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February 7, 2011

"The Thomas Beale Cipher"

awesome new animation :: PLUS detective story! :: (from their website: The film contains 16 hidden messages that hold clues to the characters' secrets. Eight are fairly easy and require only a close eye. Six are moderately difficult using various encryption methods. Two are extremely difficult and will require a genius mind to decrypt.") :: click below to watch the film ::


The Thomas Beale Cipher from Andrew S Allen on Vimeo.

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Didn't get the hidden messages but the animation is great! My fantasy is stirring up my inspiration-pot and pans... feel like playing Ken Nordine all morning.... I'm in a very special mood....
Feels good!
Beppie

Posted by: Bep van Boven at February 8, 2011 5:50 AM

This is a lot of fun. I recommend that everyone with a puzzle solving bent has a go at this.

The easiest puzzle to solve is the three books on the shelf named:

BOMBE
A PAROLED ANGEL
BETH GULDOG

The first is a mechanical device used to decrypt the Enigma machine during WW2. The other two are anagrams of "EDGAR ALLEN POE" and "THE GOLD-BUG".

If anyone has also made a transcript of all the hidden numbers and wants to trade just in case one of us missed any, let me know. And no, I've tried the Beale 2 book cipher on it and it doesn't seem to work.

Posted by: Pseudonym at February 9, 2011 8:41 PM

I'm not good a figuring these things out. But I love the mystery. Is it real, is it a really old hoax, who knows?

Posted by: Torchy at February 13, 2011 2:34 PM

these time things only work on the youtube vid of this short film

1:23 #88 (on wall)
1:50 #8 (in glass)
2:05 #130 (on wall to the left)
2:21 #300 (on wall to right)
2:44 #131 (on clock as he walk in)
2:47 #146 (above innkeepers hand)
2:50 #316 (on clock as he walks away)
2:58 #61 (next to innkeepers head)
3:15 #12 (under table)
3:21 #264 (behind chair, on wall)
3:35 #2 (on the table itself!)
3:55 #174 (above doors in background)
5:03 #120 (above left collar)
5:35 #93 (under luggage shelf)
5:44 #56 (under seat)
5:55 #211 (on watch)
6:25 #144 (above seat)
7:33 #8 (behind the guys head)
7:46 #119 (under seat)
7:54 #326
8:28 #160
8:33 #221
8:39 #328
8:45 #314
8:53 #7 (written backwards!)

Posted by: martin at May 21, 2012 9:56 PM

I just watched the video and did some pausing:

3
110
118
316
200
235
88
133
117
11
8
100
130
57
300
131
114
316
61
24
12
264
174
178
111
169
243
120
87
93
56
211
35
144
200
246
8
119
326
100
299
160
87
221
140
247
328
314

These are all the numbers I caught. I'm thinking that the key is from Gold Bug and is probably one of the passages from the story.

Posted by: Logan at November 20, 2012 3:36 AM

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