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    Default Where to start?

    What I see so far are several distinct codes and themes.

    Codes:
    1. Playing cards
    2. Bingo card
    3. Letters around square
    4. Pseudo morse code type around square
    5. Small almost illegible scrawl around square
    6. Fragments of words

    Themes:

    Roadways
    Alchemy
    Astrology or astronomy

    So far nothing stands out on where to start. Perhaps the playing card cipher..

    Listening to the lyrics on the songs. They are kind of catchy once you listen to them several times. There are definitely more clues in there. I'm trying to remember how to separate tracks as there seems to be some very low voices superimposed on some of the tracks, but they are hard to make out what they are saying just listening through headphones.

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    I'm having trouble figuring out where to start as well. I thought the ciphertext inside the CD sleeve would be the easiest place to start but it's giving me trouble. I'm gonna jump over to the playing cards and see if I can get anywhere. There's morse code in some of the songs as well. It's really fast so you gotta slow it way down to understand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starvethemonster View Post
    I'm having trouble figuring out where to start as well. I thought the ciphertext inside the CD sleeve would be the easiest place to start but it's giving me trouble. I'm gonna jump over to the playing cards and see if I can get anywhere. There's morse code in some of the songs as well. It's really fast so you gotta slow it way down to understand it.
    Hadn't noticed the morse in songs. have to check that out - anything that made sense to you in terms of the letters/words you can pick out?

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    Default Vernon Brosh

    There is a clue on u-tube showing a guy who says the key is to find Vernon Brosh (as the dedication says) There is actually a hit on google with these folks name. A possible starting point?...

    Also, forgot the 38 letters in the 5x8 grid.

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    Default The morse code is too damn fast.

    I think that YouTube guy is just screwing around. The morse code is in the song "The Story So Far" at the 54 second mark and again at 2:24. I have no idea how to do morse code by ear. No way at that speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starvethemonster View Post
    I think that YouTube guy is just screwing around. The morse code is in the song "The Story So Far" at the 54 second mark and again at 2:24. I have no idea how to do morse code by ear. No way at that speed.
    You are right. it is at :54 and at 2:26

    I have to find a wav program that can edit and slow.

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    Default Marvin

    I think Marvin is just trying to hype the Hunt/CD... maybe he's a friend or fan? As to the dedication:

    Vernon Clyde Brosh (last known age: 87)
    Adeline Amanda Brosh (last known age: 84)
    ... of Salem, OR & Lodi, CA

    (Presumed to be well-loved grandparents who have passed on....)

    As to trying to hear the lyrics/vocals above the high-pitched, screaching music... I downloaded AVS Audio Editor & had no luck at all (as I am truly clueless when it comes to music)... but played around until I had distorted the entire song. Since it has no separate tracks, it might be difficult to ever figure out the words... I was dissapointed that lyrics were not included.

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    Default The morse code.

    I slowed the morse code parts of the song way way down and the best I could do with the first set was I-N-T-A-B. Maybe I-N-K-B. I don't know the significance of that.

    The second set was unintelligible.

    I'm gonna see if I can locate a radio operator to listen to it. Maybe buy him a beer if he can figure it out.

    Here's a connection I spotted:

    The sum of the numbers on the BINGO card is 896. There's a 96 on one of the squiggly lines on the CD sleeve and there's a song with lyrics that say "nine and six are ninety-six."

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    Default Magic Square?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starvethemonster View Post
    I slowed the morse code parts of the song way way down and the best I could do with the first set was I-N-T-A-B. Maybe I-N-K-B. I don't know the significance of that.

    The second set was unintelligible.

    I'm gonna see if I can locate a radio operator to listen to it. Maybe buy him a beer if he can figure it out.

    Here's a connection I spotted:

    The sum of the numbers on the BINGO card is 896. There's a 96 on one of the squiggly lines on the CD sleeve and there's a song with lyrics that say "nine and six are ninety-six."
    I noticed that connection too. I also saw two numbers the same in the bottom right and left corners or the card. Also wondering if these are to be reordered somehow like a magic square where each row and column add up to the same amount.

    The other thought could be that they are all highways or road designations that triangulate where the hiding place could be.

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    Default The Story so Far

    Definitely Morse code. I downloaded a wave editor and am trying to isolate the morse segments. I getting close, but haven't quite got the letters down

    I am also transcribing the lyrics to the songs. A couple have very faint voices, but with this editor, it clears them up. This song lyrics are messed up and needs to be reordered to make any kind of sense.

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