Coral Castle, Florida

     Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 30, 2022
     Category: Architecture | Eccentrics | Regionalism | Statues, Monuments and Memorials | North America | Twentieth Century

That was one of my deepest rabbit holes.

His book supposedly contains a coded message. One of the wild claims made by alien hunters / paranormal researchers / delusional self-promoters was that even the best cryptologists couldn't crack his code. After a little digging, I found no real expert in the field had spent more than an hour or so on it.

I had a brand new, state of the art, 80286 computer (with math co-processor), the best OCR on the market, and an almost-bug-free database program I'd written. So -- book goes into the computer, gets broken down into letters, words, and phrases as well as spacing, white space, and other spatial measurements, and I begin substitution, integration, and every other technique I could think of. Set up what's to be done, go away, come back to find what the results were.

When the counter on my database showed 1000 hours of use on the project, I finally pulled the plug.

There were some phrases and two complete sentences which made sense, but you find that kind of random clutter in any body of text. None of it gave even a hint to the forces used by the ancient alien ghost psychics which helped him build the castle.
Posted by Phideaux on 04/30/22 at 10:08 AM
Had you succeeded, Phideaux, you would now be an Elon Musk-style Overlord, Master of Antigravity! We'd have our flying cars, finally!
Posted by Paul on 04/30/22 at 10:44 AM
Sorry, Paul, but I'm just not that sort of guy. I'd have a flying carpet, of course, but everyone else is on their own. I'd hate for their to be traffic jams at 10,000 feet while I'm sneaking off to one of my mountain lairs.

There could be a space elevator, assuming someone else funds it, handles the construction, and cuts me in for 90%. I suspect the profits would be reasonably good from reducing the weight of what's put into orbit.

Posted by Phideaux on 04/30/22 at 11:44 AM
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