It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Secret messages and instructions encoded on the web

page: 1

log in


posted on May, 1 2008 @ 10:33 PM
I am a big history buff of WWII. I love reading anything I can get my hands on about it. I also enjoy reading spy novels set during WWII. One of the many methods of giving orders or activating resistance cells was to place code words into newpaper stories, cartoons, puzzles, as well as over the radio waves. I am sure everyone is familiar with the story of the word "OVERLORD" being in a crossword puzzle prior to the D-Day invasion. It almost got the invasion postponed.

Well anyway in this day and age where everyone has internet access I wonder how many of these types of secret messages are encoded into into the world wide web today. For instance they can still be buried in news stories, you know the type that makes you scratch your head and go what the frack are they talking about. Then again perhaps all you have to do is type in a certain search sequence into google, then one day if the number 1 result matches your code you know what to do.

Just something to think about

posted on May, 2 2008 @ 08:42 AM
So whats up 118 views no replies. I don't understand Am I just starting stupid topics or what?

posted on May, 2 2008 @ 10:35 AM
There was a story a while back, on the BBC site, reporting Big Ben stopping for a bit. It was supposedly a coded message about the attempted 22/7/2005 London 7/7.

posted on May, 2 2008 @ 11:38 AM
well really, it all depends on who you think is putting the codes there.
i don't see it as IMPOSSIBLE.....i do see it as somewhat improbable.
youtube's top videos are usually staged at least a little bit. people clicking it with different IP's and such.

unless google is in on the codes being used, it would take some effort making it the #clicked link for those keywords.

posted on May, 2 2008 @ 12:25 PM
I am more inclined to believe it is being used for that versus not. Not necessarily by the owner of a specific site but by using a middle man site, so to speak. I don't think the signal for a 'Go now' would be there but something more along the lines of a Go something to be started at a future time. This allows for reposting the signal should a problem arise. I could also just be routine communications during planning, etc.

Sure the internet can be monitored but everything else can be also. Lots of pages out there to watch.

posted on May, 3 2008 @ 02:51 AM
the problem is that in WWII the cryptic messages ` in BBC news stories was one of the easiers ways to spread a message to groups in OCCUPIED terretories

but nowadays - with the internet - the situation is totally different

just look @ how many sites are password protected and block google spiders

porn paysites are ubiquitous , of ` fan fic ` sites - now they do get cryptic and bizarre

private message boards abound - i am a member of several - and some of the messages are pretty cryptic - to the ininitiated - so i do not see why there is any need to have the messages floating in public

if you really needed to disceminate iinstructions / information to a global audience - there are far easier ways of doing it than the method you describe

to address the ` big ben story ` - big ben REALLY did stop @ the time and in the manner described in the article - IMHO engineering the disription to big ben - just to allow the story containing the ` code ` to be printed - was insanley over complex

lastly if i ran the zoo - and i felt the need to disseminate coded messages in the open - i would use EBAY auctions as a my carrier

phrases like :

BNIB ` brand new in box `

BNWT ` brand new with tags `

` very good condition `

` sold as seen `

etc etc

could transmit quite complex messages - if the reader had the code book to decrypt them

but thats the problem - you need a code book - and every copy in existance is a potential security breakdown


posted on May, 4 2008 @ 02:05 AM

Great comments and excellent points. I have seen some of the things that you mention. I generally don't spend time on those things becasue my time is pretty precious and I have very little of it. But overall there will alwasy be secret coded messages becasue its a fact of our human life here that we have secet iteneraries and information that is not intended for public view.

top topics


log in