|A member of the Phoenix Society, Inc. recently sent me
an e-mail asking if I would send this cryptogram to the
membership to see if anyone can solve it. The history behind
the cryptogram is as follows:
"I know this is going to sound like a plot from a movie.
It isn't. A lady named Linda Rayburn and her son Michael
Berry were brutally murdered by her husband...the son's
stepfather. They were murdered on February 3rd, 2004. He
then hung himself in the basement of their house. He left
behind a number of disturbing items.
However, the most intriguing is a cryptogram handwritten
on paper utilizing letters, numbers and symbols from a
computer keyboard. Linda's daughter Jenn was the one who
found the bodies. They are trying to do everything they can
to see if this cryptogram is truly a cryptogram with
valuable information or if it is a wild goose chase."
The rectangle drawn over the top two lines was not done
by the murderer. It was done by a family member afterwards.
Assuming this is all real, it's a real-world puzzle with
no solution. No one knows what the message is, or even if
there is a message.
The Phoenix Society is passing this on as a service to
our member as well as a challenge we believe many of our
members would enjoy. We take no responsibility for what may
actually be contained in the message if anything.
Please let us know (email:
firstname.lastname@example.org) if you do solve it so we may pass on
the information and our praise to the rest of the