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Apr'09

A big box of Babel Research (updated!)

   Posted by: thebruce

(updates appended below; most recent update: Sep.25.10 – Please see disclaimers at the end of the article before commenting)

Today, big things happened. The Box was opened. (ongoing updates appended)

The viral nature of this production certainly did its job. The original video on youtube had a description which was consistently updated every few days. But the description was a countdown. It now reads:

000000000000000000
000000000000000000
0000…………………..0000
0000……OPEN……0000
0000……..THE…….0000
0000……..BOX…….0000
0000…………………..0000
0000…………………..0000
www.whatsinthebox.nl
000000000000000000

So what happened? We still don’t know… but something. All content indicates that events are taking (have taken?) place in the year 2018, August 6th. Supposedly this is when the events of the video take/took place.

Read on to find out all that’s been discovered, and dig in to the story…

A key point to remember: As with the initial ads spotted in various places for “What’s in the box?”, there are many, many references to J.J. Abrams’ Lost universe, and the ARGs used to promote the tv series. At this point, there’s no connection that this officially has anything to do with Lost or its promotional campaigns. So the following outline only focuses on WITB-related content.

Visit http://whatsinthebox.nl

Hover over the ring and you see the following hex quickly display:

00FFCF FF00D0 8E01FF DAFF00 FF0101 01D4FF 000BFF 42FF00

Now click on the upper quadrant of the ring, and you’ll be forwarded to a high quality presentation of the original video. (note that the “character audio track” is no longer missing as it was in the original viral video)

Click on the lower quadrant of the ring, and an input box appears. Various keywords will provide responses, but of most interest is:

  • help which then displays “high contrast

Others keywords include:

  • (anything incorrect) “uh uh uh, you didn’t say the magic word
  • please = who are you, Dennis Nedry?” (a reference to the character from Jurassic Park who secured his computer with the message above, and ‘please’ wasn’t the answer)
  • whatsinthebox = “soon the world will find out
  • thebox = “what’s in it
  • tenacious dsimply the greatest band on earth
  • babelwhy are you giving me the directions, if you are the one who needs them
  • babelresearchbabel re-search
  • saganoevilsagasliveon
  • hanso4 8 15 16 23 42
  • 4 8 15 16 23 42SYSTEM FAILURE
  • pandoraCopay Pales” (apocalypse?)
  • date06-08-2018

What's in the box?Given the help response, boost contrast, capture the full page image of the ring and boost the contrast, and you see the text appear in the lower left:

+HS PQY-4FLI

Now view the source of the WITB page, and you’ll find commented HTML with the text: /snd/jables.mp3 (listen)

In reverse, this becomes a voice saying:

local protection team report back

Also in the source is an HTML comment at the very end containing:

WASITACATISAW

This is a palidrome (like “Tim Smit”, reads the same forwards and backwards)

Finally, also visible in the sourse:

www.babel-research.eu
some things will only be revealed through mirrors and light
Unmask the URL

Visit Babel Research

Now view the source of the website, and you’ll find commented HTML with the text:

/snd/hidden.mp3 (listen)

In reverse, this becomes a voice saying:

yankee november

Also in the source, a number of coloured dot images are labeled with hex colour values. Scattered throughout the page HTML are “key” attributes with the same hex values.

Locate these “key” attributes in the correct order:

00ffcf ff00d0 8e01ff daff00 ff0101 01d4ff 000bff 42ff00 fea702

Now click on the dots in the same order:

5 1 2 7 9 4 3 6 8

When done, this image (army_evac.jpg) appears:

What's in the box?  army_evac.jpg

Visit the ABOUT page, then view the source and you’ll find commented HTML with the text:

/snd/ragekage.mp3 (listen)

In reverse, this becomes a voice saying:

we have a 14-juno situation

If you recall in the video, a number is entered into the first cell phone, the Samsung A500. In the login entry field at the top right of Babel Research, enter the number:

59462

The page refreshes an this message appears:

As of 6th of august all remote systemchecks have come to a halt. Please contact local authorities or use remote any remote accesspoint.

What's in the box?  schrodinger's catWatch closely at the bottom of the website, to the left of the corporate logos. Occasionally, a small image of the schrodinger cat will appear.

When it appears, click it quickly, and you can download the audio file discedoMalum.mp3
(listen)

In reverse, this becomes a voice saying:

found. project attainable has failed

There’s another clickable object, found in the source, labeled “little secret”. In Firefox, this object is located just to the right of center below the page header (eg, between the “Y” of “Research and Technology” and the “e” of “achieving the impossible” on the BSC page). This method doesn’t work in IE. You can download the audio file uec.mp3
(listen)

This is a male voice which says:

operation2347

What’s in the box?

Return to whatsinthebox.nl and open the input box, then enter operation2347 and you’ll be forwarded to a new location…

United European Corps

Once on this site, view the source, and you’ll find commented HTML with the text:

/snd/mc2.mp3 (listen)

In reverse, this becomes a voice saying:

located within quarantine zone

This clip is also revealed in the high quality video stream page source.

The image displayed in the center of this page is located here:
http://babel-research.eu/witb/images/UE_join.jpg

United European Corps

The U.E.C. has open positions, and is allowing people to join!
Join Now” the flyer says, “and find out what’s in the box!” Note: The European Union flag itself has 12 stars. The central circle in this ad contains 13 stars.

We still don’t know what’s in the box.

Available positions:

  • Medical Officer
  • Signal Specialist
  • Infantry Runner
  • System Expert

But if you’d like to join the U.E.C., stay tuned. Certainly the “how” will come to light very shortly. Peace Through Power!

Of course, don’t forget the fine print:

UEC is always looking for volunteers in their campaign for peace.

Come and join the discussion over at Unfiction! Or take this mystery to another community you frequent. Hopefully soon the world will in fact find out what on earth is in the box!

UPDATE!

More discoveries… Much like anti.gif located on whatsinthebox.nl, there is also an anti.jpg located on bable-research.eu:

What's in the box? anti.jpg

This image contains a number of formulas and scans from textbooks. In the header is the Hilbert Matrix. I’ve attempted to separate some of the overlays for easier visualization:

What's in the box?  Overlay1What's in the box?  Overlay2What's in the box?  Overlay3What's in the box?  Anti-clipWhat's in the box?  Anti-remainder. Note some leftover illegible text

Also missed in the outline above, when viewing the Whatsinthebox ring:

Clicking the left quadrant of the ring displays a video of a “TST” news broadcast taking place during the primary event from the ‘test reel’. A number of audio languages are overlaid, but there is certainly much to take in.

About two thirds through the broadcast, a single frame flashes containing the UEC logo:

What's in the box?  TST News

At the end of the news broadcast there is a segment of reversed audio.
(listen)

62-long. / Primary object not f–

Clicking the right quadrant of the ring scatters a number of newspaper clippings around the ring.

What's in the box?  Newspaper clippings

Some of the heading letters are clickable, removing the articles, but leaving only the letters that would spell:

EXPOSED

Exposed

Visit babel-research.eu/witb/exposed and you’ll be presented with another, very faint, image. Adjusted, it appears to be a an overlaid eye on the Babel Research website.

What's in the box?  Exposed

UPDATE!

The notification image (warning.jpg) on Babel-Research.eu also contains a cryptic hidden message. The adjusted image reveals another mathematical formula – Planck Time.

What's in the box?  Warning!

UPDATE!

The header image (title_nar.jpg) from the website also contains a hint to try checking for the ‘anti‘ image:

What's in the box?  Babel Research header

UPDATE!

The Army_evac popup image flyer noted above also contains a hidden message.

What's in the box?  SAGA

UPDATE!

Headway has been made with the “+HS PQY-4FLI” string back at the main site. The hidden HTML clue: “some things will only be revealed through mirrors and light” indicates how to find the string, and what to do with it. Place a mirror along the center line (or just photoshop it) and you find this:

What's in the box?  Hell.

Now visit the Babel Research site and enter “hell” in the login field, and you can download the audio file X.mp3 (listen)

The request for the audio file is actually a javascript redirect, which includes the comment:

NOEVILSAGASLIVEON

In reverse, this becomes a few voices saying:

Brout has been secured. / Roger that. / Tango

“Brout” is referenced in the original video at approx. 4:18, once the 59462 code is entered in the cell phone: “The Brout”, “The Higgs”, and “The Englert”. Another key reference is the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism (wikipedia).

UPDATE!

It appears the audio clips can be placed together sequentially. I’ve speculated a possible order of clips, listed below.

[News // discedoMalum // X // hidden // mc2 // ragekage // jables]

(listen)
(female) …62 long.
(dig.male) Primary object not f//ound. Project Attainable has failed. // Brout has been secured.
(sqawk) Roger that.
(dig.fem) Tango // Yankee November located within quarantine zone. // We have a 14-Juno situation. // Local protection team report back.

UPDATE!

The header bar located at babel-research.eu/images/bar.gif contains the same text that scrolls through the CBI marquee in the original video. Points to note:

UPDATE!

Analyzing the army_evac.jpg image for more information, you’ll see in the upper right corner a small bar code. It matches the pattern of a U.P.C. code.

What's in the box?  Army_evac bar code

The numbers contained within the guard bars (double lines at the beginning, middle, and end) are

125002 741350

The UPC standard though states the last digit as a checkdigit. With these numbers, the check digit should be “2″, not “0″. Are the numbers important?
(for reference, the checkdigit is calculated, using the first 11 numbers: sum of odd positioned digits multiplied by 3, plus sum of even positioned digits; the remainder after dividing by 10, subtracted from 10 if more than 0. Thus, 10-(((1+5+0+7+1+5)*3+2+0+2+4+3+0) mod 10) = 2)

UPDATE!

A new video has appeared from timsmit, entitled “Cars (Second hidden)”, 01.15.10 14:47 (apparently first posted at boxblip.blip.tv, but available on babel-research.eu).

Boxblip-clip

If you look closely at the very end of the film, you will notice below the flaming ring the letters “MMX”. Its meaning is uncertain, however MMX is the roman numerical value for 2010.

Boxblip-mmx

UPDATE!

A “new” (as of January 15) video by Timacious has been posted to youtube, call “Hey Girl” from Daybroke. While very abstract (and a catchy song), it specifically contains something relevant to WITB. At about 3:28, you will spot the brief appearance of a code that appears related to Babel Research.

babel-research.eu/{1/3}/{2/3}/{3/3}.html

Does this imply there are three words to look for that will lead to a hidden web page? Only time will tell.

Edited to add: The other recent video noted in the previous update “Cars” can be viewed on Babel-Research at http://babel-research.eu/129/222/315.html – might this be the URL being referenced in the music video? That would imply that the three ‘words’ are “129″, “222″, and “315″. It may be that the music video was the intended direction from which to lead people to the Cars video (which does bear an eerie similarity to the music video).

Also located in the source code for the Cars video web page following the 7 pipes (“|”) is the following comment:

The wait is not yet over

Daybroke - Hey Girl, by Timacious

More info:

It is referring to the Cars video. I’ve taken screenshots of recurring elements in the music video, which is clearly instructions for producing the URL to the Cars video.

1) At 1:43 – 1:44, the WITB “?” appears with the timecode below WITB at 1:43
WITB at 1:44
2) At 1:29, the WITB symbol appears with 1/3 and ??:?? where the timecode appeared as above WITB, Code 1/3
3) At 2:22, the WITB symbol appears with 2/3 and ??:?? where the timecode appeared as above WITB, Code 2/3
4) At 3:15, the WITB symbol appears with 3/3 and ??:?? where the timecode appeared as above WITB, Code 3/3

Based on the hint at 1:43-1:44, code 1 = 129, code 2 = 222, code 3 = 315, and that produces the final URL babel-research.eu/129/222/315.html which is the location of “Cars”.

UPDATE!

MovieViral.com managed to get an exclusive comment from Tim Smit regarding the continued production of this film as a feature. Tim had this to say:

“I can only say we are in full gear making this into a feature! Although the wait is not yet over!”

UPDATE!

On July 31, timacious commented in his own channel with the following message:

“There is much more to come. Things have been crazy. S.t.a.y. T.u.n.e.d.”

Speculation is that something new may happen on the (now infamous) August 6th date, the anniversary of the events from the first video which took place August 6th, 2018.

All we can say is - S.t.a.y. T.u.n.e.d.

UPDATE!

On September 24, timsmit uploaded a new Daybroke music video entitled “Sabotage”. As expected, the music video contains a number of hidden easter eggs, though as of this writing nothing that advances the “WITB” mystery.  Watch the video below:

Some hidden easter eggs…

1) At 0:42, the Drink box is labeled “Babel Products”, “110% sugar daddy”
2) At 1:10, the posted on the truck door reads “Truck No. 108″
3) At 1:14, the car’s license plate reads “THE D”
4) At 1:17-1:19, the windows contain letters that read “GOD” from inside. There’s also two green signs labeled C1 and C2 (unsure if they’re relevant however)
5) At 1:19, a TV inside the building is playing the boxblip “Cars” video previously discovered.
6) At 1:52, a guy is wearing a Tenacious D t-shirt
7) At 2:26, two trucks collide, one belonging to Babel Products, transporting Cola. (the blue truck looks like it’s labeled “Mintos”)
8) At 2:30, the hazard sign clearly reads, with the UEC logo:

 

RESTRICTED
UEC Missile Site
Under direct authority of [signature?]
[last line illegible]

 


DISCLAIMERS

Comments below are moderated, to help sort signal from noise. Below are the guidelines to keep in mind if you wish to comment (and please do!).

1. To re-iterate (because this is such an enormously popular direction of investigation) – this article won’t be covering anything that’s contained in the old, completed Lost ARG, and that includes anything surrounding Hanso Foundation or Rachel Blake. There are references from WITB to Lost and Hanso – but exploring those leads will only take you to that ARG.

2. Babel-Research.com won’t be included here either, until there is an official, undeniable connection – not speculation, since the site blatantly says it’s not related to whatsinthebox.nl.

3. Regarding the Halflife/Portal connection – any info not connected back in some way to this project is also irrelevant here. It’s obvious that both Lost and Halflife have influence in this production, but let’s focus on what’s directly applicable to these events, in this universe. Consider those connections ‘easter egg’ until/unless it plays a role in this production.

TO CLARIFY: Yes, there is no debate – there are clearly many purposeful references and allusions to the Valve’s Halflife and Abrams’ Lost universes – but they are not officially connected. This was an independent creation. Discussing those universes’ influence on this production is ok, but I’ll moderate comments that continuously push this as advertising for some upcoming Halflife or Lost (or crossover) production – as long as there is no confirmed, official connection.

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santiago
 454 

check this again.. uploaded!!!

http://timsmit.info/

January 27th, 2014 at 5:30 pm
stealthray0
 453 

As of today, October 24th 2013, nothing else seems to be new. I simply wanted to place a google point for searches here. Let’s hope this ARG continues in the future.

http://whatsinthebox.nl/

October 24th, 2013 at 8:07 pm
felipe
 452 

So now everytime you enter to whatsinthebox.nl it says some warning that it wont continue or something, does anybody knows what happened ? was the box opened ?

October 4th, 2013 at 5:22 pm
Tersis Zonato » What’s in the Box? Uma grande caixa viral    Aug 05 2013 / 9pm:

[...] tempo procurando na web para mais respostas e depois de ler alguns fóruns e tópicos, encontrei um link que possui muita informação sobre isso [...]

Jake
 451 

It was in a old lock and key box, the box was won over the internet, the box was shipped, then received, after which he opened it to a deck of cards box, after opening it he received $120, and a card labeled 4 of spades.

June 27th, 2013 at 11:37 pm
Chucki92
 450 

@Omarlic: the second, the third and the 4th words under the new logo are
BABEL RESEACHE
“OF THE BABEL”

January 13th, 2013 at 12:14 pm
John
 449 

Hey guys!
Haven’t looked forward to this since a while… So, today I entered this website, didn’t find anything interesting and started looking by myself. When I got tired (lol), i proceeded to search “whatsinthebox” in google. This website is what i found (apart from the others): http://whatsinthebox.me/
It’s a band’s web, nothing special. After looking for a while i saw this: http://whatsinthebox.me/question%20mark.swf Does this look familiar to you?
After that, I didnt find anything until I started clicking every pic on the page, when I found that, if you click this image: http://whatsinthebox.me/images/ob-ufo.jpg , it redirects you to a “private party” page , to which you are invited. Didn’t find anything in the font codes after that, just some other bands webs (casually, one of those two bands web has the same style than Whatsinthebox.me). Hope this is useful or has something to do with all this research… I don’t know if its worth something tough.

December 9th, 2012 at 2:10 pm
General Nyan
 448 

News on the name of the file… cold this be something a bit more obvious:

in·cur·sion   [in-kur-zhuhn, -shuhn]
noun
1.
a hostile entrance into or invasion of a place or territory, especially a sudden one; raid: The bandits made brief incursions on the village.

Could this mean that Babel did something, and managed to hack the site down?

November 17th, 2012 at 2:08 pm
santiago
 447 

guys!!! i have somthing for all of you, tim smit aparently is alive lol but is working in something called THE GUARDIAN

http://simoneschrijft.blogspot.com.ar/2011/08/echt-vet.html

http://simonebergmann.blogspot.com.ar/2011/07/lets-go-hollywood.html

i don’t know if that will continue the story of WITB

October 23rd, 2012 at 2:31 am
danm36
 446 

The new site design has just been brought to my attention as a result of a Team Fortress 2 update that also brought my attention to two items, “What’s in the Sandvich Box?” and “What’s in the Companion Square Box?”.

Now you probably already know that the Sandvich is another item in TF2 and the Companion [Cube] is an object in the game Portal (By the same developers), and items like this arn’t uncommon, but the name “What’s in the X box?” just sort of stood out to me.

Oh, these items were added on July 10th, well after the new site was discovered on May 5th.

September 23rd, 2012 at 11:06 am
Mr.Hello
 444 

By the way, the image used on the updated sites is named “incursion.jpg”, you can see it with the source code.
I don’t know if it can help though.

June 23rd, 2012 at 9:13 pm
Richard
 443 

Not that it’s of much use, but I believe the subtext under the babel research logo on the new site says.
“PART OF THE BABEL GLOBAL ENTERPRISE”

May 18th, 2012 at 10:22 am
 442 

Alphanumerically, 18.5.4.9.22 = REDIV, 9.4.5.18 = IDER (REDIVIDER) and 2.15.24 = BOX

May 7th, 2012 at 9:53 am
Omarlic
 441 

I’ve just noticed that whatsinthebox.nl and http://www.babel-research.eu are showing the same strange information, there’s new (I hope so) logo of Babel Research and something under it but I can’t read. Number of article and paragraph excluding 22 are just inverted (18.5.4.9.22 and 9.4.5.18), it would be palindrome too if 8 will take 1′s place. It looks we’re waiting for 2.15.24 fole to be done. Besides that Hanso Foundation’s site is down. I hope that’s something new. Sorry for my bad english but I’m still learning.

May 6th, 2012 at 10:21 am
saff
 440 

There is Something new on the website whatsinthebox.nl

May 5th, 2012 at 7:26 am
LoganFive
 439 

On the http://www.timsmit.info/ site find the link to video “The Phone Book Myth” and towards the end (I did not see how to show time codes) right after they show the subtitle “Yes indeed.” the video goes black and a red diamond with a red question mark flicker on the screen with the text “www.WHATSINTHEBOX.nl” underneath. The video goes right back into the story.

Then a little later as they are wrapping their explanation, the video goes to a black screen with a repeating high pitch grating noise and the red letters at top:

“CAVIStreamSynth: System exception – Access Violation at 0x27df7b1, writing to 0×0″

The video comes to an end after about 27 seconds of the noise / black screen.

April 23rd, 2012 at 11:52 pm
Craig
 438 

http://www.timsmit.info/

This page is linked to the Babel Research Page. I have a feeling that there may be something here. So everyone Have at it!

-Tornadoes and you video, near the end there is a tank labeled Benthic Petroleum. Could be an Easter egg however it seems out of place seeing that kind of equipment should be found on oil rigs or under the ocean. There is also a facebook page for it with a handful of pictures. Could also be nothing but might be worth a look.

April 11th, 2012 at 12:40 am
n00b
 437 

I know a lot of people aren’t looking, but in the video about the phone book is a hidden message.
And I think that if you look closely there will be more cleus on that very site: Timsmit.info

March 30th, 2012 at 9:50 am
XicoP
 436 

has the box been opened?
i’m toltally freaking out with this

February 6th, 2012 at 11:41 am
Vestalized
 435 

http://www.timsmit.info/

January 25th, 2012 at 8:15 pm
FreaKill
 434 

The order to click dots on Babel Research site didn’t work for me, so I rechecked filenames for dots and came up with this sequence:

2 3 7 6 1 8 4 9 5

and it worked!
So either the order in the article is wrong or something changed since then.

PS Thanks a lot for your article.

January 2nd, 2012 at 9:33 pm
Craig
 433 

Click on terms of use on the Hanso site.

You get an error Query Variable ppLink not found

then this brings you to
http://corporate.disney.go.com/corporate/pp.html

when logging in into a page enter 59462 (login from the phone) for login ID.

You can request a password reset which will send it to Martha@live.com

or a Security question of “name of Best Childhood Friend?”

since it is @live.com it leads me to suspect that it has something to do with Hanso foundations life extension project

You can possibly password reset that and it will send it to an e-mail mh*****@qwest.net

I have not sent any password reset requests since if it is someones legitimate account I do not want to mess with it.

Might be something worth looking into.

October 19th, 2011 at 9:02 pm
J-Man
 432 

Haven’t seen a picture or information about this but its also possible I didn’t look hard enough. Figured i would post this anyways just in case i found something.

Seems when you go back to the main site http://www.whatsinthebox.nl/

and click on the upper quadrant of the circle you get forwarded to the video. now next to the options near the full screen button it will have a button labled babel. that will bring you to this site.
http://babel-research.eu/

seems to be lots of fun stuff there.

October 19th, 2011 at 7:51 pm
Loki
 431 

http://www.whatsinthebox.nl/pro.swf
i tried to write down the four chars below image ind here what i get (i dont know if its all and what order are they realy in)

6335
read
2678
1111
2347
qwer
4213
1234
fasg
5223
wsad
uuuu
fast
jfsd
asdf
boxr
134g
7856
2123

maybe it have something to do with the red question marks when you point your mouse on the image

August 23rd, 2011 at 9:33 am
[Sammelthread] Half Life & Portal-Reihe - Seite 14    Aug 17 2011 / 2pm:

[...] mich gerade erst wieder daran erinnert Dazu gibts noch diese hier : Whats in the Box? und das Wiki dazu Hier kann man noch die Geschichte des HL-Epos in korrekter Reihenfolge nachlesen: Achtung Spoiler! [...]

JE and Schnapps
 430 

To Bart!
we took the page and noticed when you move your cursor over the box it flashes red and some letters in the credits are covered up with “?’ we noticed someone found this too but only got the letters for the uncovered letters, however the letters covered up by the ‘?’ reads. “OTION nts ST WHAT IS IN THE BOX
TIS CREA TEV O ector phy BAUT
SM S TH IS EEU S dito MS c ec MIT T
dition R TER EL U OOS d AR” I think the cipher to use in this case is the Vigenère cipher

July 31st, 2011 at 10:19 pm
Xeno-Scorpion-Alien
 429 

I don’t know if anyone found this yet..But in the Daybroke video at roughly 2:49 by the truck to the right hand side, you can see the word Palindrome. Which means a word can be read both forward and backward…such as TimSmit.

July 12th, 2011 at 10:25 pm
 428 

Marc, Schroedinger’s cat is a well known paradox
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger%27s_cat
WITB merely referenced it in the material, as did Futurama… I highly doubt Futurma was referring to WITB ;)

July 8th, 2011 at 9:57 am
 427 

There was a reference in Futurama Episode S06E17 .. The Erwin Schrodinger, The cat and the box (filled with the cat, poison and cesium atom, and also lots of drugs)

Fry: Is the cat alive or death?
Schrodinger: It’s superposition of both states until you open it…

Are they just making fun of it, or they know something we don’t?

July 7th, 2011 at 11:15 pm
Anonymous    Jun 18 2011 / 12pm:

[...] [...]

Justin
 426 

I think I know what the box is made of. But before I tell you, Matthew, That was the backstory, if you watch till’ the end, the tower explodes. Anyway. The box is made of black solar cells! I remeber one comment on this that tells about the writings on somthing about converting solar energy to somthing else, and the black solar cell ISN’T seen oviously in the video, only the Brain image thing, and the sound thing! (haven’t watched in a while)
Isn’t this a sound theroy, that whatever’s in the box, is powered by the sun? That would explane the big case it’s in!

May 20th, 2011 at 9:18 am
santiago
 425 

hey Sadfun, how do you know that? i mean, you have a contact with Tim Smit??

May 13th, 2011 at 6:13 pm
sadfun
 424 

tim smit the director of witb is no longer working on the project :-(

May 10th, 2011 at 8:33 pm
try this
 423 

idk if youve tried it yet but tru laying exposed over the research pages, i would but i dont have the right EQ.
at the bottome of the header next to the header there is a definate “TE” so i guess match that up with one of the pages and the arrow should be on something

May 4th, 2011 at 12:06 am
Mikey369
 422 

I was looking at the http://www.whatsinthebox.nl/pro.swf (posted by Bart if it wasn’t originally his post then I thank who ever posted it) and I noticed that when you move your mouse over the thing box in the middle some of the letters in the credit thing are blanked out so I took a screen-shot and those numbers/letters that are changing all the time clearly spelt out “READ” so I read and this is what I got but its just gibberish
“PR DUC S prese a MY ERY OF MYSTERIES production write SMIT THIBAUT NIELS music ted by S EN ETERS dir of photogra TIMSMIT production design THI NIELS TIIT special effects TIMMIT screenplay written by IBAUT NIELS TMIT wbsite complex by TIM MIT film e r TI MIT produ d and dir ted by TIMS THIBAL NIELS ad al thanks to F ANK T ST J EN an M KUP” see if anyone can do something better with this please do.

I hope this is worth it.

April 29th, 2011 at 5:33 am
Bart
 421 

Looks like there’s something new coming…

I just found these two:
http://www.whatsinthebox.nl/pro.swf
http://www.whatsinthebox.nl/riseofthedirtnappers/

* nope, not new ~thebruce

April 27th, 2011 at 2:51 pm
kalitchou
 420 

i know it’s not very easy to do a movie but how much longer do we have to wait ?

April 26th, 2011 at 7:06 pm
patatronique
 419 

“why are you giving me the directions, if you are the one that needs them”

babel – tower of – escher – babylon – near east portal – maths

Etemenanki – Sumerian: “temple of the foundation of heaven and earth”

WGS84 32° 32′ 11″ N, 44° 25′ 15″ E
32.536389, 44.420833

UTM 38S 445615 3600041

I dont know if any of this has relovance… but thought it might.. espesh considering escher eye turns into egyptian eye… escher having produced the tower of babel, Etemenanki – located in the near east portal… like egypt…?

April 24th, 2011 at 2:46 pm
Incríveis filmes de Half-Life criados por fãs | Passagem Secreta    Apr 23 2011 / 10pm:

[...] absurda de segredos envolvidos no site e nos videos de WitB pode ser vista no ótimo site Wikibruce e neste vídeo. Códigos que levam a imagens secretas e sons escondidos (de trás para frente) no [...]

catsopter
 418 

PEOPLE! Me and my cousin just discovered something creepy. On http://www.whatsinthebox.nl after removing articles to create” exposed” box disappeared! Then a cat from babel reaserch appeared but three times larger!
Heres proof: http://img543.imageshack.us/i/catgh.png/

April 17th, 2011 at 2:11 pm
Matthew
 417 

Anthony, what you found is awesome :o

Translated from Dutch To English It says

“Hey, stand over there by that bridge so I can film you, right there by the railing.”

“The lensecap is still on, take it off! Don’t film me”

“Yes I will, I want to! Stand by that railing already!

Do something funny, make a pose or something.
Erhm honey, your nose is bleeding.”

“yours is too.”

“Ah F**k”

and then the birds fall out of the sky. It’s probably some kind of background story to WITB.

April 13th, 2011 at 5:16 am
daitenshi
 416 

Don’t know if this was really looked at because of the numbers code in the “Hey Girl” video, but from 2:58 to about 3:07, while she’s tripping out, it looks kinda like the stuff from the Last Footage video where thing start floating up toward the ??? and swirling around.

March 26th, 2011 at 3:13 pm
billzoreilly
 415 

Might have been mentioned but in regards to the two truck when you mix coke and mentos you get a chemical reaction in the right container capable of causeing an explosion could the be a hint towards the myth busters coke and mentos video???

March 23rd, 2011 at 6:18 pm
 414 

No jimbo, you’re not the only one, and it’s not significant… check the disclaimers again. Since this is not an official production but a fan-made one, any connection to Halflife or Lost is purely inspirational.

March 18th, 2011 at 8:09 pm
jimbo
 413 

Am I the only one who noticed the aperature science logo on the babel research website or am i just the only one dumb enough to find this significant

March 17th, 2011 at 9:38 pm
bloocheese565
 412 

At 2:26 in the Sabotage video we see someone that looks like the girl from “Hey Girl”. Spooky.

March 15th, 2011 at 3:08 pm
santiago
 411 

hey someone know about ATTAINABLENESS= “the state of being achievable”. WHAT F—— mean

March 14th, 2011 at 11:59 pm
Peter
 410 

When I watched the ‘Hey Girl’ movie on youtube I noticed that the girl said something at the begin of the clip. I changed the pitch and speed of the song and then I could hear what she said. Which was in Dutch: ‘Kijk eens aan’ in English: ‘Hey, look at that’ Also there was a voice in the background which is from the girl behind her who says: ‘Niet oppakken’ English: ‘Don’t pick up’. The sound is here: http://www.2shared.com/audio/y2lYdMQG/N_pakken_Hey_Girl.html

So this basically means nothing, probably just a normal reaction.

Also when I watched the mythbusters movie on youtube I saw the WITB logo. This makes the start of the project 2 years earlier. More people may have point this out, but anyway here it is: http://www.2shared.com/photo/d-6Z0b7C/WITH_Mytbusters.html

March 8th, 2011 at 1:51 pm
anthony
 409 

seems you had nothing to do with this video here eh?
http://babel-research.eu/witb/stream/footage.html

February 21st, 2011 at 2:26 pm

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