I think the journal is written in Norwegian. It has the umlaut (two dots over the letter). But I can't figure out yet what it says. If you turn the page upside down and then flip it horizontally, the letters are readable, but I can't seem too separate them. Maybe the letters are Caesar shifted.
I looked up "umlaut" since I don't know much about it. I think the only letters with umlauts are A, O and U.
Who else sees something else that has to do with Norway?
Got my link this morning, thank you artofhiddenmessages .
The only thing I've managed to work out is the lighthouse so far. It took a lot of searching but I'm very happy with my findings, no idea what I'm meant to do with the information yet though.
I've managed to work out the lighthouse, the insect, the symbols next to the lighthouse, the references around the lighthouse, and a link to 1905.
I can't for the life of me work anything out of the writing or the rest of the numbers though. There's definitely something there when flipped vertically as roundabout has said (the same as 180 degrees and horizontal), and it's interesting that you've mentioned Norwegian because there's a link to Norway in one of the references. This is going to frustrate me until someone gets it
I've now got something from all of the numbers. Just the writing that's giving me trouble
Last Edit: Aug 5, 2019 7:10:31 GMT -5 by inatimate1
I finally got the beetle, it is common to Central and North America! I don't think it's Norwegian. Only German and Hungarian use that frequently. I have tried some transposition ciphers but all I didn't really get anything.
The writing is still really bothering me too! If you just hold a mirror under it and read it in the mirror, it's easier to see actual letters. (I was looking at the writing wrong before when I was seeing umlauts.) I think it might mean something that it's cursive. And maybe that it's reflected.
I thought I had identified those long curvy squiggly shapes...but I don't know what to use that for.
Last Edit: Aug 5, 2019 10:22:30 GMT -5 by roundabout
If you look at the drawings in the background, one looks like a lunar eclipse. The sun is in the foreground, then the earth in the middle and the moon in the background. Of course, it could be a different alignment, not sure.
I was working on this yesterday. I haven't solved it, but I'll share my ideas at about 9PM eastern, 6PM pacific, tonight on my Priddle Monday livestream show, assuming a solution isn't sent in next few hours. If you are watching the saved broadcast, it will be at approximately 60 minutes into the Youtube video.
Post by artofhiddenmessages on Aug 5, 2019 17:45:06 GMT -5
I have sent the armchair hunt to a total of 63 people so far! I have had a few answers submitted, but no correct ones so far. It appears as though there are quite a few people busy working on this one!
I will try to tune in to AJ's YouTube show tonight...but don't expect any clues. It is too early for that! Good luck everyone!