June 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm #9130
Full report coming. 3 is coming.
June 3, 2016 at 2:49 pm #9131
Got the letter. 4 is gone. 3 has entered. Scrutinizing it now. Will post the details.
June 3, 2016 at 2:50 pm #9132
I’d kindly request pictures, if you get a chance. Imgur seems to be the image uploading location of choice these days
June 3, 2016 at 2:50 pm #9133
I am clutching my pearls, gentlemen.
June 3, 2016 at 2:55 pm #9134
That was SWIFT. How I long to be in LA.
June 3, 2016 at 2:56 pm #9135
1. I am so glad I’m about to get off of work.
2. Please post pictures, it wouldn’t be right for everyone to not see it!
3. Addison, GK3??
I was thinking this morning about that fire last night and what looked like a book in there. I was wondering if maybe it could have been her training log.
June 3, 2016 at 3:14 pm #9151
June 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm #9137
June 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm #9138
Gk3 is a he.
June 3, 2016 at 3:05 pm #9141
June 3, 2016 at 3:26 pm #9153
We are back at Buz’s. Scrutinizing the letter and scanning it. Will be posted soon.
In short, it was 4’s goodbye letter. Big emphasis on our community not keeping secrets and becoming more vocal. References to Addison and Rizzo. Some interesting redacted bits.
Well played, 4. I’m gonna miss you.
June 3, 2016 at 3:28 pm #9154
~4 was too nervous to meet me. So whatever, bye ~4.
Well done on getting there so quick guys, you beat all of us that were coordinating together to figure out where it was.
June 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm #9155
Welp, I’m gonna miss 4. Wish I could have met her.
June 3, 2016 at 3:35 pm #9156
Lots of editing for the letter, 4 makes note of some things that the others high ups may not think we are ready for… But they had high praise for the letter she wrote over all… Whoever THEY are
June 3, 2016 at 3:39 pm #9158
Today was a weird, but enlightening day.
So last night during Addison’s rebirthing ceremony (the burning of her photos) I noticed that the OOA had tagged their location. I would never presume that they could make a mistake such as this but I did not want to alert the forums none the less in case it was accidental. I quickly messaged them and let them know but did not hear back.
Today, having still no word from the Institute, I let @kasch know of my discovery and we decided to go check out this location.
I sent them a message letting them know what we are doing and if we were out of bounds then to please let me know asap so we could turn around. Shortly after sending this message I get a periscope notification…with the location tagged on again.
Now I know this is no accident. I immediately tell @kasch to turn left and head to Griffith Park and drive as fast as he can. We were 40 minutes away!
29 minutes later (thanks to Waze) we arrive at the right spot, find the hiding place… and pull out the letter that was sealed with a skull and crossbones wax insignia.
So it would seem to me from reading this at this biggest take away as that we need to interact EVEN more.
I myself am guilty of holding a few things close to my chest. Mainly, the big one, that I received an email from OOA telling me that the warning call was not accusatory but that I was soon to be in possession of a major clue… by mail. I’m still waiting for this. Because I’m relatively new, I’ve been observing, trying to learn as much as possible. I know now that this is a mistake. I must interact to learn. This is my path moving forward.
Now that I’ve got that out of the way… back to the letter.
Things of note:
–There are 4 different sets of handwriting.
–The redacted parts are legible in real life… if you cannot read them through the scan please let me know and I will post them.
–This is a first draft with edits from… possibly other gatekeepers? Oracles? Who knows. I’m curious if they had to rush this since Andrew and I were on our way to look at the other location.
–Four is done. She looks to be taking Addison with her. (She may be speaking through Addison or that was Addison speaking briefly in the letter).
–They call out Rizzo specifically (though only by referring to him as “R”).
–Four is a Sound of Music fan.
I’m still pouring over this but I hope someone has something else they may be able to add to the puzzle at hand.
Glory be and stay on the path brothers and sisters. GK3 is coming, and I cannot wait.
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June 3, 2016 at 3:53 pm #9164
Note, the line in the pages is an artifact from scanning. My work scanner has the same problem.
June 3, 2016 at 3:58 pm #9165
Also who is CA and why are they behind schedule?
June 3, 2016 at 3:59 pm #9166
Yea that’s my biggest question about this, who is CA?
June 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm #9168
First thought would be California. I feel the OOA is in a lot of areas.
June 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm #9170
And by saying “CA isn’t ready”, they mean all of us :/
June 3, 2016 at 4:03 pm #9171
Well, if they’re in MN, someone should put me in touch with the local branch.
June 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm #9167
To hash out:
– …”the face of the creators, 2 4 2″ with the note “don’t mention the kids name directly” – makes it seem like 2 4 2 indicates the creator’s or creators’ name/names, whatever that may mean
– “Beware he who does not die”
– “I’m just an actress, first and foremost.”
– “…she now goes to him that is eternity” – Addison goes to him and this is good, but we’re also supposed to beware he who does not die?
– “Oracles are non-responsive” <– is that what this says?
– CA is behind schedule
June 4, 2016 at 9:28 am #9292
interesting the redacted “I’m just an actress first and foremost”
It has a double meaning. as gatekeeper (Addison speaking through gatekeeper??), she had to maintain a persona and act as a conduit.
Addison was an aspiring actress, But this could also be interpreted as breaking the fourth wall, perhaps that’s why it was redacted.
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June 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm #9169
“The louder your voice, the more we will show you”
Or you know, just leave you sitting downstairs having a coffee, and then try and cover it up as a mistake.
You were a fucking coward ~4, as were all the rest of you.
Don’t like that label? You still have my number, tell me I’m wrong, tell me some more bullshit about how my name tag fell to the floor – in the exact place Daela and I looked and found nothing.
And you wonder why people don’t believe that effort leads to reward? Feel free to send me some gas money, or a plane ticket, and I’ll come back, we can get that drink.
~4, you typed a lot, you ranted and stamped your feet, and you said next to nothing this entire time. Just like this letter, you could have simply said “Post More”, but brevity isn’t your style.
It’s a low bar for III to clear, but then you do all keep surprising us. Glory fucking be.
June 3, 2016 at 4:05 pm #9172
Did anyone notice the 8 s in the different words on the pages and the 242
June 3, 2016 at 4:18 pm #9174
Makes me wonder if Tension will release something like http://www.thetensionexperience.com/242
It wouldn’t be the first time they had a puzzle like that.
June 3, 2016 at 6:17 pm #9215
I don’t know why I feel I’ve seen the numbers 242 somewhere before, I might be mistaken, but will be looking through the stuff I first looked through to see if I find it. Also there were a few spelling mistakes, but only one was circled “Ogf”
June 4, 2016 at 9:20 am #9289
I agree there seem to be numbers we are supposed to use in some way. Remember gatekeeper 5’s farewell letter contained a new web address.
Perhaps this is similar and we are supposed to use the 8s and the 242 in a similar manner. Though it’s definitely not as obvious this time.
June 4, 2016 at 9:21 am #9290
June 3, 2016 at 4:24 pm #9175
We may be missing a piece of the puzzle. The 242 is odd. I don’t know what it’s significance can be other than a clue.
June 3, 2016 at 4:30 pm #9179
@thebuz and @kasch – thank you for scanning this, but could you also scan/take a picture of the seal on the envelope? We know Addison used something similar last night, so I feel like whatever the seal logo it is important.
Also, was it wax like last night? A sticker? What? Nothing is random and everything can be a clue, so please…we want it ALL!
June 4, 2016 at 9:17 am #9285
June 3, 2016 at 4:31 pm #9180
I say this out of love man, just putting it out there right from the get go.
I can understand your frustration, I haven’t had the same issues as you have with Tension but I have in life been let down by people/groups. It’s not a fun feeling. But the OOA are people just like us and they make mistakes. I can’t speak on their behalf but I suspect they know they f*cked up with you. Second chances. Also, you met us and I met you! At the risk of sounding super cheesy I think that was the most rewarding part of being with my community, even if it was just for a little while.
And ya I just drove down, post blood donation, for a letter. That’s fine. I choose to get in the car and do something knowing I may be disappointed with the outcome. But it was an adventure! I got to see Andrew, Buz and Rizzo! And who knows read that letter again, maybe there’s more to it? I already see stuff like “242” in the letter that looks suspect.
So two options: you stop this and game over. Or you can take the risk and try it again. Ready Player One?
I’m going to get some cookies and lay down.
June 3, 2016 at 5:26 pm #9203
@mkarrett A second chance was arranged, at considerably greater expense and hardship to me, and I believe you did read in my review that it was cancelled by the time I woke up.
How does that expression go? “Fool me once, shame on you, Fool me… oh what the hell, just keep fooling me, I’ll stick around indefinitely..” ?
I’m still here, and I’m still player 111, but I’m losing faith in the OOA’s current MO. I sign a waiver to entrust my safety to people that can’t send emails, forgot I was there, fucked up their second chance, may have hurt someone I cared about, and I’m supposed to act impressed with this coffee stained homework assignment of a goodbye letter hidden behind a trash can?
June 3, 2016 at 5:45 pm #9205
To be honest? Yes @111error I actually forgot about the second chance part. The meeting that didn’t happen. The extra day stay. I can’t stop you from doing whatever you want to do but know this:
That letter had a lot of stabs at people that talk in the damn back alleys. The whole whisper thing. It made me roll my eyes again because fuck I have had enough of hearing the whining about the “whispers”. But I’ll let it roll off, I know I’M not hiding anything from this forum. What I discuss with my community is completely unrelated and doesn’t belong on this forum. So do I also feel a little pissed from what ~4 had to say? Of course. Probably not as much as you did but I felt a little bit of “oh here we go again with beating the dead horse”. But I know myself and my contributions here. And if I stop then that clock stands a lesser chance of getting wound (wind?) up.
And so I move forward.
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June 3, 2016 at 5:54 pm #9208
That’s also exactly why I am speaking up. I didn’t like what happened, nor did I like the immediate backpedalling from ~4 – AND we never got that Taco Bell – so if they want chat here, that’s awesome, all my piss and spittle can trickle down their walls here instead. =D
June 3, 2016 at 5:59 pm #9209
Hey man. I can relate in other ways. Perhaps you were being taught a lesson.. perhaps you still are.
Things transpire in mysterious ways.
Do not be bitter, there is so much beauty to behold! I am standing at a major crossroads myself.
I too know pain as a result of this experience. I welcome it.. as long as it be not in vein.
June 3, 2016 at 6:01 pm #9210
I think you meant ‘in vain’, unless forced opioid consumption is your red line.
June 3, 2016 at 6:01 pm #9211
June 3, 2016 at 6:10 pm #9213
June 3, 2016 at 6:04 pm #9212
Yes. hit me up brother. hahaha. jk.
I know I spell fucked up. I also only have a grade 9 education.. I have many flaws. Thanks for the mirror brother.
Do not let your recent sorrow as well as joy turn into a negative.. unless it be a constructive one.
June 3, 2016 at 7:19 pm #9225
Just shooting from the hip, here: when Buz writes “I received an email from OOA telling me that the warning call was not accusatory but that I was soon to be in possession of a major clue… by mail,” is it possible that this incident is the fulfillment of that promise? Did the OOA know that Buz would be the first to arrive at the site, or is there still more to come?
June 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm #9228
I thought about that… But they said by mail… Not an envelope.
So I think I still have something coming.
I do not think I am one of the 8 hiding clues.
June 3, 2016 at 7:41 pm #9232
That’s kinda exciting. I think we’ll* all be waiting for mail news with bated breath! Here’s to hoping!
June 3, 2016 at 7:51 pm #9235
From Aleister: “I am afraid however finding the letter, also allowed us to – – find you, out and about in the open. would you believe today your choices have not rippled everything, and what happens next… what happens next will be glorious.”
Uh oh… Now we’ve done it.
June 3, 2016 at 7:56 pm #9236
June 3, 2016 at 7:58 pm #9237
But…”glorious”…that seems like a good thing
June 3, 2016 at 8:04 pm #9240
– Aleister says the OOA has found you. It sounds like a good thing, from his POV, so why is he saying “I’m afraid” like it’s a bad thing?
– I thought the OOA was always watching. Why did they have to “find” you at all?
– Your choices have *not* rippled everything? That’s…weird. What’s the point of informing you that you’ve had no effect? If what happens next is going to be glorious, it sounds a bit as if Aleister is saying “Your choices could have disrupted something glorious, but they did not.” What did you have a chance to disrupt? Is he viewing you as a threat to the OOA?
– Or he didn’t mean to leave the “not” in there and it’s a typo, he means to say that your choices HAVE rippled everything, causing something glorious to happen. In which case…how did finding that letter trigger something glorious? Or is there another choice you made that we don’t know about?
The joys of ambiguity.
June 3, 2016 at 8:17 pm #9245
@daela I read it as my choice HAVE rippled things. The expression sounded like “Do you think your choices would not have ripple effects?”
I know the OOA has been watching me closely since February, so that wasn’t a revelation. But is this someone different? Someone new to the OOA? III? Or maybe it was Sentinel who was watching?
Questions, questions…but I have a feeling that we will have answers… Along with more questions. 😉
June 3, 2016 at 8:05 pm #9241
Huh… Does he mean just you and buz? Or the four of us who met at the letter location?
June 3, 2016 at 8:21 pm #9249
No idea if he’s referring to all of us or just Andrew. He did not reach out to me though. Tension Experience did (as I already posted about). So who knows?
June 3, 2016 at 8:07 pm #9242
“I am afraid however finding the letter…”
Almost sounds like…you weren’t supposed to find the letter?
June 3, 2016 at 8:12 pm #9244
From my conversation with Aleister…
Me: “I eagerly await what the ripple effect will be. Let me know if you need anything else from me. In the meantime, I will be watching out…
Aleister: “Andrew, I would WATCH IN
as in, from within”
From within…our group?
June 3, 2016 at 8:20 pm #9247
June 3, 2016 at 9:12 pm #9251
I actually feel like he means that because the right choices were made we didn’t alter what will be glorious. As in the choice was made to share with the group instead of keeping the letter to yourselves. But who knows! 😉
June 3, 2016 at 9:17 pm #9252
Oh man I hope so.
June 3, 2016 at 8:23 pm #9250
I eagerly wait next to my mailbox.
June 4, 2016 at 7:29 am #9276
I agree with Megan. That letter definately seems like a rough copy.In reference to the handwritten notes on the letter, my question is are the Oracles analyzing all the Gatekeepers work before they post? To be more specific are the Gatekeepers in competition to ascend themselves? Or are the other Gatekeepers the ones giving notes?
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June 4, 2016 at 9:16 am #9284
if gatekeeper five ascended, maybe he is one of the people giving notes. I think the notes are most likely coming from the oracles themselves.
June 4, 2016 at 9:19 am #9288
I always thought that since the Overseer’s profile pic had a ‘5’ on it, that he was the artist formerly known as GK5.
June 4, 2016 at 9:37 am #9295
haha, i forgot about that, so perhaps he is in between the oracles and the gatekeepers?
In that case, I would still wager he would be one of the people giving notes
June 4, 2016 at 9:49 am #9298
You said it was written on a typewriter whoever physically handled the letter was there anything about the texture like possible indents of letters that may not have had ink on them. Hidden messages without the carbon paper that we might not necessarily see online. Did anybody taste the coffee stain? What brand is it? or is it blood? Is there any hints that it may be scratch and sniff? Lol, just checking the senses.
June 4, 2016 at 9:53 am #9299
What if the entire letter is a ginormous LSD tab? That would be so GK4.
June 4, 2016 at 10:12 am #9304
i was wondering about the coffee stain. Maybe that implies gk5. One of the gk5 written newsletters had a coffee stain
June 4, 2016 at 10:19 am #9309
One word: coasters.
June 4, 2016 at 10:24 am #9311
As a coffee addict, I can assure you stains occur coasters or no. Glory Be to the full pot!
June 4, 2016 at 10:05 am #9302
Looking at the over all bigger picture here…
Could Addison been 4? Split personality?
Either way, from the letter it seems they conjoined into the same mind.
June 4, 2016 at 10:11 am #9303
Interesting theory. Both were actresses. The idea of multiple personalities might fit with Four being the unfettered alter ego (Tyler Durden) and Addison being the restrained, meek persona. Plus the helmet use and the references to Four’s head hurting…..
June 4, 2016 at 10:14 am #9305
I like that theory a lot…but…the person who called me and said she was GK4 was the same voice as the person speaking to me in the attic. Both of those voices match the Four video as well.
Adding on to your theory though about sharing the same mind, maybe they are sisters or even twins
OR what if the helmet gave you thoughts and had you act based on someone else’s mind
June 4, 2016 at 10:15 am #9307
Then why weren’t Addison’s parents also looking for the sibling?
June 4, 2016 at 10:17 am #9308
This is a stretch I know, but maybe they didn’t care about the “bad” one. The evil twin was beyond repair and they had to focus on the “good” one?
Or maybe Tom got around and Four is a half sister that Margaret doesn’t know about?
June 4, 2016 at 10:14 am #9306
In voodoo, there is the concept of being ridden by the Loa. You dance yourself into a trance to open yourself up as a vessel to be ridden by a spirit. What if the helmet does this? Candidates are sifted through and tested for compatibility and the helmet opens them up to channel entities to communicate with the OOA (oracles?).
June 4, 2016 at 10:35 am #9312
Haha if that was the case we could have all been enlightened for 10 hours or so. Imagine the theories we could figure out as a community high on LSD. But if history teaches us anything, we might burn each other as witches as well.
June 4, 2016 at 10:40 am #9313
Ergot in the rye!
June 4, 2016 at 10:47 am #9314
@mike you actually had the helmet on, rIghT. Could it be possible that the Helmet was really some mIsdirectioN as They Kindly whispered in YOUr eAR, maybE they weRe actually HypnoTIzinG you to be triggered by some phrase later on…
Oooh a voodoo theory… light this is all an elaborate dance to coax open parts of our minds and allow some interdimensional beings who like to play games with our heads inside to fuck with each other on these forums.
June 4, 2016 at 10:57 am #9316
tHis Also Happens in the tAoist culture as well as mediumship.
June 4, 2016 at 10:55 am #9315
i did Wear tHe helmet but no one wAs whispering in my ear That i heard
June 4, 2016 at 11:06 am #9317
i SupposE i should reread that thread, for some reasoN I Thought it was meNtionEd that you and sean had peopLe whISpering in your eaR while the HElmEt was on.
June 4, 2016 at 11:14 am #9318
Ahh i think i get ya now. FOr REal though, it a Fuzzy, but Fun time. Of couRse, i mighT be a victim of it all
June 4, 2016 at 11:45 am #9319
I know I am late to this party – yesterday was an incredibly nonstop busy and kinda terrible day for me. Anyways my chime in the letter – there is clearly a few puzzles we still have not solved. Anyone have any indication as to the clues we are missing? Is there another forum somewhere with the unanswered clues. Being busy with so many jobs and a multitude of projects it is very challenging to read through everything on these forums.
I am going to miss 4 – she was a lot of fun and I never got a chance to meet her. But she did say she would return, hopefully I can meet her then. If she thinks 3 is strange, then I think we are in for something special this next month or so.
I particularly like her explanation of 5 vs 4 in the intro. 5 lays down the rules. 4 is chaos. If 5 is the calm before, 4 is the storm. What does that make 3? If 5 is the rule maker, 4 is the rule breaker, is 3 going to be the fixer? Is he gong to patch whatever holes were created. I believe we are doing a great job in patching our own holes but are there holes we don’t know about that need fixing to only strengthen our community?
What have I learned she asks. Well I have learned a lot about looking past what is given. Assume everything has meaning and purpose. I have learned that throughout my day to day life there may be trouble, there may be anxiety, but always community will be there to help. There are always others like me going through similar situations and being a rock for them helps when you need a similar rock. This experience has been quite interesting for me. For those who are unaware, this year has done nothing but throw me lemons. My one break from the stresses of this crazy world has been this entire experience and I love it. What comes next… who knows only The OOA? That is the great wonder of this entire thing – through fear and paranoia it keeps me going… why? am I sick? Maybe. Am I twisted? Absolutely! As long as this continues and the story grows, I continue to be intrigued, engaged, and weirdly enough happy.
Bring it on Three. I await to see your strangeness and your guidance. I continue my _path towards enlightenment and I anticipate the light!
June 4, 2016 at 1:24 pm #9324
from what ive read recenTly it seems tHe first mention of this heAd device was way bacK at the begiNning. haS TheRe been any recent contact wIth the investigator bob jones? sinCe i thinK he talks about it. maYbe im mixing things up again. I agree Neil, Tension rents alot of space in my head as well. I think we are all a little twisted. I probably would have been drinking the punch though instead of the sealed water. Lol. Good to see you on here again.
June 4, 2016 at 1:29 pm #9325
I can’t believe I’m actually pissed I’m on vacation. I want OOA adventures too!
I’m so happy I decided to pop into the forums today. Yesterday was so full of family activities that I had no time whatsoever to devote here. I managed to find about an hour today so here I am! This letter was so fascinating. 4 was a real card huh? I’m going to miss the sassy assy posts. Though I must say I’m waiting with bated breath for us to be virtually acquainted with III.
You guys are all amazing and I wish I could do much more right now but alas, I’m still in a paradise of sorts. I’ll return Tuesday late late late so hopefully I’ll be able to jump in on an adventure soon!
*wink* *nudge* *hands everyone a brownie*
Oh yes, and of course, GLORY BE!
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