Thursday, July 20, 2006

Some Supplemental Research Updates...

I and others have been doing a little background research on some of the references here:

1) Oculus means "eye" in Latin (EWO's moniker is probably a play on that). In Roman architecture, it can also refer to a round hole in the ceiling of a structure, something of a skylight for observing celestial bodies, opening up the interior to the elements of weather (drains in the floor). The most famous of these is in the roof of the Pantheon of Rome, which was used as a sun observatory. Not sure if this has any tie-ins with the Julius Caesar quote, but it does seem to tie with the angelically themed story of "Fallen". I'm still not finding a lot of specific references to what EWO is talking about on his front page--that he 'is familiar with the oculus' in occult terms.

2) There is a real life Dr. Richard Wiseman, who studies paranormal psychology and is best known for his investigations of people with unusual visionary abilities, featured in a Discovery Channel special,
The Girl with X-Ray Eyes. It is unknown if this is coincidence or a reference, though it is unlikely he is behind the character blogger, EWO.

3) A few people seem to believe that the symbols Faith is shown drawing or tattooing (that come from her dreams) are an ancient "angelic alphabet" called enochian (thanks, auroralightwing), first popularized in the 1500s by two occultists named John Dee and Edward Kelley. They were convinced that the language was 'revealed to them divinely'. The symbols do bear some similarity, though not all match 100%. However, it does appear to fit with the theme of angels from the show, again.

4) No one seems to be able to find the newspaper article Faith Arella references yet (if it is truly online).

5) Arella means 'angel messenger' in Hebrew (thanks, Lostpedian).

6) No leads on cracking the Bethlehem Conservatory password yet. Some people are trying to find the other alumni on the list, see comments from yesterday's longest entry. No one to date has been able to get a reply from writing the emails to the Conservatory, but it appears I was wrong; not all the emails are getting returned with the "sender not found".

7) There is a real life "Long Meadow Pond" in Bethlehem, CT, which is also nicknamed "Christmastown" by the locals.

8) Lostpedian found a YouTube video uploaded by a guy named john4121: CLICK HERE to view. It's a video of a girl (sounds British) sitting at a computer, checking out the OE countdown, but interestingly enough, it was uploaded on July 3rd, more than a week before the site was known to be publicized. The exchange seems stilted and not spontaneous, and it seems like a boring thing to make a first (and only) video about for YouTube, leading us to believe that this is an ad for the ARG.

9) Bruce has set up an Oculus Wiki HERE, to keep characters, places, etc. from the storyline straight. Let's all work to keep details updated and accurate.

Keep up the good work guys, and keep looking for clues.

14 Comments:

At 12:18 PM, Blogger magic34015 said...

Off topic but, I had to say this. Pandora, you keep very busy. I see you on ITE and the numbers forum all the time.

 
At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Rorshach said...

hmm. Probably irrelevant, but there is not a w in the latin alphabet. But the designer of vixtattoos site, if you look on the bottom, ChaoticSoul, if you follow that link, alot of his site is in latin.

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger Pandora said...

Yeah magic, you can see how much it's sucked me in lately. :) Now if only I could figure out a way to make money wasting time like this...

rorschach... sort of interesting that chaotic wouldn't block that information. I guess we know we will have more Latin to come...

 
At 10:31 PM, Anonymous Ogawa said...

I noticed the YouTube user's screen name sort of sounded like a Bible verse. Only one result seemed relevent, and only after reversing the numbers to get an actual verse (14:12 rather than 41:21).

"I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father."

Not sure if it means anything...

 
At 11:53 PM, Blogger mufassa57 said...

I wrote in to BC telling where Faith was working, hoping to get a positive response. Response hasn't come of course.

I also wrote to other branches on the site:
-I wrote to admissions asking for enrollment (listing my credentials and the whole shabang). My train of thought is maybe if I am admitted as a student, I can get a log-in
- also wrote to education, saying I knew Faith and was concerned that her traumitized state was caused by something/someone at the school. Perhaps a teacher. I asked for replies on both. And yet, replies not forthcoming.

 
At 9:02 AM, Blogger Pandora said...

Cool, guys. :)

I think the best course of action, if we write any of these emails, is to stay completely in-character, and make up a TINAG story like mufassa did.

 
At 9:46 PM, Anonymous Melissa182 said...

I don't know if this would be of any help or has anything to do with anything but I saw a missing poster of faith at helpfindher.com that says she disappeared on the night of her 16th birthday with Jeremy Hill. September 7, 2004 from Bethlehem, CT...

Sorry if this is a repost

 
At 7:53 PM, Blogger Pandora said...

Good find melissa... I posted it separately.... but could you tell us where you found it originally? Was it at the end of a Fallen ad?

 
At 11:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Melissa 182, pandora, all of you.

So if she is an angel, she will turn 18 at September 7th, 2006...

That will probably be the day she will find out she's an angel according to "Fallen" scripts, right?

Just a Thought...
are we expecting this case to last at least until that date?

Stradivarius (aka MagiCminD)

 
At 11:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Melissa 182, pandora, all of you.

So if she is an angel, she will turn 18 at September 7th, 2006...

That will probably be the day she will find out she's an angel according to "Fallen" scripts, right?

Just a Thought...
are we expecting this case to last at least until that date?

Stradivarius (aka MagiCminD)

 
At 11:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Melissa 182, pandora, all of you.

So if she is an angel, she will turn 18 at September 7th, 2006...

That will probably be the day she will find out she's an angel according to "Fallen" scripts, right?

Just a Thought...
are we expecting this case to last at least until that date?

Stradivarius (aka MagiCminD)

 
At 1:37 AM, Anonymous Anna said...

OK, so I have NOTHING else to do at 1 in the morning but scour the web for the photo of the Bethlehem Conservatory... ok, ok... so I get obsessed and can't stop till I find it..
...but I did find it!
http://www.bigstockphoto.com/photo/view/192234
Me bad...

 
At 10:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

now how do you know that that is really the bethlehem conservatory? it looks like it could just be another old school. besides, the way bethlehem is described, it doesn't seem like it would be all that old.

 
At 12:33 PM, Blogger Pandora said...

Strativarious: I saw someone else on the OE site found a promotional article that set the timeline at 7 or 8 weeks... I think that's what we're operating on, even though the next Fallen movie isn't expected until 2007...

 

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