Things I noticed. RITE and RIGHT literally
FLEW off the page as I looked at this
being the last words of the phrases that
“go both ways” so to speak.
Once you order the list you start off
with SPITE and SWORD and end on a sentence
that you got there by KNOWS/NOSE/ONES......and
ending in ROSE.
Spite, Sword, Knows, Nose, Ones.....Rose......led
me to the interesting observation.....
Everyone KNOWS - You shouldn’t
cut off (with a SWORD) ONES NOSE to SPITE
ONES face......or you’ll never be
able to stop and smell the ROSEs.
Of course Dorothy with Toto and that
Fearless Lion fell asleep because they
stopped to smell Poppies (not roses)....leaving
the Sad Tin man in a panic.
Has anyone done the obvious recently
and visited the MGM Grand where this whole
idea for $100,000.00 hunt originated and
looked In A Stone (maybe a Yellow-Brick-Stone
from a Yellow-Brick-Road) under the FEARLESS
(oops----Cowardly LION (who isn’t
And one last little bit of maybe a true
10 Weeks = X Weaks......or X Askew.....
Maybe near that Cowardly Lion is a brick
or bricks that are in an Askewed X shape....
Has anyone out there visited the MGM
Oh lastly......Pittsburg seemed to be
an early choice for some as to the location.
Others thought Harlem in NYC.....so here’s
a little historical bit of trivia....
There are two “theories”
as to where Frank L. Baum came up with
the name of OZ.
Theory One - He had a filing cabinet
with two draws on it. One was labelled
(A-N) and the other (O-Z).
Theory Two - OZ was a non-existing place
on the border of Pensylvania and New York.
So.....what’s between NY and PA
Yep.....good ole OZ.....right between
NY and PA.
Lastly......in the book on page 69.....is
the last known sighting of that infamous
rock/stone with the X on it...in the grill
of Howard Hugh’s car. That was Jul
Maybe the stone disappeared the next
year 1939.....and is still hidden to this
day in the Yellow Brook Road from a movie
that was made in 1939.
Where else would you place a treasure
for an 8 year old kid to find?
Twenty Seven Countries Intermingle Legitimately.
If you take the 21 phrases + 5 that are
used twice + 1 for (20 who are muddled
must mock their mate). You get 27.
I forgot to mention that a fairly “srong”
arguement for the 21 phrases being a fairly
good start is.....that the remaining phrases
mostly seem directional. Especially concerning
throwing stuff away.
And just in case it hasn’t been
mentioned before (or too far back).
SO SEVERE = SEW SEVER E = SW
ENY = NV (Nevada).
ENVY == NV (Nevada of course)
ANY == NE (New England or North East)
PIERS = PICTURES - CUT.
COUNT + PIERS = PICTURES SON
Twenty Who are Muddled Must Mock Their
A Wonderful Little Man Wigged Out his
A Scent So Severe Its Sheer Prescence
It was pointed out that the picture of
Tarquo The Great fit all 3 clues. David
in a Wig, Mocking himself in front of
the SHINE (Glares) Deli (Deli’s
have a strong Scent to them....).
Oh....and if you’ll notice the
GREY edges.....there are 21 pages with
the grey edges. 16 between 166-167and
the 5 between 86 and 87. (oh and GREY
is a possible interpretation of MUDDLED).
So....now.....6 and 2.....and 27.....here
On the pages before Tarquo are 2 pages
that hold 3 pictures each for a total
of 6. The 3’rd page of the second
16 has two pictures on it. So you have
your 6 and 2.
There is only one other page that has
more than one picture on a GREY border
and that’s a few from the end of
the 16 with 4 pictures that seems to want
to wreck things. See without those 3 extra
pictures....we’d have 21 + 5 + 1
for the 27. But maybe......
THERE TO THE LAST TWO WERE SEATED TWENTY
Maybe it’s THREE to the last TWO
were seated TWENTY FIFTH.
25 + 2 + 3....brings the count up to
Last little thing to maybe blow your
mind. Look in the upper corner of Tarquo
The Great picture....and....you’ll
see an ASKEWed X their.
Also notice AHH on the phone booth as
in “AHH Sighed the Monarch Hoping
to Sooth His Flu?
There has always be rumors of more than
one way to solve this puzzle. The 8 year-old
Is it possible that the original Building
Codes were not done by CLIFF....but were
already there created by Bill and David
and that Cliff just built on top of it
with everything else?
Can all 41 or the 21 clues be traced
back to those pictures. If it’s
41....there should be either 20 or 10
more pictures that may be important?
Or.....can you apply all the clues to
the Tarquo The Great page in some interesting
Is the Imbroglio and Interchange and
Tatoo...original clues by David and Bill.....that
Cliff used as well?
Going backwards through the book.....the
Tarquo picture is actually Three to the
last two....and it’s also seated
25th. (if you count all the pictures in
the muddled GREY).
Is anyone scared by all of this?
With magic, it’s always about Misdirection
and showmanship. I think it would be fantastic....if
after all this time....it’s right
there in the Tarquo The Great picture.
And David’s Tattoo - 174517 = 1
+ 7 + 4 + 5 + 1 + 7 = 25...
get’s you right back to Tarquo.
TattoO TO TarquO - TOTOTO we’re
not in Kansas anymore.
Tarquo The Great (1939-2001)
1 + 9 + 3 + 9 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 1 = 25
And reading down on the phone booth is
AHHH = 1 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 25
And on the copywrite page is the curious
2002071382 = 2 + 2 + 7 + 1 + 3 + 8 +
2 = 25
And for those that want to cast out sevens.....the
Grey Page with 4 pictures is 7 from the
back end of the 21.
And for those that have gottent this
far.....Is Tarquo’s picture really
25 from the end? Or is it really 23? Does
it matter? Can we find a couple more pictures
to use? Is 23 reasonable because we’ve
had 27, 25 and 21....and the only thing
that’s missing is 23?
I guess David’s picture in the
back with the Tattoo....has kind of a
Rule 12: 1745 + 10019 = 1 + 7 + 4 + 5
+ 1 + 1 + 9 = 27.
It’s on page 214 = 21 + 4 = 25?
Or Blaine’s Challenge Winners List
= 7 + 9 + 7 + 4 = 27.
12 chapters in the book + 13 Dream Manifestos
Primo Levi actually wrote a book called
“The Periodic Table.”
Here are the chapters in the book.....
1. Argon AR 39.9
4. Iron FE 55.8
10. Gold AU 196.9
16. Nitrogen N 14.0
I don’t know if there are more
chapters....very interesting to say the
least. I’d say that the Tattoo is
FEAR and maybe FE and AR being chapters
4 and 1......could mean many things.
First FEAR actually = 41, LESS THE N
could be 14 or 16... giving 27 or 25.
Here we go again....
Just thought I’d share. Maybe someone
should buy the Primo Levi’s “The
Periodic Table”....and see what’s
in the other chapters.
Knowing that FE is IRON and AR is ARGON....is
not necessarily contradictory with SELF-CONTAINED.
Knowing things exist besides the 13 words
in the puzzle is acceptable. Knowing that
CLI and M and X are ROMAN numerals is
also acceptable. Knowing that Ozzy Osborne
has Tattoo and that The Cowardly Lion
is from The Wizard of Oz is exactly the
same type of knowledge that may be useful.
Using an Atlas to Help breakdown the clue
is also outside information that doesn’t
lead to the conclusion that the riddle
is not self-contained.
If anyone’s been there or is going
there....can they please share the following
Is the picture of the Boy (behind Tarquo)
still in the booth?
What’s the cross streets for the
What’s the phone number? Can you
try calling it from the booth itself and
see what happens?
IN A STONE -> IN AS TONE
Could you check both the Mouth and Ear
Piece and look under them?
With the AHHHH from the poster.....and
the T for Telephone, it’s not that
much of a stretch to imagine a HAT. Which
would be a great place for a Magician
to hide something.
Lastly, Since the MAP didn’t really
end up being a seperate physical thing
hidden in the 48 contiguous states.....is
it possible that the AMULET isn’t
a physical thing either.
Both AMULET and “THE TREASURE”
(but not together) are in the letters
within “If My Tattoo...” clue.
(But I’m not saying that’s
In 1451, during his explorations, Vasquez
de Coronado is said to have reached the
Kansas-Nebraska border somewhere in the
vicinity of Seneca. He described the land
as rich and fertile with huge herds of
buffalo and abundant deer.
Oh and Seneca used to be called Rock
Castle.....(and of course Several of Steven
King’s movies were made by Castle
Why is this interesting. 174571 - cast
out 7’s = 1451 which is fun that
I found the first paragrah by seaching
1451 Kansas in Yahoo. Now unfortunately....Vasquez
was born in 1510 (and Columbus was born
in 1451)....so....the first paragraph
is incorrect on some level.
IF MY TATTOO IS FEARLESS THEN
WEEKS TO FIND THE ROUTE
Y O S E M I T E
Which happens to be on ROUTE 41.
I will try to keep this very short. I’m
almost convinced that we’re being
spoon-fed the final answer.
I think the Amulet....is at the MIDDLE
of the TWO MIDDLES. Everything feels like
it points over and over to the MIDDLE
path as being the right one. So.....if
any of you are real and want to go where
I think everything is pointing to....then......take
the leap of faith....and go to the exact
MIDDLE of the two GEO points....near Lebanon
and Osborne. I think it’s at one
GEO point or the other and/or in the MIDDLE
of the two.
I will not be making the trip myself.
I am not BLAINE CRAZY enough for that
anymore....but it sure as heck feels like
we’re being spoon-fed the answers.....to
get someone to the treasure. I know I
Any of you can email me back if you like.....or
we can talk by phone.....other than contact
with you, I will probably just sit back.....and
see if even more free clues appear.....to
everyone closer and closer to the treasure.
I think this is interesting but I also
think I could be miles off the track.
I do know, I’ve had plenty of sleep
and I’m basically my normal rational
self. My only paranoia....is towards this
hunt. That takes the fun out of it for
If I happen to be right on any level...
I’d be happy to sign a non-disclosure
agreement in order to be told the truth.
PS....anyone of you may feel free to post
or use any of this message.