Knots to Know Print
What a lovely print. It is so interesting how each numbered figure diagrams so closely which way to go with a rope. What would Jasper use these knots for?
- Jasper sent this to us to help us understand one of his hobbies.
- It is also used along with his accompanying letter to decode a password to a hidden archive on the Listening Friends of America website.
Letter from Jasper
It looks like Jasper is getting caught up in the time, but it is in such a specific way. It almost feels like he is outside of time. And I can tell he does not trust the motives of certain authority figures. I can understand that.
- Why does Meg say she can understand Jasper's animosity toward authority figures? What would make her feel this way?
- Throughout the letter, Jasper lists random times. These are used along with the "Knots to Know" print that he sent us.
- The second number in each "time" is the number of a knot. The first number in each "time" is the number by which to shift the first letter of the knot's title.
Four Past Two
- Bowline ⇒ 2 (B) + 4 = F
Five of Ten
- Fisherman's knot ⇒ 10 (F) - 5 = A
One on the Dot
- Clove hitch ⇒ 1 (C) +/- 0 = C
Two Past One
- Clove hitch ⇒ 1 (C) + 2 = E
Twelve Past Seven
- Harness hitch ⇒ 7 (H) + 12 = T
- "FACET" is the password for the hidden archive "Woven" on the Listening Friends of America website.
- Is this gibberish in the archives ever going to make sense!?
Letter from Sheriff
- The sheriff discovered a body near the facility.
- He also found a staff calendar, which looked odd to him.
Letter from Sylvia
I am not sure I am following these letters from Sylvia correctly. What did the first one say? What about the second?
- If the facility is IN Bozeman, how come it took Sylvia an hour to get TO the facility FROM Bozeman?
- There are odd symbols spread throughout this letter. Sylvia references Babylon. These symbols are part of their ancient language called cuneiform.
- Using cuneiform to decode the symbols, a message is revealed:
- "WAIT BY CRAFTS RM WINDW".
- What does she have planned?
Listening Friends of America Letter
Another letter from yours truly. I hope that I do not come across too strongly. I really want this listening friend to stay in the program.
- Why does Meg want so badly for Jasper to "stay in the program"?
- What is he up to inside that would jeopardize his eligibility?
- Meg now wants us to recommend the Listening program to others. Why?
- Again, Meg insists that everything in the program is running smoothly.
- Why is she so adamant about that? What does she really know?
Note from Felix
- In this note, Felix ascertains that his previous suspicions of Dr. Cortes were correct.
- He implores us to continue delving into the hidden archives on the Listening Friends of America website.
Something with which to practice tying knots. Smooth and strong.
- As indicated by the inspector notes, this piece is intended for use in practicing knot-tying.
Photo of Corpse
- The body is indistinguishable as to the gender.
- The head appears to be covered with a plastic bag of some sort.
- Possible cause of death: asphyxiation.
- It is lying prone (face down), appearing to be stripped of any clothing.
- There are multiple lacerations covering the entire backside of the body.
- Only the torso is covered with leaves.
- Why not the entire span? Because it was a "challenge" as the sheriff speculated?
- Could this be the corpse of the real Dr. Cortes? Is Jasper impersonating the real Dr. Cortes for the sheriff's visits?
- Otherwise, if patients cannot take visitors, how else does Jasper know of the sheriff's mannerisms and appearance as mentioned in his accompanying letter?
Sheriff's Supplemental Report
- According to this letter, not a single patient has visitation rights.
- This report supports that Clark is the groundskeeper.
- Clark returned from vacation on the staff calendar.
- According to this report, Dr. Cortes lives onsite and has 24/7 access to the facility.
- The sheriff is the one who provided us with the staff calendar, as he thought it had some importance.
- Poème Symphonique is a 1962 composition by György Ligeti for one hundred mechanical metronomes. It was written during his brief acquaintance with the Fluxus movement.
- This fits in with Jasper's obsession with time.
*I despise metronomes!!! 😒
- The handwriting for Cortes's shifts and "Cleaning Day" are the same.
- Given that it appears employees write the entries themselves, is Cortes in charge of the cleaning assignments?
- What type of cleaning...?
- It is supported by the sheriff's accompanying supplemental report that Clark is the groundskeeper for the Bozeman facility.
- What does Meg mean by "backup"?
I see. The wild horse. But what if a horse prefers the stable?
- This is a golden pendant on a long chain.
- It coincides with the equestrian theme of this season.