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Mystery Part Five: The clues continue

There hasn't been much momentum on the mystery in the past few days. I needed to take the weekend off after obsessing all last week. However a few new pieces of information have come to light:

1. Identity Revealed (somewhat) - I called UPS on Saturday with Marc and they told us that the company or person name who sent me the package is called "The Bean." I performed the requisite Google searches, but it's still too broad to narrow it down.

2. Darren pointed out that the logo for is a keyhole. Coincidence? It's been suggested that this is all a marketing plan for Hush, but it seems a bit too elaborate for that.

3. If you've been following along with these posts, but haven't clicked through to see the comments, you're missing half of the action! In addition to the thoughts and suggestions of other folks, it seems we have a poster in our midst who simply goes by "Anonymous". Anonymous posts comments giving some direction to people's search for solution to this puzzle.

Who is Anonymous? Dunno. Is he really the game master or some sadistic reader? Couldn't say. Here are Anonymous contributions so far, from least recent to most:

  • In reaction to our thread trying to understand the meaning of squalloopi, s/he writes:
Anonymous Anonymous
you dont want to know what it means
  • After Sara did a bang up job trying to substitute numbers for the letters in squalloopi, attempting to get a phone number, Anonymous simply replies:
Anonymous Anonymous

  • When Jgonso did further analysis of the Prisoner's Dillemma angle, and suggested we look more into the tracking information from the UPS label, Anonymous confirmed:

Anonymous Anonymous
hes on to something

OK troop - marinate on all that for a minute and leave me some comments with ideas of how to proceed.


3 Responses to “Mystery Part Five: The clues continue”

  1. # Anonymous Marc

    Matt, you've forgotten to tAt the Jens Lekman concert on Saturday THE WHOLE BAND was wearing gold keys around their necks! (plus there was some guy yelling out "squalloopi" in between songs.  

  2. # Blogger Matt

    It's all true:  

  3. # Anonymous Sara

    I really wish someone would figure this out! I've showed this to a bunch of people and they pointed out that the top of the T's in what we are saying spells "squalloop" could be a thing (like a bridge or candlesticks) rather than a letter. The more and more you look at the font it appears broken or that there is something that the letters are covering. It also looks like the bottom of the T's are smudged. And, I was just thinking that it could match the key's business end. If you put ink on the key's business end would it make a similar mark? The end of the business end that looks like a hammer has grooves on it.  

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