September 21, 2006
| Mike is kidnapped and released
September 21st, 2006 - At the beginning of the summer, when I decided to start this website, I never considered how large it would become! I have been shocked time and again about the changing nature of The Oculus and the way it has been pointing us towards Faith Arella's journey.
This latest change in The Oculus has convinced me more than ever that it is trying to tell us something - something that will change the way we look at our world. Another rune appeared this past week and required us to input a piece from each 'miracle magnet' that Faith has met along the way. Kriel's music, Mike's music and Ama's music need to be entered in sequence for the Oculus to open.
When it finally opens, the pattern is broken. Instead of seeing a vision of the past or present we see the Oculus itself covered in a map. This map of the planet reveals locations and MORE runes in pairs. Our team spent hours calculating the lines and found that the matching pairs lined up and all lines converged on one location: Mt. Ararat in eastern Turkey.
Take a look for yourself:
Once we realized we had another destination, we sent Faith news immediately. When she arrived things took a very serious turn. In a busy market in the middle of the day, Mike disappeared. Faith couldn't find any sign of him and found their hotel room was ransacked - almost as if someone was looking for something.
That night the man in the white hat appeared to Faith closer and more frightening than ever. It was the last straw for Faith. She packed up and grabbed the next bus for Ararat. We haven't heard anything yet. But there's GOOD NEWS! I have just received a message from Mike, and he attached a video for us. He says it all in his note, and I'll continue to pass along his messages here to keep you up to date on his trip as well.
I have set up an email address for Mike - firstname.lastname@example.org
Another update today from Mike - looks like he's already on the road.
Exhausted traveller (Sept 22)
Not much new from Mike, just a sign that the journey is taking its toll.
Lowest of lows to highest of highs (Sept 23)
Mike checks in again from a ferry. Just when things were looking their worst, a sign from Faith appeared to guide the way! Still no news from Faith... but there's hope.
Finally nearing Ararat (Sept 24)
It has seemed an eternity to travel across Turkey, but it looks like Mike may be closer than ever to Ararat and Faith... Let's hope for another update soon.
Faith's camera discovered! (Sept 25)
We have waited so long for any sign of Faith at all - but this still wasn't the sign any of us wanted. Mike has booked a trek up Ararat for tomorrow morning and made a discovery in the local bazaar.
Mike returns empty-handed (Sept 27)
I can hardly watch this video. Mike just seems so broken - so defeated. I have to admit I'm feeling the same way as well.
Missing tapes from Faith's video camera (Sept 27)
Click here to see the complete tape from Faith's camera after Mike recovered it from the foot of Mt. Ararat. I have seen it about twenty times already, and I still can't believe it.