+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 67

Thread: The Three Keys

  1. #21
    dawnplayer8 is offline Junior Twelever +1 Bronze dawnplayer8 is an unknown quantity at this point
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    193

    Default

    Hello- Happy New Years to all,

    Looks like we will know more shortly according to facebook. Hopefully they will be announcing a chapter winner.

  2. #22
    Lobster's Avatar
    Lobster is offline Good Twelever Aquamarine Lobster is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    946

    Default

    Doesn't appear to be a winner, but more clues:

    "The World's Greatest Treasure Hunt wants to ring in the New Year in a BIG WAY! We will be releasing NEW bonus clues for Chapter 1 in the first week of January 2012! These new clues will be released through Social Media or our eNewsletter. So please make sure to connect with us on either Facebook , Twitter or Youtube to stay up to date with all new information! "

    Hopefully enough to set someone on the right path! I don't care who wins this thing, I just want to see it won and see what the answer is!

  3. #23
    bookworm660's Avatar
    bookworm660 is offline Twelever Silver bookworm660 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Upstate New York, Beautiful Fingerlakes
    Posts
    277

    Default

    Hopefully this will rejuvinate the interest level in the hunt. The more people actively working at this and communicating, the more information and fresh ideas there should be. I for one think Ron also wants to jump-start this hunt too, as he is looking for more donators to his cause, and the more interest in the hunt, the more likely to get these donators.

  4. #24
    Doc
    Doc is offline Expert Twelever TwelevePlus
    Sapphire
    Doc is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,514

    Default

    'Garbage in, garbage out.'

    If what I'm doing is wrong, then by definition it's not possible to be any closer to solving 20 keys.

    Without belaboring the individual clues that told me to do this, let me just show you what you're supposed to do with all this '3 key' business. If you perform the next two steps of this process, and you're completely convinced it's 100% random nonsense, I won't bother you with it any more.



    The purpose of finding the three keys in each chapter is to generate a freemason cipher key and a string of 24 letters.

    1. For chapter 1, place the letters T - E - A into the first X. Place the letters X - B - Q into the second X. Fill in the rest of the letters accordingly. The first grid should read as

    C F H
    J L N
    P S V

    Generate a string of letters by walking through this new grid starting with the letter 'H'. The string of letters that you obtain will begin as

    H K N R W

    Match this string of letters with their telephone keypad equivalent, such that

    H - 4
    K - 5
    N - 6

    Etc.

    If the idea of these '3 keys' is nonsense, what comes out of this should likewise be garbage.

    The entire last half of that string looks extremely non-garbage to me.

    ESPECIALLY when you perform the next step. (This comes from V8 = JUICE, but I said I wouldn't belabor the individual clues....)

    2. Generate the next freemason cipher key by placing I - C - E into the second X. Create the next string of letters starting with the letter 'I'.

    What you're getting is NOT a random occurrence. If you managed to plough through it that far, I'll tell you the next step gives one the solution for keys 4 - 9 for the chapter 1 map. Something that was 'lost' shall be found, and that's the confirmer the author gave us to let us know we did that portion correctly.

    Decipherers decipher, and puzzlers puzzle,

    Doc

  5. #25
    Lobster's Avatar
    Lobster is offline Good Twelever Aquamarine Lobster is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    946

    Default

    " If you perform the next two steps of this process, and you're completely convinced it's 100% random nonsense, I won't bother you with it any more."

    Sorry, I can't understand what you are doing Doc. You must have a lot more clues and information than I do, so it is impossible for me to try to replicate what you are doing.

    Looks like you're convinced that you're on the right track though, and frankly that's all that matters! When do you think you will be able to claim your prize?

  6. #26
    Lobster's Avatar
    Lobster is offline Good Twelever Aquamarine Lobster is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    946

    Default

    Does anyone have any thoughts about the tap code on page 257 (Franklin)? Seems to be pretty important to something... but who knows if it's silver or gold eagle related.

    Why is the message repeated?

    Any ideas?

  7. #27
    bookworm660's Avatar
    bookworm660 is offline Twelever Silver bookworm660 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Upstate New York, Beautiful Fingerlakes
    Posts
    277

    Default

    Doc,
    I am glad that you have a confident direction to work this through. I hope it pans out for you. I, like Lobster, have a hard time following your logic, but that is not unusual for my mode of attacking puzzles. There is no "right" way to figure this out. There is only each of our ways. Sometimes they coincide, sometime diverge. That is why a puzzle takes time to solve. Please carry on and let us know how you are doing.

  8. #28
    Lobster's Avatar
    Lobster is offline Good Twelever Aquamarine Lobster is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    946

    Default

    Hi guys -- I emailed Ron and asked if the strange spacing in the "First... last" clue was part of the clue, as it has been discussed in this thread and I wasn't sure what to make of it.

    His response follows:

    "This is found in the FAQ section and applies to the clues as well: Extra spacing or inconsistent indentations are unintentional and not clues."


    Lobster

  9. #29
    Doc
    Doc is offline Expert Twelever TwelevePlus
    Sapphire
    Doc is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,514

    Default

    Lobster,

    I appreciate your checking into that. What he gave you was a non-answer; he didn't come out and answer your question which is understandable from a legal standpoint. He can't give one questor a specific yes/no answer if it pertains to the solution of a map.

    But apparently it goosed him along, and he DID answer your question by releasing a new clue on the facebook page.

  10. #30
    Lobster's Avatar
    Lobster is offline Good Twelever Aquamarine Lobster is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    946

    Default

    Interesting thought... so do you think then that the clue's format IS important? Also, do you have any thoughts about the new clue? We've found a movie, tv show, and other random references to 12:00 high, but can't seem to relate it to any of the other clues. If you take the year of the movie (1949) you get "1949 was too late", which doesn't seem to fit in with a Cooper timeline.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts