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Clue #7 - The Phone Call Transcript

This is awesome. You must read this in conjunction with knowledge from the previous clues. This is a COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT of the ORIGINAL Hanso Foundation phone message:

Phone Number: (206) 861-5017
I heard: "The mailbox belonging to HUGH MCINTYRE, Hanso Foundation, is full and cannot accept new messages at this time. To page this person, press 5 now or please try again later. Goodbye" Someone else recorded THIS

Phone Number: (877) 426-7674

After a general message, you are offered five options (Audio compliments of thetailsection.com):
1. General
2. Alvar Hanso
3. Dr. Thomas Mittelwerk
4. Hugh McIntyre
5. Peter Thompson

Option 1 – General Audio: http://www.thetailsection.com/hanso.option.one.mp3

MUSIC

MALE VOICE SPEAKING IN DANISH
Translation: That's all for me tonight. And stay tuned for some news followed by Classic rock from the 60s and 70s including an exclusive recordning by Geronimo Jackson's first complete album Magna Carta. Right after some words from our sponsor.

MUSIC: New York Streets

PHONE RINGING

WOMAN’S VOICE: Welcome to Verison’s voice messaging service.

WOMAN’S VOICE: The Hanso foundation is located at 544 Persand Klingbai (?) DK 1604…

STATIC

WOMAN’S VOICE: If you can hear me don’t listen to their lies. This is Persephone. I haven’t got much time, none us do. If you want to know the truth about the Hanso foundation, the real story is in the number. A lie (line) pulled tight enough will always snap under the breaking strain. Use this password on their site… BREAKING STRAIN! They’re coming!

Option 2 – Alvar Hanso Audio: http://www.thetailsection.com/hanso.option.two.mp3

MUSIC

MALE VOICE SPEAKING IN DANISH:
Translation: If you stay for a little while longer we'll be right back with side A from Jeronimo Jackson's Magna Carta right after these words from our sponsor.

AD BREAK FOR MONSTER DOT COM

PHONE RINGING

WOMAN’S VOICE: Welcome to Verison’s voice messaging service.

WOMAN’S VOICE: You’ve reached the Offices of Alvar Hanso President and CEO of Hanso Foundantion

STATIC

WOMAN’S VOICE (ECHOING): Where is Alvar Hanso? What have they done with him? Who is in charge here…

DIAL TONE AND THEN SCREATCHING SOUND

WOMAN’S VOICE: Welcome to the Hanso Foundation

Option 3 – Dr. Thomas Mittelwerk Audio: http://www.thetailsection.com/hanso.option.three.mp3

MUSIC

MALE VOICE SPEAKING IN DANISH:
Translation: You just heard side A of Jeronimo Jackson's classical album Magna Carta. We will be right back with side B after these messages.

MUSIC: Rap

PHONE RINGING

WOMANS VOICE: Welcome to Verison’s voice messaging service.

MALE VOICE: You’ve reached the office of Dr. Thomas Vernon Mittelwerk, Sr. VP, COO, and Chief Technologist of the Hanso Foundation. I will be unreachable for the next three weeks. However, for those employees Paik-Heavey Industries, and Widmore Corp. engaged in active projects, I will be continuously updating the confidential information line. Please refer to your project manual for hotline access instructions. Thank You and Namaste.

WATER DROP SOUND

Option 4 – Hugh McIntyre Audio: http://www.thetailsection.com/hanso.option.four.mp3

MUSIC

MALE VOICE SPEAKING IN DANISH:
Translation: If you stay a little while longer you'll get some more uninterrupted music after these words from our sponsor.

MUSIC: New York Streets

PHONE RINGING

WOMANS VOICE: Welcome to Verizon’s voice messaging service

MAN’S VOICE, US ACCENT: Hi this is Hugh Macintyre, VP of Communication and director of the Hanso foundation, I will return to the office in two weeks. If you are calling about the inquiry into our Korean offshore project please hang up and contact our legal department. To hear more info about Joop, the world’s oldest orangutan, please refer to our web site at www.thehansofoundation.org. Thank you and Namaste

STATIC

MESSAGE 1: MALE VOICE NORTHERN EUROPEAN ACCENT: Hugh. Thomas. Just got the changes. Good work… we should go ahead and rename the accelerated remote viewing training facilities as well. We should try to put a public face on all this. Call me

MESSAGE 2: WOMAN’S VOICE, SCOTTISH ACCENT: Hugh its Darla. I need to talk to you about Sri Lanka. This just isn’t right.

Option 5 – Peter Thompson Audio: http://www.thetailsection.com/hanso.option.five.mp3

MALE VOICE SPEAKING IN DANISH:
Translation: ... news and the weather forecast after these messages.

AD BREAK FOR MONSTER DOT COM

WOMANS VOICE: Welcome to Verison’s voice messaging service

WOMANS VOICE, US ACCENT: "Hello. You have reached the office of Peter Thompson, VP General Council and Secretary of the Hanso foundation. Mr. Thompson is not available to take your calls. If this is regarding the inquiry into Korean offshore project we must regretfully decline to comment....."

THE PHONE IS SNATCHED AWAY

ANGRY MAN, US ACCENT: "Give me the phone Ireen. Give me it. This is Peter Thompson. As chief legal officer, I would like to remind you that to make threats against me and my colleagues, or any representative of the Widmore Corp. or Paik-Heavy Industries then these acts are criminal. Make no mistake - we will locate and prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law! That’s a promise. Namaste"


26 Comments:

Blogger ambersumiko said...

Scientist Departments of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, and Health Care for Chronic Diseases Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health World Health Organization 20, Avenue Appia CH-1221 Geneva 27 Switzerland

The stuff in bold was the address on those 2 letters. I don't know what this means though. Grasping at straws :p

5/03/2006 02:44:00 PM  
Blogger MrBeefy said...

"a line pulled tight enough will always snap under the breaking strain"

5/03/2006 11:04:00 PM  
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5/03/2006 11:36:00 PM  
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5/04/2006 06:27:00 AM  
Blogger Earendil said...

I'm more positive that what she says is "A lie pulled tight enough will always snap under the breaking strain."

There's no tongue/N sound to be heard.

5/04/2006 06:28:00 AM  
Blogger Earendil said...

Also, Paik-Heavy industries? Widmore?

Remember who Jin worked for? Mr. Paik? Connection! I recall somebody in the numbers forums mentioning that there's a scene during either Jins' interview or some such, where you can see monitors on the wall of Mr. Paik's office dispaying THE ISLAND.

At the very least Mr. Paik must somehow be involved in the Korean offshore project.

Widmore construction was mentioned in one of the podcasts, and the producers told us to keep an eye out for widmore in the future. There was the episode flashback with Charlie and the diaper commercial, and the sign outside says "Widmore Construction".

Also, I swear the voice for the Hanso commercial IS Carlton Cuse, since we've heard him so many times during the podcast.

5/04/2006 06:37:00 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Note if you call the US phone number now (as of the morning of 5-4-06), you no longer receive Persephone's message on the General Information option. You just get the full address.

Hope she didn't get caught. :P

5/04/2006 08:30:00 AM  
Blogger radiogurl said...

Read the book Bad Twin-the manuscript that Hurley and Sawyer were reading. The author was 'lost' on Oceanic Flight 815 and it was published after his death. It is dedicated to his girlfriend Cindy who was a flight attendant for Oceanic. (ringing bells here?)

Also--the Widmore corporation is mentioned in this 'fictional' book, along with the Hanso Foundation. I think it is riddled with clues, but we won't know what to do with any of them until we get more info. The plot is a detective who helps the Widmore family with a lost family member.

5/04/2006 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger monsteratomic said...

Has anyone tried entering the numbers as an option?

5/04/2006 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Atcha said...

It's most often spelled in English as "Namaste."

5/04/2006 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger bmone said...

Mittlewerk is the name of a Nazi SS Munitions Plant, a large underground facility that was staffed with slave labor transferred from the Buchenwald concentration camp. Conditions at the facility were horrific, and thousands of prisoners died due to malnutrition, disease, exhaustion, or hangings by camp guards.This is where the V-series reckets or vergeltungswaffen (weapons of revenge) were built by Wernher von Braun, who later worked for NASA.

5/04/2006 01:15:00 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

Thank you for posting this transcript (as well as the mp3s). I've been getting busy signals and "all circuits are busy now" messages every time I've tried calling the U.S. number.

5/04/2006 04:28:00 PM  
Blogger Griffin147 said...

Widmore Laboritories was the brand of pregnancy test Sun used recently.

5/05/2006 01:49:00 PM  
Blogger Houses_Vicodin said...

Just called the hotline again. Persephone's voice is no longer heard overlapping on general info message #1!

5/06/2006 04:02:00 PM  
Blogger NYStingRay said...

The first time I called the 877-426-7674 (Hansorg) phone number I did NOT hear Perephone's voice, rather the Women's Voice completed the message.

I called back a second time and that time Persephone's voice DID break in and give me the password.

Strange how it seems pretty random.

I also called the 206-861-5017 phone number belonging to Hugh McIntyre and received the message about his full, so I pressed 5 as instructed to page him. I was prompted for my phone number and after the voice mail confirmed my number I was told Hugh would call me back. I'll let you know if he does.

The 206-861 area code and prefix belongs to Seattle, Washington area

5/07/2006 03:08:00 PM  
Blogger bolo said...

A correction to the transcript (minor):

In McIntyre's messages, Mittlewerk says "We've got to try and put a public face on all this." Much more desperate sounding than should.

5/08/2006 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger alexisbagel said...

In case anyone was wondering 'Namaste' is a word in Hindi!! It means Hi or Bye, much like 'Salut' in French can mean both. At first I thought it was Chinese/Japanese, but no! I have an Indian friend who told me it was Hindi! Interesting?!!

5/10/2006 08:26:00 AM  
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5/12/2006 04:39:00 PM  
Blogger Olerica said...

Namaste. Typical final words of a yoga class. Kinda means, "the peace that which is within me recognises the peace that is within you" (Or so my yoga instructor says).

My guess is that it's a Dharma "tie in".

5/12/2006 04:43:00 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I don't know if it means anything, but somewhere along my search for clues, I saw in some code somewhere an address that strangly reminded me of something. It eventually realized since it started with 544 that it was the spelled out address from the phone message. The actually address and spelling is:

544 Orsund Klengvjel
Copenhagen DK-1604

I wonder if anyone can find out what is actually at this address.

5/22/2006 09:09:00 PM  
Blogger Dullard said...

I'm not sure if this is new news or not, but while listening to the first audio file (lost.mp3) at approx. :41 seconds into it you hear a voice in the background. After listening to it many time it sounds to me as if it says "will you be the grim reaper?" though it's very unclear.

5/26/2006 05:12:00 AM  
Blogger bsmooth8 said...

for Hanso's voice message - the woman was asking "where's hanso, what have you done with him?"

Is Alvor Hanso himself "Lost" at this point? Either some policing authority took custody of him and/or someone "else" took him.

6/03/2006 02:46:00 PM  
Blogger Mike O said...

I'm brand new to the game and just called both sets of numbers. It seems that neither number is active when I call.

Have these numbers been changed, or disconnected entirely?

6/06/2006 02:26:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

test

7/13/2006 12:24:00 PM  
Blogger rydell said...

Just thought I'd mention this, noone else has said it:
That "Water drop sound" is the default sound clip used by Skype when a call ends. It actually sounds like someone saying "End".

7/15/2006 09:16:00 PM  
Blogger theo-lost-theo said...

i think i've discovered a connection. remember the "missing organs" thing with the map? and the thing for monster.com in the phone call? well, the "jobs available" section is "powered by monster.com" and the only job available in the us/uk is an organ courier. That apparently involves transplanting organs. have a look:

http://www.hansocareers.com/2.asp

7/20/2006 12:05:00 PM  

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