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  1. Help with photos please

    Enter “Photobucket” in the search engine at the top, and you will see a very long list of disabled Photobucket images that had been posted on this forum going back to 2005. Lots of work by, Ray Mitcham, Robin Unger, Chris Davidson, Robert Prudhomme, John Dolva, and, Jack White, just to name a few. Disabled! $399! Drat!
  2. If this has been covered recently on this forum, I apologize for having missed it. A recent change in Photobucket policy has crippled many older posts containing 3rd party hosting of Photobucket images. They now want $399 a year to continue this service. I won’t be doing that. I’m a low-tech sort of person and I want to fix my part of this mess. I’m looking for advise and recommendations. Tom
  3. Possible origin of Hidell name.

    Several hundred hits on the last two posts and not a single reply. Maybe I use too many words. Anagram of “Jekyll and Hyde”: “A. J. HYDELL KEY: ‘N D’” “N D” is a “KEY”. It is a “Simple Substitution Cypher”: D..E..F..G..H..I..J..K..L..M..N..O..P..Q..R..S..T..U..V..W..X..Y..Z..A..B..C N..O.P..Q..R..S.T..U..V..W..X..Y...Z..A..B..C..D..E..F..G..H..I..J...K..L..M We obviously need to substitute the “Y” in ”Hydell” with the letter “I”. New anagram of “Jekyll and Hyde”: “A. J. H_DELL KEY. ‘ND’ Y” “‘N D’ is now a verb acting on the letter “Y”. Apply “Y” to the cypher key above and make this anagram: “A. J. HIDELL KEY” Here’s a re-anagram of “A. J. HIDELL KEY”: “Ye JK, A Hidell” For all practical purposes, the “N D” cypher key above is identical to the “D T” cypher key used by Richard Nagell and his band of good-guys. The “D T” cypher has been featured in most of my posts over the last few years. A..B..C..D..E..F..G..H..I..J..K..L..M..N..O..P..Q..R..S..T..U..V..W..X..Y..Z K..L..M..N..O.P..Q..R..S.T..U..V..W..X..Y...Z..A..B..C..D..E..F..G..H..I...J I submit that “Jekyll and Hyde” is not only the likely origin of the “Hidell” name, but the origin of the valuable puzzle cypher above as well. One final anagram to put a finer point on my last statement: "DR JEKYLL'S" full name is "DOCTOR HENRY JEKYLL". This anagrams to: "JEKYLL HYDE ROOT. RCN" This was a keep-it-simple experiment. An attempt to not bombard you with tons of relevant information-packed connections. There's a bonus question in the PS below. Tom PS: Either Lee Oswald and an associate, or a Lee Oswald impersonator and an associate, appear to have put on a memorable show at the Sports Drome Rifle Range in Dallas shortly before the assassination. According to some researchers the two guys signed the guest register thus: JOHN NICHOLSON 2732 BONNYWOOD W. NICHOLSON 2732 BONNYWOOD Bonus Question: What is the possible connection between the “A Hidell” alias and the “John Nicholson” alias?
  4. Steven Hager: The Two Oswalds

    Maybe Al Felde #1 and Al Felde #2 were in the same undercover doppelganger program as Lee Oswald #1 and Lee Oswald #2. Maybe the waters were intentionally muddied. There’s also the tangle of nearly identical ex-Marine “Steve Landesberg” names surrounding the circa 1960 "Steven Yves L’Eandes" mystery. Several Lee Harvey Oswald impersonation overtones here.
  5. Steven Hager: The Two Oswalds

    Hi Jim, Somewhere I think you posted both of the Felde's Social Security Numbers but I can’t seem to find them. Could you post them again please? As I’ve mentioned before, I think Igor Vladimirs Vaganov is your “Lee”, and Igor also had two Social Security Numbers. As soon as I can find them in my notes I’ll post them as an “edit” here. Thanks, Tom
  6. Possible origin of Hidell name.

    After I posted yesterday, I noticed a similar but slightly more elegant solution to the “Jekyll and Hide” puzzle. Here it is: “JEKYLL AND HYDE” anagrams to: “A J HYDELL KEY, ‘ND’” This inherent anagram possibility is telling us that there is a “KEY” for doing a repair job on the pesky “Y” in “A J HYDELL”, and the “KEY” is “ND”. The anagram above is calling for a “simple substitution cypher”, the type used in very elementary code work. The “ND Key” looks like this: D..E..F..G..H..I..J..K..L..M..N..O..P..Q..R..S..T..U..V..W..X..Y..Z..A..B..C N..O.P..Q..R..S.T..U..V..W..X..Y...Z..A..B..C..D..E..F..G..H..I...J..K..L..M And as I pointed out yesterday, the “ND” cypher key is identical in function to ICOs “DT” cypher key that I’ve been taking advantage of for several years in my posts. The two staggered alphabets align exactly the same, they just start in different places. The “DT” cypher key I use in my posts: A..B..C..D..E..F..G..H..I..J..K..L..M..N..O..P..Q..R..S..T..U..V..W..X..Y..Z K..L..M..N..O.P..Q..R..S.T.U..V..W..X...Y...Z..A..B..C..D..E..F..G..H..I...J For encoding a secret message, one would work from the bottom up. If one wanted to encode a “M”, for example, the encoded letter would be a “C”. But we aren’t making puzzles, we are “decoding” them, so we must work from the top down. Now that we have the “ND” and/or “DT cypher key set up, we can re-anagram “Jekyll and Hyde” to: “A. J. H_DELL KEY. ‘ND’ Y” Once we decode the “Y” to “I”, we also loose our instruction, “ND”, in the process. We are now left with this anagram: “A. J. HIDELL, KEY” Savor that for a moment, as Richard Case Nagell probably did when he was about nine years old. Many ICO puzzles send the puzzle-solver to Oswald’s Historic Diary for confirmation. “Historic Diary” anagrams to “RICHARD’S ’88’ TOY”, and there are 88 puzzles in the diary, “44” bracketed in quotation marks, and “44” enclosed in parentheses. The complete list of “88”, as well as links to the original diary, can be found in my June 25, 2014 post linked below: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?/topic/20276-the-oswald-code/ On to the Historic Diary. Our final answer above, “A. J. HIDELL, KEY”, also anagrams to: “A JEKYLL ‘I’, HD-4” (Number/Letter translator at bottom of post) That was our task in the “Jekyll and Hyde” puzzle, to figure out how to substitute an “I” for a “Y”. We are being sent to puzzle #4 in Oswald’s Historic Diary for some verification, and that puzzle is: “ideot” And puzzle #4 anagrams to: “i.e. ‘DT’ O” Using ICO’s “DT” cypher, the letter “O” becomes the letter “Y”. We’ve lost our instruction, “DT”, and are left with “IEY”, which anagrams to: “4. I/Y” And when one has been sent to the Historic Diary for confirming data like this several hundred times, one knows that one is involved in a vast and intentionally created puzzle system, and one knows that one is not just making shyt up. Tom Number/Letter translation device: A=0)(B=1)(C=2)(D=3)(E=4)(F=5)(G=6)(H=7)(I=8)(J=9)(K=10)(L=11)(M=12)(N=13)(O=14)(P=15)(Q=16)(R=17)(S=18)(T=19)(U=20)(V=21)(W=22)(X=23)(Y=24)(Z=25)
  7. Where's Ruth's couch?

    Sorry Chris, I've been working on what appears to me to be a breakthrough with the "Hidell" alias (the thread below). So I was busy and missed your last post. I'll take a look at those items when I get a chance, but it sure would be better to be dealing with the original docs, transcriptions often overlook important details - that's where the Devil often is. Tom
  8. Possible origin of Hidell name.

    The genesis of the “HIDELL” alias. Over the years, some have suggested a relationship between the alias “A HIDELL”, or, “A J HIDELL”, and the names “JEKYLL AND HYDE”. This is partly because there’s a tantalizing relationship between the letters in both, and partly because the Robert Louis Stevenson story of “JEKYLL AND HYDE” might have some sort of metaphoric sync with Lee Harvey Oswald. Robert Louis Stevenson titled his work, “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” There was no word “The” in the original title. The short version is “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, and the common phrase “Jekyll and Hyde” has been in popular use for many years. First let’s take a look at the full expression of the “Hidell” alias: “ALEK JAMES HIDELL” Now let’s remove as many of the letters in “JEKYLL HYDE” as we can from “ALEK JAMES HIDELL”: “JEK_LL H_DE” and we have “ALAMESI” left over. We are short two “Ys”, so lets anagram the left-over letters (ALAMESI) with the incomplete “Jek_ll, H_de”: (1) “Malaise: Jek_ll H_de” (2) “ A Jek_ll H_de is lame” Okay, forget that for now, but we are clearly in need of a pair of “Ys” to make “ALEK JAMES HIDELL” work. So now let’s start from the other end and do some anagramming of “JEKYLL AND HYDE”: (1) “A HYDELL, J KENDY” This is slightly tantalizing, we almost have “A Hidell”, and “J Kennedy”. Close, but no cigar. This next anagram trashes the “J KENDY” possibility in favor of a better “A HYDELL”. “Jekyll and Hyde” anagrams to: “A J HYDELL KEY: ‘ND’” BINGO! I find it hard to believe that some marginally competent anagrammer with a Cub Scout knowledge of cyphers had not noticed this “'ND' Key”. It’s a simple substitution cypher. It’s kid stuff, the stuff of Captain Midnight decoder rings. And any of you that have been following my posts have seen the “'ND' Key” hundreds of times, but going by a different name: A..B..C..D..E..F..G..H..I..J..K..L..M..N..O..P..Q..R..S..T..U..V..W..X..Y..Z K..L..M..N..O.P..Q..R..S.T.U..V..W..X...Y...Z..A..B..C..D..E..F..G..H..I...J “ICO” (Igor, Case, Oswald) calls this the “DT” cypher because it stands for “Double Talk”. To “encode” some letters, one would “encode” from the bottom up, and “decode” from the top down. For solving ICO puzzles we are almost always “decoding”. The way I have the cypher set up, it might make more sense to call this the “KA” cypher, but one could call this cypher any one of 25 names and it would be the same cypher. In the anagram of “Jekyll and Hyde”, “A J HYDELL KEY: ‘ND’”, we could choose to make the cypher look like this: D..E..F..G..H..I..J..K..L..M..N..O..P..Q..R..S..T..U..V..W..X..Y..Z..A..B..C N..O.P..Q..R..S.T..U..V..W..X..Y...Z..A..B..C..D..E..F..G..H..I...J..K..L..M It’s still the same cypher, and working from the top down, the “Y” in “HYDELL” can be changed to the letter beneath it, “I”. But before we start using our new “ND” cypher, it should be noted that there are 25 possible simple substitution cyphers, and ICO only uses this one. The letters are offset by 10, and the number “10” translates to the letter “K” using ICO’s number/letter translation device at the bottom. “JEKYLL AND HYDE” anagram to: “DANDY J.E.H. YELL: “10”. Now let’s make an anagram of “Jekyll and Hyde that makes good use of the “ND Key”, and we can now use “ND” as a verb. “A J HYDELL. ‘ND’ KEY’” We’re using the “ND” cypher as a verb acting on the letters, “KEY”, and they yield the letters “UOI”, or, “IOU”, and give us: “A J HYDELL, IOU” Thanks to the “ND” cypher (DT cypher) we teased out the letter “I” we needed. We can now re-anagram this to pertinent things, many of which connect to other ICO puzzles. Here’s an example: (1) “YO 20, ‘A J HIDELL” I translated the letter “U” to “20” because it’s an important number in the ICO puzzle system, it’s used to refer to a “20” letter puzzle: “ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON” Here’s one more anagram of “A J HIDELL IOU”: “Y/I, A LO/JH DUEL” It might also be noticed that the initials of “J Hoover” are also the initials of “Jekyll Hyde”. I’ll have more to add later, but we got our letter “I” to complete the “A J Hidell” name, but we could have accomplished the similar thing had we used “Dr.” and “Mr.” in our puzzle. “A HIDELL GRACES A R.C.N.” This is an anagram of “Richard Case Nagell” “R WEAVE O’S A HYDELL” This is an anagram of “Lee Harvey Oswald” Summary: “JEKYLL AND HYDE” anagram to “A HYDELL KEY, ‘ND’” “‘ND’ KEY”, simple substitution cypher below: D..E..F..G..H..I..J..K..L..M..N..O..P..Q..R..S..T..U..V..W..X..Y..Z..A..B..C N..O.P..Q..R..S.T..U..V..W..X..Y...Z..A..B..C..D..E..F..G..H..I...J..K..L..M The “‘ND’ KEY” above is exactly the same as the “DT” contained in most of my posts in the last few years, and is universal in all of Richard Case Nagell’s puzzle system: A..B..C..D..E..F..G..H..I..J..K..L..M..N..O..P..Q..R..S..T..U..V..W..X..Y..Z K..L..M..N..O.P..Q..R..S.T.U..V..W..X...Y...Z..A..B..C..D..E..F..G..H..I...J In the anagram above, “A HYDELL KEY, ‘ND’”, we turn “ND” into a verb acting on the word “KEY”, and make this anagram: “A HYDELL, ‘ND’ KEY” Using the ‘ND’ cypher (or the “DT” cypher), the letters in “KEY” decode to “UOI” (or the anagram “IOU), which gives us this: “A HYDELL IOU” And this anagrams to a number of pertinent things, including: (1) “‘A J HIDELL. YO 20” (“20” is an ICO nickname for the 20 letter “Robert Louis Stevenson” treasure chest) (2) “A LO/JH Y/I DUEL” Try your hand at more anagrams of this. “Richard Case Nagell” anagrams to: “A HIDELL GRACES A R.C.N.” “Lee Harvey Oswald” anagrams to: “R WEAVE O’S ‘A HYDELL’” Tom Number/Letter translation device: A=0)(B=1)(C=2)(D=3)(E=4)(F=5)(G=6)(H=7)(I=8)(J=9)(K=10)(L=11)(M=12)(N=13)(O=14)(P=15)(Q=16)(R=17)(S=18)(T=19)(U=20)(V=21)(W=22)(X=23)(Y=24)(Z=25) PS: There are at least two other alias puzzles that connect to “Robert Louis Stevenson”, the first winds up being a 19-letter puzzle, and the second, a 17-letter puzzle. (1) “JOHN NICHOLSON” (2) “STEVE KEENAN” I’ll be posting about these in the future. In the meantime, try your hand.
  9. Where's Ruth's couch?

    Good going, Chris. That's the same garage doorway - the same knot pattern in the vertical paneling, but the door-swing in your photo above has been changed, and obviously for sound reasons. I look forward to your living room/kitchen pocket door debunking.
  10. Where's Ruth's couch?

    Thanks Chris and Ron, I was confused after all - got my doors mixed up. Please disregard most of what I said. Now that I'm possibly on the same page with you, it seems important to know the actual distance between the door leading to the garage and the doorway leading to the living room. If this distance is less than the width of the garage entry door it would be stupid (and possibly dangerous) construction, and certainly not to code. By the way, in the Pacific Northwest, where I live, there are many tract type homes with sliding pocket doors.
  11. Where's Ruth's couch?

    Sorry Chris, maybe I’m confused. You wrote, “What I'm trying to get at here and this garage doorway would seem to confirm is that there was no door from the living room to the kitchen, that it was just a "doorless" passage from one room to the next.” I guess I don’t understand how the photo of the kitchen to garage door confirms there was no door between the kitchen and living room.The photo that I posted above was taken in the kitchen and shows the door to the garage being open. The link below is to a photo of the same kitchen after having been remodeled. https://www.dropbox.com/s/k1yg261kpwdya5t/1920px-Ruth_Paine_Kitchen.JPG?dl=0 In the remodeled kitchen there is a short section of wall to the right of the door leading to the garage, this is what I was calling a partition. On the right side of the newer photo linked above we see the door leading to the living room. My take is that is a sliding pocket door. While it’s certainly possible that the pocket door was added later, it sounds like a heroic retrofit. Somebody claimed that one could see from the front door all the way into the kitchen, that there was no door in the doorway from the living room into the kitchen. But pocket doors can easily go unnoticed because they are a pain to open and close and are usually left in the open position - in the wall. I think you’re trying to prove that the living room photo of the three women, a baby, and a man shows the door in the background closed, and if so, that can’t be the door to the kitchen, it must be the hallway door. I think that both openings could have had doors, and I think that your best argument for the closed door in the three women photo being the hallway door is that that door is in the very corner of the room, and the kitchen door is not. In the three women photo the door-molding is extra wide on the left side, a compromise that carpenters sometimes make because it’s the simplest fudge when a doorway butts up against a wall. Or maybe I’m still confused. Tom
  12. Where's Ruth's couch?

    This photo looks a little better than the one you posted. Yes, it appears to be an open door on the left, the door is obscuring the door molding on that side. If it is the doorway leading from the kitchen to the garage, the door-swing direction was changed in the remodel, and a partition was added to the right of the door. That looks like maybe an air-return opening in the upper right of the picture. If you have a modern picture showing that same air-return, that would lend credence to the authenticity of the old photo.

    Hey David, I’ve only recently started studying the letter, I’d appreciate your take on who everybody is. Tom

    Hi David, The letter is dated October 8, 1967, but it might have been written well after that, with Richard merely choosing a date with good puzzle possibilities. Since the bulk of Richard C Nagell’s October 8, 1967 letter to his friend Arturo concerns the mystery man, “Abe Greenbaum”, it seems likely to me that his name is central to the puzzle at hand. “ABE GREENBAUM” anagrams to: “e.g. A ABE NUMBER” Mention the name “Abe” and most people in the U.S. think of Abe Lincoln. The fate of the 16th president aligned with JFK’s, and the clue above, “e.g. A ABE NUMBER” appears to be telling us to expand the 12 letters in “Abe Greenbaum” to 16 letters: “ABRAHAM GREENBAUM” “Abraham Greenbaum” is loaded with anagrams that might lead one to conclude that the name “A HIDELL” is to be translated into numbers and used as a key in the puzzle. As mentioned in the previous post, the wrinkle is the letter “A”, which translates to “0” (zero) “ABRAHAM GREENBAUM” anagrams to things like: “ARAB NUMBER GEM ‘0’. A.H.” “ARAB GEM 7, ‘0’ NUMBER ‘A’” “RAH! A A-1 NUMBER GAME” “A.H. ARAB NUMBER GAME” “A ARAB ‘7’ NUMBER GAME” (Arabic numbers revolutionized mathematics in Europe largely because the Arabs introduced the number “zero”) There is also a group of anagrams working off of the word “ANAGRAM” inside the “Abraham Greenbaum” name. For example, “RE: HUBBA! ANAGRAM ME” This anagram sends us to section 22 of the letter, “leave Yanquis Land, hubba hubba!” for anagram work. In the previous post I discussed the use of the “A HIDELL” alias as a key, translating the letters to number, and applying “A 7, 8, 3, 4, 11, 11” to something to be decoded. “ABRAHAM GREENBAUM” yields “A M G R A E E”. This anagrams to several things useful, but a simple anagram is: “RE: A GAME” I’m mostly guessing, but I think Abe Greenbaum is a fictitious person, a name chosen for its puzzle value. One of the puzzle answers appears to answer the "Snerd" question, and I'll be posting that soon. Tom Letter/Number translation device: (A=0)(B=1)(C=2)(D=3)(E=4)(F=5)(G=6)(H=7)(I=8)(J=9)(K=10)(L=11)(M=12)(N=13)(O=14)(P=15)(Q=16)(R=17)(S=18)(T=19)(U=20)(V=21)(W=22)(X=23)(Y=24)(Z=25)

    Section #1 in Richard Case Nagell’s letter in the post above is simply the date, October 8, 1967. It’s an interesting date, in that this was the same day that Che Guevara was captured in Bolivia by Felix Rodriguez. Che was killed the following day. Using the number/letter translation key at the bottom, I will translate the numbers in the date to letters: “OCTOBERITGH” And this anagrams to: “OBIT: R GOT CHE” The letter “R” in this instance would appear to stand for “Rodriguez”. Another anagram of the translated date, “OCTOBERITGH”, has nothing to do with Che, but rather the length of the puzzle parts we will be dealing with. Since it’s a little cryptic, I’ll introduce this anagram when it becomes pertinent later. As near as I can tell, the October 8 letter has little to do with Che Guevara, but has everything to do with the alias “A Hidell” and its use as key in a wide variety of Nagell/Oswald/Vaganov discourse. There is also an Oswald letter that can serve as an instruction manual on the use of the “A Hidell” alias as a key, Lee Harvey Oswald’s undated letter to the Fair Play for Cuba Committee in Volume XX, Ex 1. http://history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh20/html/WH_Vol20_0266a.htm We will get to this letter later, but for those that want to work ahead, there are several numbers in the letter, “15, 40, 40, 50, and, 14”. Working in the body of the text starting at “Dear Sirs”, we can write down letters “15, 40, 40, 50, and, 14,” and anagram this clue: “A ‘A’ TOOL”. And we can do the same with word numbers “15, 40, 40, 50, and, 14” and anagram a larger clue: “APPLY MY ALIAS. O” (O=14). While I’ve left out a few steps, this Oswald letter first shows us that we can use numbers to unlock a series of letters or a series of words hidden in ordinary looking discourse, and also tells us how to deal with the problematic letter “A”, as in “A Hidell”. You can see from the letter/number translation device at the bottom that “A” translates to “zero”. And since we can’t go to a letter or word “zero” in a text, we are given the letter “A” as a freebie. So “A HIDELL” would translate to one letter (A) and six numbers: “A 7, 8, 3, 4, 11, 11”. Now notice that the real topic of Nagell’s October 8th letter is the mysterious “Abe Greenbaum”, and we will be working a lot with that name. But Abe’s initials are “A G”, and since the letter “G” translates to “6”, it looks like we have at least a small clue as to what the October 8th letter is all about: “A 6”, or, “A HIDELL”, or, “A, 7, 8, 3, 4, 11, 11.” Let’s try it out on the last line of the October 8th letter, “RICHARD C NAGELL”. We have our free “A”, and then using the numbers we get “D, C, C, H, G, G”. And translating the last four letters to numbers, we get something we don’t even have to anagram: “AD: C-2766” If we can be so bold as to add “Richard C Nagell” to this answer, we would have: “RICHARD C NAGELL AD: C-2766” And as I’ve opined many times before, “C-2766” was the rifle found at the TSBD, but it was not the rifle A Hidell ordered from Klein’s. Richard C Nagel chopped and channelled C-2766 into existence to mess with Hoover’s patsy paper trail. I’m going to change “C-2766” back into letters, “CCHGG”, and you Johann Sebastian Bach fans can play the notes “CCHGG”, the theme to the old Italian chestnut, “O sole mio”. The most famous Italian rifle in the world was built on a German scale, and using the German musical scale, that rifle's serial number plays the most famous Italian song in the world. We’ll dig deeper into Nagell’s October 8, 1967 letter next time. Tom P.S. For you non music majors, the German musical scale calls “B natural”, “H”. In countries not using the German scale, “CCHGG” would be played or sung, “CCBGG” = O sole mio. Letter/Number translation device: (A=0)(B=1)(C=2)(D=3)(E=4)(F=5)(G=6)(H=7)(I=8)(J=9)(K=10)(L=11)(M=12)(N=13)(O=14)(P=15)(Q=16)(R=17)(S=18)(T=19)(U=20)(V=21)(W=22)(X=23)(Y=24)(Z=25)