Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K.: May Day Mystery: Historical Madness

Monday, June 28, 2004

May Day Mystery: Historical Madness

May Day Mystery:Historical Madness

Fuck, I can tell I'm going to be spending a lot of time on this site, and trying to figure the stuff out.

A site dedicated to the unraveling of a rather interesting mystery centered around cryptic posts each May 1st in the University of Arizona Wildcat.

The author's conclusions so far:

Someone is doing their historical homework: There is a wealth of obscure historical infomation here. Ranging from references to historical figures, religious and otherwise, to items and occurrences, there is a historical relevance to solving the Game.

Someone is doing their mathematical homework: Once again, more strange symbols and whatnot. Ranging from physics to chemistry to binary encodings, the clues come in every shape and form. The Game's author seems to have a fascination with informational encoding systems and the like...

Someone has extra money to burn on this puzzle: Full page ads in the Arizona Daily Wildcat aren't cheap, and the pages have been running for over 10 years. This leads me to believe they (the author(s))are older in age, or an established professional.

The game's author is familiar with the Tucson area, and the University of Arizona campus: Like I said, it's a semi-local game, but you can't tell that until you really get into the clues.

There seems to be a reward, or an endpoint: There are references to a safe deposit box located in a bank in the downtown Tucson area. See this page for an example. I'm not promising anything, as I have not yet unraveled the mystery. It could be a red herring, in which case I'll kick the author in the (censored) when I meet them.