Thursday, January 12, 2012

Kryptos - Puzzle monument CIA


Kryptos - Puzzle monument CIA


 At CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, there is a monument that contains a secret message. The message is confusing even for the most brilliant in the CIA agents. The monument was named Kryptos. Twenty years have passed, and the Kryptos puzzle still unsolved.In recent years, an object has been a subject of conversation both outside and inside the CIA headquarters. A monument is stuck on the page called Kryptos CIA office. Kryptos contains 865 odd characters that look random and irregular. 
                                 
 
Kryptos is made by an artist named James Sanborn. He earned an assignment to create the monument in 1988 when the CIA built a new building behind the main building.


Agency wanted an outdoor installation to decorate the area between the buildings. Sanborn Kryptos uses the name to call his work. This word comes from the Greek meaning "hidden". Kryptos described as a contemplation of nature, the nature of secrecy and complexity of truth, and the message was delivered entirely in code. 


A fellow named Ed Scheidt Sanborn estimates that the entire puzzle will be solved in seven years. But 20 years have passed, the hidden message is still not fully resolved. Cooperation between the geniuses in the world and some CIA staff only managed to break the 3 parts of the monument which turned out to produce a prose-prose that makes this puzzle becomes increasingly confusing. The third part is called K1, K2 and K3. Still unsolved 97 characters of section 4 (K4). And the longer the puzzle it hangs, the more curious they are made.

Perhaps because of curiosity, Sanborn is often caught strangers spying on his studio. Some others even sacrificing his career for the sake of Kryptos. An example of a man from Michigan was willing to leave the software industry is only in order to devote time to decode it. 

Another man named Randy Thompson has spent three years to solve the puzzle. "I think I'm close to the answer. Can be tomorrow, or it could be I spend my whole life to find it." He said. These puzzles are also attracted interest in Dan Brown, author of The DaVinci Code pertaining to the Kryptos in one of his novels.In 1999, a computer expert from Los Angeles named Jim Gillogly announced he had successfully solved the first three sections of the code with the help of a Pentium II computer and homemade software.
When the work of Jim Gillogly spread, the CIA soon released a remarkable report. A few months before Gillogly, a CIA agent named David Stein others also have solved the three parts of it just by using pencil and paper! Stein takes 400 hours to solve it and he has announced the answer to the riddle in front of a bunch of CIA agents in the auditorium of the CIA in February 1998. The results of that meeting were never published to the media.

 

There are still 97 more characters to be solved. Stein and Gillogly intend to devote their time and minds to solve the rest of this puzzle. 
"All this is a matter of secrecy," Sanborn said. "This really illustrates the condition of the CIA itself, full of secrecy and confidentiality it drew our curiosity into the sky. The agent calling me the devil because I do not want to tell my secret," Clearly, Sanborn said, smiling. "But Kryptos will reveal the deepest secrets over time."


(Wikipedia)

1 comment:


  1. Hello from Spain

    + I suggest a solution to KRIPTOS K4

    + IF the sculptor of Kryptos Mr. Sanborn has provided The New York Times with the answers to six letters in the sculpture’s final passage. The characters that are the 64th through 69th in the final series on the sculpture read NYPVTT. When deciphered, they read BERLIN
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/21/us/21code.html?ref=us

    + THEN in my humble opinion the best solution is this:
    "PEOPLE TO CREATE A SAFER, FREER WORLD AND SURELY THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE THAN BERLIN THE MEETING PLACE OF EAST AND WEST"

    + BECAUSE

    1_is a fragment of a speech of Ronald reagan in front of Berlin Wall and complies with the requirements explained by the sculptor.
    —Ronald Reagan, address at the Brandenburg Gate, June 12, 1987.
    LOOK http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/re ... r-down.htm

    He said:
    “Today, thus, represents a moment of hope …….PEOPLE TO CREATE A SAFER, FREER WORLD AND SURELY THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE THAN BERLIN THE MEETING PLACE OF EAST AND WEST, to make a start.”


    2_a question needs an answer:

    SO, if K 3 has a question: ” …… can you see anythyngq?“. (The account of Howard Carter, the renowned Egyptologist, as he opened King Tut’s tomb. --and breaking the WALL--)

    THEN … K 4 has an beatiful answer “ People to create a safer, freer world ……..” (a fragment of a speech of Ronald reagan in front of Berlin Wall)


    3_is a beautiful and elegant solution, is what wanted the CIA: The Central Intelligence Agency planned the expansion known as the New Headquarters Building in the 1980s and asked artists to submit proposals to create a work of art for the courtyard. The broad principles it provided for the $250,000 commission included the notion that it should “engender feelings of well-being, hope.”

    FINALLY
    + I do not know the name of the encryption system, but this solution complies with the requirements and is lovely.

    Goodbye.

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