The site isn’t working for me this morning but thanks to amandel at the unfiction forum I can now give you a screen shot of the twentyseven.co.cc page
The first ‘I’ acts as a link to the page http://twentyseven.co.cc/aleph.htm and additional information in the source code reveals the names of the other two numeral images ‘U2′ and ‘U3′:
<center><a href=”aleph.htm”><img src=”images/a1.jpg” BORDER=0></img></a> <img src=”images/u2.jpg”></img> <img src=”images/u3.jpg”></img></center>
‘Aleph’ being the first letter in the Hebrew Alphabet, players began trying Hebrew letters as URLs and between them managed to come up with one for every letter. That is, once the spelling had been agreed upon! It seems there are different possible spellings for each letter but using this wiki guide gave a result for all 22 letters.
Thanks to sdishman/dishboy for this comprehensive list:
Players checking each address found nothing but a blank page with no further clues hidden in the source code.
THAT IS except ElysiumEludes and Gary! When the clicked on the ‘qoph’ page they were both greeted with some sort of countdown! Why the rest of the players couldn’t view this is a mystery – it seemed to quickly disappear when players tried to access it so our only conclusion is that it was taken down quickly before too many players could see it.
The weirdest thing of all is that both players report seeing a different amount of time counting down, with one countdown due to end at 10pm on the 28th (today), the other at 10pm on the 29th (tomorrow), both EST. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if anything comes of it!!
A further mystery was revealed when players noticed that the second two image names of the Roman Numerals on the twentyseven.co.cc page had changed while they had been finding the Hebrew Alphabet pages to ‘ 5tamuz’ and ’6av’, with the source code now reading:
<center><a href=”aleph.htm”><img src=”images/a1.jpg” BORDER=0></img></a> <img src=”images/5tamuz.jpg”></img> <img src=”images/6av.jpg”></img></center>
Sdishman/dishboy found these to be the names of months in the Hebrew Calender with Gary finding that 5th Tamuz and 6th Av corresponded to nothing less than 27th June and 27th July!
Significant dates… but what does it mean? And where do we go from here? Why is the twentyseven site full of blank pages? Have we got ahead of ourselves again?
Elliott has promised us another blog entry today. Fingers crossed he’s found something in Nathan’s papers!