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Cracking the Code of Cicada 3301| EPISODE 1

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In 2012, a secretive group calling itself 3301 began recruiting for “highly intelligent individuals” online. Candidates had to prove their skills in codebreaking, cryptography and computer programming by solving a complex puzzle dubbed Cicada. It required knowledge of steganography, contacts on the ground everywhere from Seoul to Sydney, and the ability to obtain a copy of William Gibson’s famous disappearing poem “Agrippa.” What was the purpose of the puzzle? No one knows, but many set out to solve one of the internet’s greatest mysteries. At the age of 15, Marcus Wanner became one of the few to crack the code. But the Cicada challenge didn’t end there. Suddenly, more mysterious codes appeared-including a 58-page book of runes known as the “Liber Primus.”
What was encrypted within the runes? Follow the band of online cryptologists deciphering “Liber Primus” in episode 2 of Cicada 3301: greatbig.is/2ZW6fsq
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Great Big Story
Great Big Story 27 days ago
So you want to be a code breaker? Here's how: greatbig.is/2NrhqWE
Feministki to Zwierzęta. Krowy Mleczne.
Lol, Cicada's main headquarters is 8,5km from my home. There are just bunch of hermetics who just want to create new 3301. Project Jesus son of Mary was called at the time „Egyptian 3301”. 33 = 11x3 = aquarius x gemini, 33yo Jesus. 1 = lamb, a jagna / yagna, Jesus. If you want to be sacrificed to death by tortures, then go, follow the light and enter the Cocon trying to be „pretty boy” to be fucked. On WodanDay's night they will sacrifice you at 3:33 o'clock (it is almost Thursday). PS. Originally not „Cicada” but: - a moth [„ćma”], - a darkness [„ciemność”], - Kali / kara [old polish word for „black” and „punishment”, see: „kary koń”] - noumber 200 [in old Polish there was „ćma„ numeral]). I know dozens of people who are of that Order. But I'm a Catholic, they are affraid of me.
Winston Vanderbuilt II
The secret lies within the group, that is not interested in Cicada.
Don Smith
Don Smith 10 days ago
Great Big Story is “Epstein” the Keystone like “Q”??? 🤭🤔😧😉😒🤓🧐🤨🤫
alan thunder
alan thunder 20 days ago
....."sooo uhhh, we are pretty much the guys that tried and didn't get in"
sir
sir 23 days ago
Who gives a shit? Just put up the video and leave us alone. I miss when youtube was just fringe videos. Now I just feel like Im at the mall walking past lotion and sun glasses salesmen every five seconds god this place sucks
Les Morrison
Les Morrison 2 hours ago
Is it a coincidence that the first message from Cicada 3301 was in Jan, 2012, a year that was thought important in Myan end of ages prophecy?... I don't think so. What is the Myan prophecy if not esoteric knowledge, continuing with the esoteric theme that Cicada seems to use in its puzzels?... Rhetorical question. Is the numbers 3301 important?... I think so. What is in a name, afterall?... Could 33 be a symbolic reference to 'Christ' Consciousness?... Christ Consciousness transcending the world's religious dogmatic traditions, and instead focusing on the concept of universal connection, the idea that everything is connected to everything.... The concept of 1. Why does Cicada 3301 seem to be interested in the fundamental elements of the human condition, such as an individuals right to privacy, freedom of thought, or to simply exist in an ever increasing fascist police state that has become the world?... I don't know. Why does Cicada 3301 seem to be concerned with the free exchange of ideas and knowledge?... I don't know. Why do they say, "The key has always been right in front of your eyes?"... What is always right in front of your eyes when you look into a mirror?... You. Relevant?... Maybe.
magic castle
magic castle 3 hours ago
Like ready player one
Viktor Falk
Viktor Falk Day ago
What is a gbg key. ;P
Golden Honey
Golden Honey Day ago
If you saw my other comment the answer is: Be a man
Ninya
Ninya Day ago
I dunno rick...
Jose Molina
Jose Molina 2 days ago
3301. it's a time figure to meet someone 3301 = 10:33 what's missing is the location
coco crabby
coco crabby 2 days ago
Puzzle = cicada Hotel = trivago
livnlf2thefulst
livnlf2thefulst 2 days ago
Probably Julian Assange.
AbleDelta
AbleDelta 3 days ago
Autists of Qanon...
Jack Burton
Jack Burton 3 days ago
330
I don’t know what I’m doing
I am 11 and am in 6th grade and I am going to write a article on it and post it on my yt channel
Nikki mealey
Nikki mealey 3 days ago
Onecool is ADORABLE❤️❤️
Gidz Unknown
Gidz Unknown 3 days ago
Feel like playing watchdog again
baconology
baconology 3 days ago
i like this because i identify with these nerds.
ToxicTrump Tube
ToxicTrump Tube 3 days ago
A friend of mine from Canada told me, that he was one of the people responsible for the posters with the qr-codes. The story how they contacted him is hilarious...gives me shivers...
Ste Chapo
Ste Chapo 3 days ago
I'm intrigued by this: why anyone would give a sh*t.
Dutch Van Der Linde
Cicada is a puzzle after a puzzle after a puzzle presumably leading to.... another puzzle
Bang Stick
Bang Stick 4 days ago
Seems like a lot of work just to get anal probed!
Zultan
Zultan 4 days ago
They're an AI collective
Nazir Dalati
Nazir Dalati 5 days ago
>There's really disturbing content out there Lmfao
thevidguy11
thevidguy11 5 days ago
Why did that dude say he became a member of cicada, then never elaborates.
GA Comics
GA Comics 5 days ago
Bro that thing has been cracked years ago and the story closed. Outta my feed.
GA Comics
GA Comics 4 days ago
@spookichi There are years old videos explaining the whole thing.
GA Comics
GA Comics 4 days ago
@spookichi It was just a project by a few students. No conspiracy, no big reveal, no intelligence agency trying to recruit the brightest as people were hoping, nothing. People managed to solve it and nothing happened.
spookichi
spookichi 4 days ago
GA Comics what was it
ThisIsMe LavenderSweetsIn
maybe after all of this it gives u a link to ninja's livestream 😉
Samin Rahman
Samin Rahman 5 days ago
Think the intelligence of the person who made the puzzle
betoh finger
betoh finger 5 days ago
i dont get d purpose...looks like somebody playing with low self esteem kids
DrakeRedwingOfficial
has anyone ever tried to take the Liber Primus to a linguist or a professional translator?
BC P
BC P 6 days ago
The van is probably that guys own van though... lol.
Lu KN
Lu KN 6 days ago
11:47 nice.
Kal Val
Kal Val 6 days ago
Good luck.
Azeraph
Azeraph 6 days ago
It's a loop
Nicholas Schiaffino
At 3:11 ... 3301 backwards... 1033!
Elian Huynh
Elian Huynh 6 days ago
I bet L could solve this.
sad :c
sad :c 6 days ago
that music he found sounds like Tool lmao
Bossnium
Bossnium 6 days ago
John McAfee
Mike Harrison
Mike Harrison 6 days ago
3301 Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.
PA R
PA R 7 days ago
I came here for the John Secada music, so what is this?...and Baby iiiiiiiiiiooohhiiiiiaaiiii, I tried to forgeeeet u!
Dloc 559 CA
Dloc 559 CA 7 days ago
Would somebody please confirm weather im right or wrong If you ask me and I say Sony is behind the symbols there the same exact ones used in god of war 4 , in the official trailer at the 2:52 resembles the same Liber Primus writing and at mark 3:02 right after PlayStation branding you the begining of interconnectedness or what ever that songs name is
Dloc 559 CA
Dloc 559 CA 7 days ago
(●○)--☆
Mr.Kokoras
Mr.Kokoras 7 days ago
Maybe Cicada is the friends you made along the way.
Jackson Scofield
Jackson Scofield 3 days ago
This is fascinating- as a plant/wildlife nerd my first thought is to the way broods of cicaidas hatch all together after a breed specific long time in the dark
Jiwan
Jiwan 7 days ago
I am broke.
Charles Ringling
Charles Ringling 7 days ago
It's a massive troll puzzle. Cicadas burrow 7 years then annoy you and gone. They call the sound a drone.
No Thanks
No Thanks 7 days ago
#crackingass
Mugshot Marley
Mugshot Marley 7 days ago
There's a possibility that this entire Cicadia code was created by AI.
Germain Rodriguez
Just LEMMiNO
hudsontoo1212
hudsontoo1212 7 days ago
Yup. I’m dumb
Coyote 5547
Coyote 5547 7 days ago
Hello. 5547. Choose Carefully. We Are With You
Elijah Kerrigan
Elijah Kerrigan 7 days ago
Or hhhhhwat their intentions were!
art theestv channel
Nice
darkmanmaggot
darkmanmaggot 7 days ago
"3301" noob, its pronounced "Loss"
Richard Obrien
Richard Obrien 7 days ago
is thr a connection to Q
Lucifer SkyWalker
I swear to whatever god you guys believe in at 3:11 on the coffee mug timer it’s says 10:33 that’s 3301 gtfo I now realize there are other comments saying the same shit so it’s the collective consciousness waking up synchronized
Rated R
Rated R 8 days ago
3301 coffee ☕️
Clayton Carey
Clayton Carey 8 days ago
*Pours coffee at **10:33* Nice
Sid Diaz
Sid Diaz 8 days ago
It's Boxxy! Hail the Queen!
Tazer Games
Tazer Games 8 days ago
Why would the show themselves, though ?
Thick Wrist
Thick Wrist 8 days ago
Someone wants to keep u smart people occupied
Thick Wrist
Thick Wrist 8 days ago
Wonder who it is 3301
Molly De Lacy
Molly De Lacy 8 days ago
the libres primas looks like viking writing to me.
BADBOY_FRD GAMING
hello i'm from indonesia i want to tell seriously, but i've been looking for now it becomes mistëriusm code and webside like www.48514511.com. and the link is i.imgur.com/m9sYK.jpg but after I opened the link there was a picture of a duck and said "Woops just decoys in this way it seems like you can't guess how to massage it out"
Bob Bill
Bob Bill 8 days ago
so how do we get to to see if we could have a crack at it?? not that i could but be funny
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