Is the ARG now over ?
After an avalanch of updates yesterday, this Twitter account has supposedly exposed the truth. One of the updates is :
"esau solon takes a physics class with me. simionhobbes is my brother. We come from nyu. sorry guys. I'm done. please pass this along."
Also this update on the Wordpress ARG site about the 27Project.ORG website :
"This is Mark Dawber. I’m looking into what’s happening with the site. It’s one that my brother and I setup a few years back, and hasn’t been touched for some time.
I’m waiting for Fasthosts who host it to reset the admin password so we can remove the page that has replaced the gallery. Sorry if that’s not the mystical answer you’re looking for. I’m thinking more “raiders of the lostarg”? "
Update - 21/05/2009 Since claiming that the 27Project site was hacked Mark has now issued this statement :-
“In the spirit of “coming clean” I would now like to retract my previous post and state that I posted the links, hidden base64 codes and images on the 27project.org pages.
The reason I’m owning up is that it appears now that @elliottgraves has gone to great lengths to prepare a good story and provide entertainment for many people. I would be pissed off if I couldn’t tell my story without hijack.
Having said that, I’ve got lots of new 27 content to put on the site.”
So after a fun couple of days it seems to be all over, to all those that said it was fake, congratulations, to all those that participated with the clues, thanks, and for all others with a passing interest please check back soon just in case there is some more fun to be had while we wait for Lost to return.