Friday, 5 September 2014

Cicada 3301 - Epiphany Is Upon You

'Cicada 3301' is the web puzzle that first appeared three years ago. The Dark Net treasure trail which runs fiendishly difficult (or stupidly dense) clues that lead to an unknown treasure that only winners ever find out about. Speculation is that its recruitment test by a major western intelligence agency, but no winner has ever talked. For those interested, this years opening clue was a picture

"Epiphany is upon you"

with the words "Hello. Epiphany is upon you. Your pilgrimage has begun. Enlightenment awaits. Good luck. 3301." .... for the more esoteric amongst you, the puzzle clues apparently take in the works of such people as Black Magician and author of 'The Book of The Law' Aleister Crowley, the 'Agrippa' poem by William Gibson, and 'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' by William Blake.

There are those who claim to have solved it, but who knows .....


  1. Cicadas are enormously annoying creatures which is how I view games and puzzles in general. I'm not bad at them as it happens, and am often asked to help out when a friend gets stuck, when what I would like to do is squash that noisy bug up in the tree.

    1. Don't get many of them round my way .... I only hear them when I go abroad. I actually like the sound and sometimes play it on a Smart-phone App to help get to sleep. I am rubbish at cryptic clues as well .. ah well, “Vive la différence!"


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