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Code Dead: The McCormick notes. A solution from Spain. — This solution is from Jose Galofre, one of our readers from Barcelona, Spain. (Thanks!!!)

Jose Galofre  (Barcelona, Spain)By Jose Galofre | Barcelona (Spain)



Hello from Spain

I have a possible solution to FBI.
–In my humble opinion the master key is in the 2nd note, last line.
–I see that: “O-W-m-4 H8L XORLX”

Can you see which letters aee repeated and where?
Can you remember the Arthur´s C. Clarke joke about HAL 9000?

Yes? It is a STENOGRAPHIC problem.

Your grabs a pencil and paper and follow my instructions.

Then my solution is……

+If O=O, W=W and R=R
+If m=N, H=I and L=M using Caesar Code B or +1 move.
+If X= Variations of the letter “C” (MC,C and CK) using shorthand
+If 4= four= FOR by phonetic solution like SMS language.
+If 8= eight= “eit”= “ei” = letter “A” by phonetic solution like SMS language (example L8= late or leight, H8= hate ….)
+If the hyphen join the letters in a word.
+If we add vowel “i” by transcription shorthand solution.


“O-W-m-4 H8L XORLX”  means  “OWN-FOR I AM MCCORM(i)CK”.

It is the signature,The notes are the last will or testament of Mccormick.

+ If you think “4″ is not “4″ but “y” then the solution is:

“Y”= “wai”= WHY or WAY by phonetic solution, similar sound.


This is a child game  + Only exist a Stenographyc text that was hidden with a personal shorthand system with some measures of deception.+

Sorry for my bad English.

Goodbye from Spain.

Barcelona June 28, 2013.


Addenda: If you want to see the full text translated (2 notes) you can see it on the facebook page of the FBI. (and my name).