In a scene of the TV series Twin Peaks a flickering air plane window seems to hide some code. Can a reader solve it?
Hiding a code in a movie or TV series to create publicity is not necessarily a new idea. Here are a few examples (does a reader know more?):
- Earlier this week I blogged about the Fair Game code, which is still unsolved.
- In the TV series Breaking Bad a character sequence can be seen that might represent a code, too.
- Walt Disney’s The Lion King contains a scene that shows the word SEX or SFX formed by stars in the sky.
Alex Vladi, a reader of this blog has now posted a comment about another TV code in the Facebook group Cryptograms & Classical Ciphers. In the newest Episode of Twin Peaks (season 3) there was a short scene showing an airplane in flight with the windows flickering with special patterns. Here’s the scene on YouTube (close-up and slow motion):
For more information check this article on a Twin Peaks blog. As pointed out in this article, there is a small black spot on the tail of the plane that is flickering, too. This might represent another hidden code or add to the first one.
If this Twin Peaks code really exists, it it an example of steganography. Many more codes of this kind are described in my new book Versteckte Botschaften (2nd edition), which is going to be published soon.
In the comment section of the article linked above a number of hypotheses about the Twin Peaks code are presented. Here are the most interesting ones:
- As there are six windows, the message might be in a six bit code.
- The flickering might indicate finger positions on a flute or a similar musical instrument.
- The mountain in the background might be Mt. Rainier or Mt. Shasta in California.
- In this episode Twin Peaks character Gordon Cole whistles a tune from the movie Amarcord. A part of this tune appears in the Rammstein song “Engel”. This might be of relevance for the code.