Kryptos Sculpture CIA Langley with Secret codes
As hinted in the Dan Brown book The Lost Symbol. Which sculpture is one degree north of the position indicated in the book.
In the book it was mentioned USA 37°57′6.5″N 77°8′44″W and with the one degree north it
translates correctly to 38°57′6.5″N 77°8′44″W which is the location of the Kryptos Sculpture at CIA Langley.
The sculpture is standing 12 feet high and it was build November 3, 1990 by artist Jim Sanborn.
The first question was hinted by "Only WW knows"
Who is this WW?
It can be William Webster director for the CIA when the sculpture was installed. It can also be hinted as the letters upside down to MM Maria Magdalena.
Sanborn has denied to reveal who WW is.
There are four hidden messages curved out of metal on the sculpture.
The four messages are all clues to a riddle. Sanborn says that solving the riddle can lead to a treasure hunt on the CIA grounds..
The three hidden messages of the sculpture has been solved already.
The fourth is shown as 97 letters but has not been deciphered yet.
Even the NSA code masters gave up on it.
On the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall fall and also Sanborns 69th birthday he revealed a clue.
It is only the second hint that has been given to crack the code.
Kim Zetter from Wired reports that when all the four clues are solved then the riddle must be solved next.
It is revealed that six of the last 97 letters when being decrypted spell the word Berlin.
The next word in the sentence is clock. Then there is just 86 characters left to decrypt.
The first part of the puzzle was revealed as a riddle in a poetic form by Sanborn:
"Between subtle shading and the absence of light lies the nuance of iqlusion."
The second can indicate the solution has been buried in the ground.
The clue at Thirty eight degrees fifty seven minutes six.
The third message was related to King Tut's tomb that was discovered in 1922 via the diary of Howard Carter Archaeologist.
The code was hard to crack due to misspelling of "iqlusion and "undergruund."
Sanborn has stated that only one man alive knows the answer to the riddle. If it is not solved while he is alive it might go unsolved forever.
There have been several hints and links to secret societies such as the Freemasons.
Crypto experts are still working on to this day to decipher the fourth passage and with the two clues that have been given so far.
Solution for passage 1
Method : Vigenère
Keywords: Kryptos, Palimpsest
BETWEEN SUBTLE SHADING AND THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT LIES THE NUANCE OF IQLUSION
Solution for passage 2
Method : Vigenère
Keywords: Kryptos, Abscissa
Solution for passage 3
Method : Transposition
Solution for passage 4
Known Secret Societies are:
The Circle Order is based on the three degrees in freemasonry.
The Circle Order is a humanitarian Freemason order.
The Druid Order
The order is based on justice, charity, brotherly love.
Founded 1717 in London.
Odd Fellow Order
The Odd Fellow order promotes friendship, love, turth. Odd fellow order is for both woman and men.
Ordo Templi Orientis
O.T.O Ordo Templi Orientis is dedicated to the individual freedom and development.
OSMTH - Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani
Dates back to 1118 Hugues de Payens and the 8 knights from the French royalty.
Later developed by Bernard de Clairvaux.
The Otium Order founded 16 May 1912.
The A.M.O.R.C order is based on personal development.