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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Great Big Story
Great Big Story Month ago
So you want to be a code breaker? Here's how: greatbig.is/2NrhqWE
Hobo Joe
Hobo Joe 20 hours ago
Great Big Story is this cnn
Egypt Pyramid Kings Chamber was found in the 1900s? sounds like when Howard Carter found the tomb (9 May 1874 - 2 March 1939) was a British archaeologist and Egyptologist who became world-famous after discovering the intact tomb (designated KV62) of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun (colloquially known as "King Tut" and "the boy king"), in November 1922. In 1922, Howard Carter had spent the last thirty years digging ... Carter's hands were trembling when he exposed the tomb in Carnarvon's presence. ... from the chamber causing the candle flame to flicker," Carter later wrote, ... But can they follow the lead of their human carers and learn how to crack open a ...
I bet FORREST GUMP can crack it!!! LOL
GSM shew
GSM shew 2 days ago
Lol this comment only has 735 likes
MasterGaming Nic
MasterGaming Nic 2 days ago
Lol this comment only has 733 likes
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga Hour ago
I'm the missing puzzle~
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga Hour ago
GPkeep 4 hours ago
Imagine if it’s just random letters and the last one is just a joke that the sculptor made.
We hired the best guy to do the job
C_r0ps •
C_r0ps • 14 hours ago
I'll give up already by looking at it.
yong yek fong
yong yek fong 16 hours ago
who knows he just typed random letters
ヅElSanti 17 hours ago
amadyp btwav btcfp btwara mfr uceh ypbfsed... pmvnsi ;)
gоd 17 hours ago
Ya that's right I made her
Game Trend
Game Trend 18 hours ago
I want that moving globe at 2:21
Lolb Hold
Lolb Hold 18 hours ago
Guy gets Alzheimer’s
Just A Random High Schooler
Imagine it’s just random letters
DaCoconutKing 21 hour ago
When the smart kid helps the teacher solve the hard math problem
Danthememerman 21 hour ago
There may be many combinations of code cracking solutions. Maybe time of day, things like that. Or maybe they think too hard
tech &fx nepal
Thats too easy. All we had to do is follw the damn train.
iamaplatypus 1234
Emilija Cakić
Plot twist:the letters are just random lol
Vito 092
Vito 092 Day ago
Its too ez to crack it just give it a good smack with a hammer then there u have it u cracked the unbreakable code
There is no code. Here. Cracked.
just ask the guy who created the code lol
Max Haibara
Max Haibara Day ago
The code is "Thanks for the free foods"
Kryptos 4 is most likely unsolvable intentionally to "bring people together" or for the laughs 😂
F l o w e r R o a d
Sorry man I forgot the code.
Esther Sui
Esther Sui Day ago
I saw a tik too ad xD
Just Sharing
Just Sharing Day ago
The last code depends on how the first three were cracked... use all three methods equally and thank me later...
Ebola Day ago
The answer is nothing. Maybe its like the famous poem A loft In the loft Sits croft He is soft That was meant to mean fuck all. But people insisted it did. People waste 30 years of their fucking life trying to solve something that had no real meaning.
Faiza Balola
Faiza Balola 2 days ago
Reppiter 2 days ago
It's not grammatic b but good try
Punch Hard
Punch Hard 2 days ago
*Only our Allah can solve it! Cause, Allah knows the best 🤩👍🏼*
In 1922, Howard Carter had spent the last thirty years digging ... Carter's hands were trembling when he exposed the tomb in Carnarvon's presence. ... from the chamber causing the candle flame to flicker," Carter later wrote, ... But can they follow the lead of their human carers and learn how to crack open a ...
Joel Mount
Joel Mount 2 days ago
wait this has not been solved? i solved it. it says "great job! you wasted your life for this!"
Fac_tion 2 days ago
imagine *if a dumb kid solved it*
magmaboys gaming
magmaboys gaming 2 days ago
3 letters back have tried that?
ChristianTRP 2 days ago
What if it’s multiple codes in one
ChristianTRP 2 days ago
What if it’s multiple codes in one
EazyPeazy 2 days ago
The code answer is the Krabby Patty Secret Formula
Yeeter Yeetus
Yeeter Yeetus 2 days ago
It is a find a word puzzle
Jessica Miao
Jessica Miao 3 days ago
At first I thought it had something to do with the light reflection
I suck at drawing
_TRParadox _
_TRParadox _ 3 days ago
Imagine it just being jumbled words
Brenda Obciana
Brenda Obciana 3 days ago
Imagine it says yeet
Vazeer Plays
Vazeer Plays 3 days ago
How to get attention and food for 30 years? Just enter random letter that mean nothing in the last sequence of kryptos.
BTS and NCT rise, my grades drop low
Imagine if that was actually the case.
shamanth Gowdra Shankaramurthy
I'm guessing the key to solve it lies in the location it's placed. Lat Long or something
michaelah thomas
michaelah thomas 3 days ago
Have they tried looking into the shadows?
Drake Braley
Drake Braley 3 days ago
Why don't you rely on the other codes and construct the forth code
Vasile Bordei
Vasile Bordei 3 days ago
Look at the top right corner at 3:47
Mohamed Dahi
Mohamed Dahi 3 days ago
Imagine when they solve the code they get access to WORKING McDonald’s ice cream machines
kkazza 1
kkazza 1 4 days ago
Ahh yes the floor is made out of floor
Dodo2Fly OOF
Dodo2Fly OOF 4 days ago
Imagine it says BIG TACOS
ionx 4 days ago
I think i noticed something Each letter repeat a number of time and the letters that are reapted the same number of times make words the words are organized by lowest number of times that the letters make is repeated and for eavh sentence i am not sure but i think you do it in a logicsl order Here is the fourth code: OBKR UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR Note: sentences are not in this order it is made so you can see it properly
Mr Epic Banana
Mr Epic Banana 4 days ago
Imagine if it said pranked
Killer Boy Snap
Killer Boy Snap 4 days ago
Spending 20 years to solve an old puzzle thats probably nothing but random letters.
Not a Clickbait
Not a Clickbait 4 days ago
sorry is that gloomhaven?
Ramdomy_ Boi
Ramdomy_ Boi 4 days ago
Maybe it isnt meant to be solved
TTV_shotzz 4 days ago
She could get my riddler trophy's
A Can Of Beans
A Can Of Beans 4 days ago
maybe it's gibberish for annoying people
I can’t think. Of a name.
plot twist: *He made a oppsy poopsy*
KingtoaGod 5 days ago
I'm pretty sure it's a number code with the alphabet backwards each 6th letter
TJ a Rubiks Cuber
Read it backwords
[Altera-Foundation] [Founder]
It actually says 'Lmao congrats crakcing this, Must've taken you a long time, Im not even alive!"
The Gifter
The Gifter 5 days ago
Was it only me or did the title remind me of Titanic just me alright
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