LG15: Anchor Cove puzzles
- For other series, see Puzzles.
This is an index of all the puzzles that have taken place in the LG15: Anchor Cove web series.
- 1 Whatever Happened To lonelygirl15?
- 2 I can't get away from lonelygirl15
- 3 Dark Delicacies Drop
- 4 Daniel: What are you waiting for?
- 5 He was NOT happy to see us.
- 6 Paranoid Much?
Whatever Happened To lonelygirl15?
Several puzzle pieces were included in the annotations for the video "Whatever Happened To lonelygirl15?".
The URLs for all pieces spell out the phrase "What ever happened to that girl? Yeah, THAT girl."
Wrist.jpg is what appears to be a scan of a redacted medical report for an unknown male subject. The report notes that the subject had been refusing to eat and has been force-fed several times. The subject had recently attempted to slit his wrists with a filed plastic spoon, and was in recovery.
- The upper redaction is the date of the report, December 21, 2010, able to be seen after altering the contrast on the image.
- The second redaction is the number of the subject referred to in the report. The number ends with an 8.
When changing the levels in Photoshop, a Watcher symbol is visible in the top left corner, possibly a watermark on the paper.
Boss.jpg is what appears to be a scan of a redacted chain of emails between a Verdus Pharmaceuticals employee and an elder, as well as a redacted search warrant. Several scrambled elements have been inserted into the scan, including a section reading "the first taste is free".
I can't get away from lonelygirl15
AreYouWillingTo.wav is short recording featuring the song "Non-Stop" from the musical Hamilton. Half way through the recording, the sound cuts out before repeating. It was soon discovered that a file was embedded into the audio file. The file was password-protected with the password aaronburrsir (a reference to Hamilton).
Within the embedded file were two pictures, one titled "Here.png", which shows scrambled images of the Dark Delicacies book store in Burbank, California, and a second titled "BWAAAAAAAAM.png", which shows a screencap of Bree from What Did Daniel and Dad Talk About?.
BWAAAAAAAAM.wav is a short recording of the shuddering bass sound effect found in many movie trailers. It was originally meant to be discovered either by viewing the folder directory that AreYouWillingTo.wav resided in, or by using the name from BWAAAAAAAAM.png, however M eventually updated the video annotations on "I can't get away from lonelygirl15" to point to it directly. (The annotation was removed after the file was discovered.)
The audio file, like AreYouWillingTo.wav, featured an embedded file that was password-protected with the password aaronburrsir. Within the file was a text document "Hmph.txt" containing the following message:
"BWAAAAAAAAM.png" also had an embedded image inside of it, featuring a QR code pointing to YouHaveYourOrders.html, which featured a countdown timer and another audio file, NothingToSeeHere.wav, featuring music from the musical Hamilton (from "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)"). The countdown timer counted down to August 6, 2016, 3:00:00 PM, PDT.
The title of the page, "I have the honor to be your obedient servant", is a reference to the song "Your Obedient Servant" from Hamilton.
Within the audio file "NothingToSeeHere.wav" there was another hidden file, password-protected with the password rochambeau. However, it appeared to be a bit of a red herring.
Dark Delicacies Drop
Daniel: What are you waiting for?
Crash Overrun - Prologue.wav
Crash Overrun - Prologue.wav is a sound recording of a male voice reciting some sort of narrative:
- They're waiting for you in the bus
- They're waiting for you boss
- They'll work for you boss
- There are three of us
- There were three of us
It was soon discovered that a file was embedded into the audio file. The file was password-protected with the password bearstearnsbravo, which was derived from the following hint given by M in a video comment.
One image file, verdus.jpg is a screenshot of a CNN Money article about multiple charges of embezzlement being placed against Verdus Pharmaceuticals' board of directors. The other image file, transcript.jpg details a phone conversation, with Sarah appearing to be "Caller 1".
He was NOT happy to see us.
Birth.jpg is a medical report about two subjects in a breeding program, with Subject #131187118520 giving birth on 6/4/2010 to a baby girl. Another subject, presumably the father, is designated #10238118.
When the image is darkened in Photoshop, the message "Hard to find these things after Verdus went down." appears under the third paragraph.
When applying a simple substitution cipher to the Subject Numbers (A = 1, B = 2, etc.) the following is revealed:
- The first subject number formatted to 13-1-18-7-1-18-5-20 translates as MARGARET, likely Maggie.
- The second subject number formatted to 10-23-8-1-18 translates as JWHAR, likely Jonas Wharton.
Memo.jpg is a transcript of an interview by two LAPD detectives of an individual named "Seth Grant", submitted as a memo to the District Attorney.
After darkening the images in Photoshop, three messages from M are visible. The first is at the top of the interview, and reads "why does a DA care about someone the cops kicked loose?". The second is in response to the Interviewee telling one of the detectives to ask him a question directly, and reads "Someone knows how to talk to cops.". The third and final message is located at the end of the document, and reads: