Dark Web Secret Societies?

I’ve noticed that one of the common questions regarding the dark web is whether or not you can find websites for secret societies on it – especially the Illuminati. Why am I not surprised?

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Personally, in my experiences on the dark web so far, I have not come across anything relating to the Illuminati, per se, but I did find some other sites on which the groups referred to themselves as secret societies (or something similar).

One of the sites in question was called “Zadier Secret Society,” and I had found the link on Welcome to Dark Web Links and More!, which was one of the first sites I ever visited on Tor.

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At the time I clicked on it, the site was active. I remember that it took me to a login page, which you couldn’t get past without a username and password. It also featured a message that said, “We can see you. It doesn’t matter if you’re using Tor and a VPN, we can still see you!”

That may not have been true; perhaps it was just intended to freak out visitors to the site. Still, it was obvious that they didn’t want just anyone visiting. There are many sites like this on Tor, which isn’t that surprising, given that it’s designed for anonymity. More recently, I clicked on the same link, and it was down (hey, it’s Tor; what did you expect?).

There’s one “group” that I’ve encountered more recently that seems to still be active, however. One of their sites was called OWL’S CAGE (yes, in all caps), and is at http://bicxrvlly4dxueka.onion. I hate to disappoint you, readers, but last I checked, I got a “403 Forbidden” error when I clicked on the site.

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Now, does this mean only registered users can access it, or is the site incorrectly configured?

Anyway, some of the text on the site read:

The Form…

The File…

The Function…

Welcome to the World of Owl…

The Final Path is Near

The Dangers of the Era Conceals on IT!

Seek IT!

And you will find IT! 

…Good Luck!

Accompanying the text was a large image of an owl in the background. Again, I don’t have a copy of the exact image, but it looked similar to this:

owl

In a way, these sites reminded me a lot of the Cicada 3301 puzzles. They were rather vague, seemed to have a hidden meaning, and a secret society (apparently) created them.

While writing this, I did find one other site called jumpers – a big secret society (Egyptians only), which required a membership to access. Well, in case you couldn’t tell, I’m not Egyptian, so I guess that rules me out. (Oh well.) It looks cool, though, doesn’t it?

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Let me know if you come across more of these, readers!

You may find this ironic, but many of the more famous secret societies (for example, the Freemasons) have sites on the clearnet: http://www.freemasonnetwork.org/home

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And here’s one that’s supposedly for the Illuminati: Illuminati Official Website

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While their activities may be secret to the public, their websites don’t appear to be (unless they have secret websites for members).

As with the rest of the dark web, I think some of this secret society stuff is hype, with a grain of truth to it.

If you happen to discover any new information I may have missed, of course, feel free to mention it in the comments…if it’s not too secretive, that is!

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LION777 Continued: Next Clues?

So…I was about to give up on this whole LION777 puzzle, as I thought I’d reached the end, but someone gave me a few new clues.

On Pastebin, there’s a post called LION777 33rd Degree Information Unclassified 1337 ARG, which lists additional information on getting to the next few sites. Keep in mind, though – this has nothing to do with the “deep web” or “dark web” (according to their technical definitions, anyway).

Anyhow, if you read the Pastebin post, it lists links to the previous sites, as well as clues to the hidden sites:

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For instance, the first site is 777777.ga, which had all the secret society symbols, such as the ones from Freemasonry, the Skull and Bones, and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. I’m not sure if these necessarily relate to the puzzle as a whole, however, or if they’re just there to look mysterious.

To progress through the early stages of these sites, you merely have to scroll to the bottom of the page, where the URL to the next site is. On the other hand, once you get to a certain point, the links become less obvious (which I was hoping for, to be honest!).

The most recent development seems to be that they’ve added new sites to the “maze,” so to speak. On the Pastebin post, you should see something that reads:

The [Future Was]

http://71717.ml #8

http://71777717.ml #9

http://832017.gq/ #10

http://832017.gq/ **** #11

The last link there was the first one I hadn’t visited yet. It looks like this:

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Below it is some more “poetry,” so to speak, or clues, such as:

The galactic clock is restarting 1 more time.

[00:00]

#9

The LION and Serpent battle

while the sun and shadow

play a final time.

The black squirrel ran in front of the light.

VERTIAS [sic] was exposed.

Now eight was in the race

And joined the seven.

I’m sure they meant “VERITAS,” right guys? Below the poem is some more imagery, followed by another link. This time, however, the link leads to a 404 page – mysterious, eh? Either the site isn’t finished, or it’s a red herring!

If you go back to the Pastebin post, there are some further links you can follow. I would imagine that it doesn’t reveal all of them, of course.

It’s worth noting that on some of the sites, they feature external links to some conspiracy theory-like stuff, but I’m only marginally interested in that (for instance, there are links to UFO and alien stories). This may surprise you, but I’m highly skeptical of much of that.

And in spite of the fact that I’ve worked on this puzzle, I still maintain that there is no Mariana’s Web.

To each his own, I suppose!

 

 

.:L:.I:.O:.N:. 777: Further Exploration

When I first started checking out this LION 777 site, I had assumed it was a scam of some kind, but it appears that there’s more to it than that. (I guess I need to break out of that cynical mindset.) I’m still a bit skeptical, however, given some of the information they talk about.

I don’t know for sure, but it may actually be an internet-based secret society, along the lines of Cicada – don’t quote me on that, though.

Quoting the site itself, “L:.I:.O:.N:. is a Puzzle-Game.” OK, so we’ve established that. If I go by what the site says, the creators of the puzzle-game are this group called Order of Anarchy (OA).

For the curious, here’s Order of Anarchy’s official site: Order Of Anarchy – Enlighten. Overthrow Chaos. Empower.

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Like the mysterious Cicada 3301 (if that’s even their real name), OA only gives bits and pieces of information about who they are and what they stand for, but if you put it all together, you can get a pretty good picture.

On their site, there is a brief “FAQ” of sorts, on which it says, “Who are we?” Their answer is “A [sic] Order of family and friends who play and create puzzles and games.” On this same page, they actually list a contact email address, which is orderofanarchy@gmail.com. Feel free to email them with more questions, I guess!

Here’s some other information that they list:

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If you want to see the whole thing, just the visit the site. I’m not entirely sure what to make of it anymore, but it appears that this site is a hub for a larger organization with several sub-organizations underneath it.

Definitely going to check this out some more…

 

LION 777: A Strange Puzzle?

You all know I love this sort of thing, don’t you? I received a comment on one of my earlier posts, Exposing A Scam: V3RDAD with a link to the site .:L:.I:.O:.N:. 7 7 7 | Order of Anarchy, which initially looked like a Cicada 3301-ish secret society.

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So it was clear they wanted me to “come hither.” Fine, then – I’ll give it a look. The site supposedly belongs to a group called Order of Anarchy (OA), and the landing page has the picture above as a background, with several menu options on top. If you scroll down, you’ll see this:

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The “poem” there reads:

First you must find a Tree
Once you find the tree decode the secret message.
You will be given more hints along the way.
Nothing is hidden anymore
The golden Scarab holds a key.
Enlightenment is ahead.

J777.

Below this, it reads:

Where the Tree is
The Answer
7777777.ga

Naturally, I followed this to the link at 7777777.ga, which had (of course) more puzzles, one of which appeared to be a rebus. I can reproduce that for you here, my readers, if you’d like to take a crack at it (though I have some thoughts of my own):

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gucci

order_out_of_chaos

secret_science_club

 skull_and_bones

????

717

-END-

Below this was some cryptographic text, which read:

0XF6AA12E6=

1337

 And finally, at the end is a PGP-encrypted message:

—–BEGIN PGP MESSAGE—–
Version: GnuPG v2

hQEMA61ogb3Ec+MLAQgApm8OMlfHuAA0sA+6AwJ4ikDxF/A9Q2AJ8IdN890dc5BD
m9QjiHY0PX0IEH4A5HOBzEc5jNA9wZygWsBnrNq1QWCVtSZyiBiFi5Ft4d6ULtBa
8LTKlPkYolmraoMpSPRWLFHLJWPQVsg56bwoYpBgkUVd+cdgIWB81blSzAY4LGWA
oYrN9hM0GJsI0dCrq1bqOrrbB1axVvZS5ERgAyArXat09ioPPiz6Xf9dVkS+yiqX
NsPS95vE/QzYHiJZFqBWF0zp5LuYAo3C/5ohonu/EYwMtRP6W9Fk21LkEkS4bR/z
k/Um0dOZuUaEeD/ithb6YcIk/tj/429fF01wPfg4D9LAfQG/EjTbthbxfEMWkg+A
0YfKI/ffmFF7p6juYA+kQ3HqTVcBujTWjPTEKSbhhmaN7lq71w+8qFGUu3+g9LuJ
b7qX+jU7VT99toceoP2b44fmxoq5OwjpTFsyq4D5Ua3nYJZjtyIVPKVNeGU87oh9
wDfJLvZhuKIkG+cm6YpNUrI4Uz6nYq/+YbKo0YqpIdekLYGdzFy0cPQaTFSOYy/A
cnksohJ/6Kkna/lqsEebGApkgaaywLrngHUfAl9jtMctEg11Ml1zAdaAkOUEVI/e
T1FdkfsVuERwkTHL9ogcdQlrBIyKkyiM6PDZ/VASs/TOGVNEYw4O641bvKiaNMzq
nFbrOwdAmuT4p1ZhuuOm8gC82RE11L9kV9noh+EzQK8LBuo5IMqL19/9/+bMNZOi
gxaW3cXA1XesQiztgc4p
=SvTp
—–END PGP MESSAGE—–

So, what do I make of all this? Well, I can tell you a few things about the symbols above. The first one, obviously, is the Cicada 3301 logo. Do I think this is one of their puzzles? No. The second is the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

The third (the clock), reads 2:37. 237, according to my research, is an “angel number,” e as is 1337 (at the end of the message). According to the blog ANGEL NUMBERS – Joanne Sacred Scribes: ANGEL NUMBER 237, “Angel Number 237 is a message to pay special attention to your dreams, daydreams, visions, recurring thoughts and feelings.” As for 1337, “Angel Number 1337 is a message from your angels that you are being commended and applauded for your efforts as your successes are inspiring and uplifting and and you are helping and teaching others by being a positive example for others to follow.”

I don’t know for certain if these two things are related, but it seems odd that the LION site would attach some significance to both of these numbers, and that they would also be listed as “angel numbers.”

The door with the three question marks is an image taken from 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley, so does that mean that this site borrows heavily from Crowley’s ideas? Meanwhile, the symbol with the eagles is a Masonic symbol, and the Latin phrase Deus Meumque Jus means “God and my right,” which is a motto of theirs. Below that, the squid symbol is taken from The Secret Science Club, an art center in Brooklyn (except that they’ve replaced it with “7th Prime”). And finally, underneath that is the logo for Skull and Bones, a secret society from Yale.

Anyhow, how are all these things connected? Is it just mumbo-jumbo? At first glance, it appears that someone has taken the symbols and mottos of various secret societies and jumbled them together.

Perhaps, as a whole, it’s supposed to form some greater message, but I haven’t figured that out yet. Any further thoughts on this?