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the crypt. message in Langley HQ

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syberkill@infobahn

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Feb 17, 1995, 1:59:02 AM2/17/95
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i've heard that there is an unbreakable crypt. message at the entrance to Langley inside the front entrance, does anyone know what the message is? since it hasn't been broken, i'd like the uncrypted version.

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syberkill.

Jim Gillogly

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Feb 19, 1995, 10:01:02 PM2/19/95
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In article <D44u2...@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>,

Here ya go. It was transcribed by PHOENIX of the American Cryptogram
Association, and tuned a bit by Doug Gwyn.

Jim Gillogly
Hevensday, 30 Solmath S.R. 1995, 02:59
_________________________________________________________________________

From: gw...@smoke.brl.mil (Doug Gwyn)
Subject: corrected Kryptos transcription
Keywords: CIA Kryptos sculpture cipher transcription update
Date: 1 Sep 92 17:28:04 GMT
Organization: U.S. Army Ballistic Research Lab (BRL), APG, MD.

EMUFPHZLRFAXYUSDJKZLDKRNSHGNFIVJ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCD
YQTQUXQBQVYUVLLTREVJYQTMKYRDMFD AKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYP
VFPJUDEEHZWETZYVGWHKKQETGFQJNCE BRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPT
GGWHKK?DQMCPFQZDQMMIAGPFXHQRLG CYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTO
TIMVMZJANQLVKQEDAGDVFRPJUNGEUNA DPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOS
QZGZLECGYUXUEENJTBJLBQCRTBJDFHRR ETOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSA
YIZETKZEMVDUFKSJHKFWHKUWQLSZFTI FOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSAB
HHDDDUVH?DWKBFUFPWNTDFIYCUQZERE GSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABC
EVLDKFEZMOQQJLTTUGSYQPFEUNLAVIDX HABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCD
FLGGTEZ?FKZBSFDQVGOGIPUFXHHDRKF IBCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDE
FHQNTGPUAECNUVPDJMQCLQUMUNEDFQ JCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEF
ELZZVRRGKFFVOEEXBDMVPNFQXEZLGRE KDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFG
DNQFMPNZGLFLPMRJQYALMGNUVPDXVKP LEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGH
DQUMEBEDMHDAFMJGZNUPLGEWJLLAETG MFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHI

ENDYAHROHNLSRHEOCPTEOIBIDYSHNAIA NGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJ
CHTNREYULDSLLSLLNOHSNOSMRWXMNE OHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJL
TPRNGATIHNRARPESLNNELEBLPIIACAE PIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLM
WMTWNDITEENRAHCTENEUDRETNHAEOE QJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMN
TFOLSEDTIWENHAEIOYTEYQHEENCTAYCR RLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQ
EIFTBRSPAMHHEWENATAMATEGYEERLB SMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQU
TEEFOASFIOTUETUAEOTOARMAEERTNRTI TNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUV
BSEDDNIAAHTTMSTEWPIEROAGRIEWFEB UQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVW
AECTDDHILCEIHSITEGOEAOSDDRYDLORIT VUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWX
RKLMLEHAGTDHARDPNEOHMGFMFEUHE WVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZ
ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLSSTTRTVDOHW?OBKR XWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZK
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO YXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKR
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP ZZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRY
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCD

? are actual question-mark characters

transcribed from photos by PHOENIX, published in The Cryptogram MA92
retyped into this machine-readable file by Doug Gwyn
slight edits made by Gwyn based on CNN video supplied by Harry Carter
resulting draft visually checked on site and corrected by Gwyn
Gwyn's estimate of probability of any residual transcription error: 0.6
_________________________________________________________________________

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Jim Gillogly
Hevensday, 30 Solmath S.R. 1995, 03:01

Mike Tighe

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Feb 21, 1995, 3:33:59 PM2/21/95
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Yes, The statue containing it is in the courtyard between the two
buildings. I have a copy of it, but it is not with me at the moment. I will
look for it and then post it in the next day or so.
--
Mike Tighe
ti...@tcst.com

FarReaches

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Feb 27, 1995, 6:06:15 PM2/27/95
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It is not in the lobby. It is in a courtyard between the Original
Headquarters Building and the New Headquarters building. It is basically
a large metal sculpture that is covered with letters. Not all of the
letters apparently go into the secret message. The creator of the
sculpture delivered the plain text to the DCI and it is safely locked
away. It isn't any big surprise that it hasn't been broken yet - it isn't
based on any of the simple encription methods that are published. There
used to be a lot of hoopla that said that CIA officers were feverishly
trying to decode the text. My personal experience is that everyone I knew
was pretty bored with the whole thing. As a piece of sculpture it is
interesting, but most people have better things to do with their lives
then to solve a puzzle merely to solve a puzzle. However, if someone put
up a sizable sum of money, I'm sure it wouldn't take too long to break the
code. FYI - My knowledge comes from personal experience. I was a
Telecommunications Officer and a Computer Systems Analyst Programmer
(CSAP) with the agency between 1981-1992 but left when it became apparent
that the agency intended to pursue extremely discriminatory personnel
practices - including threats to my personal safety.
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