However, I am immediately running into trouble. The key I am using seems correct because: 1) the speaker gives the same key text in the first broadcast, and 2) the range of numbers for the first part of each pair seems to match the source material. However, I'm ending up with gibberish, and many of the second numbers from each pair seem out of range. I wonder if perhaps there's some additional convolution I need to do.
If someone has decoded this, I wouldn't mind a hint.
I have a second observation, but I haven't made much progress on it:
There seems to be a side-band message in the background, composed of low frequency "boms" and higher frequency "dings". I suspect these boms and dings map to dashes and dots in Morse code. I've manage to get some valid text from part of it (a word or two -- nothing with any real content), but it's difficult to hear over the voice. I wonder if anyone else has worked on this.
There is a PNG file that fails to load in my browser (Chrome). I was able to download the image, but it fails to properly display in Windows Explorer, as well. I was able to open it in Photoshop, and I discovered that the image is quite huge: 6944x25301.
Hi, I'm new here and am currently working on the second broadcast and seeing if I can find anything worthwhile in the foreground puzzle. Just wondering if there is documentation somewhere of things people have already tried to avoid redoing work that has already led to a dead end. Otherwise my thoughts are below.
Instead of indexing to get a word like with the first broadcast, what if we index in to get a character (punctuation included, spaces ignored). This yielded TSUUANWO.PSHOBIDMGGHTEOONAWLSSHAIRAHHOTIOAISFNHNHEWEAI-U-UCTWLMAOEUNEOAESLYWT,ARTYWEREDLIAFEMABOGMSDT.UAMIUE
The two hyphens in the middle aren't from the text itself but are when the word dash was said in the broadcast (maybe for something like 'peek-a-boo'). The two periods and comma are from indexing into the text. The locations of the periods make me think this could be a telegram type message and the letters before the period at the beginning and after the period at the end are two names. ie. STRANGER. Bunch of text. PERSON
Interesting. I tried to brute-force some Vigenere/Caesar decodings of your text (with the assumption that the last 6 letters might be ANDREW), but wasn't able to come up with anything. As far as I know, the foreground numbers have not been solved.
Am I maybe conflating puzzles and Haugbui is a clue for something else?
Will keep looking. Maybe New Years' champagne will knock something loose. (aka questioning my decision to finally get around to poking into my curios and conundrums back issues over the holidays in my free time)
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