Jan 1, 2010

Introduction to Find 815

"For Sam Thomas, times have never been so tough. His partner, Sonya, was a flight attendant aboard missing Oceanic Flight 815. Sam, a talented IT technician for Oceanic Airlines, is determined to find out what happened. But Oceanic would rather be ‘flying again’. They have abandoned the official search for Flight 815. Sam is distraught, afraid he will never have answers. But then he receives a strange email... Sam has followed the mysterious message from the Maxwell Group to Jakarta and has located the Christiane I. It is just about to embark on an expedition to an undisclosed location. But getting on board might not be as easy as Sam thinks... Sam's desire to leave the Christiane I at the next port comes across an unexpected obstacle, leaving him curious about the identity of Talbot’s employers. Sam's attempt to outwit Talbot and pinpoint the exact position of the coordinates brings unexpected results. Sam's determination to reach the mysterious coordinates risks the lives of all aboard the Christiane I. Will Sam find answers? Or has he made a life threatening mistake? "

Welcome to the new section of the site which will attempt to keep track of the new Lost ARG - Find 815. If you would like to join the Find 815 team, please feel free to email me and I'll get you hooked up.

Quickstart Guide
Check out Lostpedia's Find 815 page here as it provides an excellent recap of everything that has gone on to date.

If you have any questions check out the Chat room where there is normally someone there who will be able to help you.

Have fun and happy hunting!

384 comments:

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jesuswept117 said...

Hey Dark,Would love to join the find815 team But, maybe me just being dozy, Cant find your email address. Can you fill me in? Many thanks

DarkUFO said...

Hi,

Just click on the "Contact" button at the very top of the page :)

Pumuckel said...

I played the Hidden Whispers you heard after clicking onto "Maxwell Group" in the email reverse and got that: (i uploaded it onto my server)
http://www.alligatoah.de/4815162342/strange.mp3

I am not sure but it sounds a bit like he is saying "Stop the ???tion". I am from Germany and english is not my language but mayby someone hear has better ears. ;)

travis said...

What's the time line for this ARG? Is supposed to be happening just months after the crash or concurrently time today?

The reason why I ask is Sam says in the first video the flight crashed on "September 22nd" with no mention of the year. That tells me that the video occurs that same year -- 2004.

Also could this whole thing lead up to the finding of the flight 815 being found in the trench like Naomi says later. So maybe this all occurs between the crash and the events of TMFT (Cooper tell Locke they found the plane in a trench) which happen around day 80-82. So maybe the search only went on for two months and Sam helps them find the plane a few weeks after that.

4L8O15S16T23Y42 said...

On the Maxwell Group home page it seems that the compass in the backround is backwards. The East and West should be switched. I don't know the significance of this but maybe someone else has a clue.

nicklogan2 said...

is it me or is the date of this posting on the main flight 815 a bit off? it says darkufo posted it on jan. 1st 2010

DarkUFO said...

is it me or is the date of this posting on the main flight 815 a bit off? it says darkufo posted it on jan. 1st 2010

Yep, I have to set it to a date in the future so that it appears at the top of the website.

PACBC96 said...

DARKUFO, do you know what the 'action' required is in Chapter One? My progress bar at find815.com shows I've done everything so far except take some unnamed action. Got a clue what it might be? Do you have to win that bagpacking game? Or is it something else?

ross21x said...

you have to find the 4 clues in the picture on the laptop. Zoom in to the mole, the left part of her left iris (left, compared to her), the small crease beneath her right her and the diagonal part part of her bangs.

ross21x said...

also, "story continues in 5 hours and 50 mintes" :D :D

The_Other_Other said...

I've started a Facebook Group for those who want to join: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7251335957 or The Official Find815 Group

Anyone can update with information and share theories. I also love the site Dark and have been a viewer for a long time now.

The group is still being devloped up to this point. Feel free to join and help update or starting posting theories.

pakisantreas said...

hi from greece! i think i have a problem.yesterday i finished the photo quiz and the email. so today i logged in to continue with todays activities.but when i press continue story it shows me the first video again and then the photograph an so on. any help??? HAPPY NEW YEAR! (cookies are enabled because in my progress yesterdays activities are green)

Steff said...

you should read the HELP section.. but being registered is most important as well as the cookies...

Sebastian said...

Hello my friend:

Don't know if someone already told this, but the guy in the picture of Thomas Killen is the same guy of the Sam's flick photo.

They look exactly the same!

shoothemup said...

Damn I played this "game" for the last hour and I can't wait for the next chapter/clues... It's like blues' clues for Lost fanboys, lol!!!

hussbaseball24 said...

Just started. Im at the picture but it wont let me click on the things that are wrong. Help anyone?

Eric said...

OK, I've found something... I think.

Folks have noted the Thomas Killen site, seemingly... a part of the game. He says he's a student at the Queensland University of Technology, in Australia obviously.

If you read the Hoodlum.com.au web site, Who We Are, Nathan (who is supposedly in charge of maintaining the-maxwell-group.com), you see that he too graduated from the Queensland University of Technology. This makes me think both sites are in-game...

Sawyers said...

tried to email you Dark,but got stuck on POP and SMTL or something....anyway, i pasted 2 questions below...thanx for everything!

1 I thought I saw a post yesterday that the times was running until 8:15. I'm EST, and its 8:19ish with about 40 minutes to go. Was the post yesterday mistaken or is the timer not on real time?

2 What site do you use for anagrams? Can't find one with proper names.

Thanks for everything and have fun tonight! Michele

shawndandrew said...

Find815 is completely bogged down, and themaxwellgroup site is down for servicing...until 8:15? WTF?

Nicola said...

ok not really sure where to post this or even if its relevant
its 2.51 am here [london] and im probably behind everyone but when you unlock the s4 clue the oceanic number is
888 548 0034
like i say you probably already have it but i thought id post just in case
:)

sofia said...

I found the following!!! At the end of the second challenge you get this phone number 888 548 0034 oceanic hotline I cant call because I live in Mexico but if someone can tell me what happens I will be gratefull!!!!

Please I can wait!!!

caleb said...

the second time i watched the flick, i got a translation in subtitles to what sonyas "ghost" was saying. "i miss you", or something like that. but it only showed it once.....

dee said...

according to the subtitles sonya's reflection says "love you madly"

caleb said...

just caught it. love you madly. how come it only shows the subtitles sometimes???

perrydav said...
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perrydav said...

I don't know if this is of any importance, but I have just seen the Flickr page on Find815.com where people upload their photos of the T shirts. It has been updated to include pictures of Gerald DeGroot and some other man. I hope this is a clue!

Sawyers said...

There were reflections changing in the slamming door? Anyone have Screenshots?

paolovf said...

http://www.seismicity.segs.uwa.edu.au/
seismicity/?f=70141

This pic is similar to the one on Sam's web browser however the game makers made a few minor changes. I found it on google earlier today

sofia said...

Hi I was looking at the wierd mail and found this "word" egrg eqrhrtnm that reapeats a lot!!! It cought my attention because the first word can translate into greg but the next one I dont have a clue!!! It mabe nothing!!!

sprtzgrl1122 said...

hey guys i'm kinda new to this i just found this site today, but i was looking at the page source screen for flyoceanicair and at the bottom it said google analytics snippets (in green all the way at the bottom) i looked it up and apparently its used to track who visits your web sites, so i'm not sure it has anything to do with th game but i thought it was interesting

Sawyers said...

sprtzgrl...some trackers are common...it think this blog has two...google analytics and statcounter...but StCntr has an 'invisible' mode so you my only find that encrypted...but they're both normal...i think... ;)

Sawyers said...

Tom just invited me to his face book group named

http://www.find815.com/

...Is this new???

hevernan said...

i dont know where to post but here is the whisper backwards
http://www.alligatoah.de/4815162342/strange.mp3

and i think it says
"You are into something, something's strange here"

what are you tinking??

Nigu said...

Hi everybody!
I listened the message of mum, I found all clues in the room and saw the number of Oceanic Hotline, but my Activity is still red. What am I supposed to do?

Sawyers said...

Have you seen this?


Video diary #1: http://dancing-jesus.com/dan/find815_ch1_diary.flv

My name is Sam Thomas.
And up until a few days ago I worked for Oceanic Airlines.
I was an IT technician.
My partner Sonya also worked for Oceanic.
She was a flight attendant.
Sonya was on board Flight 815 when it...disappeared.
Oceanic have recently decided to abandon the search for 815.
Despite this I won't stop looking.
You see I need to know what happened.
And if I'm honest with myself this is part of the reason why.
She's a beauty isn't she.
Two months from now was to be the
8th anniversary of the day Sonya and I met.
And my plan was to get down on one knee,
which would have really embarrassed her,
give her this ring and ask her to marry me.
And that would have made up for all the times I could have.
But I didn't.
Tomorrow I'm flying to Jakarta.
I'm going to hitch a ride aboard a salvage boat called the Christiane I
which is looking for a shipwreck somewhere in the deepest waters on the planet.
And I'm doing this because I received a coded message
in a photograph from a group called 'MAXWELL'.
It might seem crazy but to tell you the truth I feel like crap,
I can't sleep and I'm not going to just sit around
waiting to feel good again.
I've had enough of waiting until it's too late.

Credit to anthrt @ 4815162342

GreekCharmed said...

Hey Dark :)
I dunno if its important or not but on the flickr album there are two pics of DeGroot. Dont know if some fan added them or not but its worth a while (me thinks)
http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/5549/degroot1mm3.jpg

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/8357/degroot2lq0.jpg

Gater said...

i only want to say why the maxwell site didn't worked last night.

in the help section of the game, they say, that the game ends 2 hours before the season 4 premiere.

but the utc time is hours away from the american time where the season only start.

if you take the time of the season 4 premiere, minus the 2 hours when the game ends and plus the diferent to the utc time, than we got the first of february and the time.

i hope there weren't too much people like me waiting for the site last night -.-

hevernan said...

Check this on out
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krakatau

its an Island, and i think there are enough hints that match.

If you follow some hints, that we got like Black Rock Vulkan..... It will guide you to this Island.

sprtzgrl1122 said...

sawyers...thanks for the reply, the only reason i thought it may have been a clue was because it was typed the same way as the (smashmoat) and (a warn witness) but it could also be nothing...

Jack said...

!F?2EC7 ;GJJ 3AA96] } ICC2 C=C G7 2CCBCB]

is on the oceanicairlines.com site

Solution is here:

http://lost-forum.com/archive/index.php/t-36585.html

Jack said...

Hmmm... Seems like this happened before and was solved in early December...

Morgan said...

The sound file definitely ends saying "sulfer trench" or whatever it was called.

andrashaf said...

It might not mean anything but the compass rose on the Maxwell Group logo is flipped. If you face north, then west is to your left, the logo has it to the right.

If you're flying towards Fiji from Sydney, you fly a bit north of east, if that's flipped and you fly the same heading west instead, you end up near the Sunda Trench.

four_toed_armenian said...

Calling a shot (maybe somebody has already), but here goes anyway, Rousseau's ship was called Christiane I.

DanaMc said...

I'm surprised that they used GMN world news when there is a real GMN News.

There are real pages in existence relating to GMN, but I can't find anything set up for the game.

Jacob said...

Anyone notice the dot on the left hand side of the maxwell group page? It could be changed to a link later on maybe...

Smullie said...

Whaa, Jacob is right !
(are you him? hehe)

Maybe it's just like www.oceanicairlines.com, where eventually the dots will be replaced by a (code)word?

Look left on www.the-maxwell-group.com.
Nice find, Jacob

Smullie said...

Well, I've copied the dot to Microsoft Word en changed it to 'Wingdings'(lettertype).
I've got a standard version, where there are 3 different wingdings.
Changing the dot will get:
- a pictogram of tappages.
- a pictogram of a mailbox
- a pictogram of an arrow pointing 45 degrees southeast.

Just letting you know..

Adam said...

Dark, Im sorry your so busy too lol, over at LP we are having a fun yet craaazy time with all this.

Our daily clues list may help you guys out though, on the wiki we chronicle as much info as it comes out as possible, sometimes from blogs like yours, sometimes through our forum etc. But its a pretty easy system, click a date on the calendar and youll see the clues and new content for that day :)

Conspiraspies unite!

http://lostpedia.com/wiki/Find_815_clues

Jacob said...

Glad I could help the search! Keep up the good work everyone.

Sawyers said...

Smullie ~ What are tappages? ;)

Sawyers said...

From DocArtz:

*New Billboard in Sydney*

Donnie said:

Here's a link to his blog for those that need one:

http://au.blogs.yahoo.com/lostninja

The ODI said...

thanks sawyers...will add to post now...!! :)

Monk Satyr said...

regarding the 'dot' on the-maxwell-group site. If you right-click it, then select 'this frame >', then the 'show only this frame' option, you end up at http://www.find815.com/TMG/index.html ... i think it is just a repository or work space that was not meant for public consumption... but who knows?

lfdguy1991 said...

I hope this hasn't been answered before, I haven't seen it anywhere, though: On the Maxwell Group site it says that servers are down until Feb. 1, 2008 at 12:08:15 am (or 00:08:15) UTC. Which in reality it means Jan 31, 2008 at 7:08:15 pm EST which is 2 hours before the premiere right?(I read somewhere it was going to start at 9:00 pm EST). And, if I'm not mistaken, they said that the game was set to end 2 hours before the premiere. Does this mean that we will not get the username and password until the very end of this game?

Does this seem right, or am I just being stupid?

Smullie said...

Sawyers:

http://www.openofficetips.com/images/wingdings.jpg

Second row, 5th from the left.

Don't know what you call em ;)

Smullie said...

Hey, anybody else noticed in the 'my progress', that there's antoher red square at the websites?

Does someone know what this site is? Maybe something to do with Austria Air?

Monk Satyr said...

new email and website
anyone notice you can type addys into the 'browser' on sam's laptop? i've tried the-maxwell-group.com, but nothing happens when i hit enter, if i click on the address bar it just reloads the initial page

Matthew said...

When I checked the progress it says I'm missing one website. 2 blocks are green and one is red, is it the maxwell group? I'm not quite sure.

Monk Satyr said...

@ matthew i had the same... but after reload the page it vanishes - check http://find815.blogspot.com/2008/01/termination-of-employment.html

Matthew said...

ok, thanks.

angel said...

have you see this:
http://www.insidetheexperience.com/2008/01/test.html ?

DarkUFO said...

Thanks angel although I did not see anything interesting apart from a lot of comments?

angel said...

nothing special Dark,just saying that Speaker is back

DarkUFO said...

Ah cool :) Thought I was being slow and missing something lol :)

juliet said...

I'm stuck on Chapter 1 picture. I've tried magnifying and clicking, but left click on the 4 items doesn't get me anywhere. When I hover on the laptop picture, my only real option is to click and drag. What am I doing wrong?

John Frusciante said...

I don't know if this has been pointed out already but it looks like the ring box on Sam's desk moved a little bit, as if it was picked up and put back down. Also, the writing that seems to be overlayed on his desktop (formulas, drawings, etc) is getting clearer.

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Smullie said...

it looks like it's getting clearer.
Also, between the two monitor's, there's a circle with a line. Maybe some connection to the Maxwell logo, and the location of the 75 degree mark?

gokhan said...
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gokhan said...

I nearly finished my first Chapter, but there still is a video that is unreleased. I did everything, but do you know how can I find this unreleased video?

Morgan said...

John F- The ring totally moved, also the case differs from the first video we see it in (as well as the desk). Those show a plain white lining. But in the as-yet-unreleased video posted on this site yesterday, there seemed to be some kind of logo/writing on the lining.

PenguinJosh said...

Woop my poll! :D

kshooter9524 said...

On the maxwell group site, the compass is backwards. Clockwise it reads North, West, South, East; when it should read North, East, South, West. Also, the measurements above that go in 30 degree increments, but the second number is 75 degrees. It goes 0, 30, 75 instead of 0, 30, 60. I don't know if this is important, but it seems like a weird thing to get wrong.

dsaffrin said...

can anyone who can read korean translate whats in the banner on the seoul billboard?

CAMonteiro said...

Hey, Guys!
I've found a better pic of James Maxwell (@ USD website), confirming that he's the man in that old Sunda Trench page on Sam Thomas' computer.

Please check it @ this directlink: http://adm.globolog.globo.com/globolog/publicacao/permalink.do?postId=465726

Best regards,
Carlos Monteiro - Lost in Lost
http://www.lostinlost.com.br

Abigail said...

I think the HD logo when sam opens the closet door is a clue. If you go to ABC's LOST page on the left is a box with pictures of different media that says, "learn more". When you click on it a box pops up and there's an HD logo. I don't see the point of this and I think in the future there will be a video there.

gunshyne said...

I still have a red activity box. I never did the activity just typed in the password for the season 4 clue. I know I'm lazy. Is this the reason? Or am I missing something?

lisagraham said...

On the Maxwell Group site - when I clicked submit without entering user name or password I git this message...

Authentication Server Temporarily Down
The server is currently being serviced. It is expected to be back in service by
02/01/2008 00:08:15 UTC

Click here to return to homepage

Should we take this to mean that we wont be allowed in until after the LOST premier? Apologies if you have already addressed this and thanks for all you GREAT info on this site =)

Lisa from Nor Cal

solitaryrose said...

This is what I found when I checked out the-maxwell-group.com @ WHOIS (http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp)

Anyone know who Nathan Mayfeild is?? there's some email addys, phone #'s, and fax #'s on here....

Registrant:
HOODLUM
PO BOX 38
PADDINGTON, Queensland 4064
Australia

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: THE-MAXWELL-GROUP.COM
Created on: 31-Dec-07
Expires on: 01-Jan-10
Last Updated on: 31-Dec-07

Administrative Contact:
mayfield, nathan nathan@hoodlum.com.au
HOODLUM
PO BOX 38
PADDINGTON, Queensland 4064
Australia
61733672965 Fax -- 61733672965

Technical Contact:
mayfield, nathan nathan@hoodlum.com.au
HOODLUM
PO BOX 38
PADDINGTON, Queensland 4064
Australia
61733672965 Fax -- 61733672965

Domain servers in listed order:
NS07.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
NS08.DOMAINCONTROL.COM

Jacob said...

anyone gonna email nathan?? maybe I will... maybe

Raphael said...

FYI:

The TMG logo has not a Oroboros, or whatever: is a ripped image from Dreamstime, and still have its watermark.

For this, all the "mistakes" in the compass are from the original image. No big deal.

You could start blackmailing the group, telling you are going to sue then, if they not give you information.

http://www.dreamstime.com/compass-image840361

Cyborg771 said...

Just in case nobody has posted it, A Warn Witness and Smash Moat (the anagrams found in the oceanic website's source code) are I Want Answers and Sam Thomas when translated.

Eric's Room said...

I have some information for you.
the charlie's live album from sam bedroom is "live at jakarta".

that email says christiane I is in Jakarta.

(Congratulations for your site!)

Smullie said...

about hoodlum and nathan mayfield:

http://www.hoodlum.com.au/v4/index.php

check who we are, and then Nathan (or tracey for that matter).

I mailed Dark a couple of days ago. he confirmed that hoodlum is a multimedia game-developing company...

The official site says another 45 minutes before the next update, but i'm going to sleep know. It's already 02.17 here ... goodnight !

bongzilla said...

So what's the significance of Sonya's picture being Photoshopped in the email attachment, using the same source photo as the one Sam has on his desk? -- presuming Sam's is the original?

DaveSidery said...

Both the www.flyoceanicair.com.au and www.flyoceanic.com.au domains are registered to Hoodlum Active (www.hoodlum.com.au) - an Australian production company. They're based out of Brisbane, which might explain why Sam's house is obviously a "Queenslander" by the interior walls and ceiling. You just don't get those sorts of houses in Sydney.

angel said...

DARK my brother started to play yesterday and has this idea:
could the window beating be a morse code?

Jacob said...

I found something!! Ive been researching the maxwell group and I found out that a man name James maxwell has a set of four equations relating to electromagnetism called Maxwell's equations, or "The Maxwell Group". Heres the page i found: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell's_equations

Jacob said...

Someone wrote about them in a book called: Modern Differential Geometry in Gauge Theories: Maxwell Fields.
Heres a google book link
http://books.google.com/books?id=_2Vkji2d4tIC&pg=PA221&lpg=PA221&dq=%22the+maxwell+group%22&source=web&ots=xMC1wO2zr2&sig=zQz3NxlQSNUkfHEFOps821UW5Qg

baby05 said...

i'm not sure because i dont'have a good software for photo ..but there are red arrows around the right eye of john locke in the photo in the sam's notebook (perhaps james ford)????

Vanessa said...

Does anyone have a voicemail password to use when calling the following numbder? It tells you the number to enter to go to a mailbox, but no password.

Oceanic Airlines Contact:
Georgia Cavanagh (818) 460-5520

I got this from here:
http://www.flyoceanicair.com/Oceanic_Press_Release.pdf

Vanessa said...

Hey is there any other way to join w/out clicking contact? It keeps trying to send an email from my work Outlook that I don't have access to anymore? Thanks :) I've searched everywhere and it doesn't look like anyone has written about the letter with the number I sent in anywhere.

1Miletogo said...

Has anyone looked at the following site: http://www.manhattanjewellers.co.uk/

After looking at the whois, I don't think this site is relevant :( but maybe there is another site for the find815 crew to find.

The first thing that jumps out is the city skyline that looks very similar to the end of the season 4 trailer...

http://s260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/1miletogo/find815/th_manhatten.jpg

http://s260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/1miletogo/find815/th_Lostskyline.jpg

The source code for the site has alot of white space in it...

On the terms and conditions site under #5 they use an interesting bullet that looks similar to the H in the manhatten ring box

Jenny said...

Thanks for creating this site dark! It's very useful for someone like me who just likes to lurk and read about the finds etc.

baby05 said...

hi! i don't know if is a clue...but...if in the sam's note (manifest) click in the left eye(the right eye has a different colour of the left eye!) of kate and in the right eye of james...and zoom the eye, at the second zoom i have fond this 'image'...it is the same for you?
http://rapidshare.de/files/38229428/Immagine_4.png.html

baby05 said...

the image appear at the third zoom on the eye not at the second...

Smullie said...

sharp seeing baby05.

It appears that both Kate and Sawyer have a brown and a green eye.
Kate's left is brown and her right is green.
Sawyer's left is green and right is brown.

And yes, zoom 3 times to see a blank screen. But zoom again and you get another zoom of the picture itself.

I think this has not been noticed before.

Maybe it's a hint that, in season 4, there's somthing going on between them (other than we already know)?
Than maybe is the fact, that only Jin, Sun and Sayid are looking to be polaroids also a hint like that ?

1Miletogo said...

I had seen the zoom blank page affect, but thought it was a glitch, nice catch with the different eye colors. In the episode Dave in season 2 Dr Brooks takes a polaroid of Hurley to show that Dave is not real at Santa Rosa. Could it be that Sun, Jin, & Sayid all show up there for some kind of "treatment"

1Miletogo said...

I had also noticed on kate's pic that it looks like there is a smudge above her eye and it looks like a line going under her other eye. An erased arrow looks to be pointing at her right eye also.

baby05 said...

it is strange also the right eye of locke...has different colour and i see that all this eye with different colours has
the around red signs (around the eye of locke there are some strange red signs..in the corner of the eye...)..mah..perhaps it will be some new clues from future chapters of the game...

Smullie said...

http://f3.yahoofs.com/ymg/lostninja__3/lostninja-335258003-1199423315.jpg?ymYN1s.C4qJHxRdY

Found at the Lost Ninja blog:
Apparently someone's looking for Kate.

baby05 said...

the link http://f3.yahoofs.com/ymg/lost doesn't work...error 404
the link is correct?

Smullie said...

http://au.blogs.yahoo.com/lost-ninja/9983/sydney-billboardand-lost-in-comics

It's the fifth picture. Nothing too big btw...

baby05 said...

excuse me ..

not error 404 but i dont' have a permission to go to the link...how can i do?

J said...

...latest email implies that we should search for "black rock" ... googled "black rock shipwreck" and got this site about shipwrecks off Australia (Victoria) and this Lost-vocab-heavy text:

http://www.heritage.vic.gov.au/page.asp?ID=118

The Cerberus (1926) at Black Rock, and Clonmel (1841) Port Albert zones have unlit marker buoys. The Will o' the Wisp (1853) zone at Swan Island is not marked but the zone is in a controlled defence area. The William Salthouse near Pope's Eye, Port Phillip is not marked by a buoy.

J. G. said...

http://www.dreamstime.com/compass-image840361

Bad News... The compass is a copied image... The snake is just the 'watermark' of the site...

J. G. said...

P.S. Credits to Alessandro@lostinlost.com.br for finding the image

Smullie said...

108 replies!!!! :D

But that makes this one the 109th... :(

didainchili said...

Did anyone see that drive shaft's cd was recorded in jackarta???

Steff said...

@didainchili.. yes.. nice find though
@smullie ROFL

Tymon said...

They've added more bookmarks - for chapters 2 3 4 and 5, and deleted dupliction of chapter 2.

Best regards from Poland, why're helping Sam here too!

norwegian lost fan said...

yeah I noticed that as well!:)

LouieLou said...

Anybody else having trouble loading up the page.....i get on but cant see Sams desk,i assume it due to the masses trying to get on with only 44 mins to go b4 chapter 2 starts.

Jesus said...

New email is up. "Another favour"

Killerbob said...

Dark, this is screenshot for the game of chapter 2 : [URL=http://imageshack.us][IMG]http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/8018/815kbsfsrm3.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Dont have the time for the third stuff cause the video launched ( with the mystery man named Mr. Talbot ) but it very easy.

J. G. said...

Maybe this is Penny's boat !!!

DaveSidery said...

Hmm, the "vandalized" billboards... is it just me or have Tustin and Miami been vandalized to still be EXACTLY the same ???

As in they've been completely repapered...

ObscureAllure8 said...

It says 403 forbidden now.

"Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /site/index.php on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Apache/2.0.52 (CentOS) Server at www.find815.com Port 80"

Congested said...

davesidery said...
Hmm, the "vandalized" billboards... is it just me or have Tustin and Miami been vandalized to still be EXACTLY the same ???


I noticed that too, and assumed that the poster used a Miami image... but good question :)

GreekCharmed said...

Hey Dark,

Here in Greece unfortunately the Find815.com page is not accessible almost for 3 days now so we're a lot behind you. Lets hope this day is different.

Monk Satyr said...

Random Question:
Anyone have a lead or any grounded speculation as to the 'overlay' image on Sam's desk (in both chapters 1&2)? It's been driving me batty, I know there is probably someone out there that can isolate the 'overlay'. There maybe something new to work with in it?

melissadab said...

ANOTHER EASTER EGG:

In the first shot of the video with Sam on the boat taking him to the CHRISTIANE, on the left you can see a boat with KWON on it... Sun and Jin's surname (and his dad was a fisherman)...


((credit goes to jollygood at http://www.docarzt.com/lost-arg/ for this))

DaveSidery said...

Sorry folks - it's not really an Easter Egg - it's an actual boat that's moored in the Brisbane river, which looks to be where they filmed that sequence. (Hoodlum is based in Brisbane, and I live a couple of km from the river)

For more info, check out http://www.trailersailerplace.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1612&sid=9c8bd8300304843ead3b005ab6f5417d

angel said...

is there a ballon under the new desk'light??

modernman said...
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1miletogo said...

What if the billboards themselves are not the most important thing, but surrounding items? For example the Portland Billboard is above the Casa Bella Granite & Marble. The Sydney billboard has Airport Central in the background.

What if we find out the order of the flights according to what the billboards say - starts in LA and then the words in the backgrounds equal a phrase?

andrea said...

I think that they should do a new Lost Experience every time a new season is beginning and ending: all the hardcore fans are working on the game, and nobody we'll do a new lostfan108's "distubing moment"..
I mean: give us a page full of non-sense numbers, a strange image and some html code, and we'll be sleepless for a lot of time.. :)

aspera said...

Hey Dark! Greeting from Italy!
In the last mail the Sam recieved, I've notice something interesting...Some numbers are written with a different kind of color...Some numbers are grey! The numbers are: 1,1,1,8,7,4.
Maybe these numbers are related with the Maxwelle Group website.

Fabio (Aspera) from Cosenza

1miletogo said...

I saw a piece of paper sticking out of Sam's backpack in the video when he was on the boat heading to Christiane I. I zoomed in 4x and the screen then went to a redish black. Other spots on the picture were fine when zooming in. This is similar to zooming in on a few pics in Sam's manifest. Is there something hidden here on his backpack?

melissadab said...

Aspera,

Go here and read the comments on the "gray" numbers. Come join the 100+ in the discussion! =)

http://find815.blogspot.com/2008/01/new-email-no-subject.html

melissadab said...

What are your thoughts on...TIME?

Is Sam going to the Christiane in 2004, or, in that video we saw of him offering to sleep on a hammock -- is that video in 2008???

In Sam's video diary, he mentions the plane disappeared on Sept. 22. He doesn't give a date, leading us to believe it's still somewhere close to 9/22/04.

However, the press release on Oceanic's home page (the page Sam hacked) is dated December 2007.

Does anyone have thoughts on the time period this is taking place?

modernman said...

it makes sense for the game taking place in the lead up to season 4 start...why would sam wait 3 years to set up find815? or oceanic to resume flights to start his own search..to call off a search for a plane after 3 months sounds about right..so thats when sam started his search..

1miletogo said...

I think the way that it works out is that the video Sam hacked could in theory be from before the crash, it didn't mention the return of oceanic, it was just an Oceanic marketing video.

The website on Sam's computer does have a link to the press release that we can't go to. It could be that the press release listed on the site on his computer is from after the crash and it is stating that Oceanic is ceasing operations.

Now the website that we can goto has the press release stating that Oceanic is returning to business.

I believe that find815 takes place in December 2004 after the fail safe key has been turned.

jonathan said...

Hi guys,
I don't know if it's very important but...
I noticed that the ring box on the "new" Sam's Desk doesn't have the "Manhattan" writing on the cover.

Here's a picture as proof:
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/5710/ringay0.png

Spike440 said...

I'm probably not the first to notice this but there appears to be an Owen Talbot on the Australia network on Facebook. He has only one friend so may be part of the game. Has anyone added him yet?

KeepingAwake said...

new website available in Sam's web browser-the black rock., recycles the info that we get from TLE

Jesus said...

Who is Millicent Holzheimer? She's the owner of both, findoutpedia.com and slaveshipsearch.com. Probably unimportant, but I'm not a good theorist anyway.

DillonCometh3D said...

When find815.com updated Tuesday the webpage about the Black Rock didn't show up for me. After reading the emails and such I looked around on the site and clicked on the arrow keys of Sam's phone. Nothing happened, but when I checked the browser again I noticed there was a new webpage called Sunda Stories. I highly doubt that me playing with the arrow keys had anything to do with finding this webpage. Nevertheless, here are three screens of the page and one of my out-of-whack progress report.

Email 1:
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/DillonCometh/815a.png

Email 2:
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/DillonCometh/815b.png

Email 3:
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/DillonCometh/815c.png

Progress:
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/DillonCometh/815d.png

DillonCometh3D said...

RE: my last comment

The links to the screenshots I put up don't seem to be displaying fully. Basically they all end with either 815a, 815b, 815c, 815d and all end with .png

Hoku said...

I sent screen caps of the sunda stories web site to Dark and The ODI a while ago...not posted yet.

Hoku said...

Maybe they are sleeping! They are working overtime for this ARG! I haven't had much sleep either ;)

Silent Impression said...

I don't know if this is new or not but when i read about there being a new Black Rock webpage on Sam's Computer i signed onto Find815.com but it wasn't there, instead there was a new webpage called 'Sunda Stories'. Is this new or anything?

Silent Impression said...

Sorry. Here are some pictures of it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/Exotic_Getaway/sundastories01.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/Exotic_Getaway/sundastories02.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/Exotic_Getaway/sundastories03.jpg
Sorry for wasting your time if this is old news, i just don';t remember anyone posting about it ><

Silent Impression said...

Ugh Sorry. those links didn't work.
Try.
http://tinyurl.com/3xvb2k
http://tinyurl.com/257yg4
http://tinyurl.com/39bhed

Hoku said...

Silent-in my 2 posts above yours I refered to that, I sent screen caps of them to both Dark and The ODI hours ago....they not home LOL

tvwatcherinvt said...

has there beeen any kind of date or timeline for sam adventure? How long after the plane crash do we think this is taking place? It wouldn't be just a few days, but how long do we think, a few months (like three, so roughly same time as on the island)or a year or more?

Agustin said...

hey guys. not sure this is the right place but here it goes anyway.
i think we can conclude with some confidence that the reason the Black Rock ended up on the middle of the LOST island is because of the tsunami caused by the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia.
The new Black Rock website says that its final voyage was from Indonesia in the 1880s and the Krakatoa volcano erupted in 1883 so it makes sense.
We still dont know why "it was heading east rather than west" but thats another matter...
what do u guys think about all this?

1Miletogo said...

maybe the compass on the maxwell-group site has something to do with it since the E & W are backwards.

ObscureAllure8 said...

I'm not sure where to post this but... Does anyone else suddenly have things listed as 'incomplete' for chapter one that you did complete? Mine is one email and the game. I know I had all greens before but now suddenly they are red?
Anyone else have this issue?

modernman said...

just logged on 815...working fine..keep trying

Sawyers said...

mine isn't doing that, but i did see a post on another site, from someone
with the same problem...a lot of people are getting qwerky behavior from the
site...i'd suggest reboot,reload and if that doesn't work search the blog,
know i saw a post on site for load, glitch issues...good luck ;)

ObscureAllure8 said...

Thanks guys. It's just driving me crazy, LOL. Although seeing less than 11 hours until the story continuing is rather lovely!

andrea said...

OK, this game is really funny, but why all these errors from the productions? And I'm not talking about the "freezing" or "not loading" site, but the errors in posting the new things (like today, with the Black Rock, or some emails in the past days).. Is this an idea made very quickly, something like: "ok, no chance to make the new 8 episodes, let's give our fans something new"?
The timeline, also, doesn't work really fine, in my opinion. Too many incongruences: I can't imagine how Sam waited for 3 years before doing his personal researches for his girlfriend. And if this is happening in 2004 (as I believe: in Sunda Trench web page all the informations about tsunami and 2006 were deleted), why all the connections with 2007/2008 (oceanic airlines' site and billboards hacked)?
Should we stay still with our minds and think only about playing? Yeah, maybe..
But LOST guys know how we are, and how we can be disappointed after all the fun..

Sawyers said...

the crash was 9/04...the stock exchange #'s from the chapter 1 video are from 3/06(before they were changed to *the* numbers)...the billboards/sites
are late '07 and 1/08...and i saw a theory Sam will arrive with the
freighter on the island in the premier!

After 7 months of NOTHING!

If the time-line for this ARG, were never explained in the show, I would still not be disappointed!

I really hope Darlton are at striking right now...reading us and LAUGHING THEIR COLLECTIVE ASSES OFF! ;)

<<---Lost Fan 4 Writers!

St-Jorge said...

Is there an Update on www.flyoceanicair.com ??

There is a new PDF file to download.
I wasn´t recently on that page so i´am not sure if it is new.

andrea said...

Yeah, we are giving them a lot of hard work..
"How can we pretend this is a real news?"
"Let's add some stock exchange!"
"Ok, where can I find it?"
"No problem, I've an old recording of a news show before the superbowl"

BAM!
And then we arrived. ahah!

Ok, I'm not against the Strike (I'M WITH THE WRITERS!) and I'm not against the guys that are doing the "html" part of this game.. but I'm finding it just a little bit....hastily done..
Like a student who didn't study his lesson very well.. but he reached the goal, in a way or another..
But I appreciate it! And if I found something strange it's really because I know (and love) J.J. Darlton and all the other guys...

Sawyers said...

At least one of the sites was registered by the html production co. 4/07...

Gregg Nation @ Fuselage 5-6-07,on the topic of ARG2, "Apparently it's been difficult finding sponsors for it." - as in they were scouting sponsors at some time before May...

Lostpedia,"At Comic Con 2007, it was confirmed by the writing team that there would be no Lost Experience during the Season 3-4 hiatus, but that it was "looking good" for continuation in some way during next year's hiatus instead." - like the way they denied one then worded that 'next year'...

They worked on this for awhile.

IMHO the 'mistakes'(early email, website release then disappearing, hidden frame pics, ect.) are really a shout out to the hardcore Lost fans. It gets the clue info released early on the web quick to online 'Losties', without 'spoiling' the game for the casual viewer/player...

Brilliant way for them to go! ;)

andrea said...

I'm sorry, but if they are working on this for such a long time... well... don't know what to think.

But I can't believe they are doing what you wrote about the mistakes.. c'mon.. something is too "mistaky" to be only a shout out to the hardcore fans.. that would be an optimistic vision of their ("the html guys") errors..

But nevermind!

ObscureAllure8 said...

I agree, it seems like this is being done at half staff (No joke meant by that, because we all know the writers are striking so they likely are half staff) and they didn't realize we'd flood the system. That's obvious by the crash of the server the other night.

Although I'm seriously concerned... are JJ and CC included in this? It seems to be giving away WAY to much information, and I just can't believe they'd allow so much with three season left. (The location of the plane/island? SERIOUSLY? That's MAJOR!)

The more we see, though, the more sure I am that Sam will be on the freighter that arrives Ep1S4.

Oh, and about Talbot... While the guys do look similar that play each role, I don't think they are the same. Brothers maybe? Ideas?

Julio Antonio said...

About this blog entry "Email Numbers Reveal Latitude of Flight 815's Location??"

May be this the other number you need?

524287

Taken from: http://abc.go.com/primetime/lost/index?pn=mb&cat=73722&tid=174827

"On http://find815.blogspot.com/2008/01/strange-number-appears-while-loading.html

it shows the number 524287 appear. Other people couldnt really find anything about it, but I noticed when I searched WIkipedia for the number I got this

Jacobsthal number

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobsthal_number

Odd that it just so happens to have Jacob in the name.


I also found that 524287 is part of the ISBN number for this book

http://www.amazon.com/Human-Nature-Obsolete-Bioengineering-Condition/dp/0262524287/ref=sr_11_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1199664656&sr=11-1"


I pluged it and this is what I got:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=-11.1784,107.1111&mid=1199775426

May it explain how a plane coming from Nigeria licking fuel (Eko's brother) got to the Island?

Sawyers said...

I've seen 2 other numbers posted, while page's loading.

And i'm looking for a screencap of the film casing with the number on it.

Searched both, and must be doing something wrong b/c i'm having no luck and i know they're here.

Can anyone help, please? ;)

tvwatcherinvt said...

I am still looking for a timeline for sams activities.
In chapter one when waching the news release on tv, that could have been right after the crash.

Then in another video some one got a date of 2006 from stockexchange

Then he hacks into the video where Oceanic is anoucing flying again, last wee in December 2007.

The emails and travel plans have been in the week since then to today.

So he obviously has been reserching all this time, collecting info on passengers, other missing plane and boats.

anyone have any other dates or times pinpointed for Sam's activities?

modernman said...

in the hacked video theres no mention of resuming flights..just a link to a press release to announce it..so to me this is an old add that sam has hacked..the game is taking place in same timeframe as the show..i think?

Sawyers said...

i'm under the impression the time-line is ambiguous as of now..

the crash was 9/04...the stock exchange #'s from the chapter 1 video are from 01/06 or 3/06(before they were changed to *the* numbers)...the billboards/sites
are late '07 and 1/08...and i saw a theory Sam will arrive with the
freighter, on the island, in the premier!

It's also my understanding that these, dates/sequence of events, don't jibe with the 1st ARG.

Lost_Pilgrim said...

What happened to the daily updates? The last one was the 4th.

Hoku said...

New email from Tracey. She is having trouble researching the Black Rock. She has some stuff on Oscar tho...I sent screen caps to TheODI already.

Jesus said...

020 7946 0893

Is this an international phone number?

Jesus said...

In the video, there's a smaller boat seen behind Christiane I

Probably unimportnant, but...
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5952/boatyx3.jpg

Killerbob said...

Is this the temple ?
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/3843/templeqt8.jpg

Alex said...
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Alex said...

The new clue.....I have no idea how much this will cost when I call.....

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y162/exer_505/Untitled.jpg

Alex said...

sorry, there's a ".jpg" after the "untitled" part....I have no idea why it didn't post....

Jesus said...

Trying to call I get a busy signal.

Am I dialing correctly?

011 44 20 7946 0893

dee said...

okay the thought is that it is a fake number like ones used on tv, ofcom confirms this (http://www.ofcom.org.uk/telecoms/ioi/numbers/num_drama)

So my theory that is not a number that will work for us and that probably we will see Sam ring the number when the story continues

Sawyers said...

did anyone see a roll of film or film canister in Chapter 1?

It also has an 11 digit number, but i can't find it now!

juliet said...

I'm having a terrible time clicking on the book on the bed. isn't that where the clue is?

Sawyers said...

you have to have the other 3 clues first before it's clickable...

juliet said...

Thanks. Got that. I had to do it twice before it would recognize I had the others. After you get the new clue from abc.com and plug it back in, is there anything else to do? Do we just wait another 45 hours?

Sawyers said...

Amelia's last msg time slightly off by this site...but checkout remains of pair, male and female found on island...

http://www.trivia-library.com/b/history-of-the-search-for-amelia-earhart-part-2.htm

Sawyers said...

Sorry, 2nd part of address;

-earhart-part-2.htm

BriMcD10 said...

What i cant figure out is that in the message from Tracie during the game on triva of the Black Rock she had all this info on it, but the email mesage she wrote to Sam said she couldnt find anything on it. Hmmm.

melissadab said...

Here is another possible EASTER EGG:

(from the DocArzt page:)

Oscar Talbot is the guy from the boat on find815.com. His name is an anagram for Bast Locator. Bast is the Egyptian Cat Goddess that has... dun dun dun...... FOUR TOES! This with the fact that there are hieroglyphics in the hatch... I think this is a big clue that means something.

((All of this is courtesy of Don over at http://www.docarzt.com.))

Monk Satyr said...

'nother question wasn't there a mention of a Van Eck somewhere? If so, this is very interesting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Eck_phreaking
provides a mechanism for some crazy stuff (michael 'chatting' with 'walt')

**POSSIBLE SPOILER**
just an idea but if Van Eck was mentioned Sam's laptop's privacy may be at risk
**END SPOILER**

Smullie said...

I was just looking at the picture of the Christian I.
Now I don't think that boat holds 2 helicopters.
But what if the Christiane I ís Penny's boat (not the freighter).

Furthermore, maybe Oscar Talbot is the guy Penny would marry.
From the mail we learn that the Talbot family isn't unfamiliar with shady business.

So maybe this after all is a setup by Mr. Widmore?
And he could be in leaque with Paik and and.

But I'm stopping know, this message is getting too long already ;)

NooNooPud said...

I was looking at Penny's phone number and my friend thought we should try it in Google Earth... If you put it in as 0.2079460893 it takes you to an area that is just to the left of Sao Tome. When my friend Googled the name Sao Tome, it told us that it was Portuguese for Saint Thomas. Just thought it was interesting seeing as we're following the story of a man called Sam Thomas. Also it appears to be near to Equatorial Guinea and we thought it might have some relevence as they've been talking about Africa and such in the videos.

It's probably nothing, but thought I'd let you know anyway. :)

brandywesson said...

Anyone else getting an incorrect clue word from the ABC site? I got 423 Cheyne Walk. I've tried putting it exactly like that, changing it to no caps, no spaces, anything. Not working. I saw on Dark's site that it's supposed to be Cheyenne, not Cheyne. Anyone else have this problem?

bluefrog4 said...

lol!!!! They changed it.

Earlier this day it has been "Cheyenne" I've seen it with my own eyes. Now it is "Cheyne".

And the "Cheyne Walk" does exist. It's in London

grandmastaschu09 said...

hey i have been away for the past week and i was wondering if u could put up some kind of recap of the FIND 815. i dont know wat any of this stuff means in this section and i really wanna know wat it all means. If you could put some kind of recap that would be great. thanks

ieatgreenfleas said...

someone with audio equipment REALLY needs to figure out what that "whisper" or voice is saying in the chapter 2 video after you click on the radio. very hard to notice if you dont have the volume up.

sluky said...

***only**** Sam have a new message on the phone from his mum ...no great matter xoxoxo

melissadab said...

Something else interesting...

I went to Lostpedia and looked up Amelia, from Juliet's book club. We were reminded of Herarat Aviation and the possible anogram for Earhart.

We are reminded that in that episode, Richard Alpert toko Juliet to Mittelos Bioscience.

According to Lostpedia, the producers confirmed the anagram for Mittelos is Lost Time.

Could that indeed prove that, among the glorious things of the island, it is able to stop the aging process? Which is why Richard Alpert has been the same age forever?

andrea said...

ok, ok.. so, now what's the justification for this change from "cheyenne" to "cheyne"?
another error? or was just fun stuff for the hardcore fans?
come on, now it's really unmistakable: something is not working..

Adaminator1 said...
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Sawyers said...

New site for Allied Copenhagen Marine Merchants with 2007 ship Schedule;

http://alliedcopenhagenmarinemerchants.com/

Can someone confirm if this is authentic or fan made?

sp94axp said...

Lostpedia lists that website as a fake.

O Maior da Internet said...

WHAT ?

Sawyers said...

Phil Alston(from Broadcasting auth. email) anagram = ship not all

Monk Satyr said...

NICE catch Sawyers! :)

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