRECON

DO NOT RETRANSMIT

Calibration.RolandJarvis

ADA: “Roland, I know what you do. I’d like to know why?”

Roland: “My calling... was to bring objects from other worlds into ours. Without reason... Without... Without explanation. Just simply drop them into our world so that one person in one thousand might actually stop and ask themselves, ‘Where did this come from and what is it doing here?’ These ideas did not come from me, but from somewhere else. Of course, I didn’t realize this myself... I realized it when I was sued by a madman who claimed I was stealing his ideas. He described to me in detail, an idea that had been brewing in my mind, but that I had told... nobody.

:EOF

DO NOT RETRANSMIT

/end transcription.

Notes:

Roland Jarvis was the speaker in the “Inspirare” audio clip from Day #4.

Apparently, he brings “objects” from other dimensions to Earth.

Tech Audio 1

Received earlier today from an anonymous source. ‐‐PAC”

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/tech/tech.html

OGG File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/tech/tech.ogg

MP3 File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/tech/tech.mp3

A single beep is heard, followed by 2 sets of 8 clicks accompanied by different notes; followed by 2 more beeps; then 12 sets of 8 clicks accompanied by different notes; then the clip ends with 2 beeps.

Transcoding a ‘click’ = 0 and a ‘click + note’ played simultaneously = 1:

<beep> 00000000 11111111 <beep> <beep> 01100111 01101111 01101111 00101110 01100111 01101100 00101111 01001000 01110001 01010011 01100110 01110100 <beep>

Using a binary-to-ASCII converter yields the text: goo.gl/HqSft, which redirects to http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/algorithm.html 

Algorithm - Top Secret Document

Modified photo provided by +Heiko Weltin:

Notes:

Funding request is for mobile scanner technology.

Now we know Kureze’s 1st name is Victor.

T/O is probably shorthand for “Threats and Opportunities” (first seen in the Viral Study chat log from Day #7).

Ingress locations are related to the monuments/sculptures from Tycho Posters and the Field Trip app Niantic Data Repository discovered on Day #10.

The “algorithm” page has a blue progress bar that loads below the document (what’s its purpose?)

In the source code, the opacity of the document is set to a strange number (why not just 100%?) Not sure if it has any significance.

<div id="tech" style="opacity: 0.9896114053108829;">

The faded photo in the above document is also partially seen in Brandon Badger’s Niantic badge reflection from yesterday (Day #12). This is consistent with Ben Jackland’s ZTE phone from Day #2 showing portals/resonators/XM signal bars.

Update: Image on right discovered by +Vadym Polenchuk.

See also: Ingress ARG Google Play Store App launched on Day #15!

Tech Audio 2

My inbox dinged just moments ago and this was in it. Second time I've received a message from this anonymous source today. It's odd, and maybe a little worrying. ‐‐PAC”

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/tech/tech2.html

OGG File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/tech/tech2.ogg
MP3 File:
http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/tech/tech2.mp3 

The audio clip plays a bunch of syncopated machine noises (whirring, clicking, dinging, static, etc... yeah, just listen to the clip :)

Update: According to the Niantic Wiki, apparently the sounds are Morse code. Once translated, that sequence is then converted from Hex to ASCII. That result is then input as Decimal and re-converted to ASCII giving http://goo.gl/Xit42.

Quanta - Ingress Intelligence Map

The link http://goo.gl/Xit42 redirects to http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/quanta.html 

Modified image on the left provided by +Péter Linszter. Corresponding map on right provided by Niantic Wiki.

Notes:

Depicted is an “Ingress Intelligence Map”.

This is the first time New York is being explicitly referenced. If in fact 8 resonators or Ingress locations are required (for example, to harvest XM energy or open a portal), the 8th undiscovered place could be in NYC.

On Day #1, we also found that @NianticProject on Twitter is following The New York Times.

The NYT and XM Radio companies are headquartered in NYC.

Wednesday, November 14

Word of the Day: Non-barking Dog, Known “intruder”

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_014_006917.html 

NON-BARKING DOG

A reference to the Sherlock Holmes story 'The Silver Blaze' in which Holmes makes a deduction based on the fact that a dog didn't bark, and thus knew the intruder.

Thought for Today: A Detection Algorithm

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_014_929090.html

So now we know who (or should I say what?) ADA is...

I had my suspicions, but I'm not sure this was what I expected.

What could 'relatability programming' possibly mean?

-PAC

Notes: YouTube user ADetectionAlgorithm was discovered on Day #2.

Developing ADA: Emails Between Calvin and Bowles

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/Developing_ADA.html 

Email transaction:

Delivered-To: hyperbowles@gmail.com                        
Received from: 78.206.224.181 with SMTP id dp20359ew206;                        
Received from: 206.59.224.181 with SMTP id qwz102119p81;                        
Received from:
nlan6.nianticlabs.com (nlan6.nianticlabs.com [81.59.55.16])                        
       by mx15.gmail.com with ESMTPS id szre.n81112s.202.5.31.16.12.15                        
       (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=OTHER);                        
Received-SPF: neutral (gmail.com: 206.59.224.181 client-ip=206.59.224.181;)                        
Authentication-Results: mx15.gmail.com; spf=neutral ; dkim=pass (test mode)
header.i= lmthrotc1v/hturt == v.k.3                        
Message-ID:<epwz20310259q100.12278@nianticlabs.com>                        
Received from: 234.81.55.16 with SMTP id dpderz81100;
                        
From: 'Dr. Ezekiel Calvin' <zc@nianticlabs.com>                        
Reply-to: <zc@nianticlabs.com>                        
Subject: Re:
Detection Algorithm                        
To: Henry Bowles <hyperbowles@gmail.com>                        
MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
boundary='706848767-414096913-8333497=:74037'--706848767-414096913-8333497=:74037
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
                        

Henry,

Obviously, this makes me extremely nervous, but... I will play that role.

Calvin


"Henry Bowles" <hyperbowles@gmail.com> wrote:

Dr. Calvin,

As I explained to you when we first spoke, if I am to finish the project on
time and to proper quality, I need a clear path to progress unimpeded by
bureaucracy.  

That means, I work in the dark and acquire the resources I need, at will.  
Your job is to get impediments out of my way, not become one. As you  
indicated that there was no fixed budget on the ADA construction, I do not
believe the contracts I have put in place should pose a problem for you or
the NIA.

I will of course
route all contracts through Mr. Owen for clearance checks.

Engineering time is fragile, and _any_ interruptions will impede my ability
to meet your already aggressive delivery timeframe.

Bowles


"Dr. Ezekiel Calvin" <zc@nianticlabs.com> wrote:

Henry,

Yes, you've got our needs right, but please run it by me before contracting
researchers.  I look forward to your design doc.

Calvin


"Henry Bowles" <hyperbowles@gmail.com> wrote:

Dr. Calvin,

As I understand the task at hand, I am to create an
intelligent algorithm
that is designed to both
facilitate and monitor the researchers on the
Niantic team
 semiautonomously.

The contemplated program, much of which already exists in
Omnivore         
components
, should be easy to stand up.  I anticipate the significant issue
to be
tuning the neural net to relate to the diverse collection of
researchers and subject matters we have rostered for the team.  It will
need enhanced 'empathy' as well as psychological pattern recognition --
especially if we are to detect the subtle mental changes within the
researchers that are anticipated.  

To achieve both the fluidity and relatability necessary, I have contracted a
colleague of mine,
H. Richard Loeb to help me out.  He's done an
outstanding job with '
relatability programming' both in the public and
the private sector.

By the way,
I have come up with a name for this program, A Detection
Algorithm. Shorthand will be ADA
.  

I anticipate a female persona for the program.

Henry Bowles

Notes:

NIA.NPLabsRecon.Kureze3 Audio

The header in the above emails between Bowles and Calvin contains “lmthrotc1v/hturt == v.k.3. Reversing the text gives “truth/v1ctorhtml”. Using that as a URL does not work. However, since “v.k.” is Victor Kureze’s initials, substituting ‘kureze’ for ‘victor’ and the number 3 for ‘e’ leads to this audio clip:

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/truth/kur3ze.html

OGG File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/truth/kur3ze.ogg

MP3 File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/truth/kur3ze.mp3

Transcription:

We ran several tests and concluded that there was no other explanation other than we had connected with at least one other dimension. We realized that we had crossed a threshold at which global security could be at risk. So, we contacted Calvin, and he brought the NIA.

/end transcription.

This is the Beginning: DDOS Attack

Site went down today. Caused some hardship at my end for a few hours, but I'm back, and I've got a message for those who tried to shut me down. ‐‐PAC”

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/ToTheTruthSeekers.jpg

(I guess this officially makes us Truth Seekers!)

Thursday, November 15

Word of the Day: XM - Exotic Matter

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_015_335780.html 

XM

Exotic Matter

A transdimensional substance discovered as a byproduct of the Higgs Boson research at CERN. In theory, XM is both matter and energy, and simultaneously exists in multiple dimensions. Exact knowledge of the nature of XM is currently classified.

Thought for Today: Niantic - A Gathering of Scientists and Artists... But Why?

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_015_901131.html 

Exotic Matter

Shapers

Ingression

Creativity

and Madness

What does it all add up to?

-PAC

Notes:

What does it all add up to literally, as in mathematical addition or concatenation?

Could be related to the Field Trip app Niantic Data Repository Ingress Analysis File number’s from Day #10.

By word/idea association:

Phrase:

Associated Keyword:

Ingress Analysis File #:

XM Sample Point:

Exotic Matter

higgs

9vh3higgsz7r7x

251

Shapers

portal

8wg2portalp9t2w

732

Ingression

(coverup, epiphany, pandora?)

Creativity

creative

9yf9creative5v7u

820

Madness

jarvis (or epiphany?)

3ra8jarvisq3s9

141

Ordered Data: TS.NSA.COMMS.ANVIL

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/NSA_Fortmead.png 

“You are in over your head.” ‐‐PAC

Password is “exotic”. The hint “_ _ _ _ _ _ matter” (Word of the Day).

Conversation between Jim Lowell at NSA and Ezekiel “Zeke” Calvin from NIA.

Fort Meade is a U.S. Army installation that is the headquarters for the U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency (NSA).

Solution from IRC of Niantic Wiki:

‘F’ in Fort Mead has 4 dots surrounding it.

‘t’ on line 6 has 1 dot beneath it.

‘8’ has 2 dots to the left of it.

‘t’ on line 11 has 3 dots surrounding it.

‘D’ on line 18 has 5 dots surrounding it.

Re-ordered 1-5 gives t8tFD. http://goo.gl/t8tFD leads to http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/knockdown.html 

Same chat log obtained via Ingress App portal hack: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/objx/lrg/knockdown.html 

Notes:

Fort Meade is spelled wrong (missing ‘e’). “Anvil” may or may not be a clue too.

Lines including highlights are 8, 9, 20, 21, 22, 35.

For some reason, “Dumps” is capitalized in line 18.

Why is “communica/tion” split on two lines (21/22)?

Chat Log: Knockdown

Ken:  We have retrieved the remnants of the Niantic Phone.
It was destroyed.
Torn down to components.
I would submit that it was probalby not the best idea to put a Niantic Logo on the internal chip.
I take full responsibility for this.
We believe
the chip was the source of the project codename being compromised.        
It appears that the contents of the phone were released.
Sent at 11:46 PM on Wednesday
This chat is off the record


Yuen:  Knock the site down and visit the person who has put it up.
I Want this situation contained IMMEDIATELY.


Ken:  We have already attempted to do this.
It appears the
owner of the site is well resourced.
Locating this person has been difficult.

Yuen:  an agency?

Ken:  No maam.
Profiling and our prelim analysis both suggest its an individual.

Yuen:  Then find the individual.

Ken:  Working on it.

Notes:

Chat between Ken Owens and Yuen Ni on a Wednesday.

Ken is confirmed to be the one who broke into Ben Jackland’s apartment on Day #8 and took the glitchy phone.

The owner of the nianticproject.com site (P.A. Chapeau?) is well resourced and difficult to locate.

Chat Log: Leaked Technology - Ingress App

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/app.html

Yuen:  Perhaps, Dr. Calvin... You could explain how our XM harvesting tech arrived on a public site
and is now being downloaded
by thousands??? More each minute.
This is a DISASTROUS compromise of your operation.
Sent at 07:41 AM on Thursday
This chat is off the record


Zeke:  We ALL knew we were taking a risk when we created the App
and distributed it to the researchers and operatives.  


Yuen:  Yyou have suspects?

Zeke:  lots.  I have ruled nobody out.
It could be any researcher...
it could be the Glitchy Guy.


Yuen:  The glitchy Guy?

Zeke:  There is a video on youtube of a guy who purchased the phone Devra lost on the train.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUA3SuH2kR4 
We tracked it and retrieved it, but not before there was some...
friction.

Yuen:  I am aware of that situation.

Zeke:  Yes. My best guess right now is that he is the source
of the app being outed,
I'm pretty sure it's him.

Yuen:  But you are not sure. So it could be anyone, even you?

Zeke:  I am certain it is not me.
I haven't ruled you out.

Yuen:  Your sarcasm is not appreciated.

Zeke:  It isn't sarcasm.

Yuen:  Shut down the servers supporting the app
Coordinate with Ken
and get the app off the store.
Take every site that mentions it down.
FIX THIS.

Zeke:  We could request that it be taken out of the store
and shut down the servers.
but that could generate controversy and attention.
and this operation would largely come to a standstill.

Yuen:  so what do you recommend we do?

Zeke:  For now.
Nothing.

Yuen:  that doenst seem like a course of action.

Zeke:  It is difficult to set a course in uncharted waters.

Yuen:  are you mocking me???

Zeke:  no. I'm exercising caution.  We must make our next move very, very carefully.

Notes:

Conversation between NIA Director Yuen Ni and NIA field agent Ezekiel Calvin on a Thursday.

YouTube link above leads to the “A Glitchy Phone” video #1 from Day #2. Now there is an HD 1080p version of the video to scrutinize for extra details/leads.

Ingress.com: Augmented Reality Game

Ingress Announcement

Check out this IGN article to get a sense of what this ARG entails!

Download from the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.ingress

Ingress transforms the real world into the landscape for a global game of mystery, intrigue, and competition.

“The Enlightened” seek to embrace the power that this energy may bestow upon us.

“The Resistance” struggle to defend, and protect what’s left of our humanity.

Acquire objects to aid in your quest, deploy tech to capture territory, and ally with other players to advance the cause of the Enlightened or the Resistance.

Cooperation across neighborhoods, cities, and countries will be needed to achieve the ultimate victory.

Request an invite (currently in closed-Beta stage): http://www.ingress.com/ 

“The world around you is not what it seems.”

“Ingress. The game. It’s happening all around you. They aren’t coming. They’re already here.”

Promo video on website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92rYjlxqypM

Brandon Badger’s Google+ announcement.

Official Google support/help page for Ingress Basic Training.

3rd-party site organizing Enlightened vs. Resistance factions: http://theingress.com/ 

Another site for the Enlightened faction: www.enlightened.co 

See also: List of Redeemable Ingress Game Codes for free XM, AP, and items.

Ingress App Portal Hack: Dr. Antonin Hollis Audiodiaries, Fragment 7

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/objx/lrg/7h7.mp3 

Transcription:

Midnight. Phew. Hot as hell. I’ve tried to call my colleagues, my family... but my home phone appears dead. Or it’s somehow affected by the art that John Doe has lovingly left for me. The phone buzzes every time I go near one of his God-forsaken art objects. I can’t even go into my study for fear of the things. They’re talking to me now. Somehow the voices are talking through his art. Only my cell phone is working, and barely. I’m beyond alarmed--beyond terrified--so I finally called the police. I must report this to someone... tell anyone my story, if nothing else to prove that I’m not losing my mind... if I haven’t already. [Knocks heard.] Someone is knocking at my door, knocking very loudly. God, I hope it’s the authorities.

/end transcription.

Aubron Wood’s Niantic Project Video Recap: Days 1-15

A nice 9-minute summary of events by +Aubron Wood covering Days #1-15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=ysBqgLTHerE 

Friday, November 16th

Word of the Day: Quantum Mechanics

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_016_077029.html 

QUANTUM MECHANICS

The discovery that particles are discrete packets of energy with wave-like properties led to the branch of physics dealing with atomic and sub-atomic systems which is today called quantum mechanics.

Thought for Today: What Lies at the Heart of the Niantic Project?

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_016_889903.html

I'm guessing Kureze is a pretty highly ranked scientist on the Niantic project. Pretty heady stuff.

As far as the leaked Ingress tech goes. I haven't picked a side yet... I'm a paranoid guy....

But do me a favor while you are out there: If you find an interesting portal, experience any strange effects or have an epiphany about The Enlightenment, The Resistance, or why Jarvis is talking through the app...

Share this info on social so we can start to get a better understanding of what's happening.

I'll be watching.

-PAC

Notes:

Bottom of page says “kureze33d”. This is a code to gain free XM and AP in the Ingress app.

In the title, “lies” could have a double meaning, as in lay down or opposite of the truth.

Chat Log: Colluding

To the left of the image for Thought of the Day #16 are a series of marks.

It appears to be morse code for OJIUJX. Rot-25 Caesar Shift Cipher gives “NIHTIW”, which reversed gives WITHIN.

Looking at the Exif data within the image shows Title: fEfZK. http://goo.gl/fEfZK leads to http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/colluding.html

Yuen:  disturbing reports.
Sent at 11:46 PM on Wednesday
This chat is off the record


Zeke:  sorry, overwhelmed at the lab.
v. large amount of data coming in from the scanner tech leak.
At the moment, this is net positive for us.


Yuen:  heard technology compromised.
'
enlightenment patch'

Zeke:  Enlightenment patch?

Yuen:  where is Roland Jarvis?

Zeke:  here.
nplabs.
lockdown
after hearing of tech leak.

Yuen:  I think you are mistaken.
I think he is colluding with the shapers(
86l).

Zeke:  We should watch him?

Yuen:  Your tendency to watch and wait has spiralled this project
downwards into chaos.
the time for that is over.
question him.
get me answers.

Notes:

Yuen thinks Jarvis is colluding with the shapers. Apparently, Jarvis is at Niantic Project labs because of a lockdown after the tech leak. Yuen ordered Zeke to question him directly.

“86l” was hidden in the original chat log text. “shapers86l” is another passcode for the Ingress App.

Ingress App Portal Hack: Enlightenment LHC Image

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/objx/lrg/enlightenment.png 

Based on the pipes seen along the wall on the left-hand side and the octagonal structure in the background, image likely shows the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

The word “enlightenment” has also appeared in Tycho Poster #2 from Day #1, from the braille in the Jarvis image on Day #13, and in the Colluding chat log above from earlier today (Day #16).

Victor Kureze - ADA Calibration Video: Pixels and Channels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFAMAThEGd0 

Transcription:

TS.NIA.NIANTICRECON

DO NOT RETRANSMIT

Calibration.VictorKureze

ADA: “Dr. Kureze, could you describe that for me in more detail?”

Kureze: “One way to think of it is to imagine a single pixel on your television monitor. On one channel, it is part of

a baseball whizzing towards the screen. On another channel, it is the nose of a talking head being interviewed, on yet another channel it is within the gun of a soon to be killer. And imagine, as is true, that all of these ch..ch..channels [video glitch] are running simultaneously but you, you are only watching one. Our dimension is the dimension we are tuned into, but that pixel is on all of the other channels at the same time. We just can’t see it.

:EOF

DO NOT RETRANSMIT

/end transcription.

Notes:

Dr. Kureze is explaining via TV channel/pixel metaphor the alternate timelines or alternate realities that exist in different dimensions.

There is a glitch in the video at 0:28 where Kureze’s voice stutters on the word “channels”.

Select color channel distortions occur in the order of green, red, and blue:

Saturday, November 17th

Word of the Day: Sensitives

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_017_200202.html

SENSITIVES

People who are 'sensitive' to the effects of Exotic Matter, whatever those may be...

Notes:

Source code shows “UJZZ” and “UBK6” (UJZZUBK6 was an Ingress App invite/access code)

Thought for Today: Where do ideas come from?

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_017_XKB6DX7X.html

I finished cutting together my Niantic Investigation of Comic-con, but that's not really the most interesting news today.

On Google+, at +Brandon Badger's page, people are pouring their creativity out in rivers, trading acts of art for access to the leaked Ingress technology.

Not long ago, an artist named Tycho was also being compelled to share his visions and creativity with the world, in fact that's what started this whole investigation....

It makes me wonder, who is the next Tycho, and where will he or she emerge from?

-PAC

Notes:

Source code shows <a href="http://tychosees.tumblr.com" alt="D4RV4PU9" title="D4RV4PU9" target="_blank">Tycho</a>

(XKB6DX7X and D4RV4PU9 were Ingress App invite/access codes)

TOTD background filename from Inspect element > Resources tab contains W3RMW3VR, whereas all the other ones contain numbers.  http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/BANNER/_0000_17_blurb_W3RMW3VR.jpg (W3RMW3VR was an Ingress App invite/access code)

Also, Chrome > Inspect element > Resources tab is missing image 07_blurb. For some reason it is named after Day #9:

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/BANNER/_0000_09_blurb739409.jpg

TOTD background for Day #9 has filename containing 19_blurb: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/BANNER/_0000_19_blurb193046.jpg 

Creativity: Artist 1

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/artists/artists1.html 

Creativity

An unbridled flow of creativity is emerging at Brandon Badger's Google+ page.

I'll be documenting this as part of my Niantic Project Investigation, with a new image from that stream each day.

When Tycho showed up at Comic-Con, nobody knew he would turn out to be so important to what's happening all around us.

It's possible the next Tycho is over at Brandon Badger's Google+ page right now,...

And we don't even know it.

Notes:

PAC will be featuring ‘art’ from Google+ each day.

Today’s artist is +Fang Hui Teh.

The Niantic Investigation 2 - Comiccon

P.A. Chapeau’s Investigation 1 Comiccon video was presented on Day #11 above.

EP 2: The Sphere of Weirdness, The Comic-Con Incident part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWe4jZc1nBI 

“Who is the NIA?”

TS564423-S

N7-ESC

“Next Episode: Portals and Abduction.”

QR Code at 1:04 in EP2 video above:

Leads to  http://nianticproject.com/?rdc=a9v9z3 which redirects to http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=tycho65g 

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/PW3ET3AE.png (PW3ET3AE was an Ingress App invite/access code)

Heading is “Trans”.

Bottom right corner of enhanced photo shows “portal22q” written vertically in reverse:

Notes:

tycho65g and portal22q are Ingress App passcodes.

Bottom of pic contains the Niantic whaling ship seen on Day #1.

“Trans” could be alluding to the Transamerica building in SF where the Niantic whaling ship remains nearby today.

Sunday, November 18th

Word of the Day: Randomness

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_018_954329.html

RANDOMNESS

A non-order or non-coherence in a sequence of symbols or steps, such that there is no intelligible pattern or combination, eg. enlrau7iaon15vcld8

Notes:

Solution from Ninjai in Niantic Wiki IRC:

“enlrau7iaon15vcld8” rearranges to “roland81u” and “calvin 57e”, which are Ingress App passcodes.

Thought for Today: Quantum-Nano Engineering

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_018_893624.html 

Today I received an email that seems to me was written some months ago, although the dates have been redacted.

One of more interesting lines: "The XM is also engineering itself."

I continue to be intrigued by the outpouring of creativity that these last few days have brought forth.

Is creativity and genius intrinsic to us as humans, or does the XM enable it? If it's the XM, are there side effects?

These are difficult question, and they have divided people into factions.

-PAC

Notes:

Source code of above TOTD link contains letters/numbers at the following lines:

1996: z

2778: 8

2959: h

3860: v

5601: z

http://goo.gl/zvh8z leads to http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/nxplrd.jpg

This is an image hinting at the Morse code seen on Day #16 that leads to the Colluding chat log.

Resonators: Emails Between Lynton-Wolfe and Zeke

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/resonators.html 

Delivered-To: wolfe@nianticlabs.com                        
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Received from: nlan11.nianticlabs.com (nlan11.nianticlabs.com [114.139.55.16])                        
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       (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=OTHER);                        
Received-SPF: neutral (nianticlabs.com: 101.139.55.16 client-ip=101.139.55.16;)                        
Authentication-Results: nlan11.nianticlabs.com; spf=neutral ; dkim=pass (test mode) header.i=@nianticlabs.com                        
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From: 'Dr. Ezekiel Calvin' <zc@nianticlabs.com>                        
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Subject: Re: Low XM levels                        
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I see. Keep me posted.

Zeke


"Dr. Lynton-Wolfe" <wolfe@nianticlabs.com> wrote:

I feel a bit uncomfortable writing this even on a secure server, but it
seems that the properties we had ascribed to Exotic Matter -- the
brain
enhancement or 'inspirational' qualities
 are indeed present.  

The XM is... helping me. It is... enabling.. me to rapidly learn how to
engineer and interface with it.

And there is another aspect to this. The XM is also... engineering itself.

lw


"Dr. Ezekiel Calvin" <zc@nianticlabs.com> wrote:

Good news.  What's speeding up your research?

zc


"Dr. Lynton-Wolfe" <wolfe@nianticlabs.com> wrote:

Well, I would have told you that it was a matter of months, but my
research seems to be accelerating at an amazing pace...  I'm thinking
that it can be done in a matter of weeks.  Possibly even sooner.

lw


"Dr. Ezekiel Calvin" <zc@nianticlabs.com> wrote:

So when can I expect to see this 'resonator?'

zc


"Dr. Lynton-Wolfe" <wolfe@nianticlabs.com> wrote:


Zeke,  funny you should ask. Just today, I succeeded in creating a self
assembled
XM resonance potential cacheing system which should serve
as a
container for exotic matter.  That combined with the result of
my XM attraction and stimulation experiment should result in
XM levels available to meet Devra's needs.

In plain English, since I know you were about to ask, I believe that I
will be able to both harvest and contain XM in a device I am calling a
'
resonator.'  

The wonderful and tricky thing about Exotic Matter is that it functions
as energy in multiple manifestations at the same time, i.e. as
both matter
and energy at the sme time
, and it can be 'engineered'. That is, I can
make a transdimensional object out of Exotic Matter, and that object will
then contain Exotic Matter in energy form.  It is like building a
structure out of ice in order to contain steam.

Pardon my poetic license, but you must understand, to those like me,
physics IS poetry.

lw


"Dr. Ezekiel Calvin" <zc@nianticlabs.com> wrote:

Dr. Lynton-Wolfe,  

I was talking to Devra.  She's frustrated by the fact that we have XM in
such small quantities (frankly, just what is generated by the NPLAB
portal itself). According to her, we are unable to conduct meaningful
experiments with XM levels in this state.  I tell you this by way of
asking how we are coming with your
plan to harvest and contain XM.

Zeke

Notes:

Dr. Lynton-Wolfe is creating “resonators” to harvest and contain XM, which simultaneously exists as both energy and matter. XM is also “engineering itself” and helping Dr. LW “interface” with it, thus speeding up her research by giving her ‘extra’ insight.

The same set of emails was found via Ingress App portal hack: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/objx/lrg/resonators.html 

Ingress App Portal Hack: Self-replicating resonators and Project Pandora

Top Secret Document transcription obtained via Ingress App portal hack (conversation between Dr. Oliver Lynton-Wolfe & Dr. Devra Bogdanovich): http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/objx/lrg/replicated.png 

Related document obtained via Ingress App portal hack (conversation between Dr. Bogdanovich & Dr. Ezekiel Calvin): http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/objx/lrg/pandora.jpg 

Creativity: Artist 2

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/artists/artists2.html 

Today’s featured art from Brandon Badger’s Google+ Stream is from +Ewa Kolasinska.

Notes:

Source code of artists2.html contains “invite:KVXJPG24” (an Ingress App invite/access code)

Monday, November 19th

Word of the Day: Shapers

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_019_543007.html 

SHAPERS

Name ascribed to the patterns found to be emerging in Exotic Matter which some believe to be indications of an intelligence of unknown origin.

Thought for Today: Niantic is Recruiting - Are we “sensitives”?

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_019_259785.html 

What do we know so far? Niantic is recruiting specific types of individuals.

What is a sensitive? Am I a sensitive? Are you?

Can we become sensitives, or are we born that way?

-PAC

The Sensitives Pg. 1

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/Sensitives1.png 

“Someone on Google+ was claiming there is another version of this document... ‐‐PAC”

Adjusting image contrast shows markings along the upper-right side (along with a carbon-copy ghost overlay of text from Pg. 2):

Isolated code shows:

Solution from user “hmmwhatsthisdo|R” on Niantic Wiki IRC:

Change all equal signs to 2 dashes (= to --) to get:

.--....-.--..--..---..-..--....-.--.--.-..--...-..--..--.---.-..

Then assign 0 to each period and 1 to each dash:

0110000101100110011100100110000101101101001100010011001101110100

Convert binary to ASCII to get: afram13t (Ingress App passcode)

Ingress App Portal Hack: The Sensitives Pg. 1 & 2 Full Text

Full Pg. 1 document without redacted text:

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/objx/lrg/Sensitives1.png

Full Page 2:

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/objx/lrg/Sensitives2.png 

Niantic logo contains the ADA image. There is also carbon-copy ghost overlay of text from Page 1.

Creativity: Artist 3

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/artists/artists3.html 

Today’s featured art is by +Patrick Lyddy.

Tuesday, November 20th

Word of the Day: Sensitive Archaeology

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_020_792675.html 

SENSITIVE ARCHAEOLOGY

Locating ancient sites by studying x6w3wexotic2uh2 matter cluster dispersal. Very weird stuff.

Notes: x6w3wexotic2uh2 is a passcode for the Ingress App (gray portions of text not visible on the original site).

Thought for Today: Abductions, Quantum Physics, Niantic

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_020_803515.html 

So at this point, some of you have been out in the field with the leaked Ingress tech. Did you feel anything strange while you were out there? Anything to support the strange reports we've been assembling here?

Someone sent this news article my way. Confirms something we already knew: The NIA and Niantic are not above making people like you and I disappear at the drop of a hat.

What makes this especially scary, is the ease with which the whole situation got covered right up.

-PAC

Abductions Article

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/abducted.png

In the right margin is the word “youtube”. In the left margin is “sAcLaXklAww”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAcLaXklAww Leads to video of UC Berkeley professor being abducted from T-Physics 410 class “last Tuesday” (same video previously discovered on Day #1).

Also in the middle are letters/numbers: 17 21 1 14 20 21 13 d h 8

Numbers correspond to letters of the alphabet (and vice versa): quantum48h (Ingress App passcode)

Notes:

Professor is “Prof. R.

Dean of Faculty, Jeff Young, might be in on the cover-up.

How is a freshman, Jason S. (Class of 2016), taking upper-level Physics 410?

“students... were approached by some suit-types and they got some video of that too.”

UC Berkeley sports teams are the California Golden Bears. The Daily Bear is probably a (fake?) university newspaper.

Hank Johnson - ADA Calibration Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsF2AFrh7pk 

Transcription:

TS.NIA.NIANTICRECON

DO NOT RETRANSMIT

Calibration.HankJohnson

Hank: “The odd thing about mythology, is that it always leaves a trace.”

ADA: “Hank, where did these ideas come from?”

Hank: “I have a theory, which I kept mostly to myself because I discovered early on that it was wisest to keep this one in the dark. Basically... Basically, I feel my way to places. My theory has always been that certain places have an energy that not only attracts people, but attracts events. The best way I can describe it is that they have a special feeling to them. The feeling is very strong in some places, and not as strong in others, but nevertheless it’s nearly always present. I now know that those places strongly correlate to the presence of XM, Exotic Matter, and realized that my real gift was a very strong sense of when I was being affected by it.”

:EOF

DO NOT RETRANSMIT

/end of transcription.

Notes:

Hank Johnson can sense places with a “special feeling” to them, which correlate with the presence of XM.

Dr. Henry Johnson was mentioned in The Sensitives Pg. 1 document on Day #19.

User “uiui” in IRC suggests Henry “Hank” Johnson is a reference to the head of Niantic Labs at Google, John Hanke (G+; Twitter).

Creativity: Artist 4

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/artists/artists4.html 

Today’s featured G+ artist is +Robin Roy.

Wednesday, November 21st

Word of the Day: Numinous Places

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_021_137387.html 

NUMINOUS PLACES

Places on the Earth previously associated with divine or creative inspiration. Mystical Places. Most famous numinous places have been mapped to Exotic Matter anomalies.

Notes: The usual calendar WOTD actually leads to Thought for Today instead(?)

Thought for Today: What is Exotic Matter?

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_021_912238.html 

It seems there are many theories about the exact nature of XM (Exotic Matter), where it comes from and what it has to do with us.

Today's interesting leak seems to be quite old, I'm not certain how old exactly. We get to see some of how the team at the Niantic Project began to put the pieces of their own investigation together.

It looks like +Brandon Badger has expanded beyond just art. He is now soliciting field reports from agents currently using the leaked Ingress technology.

-PAC

Presentation Excerpt: Dr. V. Kureze’s XM Study Slideshow

XM Study

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNPcV1QSyVc 

Transcription:

TS.NIA.NIANTICRECON

DO NOT RETRANSMIT

XMStudy.Presentation.Excerpt

Here now are the results of that study... umm, and umm... As you can see, uhh, not only are we seeing X-Matter activity nearly everywhere on the planet, umm... but the larger, uhh, much more significant aspect of this, umm, I think is if you will notice is the Sahara Desert, Antarctica, central Australia, the oceans... Umm, what we are seeing is that even at this uh relatively low resolution, umm... XM activity seems to correlate to human population presence.

:EOF

DO NOT RETRANSMIT

/end transcription.

Link to actual slideshow used in video:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kgu-P4uiE9qyanE41cAPgHNDDCBvtBa85_DqbrLimYU/present#slide=id.p

By Dr. V. Kureze and team. Niantic Project Labs.

Slide 1

Slide 2

Slide 3

Slide 4

Slide 5

Solution via Niantic Wiki:

Join the 5 ID strings together to get: 5rw2es 74kvur reetzt eatm26 sc3yu6

Sort this into 2 separate strings by selecting every other character:

5 w e 7 k u r e z e t 2 s 3 u  → 5we7kurezet2s3u

 r 2 s 4 v r e t t a m 6 c y 6 → 6yc6matterv4s2r (reversed)

Both strings are Ingress App passcodes.

Video Screenshots:

T=07s - Slide 5: Low Resolution Whole-Earth Satellite Study

URL seen is:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kgu-P4uiE9qyanE41cAPgHNDDCBvtBa85_DqbrLimYU/present#slide=id.g6f58a07_0_5

T=08s - Small view of title slide seen bottom left:

The slide viewing pane can be seen during ‘edit mode’ in the 1st thumbnail screen on the left. It’s unlikely to be speaker notes because none can be accessed via the actual presentation link above.

Notes:

Topic points in Slide #2 are numbered 1-3. All other slides use bullet points.

Slide #4 says “Further study recommended”, which is similar terminology used in the Field Trip Data Repository cards.

All Slide id’s are 6 characters in length.

In Slide #5, what does “V.” stand for? “Very”? If so, why is it abbreviated?

Video also shows XM Sat Survey Data from Day #2 above.

On the Conspiracy Board, the CD is labeled as “OMNI”. Maybe “Omnivore”?

Creativity: Artist 5

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/artists/artists5.html 

Today’s featured art is by +Robin Roy.

Thursday, November 22nd

Word of the Day: Quantum Telepathy

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_022_775872.html 

QUANTUM TELEPATHY

Where do ideas come from? Inspiration. Some are beginning to argue that Exotic Matter might explain ephemeral mental states such as artistic inspiraton, ESP, sudden scientific breakthroughs.

Notes:

The ‘E’ in “Exotic Matter” links to an image of The Enlightened: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/enl.png 

Just like yesterday (Day #21), the usual calendar WOTD leads to the Thought for Today instead.

Thought for Today: Shapers Hiding Messages in Music?

A Musical sensitive... Maybe it is a universal language.

The celebration of art in the wake of the Ingress tech leak has expanded from +Brandon Badger's page to theFacebook Ingress page, where they are continuing to exchange creativity for access...

Some of the field reports coming in at +Brandon Badger's page are quite compelling, and worth a read.

-PAC

Notes:

The elipses (...) after “Musical sensitive” contains a link to an image of The Resistance: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/res.png 

The Sensitives Pg. 2

Redacted: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/Sensitives2.png 

Original (full text): http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/objx/lrg/Sensitives2.png 

Adjusting image contrast shows red numbers listed along the left side:

8312 9860 6570 8249 4376 1574 6374 9572 2130 4685 8594 1286 6297 0835 2651 7083 2372 6495

Solution from Niantic Wiki IRC:

Convert even numbers to 0 and odd numbers to 1:

8312 9860 6570 8249 4376 1574 6374 9572 2130 4685 8594 1286 6297 0835 2651 7083 2372 6495

0110 1000 0110 0001 0110 1110 0110 1110 0110 0001 0110 1000 0011 0011 0011 1001 0110 0011

Convert binary to ASCII: hannah39c (Ingress App passcode)

Notes:

The Sensitives Pg. 1 was provided on Day #19 above.

“Misty Hannah” was one of the “sensitive” investigator candidates mentioned in that document:

Misty Hannah is well known to me. Her discussion of an invisible statue representing a mixture of a ‘cross and a totem pole’ in Marfa, TX is particularly significant. This object, known to anthropologists, was not known to her at the time. Her exceptional scores on the telepathy and precognition screenings make her an ideal candidate. She is also well known to me from our work together on Project Whydah.

Yuri Alaric Nagassa was mentioned by Zeke as one of the PHDs in the Viral Study chat log from Day #7.

Creativity: Artist 6

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/artists/artists6.html 

Today’s featured art is by +Dayrk Flaugh.

Friday, November 23rd

Word of the Day: Analytic Synergies

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_023_808790.html 

ANALYTIC SYNERGIES

The more pieces of the puzzle you put together the easier it is to place the next one.

Thought for Today: Who has the deepest pockets?

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_023_912934.html 

This one's got it all. Abductions, Quantum Physics and Niantic.

I made this video to cover what's been happening in the Sphere of Weirdness and help those new to the investigation catch up.

-PAC

The Niantic Investigation 3 - Abductions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECkfEyTWopA 

Video opens with clip of Glitchy Phone break-in at Ben Jackland’s apartment from Day #8.

EP2: The Sphere of Weirdness - From bad days to worse

QR Code at 2:47

Decodes to http://nianticproject.com/?rdc=d8q9q4, which redirects to http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=epiphany13y

epiphany13y is an Ingress App passcode.

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/spo.jpg 

Spomenik structure in this drawing is the statue seen in Tycho Poster #4 from Day #1.

Exif Data of image contains subject: DGCCXZIHNIHPHH

This sequence of letters shows up again in the TOTD for Day #26 below (solution is another Ingress App passcode).

Notes:

T=24s - Photo of Aurora Sculpture on Desk

Info: Desk has photo of Aurora sculpture also seen on the investigation board in the welcome videos from Day #1. Sculpture was made by Ruth Asawa and is located at 188 The Embarcadero, SF, CA 94105 off Pier 14 across the street from Cupid’s Span.

T=2:53s - Amanda Abducted

Info:

A user-generated version (not original Niantic Project evidence) of the Spomenik picture with ADA image overlay by TheDentistofDetroit from Niantic Wiki IRC:

Creativity: Artist 7

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/artists/artists7.html 

Today’s featured art is by +Thierry-Dimitri Roy.

Saturday, November 24th

Word of the Day: Vox Clamantis

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_024_755194.html 

VOX CLAMANTIS

The voice of one crying out.

Thought for Today: Expected XM Event

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_024_359176.html 

Received this email from my anonymous source today, reads like something fairly recent.

One of the more interesting lines is about 3 emails into the chain... something about a control case for an expected XM event.

-PAC

Nomad Emails

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/Nomad.html 
Delivered-To: zeke.calvin@nia.ts.gec                        
Received from: 147.90.11.27 with SMTP id jv204226sl192;                        
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Nomad                 
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Have him shadowed at all costs. If he discovers our presence,
tell him that it was because we consider him a valuable  
resource and wanted to be able to rescue him if things went awry.

It is imperative that researchers NOT go off grid.

Ni


"Dr. Ezekiel Calvin" <zeke.calvin@nia.ts.gec> wrote:

Director Ni,

I have informed Dr. B that Mr. Johnson is allowed to leave.  
Security has agreed to follow him, but they say that once he is
far from cellular reach, he travels in v. hard terrain and
following him will be difficult.  

We will deploy some high-alt drones, but it could be a bit like
finding a needle in a haystack.  I am leery about doing
anything that would leave him under the impression that he is
being shadowed.

Calvin


"Yuen Ni" <yuen.ni@nia.ts.gec> wrote:

Dr. Calvin,

I have mixed feelings about this, but as we did agree earlier,
and don't want to create any friction on the team, we should
honor our agreement to let him leave.  

He should be monitored while he is absent from the facility.

Ni


"Dr. Ezekiel Calvin" <zeke.calvin@nia.ts.gec> wrote:

Director Ni,

I understand that you want to discourage Niantic investigators
from leaving the facility during this period, but I was
reminded by Dr. B that we made prior arrangements with Hank
Johnson to let him leave for a short period to film a segment
from his television series, "Nomad."

I think we should let him go for two reasons:  First, it would
be awkward to deny his departure, and secondly, he has shown no
symptoms whatsoever from the Shaper virus.

My suspicion is that he is a '
neutral sensitive,' in that he
has shown neither affinity nor aversion to them, unlike many of
the others.

Also, it might be informative to have the control case of an
investigator who is absent during the
expected XM spike when
Dr. Lynton-Wolfe deploys his experimental exotic matter tech
at the Niantic Portal
.

Please advise.  Sooner is better. He plans to leave today.

Calvin


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dr. Ezekiel Calvin <zc@nianticlabs.com>
Subject: 'Re: Nomad'
To: Dr. Devra Bogdanovich <devra@nianticlabs.com>

I agree.  

If he finds something, it would lend credence to the idea that
humans are attracted to portals -- at great distances, and an
urge leads them to mark them with art
.  

Of course, we know that the correlation in urban areas is very
strong, but if we were to prove that the portals actually draw
people to them, that would really be something.

Let me clear this with Yuen Ni, but I suspect she will be good
with it, given that Mr. Johnson's absence was pre-planned.  

Zeke.


"Dr. Devra Bogdanovich" <devra@nianticlabs.com> wrote:

Zeke,

Hank Johnson reminded me that he plans to leave the facility
this week to shoot an
episode of his reality show, 'Nomad.' 

He will be exploring an area in the
Congo Basin (where large XM
spikes were observed) in order to see if there is any
evidence
that early man attempted to mark portals with statuary
.

He says that the overhead imagery we currently have is obscured
by dense canopy.  

Frankly, I think it is a worthy line of inquiry.

Devra

MIME boundary code solved by +Stephen Röttger:

From boundary='3403.550 4676.571 1719.801 6432.903 5816.634 478.425 5631.797 1111.330' in email header above, use the arithmetic mod function (modulo operation) to find the remainder after dividing the whole number to the left of each decimal point by its corresponding whole number to the right of that decimal point. For example, 3404.550 would be 3404 mod 550 = 103.

Convert the result from decimal (103 108 117 111 110 53 52 121) to ASCII: gluon54y (Ingress App passcode)

Notes:

Learn more about MIME for email encoding and multipart subtypes.

For some reason, the word “very” is oddly abbreviated as “v.” in the above email exchange, in the Eureka chat log below, and on Slide #5 from Dr. Kureze’s XM Study presentation from Day #21.

In particle physics, a gluon is an elementary particle and type of boson in The Standard Model (conceptually related to Higgs and CERN).

Ingress App Portal Hack: Eureka Chat Log

Document obtained via Ingress App portal hack:  http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/objx/lrg/eureka.html 

Oliver Lynton-Wolfe: In a different century, I would be shouting Eureka.
I have successfully stabilized the formula for XM containment
and see no reason why I could not build a
prototype 'powercube' within days.
Sent at 10:08 PM on Friday
This chat is off the record


Zeke: v. good news.

any deployment risks I need to be aware of?


Oliver Lynton-Wolfe: Only that intelligence will be heightened exponentially.

I suspect that others will have epiphanies at the same rates that I have..


Zeke: ok.

that worries me.

While you seem to have no neg. side effects, others might react differently.


Oliver Lynton-Wolfe: Do you want me to hold off the deployment?

hello?


Zeke: no.

Keep working.

keep me apprised of your progress.


Oliver Lynton-Wolfe: Will do.

Creativity: Artist 8

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/artists/artists8.html 

Today’s featured art is by +Siavash Golkar.

Sunday, November 25th

Word of the Day: Brainwave

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_025_744680.html 

BRAINWAVE

A sudden stroke of inspiration, formerly believed to have come from the gods (see Afflatus), that reflects an idea which seems to have no parent and no context. A new idea.

Notes:

Alt text of image shows “9zc2brain”.

Afflatus link above ends in “wavez9p8r”.

9zc2brainwavez9p8r is an Ingress App passcode.

Afflatus is a Latin term derived from Cicero (in De Natura Deorum (The Nature of the Gods)) that has been translated as "inspiration." Another quote by Cicero from De Natura Deorum was made on Day #9 via DB2 audio page text.

Thought for Today: Throwing Caution to the Wind

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_025_482898.html 

An agent retrieved this file from the field and put it up online... a good find.

Based on this and some previous items, I'm guessing that Lynton-Wolfe is the Niantic Project's experimental physicist and XM engineer.

And it sounds like he's cooking up something big.

-PAC

Eureka - Epiphany Coming

An agent retrieved this from the field. A good find... ‐‐PAC”

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/eureka.html 

Notes:

This is the same exact Eureka chat log that was discovered yesterday (Day #24).

The document is labeled “Epiphany Coming” on the conspiracy board. These are the same words were seen on Tycho Poster #1 from Day #1, in the Ingress Analysis File # of Mechanics Monument from the Niantic Data Repository of Day #10, and in the URL of the decoded QR code seen in The Niantic Investigation 3 video from Day #23.

Creativity: Artist 9

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/artists/artists9.html 

Today’s featured art is by +Dave Hernandez.

Monday, November 26th

Word of the Day: Trojan Horse

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_026_690976.html 

TROJAN HORSE

A ruse which is invited into an environment because it appears desirable, but actually contains hidden attackers. From Homer's Odyssey.

Thought for Today: Skeptic - Are we being had!??

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_026_312333.html 

I received this calibration video today.

The man is a skeptic, and I for one can respect that.

What are your thoughts? Shapers, exotic matter portals, it's all starting to feel a bit far-fetched, and yet the field reports and art coming in at +Brandon Badger's page do indicate that something real is happening out there DG CC XZ IH NI HP HH" 

-PAC

Notes:

In the original TOTD, DG CC XZ IH NI HP HH” is effectively hidden (font size of 1 px). This is the same sequence found in the EXIF Data from the Spomenik drawing on Day #23 above (without the quotation mark at the end), except now an additional clue is to pair the letters?

Update: Solution via Niantic Wiki IRC (by many people; user “Tyger” contributed the final result)

Start with DGCCXZIHNIHPHH (the extra quotation mark at the end does not mean anything).

Reversed sequence: HHPHINHIZXCCGD

Assign numbers to letters based on A=1, B=2, … Z=26: 8,8,16,8,9,14,8,9,26,24,3,3,7,4

Pair up the numbers to make a sequence of 2-digit numbers: 88 16 89 14 89 26 24 33 74

Add each consecutive pair based on the hint from Project Pandora Document solution from Day #27 (e.g., 88+16=104, 16+89=105, etc.): 104 105 103 103 115 50 57 107

Convert from decimal to ASCII: higgs29k (Ingress App passcode)

Martin Schubert - ADA Calibration Video

This video is labeled as “DOUBT” on the nianticproject.com investigation board.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRq_LfvTzuc 

Transcription:

TS.NIA.NIANTICRECON

DO NOT RETRANSMIT

Calibration.MartinSchubert

ADA: “Martin, please go on.”

Martin: “I’m a physicist. I have studied galactic cosmic rays and solar winds since my Stanford days. I have held post-doctoral positions in physics at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, the University of East Anglia, and the University of California at Berkeley. Recently, I fell into a political quagmire and have been assigned to the “Niantic Project”... as punishment. Shapers, indeed. A farflung theory if you ask me. You know it’s a demotion and a humiliation, just punishment I guess, for failing to consider the so called political ramifications of my findings. Oh yeah and how clever it is to bury my career here with “Shapers” and “Artistic Portals.” I mean what a diabolical trap... I mean if I say what I think I will be ridiculed, if I go along with it, it is... I don’t know... hard to imagine emerging with my reputation intact. Suffice it to say there is a great deal of skepticism about the work of Niantic on the outside.”

:EOF

DO NOT RETRANSMIT

/end transcription.

Notes:

What initial findings led to Martin’s “punishment” being assigned to the Niantic Project?

Schubert was one of the PHDs that Zeke mentioned in the Viral Study chat log from Day #7.

University of East Anglia is located in the UK.

Nordic Institute (NORDITA) is an intergovernmental research institute for theoretical physics located in Stockholm, Sweden.

Creativity: Artist 10

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/artists/artists10.html 

Today’s featured art is by +Caz Abbott.

Tuesday, November 27th

Word of the Day: Pandora’s Box

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_027_234299.html 

PANDORA

According to Greek mythology, Pandora opened a jar and released all the evils of mankind into the world. Once she had closed the jar, only hope remained trapped within.

Thought for Today: Epic of Gilgamesh

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_027_505117.html 

"The resounding note in a musical

instrument, the rejoicing in the

heart, the kindling of strife, the

plundering of cities, the setting

up of lamentation, fear, pity,

terror.

All this is civilization. All this

I give you and you must take it

with no argument and once taken

you can never give it back."

Epic of Gilgamesh

1800 BCE

-PAC

Notes: Epic of Gilgamesh was a poem from Mesopotamia and among the earliest surviving works of literature.

Project Pandora Document

“Another item discovered from the field.”

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/pandora.jpg 

This is similar to the pandora document previously obtained via Ingress App portal hack with the exception of different numbers at the top of the page:

55 46 76 25 82 23        78 30 20 35 84

Solution by user “darmwand” from Niantic Wiki IRC:

Start with: 55 46 76 25 82 23 78 30 20 35 84

Add each consecutive pair of numbers (e.g., 55+46=101, 46+76=122, etc.): 101 122 101 107 105 101 108 50 55 119

Convert from decimal to ASCII: ezekiel27w (Ingress App passcode)

Creativity: Artist 11

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/artists/artists11.html 

Today’s featured art is by +Bushi Zhang.

Wednesday, November 28th

Word of the Day: MKOften

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_028_179715.html 

Defense project created to "explore the world of black magic" and "harness the forces of darkness and challenge the concept that the inner reaches of the mind are beyond reach."

As part of Operation Often, CIA operatives consulted with a myriad of 'paranormal' practitioners, including psychics, Satanists, and occultists.

Notes: Related to Project MKOften is Project MKUltra, a covert research operation experimenting in the behavioral engineering of humans through the CIA’s Scientific Intelligence Division.

Thought for Today: Why did they silence Tycho?

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_028_904336.html 

Today we hear from someone near the center of this conspiracy.

They've always been with us, he says....

-PAC

Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Calvin - ADA Calibration Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE6xYIlElNU 

Transcription:

TS.NIA.NIANTICRECON

DO NOT RETRANSMIT

Calibration.ZekeCalvin

ADA: “Dr. Calvin, do continue.”

Zeke: “The Shapers have always been with us, only now we have advanced to the point where we can actually be useful to them. They’ve been at it for millennia, planting ideas in the minds of artists and shamans and now their 21st century counterparts: Scientists. Before we were like a garden they were tending, now they intend to put us to use.

:EOF

DO NOT RETRANSMIT.

/end transcription.

Description section of the YouTube video contains:

2p4 t2raye242y

zcueervrianuw

s736ues4t6u2w

According to user “Ninjai” in IRC, select every 3rd character (the space after the first 3 characters might be the hint to group into 3):

2ta2yuriu7u4u

After the first pass, the remaining letters are:

 p4 2r ye 42

zc ee vr an w

s 36 es t6 2w

Now select every other character from the remaining sequence (or every 3rd character if you’re counting spaces as placeholders):

p2y4zevaw3et2 reversed yields 2te3wavez4y2p

Remaining characters in sequence after 2nd pass:

4re2cerns6s6w

All 3 sequences are Ingress App passcodes.

Creativity: Artist 12

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/artists/artists12.html 

Today’s featured art is by +Jonathan Williams.

Thursday, November 29th

Word of the Day: Hubris

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_029_098738.html 

HUBRIS:

Extreme pride. Arrogance.

An overestimation of capabilities by someone in a position of power.

Thought for Today: Great Wide World of Quantum Mechanics

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_029_363309.html 

This image, discovered by an agent in the field, carries the name 'Enlightenment.'

Frenetic. Chaotic. Is this what enlightenment looks like? I feel like I'm starting into the sun...

-PAC

Source code shows:

<span style="display:none;">8Vo\o\oN\8\oV8\o\8N8\oN\8ooVoVo\oNo\88V8VoNo\o\8V8VoNo\o\</span>

Solution via Niantic Wiki IRC (by users tyger, TheDentistofDetroit, Balmoth, Loon, Aode, Sh1ft, etc.)

Using o = 0, 8 = 00, \ = 1, V = 11, N = 111 (o looks like 0, 8 looks like two 0’s stacked, \ V N have 1, 2, and 3 lines each):

00110101 01111001 01100101 00111001 01111000 01101101 01110100 00110011 01110101 00110011 01110101

Convert binary to ASCII: 5ye9xmt3u3u (Ingress App passcode)

Notes:

It says “I feel like I’m starting into the sun...” -- starting, not staring (G+ post says staring).

Enlightenment (Field Image)

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/enlightenment.png 

This is similar to the Enlightenment image obtained via Ingress App portal hack on Day #16, except there are “dash” markings on the upper-left side and a word written in reverse on the back of the person standing on the left.

Word says einstein49r (Ingress App passcode).

Upper-left markings left-aligned and condensed (stacking the darker pixels) gives 6sa4adap5u4u (Ingress App passcode)

Bitmap image provided by tyger in Niantic Wiki IRC:

Creativity: Artist 13

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/artists/artists13.html 

Today’s featured art is by +Alexandre Pawlak.

Deja Vu Document

Received this moments ago... Seemed important so I decided to post it now. ‐‐PAC”

(This was posted on Nov.29th at a time much later and separate from the other clues.)

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/jartrans.png 

Adjusting contrast/brightness reveals the hidden numbers in the upper-left corner of the document (red circle added by me):

12x5 block of numbers:

280148456082

279343352466

314508784594

366301694098

146977206414

Solution by tyger in Niantic Wiki IRC:

Converting numbers above to binary gives a bitmap:

0100000100111010001001100011001010010010

0100000100001010001010010100101010010010

0100100100111010001011110011001111010010

0101010101001001010010000100100010010010

0010001000111000100001100011000010001110

For easier visualization, this is the bitmap “color-coded” with 0=white and 1=black

 █     █  ███ █   █  ██   ██  █ █  █  █

 █     █    █ █   █ █  █ █  █ █ █  █  █

 █  █  █  ███ █   █ ████  ██  ████ █  █

 █ █ █ █ █  █  █ █  █    █  █   █  █  █

  █   █   ███   █    ██   ██    █   ███

Or use a monospace font type (e.g., Courier) in a text editor (e.g., Notepad) and replace 0’s with a space and 1’s with an ‘@’ (or any other dense character like ‘x’ or ‘#’):

 @     @  @@@ @   @  @@   @@  @ @  @  @

 @     @    @ @   @ @  @ @  @ @ @  @  @

 @  @  @  @@@ @   @ @@@@  @@  @@@@ @  @

 @ @ @ @ @  @  @ @  @    @  @   @  @  @

  @   @   @@@   @    @@   @@    @   @@@

wave84u is an Ingress App passcode.

Notes:

“Deja vu” could be referring to the method used to solve the puzzle (bitmap was also used in the Enlightenment image above).

In the document, deja vu refers to Jarvis having ideas “From the present, but from other times” (“past, present, and future” reference from Comic-Con panel and Albert Einstein quote from Day #1).

Deja Vu is also linked to in the TOTD on Day #30 (tomorrow) below.

Jarvis’ voice “speaking inside the Scanner tech” was mentioned in TOTD from Day #16: “If you find an interesting portal, experience any strange effects or have an epiphany about The Enlightenment, The Resistance, or why Jarvis is talking through the app... Share this info on social...”

Clarke’s 3rd Law is mentioned as the WOTD for Day #13.

Friday, November 30th

Word of the Day: Nemesis

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/WOTD/_00_twotd_030_902116.html 

NEMESIS:

An enemy created out of Hubris.

Notes: “Nemesis” was Google’s internal code name for Ingress. “Hubris” was yesterday’s WOTD (Day #29). Could “Hubris” be another project codename?

Thought for Today: Epiphany Coming?

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/TOTD/_00_ttotd_030_654446.html 

30 days in, and as Jarvis mentioned in an asset discovered yesterday, "we are barely scratching the surface."

Just remember: Something is very wrong and it's all around us. And you and I, we are together in the struggle to bring it to the surface.

-PAC

The Niantic Investigation 4 - Conspiracy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzAdp9B2k2o 

EP3: The Sphere of Weirdness - A Conspiracy Revealed

                

Chat Log: Monitor Lynton-Wolfe (QR Code)

Seen at T=1:55 in Niantic Investigation 4 - Conspiracy video above:

                

QR code leads to http://nianticproject.com/?rdc=e6x7z5, which redirects to http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=conpiracy84a 

Note the link says “conpiracy”, not “conspiracy” (typo?). conspiracy84a is an Ingress App passcode.

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/MonitorLW.html 

Zeke:  Monitor Lynton-Wolfe. I want to be absolutely certain that he is not under shaper control.
Sent at 5:50 PM on Thursday
This chat is off the record


ADA: As you know, Dr. Calvin, the effects of Exotic Matter vary widely from individual to individual. Some see it as what can be described as a mystical infusion, others see it as merely an enhancement, the analogy would be a mental steroid. I believe Dr. Lynton-Wolfe is in the latter category. He is simply more brilliant in his field, but I have noticed no psychological or ideological changes.
Zeke: Keep monitoring him. He seems more than usually frenetic as he prepares for the test.
ADA: I will monitor him, Dr. Calvin.

Notes:

Conversation between Zeke and ADA on a Thursday.

Zeke wants to monitor Oliver to make sure he is not under shaper control.

Source code Lines 26-33 show 14x8 block of numbers:

46184116814916

85247532538267

22552273222253

27936958037525

78046169782462

89474200700276

63201258611883

25522882549729

Solution thanks to tyger and Ninjai in Niantic Wiki IRC:

Re-ordering up-to-down and left-to-right (since there are 8 rows) gives an 8x14 block:

48227862

65278935

12590425

84534702

47266412

15291228

13756058

62389082

85207765

13238014

48272019

92254287

16526782

67352639

Assign prime numbers = 1, non-prime numbers = 0 (1,2,3,5,7=1 and 0,4,6,8,9=0)

00111001 01110011 01100011 00110101 01100001 01100110 01110010 01100001 01101101 01110000 00111000 01110101 00110101 01111010

Convert from binary to ASCII:

9sc5aframp8u5z (Ingress App passcode)

Antonin Hollis, M.D. Audiodiaries 4 - Final Fragment

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/7holl.html 

OGG File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/7holl.ogg 

MP3 File: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/7holl.mp3 

The audio itself is the same as the one obtained via Ingress App portal hack from Day #15 above.

The “o” in Hollis links to this image:

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/hollisdead.jpg 

EXIF metadata comments in image contains:

133 9.2 146 5.9 116 6.1 115 7.0 161 8.7 151 7.5 141 6.6 128 2.5 116 3.5 127 2.6 65 4.2 64 3.4 143 4.9

Solution via Niantic Wiki IRC:

133 - 9*2 = 115

146 - 5*9 = 101

116 - 6*1 = 110

115 - 7*0 = 115, etc.

Continuing with calculations gives: 115 101 110 115 105 116 105 118 101 115 57 52 107

Convert decimal to ASCII: sensitives94k (Ingress App passcode)

Notes: Flint Dille on Google+ alluded to Hollis’ suicide and an obituary in the comments of a G+ post back on Day #9.

Creativity: Artist 14

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/artists/artists14.html 

Today’s featured art is by +Tomek Szewczyk.

Running List of Unanswered Questions

These aren’t the main or obvious questions; they are the annoying/nagging ones :)

List of Redeemable Ingress Game Passcodes

Enter these in the “Input passcode” field at ingress.com/intel or at the bottom of the Items tab in the mobile app to gain free XM, AP, and items for Ingress App launched on Day #15.

Outdated: See a full list with more codes documented in the Niantic Wiki Passcode Spreadsheet.

For puzzling-solving purposes, here is a list of passcodes broken down by word/number/fragments by “Janzu” in IRC.

Fyi, people have speculated that there may be a limit to the total number of individuals who can claim each code. If they don’t work for you, make sure the passcodes are typed in correctly without extra spaces or spelling errors (letter-case matters, I think). You may want to try a couple times because Ingress servers have returned errors even though the codes go through.

Update: There is a limit to the number of times that a passcode can be claimed. (This change occurred as of Day #29.)

Hello,

Passcodes may only be used a certain number of times collectively by all users before they are no longer valid. If the passcode you have is no longer working, it means that limit has been reached, and the passcode may no longer be used.

- NianticOpsBacon

Ingress Analysis File #’s from Field Trip Niantic Data Repository from Day #10:

Passcode:

XM:

AP:

Items:

Origin of Clue/Passcode:

3ra8jarvisq3s9

300

300

L8 Resonator (4), L1 Xmp Burster, Portal Shield (2)

Day #10 - Field Trip App Niantic Data Repository info cards

9uc8epiphanyx2y9y

200

300

L8 Resonator (3), L4Xmp Burster (3), Portal Shield

8qb2coverups5y5x

100

100

L4 Resonator, L1 Xmp Burster (2), Portal Shield

9vh3higgsz7r7x

300

300

L7 Resonator (3), L8 Xmp Burster (2), Portal Shield

8wg2portalp9t2w

300

100

L3 Resonator, L7 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield

9rh7pandoraz7y8q

300

300

L3 Resonator (4), L6 Xmp Burster (3), Portal Shield (2)

9yf9creativer5v7u

200

200

L3 Resonator, L3 Xmp Burster, Portal Shield (2)

Page IDs from URLs throughout nianticproject.com clues:

secrets75k

300

300

L1 Resonator (3), L1 Xmp Burster (2), Portal Shield

Day #1 - Welcome video URL

cern91k

100

300

L7 Resonator, L4 Xmp Burster (3), Portal Shield

Day #1 - Tycho Poster #1 URL

niantic16a

200

200

Resonator (4), L4 Xmp Burster, Portal Shield (2)

Day #1,7,9 - Roland Jarvis, What is the Niantic Project? video2 URL

blackdev79b

200

200

L3 Resonator (3), L1 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield

Day #2 - A Glitchy Phone video1 URL

zurich31r

200

300

L6 Resonator (2), L4 Xmp Burster, Portal Shield

Day #3 - Tycho Poster #5 URL

coverup72l

100

300

L7 Resonator (3), L3 Xmp Burster (3), Portal Shield (2)

Day #3 - NIA URL in Tuning ADA chat log

brainwave63v

200

300

L2 Resonator (3), L7 Xmp Burster (2), Portal Shield (2)

Day #4 - Rabbithole video URL

spacetime87s

100

200

L4 Resonator (4), L6 Xmp Burster, Portal Shield (2)

Day #4 - ADA Circle image URL

exotic15f

100

100

L5 Resonator (4), L5 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield (2)

Day #5 - Threats and Opportunities document URL

chapeau57o

200

300

L2 Resonator (3), L3 Xmp Burster (2), Portal Shield

Day #11 - Niantic Investigation 1 video, QR code URL

jarvis41t

200

100

L5 Resonator, L6 Xmp Burster, Portal Shield

Day #13 - TOTD URL

tycho65q

200

100

L6 Resonator (3), L8 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield

Day #17 - Niantic Investigation 2 video, QR code URL

conspiracy84a

Day #30 - Niantic Investigation 4 video, QR code URL

Hidden in other nianticproject.com puzzles:

2vd2nianticy2w4s

300

100

L1 Resonator (4), L7 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield (2)

???

4xc6resistw6u4v

100

100

L4 Resonator, L8 Xmp Burster (2), Portal Shield (2)

???

enlightenment

200

100

L2 Resonator (4), L3 Xmp Burster (3), Portal Shield

Day #13 - Decoded braille on Jarvis image from calendar WOTD

kureze33d

200

200

L7 Resonator (3), L4 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield

Day #16 - TOTD hidden text

shapers86l

100

100

L4 Resonator (4), L5 Xmp Burster (2), Portal Shield (2)

Day #16 - Colluding chat log hidden text

portal22q

300

200

L7 Resonator (4), L7 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield

Day #17 - Hidden text in image from QR code from Niantic Investigation 2 video

xm46t

100

100

L4 Resonator (3), L6 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield (2)

???

roland81u

300

300

L1 Resonator, L8 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield

Day #18 - Part of WOTD “Randomness” text

calvin57e

200

100

Day #18 - Part of WOTD “Randomness” text

afram13t

200

100

L4 Resonator, L2 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield

Day #19 - The Sensitives Pg. 1 modified Morse code

dalby12p

300

200

L4 Resonator (3), L1 Xmp Burster (3), Portal Shield (2)

???

2uh2exoticx6w3w

200

100

L1 Resonator (3), L6 Xmp Burster, Portal Shield (2)

Day #20 - WOTD hidden text

quantum48h

200

200

L4 Resonator (3), L2 Xmp Burster (3), Portal Shield (2)

Day #20 - Abductions “Letter to the Editor” image

2qc5quantumu2u5x

300

100

L5 Resonator (3), L5 Xmp Burster, Portal Shield

???

monopole87t

100

300

L8 Resonator (2), L5 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield

???

creative91h

100

100

L5 Resonator (4), L8 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield (2)

???

5we7kurezet2s3u

200

200

L7 Resonator (2), L8 XMP Burster, Portal Shield (2)

Day #21 - Dr. Kureze’s XM Study Presentation Excerpt slides

6yc6matterv4s2r

100

300

L7 Resonator, L8 Xmp Burster (2)

Day #21 - Dr. Kureze’s XM Study Presentation Excerpt slides

hannah39c

300

200

L7 Resonator (4), L3 Xmp Burster, Portal Shield (2)

Day #22 - The Sensitives Pg. 2 hidden numbers

epiphany13y

100

200

L1 Resonator (4), L2 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield

Day #23 - Niantic Investigation 2 video, QR code URL

gluon54y

300

200

L6 Resonator (2), L4 Xmp Burster (2), Portal Shield

Day #24 - Nomad Emails header MIME numbers

9zc2brainwavez9p8r

200

100

L2 Resonator (4), L2 Xmp Burster (2), Portal Shield (2)

Day #25 - WOTD Afflatus link source code alt/title text & Wiki link text

higgs29k

300

100

L3 Resonator, L2 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield (2)

Day #23 - Spomenik image exif metadata, also

Day #26 - Hidden text in TOTD

ezekiel27w

300

200

L1 Resonator (2), L3 Xmp Burster, Portal Shield (2)

Day #27 - Project Pandora document numbers

2ta2yuriu7u4u

300

300

L8 Resonator(4), L1 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield (2)

Day #28 - Decoded from YouTube.com description of Zeke Calvin ADA video.

2te3wavez4y2p

200

200

L3 Resonator (4), L8 Xmp Burster (3), Portal Shield

4re2cerns6s6w

200

100

L8 Resonator (3), L3 Xmp Burster (4), Portal Shield (2)

einstein49r

Day #29 - Obscured text on modified Enlightenment image

6sa4adap5u4u

Day #29 - Bitmap markings on Enlightenment image

5ye9xmt3u3u

Day #29 - Source code “o8\vN” sequence in TOTD

wave48u

Day #29 - Deja Vu jartrans.png document numbers

sensitives49k

Day #30 - EXIF metadata from Hollis Audiodiaries 4

9sc5aframp8u5z

Day #30 - Source code numbers from Monitor Lynton-Wolfe chat log from QR code of Niantic Investigation 4 video