Monday, June 26, 2006

What is this weird and paranoia inducing website?

So today I found a website www.eon8.com that was on the board it was posted proclaimed "We are all going to die - SERIOUSLY!"

Do I believe this? Hell I don't know! I'm know for being paranoid and a general worrier usually so why should this be so different? After working for a forward thinnking arts organisation and being an avid online gamer I am familiar with the idea of ARG's (Alternate Reality Game's).

I propose that this blog be used to try and come up with an explanation as to what this website is all about. As of now the countdown is at 4 and a bit days.

In this big wide world of the web there has to be someone out there with the smarts to hack into this site and find out what's going on. I myself am now toying with the idea of taking up a course that specifically deals with web coding etc so I can learn how to hack into sites such as this!! (Can you tell this is frustrating me!!)

What worries me mostly is that there is not much speculation about this site. Does that mean that it really is nothing to worry about and is just a publicity stunt or ARG? or does it mean something more sinister like someone is trying to hush people up?
Theories include the ridiculous to the plausible and I am most inclined to believe that the map, being Frapper style, is linked to the IP addresses when the site gets a hit.

I leave this to you all then - help me find out whats going on before the countdown reaches 0:00. Let's beat these unhackable hackers at their own game.

The challenge is in your hands...

43 Comments:

Blogger swishin41 said...

I found the website a few months ago via a messageboard. It slipped my mind until tonight when someone posted again about it. Not really too sure what it is about. Someone did post a very odd thing though. This map which is of nuclear power plants world wide, is very similar to the one on this website. Now of course the creator(s) of the site if they did have a plan to do this wouldn't make a webpage for it. Just very interesting.

3:46 AM  
Blogger swishin41 said...

Kind of forgot a link
http://www.ehponline.org/members/2005/113-11/image/foc4.jpg

3:48 AM  
Blogger FunkyCherryGirl said...

Thanks for that - I think your right about if they planned to do something major they probably wouldn't publish a website about it plus you would think if they were that stupid they would want a lot of media attention and as yet barely anyone is talking about it. I think it's either someones idea of a sick joke or it's a promotion for something - Eon pops up a lot if you Google it and it's also featured in James Bond: Casino Royale so who knows - it's a very odd title to choose otherwise.

12:56 PM  
Blogger DLight said...

Err... not that it's a terrorist thing, but i'm just saying, they're human too.

Good guy or bad guy, the net is the most effective way to communicate over long distances with multiple people now adays.

The key to solving this "mystery" before the time is up is finding the origin of the source. Find out who found the site and started spreading word about it and you probably have your culprit if it's a hoax.

With that said, it's definitely a hoax because of one factor.

I can buy there being sites with encrypted messages for cells across the world (speaking in a terroristic sense), what I can NOT buy however is having a count-down gif on the main page. There's no reason why the site itself couldn't have a password on it and allow only "members" to enter (speaking of the main page with the gif).

What this means is that the creator WANTS you to see the count-down, which doesn't coincide with the image of intelligent encryptions and security measures.

5:36 AM  
Blogger elvispelvis said...

I first heard about this eon8 site on the MSFN board. I remember thinking at the time that it was a little freaky. Someone named EON8 (that was his username) created an account, made a single post that had some garbled or encrypted text linked to the eon8 site, and then never came back. His/her/it's post was deleted within about 24 hours, but some of the people who replied (before it was removed) said they were going to continue the discussion via msn, and probably post it on another forum they all visited. Apart from the countdown I don't remember much else, if I'd known it was going to be removed I would have saved the original message that started all this. Actually, now that I think about it, they researched when the www.eon8.com address was registered, and it was only 24 hours earlier!

I'd forgotten about it entirely until one of the guys on MSFN reminded me it was almost july 1st and I shouldn't forget to go onto the site when the countdown ends! And in the http://www.eon8.com/security/ page I saw this blog listed (it kind of stands out), and figured I'd try to join in the discussion before the countdown ends and this blog ends up being useless :P

And who said anything about this being a terrorist hoax? It's not like it says "we're going to bomb America when the countdown ends, but we're nice guys so we'll give you until July 1st to try to stop us". I never considered terrorism because it's such a stupid idea, and just because someone thinks it might be terrorists doesn't make it a terrorist hoax. The map doesn't say "these are the nuclear power plants we're going to destroy", and it's probably similar because there are power plants near major cities. I'm sure the maps of "worldwide internet access" and "global comic book stores" will be very similar :)

I doubt it has anything officially to do with a movie studio, they would have done something with flash, and found some excuse to collect everyone's email addresses for marketing.

Finally, "a count-down gif on the main page". What count-down gif? I don't see one. The count-down is made with javascript. Have a look, it even calculates the difference between your computer's time and the server, so it will always give you the correct countdown. Try it! Change your computer's clock, then reload the page!!

-Elvis

11:23 AM  
Blogger swishin41 said...

Hmmm know I found some other stuff out Z-theta 9
Z=7 in roman
theta=9
9=9

799? I don't know
Also the new thing that came up X13600 Imminent. Well X13600 is a code name for cataloguingthe fruit fly. I googled it. So maybe it's just another ARG for Halo. Fly and bee are close.

1:46 PM  
Blogger FunkyCherryGirl said...

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1:52 PM  
Blogger swishin41 said...

Yeah the site is registered to theplanet.com. Which is an ip Site. So it could just be further marketing for them. They also provide their servers for video games. Is there anyway to edit my post. I kind of but know instead of now.

1:54 PM  
Blogger FunkyCherryGirl said...

I'm still pretty new to blogging my self so even being the creator of this blog I couldn't tell you whether you can change your post SWISHIN41 - sorry!!

2:31 PM  
Blogger Cerberus said...

>>You are correct, this is not a terrorist act, nor is it a hoax.<<

>>It is not affiliated with video games or movies.<<

>>Think on what the map signifies<<

>>Think on what the time and date represents from the history of this country.<<

>>Use your head, everything is part of the_[LF P$X419<<

ES-12 02129BB8610611052592E26B383800618943025315F869E4E1F094710124429EB1032872F519090F
57E4137B61487B4E2430033E04614360930041B22E537E151EB7536794B63BF90EF37F9B1477F893
07B7F3432822519221E061F83701412F80B84143E1257

ARPnet incoding: 3-11 402a

4:20 PM  
Blogger FunkyCherryGirl said...

CERBERUS? Do you have something to do with Eon8?

4:52 PM  
Blogger FunkyCherryGirl said...

I'm from the UK so I would appreciate it CERBERUS if you could tell me which country you mean and also what all that gobbledeegook is at the bottom? Can anyone help out on this? >>Use your head, everything is part of the_[LF P$X419<<

ES-12 02129BB8610611052592E26B383800618943025315F869E4E1F094710124429EB1032872F519090F
57E4137B61487B4E2430033E04614360930041B22E537E151EB7536794B63BF90EF37F9B1477F893
07B7F3432822519221E061F83701412F80B84143E1257

ARPnet incoding: 3-11 402a

5:05 PM  
Blogger Bricktamnland of ytmnd.com said...

THE DATE IS SIGNIFIGANT EITHER BEACUSE IT IS THE BATTLE OF GETYSBURG, OR THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE COMES INTO EXISTANCE, OR ZIP CODES WERE INTRODUCED INTO THE US MAIL, OR THE CIA'S PHOENIX PROGRAM IS ESTABLISHED, OR THE DAY AMERICAN PRIVATEERS ATTACK Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

9:30 PM  
Blogger swishin41 said...

Well the Domain is registered in Texas, so the US where I'm at. Don't really now what is so significant about tomorrow to the US. Uhh the NBA free agent season opens. j\k I think.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Kerberos said...

The Beast Sleeps And All Will Soon Be Revealed.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Bricktamnland of ytmnd.com said...

also the flooding ot eh st. lawrence seaway

10:54 PM  
Blogger Chris Treborn said...

That which is not dead may eternal lie,
And with strange eons even death may die.

12:38 AM  
Blogger LittleBlue said...

ElvisPelvis said to change your computer's time and see what happens. Has anyone tried to set their clock to July 1st (12am I'd assume) so see what happens on the site?

1:03 AM  
Blogger shamesh said...

"ElvisPelvis said to change your computer's time and see what happens. Has anyone tried to set their clock to July 1st (12am I'd assume) so see what happens on the site?"

I tried it and nothing happened

1:15 AM  
Blogger LittleBlue said...

Also, the code is different at the bottom for me, and I am in the central US. Is that significant?

I personally think this is a very clever advertising scheme.

1:17 AM  
Blogger jtxdriggers said...

Both me and my friend tried it from two computers with different IP addresses in the same city, but got different codes at the bottom. I believe the code is specific for each computer.

1:27 AM  
Blogger LittleBlue said...

I'm really starting to believe it's an advertisement. I was discussing it with someone on AIM and they said they believe it to be "beautifully put together advertisment with traps to confuse people even more about it. The difference from this from other mystery campaigns is the numerous traps and "puzzles" which are probably dead ends or irrelevant information"

2:28 AM  
Blogger rossmum said...

Well, whoever is running this clever little scheme doesn't appear able to spell "encoding".

It could be anything, as long as it's not something bad or something related to Halo 3, I really couldn't care less ;)

2:52 AM  
Blogger a6dn76trz said...

Unite.

http://www.eon8crack.tk

5:19 AM  
Blogger Pluto said...

All Will Be Revealed Soon... The Beast Sleeps And The Unseen One Has Awakened... The Time Is Almost Upon Us...

5:30 AM  
Blogger Caesar said...

The End Of An Era Is Upon Us.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Chipper Fairy said...

lol. I think someone is having a gag with you, funkycherrygirl. I'd be very surprised if these people leaving cryptic clues on your blog are anything to do with eon8. For starters, there has been a suspected eon8 minion hanging around in some forums who seems to have some control over the website, so I'm not going to believe anyone else who can't show me the same thing.

So, who have we got here, Ceberous (the demon dog), Chris Treborn (Christ Reborn, ha), Pluto (Roman version of Hades, lord of the underworld), and Caeser think the world is going to end. Nice :o).

Personally, I think it's just an experiment to see how many people they can get from all over the world to log onto their site. Interesting study into how word can spread around the internet :-).

7:30 AM  
Blogger gailann said...

What if this thing is just a month countdown? We've tried stuff and when you change the clock to July 3rd it goes up to 28 days

10:12 AM  
Blogger gailann said...

UPDATE:

I chanegd to clock to February 28th, and guess what? Same time

10:25 AM  
Blogger Plunderer said...

It's a viral marketing campaign.

The EON8 is a new cell-phone by motorolla, I believe.

11:13 AM  
Blogger charlottmc said...

July 1st in History
1940: Channel Islands occupied by German forces
1948: Berlin Airlift, supplying Berlin's zones by air
1962: Rwanda and Burundi become independent countries
1991: Warsaw Pact officially disbanded

****The Battle of Gettysburg began on July 1, 1863

On July 1, 1898, Theodore Roosevelt and his volunteer cavalry, the Rough Riders, stormed
Kettle Hill, then joined in the capture of the San Juan Hill complex. Thus they helped
to secure a U.S. victory in the Battle of Santiago, the decisive battle of the
short-lived Spanish-American War.

On July 1, 1847, the United States Post Office issued its first stamps

Lots more:
http://www.brainyhistory.com/days/july_1.html

12:14 PM  
Blogger DieHardDeus said...

I wen't to that site and felt like I was in Deus Ex or somthing. It kind of felt like MJ12.

(and deus ex is says DE-Us EEX, NOT day-youse ex or deu sex)

12:26 PM  
Blogger gailann said...

I just had a thought. If this were something terrirristical, and those dots were, say, detonation sites, why would they want to destroy the entire planet? What would comes from that?

1:44 PM  
Blogger Pluto said...

TGV0IFJlY2tvbmluZyBDb21l
Rm9yIFRoZSBUaW1lIE9mIEp1ZGdlbWVudCBJcyBVcG9uIFVz

3:55 PM  
Blogger Christ will Win said...

Pluto said...
All Will Be Revealed Soon... The Beast Sleeps And The Unseen One Has Awakened... The Time Is Almost Upon Us...

Kerberos said...
The Beast Sleeps And All Will Soon Be Revealed.

Caesar said...
The End Of An Era Is Upon Us.

These people are satanists. The Unseen one is the devil. If you are christian and have read the book of revelations you will know who the beast is. He is basicly like the anti-christ. These satanists are saying that the beast is sleeping and it will awaken on july the 1st.

ALL OF YOU MUST BE LOYAL TO GOD. FOR THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST WILL SHORTLY FOLLOW.

...BRACE YOURSELFS!

6:47 PM  
Blogger Reese_Da_Nerd said...

I translated Plutos last comment. Its in base64, and it says "Let Reckoning Come"
"For The Time Of Judgement Is Upon Us"
Wierd Stuff.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Have Faith said...

No it is not wierd at all. For you see the beast will bring reckoning opon us all. We will be judged and all whom apose satan will suffer. Fortunatly if you stay loyal to God, Christ will save you in his Second coming.

Let I remind you pluto is a satanist. He will say things like that.

Everyone stay true to God and Jesus Christ will save you.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Have Faith said...

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8:09 PM  
Blogger shamesh said...

How do you know Pluto isn't full of shit? Face it, no one has any way of knowing for certain if someone is affiliated with eon8.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Sai said...

Well... There is but a few minutes left in the countdown. I beleive we have been approching this in the wrong way. It is still possible to log into the site, although hacking into it hasn't lead us anywhere. I believe there is a riddle behind the codes - a manual way to find a way to log in using a Username and Password... Everything is given to us we just have to find out how to use it... Somebody needs to find a way to log into the system... and it only takes one person finding out the username and password to spread it to everyone else.

Now, in another blog, (I forget where, but my friend was explaining it to me) he found an Email address (security@eon8.com)of which he attempted to communicate to. I believe that could possibly be a lead to find out the user name... Heck, it might just BE the user name... But assuming that it is, a password is still needed, yes? Look closely at what Cerebrus said earlier.

>>Think on what the map signifies<<

>>Think on what the time and date represents from the history of this country.<<

>>Use your head...

That is our closest lead on finding it... provided that he isn't bulls**ting us. The time and date, if you plug in july 1 in wikipedia, something comes up concerning Evolution and Charles Darwin... That perked my intrest when I saw that, because the project on the eon8 website was called "Project X13600," which if you plug into google comes up to be an mRNA of a Fruit fly... Connection? Perhaps... The map however... there are so many different perspectives of the map i just don't know what to believe... I still think that whatever the map is should link back to project X13600 and the fruit flies... and evolution... wouldn't it be creepy if the experiment that is scheduled for july 1st with the fruit plies in zero gravity was actually some scheme to evolve us or somthing? Lol... something probably stright out of a Stephen King Novel... Anyway, I'm stumped...

I guess there isn't enough time left to find out the username and password to log on... so i guess we will just have to wait for our imminent doom. =P

8:54 PM  
Blogger Sai said...

Uh... Nothing Happened?

9:05 PM  
Blogger stormrage34 said...

I did some looking up on google, yeah i know the countdown is over, but i noticed it said what happened on the history of the countdown. Well i came up with alot but what caught my eye was the fact that the Department of Justice, for america, was established on July 1st. Thought this would be intresting.
Cya

9:56 PM  
Blogger shamesh said...

Alright I gotta say this...

To all you Bible-thumpers who thought the Rapture was upon us, I believe the term word be 'pwned'.

1:09 AM  

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