Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Startpoint: Spheres, Dials, Miss Vix & The Bethlehem Conservatory

The starting point for this ARG appears to be:

http://abcfamily.go.com/fallen/index.html

...where "Fallen" is advertized.

If you click on the sphere in the lower corner, it takes you to:

http://www.oculareffect.com/

The line at the top is in Latin, and is a quote by Julius Caesar (thanks, Ty), to mean:

Generally human beings believe what they want to believe

The 'blog' is written by someone named "Richard (Dick) Wiseman", who calls himself "AKA Eyes Wide Open". He seems to believe his site is being hacked by someone unknown to him, who is rerouting it to the following site:

http://www.00112358.net/

The numbers in the URL could be interpreted as the start of the much overhyped mathematical Fibonacci series (which make an appearance in other popular mystery fiction, such as The DaVinci Code, "LOST", and the movie Pi).

"EWO" says he has tried everything, even contacting the FBI. In frustration he is "calling for others to help him" on his blog. He talks about being familiar with the oculus, which he says has to do with paranormal studies and is the subject of his own site, but he does not go into detail.

For some time, nothing showed there except a countdown clock. The countdown finally ended on 7/17, and we have some interesting graphics:



Click on the symbol on the smaller rotating sphere when it comes towards you (you can use your mouse to spin it around). It will place that sphere inside the larger one it is orbiting around, and open a new box with a series of 3 concentric dials. Spin the dials so that the same symbols are lined up:



The middle of the dials will light up, and take you through a series of cool graphic flashbacks, mostly of a young woman drawing symbols and associated with music.


This then takes you to the blog of a lady named Miss Vix, who runs a tattoo parlor:

http://www.vixtattoos.com*

*Please note: This in the beginning directed to a MySpace account for Miss Vix, but is now changed to its own server, possibly as a guard against misleading clues popping up on MySpace, such as fake fan sites.

She recounts:

1) Tattooing the word "RIGHT" on the *left* foot of a customer.

2) Taking an accounting course.

3) Hiring a girl named Faith who does amazing "tribal work"... tattooing unique looking symbols and rune chains that are her own creation.

4) Being very proud of Faith, who is a "star" tattoo artist, gathering a lot of clients for her business. She apparently ran away from a school for gifted students called The Bethlehem Conservatory. The link she gives is:

http://www.bethlehemconservatory.org

On the website for Bethlehem, there is a login under "Community Login", but no hints on a username or password to date. There is also a list of "missing alumni" on the Alumni page. One of them is named Faith Arella. It says to email alumni@bethlehemconservatory.org if you know where any of them are, but none of the email addresses on the site appear to be real email addresses that don't get returned.

So that's where we are right now. The premiere of the show "Fallen" seems to be scheduled for July 23rd on ABC, and may reveal more clues.

Do you think you have a good clue or lead to follow? Please post in the comments section.

22 Comments:

At 1:47 PM, Blogger DirtyEarl said...

Great job on the blog Pandora

It's pretty clear the video after solver the ocular is of Faith herself.

Growing up writing on walls and the fence.

Sent to Bethlehem Conservatory then excaping

Going to Seattle

We see the guy getting his Left foot tattoo

I guess that her at the very end?

 
At 12:09 AM, Blogger mufassa57 said...

Hello, Pandora. I somehow got sucked into this ARG an decided to try and help.

I followed your lead on the lost Alumni, trying to find someone. Lots of dead-ends, but something did pop up for a Jeremy Hill.

First off, there was a baseball player with the name, but he didn't look like a lead.

Then there is a Jeremy Hill who is a lawyer. Except the strange thing is his website http://www.debevoise.com/Home.aspx gives no real information about being a lawyer. None of the phone numbers on his links work, although his locations appear legit (all over the world).

The thing that really got my attention is that all the dates on posts or announcements are on or AFTER July 17.

I really don't know what to do with this info, check out the site and tell me what you think.

 
At 3:46 AM, Blogger Dave's Blog said...

Interesting it has a link at the top to Alumini but appears to give a blank page with a bit of code in the source for a form.

Hmm any ideas

 
At 9:18 AM, Blogger Pandora said...

Hmm... these are all great comments.

DE, that's a good summary of the flashbacks...

mufassa: I like the way you're thinking, but I took a look at the website, and there is some law info there... it appears to be just slick professional page... I could be wrong. I'll keep an eye on it, though... there could be something to the other names on the alumni list.

dave: On the alumni list on that guy's page, I'm wondering if maybe he just miscoded, and that's why it's blank-appearing...

 
At 9:21 AM, Blogger DirtyEarl said...

The www.debevoise.com was created in June 1996

 
At 7:30 PM, Anonymous shaze said...

I have made a screen capture of the flashback sequence (Juste after the 3 dials puzzle).
You can download it at :
http://oculareffect.shaze.net/

May I help

 
At 9:12 AM, Blogger Pandora said...

Thanks, shaze! It's nice, because it allows us to watch it in slower motion. Watching it again, I'm just really convinced that the lady at the end is not Verchiel, as someone on the OE forum said, but just an older version of Faith. You can compare her picture here:

http://abcfamily.go.com/fallen/

I wonder if there will be any character crossover between the movie and the ARG. I'm thinking it may just be a parallel story about angels.

 
At 7:33 AM, Anonymous shaze said...

I made a Frame by Frame gallery of the movie so you can see each frame :
http://oculareffect.shaze.net/

 
At 8:12 AM, Anonymous shaze said...

Yes, to me the girl at the end of the movie is not Verchiel. Waiting for tomorrow to see Fallen and maybe Faith will be in.
I cannot see it because I am in France and I don't have ABC Family channel.

 
At 11:40 AM, Anonymous shaze said...

it is me again.
I update the frame by frame gallery. Now, you can post comments for each frame.
Enjoy

 
At 12:09 AM, Blogger reallylost777 said...

i notices something....in the movie "Fallen" on ABC, Aaron has a crush on a portugese girl...in the film it shows a part where her and Aaron are talking about angels together for the first time, she shows Aaron a tatoo on her shoulder of an angel wrapped in its wings......then i was humming about on MISS VIX's website and noticed almost the identical tatoo where it shows some of her art.....dunno if this means anything, but it stuck out in my mind.....l8er

 
At 7:49 PM, Blogger Pandora said...

We've all been kind of scratching our heads over the significance of the gallery to helping us solve the puzzles...

shaze, thanks for all your help, I've linked your stuff to the sidebar.

 
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At 2:29 AM, Blogger Kyyubi said...

I searched Jeremy Hill on Debvoise.com and got this.

http://www.debevoise.com/Search.aspx?search=Jeremy%20Hill

 
At 2:38 AM, Blogger Kyyubi said...

if you look on the bottum of bethleham conservatory website, it takes you to the terms of service of the occular effect site.

 
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