A few of our faithful commenters have compiled a list of some of the most memorable moments from our time spent on this blog over the summer. THIS COMPILATION is a real keepsake for anyone familiar with TLEC (right-click, save-as to download). In addition to saving these memorable moments, you'll want to click HERE for Part 3 of our Podcast Finale (Timmy's mirror HERE) to hear Twinkle, Maven, FastenYourSeatbelts, and RyanDrumz talk to David & William about 8 Random Memories from each month of the Experience.
Finally, if you've ever wondered what it's like "behind the scenes" of a Lost Experience podcast, check out this video of David & William...
The Lost Experience Podcast Finale Parts 1 & 2
Podcast Finale Part 1: We did it!!! We stuck together all the way through the ups and downs of The Lost Experience. To celebrate, we put together a video that we think sums up some of the best parts of The Lost Experience.
Podcast Finale Part 2: Click HERE to subsribe to our podcast in iTunes. (We've been having problems with iTunes/Blogger/our feed and are working to fix it). Click HERE (or right-click, save-as) to listen online or directly download the first audio portion of the podcast. Timmy has provided yet another mirror HERE. Keep your ears open for special guests and fun surprises! Plus, get ready because there is more Podcast Finale on the way!
Also, here's the Final Comment Count for anyone who's interested!
Post Experience Fun
Clue #145 - TheHansoFoundation.org Update
There has been an update to thehansofoundation.org. Alvar Hanso has written a letter about the restoration of the Foundation. But that's not all...click the word "humanity" at the end of the third paragraph for a creepy message from Mittlewerk.
Thanks to makomk, jetamo, DJP3DRO, and superdifey for emailing us about this update.
Clue #144 - Rachel Blake's Finale
We've got Rachel Blake's final video up in YouTube and we've cut out all the Orientation & Mittlewerk parts that most of us have already seen a hundred times. This video was originally posted on abc.com and we were instructed to go there by Rachel Blake at the end of DJ Dan's live broadcast (see Clue #143). Enjoy...and stick around for our final podcast summing up the Lost Experience. :)
Clue #143 - DJ Dan: Song Free Broadcast Audio
Click HERE to enjoy the audio of DJ Dan's final broadcast. We've edited out the song interruptions for your listening pleasure!
Thanks to Totengraber, Randy, & Critchton007 for being the first to quickly email us audio recordings of the broadcast!
Clue #143 - DJ Dan's 2nd Live Broadcast
That's right. We're wrapping up our role in The Lost Experience with one last podcast. We've got a lot of fun things planned to try to sum things up but we can't do it without YOUR HELP. We'll be doing a segment called "I just wanna say..." where Lost Experience players will have the chance to speak their minds about anything and everything TLE related. Since it would be next to impossible to coordinate multiple phone conversations, we ask that you email us 60 seconds or less of your voice in MP3 format by next Wednesday at noon (U.S. Central Timezone). Start your audio with "My name is...and I just wanna say..." Look for the podcast coming up next Thursday!
Clue #142 - LetYourCompassGuideYou.com Update
The LetYourCompassGuideYou.com site has been updated! Go there and you'll see a rather strange card with a snowman on the beach, as well as a message that the site has been removed. If you click on the word "remove", however, you'll be taken to this video in YouTube. Also, if you "Ctrl A" the page, you'll see the following link at the bottom: 13/9/19/19/9/14/7/15/18/7/1/14/19
It takes you to the Index of /usr where you can finally find the missing_organs.zip in the trash folder. The title of the document inside the zip file is "Evidence of the Hanso Foundation's Crimes". Also, you'll find that there are some new entries in the OpenersHep.log file regarding William T. Kilpatrick (WTK).
Thank you to makomk, Gavin, Scott, Wendy, and Dennis for emailing us on this!
Clue #141 - Retrievers of Truth Update?
The Retrievers of Truth have a new thread on their message board (password "Steinbeck"). It is dated September 13th but apparently just appeared today. Please correct us if we're wrong. Thanks to makomk for the email. While it's completely unrelated to The Lost Experience, we wanted to wish everyone a very happy "Talk Like a Pirate Day" on this wonderful September 19th, 2006. :)
Clue #140 - WhereisAlvar.com Update/Rachel Blake & DJ Dan Info
Thanks to Allyson, Donn, Twinkle, Howard, Jetamo, makomk, Chelsea, Joanne, and AmbientBlu for emailing us about this update!
Lag Alleviation & DJ Dan Update (Again)
Clue #139 - RachelBlake.com, StopHanso.RachelBlake.com, & WhereisAlvar.com Updates
There is a new post on RachelBlake.com. Converting the binary to text gives hex, which then converts to what appears to be a reply to Rachel from Malik saying, "R -- I respect your caution. Suppose it's warranted, after all you've come through. I can't remember it exactly, but I think when we were in the stairwell in Paris, you muted the mic as I said "Because he wanted me to help you, and I can't question a man who would launch the Mental Health Appeal... to save a loved one." Say what you will about him now, his heart was once in the right place."
There is also a new post on stophanso.rachelblake.com. The octal decodes to "IiY'nCmN" which can be rearranged to read "I'm in NYC."
Rachel has posted another encrypted message at whereisalvar.com. See the picture posted by user "firstname.lastname@example.org". Because of all the excellent decoding/encoding work in the comments, the message has been translated to say, "You lived in 3 different apartments. Be waiting outside your second at 7:45 PM. I'm sending a car. Hope you remember the brand of iron you hit me with, because that's the code."
Thanks to makomk, Vashti87, Donn, Kenneth, Main, Mark, and Bassclef42 for emailing us this information.
Clue #138 - HansoExposed.com Update
If you log in to hansoexposed.com, you'll see a blinking star next to the "Send Sequence" button. Press the "star button" to listen to 4 minutes, 13 seconds of Morse Code. According to PeaceandNamaste and mamomk in our comments, translating this gives us us "M--I wish it were that simple. Fact is, as much as I want to, I still can't trust you. I want to believe you are the man who helped me in Paris but "de Zylva's" name was not unknown. You could be Mittlewerk himself, springing a trap under my feet. I need confirmation it's you. I need you to tell me something only you could know."
Thanks to makomk, Maven, RyanDrumz, and PeaceandNamaste for emailing us about this clue.
Clue #137 - DJ Dan Update & thehansofoundation.org Update
Thanks to Tresbien, FastenYourSeatbelts, Ryandrumz, and WickedM for emailing us about this important change.
Dixee noticed on the ARG Monitor that the Hanso Foundation website was updated today. Go to that site and move your mouse to the area just under the link to Mittlewerk's video and you'll see your cursor change. Click and press Control-A to select all the text. You will see "Pdeo eo jkp ukqn bwqhp. Wo ukq kjya odkqpaz wp pda pkl kb ukqn hqjco, sa'ra whh ckp 'xhkkz kj kqn dwjzo.' E fqop dkla iu bneajz eo naopejc awou."
Copy and paste it into this translator. Set the "Length of codewords to try" to 2 and click on "Analyze ciphertext". The resulting text will be "This is not your fault. As you once shouted at the top of your lungs, we've all got 'blood on our hands.' I just hope my friend is resting easy. Where are you? I'll need you to meet me in Norway." It appears we have a reply to Rachel from Malik.
Thanks to Dixee, Twinkle, James, Chas, and Dennis for emailing us about this latest message.
Clue #136 - Other Girl Special
"I knew you were behind that. I just knew. He never told me, you know?
When I hit the ground I was sure I was dead. The camera was broken, they were dragging me to my feet... and then a burst of gunfire in the air. These were SCIENTISTS, unarmed. They hit the ground. But not Mittelwerk. He kept coming until de Zylva turned the shots in his direction. Once Mittelwerk was face down on the ground, de Zylva grabbed my hand and we were gone. With the camera.
He didn't talk. He said he was de Zylva, that was it. We knew Mittelwerk was already in pursuit, but we stuck to tunnels that had been dug out during various wartimes. We had some close calls. The goal was the American embassy in Colombo, but when we got there, we knew that was impossible. It was being watched -- the airport, too. de Zylva said The Hanso Foundation had too much influence in Colombo to take the risk.
And, then, they caught wind of us again. We knew we could be caught at any second, and the only important thing was that video. EVIDENCE of Mittelwerk's world-wide decimation plot. I'd planned for this. All I needed was a secure, high-speed connection. The Hanso goons knew it too. They surrounded the place while I was uploading. We barricaded ourselves, de Zylva knew an escape route. I barely got out, made my way to a friend of de Zylva's who could get me to India. I swear, I waited for de Zylva. But he never came.
I'm so sorry."
Thanks to jonnygasman & Matt the Pale for emailing us about this clue!
Clue #135 - Ninja Special
Looks like Malik has replied to Rachel by sending a message to/through Ninja. His latest post contains this image which has been translated (see comments at the end of the previous post) to say, "R -- I think it's fair to say, whatever conscience I have was built on faulty equipment. This is a matter of duty. Loyalty... Speaking of which, I've been troubled by the very recent disappearance of an old friend, de Zylva. We all saw your Sri Lanka video. You were captured at the end, and yet, there you were, blasting those Lost producers in San Diego not a week later. And, I have to wonder... did de Zylva have something to do with that? Do you know what's become of him?"
Thanks to Lost Librarian & Gina for emailing us first. Plus, shoutout to Dante b/c we heard that he was one of the first to decode the message!
Clue #134 - Speaker Special
Speaker at Inside the Experience, just posted the pic above (he had the image flipped). The filename is "ironman_1". Could this be a message from Rachel to "Iron Man" Malik? The hex converted to Ascii is: "rewsna ym wonk ydaerla uoy neht era uoy kniht i ohw tuoba gniklat eruoy fi nadjd ot ni llac uoy draeh ti si thgif eht ni uoy gnipeek si ecneicsnoc --m" If you read this backwords it says: "M--Conscience is keeping you in the fight is it? Heard you call in to DJ Dan. If you're talking about who I think you are then you already know my answer."
Thanks to Gerry, Twinkle, Dennis, and PeaceandNamaste for emailing us about this cool new clue!