August 14 2021 — In addition to the main part of the sculpture, Jim Sanborn also placed other pieces of art at the CIA grounds, such as several large granite slabs with sandwiched copper sheets outside the entrance to the New Headquarters Building. Several Morse code messages are found on these copper sheets, and one of the stone slabs has an engraving of a compass rose pointing to a lodestone. What is the message? Is it related to the KRYPTOS sculpture? Let us get started! Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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This is perhaps just a coincidence, but I would like to point out the following.
According to the 3rd clue, the letters in positions 26-34, cipher-text QQPRNGKSS translate into the word NORTHEAST.
Then, according to the 4th Clue, the four letters in positions 22-25, cipher-text FLRV, are EAST in the plain-text.
So, these letters from the cipher means: EAST NORTHEAST.(ENE)
Keep this in mind when you read this post…
Let us get started! Here is a bird eye view of the CIA site.
And here is a magnification of the garden showing the KRYPTOS sculpture in the northwestern area of the Plaza as well as the fish pond.
Here are the two best pictures I could find
Front Entrance — The Compass
Front entrance — A mysterious Morse message
It is assumed that all the Morse code must be read while looking towards the South.
This one is rather straightforward. It reads :
DOT DOT DOT DASH DASH DASH DOT DOT DOT
So, assuming that this is coded with International Morse Code, the text reads: S O S.
This one reads :
DOT DASH DOT DASH DASH DOT DASH === R Q
Well, this one can only be read RIGHT to LEFT because of the DOT DASH DOT DASH on the lower line.
Therefore the second line reads: LUCIDEEE
And the first reads: MEMORYE
The code seems to be:
What do these words mean? What is the message, if any?
Who is ‘RQ’?
Is this message in any way connected to the KRYPTOS sculpture?
What’s up with all these E letters?
What do you think?
By the way, does anyone known what the CIA means by ‘ancient ciphers’ ? [top quote]
Many of the pictures in this post come from this blog:
Kryptos – Beyond K4 — Morse Code Translation
Others come directly from the CIA website.
Kryptos – The Bird’s Eye View — Elonka.com
Virtual Tour of the CIA — The Story behind “Kryptos”
KRYPTOS — The MORSE Messages