Around May 8, a cryptic personal ad appeared on Craigslist.com. The ad included a phone number with a NYC area code. When called, a recorded message
(similar to the type heard on the shortwave Numbers Stations) was heard. Similarly, a second personal ad appeared on Craigslist on May 29, this time
with a San Francisco area code phone number. When the second phone number was called, a similar message was heard.
Back in the days of the Cold War, spies found ingenious and unusual ways to communicate with each other, hiding their communications in plain sight,
whether encrypted or not. For instance, an intelligence agent (spy) might contact his case officer (handler) by placing an ad in the personals section
of the local newspaper. This practice, it seems, continues today.
On or around May 8, the following personal ad appeared on the Internet classified ad site Craigslist. (It has since been removed.)
For mein fraulein
Mein Fraulein, I haven’t heard from you in a while. Won’t you call me? 212 //// 796 //// 0735
If you actually called the number, up until a couple of days ago you would have heard this prerecorded message (MP3). It’s a head scratcher to keep
you National Security Agency analysts occupied in your spare time. Each block of numbers is repeated twice; but below I have transcribed them only
once for clarity.
01305 60510 12079 04606 50100
93000 08203 90130 94069 01207
81080 17028 01706 90220 73038
01401 70150 15073 00402 00680
12013 12510 00540 04091 01401
30150 86022 09608 10660 02082
05507 00020 00000 02208 30290
08022 01200 40710 13065 02709
40190 29014 02200 80020 11083
07300 30260 19000 00700 00000
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Personally, I find this very disturbing. I'm hoping that the messages are a type of viral marketing campaign, and not some type of covert
communication being sent be the Al-Qaeda or other terrorist organization as a means of organizing another attack on the U.S.
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The mysterious Numbers Stations
[edit on 2-6-2006 by Xenophobe]
[edit on 5-6-2006 by UM_Gazz]