"A society should not merely be measured by it's brightest lights, but on how the brightest light the way for those who cannot shine for themselves"
-Alvar Hanso


with that quote in mind, here's a (relatively) short recap of what's gone on since May 1st 2006. i won't describe everything that happens, just how the clues/passwords were found and how to see it for yourself. i want this to be a bit more than just a list of passwords, but not too long that you won't read it.

first off, use the url http://www.thehansofoundation.org/ be sure to use the "www" as some extras won't work if you don't have it. i spent a week trying to get the Mittlewerk extra to go from http://thehansofoundation.org/ with no joy.

abstract : a hacker named Persephone is messing with the hanso foundation site to reveal the truth about it's projects and staff.



1) the 877 phone number (1 877 hansorg / 1 877 426 7674)

i called this number (from the first TV ad) and it was like a normal hanso voice mail but the recording was interrupted by a female voice (Persephone) telling me to use the password "breaking strain"
* i just tried the number again (on june 2nd) and it says it's out of service or may be blocked from my area code.

click on the "Newsletter (Signup)" link in the menu.
enter any name, and click next.
answer "yes" that you can read the message and hit the [enter] key.
enter the password "breaking strain" and hit the [enter] key to get the first extra.
enjoy.



2) Joop's Corner extra:
click on the "Joop's Corner" link in the menu.
click the "send Joop a message here" link on the right.
enter the text "breaking strain" and click "next" for the next extra.
connect the highlighted dots to advance.
look for links on the letters (by the signatures)
enjoy.



3) where is alvar hanso extra:
click the "Executive Bios" link in the menu.
* Alvar Hanso's bio is the first to come up.
click the "October 28, 2003" link under his pic.
mouse around and click on highlighted or circled text that appears.
* let the "where is alvar hanso" audio play out... at the end there is morse code that spells out "... .- ..-. . --." or "SAFEG" (whatever that means)



4) OB:EY clock and Mittlewerk extra: (sponsored by SPRITE)
at 15 at 42 minutes past the hour the clock buzzes and says "OB:EY" if you click it it goes to http://www.sublymonal.com/ and there was a short "game" where you clicked 6 screens; 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 times to get the password "heir apparent"
* you can trigger this by changing the time on your PC'c clock if you don't fee like waiting.
* http://www.sublymonal.com/ has changed since then and there are a bunch of codes you can put in to see stuff but it's more of an advertising tie in for SPRITE than anything else.

click the "Executive Bios" link in the menu.
click on "Dr. Thomas Mittlewerk" pic/link.
enter the password "heir apparent" and hit the [enter] key.
mouse around and click on links as they appear.
enjoy.



5) Electromagnetic Research Initiative and Hugh McIntyre extra: (sponsored by JEEP)
click the "Active Projects" link in the menu.
click the "Electromagnetic Research Initiative" link.
* you'll notice the X & Y coords change as you mouse around the page.
based on the bogus date under the pic (October 62, 9291) move the cursor until it reads X=629 Y=291 (in the exact center of the graph) a link will be there,
click to open a compass.
click the compass to go to http://www.letyourcompassguideyou.com/
move the compass on this page to 108 degrees and click the link that appears.
a login screen will pop up and ask if "you are one of the good ones", or if "you believe". type Y or yes and hit enter (sometimes you have to do this a few times. it will take you to http://www.letyourcompassguideyou.com/usr/ or you can just go there directly.
* this is a replica of a unix user's directory for hanso staff, many of the user's are "access denied" but a few of them let you see stuff. it's pretty neat, but lots of JEEP product placement.
in the image at http://www.letyourcompassguideyou.com/usr/hmcintyr/mail/139191991471518711419.jpg there is some micro text beside the Buddha that says "The Mouth Piece"
in the email inbox file at http://www.letyourcompassguideyou.com/usr/pthompso/mail/INBOX there is binary data that also translates to "The Mouth Piece"

back to www.thehansofoundation.org : Executive Bios:
click on the "Hugh McIntyre" pic/link.
enter the password "the mouthpiece" (no space between mouth and piece)
click submit.
mouse around and click on links as they appear.
enjoy.



6) Peter Thompson extra:
click on the "Peter Thompson" pic/link.
* you'll notice letters flashing by his bio pic, they are an anagram for "survivor guilt"
mouse under his pic and you'll get a hidden text prompt.
enter "survivor guilt" and the [enter] key for the extra.
click on the three folders that highlight then on the revealed links for the extra stuff.
enjoy.



7) Jacob Vanderfield / Lawrence Peck extra: (sponsored by MONSTER.COM)
a new link at the bottom of the hanso site appeared titled "Careers", this took you to a http://www.hansocareers.com/ monster.com page showing hanso foundation job postings. in each posting there were certain letters in a slightly different shade of grey like the first "n" in "Lacanian" at http://www.hansocareers.com/1.asp
these letters ended up being an anagram for "inmate asylum"

back to www.thehansofoundation.org : Executive Bios:
click on the "Board of Directors" link to access 4 new pics.
in either the "Jacob Vanderfield" or "Lawrence Peck" bio, enter "inmate asylum" into the "Password" box.
* don't put anything in the "Login" box.
mouse around and click on links as they appear.
enjoy.



8) Mathematical Forecasting Initiative extra:
click the "Active Projects" link in the menu.
click the "Mathematical Forecasting Initiative" link.
click the "MFI Forecast Map" link.
click the next "MFI Forecast Map" link.
this page shows a map of the world with info from various countries that pop-up on click.

click the US Economy pop-up and fill in the value "42000" and hit the [enter] key.
* a glowing circle means it was done right.
click the Italy HIV pop-up and fill in the value "10.4" and hit the [enter] key.
click the Sudan Population pop-up and fill in the value "2.55" and hit the [enter] key.
* i used the CIA World Fact Book website to get the answers.

a new circle link in the indian ocean will appear. click it to complete the extra.



9) WWPdp extra:
* this clue came via http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org/ which has had various coded messages that change periodically. i have been keeping track and decoding stuff here http://lxicon.com/hanso2/persephone.php
on may 31st there was an image at hole3.thehansofoundation.org with micro text "save me"
on june 1st a new version of the same image was put up.
comparing the two images revealed the micro text D20 which is the chemical name for "heavy water"

back to www.thehansofoundation.org:
click the "Active Projects" link in the menu.
click the "Worldwide Wellness and Prevention Development Program" link.
* there are three sections to this project, you start at "About WWPDP"
click the "Press Release" link
in the last paragraph, the word "miracle" is a link.
click the word "miracle" to open a text box.
enter "heavy water" and click submit.
eventually you will get to a virtual microfiche, click and move the mouse around the nobs at the bottom to scroll left/right or up/down to find the pages with extra content.
enjoy.
* on the "retraction" page, click the highlighted text to get the phone ringing and then click the flashing red lights to the right to hear the message.
enjoy.



10) IGA extra: (sponsored by VERIZON)
click the "Active Projects" link in the menu.
click the "Institute for Genomic Advancement" link.
* if you mouse around the glowing microscope images of cells at the top right, you'll see words appear on the "Chest x-ray" image. the words are "Retrievers", "of" and "Truth".
go to http://www.retrieversoftruth.com/
in the "history and notoriety" section it says that the first yellow lab was born to a black lab mother. the family that owned the dog was the "porter" family.
use "porter" in the email signup and you get the ROT forum. (thanks truffula)
in the "The gospel according to The DSL." thread there are references to mothers passing traits to offspring, and an odd reference to a "Japanese mouse" (a mouse using more than just one hole?)
a google search of ["Japanese mouse" mother genetics] gets the resulting wired article:
http://www.wired.com/news/medtech/1,63203-0.html this article talks about "fatherless offspring" being created using parthenogenesis.

also, in the source code of the website http://www.richerdeeperbroader.com/ (as mentioned in the same ROT thread):
...
...
var _gn="phg.hitbox.com"; //gateway name
var _vb="parthenogenesis"; // <--
var _hcv=68;function...
...
...
* thanks to Futuremetz, on losttv-forum.com for finding password the source code.

back to www.thehansofoundation.org: IGA project:
there is a hidden text field below the classroom pic. enter the text "parthenogenesis" and hit the [enter] key to get the extra
enjoy.



11) MHA extra:
* this clue came via http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org/ i have been keeping track and decoding stuff here http://lxicon.com/hanso2/persephone.php
use the files names of all three "hole" images : q9als2002.gif t9agen75.gif u8egnce86.gif
remove the file extensions and any number greater than 26 : q9als t9agen u8egnce
replace the numbers for letters to give : qials tiagen uhegnce
this is an anagram for light sequence again

back to www.thehansofoundation.org:
click the "Active Projects" link in the menu.
click the "Mental Health Appeal" link.
click the "Inquire today!" link
enter the text "light sequence again" into the "Tell us a bit more about yourself:" text box and click next.
enjoy.





12) ERI extra:
* this clue came via http://djdan.am/podcast.html
when you click on the radio tower image, you are redirected to http://www.thehansofoundation.org/swf/extra/spies/
the image on this page is http://www.thehansofoundation.org/swf/extra/spies/link.jpg. there is data hidden in this image by using similar shades of the same colour.
first, convert the image from RGB to Indexed colour. this will assign every colour used to one of 256 palette entries.
next, change the colour palette so the similar colours will now have different values. i used the a stock photoshop palette of "spectrum" and got the following result : http://lxicon.com/lost/thehansofoundation.org.swf.extra.spies.link.spectrum.colour.palette.gif.
the text in the image is "conspira" and the file was in the /spies/ directory.
DJDan mentions "conspiraspies" often, and that is the password for the ERI section.

back to www.thehansofoundation.org:
click the "Active Projects" link in the menu.
click the "Electromagnetic Research Initiative" link.
click on the image with the X & Y coorinates.
* not the graph like you did for the letyourcompassguideyou.com link
Persephone will ask for a magic word to find out more about the crucial force. enter the text "conspiraspies" and hit the [enter] key to get the extra.
enjoy.



13) LEP extra:
* this clue came via http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org/
The image shown there conatined serveral items:
radio
envelope
compact discs
lipstick
umbrella
scissors
eraser
The first letter of each item spells out the password: * a copy of the image can be found here : http://lxicon.com/lost/persephone.thehansofoundation.org.7800isus.jpg

back to www.thehansofoundation.org:
click the "Active Projects" link in the menu.
click the "Life Extension Project" link.
click on the word "mortality"
enter the text "recluse" and click the "submit" button to get the extra.
enjoy.
* when asked for the last name of the Vik Institute director, the answer is "Zander"



that's it so far. you're up to date (2006-06-17).

2006-06-18 : The Hanso site was taken down due to persephone's hacking. it can still be accessed via http://www.thehansofoundation.org/adkahdskja2897429834ahjkncawuye32782374/hanso_noshutdown.swf but some of the extras don't work from this new url.

-lxicon