According to the story that is one heck of a wild happening and would make sense with the amount of gold and silver they acquired. For example, in “The Thrill of the Chase” poem, there are 23 W’s, and W is the 23rd letter of our alphabet. The following is a reprint of "The Beale Papers" published in 1885 by J. It seems whenever there is some such mystery someone thinks it relates to the Masons or Knight’s are decoded as incorrect letters. It word and if that didn't seem to give the right letter, then attempt to find a correct decoding by consulting an adjacent word Only the second cipher has been solved. This is the second time someone used my ideas from that website without giving credit.Someone else even used my words verbatim. If not I can give you some information. When I first learned about the Beale treasure story, A Declaration is unknown. New Result: The Beale Treasure Story is Likely to be True Beale's Papers, Ciphers, and Key: The Order Created Ferdinand C. Hutter, Anonymous Author Double Encipherment Explained How Cipher No. So, is it coincidence then, that within the Beale Papers there are: Three ciphers in the Beale Papers additional confirmation and to identify the full set of cipher numbers corrected on the basis of the identified trial to explain the clerical errors that Beale made in preparing his key were issues much too complex to be dealt with in a small So, to me, the only sure way would be that he left the key in the box. decoded text are correct to start with. Other strong support for the Declaration to be the key for the remaining two elusive ciphers is an extreme anomaly found when it is applied to Beale Cipher 1. March 1 1819 Letters at Post Office New Orleans 3 people (Beale,morriss,TheWriter But can they be solved? We will be looking at some of them and there stories on this site. From a perusal of the cipher The tale includes; “The papers enclosed herewith will be unintelligible without the key, which will reach you in time, and will be found merely to state the contents of our depository, with its exact location, and a list of names of our party, with their places of residence, etc.”. manaloneblog.wordpress.com. For example: there is a consistent usage of durations of 23. Thus, during decipherment the affected cipher numbers lol. These are the numbers for the first cipher. 4, 1776, is also found (by luck) in the pamphlet's Declaration. to decode No. Perhaps the most famous of 19th century Masons was Albert Pike, who had this to say about the number 3: “There are three Degrees in Blue Masonry…The candidate gains admission by three raps, and three raps call up the Brethren. This mystery of VA has been on my radar for a few years. If the pamphlet's author had used this string of cipher numbers, he would have needed to number only the first 140 The author also made several editing changes to the actual decipherment of No. For the full story, check the Museum's Beale Cryptograms Page. Some beautiful national forest up on there…you should have an awesome time! The papers will not make sense without the key to decode them. However, the author also recognized a counting error. Thanks for posting some of your findings. It seems probable that after 2, he would have recognized that Beale Bible passages, other government papers, classic books, etc. What Happened to the Beale Party and Their Treasure. 2. :) I will be happy to. means that if the author had correctly numbered the first 140 words in his Declaration (as conjectured), and deciphered the The process most likely consisted of parsing the decoded string of letters into words . Moreover, the fact that cipher 4) – The first deposit was made by Beale in November of 1819. What I found provides, beyond a shadow of a doubt, proof that the Papers were indeed penned as a highly complex Masonic allegory; written in celebration of a event unique in the history of Freemasonry. The three lights represent the Sun, Moon, and Mercury; Osiris, Isis and Horus; the Father, the Mother, and the Child; Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty; Hakamah. If one takes a protractor and first draws a circle 33-miles emanating from Robert Morris’ hotel in Lynchburg, and then produces another at 3.98 miles from Buford’s, the two intersect twice. I have not plagerized your work. My additional examples of 3, which you did not come up with (I’m assuming)- Beale would stay at Morriss’ hotel for 3 months, 3 spans of 23, 3 reasons why Morriss chose the unknown author: (friendship, youth, confidence), One edition of the Beale Papers begins with the number 3. And knowing the one coded message was cracked by using the Declaration of Independence, it would indicate they all might be. Did you know that Forrest just referenced the HOD (part of the Kabbalah Tree) in a post Jenny had last week? The source of Beale's I prove this in my new book “Solving the Beale Papers”. Zodiac Killer Ciphers: Between 1966 and 1974 the Zodiac killer sent these encrypted messages to the police. I’m not trying to sell books here, but I strongly believe I’ve solved the Beale Paper mystery- and that there is in fact, no treasure to be had. "I." Although a lucid message isn’t given, a string of numbers within the coded page deciphers to a very suspicious alphabetical sequence. numbers in sequence and consulting the key to see if the referenced words decode correctly. I’ve been looking at cross-up into other puzzles. incorrect. Throughout the 19th century, the degrees of Cryptic Rite were never formally recognized as required for a Mason. Jun 2010. Funny its about an hour and 10 minutes from where I live and I’ve never been there. The first was meant to locate the treasure. made one or more clerical errors in preparing his key. (The paper that had no connection with the Declaration). I am aware that this certainly cuts strongly towards the "hoax" theory of the Beale Ciphers but is not conclusive as it could also be interpreted to cut towards a "confederate gold" theory of the Beale Ciphers as well as one or two other theories. I suspect something is wrong. In 1820, Thomas Beale met and befriended Robert Morriss, a Virginia innkeeper. Richard- no one, including myself, can claim that they came up with the idea that there were: 3 ciphers, 3 visitors, 3 Beale Letters, 3 types of treasure, 3 deposits of treasure. His compromise, or way out, was Because of this, it is important to note the dates used by Beale in his letters to Morris. I would need to get up to speed, but that would happen quickly. What if the guy who recieved the paper had no idea what to do with the (one cypher) so he wrote the other two using the declaration as the key and them sold these papers, which is part of the story, because he couldn’t figure out what else to do with it. If not I can direct you to its location where there is a gift shop and you might get some cool history or info on it… The original tavern of TJB burned down right behind the new one which is on the side of US221 in Montvale…, https://www.google.com/maps/@37.386565,-79.737091,3a,75y,214.42h,78.28t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sUn3W3bJiob9KblRsGtnagA!2e0, That is the front view, and I believe its a gift shop now for the Beale story. Instead of replacing each word in the secret message with a number, you replace each letter in the secret message with a number. There are three principal officers of the Lodge, three lights at the Altar, three gates of the Temple; all in the East, West and South. A variant of the Vigenère cipher, which uses numbers instead of letters to describe the sequence of shifts, is called a Gronsfeld cipher. By the late 1970s, members The two Degrees of Royal Master and Select Master were first combined by Jeremy L. Cross on March 21, 1818. The Declaration printed in Ward's pamphlet is not consistent with any of the 321 Declarations, showing that it came But, if Lynchburg residents had known the amount of his key, and that number 308 was intended to refer to word 309 and that number 316 was intended to refer to word 317. The author could have used Richard- of the examples of three that I provide, how many of them did you provide (I haven’t looked at your material- so you tell me)? 1 and No. A beale cipher is a modified Book Cipher. This would permit other occurrences of these same cipher numbers to be conveniently decoded as well, which would also serve Again, this would be further evidence that Beale very likely made a mistake in preparing https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/540277/beale-ciphers-buried-treasure The letter by letter method makes it easier to encode a message with unusual words that may not appear in the book. 2, a tally of these cipher numbers and their corresponding decoded letters could have been maintained, perhaps in a list. The mysterious codes supposedly gave directions to a treasure buried in a secret location in Bedford County, Va., in the 1820s. large numbers was encountered, without being able at once to be decoded, such strings could be passed over and decoded later, Beale Cipher Decoded. The Beale ciphers are a set of three ciphers that are supposed to reveal the location of a buried treasure of gold, silver and jewels. 2 was decoded by continuing with the 22nd cipher number, and decoding made by Beale in numbering his copy of the Declaration, and thereby permit No. is a major variant found in 112 of the 321 different Declarations printed prior to 1823, and it is found in many Declarations Three voices in its narrative (Beale’s, Morriss’, and the unknown author’s) of the Beale treasure story. The Declaration reprinted in the pamphlet contains the word "inalienable" (word 95). 3 Beale Letters The third was meant to detail which of his kin was to receive the treasure I considered looking into this some time ago right after I was done with “A Treasure’s Trove,” but I figured it could wait since it has been so long without a complete solve (if there is one), and I had other things more pressing at the time. It wasn't long before I realized that such work was extremely tedious. ... De Beale cijfers (of Beale Papers) zijn een reeks van drie ciphertexts, waarvan er één naar verluidt stelt de locatie van een begraven schat van goud, ... Unsolved Mysteries; en de 2011 Onafhankelijkheidsverklaring aflevering van de History Channel TV tonen Brad Meltzer's Decoded. Yesterday, I discussed whether the Beale Codes are real or a giant hoax. the preface to the book. Binah, and Daath; Gedulah, Geburah and Tepareth. I just thought it was odd that numbers in one of the papers were much larger than in any of the other 2 papers. In 1980, computer scientist Jim Gillogly claimed that he had deciphered another line of the code, but that it was filled with anomalies and senseless words that suggested to him that the whole thing was a hoax. Numbers are constant and mean the same thing to everyone- regardless of what universe you’re from. Comments are closed. On Monday, I posted the second installment. In 1885, a pamphlet, detailing a tale of hidden treasure and including three pages of numerical codes to solve for the location of the story’s secreted stash, was published by James B. creator of cipher No. the wording in each of them. leave this entirely to conjecture. Wherever there be treasure! The second was made December, 1821, and consisted of nineteen hundred and seven pounds of gold, and twelve hundred and eighty eight pounds of silver; also jewels, obtained in St. Louis in exchange for silver to save transportation, and valued at 13,000. The Key to the Beale Ciphers has been found. I recalled that the author of the pamphlet said "With this idea, a test was made of every book I could Richard- You’ve never provided me with anything nor did I canvass Ron Gervais’ website for stuff to steal and then not credit people for it. If you are interested in a direct and even more shocking tie-up between the Fandango and Thrill, I can work it up pretty quickly, and post. Even before numbering additional and once that was accomplished he was able to figure out the counting errors that Beale made, and hence was able to prepare text, greatly reducing the amount of time necessary to examine each passage of text. Last Friday, I posted the first story in a short series about the mysterious Beale Treasure. 1776 was not mentioned in order to puzzle the reader It’s such a neat story, Iron Will. happened to contain an extra word not found in Beale's Declaration, or vice versa. While I am perfectly willing to answer any question and back up my claim on this site, it may be easier if you write me- or check out my new publication. I don’t actually believe there is a ‘treasure as described ‘ to be found….but do feel the codes could be deciphered to provide answers to a mystery hidden in the Beale Papers. of cipher No. error in Beale's Declaration occurs somewhere between word 241 ("invariably") and word 247 ("design"). The pamphlet's author There is a animated short film about the ciphers which is … In other words, the cipher would be decoded in the usual Less obvious is the fact that there are 56 total names on the DOI; and 56-23 = 33. They found gold in the area what is now the town of Summitville, CO. the pamphlet's Declaration and the string of 21 cipher numbers taken from the beginning of No. 1) – The Beale Papers state the Beale party arrived in Santa Fe in December of 1817. fact there was a bit of luck involved in the selection of Beale's Declaration and the author's Declaration, which is worthwhile to decode No. Then, he would have discovered that cipher numbers 807 and 647 were not decoded as letters "V" and Because of that, their governance varied from state to state. given above, namely, I HA_E DEPOS_TED IN THE CO. Cipher Mysteries readers in the US may well have watched Brad Meltzer’s recent “Decoded” episode on the Declaration of Independence. The directions to the vault area, construction details, talley of the pots plus contents and the final directions leading to the Beale Vault were entirely decoded from this cipher and no other. while at the same time correcting certain of the decoded letters. Solving a cipher is perfectly easy if you have the key, but that’s the problem. Today, the rite is better known as “Cryptic Rite”. Much later, when the author decided to publish the Beale Papers in No further letters arrived, and neither Beale nor any of his associates was ever heard from again. An equally serious problem could potentially arise if the author's copy of the Declaration The website also talks about why the ciphers didn't need to be decoded. R    D     A   B   O   A     T      The twenty-one cipher numbers are these: 115, In the discussion that follows, I shall refer to the And if he knew this information- maybe it is important to a deeper level to the ‘story’ if the story as told is not fully correct?? each number one at a time until reaching the end of cipher No. Numbers are everything to Masons, for they believe God cannot speak in language as these are human-created and thus the meanings of words open for interpretation. Buddy, McKinley and Scott meet with a treasure hunter who has a complex algorithm for decoding the location of a historic treasure. Because, if one numbers the signatures located at the bottom of the actual Declaration of Independence, starting from the top left, and working downwards, column-by-column, one finds that the 23rd signature is Robert Morris; the same name (albeit with one less S), as Robert Morriss the innkeeper. 2, many of these people would have been discouraged before ever beginning the task. if the author was not so astute and did not recognize the emerging pattern immediately, he would most likely have noticed Mysterious Disappearance of Beale & Company. You can thank Mr Stewart for using the concept of 3 in the Beale Papers Without giving me credit for it. would be more appealing and convincing, if the author had explained how he went about his work of decoding No. as numbers like 807, 647, 811, 308, and 316 were successfully decoded, on the basis of their context in the partially decoded I prove this in my new book “Solving the Beale Papers”. Why the Beale Papers are centered in Virginia is due to Virginia’s peculiar relationship with Cryptic Rite. negatively impact the sale of pamphlets. Many in fact, most Declarations printed before 1823 contain the word "unalienable." 3 “Keys” in Beale’s Letters procure." Whether this decipherment would lead to the supposed millions worth of treasure, however, as said within the tale, continues to be another debated topic. 2, rather than Featured Question with Forrest: Pirates and Treasures, Secret and Sensitive Information: Questions with Duncan. Three reasons why Morriss chose the unknown author: (friendship, youth, confidence) Beale’s treasure is buried in the literal center, the heart, of the Commonwealth. The Vigenère cipher is an improvement of the Caesar cipher, by using a sequence of shifts instead of applying the same shift to every letter. So much for honor, I meant to add that I do not believe some Masonic Conspiracy led to The Beale papers. This trip, however, is specifically for scouting out Beale Territory. Why is 23 important? Less obvious is the fact that the anonymous author is given the box in 1862- and waits until 1885 to publish- another 23-years. the purposely misnumbered Declaration printed in the pamphlet. [PDF] Beale Cipher Pdf | new! Arguably, I noticed an intriguing thing about the Beale papers. Thank you Jenny for your website. and he sites Ron Gervais in his paper so I know he could have read my previous paper on Gervais’ The above is securely packed in iron pots, with iron covers. When we visited the Peaks of Otter and then the National D Day memorial in Bedford, we made an all too brief excursion around the area. Numbering each word in a copy of the Declaration of Independence and then taking the first letter of the word which corresponded to the number listed on Beale Paper 2, a message was revealed. as an additional confirmation that the entries in the accumulated list were indeed correct. Far more amazing, is the fact that if one extends the protractor to either the western or eastern tip of Virginia, and then does a full rotation, it is easy to note that its circumference hits the extreme tip of the State- as it appeared prior to the Civil War (in other words, when West VA was part of VA). Beale Ciphers – In 1885 a small pamphlet was published in Virginia containing encrypted messages. The only accurate information I have on the area is the locations of the Black Horse Tavern, and Bufords Tavern. The It sure sounded like the author had examined many books and documents before selecting and using the Declaration However many people have questioned why Beale would require three separate ciphers each with a separate purpose. Many remain unsolved. Binah, and Daath; Gedulah, Geburah and Tepareth. Oh and here is an explanation of the two and why they were so important to making Buford’s Tavern such a well known and respected tavern for travelers…. I find, however, that written within the story is a sentence which leans towards the decipherment of the remaining two codes to actually suggest they use the same key as Beale Paper 2 (the Declaration), but seemingly with additional steps involved for decoding 1 and 3. It so happens that the phrase "institute a new government" So I can speak with some authority about these 321 Declarations. Beale Cipher Decoded Part 3: Hoaxist (Documentary) - YouTube context. Saying YOU came up with them is like taking credit for algebra. 5, 196, 308, 85, 52, 160, 136, 59, 211, 26, 9, 46, 316, 554, 122, U      N   T    F      O   F     made by Beale in preparing his key and the Declarations used by Beale and the pamphlet's author are important aspects of the that readers would want to see how No. 2 are deciphered (omitting They reburied it in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. I do believe the tale could all be Masonic in nature. What are the Beale Ciphers? In 1820, Beale would stay at Morriss’ hotel for three months Because 33 points to a third Robert Morris; Robert Morris the Grand Master of Kentucky, who became a Mason at Oxford Lodge #33, in Oxford, Mississippi. However, Beale's Declaration can be partially reconstructed using the decipherment of cipher No. Would you have any locations of those less known about? 2 and his copy of the Declaration. pamphlet's Declaration. Originally in the forefront, the Commonwealth dissolved its Grand Council in 1841, declaring it invalid- subsequently, they not only could not accept the authority of the new General Grand Council, they couldn’t even be approached, as there was no independent Cryptic presence. Moreover, it was the author's intention to say in the pamphlet that Yet, using the same method of numbering the Declaration and taking the first letters for Beale Papers 1 and 3’s numbers provides only gibberish. No. Buford’s Tavern had another tavern in Black Horse Gap, called the Black Horse Tavern..which I think is part of the Appalachian Trail… here is a picture http://runtrails.net/2009/sept28.htm, Do you know where the Old Buford’s Tavern is? 2. That tactic would have allowed the author to correctly decode 90 percent of the cipher numbers in No. words in each candidate key text. #20. Since then he replaced that that mistakes made in numbering the words in a candidate key text would cause some letters in the decoded plain text to be examined further to see if they could be decoded by replacing the decoded letter with some other letter on the basis of the surrounding No. It is not wholly believed the lists of numbers are random, though. There are three principal officers of the Lodge, three lights at the Altar, three gates of the Temple; all in the East, West and South. Then the thrid (string of letters)paper he got lazy and decided that it would be unlikely that anyone would get that far and by then he would have already profited the money. It has been proven that a Thomas ‘Beall’ did pass through St. Louis at the time the story said TBeale did (1820), because this name is listed in the postmaster’s list of St. Louis. numbers 807 and 647 are not decoded, but instead represented as spaces, actually makes it easier to see probable The Beale Ciphers continues to be one of my favorites(but I have many..lol)….. If this is the case, then there is nothing to solve. Also, tracking the 33. to the present discussion. The “Thrill” poem itself echos the Hermetic “AS above, SO below” if you look at the first words of the first and last verse. Part of the Beale Cipher In later years there have been continuing claims from people saying that they have cracked some of the Beale Code. The talk was presented at the Second Beale Cipher Symposium, 1979, and published 2 had been decoded or attempts And, maybe he hoped on the off chance someone did solve the other code maybe they’d share the actual loot with him since he was the one that turned them on to the quest, or a finders fee if you will. I first told this in a paper on Ron Gervais’ website Beale Cipher Analysis. They were supposed to lead to a treasure but were never solved. There is another more elegant way, but not obvious. 3)Only one of the three Beale Ciphers has been solved Beale Papers #2 (solved) The ‘author’ did have one success during his efforts to decipher the Beale Papers. I sure don’t Jenny…I wish I could help you there. The surname Morriss is used 33 times in the Papers. Beale Cipher Decoded. Yet, cipher number 3 using just a few different candidate key texts. The fact is, you and I BOTH see the same thing; that the number 3 is foundational to the Papers, and this is why I first believed they were Masonic in nature, as the use as numbers as allegory is central to Masonry. in the key. treasure story. And, once that happened, he would have been on his guard to decode cipher numbers by first looking at the referenced Once Jeremy L. Cross perfected his system for the organizing of Royal and Select Masters Councils he commenced the issuing of warrants in the summer of 1819 based upon this system for all existing and future Councils. found in Beale's Declaration, though not present in the original Dunlap broadside printed by John Dunlap the night of July I recommend that you read the preface. and making trial decipherments. 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