Cracking the Uncrackable Code

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Jim Sanborn created a sculpture containing a secret message. It sits on the grounds of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Yet no one has been able to solve it. Code breakers from around the world have tried for 30 years. They’re stumped. The artist meets with people like cryptologist Elonka Dunin who are desperate to solve the mystery at his Maryland studio every year or so. But Sanborn won’t divulge any clues. It’s too much fun keeping everyone guessing.
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Jul 8, 2019




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Great Big Story
Great Big Story 3 months ago
So you want to be a code breaker? Here's how: greatbig.is/2NrhqWE
Liam Gaddi
Liam Gaddi Day ago
I want *1k likes*
Liam Gaddi
Liam Gaddi Day ago
I'm here at *935* likes
Almighty Tallest purple
Lol this comment only has 934 likes
Tevita Falefoou
Tevita Falefoou 3 days ago
Great Big Story lol this comment has 928 likes
Glenn Moss
Glenn Moss 6 days ago
Lol this comment only as 919 likes
Night Hound
Night Hound 12 minutes ago
5:13 who saw it say kryptos
emily edmunds
emily edmunds 12 hours ago
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emily edmunds
emily edmunds 12 hours ago
Encyclopedia brown
jamesthewolfYT Gaming
Imagine he rick rolls the CIA
Peculiar Peculiar
Peculiar Peculiar 23 hours ago
So i tried and got something.if i get anything else ill tell ya
The code are "crack me if your gay"
Nimfodder Day ago
What if it's something
Clement 19
Clement 19 2 days ago
What if as a joke the creator just made it not a code and just made it gibberish so many people would go crazy finding it
Eet given new name in eternal life Holy ghost
אב אלוהים בשמיים אנא טהר את בורג 'חליפה עד שריפה בלתי ניתנת להתרסקות המגדל בכוחך בשם ישו השם
Joshua Stan
Joshua Stan 2 days ago
It has already been solved before, the answer is "the dallas cowboys are trash"...
Desmond Kwong
Desmond Kwong 3 days ago
Only one man knows the solution...... *Man Forgets Solution*
Meme World
Meme World 3 days ago
Plot twist : its actually just a bunch of letters typed by a 5 yr old kid and then his dad printed it
Tage B Tagia
Tage B Tagia 3 days ago
So many kryptos in the thumbnail
Bear. 3 days ago
What if it’s just his name in a bunch of different languages
Fir_33 3 days ago
Wait. Maybe try this 3 letters back A: y B: x C: w And so on. Take the letter and move 3 times back. Probably doesn't help but who knows
Peanutless Peanutbutter
What if someone just banged his head on a keyboard and called it a day
Hugo Pereira
Hugo Pereira 3 days ago
The code says that epstein didn't kill himself. BAM! SOLVED!
Sona Sheth
Sona Sheth 4 days ago
Who else saw the words 'Kryptos' in the thumbnail
Kojo0tti z
Kojo0tti z 4 days ago
Maybe the last code is created with Enigma? Nobody ever thought that?
InfiniteLives 4 days ago
Bet its just a bunch of random nonsense just to keep everyone in the community together to attempt new things and share new ideas.
DRAGON 2012 4 days ago
Imagine if the code just lead to a link of rick astley that would be the most legendary rick roll
Devin Cain
Devin Cain 4 days ago
I bet it’s just random gibberish and there is no code and that’s the whole thing this somethings are meant to be solved because they’re not real and are no answers
Watene Hetaraka
Watene Hetaraka 4 days ago
Because there nouns
Vanessa Wong
Vanessa Wong 4 days ago
but for now, the case remains, *unsolved.*
sovidjia hangsoth
5:12 why dose that says kryptos
Gunawan Putera
Gunawan Putera 5 days ago
Imagine that the code it say "send nudes"
BMA Entertainment
he said trying to solve it is silly which literally means the last one was just random letters to make ppl crazy and give enough recognition to the artwork itself. let's be real here if all the parts are solved no one would ever give a damn about the artwork and it's gonna be forgotten.
Vernaux 5 days ago
after you solve the code, it is a link that rick rolls you
Abdulla Alyaqoob
Abdulla Alyaqoob 5 days ago
Garpu Geming
Garpu Geming 6 days ago
Plot twist: it’s just a wall
BurningTornado Gaming
Plot twist: the code was just in a another language the entire time LOL
Mukesh Kumar
Mukesh Kumar 6 days ago
So what's the decoded message ?? I am too lazy to break it myself or watch the full video if it's given there
Oralia Amador
Oralia Amador 6 days ago
This was published on my birthday!!!!!!!
Cool kid Mg
Cool kid Mg 6 days ago
Use the sun
Marvel Hyped
Marvel Hyped 8 days ago
This woman is basically me when i forget my password
boom!!!! the star gamers
Look in 5:12
boom!!!! the star gamers
It's krypto
Mr.Potato 8 days ago
The guy that made the statue: *exists* The CIA: why don’t we just torture him
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