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My email and Twitter has been overflowing with people that want to let me know that a new video has been posted by PWW (Parker Warner Wright). Thanks to everyone who messaged me.
For those that might not know, this is the second part of the ‘creepy puzzle’ video known as 11B-X-1371, that was mailed to us earlier this year. PWW has said that this video will clear up any uncertainties surrounding the message in the first video.
So it begins again..
It will be exciting to see what this video contains.
The people from the IRC chat are already working on solving it. One of the people working on it emailed me and let me know that they have already uncovered a few things, although there is a lot of work to do.
It is uncertain whether PWW sent the video to me this time, as I am currently in Hawaii for vacation. However I will be sure to let you know if anything odd has arrived in my mailbox as soon as I get home.
I will also do my best to try and keep you updated on the progress like I did last time.
So this is what we already know:
Earlier PWW posted pictures to Facebook containing coordinates, whihc turned out to be in Poland. People speculated these were locations where PWW had dropped the second part of the puzzle. However since he has now released the video online, it is possible that the coordinates mean something entirely else.
Possible there are some sort of cryptographic keys on the locations. But so far we don’t know.
#11BX1371 The next video will be release in exactly 1.444 metric hours, on the Parker Wright YouTube channel.
— Parker Warner Wright (@ParkerWWright) December 31, 2015
He posted on Twitter and Fabeook a while before he released the video. Unfortunately I missed it. However some people are telling me that they think his recent posts on social media might be clues.
The post on Facebook says 1.45 metric hours.
These images have been uncovered from the audio using spectrographic software, just like in the last video. Thanks to Ibn Sina for sending these to me.
Previously he posted this on Facebook:
So apparently he has been back to Zofiówka. Seemingly for nostalgic reasons, but possibly he went there to hide clues.
Things are apparently moving very fast.
The spectrographic image of the cross has been identified as a painting called ‘Piss Christ’ by Serrano
The people on the IRC are working hard to solve more things., and are apparently well underway on some things. So keep checking in
Here is an album of screenshots containing a pigpen cipher. Thanks to Dtty from the IRC
Also when combining some of the text in the video the phrase “I speak only for myself” was found, minus the ‘elf’.
I’ll let you know more about that as soon as I find out.
Seems like this is the result of the pigpen cipher, using the same key as in the last video.
perectim svdivm nvmqvam mlorivr
It hasn’t been confirmed yet though
A bit of a correction. The painting ‘Piss Christ’ is actually a photograph. This is from the wikipedia page:
Piss Christ is a 1987 photograph by the American artist and photographer Andres Serrano. It depicts a small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist’s urine.
Hence the name..
Serrano has not ascribed overtly political content to Piss Christ and related artworks, on the contrary stressing their ambiguity. He has also said that while this work is not intended to denounce religion, it alludes to a perceived commercializing or cheapening of Christian icons in contemporary culture.
Also people are telling me that upon closer examination the pigpen is probably not accurate.
Other than that there are a few things that have only been partially solved. Like cut segments of text that need to be pieced together. One thing is sure, there are more methods of encryption in this one than the first version.
It would seem the pigpen was correct after all. It has now been translated from Latin.
the solution of the pigmen cipher is: RUTIROM MAUQMUN MUIDUTS MITCEFREP DA –> backwards: AD PERFECTIM STUDIUM NUMQUAM MORITUR –> translated: the perfect study never dies
These screenshots were sent to the Gadgetzz Facebook page.
The person who sent it to me believes this means that PWW did not make the first video, but is trying to take responsibility by making a second video. That however does simply not fit the evidence. It would be too much of a hassle just to play along for this long, and making up stories that fit so well. Let alone hack the original PWW youtube account and make another video. I have addressed most of this in the post I made a while back when PWW first came out. I believe it is very safe to say that PWW is indeed the creator.
What this does however tell us is that he made a new cloak, since he felt the first one was poorly made or rushed. Meaning he put more effort into the second video.
PWW has put up some interesting things on Facebook. The photos of his equipment are particularly interesting.
He has also stated that he will not be on the IRC chat until most of the puzzle is solved.
PWW gave us these clues about the girls in the video. Doesn’t really say much, except that she seems to be a hired actor.
On a more personal note I would like to address something. I’m seeing quite a few comments about how this is not worth the effort since it was only interesting when there was a possibility that this was some sort of real threat. I have to say that strikes me as very stupid. While I did understand why people found it more interesting when the purpose of the video was unknown, I have to say: Someone sending me a cryptographic puzzle = awesome. Someone sending me a terror threat, not so awesome.
PWW has told us what we should look for at the coordinates he posted on Facebook before the video was released.
Thanks to Palesz for sending me the screenshot!
These Comments were made on this post. Possibly someone has identified American Sign Language
What is he doing at 0:13 to 0:19? Looks like he pantomimes driving a car?
It’s in ASL…he uses signs for RED GREEN BLUE…RGB color model…as for the pantomime “driving car” at beginning, this may be sign for “control” the female signs the word NAMED or NAME and also may sign a number. During morse code sequence, hand is in sign position for 8…he also signs word for “IN BLUE” maybe reference to RGB color model…look up RGB color model I think this is the key
Thanks to Randy!
But the biggest news is that people have started to find the USB drives that PWW had hidden around Warsaw!
Apparently the same guy got all of the drives and streamed on Twitch when he checked them out. You can see the stream here, but it is in Polish.
Parker Wright has been pretty active on Facebook.
He posted this selfie with him in the 11bx1371 outfit.
That was after he posted a picture of the mantle disassembled, asking if people would like him to put it back together.
He has also responded to questions whether he is or had anything to do with AETBX. According to PWW Aetbx found the video in the original 4chan thread and then uploaded it to youtube. As opposed to Aetbxs’s story of getting it from a girl who found it on a park bench. After it gained attention he more or less tried to claim responsibility for it. But he had nothing to do with PWW, and has seemingly been quiet since.
The most exciting thing might be that he has revealed who the camera man is. It’s a guy called Brunon Rejewski, you can find his Facebook page here.
Apparently he also did the special effects.
It seems PWW Has since deleted the post.
Thanks to Dániel for letting me know!
Also another USB seems to have been found.
The people on the IRC have a Google drive where they collect things they find. Among other stuff you can find the files that were in the USB drives.
The morse code has at least been partially decrypted. The meaning remains unclear
11B31369 – morse code (sound):
– it was identified 2 kind of sounds that was used to define dots or dashes.
time: 0:21 – 0:31
code: .. ..- – ….. …. .. – …..
text: i u t 5 h i t 5
time: 0:31 – so on
code: ..- -.- – .- – . ….. . …. -.. …. . ….. … … …- …- …- …- … …- …- …- .. … . ….. .. …- …-
text: u y w e 5 e h d h e 5 s s v v v v s v v v i s e 5 i v v
Clearly PWW can be a pretty funny guy
However since he posts so much on Facebook I’m going to try and keep the updates relevant to the progress of solving the puzzle from now on.
On a last note he has stated that his religion is ‘Farism’. Googling this brings up very little, so some think it might be a clue. Although since PWW likes to make jokes it may just as well be a nod to Pastafarianism.
One more USB stick has been found.
Also I was right about there being clues at Zofiowka. It was one (or more) of the USB drives. However they have apparently been removed, without anyone reporting on it. This also means PWW was back there once more.
Most exciting for this update is that someone has found one of the places (possibly the place) where the video was recorded.
No word on it being a place with an as exciting history as Zofiowka. However the drawings on the wall look an awful lot like they were made using blood. Nothing confirmed though, might just as well be paint.
The text itself says:
“I speak only of myself since I do not wish to convince, I have no right to drag others into my river, I oblige no one to follow me and everybody practices his art in his own way.”
Quite a few things have been uncovered since the last update.
From the audio spectrogram these messages have been found. Some of these we have already seen in the first spectrogram images I posted in the first update.
“YOU DIE WHEN THERE IS NO ONE WATCHING”. This message relates to a lyric line from Marilyn Manson’s Lamb Of God
“DO NOT EDUCATE YOURSELF TO THE POINT OF BLINDNESS”.
A spoken voice has also been identified in parts of the audio, it’s yet to be analyzed though.
Someone who visited the place where the video was recorded found that the “I speak only of myself” message was in fact longer than what can be seen in the video.
I SPEAK ONLY OF MYSELF SINCE I DO NOT WISH TO / CONVINCE NO RIGHT TO / OTHERS INTO / RIVER, I OBL[washed out] / ONE TO FOLL[washed out]
On another wall this message was found:
AND EVERYBODY / PRACTICES HIS ART / IN HIS OWN
This has been identified as an extract from Tristan Tzara’s Dada Manifesto
The text actually reads: I speak only of myself since I do not wish to convince, I have no right to drag others into my river, I oblige no one to follow me and everybody practices his art in his own way, if be knows the joy that rises like arrows to the astral layers, or that other joy that goes down into the mines of corpse-flowers and fertile spasms.
One of the morse codes have also been solved:
“THE AIM OF MY LIFE IS TO OVERTHROW THE MONARCHY”. This quote seems attributed to Karl Liebknecht. Throughout this whole sequence we notice the character’s left hand looks like ASL sign for the number 8.
One of the spoken voices have been decoded. You can hear it here
Thanks to the efforts of PsychNerD [S.G.] from the IRC team, this sequence —which turns out to be a FM Modulated audio with a carrier frequency around 1870 Hz— was successfully isolated and filtered, to reveal the following poem:
I took her to the river
She lit the way with her torch
Her thorny crown
Cast a shadow on my face
I took her beneath the bridge
I took her
But she didn’t want it
I did it on broken glass
I never heard her cry
As into the river, she fell
Her body, a shell.
PWW has launched a website. As expected it is filled with hidden pages and codes. Some hidden pages have been uncovered, but PWW says on his Facebook profile that no one has come close to actually solving anything. But it is a pretty interesting website, which is more or less like a puzzle itself, so we’ll surely see some exciting things pop up soon.
Also worth noting is that the website cites a Parker Warner Wright Productions, LLC.
You can find the website here.
Check out our post about his website and the codes hidden within.
An autostereogram that says ‘Submit’ has been found. You can see the separated picture below, and the unsolved original here.
Strange knocks in the audio have been found to contain Tap Code with the text: “HERE OBEDIENT TO THEIR LAWS WE LIE”. You can see the solution here.
Another line of text has been found in the spectrogram. “A new order is on the herizen. You must Fo11owOrFall”.
The enigmatic letters “e” used in place of “o”, and the number “1” instead of the letter “l” could be intentional or not. – Solved here by users dtty and Singularity from IRC team.
You can see the solution here.
The 11bx1371 wiki has a new url: https://11bx1371.info
It’s been a while since the last update. Quite a few thing have happened since then:
Another cipher has been solved. This came from flashing images of what looks like torn pieces of paper.
There is no room left for the old empire.
Your fathers have fallen, their dreams thrice removed.
Taken down a path of ill repair, the family crumbles.
Screaming to the mountains, with voices unheard, death takes hold.
Your gods have failed you,
your nation has failed you,
your family failed you …
You will fail yourself.
You are already dead.
Your bed already made.
The xylophone like sounds has been identified as ternary code hidden in the channel one spectrogram. It spells out this message. The meaning is still unclear.
The tapping sound that can be heard has also been identified as ‘tap code’. It has been used as a way for prisoners to communicate between cells.
The message is as follows:
.. … . ….. …. .. . …..
2 3 1 5 4 2 1 5
H E R E
… …. . .. . ….. . …. .. …. . ….. … … …. ….
3 4 1 2 1 5 1 4 2 4 1 5 3 3 4 4
O B E D I E N T
…. …. … …. …. …. .. … . ….. .. …. …. ..
4 4 3 4 4 4 2 3 1 5 2 4 4 2
T O T H E I R
… . . . ….. .. …. … ….. .. . …..
3 1 1 1 5 2 4 3 5 2 1 5
L A W S W E
… . .. …. . …..
3 1 2 4 1 5
L I E
HERE OBEDIENT TO THEIR LAWS WE LIE
For more details on how these things were solved, check the wiki.
Update 17 >/h4>
PWW has posted something very interesting on his website.
The hidden content of the image was quickly solved. It was a sthereogram, which revealed an URL. The URL doesn’t lead to PWW’s website however. It leads to the mysterious Heathen Group website. And what seems like another puzzle, or a complement to part two. It’s hard to say. But it’s interesting none the less, and it seems to be very hard to solve. So far I haven’t found anything on what the weird website actually holds.
There’s a hidden link right in sight on the landing page. But that rabbit hole seems to be very deep. As for the sound, there don’t seem to be any solutions yet.
More updates coming soon!