Year Zero Numbers

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Littered throughout all of the websites published thus far, as well as in each MP3, sequences of numbers have been found. There have been several theories to what they mean, and no definite answer yet.

An example of the hidden numbers.

All the numbers so far have been in the format: 24.{3-19}.{1-8}

The numbers

24.3.1

Found in the Morse Code at the end of recording found at phone number 1-216-333-1810.

Corresponds with the letter "s"

24.3.2

Found in the ID3 tag of My Violent Heart.mp3

Another instance of this number was found from 2432.mp3 (24.3.2) which came with Me, I'm Not.

Bible Reference

Corresponds with the letter "u".

24.3.3

Found at http://www.uswiretap.com/ (earliest known time stamp for this file is 2007.02.19 19:25 GMT)

Bible Reference

Corresponds with the letter "r".

24.10.1

Found in nohurry.mp3 as morse code (earliest known time stamp for this file is 2007.02.13 06:45 GMT)

Nohurry morse.jpg

Bible Reference

Corresponds with the letter "g".

24.10.2

Found on http://churchofplano.com/ (earliest known time stamp for this file is 2007.02.12 21:05 GMT)

Bible Reference

Corresponds with the letter "o".

24.10.3

Found in opalo.mp3 as morse code (earliest known time stamp for this file is 2007.02.12 22:37 GMT)

Opalo morse.jpg

Bible Reference

Corresponds with the letter "d"

24.10.4

Warning code in the popup on the Consolidated Mail Systems website (earliest known time stamp for this file is 2007.02.12 23:54 GMT)

Bible Reference

Corresponds with the letter "g"

24.10.5

Found in ballgameOver.mp3 as morse code (earliest known time stamp for this file is 2007.02.13 02:30 GMT)

Ballgameover morse.jpg

Bible Reference

Corresponds with the letter "i"

24.10.6

Found on http://www.105thairbornecrusaders.com/ (earliest known time stamp for this file is 2007.02.13 00:36 GMT)

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Bible Reference

Corresponds with the letter "v"

24.10.7

Found on http://www.bethehammer.net/ (earliest known time stamp for this file is 2007.02.12 21:54 GMT)

Bible Reference

Corresponds with the letter "e"

24.10.8

Found on http://www.anotherversionofthetruth.com/ (earliest known time stamp for this file is 2007.02.12 23:16 GMT)

Bible Reference

Corresponds with the letter "n"

24.13.1

Found on http://www.artisresistance.com (The warning shows up after a few seconds)

Bible Reference

Corresponds with the letter "t".

24.13.2

Found on a flyer (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=399108993&size=l) handed out at a show in Paris, France on February 21, 2007. Under the right side of the horizontal part of the T, there are a bunch of horizontal lines running down alongside it. If you count, there are 24 horizontal lines, then a vertical line, then 13 horizontal lines, then another vertical line, and finally 2 more horizontal lines. This gives 24.13.2.

Corresponds with the letter "h".

24.14.1

Found on the Black/red 2007 tour t-shirt

Iamtryingtobelievetourshirt.jpg

Bible Reference

Corresponds with the letter "a"

24.14.2

Found in the auto-response email from http://iamtryingtobelieve.com/

Bible Reference

    "------------------------AUTO_RESPONSE--------------_--" 

Corresponds with the letter "n"

24.14.3

Found on http://iamtryingtobelieve.com/index.html (earliest known time stamp for this file is 2007.02.10 04:18 GMT)

BibleReference.gif

Bible Reference

Corresponds with the letter "o"

24.15.1

Found on the White 2007 tour t-shirt

Nintourshirt2.jpg

Bible Reference

Corresponds with the letter "i"

24.15.2

Found in the Morse Code at the end of the message heard at 1-310-295-1040

13102951040 morse.jpg

Bible Reference

Corresponds with the letter "n"

24.17.1

Found on http://www.hollywoodinmemoriam.org/memoriam.htm

Hollywood in Memorium numbers.jpg

Bible Reference

First number not to correspond to the current halo.track.letter theory (unless one counts the bonus track on the Japanese release, which would be track 17).

24.19.1

From the Auto-Reply email from Francisco@securebroadcastinformatics.com. Count the ">" symbols.

In the auto response the brackets are spread like this:

>> = 2

>>>> = 4

> = 1

>>>>>>>>> = 9

> = 1

24.19.2

From the http://www.solutionsbackwardsinitiative.net/pilgrims/ background.

Sbi numbers.jpg

The Theories

Dates

The first big theory was that the numbers corresponded to dates,

For example: 24.14.2 would translate to the 14th of February, 2024

However, there are several reasons why this theory is flawed: - "Year Zero" itself has been determined to be 2022. - The frequency of the second number does not lend well to the theory.

Bible Verses

The second big theory came when it was discovered that in the King James Bible, verses from the 24th book, Jeremiah, offered a fitting undertone to the overall story.

For example: 24.14.2 would translate as book 24 (Jeremiah), chapter 14, verse 2.

So far, there have been no numbers that do not match up with bible verses.

Year Zero Tracklisting

The current big theory is that the numbers equate to characters from the Year Zero song titles.

For example: 24.14.2 would translate as: Halo 24 (Year Zero), song 14 (Another Version of the Truth), character 2 (n)

In this theory, it's unsure what the purpose of the numbers would be.

So far, the best theory to have arisen is as follows:

If each code represents halo.track.letter (example: 24.01.1 would be "H"), then things seem a bit too easy because, hey, we automatically know every code, from 24.01.1 to 24.16.8. There may be another step. Currently, there are graphics on yearzero.nin.com that appear a bit weird, so to speak. Off to the left there is some noise, and around the track "My Violent Heart" there is an odd pattern. These exact same graphics are found on churchofplano.com. Since 24.10.2 is the only code on there, it's reasonable to suspect that O (the letter that 24.10.2 goes with) is the first letter in the puzzle. The next site to use these graphics will be the next letter, and so on.

Thus far the corresponding letters to the entries, in order, given on this site, are "surgodgiventhanoinw". The phrase "god given" is clearly readable in the message. As other clues are found and other letters are derived, perhaps a clearer message will emerge.

At the very least, it gives a definite scope of the number of clues which may exist, assuming there is a number for each clue.

Another theory corresponds to the first, where numbers stand for clues so as to keep the fans deciphering on track. Since there are so many letters to fill in, it's possible that we are left with a few at the end. It could be that the letters left over would be the anagram.

Federal Orderly Conduct Act

The number 24.13.1, found in the warning for accessing the Art Is Resistance website, is a section from the Federal Orderly Conduct Act which the user violates by visiting the page without proper authorization. This would suggest that each of the found numbers correspond to a section of the Act.

This theory will be impossible to confirm, however, until a copy of the Act is released or leaked.

The Stand or other books

Due to the new clues, 24.19.X, it is unlikely the numbers are referring to the 19th track of YearZero, since there isn't one.

References to books like The Stand, and Slaughter House 5, have led some to believe that possibly these books are the clues given by the numbers. The Stand (reissuing of the expanded version) is the 24th book Stephen King has written.

Halos

The numbers could form a soundtrack for the World of Year Zero, seeing as they fit very well with the context of each location they are found. The 24 section of each number could mean that they should be viewed from the perspective of Year Zero.

  • Halo 3. Head Like a Hole
  1. Head Like A Hole (Slate)
  2. Head Like a Hole (Clay)
  3. Terrible Lie (Sympathetic Mix)
  • Halo 10. Further Down The Spiral
  1. Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)
  2. The Art Of Self Destruction, Part One
  3. Self Destruction, Part Two
  4. The Downward Spiral (The Bottom)
  5. Hurt (Quiet)
  6. Eraser (Denial, Realization)
  7. At The Heart Of It All
  8. Eraser (Polite)
  • Halo 13. The Day the World Went Away
  1. Day the World Went Away
  2. Starfuckers, Inc.
  • Halo 14. The Fragile
  1. Somewhat Damaged
  2. The Day The World Went Away
  3. The Frail
  • Halo 15. We're in This Together, Pt. 1
  1. We're In This Together
  2. 10 Miles High

(NOTE: This would rule out 24.15.8 as a valid number.)

  • Halo 17. And All That Could Have Been
  1. Terrible Lie
  • Halo 19. With Teeth
  1. All The Love In The World
  2. You Know What You Are?

This is supported by the following exceprt from the solutionsbackwardsinitiative website:

MIGUEL: What's our key text?
EVA: don't get me started.
. . .
JORDAN: We mined a few banned books/songs.
WAYNE: Eva didn't like my choice.
. . .
MIGUEL: Banned books? Oh, THAT was a good idea.
. . .
EVA: at least i used music from someone who's alive and fucking kicking.
MIGUEL: Was alive when he went to prison. Who knows now.