Hey, You, Beautiful Mind…


Phew you clicked on the post, awesome, well here’s the low down.  This is an encrypted webpage, so we can talk freely here.

You weren’t followed were you?  Okay, perfect.

Here’s the thing beautiful mind, we need you to put away all your imaginary friends for a few minutes and help us out.  Who am I?  I’m FBI, but that isn’t important.  Only you can help, I know you can.  I’ve seen you solving problems like a boss all over town.  I was quite impressed when you helped that old lady learn how to say “frappacino”, that shows you have moxy.

Here is your mission.  Back in 1999, 41-year-old Ricky McCormick was found dead in St. Louis, MO.  His body was dumped in a field, and all the info we have on the killer was 2 notes we found in his pockets.  These notes were written in a code so complex, so random, that not even our own Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit (CRRU) can crack it.

We’ve been sending out brain teasers to you in the past.  All those free samples of cereal, toothpaste, and laundry detergent you got in the mail…you still have all those right?

Perfect, put them to good use, and try to get this figured out asap.  Here are the notes below.  Once you solve them please send all your information to:

FBI Laboratory
Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit
2501 Investigation Parkway
Quantico, VA 22135
Attn: Ricky McCormick Case

There is no reward, just a pat on the back, and a high five from your mom.

In all seriousness though, this is a real FBI case.  All the information I stated above is 100% real, so is the address.  The FBI really wants our help to solve the crime.  So if you do figure these notes out send that all in to the address above.

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  1. Jon

    Ive Isolated, color coded and retrieved 22 distinct words found throughout the notes, and so far have had not luck cracking it since yesterday, However being that it is most likely not a ‘cipher’ and more of a personalized shorthand i think it could be almost impossible to crack without intimate knowledge of the victims life and work.

    Just my opinion though.

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