In anticipation of tonight’s episode of Lost, “?”, and because I’m tired of updating my two previous Hanso Foundation posts [here] & [here], I’m recapping some of the clues and events relating to the Lost Experience.
Potential spoilers lie ahead. You’ve been warned.
Go to this URL, alerted to astute readers of the Hanso Foundation RSS feed: http://www.thehansofoundation.org/#section=bios
Click on the date beneath Hanso’s photo, October 28, 2003
You’ll get this sequence of events in an animation “narrated by Persephone:
PERSEPHONE: THIS IS THE
LAST RECORD I FOUND OF
ANY PUBLIC APPEARANCE OF
THE MAN HASN’T BEEN SEEN
IN PUBLIC SINCE 2002!!!
VO: Where is Alvar Hanso? Is he hiding? Who’s running this place anyway?
ALVAR HANSO WAS NEVER THERE
The noises at the end of the message seem like mose code. Here’s my breakdown:
… / .- / ..-. / . / –. == SAFED (?)
Please take a listen for yourself and help me decipher in the comments.
Going back to the bios section, if you type in the “breakingstrain” code into the login field, or if you wait around long enough, the clock in the upper left give you the message OB:EY instead of the time. Clicking on OB:EY send you to http://www.sublymonal.com/, a site with the title subLYMONal.
Click on the screens using the “numbers” as a pattern. You’ll get this:
sublymonal message unlocked
code: Heir Apparent
When you’ve seen enough, click on the screen to be sent back to the bios section of the Hanso Foundation.
RSL also pointed out to me that there’s a message on the main page of the site dated May 5, 2006 that links to this press release from Hugh McIntyre.
Here’s the juicy nugget from the PDF, Hugh’s contact info:
The number is for a Seattle, Washington area phone, but it’s out of service. Go figure. No response on my emails to Hugh either. Maybe I should use the subject line “Heir Apparent”, or maybe Hugh is the heir apparent to Alvar Hanso?
Oh, and the mail sent to the email address shown goes through, but the mailto: email address, which is just email@example.com get returned as undeliverable.
And just so you know, you should all be reading RSL. He writes great post, both Lost and non-Lost and his recent Hanso Foundation post spurred me to write mine.
His best find: this Flickr photoset.
More Lost goodness after tonight’s episode.
UPDATE: Put the “heir apparent” code in the space on Dr. Thomas Mittelwerkâ€™s bio page to get some interesting new content [Via And Found]
Persephone asks the following:
Caltech has no record of this guy in their alumni database. Heâ€™s never made a tuition payment. Does he even have a college degree? Why does he call himself a doctor? Of what. Who is this clown?
UPDATE II: Tangentially-related, non-official sites worth exploring. Could they possibly be related to the Lost Experience?