Decipher This Code

Those who are into classic mystery books will make sense of the following code below easily. Does it look familiar to you by any chance?

*UPDATE*

Congratulations to Missy for (almost) solving the code. As most of you have guessed, this is indeed the code from Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel “The Return of Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of Dancing Men“. The code is straight from the novel and it means:

AM HERE ABE SLANEY.

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11 responses to this post.

  1. From Sherlock Holmes..can’t remember which book though 😦

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  2. I would have shot each and everyone of them and then called in CTU… msg clear, they must all disappear!!

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  3. It could be a semaphore, people used that to communicate with ships before radio was invented. You can learn more aobut it here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semaphore_(communication)

    Am I right ?

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  4. Certainly Sherlock Holmes & The Mystery Of Dancing men 🙂
    but I do not remember how to decipher it

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  5. That is cool! how do you decipher it?

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  6. S-H’s for sure.. Adventures of the Dancing Men…. God I haven’t Read or seen any of those stories fot ages !!!

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  7. Posted by Missy-TheOriginal on June 14, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    It’s from Sherlock Holmes “The Strand Magazine, The Return of Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of Dancing Men”, the code of dancing men at the end of the story was deciphered by Holmes to mean: COME HERE AT ONCE.

    I tried really hard to decipher the code you constructed but here’s what the best I can do:

    1st word: AM
    2nd word: HERE
    3rd word: A _ E (three letters, the middle one I couldn’t figure out)
    4rth word: Sia(N, V or R) ey (The first three words I think are correct and last two are E and Y but the 4th letter I couldn’t make it… so the whole sentence would be:

    AM, HERE, A__E, SIA__EY

    How far was I right? lol …

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  8. Posted by Missy-TheOriginal on June 14, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    OH WAIT!!!!!! I GOT IT!!!!!

    I JUST REALIZED the 2nd letter in the 3rd word is an (R) and the 4th letter in the 4th word is an (N) so the result is:

    AM, HERE, ARE, SIANEY ?

    Umm….but that doesnt make sense… Is it supposed to be a sentence?

    YALLAH I WANT THE ANSWER!!!! heheheh… 😛

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  9. Posted by Missy-TheOriginal on June 14, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    AM HERE ARE SLANEY

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  10. @Everybody

    Thanks for trying and good job on figuring out where the code came from. I hope cracking the code didn’t cause any internal brain damage or something LOL (that goes to you Missy).

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