Wednesday, January 19th, 2000

YOU ARE CURRENTLY SEEING BLOG POSTS IN PROPER CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. While in this mode, the links at the bottom and top of each page are not correctly labeled. However, the left pointing arrow always advances forward in time, and the right pointing arrow retreats.


Friday, January 1st, 2010

Alexandros (whose name we for a time deliberately miswrote as “Antipollus”) is the leader, along with Soraya, of the Immortal Illuminati.

“Antipollus” again

Friday, March 12th, 2010

OK, Flyss.  I give in (as I always do.) I’ll stop trying to rein you in.

For my part, I’m hunting from the safety of my house.  Yesterday, I stumbled across another occurrence of the name “Antiopollus” in a digitalized photo. (Note for new readers: This is the same name as I found in a famous Lincoln photo.)

The message, “z/r Antipollus,” is contained in the .jpg data of this image:

I think we’re looking at some sort of chemical plant. But what does the message mean? My mind goes off in a thousand directions. – Glenn

[Editor's note: His real name is "Alexandros." We were obscuring it at the time, but no longer need to.]

A third message hidden in a digital photo

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Now this one is extremely strange. The containing photo is comically obscene, and I won’t post it, but the content reads: “Firth of the Fist: meet at Froth of the Foot. Ox Adrenals.” This  message can only be a parody of the instructions contained in the Lincoln photo:”3rd of the blue&black: meet at 0303etc.” And “Ox Adrenals” is an anagram of the actual name that we are deliberately miswriting as “Antipollus.” [Editor's note: We later revealed the true name to be "Alexandros."]

What this appears to imply is that someone both knows about Immortals and feels ready to parody them.  What kind of person could do that?? — Glenn

But it’s not on Google Earth

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

First, I never said anything about Immortals living here.  That must have been on your own brain.  All I know is that (a) The BH, who is known to be chasing an Immortal, visited the dish the day after he visited a chemical factory that by coincidence had just been featured online with a secret message from Antipollus hidden inside. (b) This is the same Antipollus who has something to do with the non-mortal person Glenn saw at Antietam way back when. (c) It’s a weird place, and so’s the factory. (c) What are they doing way out in the middle of nowhere, and with armed guards? (I forgot to mention, the dish has guards too.)

Second, the dish isn’t on Google Earth.  If you plug in its GPS location, you see a whole lot of dirt and bushes.

Third, the neighbors don’t know about it either, because there aren’t any neighbors.  It’s really out in deepest nowhere, and the roads to get here aren’t marked.  (I had a map courtesy of the GPS tracker I stuck in the BH’s car.)

I’m not so much thinking Immortal hideouts as secret government installations. But why is someone chasing an Immortal taking side trips to visit secret government installations? — Flyss

The same two people

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

A little history before I get to the blockbuster of Flyss’s post.

Just over a year ago, I saw two people meet on Antietam National Battlefield. One of them I recognized from photos in the crowd at the Kennedy assassination.  In the intervening 45 years, he hadn’t aged at all. That was our first discovery, the one that got this all started.

But I didn’t get a photograph of them. In order to get evidence that would hold up, Flyss and I undertook a long search, described in the fixed page titled the “First Proof.”  Eventually, we found incontrovertible proof of a another person who doesn’t age. We followed his trail from 1963 to 1995, with photos enough to prove matters even to a skeptic like Stephen. But then we lost track of him again.

Kate, however, hypothesized that there might be other people tracking him. Sure enough, we discovered that a former CIA agent we’ve nicknamed the Bounty Hunter was on his trail. It proved much easier to track him than track the Aussie himself.

The BH led Flyss on an interesting chase. I won’t recount all the details here, except to mention that he apparently kidnapped an old man who was living underground way out in the country. This led us to the notion of Hafeems (people who age, just very slowly), but lost us our GPS tracker in the BH’s car.

The BH, however, had placed a GPS tracker in someone else’s car.  Flyss managed to discover that car, and plant her own tracker, which led her to another, very different underground tunnel. Quite sensibly, she didn’t stick around to study the place.  But she inserted a remote camera. And, a few days later, it transmitted this photo of two people meeting near the mouth of the tunnel (and quite out in the middle of nowhere.)

It’s the same two people I saw at Antietam, after I read a message written by Antipollus and addressed to ” 3rd of the blue&black.“  One, at least, has to be at least in his seventies, considering his age back at the Kennedy assassination. But he looks like a young man of 25. The woman on both occasions wore a black dress with blue trim. — Glenn

Two organizational hierarchies

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Great work! This potentially ties together several loose ends, and lets us draw the beginnings of two organizational hierarchies.

The Laughing One” is obviously no friend of Antipollus, considering the message he left in that third photo. Just as certainly, “The Servant” works for the blue&blacks, and is accepted as a messenger at those various facilities in the “off the map” area. However, the Bounty Hunter put a GPS tracker in The Servant’s car. Considering the first photo message, the blue&blacks follow the instructions of Antipollus. [Editor’s note: We now know that they are actually servants of Soraya, and that Soraya works closely with Antipollus/Alexandros.] Hence, it is reasonable to guess that the Bounty Hunter is a servant of Laughing One, and that there is antagonism between the Laughing One/BH and Antipollus/Blue&black/Servant axis.

As far as a possible migration goes, I’m looking for direct evidence of that.  Of course, part of the value of being off the map would have been to allow such a migration to occur in secret. Where would they have gone? — Glenn


Monday, May 31st, 2010

We have now verified it: We have actually been contacted by the person we know as Laughing One. See the comments following the previous post.

More technically, he (or she) is someone with access to all the information Laughing One has sent us. But, since we know him in no other way than via that information, it amounts to the same thing. The implications are far reaching, and include the very real risk that Antipollus (not his real name) and others will also contact us. We have recently increased our security, and are believe that we are not traceable, but if so we wish to reiterate: We have no intention of exposing personally identifiable information about any of you.  – Stephen

[Addendum for our readers: A full recap of what we know about the person we call Laughing One can be found here.]

Why we don’t just get along

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Stephen asked me to write a brief post explaining why my guys don’t get along with their guys (nor my gals with their gals, etc.), as it’s a subject in the background recently.

Basically, high minded as we try to be, Hafeems and True Immortals bump each other on the chins.  Not one-on-one. It’s happened a lot that a young True Immortal gets mentored by a Hafeem. But once True Immortals get pretty old they usually find us irritating pretenders; and we don’t like them much either because they never get wrinkles or nose hairs.

Not to be so flip, I’m in favor of physical immortality for all, they’re not and hence the problem. I’m doing some things to to get there the SENS foundation never dreamed of, and the upshot is that  I’m racing toward a head on collision with the Trueimms (God, they’d hate to be -called that, but a reader suggested it and I approve) when they step athwart my plans. This fall or winter at the latest the showdown starts.

Now, about a delicate subject: The Eldest, (blessed She) has not taken sides. To use her own words, she chooses to “hold the powers equal and let chance decide.” The one power is my group, the other power is Antipollus and his True Immortal Illuminati (with Sollaya and the Blue&blacks and bunches of others.) Truth be told, Antipollus is a hell of a lot stronger than me. (Smarter too, richer, wiser, cleverer, more perceptive … but I’m twice as handsome.) If he stepped in with all his might I’d be boot polish.

But the Eldest (blessed She) is stronger than either of us, and she’s holding us apart. In the mean time, we’re getting closer and close, and the pressure is building, and if she decides to stop maintaining the peace we will snap-to at war, with the hounds of hell baying and sniffing each other’s butts, and the cats of hell massing into vast cat herds, and also lots of shouting. And killing, and guns and nasty comments so hurtful they can never be taken back. Or worse. — Oxadrenals

The current balance of forces

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Continuing where Flyss left off.

Here’s my attempt at an analysis.

As we’ve noted in various posts, there has recently been a consolidation of True Immortal force in Santa Clara County, California. Some of these Trueimms have decamped from complex installations in the Midwest (including the tunnels shown in that link and these previously off-the-map “factories”) while others merely abandoned nearby garrisons in San Francisco, at the Veteran’s War Memorial.* The two known leaders of these True Immortals  are the individuals we are calling Antipollus and Sollaya.

The county of Santa Cruz abuts Santa Clara County in deep redwood forest along the ridge of the Santa Cruz mountains. This area appears to be more closely associated with a group of Hafeems allied with Oxadrenals.

The two groups appear to be in conflict. The True Immortals are more powerful, but another individual, yet more powerful still, is enforcing an armed peace. This is Yahahnna, called The Eldest.

A particular True Immortal,** “The Aussie,” owns property in Santa Cruz, via one of his ghost children. He does not seem to be allied with others of his kind. His property, however, links to an isolated rock on an isolated beach, and that rock contains a peculiar variation of the famous Illuminati eye and triangle.

Oxadrenals has told us the he hopes to soon find the current location of The Aussie. He also speaks of an event he calls The Big Show, due to occur in the fall of 2010 or the winter of 2011. This event is expected somehow to further the cause of physical immortality for Hafeems and mortals, and is also linked to the enmity between the groups.

The details, however, are obscured by the fog of future events. I believe that in order to unravel them, it may help begin analyzing some symbols. (Continued in my next post) — Straterra

* They may still have a certain brooding presence in San Francisco.

**He could be a Hafeem. But Oxadrenals informs us that he is aging too slowly for that.

Naming Names

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Continued from my last post

(10) Now that the project has reached its climax, the extensive caution we have thus far employed may be relaxed in one of its elements.

(11) We have been calling Oxadrenals great antagonist “Antipollus.” But his true name is Alexandros.*

(12) NOTE: Though Oxadrenals is in conflict with Alexandros, this does not mean that Alexandros is evil. Oxadrenals himself does not regard him as such. There are many sides to this matter. It is a classic conflict of competing goods. Oxadrenals has taken a position, but he respects that of his antagonist.

(13) But Alexandros is implacably opposed to physical immortality for mortals.

(14) Thus the stakes in this final crisis are very high.

(15) There may be a battle.

(16) Oxadrenals himself is not sure he will survive. — Stephen

*Oxadrenals” is an anagram of “Alexandros.” This is another example of the remarkable gifts at word play possessed by our esteemed Hafeem colleague. For not only does it directly mock Alexandros, it is also a pun: The adrenals of oxen are used in Taoist medicine to lengthen life.

Physical Immortality Hanging in the Balance

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Thank you for being so understanding, Flyss! I knew you would.

About physical immortality: It may be really happening. But we’re not there yet. There’s some kind of battle going on between Oxadrenals and Alexandros, with The Eldest playing a role as well. As I understand it, events are coming to a crisis at one or more large underground installations. It could turn out well, but it could turn out very badly. I don’t think anyone can know how it’s going to turn out. But we are really, truly, on the cusp.

Look for a series of important announcements soon.  – Kate

Posted with respect, but also urgency

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

We post this with respect, but with urgency.

As our readers know, Oxadrenals’ and his group are attempting to offer the gift of physical immortality to the world; however, the Immortal Illuminati are (in good faith, and with good intentions) attempting to stop him from doing so. The current moment is therefore one of crisis.

We have already mentioned that a series of narratives about this conflict are about to go online. What we wish to add now is that these narratives will appear online automatically. Stephen has arranged the process. In his opinion, not even the NSA can stop them appearing.

These narratives are written from the perspective of various people involved in the drama. They begin in December of last year, and continue on up to the present. But the present is at a tipping point. We don’t know whether Oxadrenals’ project will be allowed to reach completion, or whether it will be suppressed by Alexandros; whether the world shall receive physical immortality, or it shall not. The final post has not been written.

If Oxadrenals succeeds, these narratives will represent a celebration and chronicle of this great moment in human history. If, however, Alexandros successfully suppresses Oxadrenals, the posts will still appear: and they will tell the whole human world who has deprived them of eternal life.

This is not a threat! We certainly don’t have the temerity to threat such a being as Alexandros. All we want to do is this: Alter the facts on the ground to influence your thoughtful decision making.

Within hours, we will announce the URL of the first installments. — Kate and Stephen

POSTSCRIPT: URL Announced here.

Relationship to the current conflict

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

I agree with the comments of some readers: The early part of this narrative seems remote from the current conflict between the Immortal Illuminati and the Hafeem physical immortality project. But I’ve now been allowed to read to the end of “The Immortal Blair,” and I will say that the connection will eventually become obvious.

As for why we are doling out the parts of the story so slowly: as mentioned earlier, the plan is to influence Alexandros but not to threaten him.

Readers who are impatient with the slow release of The Immortal Blair might consider reading the previously posted narrative titled The Hafeem Saul. It is intended as section 2 in the entire sequence, but as its events occurred 35 years in the past, the order of reading is not crucial. Keep in mind, however, that its writing style is altogether different.

I have been informed that section 3, The Mortal, will be in yet another style altogether: First person present tense written from the perspective of Janice. Oxadrenals told us that Janice herself wrote that section, and in his opinion she is a far better writer than himself or his “scribes.” However, I have not yet seen the material.


Pilgrimage sites of the future?

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

I’ve been following in Blair’s footsteps, partly to verify if the story is true, and partly just to get a feel for our lonely immortal. Also I feel that I’m the first pilgrim to visit what will be pilgrimage sites of the future.

As you’ll already have noticed if you’ve been reading along with The Immortal Blair, our guy has a tendency to paint his world in saturated colors. Here’s the apartment he had been living in when Menniss found him.

Fairly florid digs, wouldnt you say?

His neighbors didn’t have a lot to say about him, except that he was drop-dead gorgeous.

Here’s the Denny’s he arrived at in Kansas City. I found the waitress he flirted with there. She remembered him all right, even though it was almost a year ago! And she verified that he ran out of there chased by a big guy.

If the Immortality Project succeeds, these places will become pilgrimage sites. On the other hand, if the Immortal Illuminati suppress the project, these places will become pilgrimage sites anyway. Alexandros will have to have them razed to the ground and put up razor wire to stop people coming to visit what might have been. –Flyss

P.S. I notice that we’re back in the darkness again.

Still alive down here

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Not to interrupt the story, but I’m still alive down here, in case you’re wondering. In case you’ve entirely forgotten about me, I’m alive just the same.

Here’s where the clock stands now:

The Immortality Project narratives will catch up to present right about when the clock reaches 100%. At least, that’s the plan. But, as the infant grandchild I never had will say when she’s on her deathbed: “Plans are like the suction cups of an amoeba floating in the eyeball of a small green frog hopping from cloud to cloud in a thunderstorm.” (Also, Alexandros has different ideas.)  – Ox

P.S. Keep your eye on Janice. According to the Eldest, she’s the hinge of fate. Why? Because. I happen to like Janice, but that’s not why. Maybe there’s no reason why. Whoever said fate was reasonable? Not me. If you know someone who said so, make ‘em take it back pronto. Not wise to say things like that. Not when it’s raining small green frogs, especially.

The countdown clock explained

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Oxadrenals has posted a “Sequencing Countdown” without explanation. However, the penultimate installment of The Immortal Blair appears to explain what this “countdown clock” refers to: At the present moment, the DNA sample Richard Menniss so violently tore from Blair’s body is undergoing sequencing in order to identify the genetic source of his immortality.* Presumably this is occurring somewhere in Santa Cruz County, most likely hidden underground somewhere among the redwoods.

But installment 13 contains much more than this crucial information. Here’s one quote that caught my attention:

(Blair has, for the first time in his life, abandoned caution and taken a risk with his life. He does so, in a sense, by gathering himself up and throwing himself at Menniss.)

Was this how mortals did it? Blinded themselves at the moment of crisis, for a moment let themselves forget?

The question he’s addressing here is one I have chewed over for some time: Why is it that we mortals are ever willing to risk our lives for pleasure, excitement, profession or for other people? Once life is gone, it’s gone. Yet, people hang-glide, rock-climb, drive drunk and join the army. Is it simply that for a moment we blind ourselves, let ourselves forget? — Stephen

*Of course, even when the sequencing finishes, physical immortality will not be achieved. There will remain many obstacles, even aside from the possible intervention of Alexandros.

Answering some questions

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Remember when Flyss met The Eldest?  One of the things Flyss heard her say is, ”I hold the powers equal and let chance decide.”

I have no idea everything she meant when she said it. But one thing I know she meant, because she told me so, is that she’s protecting The Immortality Project from Alexandros and Soraya with their blue&black militia and their red&white military police. That’s the only reason why the Immortal Illuminati haven’t shut us down. They have an army of suited up knife-throwing fire-eating lovelies ready to move in and protect us from ourselves, but the Eldest is holding the powers equal.

For now. Remember the part about “letting chance decide?” She means it. Any moment, if she wants, she can take back her protection.

As for defending our own selves from Alexandros and company: Well, don’t think see. It’s taking a lot of holding to make the powers equal.

On the one hand, they got armies.

Squaring off against them, we got nearsighted Joe on watch in the Crows Nest, a troupe of butt naked shock troops with their underarmor between their ankles, a set of bright new pennies in all the fuse boxes, and a brigade’s worth of smoke alarms unplugged.

That’ll show ‘em! — Oxadrenals

Clarification: The Eldest and Soraya

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Some readers have expressed confusion between Soraya and The Eldest. I am sure this is our fault. My apologies for leaving things unclear.

I suspect that one source of the confusion is that The Eldest was described as being Asian in appearance, and Soraya as having a connection with Japan. But there is no direct relationship between the two.

Soraya is the head of the Blue&blacks, and claims to be perhaps 8000 years old. The Eldest is much, much older; it is said that she dates back to the dawn of speech. That would be 50 – 100 thousand years ago. Soraya works closely with Alexandros.  The Eldest is a power unto herself. — Stephen

Alexandros speaks

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

I have no doubt that what we read in the newly posted installment 6 of Narrative 5: Janice Among the Immortals will provoke great controversy. As it should. (Note: Please use this blog post itself for comments. As the comments are now threaded, we can now choose which threads to participate in, and let us use this forum to burrow deeper rather than to attack one another.)

Janice quotes Alexandros as saying approximately the following things (I am editing slightly):

I was young when the ice sheets melted and the ocean rose to flood the world. I was young when the first great fields were tilled, and the foundations of Jericho laid. These I remember, and much more beside. So do others among us. We look back and see the human world becoming, and with memories so full we can also foresee. So it was in 1919 when as one world war ceased we saw a second war coming. As did many others, mortal as well as Immortal.

But we saw too what others did not: a flood of fire, a catastrophe so fearful only a god could create, and, yet made by the hands of mortal men. Yahanna too envisioned the nuclear gods, and she was amazed. And she gave us leave to delay that fire until passions cooled.

We could not stop the second world war from coming, but we could shape it. And so we did. We found two terrible men and brought them to power. Why? Because in blurred future sight, we saw that the great horrors of Stalin and Hitler would prevent a greater horror. And so it came about: though the nuclear gods did come to birth, the two powers that wielded these gods were chastened by the horror we had caused them to know, and found the wisdom not to unleash them.

Were we right to have touched history in this terrible way? Did we do good or evil? Was it an act of compassion to cause in clear sight the death of millions because we saw otherwise in blurred future vision the death of billions? Was this egoism or wisdom? Did we have a right to act? Or, did we have the right not to act, foreseeing as we did?

Janice’s comment after hearing this is as good a summary as any: “You create a Hitler knowing he’ll kill millions because you think that otherwise nuclear bombs will kill billions. That’s what you call stepping up. Or really awful. I’m not sure.

Nor am I. This is hard to swallow.

There is much more of interest in this installment as well, including credit given by the Immortals to mortals, rather along the lines of some things our reader “Bob” has said. But it is, in my opinion, overshadowed by ths one great matter; a matter foreshadowed, clearly, in Soraya’s fable. – Stephen


Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

I know the content of this blog is complex, so I wish to clarify a point: It was Alexandros and Soraya who, as heads of Immortal Illuminati, deliberately chose to put Hitler in power, claiming that it was the only way they saw to prevent an even greater evil. (Installment 6 of Janice Among the Immortals.)

This is certainly a shocking revelation, and hard to swallow. But nowhere here do we read that it was The Eldest who did this.

At most, she did not interfere with them; she seems to be a minimalist in her manner of intervening in historical events.

Remember: Though the Illuminati keep a chair for her, Janice records Alexandros’ complaint that for a considerable period of time she has declined to join them. To a man of his age, the term “considerable” suggests centuries at the least.-- Stephen