Jan 15, 2008

Clue in The Maxwell Group logo? *Updated*

**Update** - 01/16

Some of you pointed out that the finder misread the compass, so here is the updated post. Thanks for letting us know.
I've made a mistake for the theory.
It's not 115°W but 105°W !!!

But it's great because the point is no more on sunda trench, but very very near of christmas island.!! they talk about it on the last vidéo.








I recently spoke to Olivier from a French Lost Forum, and he sent me this theory about the maxwell logo and how the compass might actually mean something!

On the maxwell pic on the last video of sam who open the suit case you see a pic centered on the X, and i have an idea! May be the X is like a treasure, like a map,
where the X is the center. the X is the treasure what we have to find , ok? So i make a point on the X and a point on the center of the compass, i draw a line and i found 2 points: 285°E and 115°W.
When you search on goolge map with -11.1784 on longitude and with 115.285 on lattitude... where are we? On sunda trench of course!


Source: Olivier

30 comments:

Jeff said...

Very cool observation!

Assassin said...

Wow.. now this is some good detective work.. 3 cheers for this one.

daveyp said...

I doubt it, i think you're looking far too deep into it.

Juan Manuel said...

I agree with you Dave.

Assassin said...

I found a few things about your post you might want to look at..

If you change it from 115.285 to 116.286 the line runs throught the x a little better (more centered) and its right smack in the middle of the deepest part of the trench. also about 155.11 miles WSW of -11.1784, 116.286 at about 20 miles (im using google earth plus so i dont know how it works on google earth.) Eye Alt there is a little purple dot that pops up about Raine Island.. I found it interesting be cause the article talks about an HMS Pandora that went down in that area... hope this adds to your great find.

xoxo64 said...

preety theori BUT

your line is not @ 115 W but 105 (middle beetwin 90 and 120 is 105 not 115 ) 3h30 =105
10 degrees that's only 1200km :)

Assassin said...

HAHAHA LOL GOOD POINT!!!! Didnt notice that. "that's only 1200km" thats funny shit

jesuswept117 said...

I dont think anyones looking to deeply into it. The fact that it is a location is in the sunda trench and with assasins find it seems a excellent discovery. Fine effort my French friend.

olivier said...

Wait friends!!!

I am Olivier, the finder of this.

True, i've made a mistake of 10°... But if you watch on google maps, you find with -11.1784 and 105.285... CHRISTMAS ISLAND!!!!

So thanks to XoXo i think , a member of DarkUfo is going to correct the mistake.
Thanks to everybody for the comments, and thansk to Ze_bulon, finder of this with me.

Olivier

xoxo64 said...

an other mistake if you refer to the maxwell compass
you are @ 105 W BUT
Sunda/Christmas are Estside not Westside
But on Maxwell compass E/W are reversed

MikeNY said...

I know I'm beating a dead horse... and I think Olivier's inference is brilliant!

but what about just using 112.5 (East; from the mark on the compass) for longitude?

lexxas said...

great find :)
But what if you swtich the numbers, that would give a longitude f 285.115? I mean is there any reason why you take the 115 first ? (ok from what I read above it's 105 but still...)

Thomasriekki said...

I was wondering the same thing as lexxas...if you try hard enough, you can make anything a clue. Some theories on this site are fantastic; however, it seems to me that some are reaching a little to much. I guess we will all find out within the next few weeks :P

olivier said...

I'm Olivier

yes i understand your questions.

I explain.

I was watching the last vidéo of Sam, when he open his suit case.
And i saw a strange moment where the camera fix the X of MAXWELL on the paper. I said to myself, and if it was a X like a X from a treasure MAP?? (indiana jones and last crusade made me think about it)

So i said to myself, a X as on a treasure Map on a compas... Maybe it means something, so i make a line between the center of the compas and the center of the X. and i have found two point.
I quote this point on a map, and i added the numbers of the Sam's mail. And i have found a zone near of sunda trench. and now very near of Christmas Island.

So ok, maybe it's a chance, maybe not. If it is a coincidence, it is really strange.

Lazarus said...

A bit of a stretch, but interesting.

Notice that the compass and text of the Maxwell logo aren't lined up to be dead-center (as would be the natural place in graphic design).

The compass is 15 pixels off center horizontally and the text is 13 pixels off center vertically.

Simply inexact graphic design? Or did they have to do that to align the X at the correct position?

David said...

I agree. I know that there are many examples of people reaching to find relevant conclusions but the likelihood of the X randomly giving such co-ordinates is miniscule. So miniscule as to make this a highly unlikely co-incidence.

Kudos Olivier, and shame on you nay-sayers. This kind of speculation is what the game and this site are all about!

Thomasriekki said...

Does anyone remember that the compass was an image for sale? That means that they didn't make the image themselves. Also why didn't Oliver use the 285 first? How did he know which number to use first? I mean he could have used both of those numbers as long/lats. I'm also not 100% sure of how he did it, but others seem to have done it and gotten similar results...I guess we'll see what happens :P

David said...

The image was for sale, but the text was insereted by the designers.

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OurMutual said...

Figure this out and you will be rewarded http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2319/2184246397_bcb4a12b01_o.jpg

Assassin said...

I figured out that the photo is currently unavailable... thats a hell of a reward if you ask me.

Dudu Maroja said...

Very nice.. if this proved to be true , i will update my map, but i dont think this logo leads to something, but i can be wrong,

Matt said...

Eh. Unimpressed and I doubt its true.

María said...

Enough with the "too much of a stretch" thing...
I mean, c'mon, if everything was real and made such perfect sense none of us would be watching the show or playing the game in the first place... it's not like Olivier's theory is further out there than the idea of polar bears on the island... ;)

lexxas said...

Ok Olivier, thanks for explaining, it really sounds perfectly logical to me, but I still wonder why you didn't swtisch the numbers? I mean instead of using 115.285 as lattitude, why didn't you use 285.115? And again, where would that lead us?

Merci et à bientôt ;)

olivier said...

i don't know why lexxas, i search one time with 105.285 (not 115 i've made a mistake) and this on the zone where is Sam... With 285.105 not this zone. And i don't know why... but on the compas East and West are inverted... so maybe the same for number^^ so inverted 285.105 to 105.285

(tu es français? :-) ? )

tvwatcherinvt said...

impressive olivier!!! Props!

lexxas said...

Ok, I understand now, yesterday I checked the inverted numbers with google earth and it didn't even take them, so probably not coordinates anymore, so again, great find ;)

Non, je suis allemand, mais ma mère est née en France :)

Iyoru said...

What about the line underlining the word "MAXWELL" it seems to be hitting some points on the compass. Olivier-I am not technically inclined so I did not track it myself...

ReignkingTW said...

I just noticed that the degree mark at 2 o'clock reads 75 degrees -- it should be 60 degrees.