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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Sunda Trench, and Who is Tom Killen?

Notes about the Find 815 LOST ARG follow. These notes may contain game-related (and possibly LOST-related) spoilers.

In the ARG there's information about a Sunda Trench. You can find out more about it in Wikipedia's article Java Trench (another name for the Sunda Trench). According to Wikipedia, it's located at 10°19'S, 109°58'E — just off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, which is where Naomi Dorrit said that the remains of Flight 815 had been found. Was Naomi telling the truth after all? If so, why was the plane so ridiculously far off course? (Refer to my Google Earth map comparing the flight path and Bali.)

In my last post, I mentioned a strange image that I found on Flickr. It's starting to look very much like this is in fact part of the ARG. DocArzt pointed out an e-mail address found on find815.com that bears a resemblance to the name of the Flickr user, killen_tom. The e-mail address is zkillen_t99@hotmail.com. If you send an e-mail to this address, you will get an automatic reply such as this one:
Subject: Vacation reply

Since the dawn of our species, man's been blessed with curiosity.
Your curiosity will be rewarded.

Namaste

Zeke Klotho Freundlich
So which is this person's real name, Zeke or Tom? Either way, it's no coincidence that the character Tom (aka Mr. Friendly) from LOST was nicknamed Zeke by Sawyer—nor is it any coincidence that Tom offered the same Alvar Hanso quote ("Since the dawn of our species...") to the Losties.

Also interesting: could "Zeke Klotho Freundlich" be an anagram? There were an awful lot of anagrams to unravel in The LOST Experience.

Finally, the game made reference to a domain, the-maxwell-group.com. Right now there appears to only be a login page, but new information may appear there at some point during the game.

Stay tuned! According to the find815.com, there will be new parts of the game in about 14 hours. Subscribe to my blog for more insights on the ARG!

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3 Comments:

Anonymous filippovaccari.com said...

hey, am I crazy or in the final shot of the official trailer, the graphic layout I mean, the water reflects a city skyline instead of the island?
anyway, thanks for the clues

Wednesday, January 02, 2008 4:58:00 AM  
Blogger spencer harris said...

re:the possibility of it being an anagram, i've run the name through an anagram sorter, the results are here.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 5:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about it being an anagram, but I can tell you that the last name, "Freundlich" is German for "friendly."

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 10:43:00 AM  

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