From: Jeff@[redacted]
To: Signalsam@[redacted]
Subject: What is this 2

To Sam.  

It happened again.  I've captured another  beast from the airwaves, this one less deceptive but even more cryptic.  I need your help.  I can't even see any meaning.

Anyways, if you're interested, I attached this recent recording, and I'd love to hear what you make of it, because let's face it, I'm too fucking dumb to really get much from it.  Sounds like someone speaking backwards, but I can't really tell what they're saying, be it words or another code. It's creepy though, it sounds plaintive, desperate. It's pretty weird, so I understand if you're not comfortable with it.  Don't worry if you want to just leave it be.

Either way, thanks so much.

From: signalsam
To: Jeff
Subject: re: What is this 2


so it's backwards again. I reversed it and it just sounded like letters. A list of "random" letters but I've done enough cryptograms to know they weren't random. Get this:

-The voice sounded like it said: ZD CXIT QB EWOQWQBMJN CMKR QB RMJ GIJKLM

with pauses in between the "words." (I make it sound easy but my notes look like the diary of a mad person.)

-I decoded it with a pretty direct letter-replacement. I got: MY WORK IS UNFINISHED WHAT IS THE BREACH

(I think it's breach. There was only one G and it could have been preach?)

I don't know. Sounds pretty weird. Why would anyone put that out there? Let me know if it means anything to you.


From: signalsam
To: Jeff
Subject: RE: What is this 2

Hey again-

I was kinda caught up in the voice thing and didn't acknowledge your weird email.

What's with the bolded text? "No worries"?

I couldn't stop thinking about it. Are you messing with me or something?

Is this a joke?

Are you okay?


From: Jeff
To: signalsam
Subject: no worries


Hey, no worries no worries.  Thanks for your work on these..I hesitate to say puzzles, but I can't think of a better word.  The cryptogram would've been beyond me, and your translation seems solid. I don't think "preach" would really fit that syntax, so I feel like breach would be the best fit.  I've made another recording just recently, and I've attached it for you to pick over. I think someone might need help.

I'm sorry if I scared you, homie.  I'm fine, no worriesworriesworries.  My computer is a bit old and busted, it does weird shit sometimes.  Randomly repeats things I've typed, bolds and underlines charaters. I try to catch it, but I miss it sometimes.  I went back and you're right, they do spell out "no worries." Kind of weird, but at least it's reassuring, right?  

I really appreciate you, Sam.  You've been a great asset to unwinding this fucking knot I've stumbled into.  Your insight, and your concern for my well being have been an incredible support.  But, let me assure you, I'm doing well. My health has never been better, mentally and physically.  I eat kale. Fucking kale.