Copied Image of Coffee Filter

Observation #1

Shining a blacklight on the back of this paper reveals a hint to decoding the message: "BIFID TYPICAL POLYBIUS".

Observation #2

The decrypted message reads:

  • "DEAR BOB, TO FREE YOURSELF, FREE YOUR TORMENTOR FROM HER CORPOREAL PRISON. DO THIS AND JOIN ME. FAILURE IS DEATH."

Crystal

Observation #1

This is a hint as to JWJ's current location.

Handwritten Note

Observation #1

Who is Robert?

  • Is he JWJ's new friend?

Observation #2

Who is M?

John William James Letter

Observation #1

In the first half of this letter, certain words are in all caps.

  • The sections containing words with all capital letters contain a hidden binary code.

Observation #2

The decoded message is:

  • "SrSO4"

Observation #3

Strontium sulfate naturally occurs in the mineral Celestine.

  • The largest deposit is in Put-in-Bay, Ohio.

Observation #4

Does this mean JWJ has returned to his home state?

Observation #5

Were JWJ and Lloyd McGowan actually brothers spawned from the same biological father?

Listening Friends of America Letter

Observation #1

This is a memo written to JWJ from Jacob Nilson.

Observation #2

This memo explains why JWJ killed Jacob in Awakening Episode 8.

  • Maybe JWJ killed Jacob not only because he was hesitant to leave everything he's ever known behind but also because he did not trust Jacob to be left behind and not report him to the authorities due to Jacob's self-admitted lack of willpower.

"Merry-Go-Round" Print

Observation #1

This is hinting at JWJ's location. There is a Merry-Go-Round Museum in Sandusky, Ohio.

Nut

Observation #1

This is a buckeye nut - the official nut of Ohio, where JWJ currently resides.

Slip of Paper

Observation #1

The code at the bottom is actually a website.

Observation #2

Once deciphered, the code reads:

  • "whispersfromtheodorus.com"

Talaria Letter

Observation #1

What is Talaria? Some kind of courier service?

Observation #2

In this letter, Talaria establishes its prerogatives.

Search for

incipere

Password

begin

Beehive Print

Observation #1

The key to decoding this message is inside the accompanying plastic jar.

Observation #2

The small thumbtack hole signifies the top of the paper and how to orient it in order to read the message.

Observation #3

Once decoded, the message reads:

  • "DEAR CLEO, KILL A STRANGER AND FREE YOURSELF FROM PAIN AND FEAR. METAMORPHOSIS IS POSSIBLE."

John William James Letter

Observation #1

In this letter, JWJ reveals that Bob was the intended recipient on the encoded website blog. He instructed Bob to kill his mother, and so he has.

Observation #2

JWJ reveals he has changed locations and has found yet another person to initiate into his cult.

Newspaper Article

Observation #1

This article reveals that "M" in the handwritten note from Episode 1 was Marjorie, Robert's mother. It details how he murdered her.

Plastic Jar

Observation #1

Inside is a piece of folded paper stuck to the bottom of the jar with honey. On this piece of paper are colored hexagons matching those on the beehive print. This is the key to solving the beehive print message.

Observation #2

The letters on the lid of the jar are key to solving the message in the swirled text print.

Swirled Text Print

Observation #1

The key to solving this encrypted message is on the lid of the sample jar.

  • SLMVB = HONEY

Observation #2

Using this as a baseline, A becomes Z, B becomes Y, and so on and so forth. Or, you could just simply look for commonalities, i.e., "the" being the most common three-letter word and there is a three-letter word that has a repeated pattern.

Observation #3

Once deciphered, the message reads:

  • "Well done, my dearest friend. Have you seen the news? I certainly helped Bob make his mark on the world. Now he goes under my guidance to save them from themselves. I stopped by the old farm after. It is still an ashen blemish upon the earth where the long-dead whisper."
  • *The message is incomplete. The Black Talaria card is no longer sent to us. This included a clue. Once deciphered, it would lead you to the Whispers from Theodorus website.

Talaria Letter

Observation #1

This letter states the same disclaimer as the Talaria letter in Episode 1.

Toy Train

Observation #1

This hints at JWJ's current location.

Search for

Congress

Password

Gather

Aaron de Vaille Letter

Observation #1

In this letter, Aaron de Vaille introduces himself to us and discusses 3 choices for his sacrifice to complete his transformation.

Employee of the Month Flyer

Observation #1

The woman in this flyer, Catherine Hill, is referenced in Aaron de Vaille's accompanying letter.

Observation #2

According to the letter, Aaron seems to have no ill feelings toward Catherine.

Facebook Screenshot

Observation #1

This is a screenshot of John Blaine's employee spotlight on the Listening Friends of America Facebook page.

Happy Balloon Activity

Observation #1

We are meant to cut out the hot air balloons and cut along the dotted line, then place the two pieces together.

Observation #2

This gives us a word to search for on the Whispers from Theodorus website: "Electiones", which is Latin for "choices".

  • Search using the word electiones and use "choices" as the password.

John William James Letter

Observation #1

JWJ talks of heading farther west and cleaning up the mess his disciples have made along the way.

  • Does he plan to eliminate them as he eliminated Jacob Nilson?

Observation #2

JWJ references how Aaron de Vaille was transferred from Darlington because of his correspondence with JWJ.

Map Screenshot

Observation #1

This is a map for the Garden of Gods in Colorado Springs, CO. It is slightly altered from the original map.

  • The original map shows a person on horseback in the "yield to" symbol, while the screenshot shows a person walking a dog.
  • There is also an extra trail added to the screenshot map that is not on the original.

Newspaper Article

Observation #1

This article relays the disappointment JWJ found in Cleo. She killed a complete stranger, but she was caught by the authorities. She was sloppy. JWJ does not like sloppiness.

Rune Message

Observation #1

Using the Viking runic alphabet to translate, the message reads: "I LIC XE LIST PIC WIZLY XE HISTORYAN WIL NO".

  • Phonetically, the message reads as: "I LIKE THE LIST. PICK WISELY. THE HISTORIAN WILL KNOW."

Talaria Letter

Observation #1

This letter reads the exact same as the previous two Talaria letters.

Website Profile Screenshot

Observation #1

This is the profile of Clarissa Hatherly, who is referenced in Aaron de Vaille's accompanying letter.

Observation #2

According to the letter, Aaron dislikes Clarissa for "airing her dirty laundry" on social media.

Search for

Electiones

Password

choices

Aaron de Vaille Letter

Observation #1

In this letter, Aaron reveals he does not consider himself equal to other members of the cult. It appears he views himself at a higher prestige than even JWJ himself.

Block Message

Observation #1

The key to solving this message is hidden in the stamp at the bottom of Aaron de Vaille's letters.

Observation #2

By making a 5x5 grid across the design, the patterns for all letters except Z are revealed.

Observation #3

The decoded message reads:

  • "MY CHOICE IS MY OWN. IT WAS THE WOLF WHO ATE THE AGING GODS. CAN YOU GO FIND THE SCRAPS I LEFT OVER?"

Constellation Print

Observation #1

Lay this print over the map screenshot from Episode 3.

Observation #2

The points of the wolf constellation align with Aaron de Vaille's hidden trail.

Observation #3

It can also be laid upon the star chart from Awakening Episode 1 to reveal an overlapping of constellations.

Handwritten Note from Bob

Observation #1

Bob is pointing to his website and reveals a key in this note.

Heck on Wheels Business Card

Observation #1

This is Bob's business card. It gives us a website address.

John William James Letter

Observation #1

The font is much larger in this letter than any previous letters from JWJ.

Observation #2

The "fi" is scrunched again, just as it was in Awakening Episode 2.

Observation #3

JWJ is not pleased with Aaron de Vaille's recent actions.

Observation #4

JWJ speaks of possession.

Plastic Eye

Observation #1

This resembles an animal eye.

  • Maybe a wolf's eye?

Talaria Letter

Observation #1

The letter now states the protection and secrecy is per His prerogatives instead of theirs.

  • Obviously, JWJ has gotten to them also.

Observation #1

Upon visiting this website, it seems very simple but there is a hidden link. The key to finding this link is revealed in Bob's handwritten note. There is a very tiny, faint image in the lower-right corner of the black section at the bottom of the website. Clicking on this will bring you to a password-protected page.

Observation #2

The password is:

  • dragonswan

Search for

possession

Password

possession

Aaron de Vaille Letter

Observation #1

Aaron has made his sacrificial choice, which differs from JWJ's wishes.

Dragon Swan Disciple List

Observation #1

Aaron de Vaille's name is not on this list, as he holds himself apart from the rest of the "herd".

Observation #2

Cleo is revealed to be deceased.

John William James Letter

Observation #1

JWJ quotes lyrics from songs his mother used to say to him. These lyrics are from Mozart songs.

Silver Necklace

Observation #1

The charm on this necklace depicts the golden spiral, which is used to measure balance and ratio. JWJ stated on the Theodorus website that he is the golden ratio.

  • The golden ratio is 1.618.
  • JWJ's patient number was 1618.

Talaria Letter

Observation #1

This letter reads the exact same as the letter in Episode 4.

Wolf Print

Observation #1

The wolf is missing an eye, which associates with the plastic eye Aaron de Vaille gave us in Episode 4.

  • Placing the plastic eye on the wolf's missing eye gives us a starting point. The plastic eye equals A. Work your way clockwise to get the entire alphabet in symbols.

Search for

Lacrimosa

Password

tearful

Aaron de Vaille Letter

Observation #1

Aaron reveals that he has gotten rid of JWJ and surpassed his place. He has also gotten rid of Bob, JWJ's most loyal lackey.

Dragon Swan Manifesto

Observation #1

JWJ reveals his ideology behind the cult he had established.

Letter from Felix

Observation #1

Felix mentions finding us a new friend to commune with, but we will be on the inside under the rouse of still being just a volunteer.

Listening Friends of America Pin

Observation #1

This is a "gift" from Felix appropriating our new status within Listening Friends of America.

Talaria Letters 1 & 2

Observation #1

One letter informs that this will be the final package sent through their system.

Observation #2

The other letter reads exactly like the first 3 Talaria letters, meaning they have gone back to their original ways.

Wolf Symbol Message

Observation #1

The key to solving this is revealed in the wolf print from Episode 5.

Observation #2

When decoded, the message reads:

  • www.OkxsjThZjyjvh.com

Observation #3

This is Aaron de Vaille's website, Shift of Power.

THE HARP

Observation #1

Corresponds with Aaron's letter from Episode 3, where he mentions "Eolian's harp".

Observation #2

The password is:

  • "Eolian"

Observation #3

When unlocked, there is a rune message.

Observation #4

Once decoded, it reads:

  • "I AM THE FERAL"

THE PEDESTAL

Observation #1

Corresponds with Aaron's letter from Episode 4, where he mentions "marble pedestals".

Observation #2

The password is:

  • "Marble"

Observation #3

When unlocked, there is a block message.

Observation #4

Once decoded, it reads:

  • "I AM NOT THE LUPUS HE"

THE NIGHT

Observation #1

Corresponds with Aaron's letter from Episode 5, where he mentions an "obsidian night".

Observation #2

The password is:

  • "Obsidian"

Observation #3

When unlocked, there is a wolf-print symbol message.

Observation #4

Once decoded, it reads:

  • "AND YOU WILL SEE"

The Finale

Observation #1

All of these messages are incomplete, missing the last words: "wolf", "sought", and "truth". At the bottom of the website, under Aaron's symbol, is a tiny little white dot. Clicking on it will bring you to one final password-protected page.

Observation #2

The password is:

  • "WolfSoughtTruth"

Observation #3

This will reveal Aaron's "documentary" video, with a hidden message via wolf-print symbols.

Observation #4

When decoded, the message reads:

  • "JOHN JAMES IS DEAD. BOW TO ME."

Observation #5

The song is a slowed-down version of FLUF's "Bad Dog" from HaK's 1973 premium case.