the publius enigma

The three messages

From: TheFinalSQL@gmail.com
Newsgroups: alt.music.pink-floyd
Subject: Enigma:  Three messages
Date: 30 Apr 2005 13:15:40 -0700

START FROM HERE

Message 1

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From: an114056@anon.penet.fi

X-Anonymously-To: alt.music.pink-floyd

Date: Sat, 16 Jul 1994 09:57:57 UTC

Subject:>>>>>>>>>T  H  E    M  E  S  S  A  G  E <<<<<<<<<

    While I am encouraged by the positive response to my

    last post, I understand that many of you still doubt

    my authenticity. It is for those of you who now believe,

    as well as for those of you who still may doubt, that I

    have arranged for an extremely visible and conclusive

    demonstration of my truthfulness.

    To validate the trust of those who believe, as well as to reconcile

the doubt of others, I have gone to great lengths to plan the following

display of communication:

    Monday, July 18

    East Rutherford, New Jersey

    Approximately 10:30pm

    Flashing white lights.

    There is an enigma.

    Trust.

        - Publius

    P.S. I am not the Publius of any other newsgroup. Any similarity in

signature is purely coincidental. I have never posted anywhere other

that here.

From: "Leegstra Hard- & Software" <leegstra@noord.bart.nl>

Subject: The Enigma

Date: 1997/07/04

Message-ID: <01bc8888$907ef360$49c257c0@ren->#1/1

Organization: bART Internet Services

Newsgroups: alt.music.pink-floyd

The Enigma?

Some people think it's all about nothing, but it's not. Who is publius?

Maybe someone of the band. It could be Douglas Adams!

On PULSE the song Another Brick.... 2 contains a sample of a kid saying

Enigma. This sample is also on the album the wall. On the video the

display contains the word Enigma during the song.

I don't know much about the Enigma but I think it's true. Because all

the old albums contain secret messages!

If there is a Enigma pay close attention to Douglas Addams because he

is in it! He knows about the secret things in the old albums and he somehow

based the Enigma story on that. He simply takes over where gilmour etc

decided to quit the Enigma!

Also true. During the Earls Court shows at one night a special guest is

playing along with the band. It's not Douglas Adams. He is sitting next

to Rick Wright at the keyboards. Who is he? I saw a picture of this but

it's to dark to see who he is!

From: "Genesis"

Subject: ::::message::::

Date: 1997/07/08

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Friends,

The first message is known.

Leegstra Hard-& Software has found me!  A talent of discovery without

conversation indeed!  I have given you new direction, let's embark

together with a clearer picture.

By far, the "new beginning" is  not about you, it's about the one's

you love the most.  I have given away an important important message

if love, fact and wishful thinking.  What's the use?  Review pRevious

post, it's a must!  The second message will not be given away, only a

sharp eye Will uncover the next message.

Jump in now, if you're not skeptic of the ultimate thrill... The next

message will be delivered soon. A good understanding of the first

message will help out!

Skeptic of the past, you may be.  Why harbor so much hate of a "new

beginning"?  I understand your frustration.  Committed, I am.  Are you

really listening?

Best wishes to all...

"Genesis"

Message 2

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From: an114056@anon.penet.fi
X-Anonymously-To: alt.music.pink-floyd
Organization: Anonymous contact service
Reply-To: an114056@anon.penet.fi
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 1994 10:57:12 UTC

Subject: >>>>>>>>>T  H  E    M  E  S  S  A  G  E  (POST AGAIN)<<<<<<<<<

    Some of you are asking thoughtful questions (a tip of the hat

    to Geoff Lee and Duncan Anker, among others, who have

    contacted me directly). Now, let me provide a few answers

    that will perhaps inspire more of you.

    First of all, as you read further, you will better understand

    why my identity cannot be revealed. Let it be said again

    that I am a messenger, simple as that. I cannot tell you who

    has sent me, but I can say that I was directed to you because

    you're a strong collective body of Pink Floyd fans and experts.

    Those of your newsgroup who have chosen to "flame" my postings

    because I won't divulge my identity are clearly choosing to

    focus on the messenger and not what has been disclosed in the

    messages. This is unfortunate. I would like to think that

    for all your time spent listening, discussing and thinking

    about Pink Floyd, you would be drawn to something unique and

    and potentially extraordinary.

    More importantly, to those of you who have been following

    my earlier messages, do not be intimidated by the jeers of

    the others. Have faith and be assured that what I am about

    to explain is very real.

    AS SOME OF YOU HAVE SUSPECTED, "The Division Bell" is not

    like its predecessors. Although all great music is subject

    to multiple interpretations, in this case there is a central

    purpose and a designed solution. For the ingenious person

    (or group of persons) who recognizes this - and where this

    information points to - a unique prize has been secreted.

        How and Where?

        The Division Bell

        Listen again

        Look again

        As your thoughts will steer you

        Leading the blind while I stared out the steel

        in your eyes.

        Lyrics, artwork and music will take you there

    FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, I have watched and found that you

    have speculated on one level of meanings. However, no

    one among you has yet discovered the beginnings of what

    has always been there and the unusual challenge that has

    been included. So now I have been given a task - as

    your "guide" - to begin pointing you in the right

    direction.

    LET ME BE CLEAR: For those of you willing to think through

    this perplexing and intricate problem, a singular prize

    awaits. But, the challenge is accompanied by a

    particularly complex solution. For those of you who choose

    to ignore or even ridicule this posting, it is your loss.

    It will be your own skepticism that precludes you from

    participating.

    If you choose to discuss your progress openly on this

    forum, I will be able to help steer you from time to

    time.

    CAREFULLY REVIEW my previous messages and this very

    posting for additional help and a place to begin.

    Best of luck.

    - Publius

    P.S. I am not the Publius of any other newsgroup.

    Any similarity in signature is purely coincidental. I have never

posted anywhere other than here.

From: Genesis

Subject: >>>>>MESSAGE<<<<<

Date: 1998/07/22

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Friends,

Norm is digging deep.  You have seen the last post, now you must

listen.

Again I say,,,

Look for the Key.  At great lengths this was planneD long ago.  A leap

of faith at last.  Needing proof still?  Backwards we fall for a clEan

look. The final message gives You trust in the EnigMa.

Until the next message,,,

Look for the key, review previous poSt, and continue building trust.

The third and final message will be delivered as proOmised.

Listen.

Read.

Think

Communicate.

Above all, Trust.

Best wishes to you all,

"Genesis"

Message 3

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From: an114056@anon.penet.fi

X-Anonymously-To: alt.music.pink-floyd

Organization: Anonymous contact service

Reply-To: an114056@anon.penet.fi

Date: Sun, 24 Jul 1994 08:30:37 UTC

Subject: >>>>>>>>>A    N  E  W    M  E  S  S  A  G  E<<<<<<<<<

Lines: 127

          Congratulations to all those who have newly begun the search.

    Many of you correctly identified my signal last Monday (7/18). As

    promised, this gesture should serve as visible proof of my

    truthfulness and of the enigma's existence. Contrary to recent

    postings, this beacon has never appeared previously. If necessary,

    check your available resources to verify this fact.

          For those of you who still number among the non-believers, I

    have provided verification of my credentials and I am finished

    attempting to appease you. Originally, the newsgroup requested

    evidence of my legitimacy and, in fairness to what I was asking of

    you, I complied. I believe I have been generous in what I've

    offered. I have extended you all an invitation into something

    exclusive and unique - a token of appreciation for your continued

    Pink Floyd interest. However, some of you still distrust the proof

    that has been clearly shown to you.

          An integral part of solving this enigma is a willingness to

    imagine and speculate creatively. While some of you still seem

    resistant to engage in such endeavors, I have no further

    inclination to try and prove a claim you will simply never choose

    to accept - regardless of what efforts I undertake to convince you

    otherwise. I am not willing to engage in a futile battle with

    skeptics. You will either have to contend with what proof has been

    supplied or return to your regular newsgroup dialogue and discuss

    whatever matters you feel secure are within your complete sphere of

    understanding. Sadly, there will be no part in the enigma for you.

    Stand aside, and let those who have demonstrated the incentive to

    embrace this challenge with an eager and open mind pass by

    unencumbered by your flames and arrows.

          BEST OF LUCK to all who have begun researching the available

    clues! I promise that you have embarked on what will ultimately be

    an enriching and fascinating journey. Judging from recent

    postings, many of you are asking intelligent questions and raising

    provocative issues. Progress is being made. Do not be frustrated

    in your initial attempts. Recall my earlier caution that the

    solution to this enigma will not be discovered easily. It was

    designed to be unlocked only with time and healthy perseverance.

          Your newfound persistence has paid off and, in turn, let me

    provide a few more hints to orient your research. Though the

    newsgroup discourse is generally moving in a positive direction,

    examine in particular the posts of Matt Denault, mcginni, John Take

    and Evan Coyne Maloney for helpful clues. Well done people!

        I will also provide some new data to work with:

        My friends

        * A recipe for a solution

        Review the division bell material

        Orient yourselves a first time, then

        Open your minds again a second time to truly move ahead

        Notice everything that has been presented

        since all the necessary Evidence has been supplied

        Direct yourselves with communication

        : and two more -

        Leading the blind while I stared out the steel in your eyes

        (this clue has already been posted, but has not yet been

        thoroughly addressed)

        A question: what exactly is a division bell and where could

        this lead your thoughts?

          Please note that my communication with you will now become

less

    frequent. Recall what has been previously explained: "I may help

    you, but only if obstacles arise." I was not sent to directly

    supervise, nor to instruct or acknowledge your progress on a

    regular basis. I was only dispatched to begin guiding you in the

    right direction. Clearly, many of you have followed my lead and

    now the onus is on you to make further inroads into solving this

    enigma. Be prepared to travel! Your effort - albeit demanding -

    will be rewarded with a treasure waiting to be unearthed. Make no

    mistake; this prize is real and certainly very tangible. Organize

    yourselves formally, plan a true method of investigation, choose

    your leaders. Rest assured that I am always watching and will

    certainly return to aid in the event of any serious deadlock.

    However, this challenge was intended to be met by you - the Pink

    Floyd experts. My role is clearly secondary.

          Lastly, for those of you who are still concerned with

unveiling

    my identity, I have repeatedly stated that this matter is not at

    issue. "It is the message that is important, and not who delivers

    it." Although this notion seems to cause you endless irritation,

    my anonymity is my right (as it would be yours). I have always

    understood that the Internet was founded on the precepts of

    respecting other community members. I would only hope that those

    nay-sayers respect the rights of the voluntary enigma participants

    and my continued right to privacy as well. You may not agree with

    what I have to say, but I still have a right to say it without

    hindrance.

        Best wishes to all in your search!

        - Publius

From: Genesis

Subject: >>>>>MESSAGE<<<<<

Date: 1998/07/22

Message-ID: <35b5f43e.5210335@news.mindspring.com>#1/1

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Friends,

Norm is digging deep.  You have seen the last post, now you must

listen.

Again I say,,,

Look for the Key.  At great lengths this was planneD long ago.  A leap

of faith at last.  Needing proof still?  Backwards we fall for a clEan

look. The final message gives You trust in the EnigMa.

Until the next message,,,

Look for the key, review previous poSt, and continue building trust.

The third and final message will be delivered as proOmised.

Listen.

Read.

Think

Communicate.

Above all, Trust.

Best wishes to you all,

"Genesis"

From: "Genesis"

Subject: <<<<<Message>>>>>

Date: 1998/09/11

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Friends,

Nothing out of place, the keeper will note.  Awaiting the masters key.

If you are well read and studied, where were you lonAg before this

started?

A lEap of faith,,,

You're correct, the key is an object, and  proof it provides thine own

look. The finAaL message gives You trust in the EnigMa.  A constant

desire to see flames, but what"s inside.  I have given you more than

was ever intended.

Research the flames we discussed days ago,,,

Look for the key, review previous post, and continue building trust.

The third and final message has been delivered as proO-Mmised.

Listen.

Read.

ThinkK.

Communicate.

Above all, Trust.

Best wishes to you all,

"Genesis"

The third and final message will be delivered as proOmised:

7.22.1998

Third Message:

7.24.1994

The third and final message has been delivered as proO-Mmised:

9.11.1998

7.22 < 7.24 < 9.11