The gideon keys may be a work of fiction, but i still want to investigate them. Would anyone be up for going to some of the locations mentioned to snoop around and maybe get some vlog footage or something?
Welcome to the Forums, Niall and Jobas.
Niall: I know how you feel. Despite their seeming impossibility there's that degree of verisimilitude that keeps the mind utterly entranced. I've always felt there may be something truly strange going on in Calgary, but lacking the current means I have not yet been able to venture there in search. It would be exciting to have someone visit the various locations and report back.
Jobas: Are you, perhaps, a resident of Calgary? Could you get in touch with me as well, if you are? Just click the Contact tab on the top bar, and send me an email if you would please.
Replied jobas. im gonna take a read through them tonight and make notes of any locations mentioned.i live in brentwood, i know there is 2 or 3 brentwood ones.
Mentioned to Niall I had tried to explore #149.
My brother and I pulled up a large number of manhole covers in Brentwood one night. (Brentwood borders the South edges of Nose Hill Park). All the manholes we explored go about 8ft down and just act as junctions for the various storm drains. There were no actual tunnels that one could crawl through. However… after a long night of drinking and searching we discovered a large water drain of some sort, diameter of about 4 feet, that led in the direction of Nose Hill.
Sadly, we did not go very deep on account of the liquor taking hold. Would love to see where the pipe leads but just have not gone back since.
One thing that was interesting and eerie, was to see the graffiti in the pipe slowly get less and less dense to the point of bare cement. Like a visual reference of how far people were willing to venture.
There are lots of areas around Nose Hill that possibly house some underground secrets, especially the East/North sides. Nose Hill itself is pretty neat actually if one chooses to explore it.
Some facts about Nose Hill that may surprise:
- 11 square kilometers, a massive green space to have inside a city.
- Contains archaeological sites, stone circles/piles and such. I think there was even someone researching the similarities between Stonehenge and a stone circle found in Nose Hill but I could be wrong about that. I know it was definitely an area of spiritual significance in the past.
- It is a cool place once you get off the common trails. In the middle is a giant flat grassland where all the grass is that shitty brown color (you can hardly see any civilization so you get a really odd feeling standing there). Oh and you can always find weird stuff in the low traffic areas of the park.
Anyway if you are in Brentwood it is worth it to take a walk around Nose Hill off the trails.
Other than the keys, I think there is a lot more to Calgary than people think (a freind was telling me there is even a small lake/pond somewhere that has a tractor at the bottom?).
Also there are some really cool areas outside of Calgary to be explored (ice caves, abandoned school, etc).
I think I might start to do more exploring here now, be it keys or whatever, I can report on it all.
verisimilitude… man I had to look that one up.
Canada's Stonehenge is outside Brooks Alberta, about 200km from Calgary. Apparently it outdates Stonehenge.
Thank you, jobas, for the post. I'd be interested to hear what you find when you return (hopefully you'll go back soon!). Keep exploring, and please take photos of what you find. I'd sure like to see some of what you come up with, as well as whatever experiences you encounter.
You guys want my investigation info?
I probably still have all the original photos i went out for 4 years ago when Howard was reposting calganon's stuff "originally"
Hey Qirate. The photos would be excellent, could you host them on mediafire or something? I could compile them and add them to a collection on here. You said you live in Calgary yourself, correct? Would you be interested in perhaps going to a few more of the locations and taking some more pictures, when time permits? I've forgotten how many you went to initially.
Apparently someone went to Cadence a while back and got themselves a black eye, but they didn't make sure it was with the Prince of Darkness roast, so it ended up just being a really strong coffee. Maybe if you go there, and really press them on the specific roast, you might find yourself with the Key.
Here's all I got:
The ones labeled "Calgary Gideon Keys Pt. (1-3)" are the pics I took of all the investigations on the original entries I tried.
The "Gift for the Acolytes Pt. 1/2" were investigations of entries that were given to us by an anon in Howard's threads. The entries started at #200 and went down, often not matching up with other entries of the same number that Howard had saved from Calganon. Frankly I think he was a troll because all the shit he alluded to was garbage. I doubt he was even from Calgary.
The last folder, CGK is where the rips of the archives are I believe. I'm downloading it now to re-check as I uploaded these around the same time as the investigations.