My apologies in advance for this very long (and, no doubt, typographical error-ridden) post. My only excuse is that it closes a rather wide circle, and ends by locating the new home of the secret society of True Immortals.
I would like to open by quoting something Oxadrenals once said to me: “Hafeems are mortals; they just die more slowly than most people.” When I stated in my last post that SENSF is run by mortals alone, I meant to exclude the category of True Immortals, but not that of Hafeem. Let me now explain in detail.
On July 19th, I posted a photograph of a man I claimed in a subsequent post to be a possible Hafeem working as a venture capitalist for life extension projects, including SENSF. The evidence I presented then was slim to non-existent, as several readers noted. I did have additional information, however, regarding the Hafeem I shall call “W.”
As you know, when Glenn set off on his doomed quest, he left two clues for Flyss to find: a photo of a man reflected in the mirror room and anagrams pointing to Aubrey de Grey. What I did not mention is that a week after Glenn’s death the man who’d provided those clues contacted us. To be more precise, he contacted Oxadrenals. His motivation was perhaps double: Remorse for what had happened to Glenn, and increasing fear for his own safety.
To explain his fear, I must give a slight bit of background for those who have not followed this blog closely: Oxadrenals has several times (most recently, yesterday) noted that the great society of Immortal Illuminati has no love for him and his organization of Hafeems. In recent months, that secret society has departed many of its longstanding facilities (as described here and here.) Though we have not known for certain where they departed to, we have been in possession of clues that point toward, among other places, Santa Clara County, California.
And that is also where the SENS foundation is.
W had recently begun to sense the presence of True Immortals near his own home town. It was something of an intuition, the suffocating sensation of a great and secretive force coming closer and growing in strength. Up until then, he’d lived as an isolated Hafeem, aware of Oxadrenal’s group, but unwilling to join. He has now joined Oxadrenals, and is in hiding.
Once he was safely out of harms way, I posted his photo, as already described, and stated that he was a Hafeem. My purpose was to test whether True Immortals are reading this blog. (This occurred before we stumbled upon another way to test that question.) The fact that no secret searches were made of his house, no questions asked at the places he frequented or the foundations to which he contributed, adds additional confirmation that our blog is not known to True Immortals, and, in consequence, that SENSF itself is not infiltrated by them.
It does appear, however, that more than one Hafeem is involved. There is the man we have been speaking about in this post, and at least one other. This only makes sense, for Hafeems, no less than us, have a vital stake in life extension.
And it also appears that we may know where the True Immortals have relocated to: Santa Clara County.
Admittedly, this raises as many questions as it answers. – Stephen
(Thread continued here.)