Parasystole, Standing Waves

Known as ponderingman on YouTube, this Kryptos new-comer suggests that the raised letters YA and R are markers referring to the plaintext characters in those same positions.

Those letters would be WL and D from the following:

SLOWLYDESPARATLYSLOWLY

Furthermore, he suggests a reason for the misspelling of DESPERATELY.  By removing the W, L, and D (raised letters) from the plaintext, we get a possible new keyword, if somewhat out of order:

SLOYESPARAT…

…PARASYSTOLE

Jim’s talks about standing waves and layers gives this idea some credence.

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The Kryptos Project

Gary Phillips, the author of the “Kryptos Revisited” web site monitors various Kryptos-Sculpture-related web sites, blogs, and news sources to give you the best in originality and usefulness.  One web site that has stood as a beacon of information in the vast sea of endless Kryptos references is “The Kryptos Project” by Jew-Lee Lann.

Please visit her web site for original Kryptos sources at www.theKryptosProject.com.

This professional source is now among the other “Kryptos Revisited” recommended sites:

Gary Warzin’s Palimpsest Theory

Gary Warzin’s 2001 Palimpsest Theory has been reproduced as a permanent mirror (in memoriam) at KryptosRevisited.com!

Discover how this Kryptos enthusiast used Jim Gillogly’s CIA Sculpture report in conjunction with Simon Singh’s “The Code Book” to develop a theory about K4.  Warzin claims that Kryptos is a physical palimpsest with underlying alphabet characters from the Vigenere Tableau peeking through.

http://www.kryptosrevisited.com/sculpture/solutions/gary-warzin.asp

Kryptos Employs a Fibonacci Sequence?

Does that CIA Sculpture, Kryptos, employ a Fibonacci Cipher?  Vorlath, a.k.a. “Krazy Kryptos,” has been spinning his Kryptos wheels for some time now.  He proposes at his blog that the misspellings in Kryptos are a clue to be used in conjunction with the misaligned letters of K3.  The position of those misspellings form a Fibonacci Sequence as observed by other sleuths years ago.

What Vorlath suggests is that endYAhR (capital letters depicted here are actually raised letters in the sculpture) is a reversed Fibonacci sequence.  Matter-of-factly, he is correct, and I think the correlation between this and the misspellings is noteworthy if nothing more than one of the hundred thousand insignificant coincidences we could fine in the sculpture.  However, there are other anomalies that suggest “a reverse” of something.  We have the backward ciphertext or tableau.  We have “Antipodes (look up the meaning),” the CIA sculpture’s sister sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum, and we’re aware of other oddities that may tie a Reverse Fibonacci Sequence into Kryptos.

When Sanborn asked, “Has anyone figured out what those are?  They’re important,” he implied that the misaligned letters could be interpreted with some finality (not to imply certainty) that leads us into the entire algorithm that unlocks the cipher known the world over as K4.  Is, “Yes, Mr. Sanborn, we know what those are.  Now what?” get us any closer to the answers?  I certainly think it’s worth the effort to pursue at this point in time.

Go check out Krazy Kryptos’ recent article: “K3 DYAHR Curiosity

and then peruse the rest of his blog to see the untamed inner-workings of a person who loves puzzles.

Certain to be Worth Your Time

The kryptos.info network is comprised of facts, promising conjecture, and inspirational entertainment as it relates to Jim Sanborn’s CIA Sculpture, Kryptos.  Although kryptos.info, kryptosrevisited.com, and realmoftwelve.net are not a part of a formal partnership with other contributing web sites and discussion forums, the concept of the kryptos.info network includes the latest favorable ideas from outside sources.  Here are a few new ones:

ninetysevenletters.wordpress.com (blog)

kryptoswiki.com (now live!)

apexofkryptos.wordpress.com (blog)

The “APEX” of Kryptos (theory/orientation to logical matrix manipulation)

New Search and Link Feature

The kryptos.info network is still in its infancy.  Over the course of the summer, new Kryptos Sculpture animations will become available at Kryptos Revisited, and already a significant amount of work has been accomplished.  Last month Gary Phillips released the Kryptos Sculpture font, and already it has been downloaded several hundred times.  The network is growing through links from other web sites and blogs, and steady traffic is at an all-time high.

The author of Beyond K4 — a new blog exploring variations on classical cryptography as it relates to Sanborn’s CIA sculpture — is hosting various contests with prizes.  If, for no other reason than to take a break from your daily routine, you may want to stop by that blog and drop a line.  Kryptosfan is pursuing fresh avenues, and the comprehensive journal of experiments is an interesting read.  The blog’s author welcomes the public to submit entries to various competitions, ranging from ideas like what do you think k4 says? to the much more difficult polyglot challenge, which involves designing software to aid in solving multilingual cryptograms.  There are some cash prizes, and you don’t have to be an expert in all of these challenges — you just need to follow the guidelines.  Who knows!  You could make a name for yourself!

Today the kryptos.info network added new search capabilities to the web sites.  Now you can perform a Google search from within the web site to discover information across the network, discussion forums across the web, and recommended articles in preferred sites.  Now it’s easier than ever to search multiple blogs at once that have been hand-selected to guarantee fresh, interesting conversation related to Kryptos and classical cryptography.

Another feature at Kryptos Revisited is the new linking schema.  Specific words are automatically highlighted across all the network pages to make it very easy to find additional information.  For example, palimpsest will be automatically highlighted wherever it appears, linking directly to additional information about its definition and appearances in other parts of the network.  You can even find current discussion forums related to the word links you follow.  As more pages are added to the web sites over the summer, the number of highlighted terms will increase, making kryptosRevisited.com the most comprehensive resource available for your Kryptos Sculpture pursuits.  New sections highlighting some of the people involved in Kryptos provide a personal touch to the theme.  You’ll explore many sites, blogs, and articles beyond Kryptos Revisited, because the network is a hub — more than a destination.

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kryptosRevisited.com Introduction

Welcome to the kryptos.info network!  (click here to see the web site connected to this blog)

Kryptos Revisited” is a web site that explores Kryptos, a sculpture by James Sanborn located at CIA HQ in Langley, VA.  The Kryptos Sculpture contains several encrypted messages, and much of the focus has been on three of four passages encoded on its prominent copper scroll.  The quest has been to unlock the final passages of the encoding and to unveil the remaining mysteries yet shadowed in the veil of uncertainty.

I personally welcome you to this group and ask that you introduce yourself to the growing number of kryptos.info participants.  Your name, a brief background, and general purpose for your visit will suffice.  Individuals and groups are welcome to participate in the discussions that span this web site, and we all ask that any information used herein leading to a breakthrough or solution be credited back to this web site and this group.  This implies that any press release will credit kryptos.info or kryptosRevisited.com as a resource instrumental to any new information.  By all means take personal credit, and acknowledge the rest of us, as we in turn will do so for you.

Without further adieu, here’s to a successful and worthy journey as we explore Kryptos.

looking forward to meeting you,

gary

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