Cracking the Uncrackable Code

Jim Sanborn created a sculpture containing a secret message. It sits on the grounds of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Yet no one has been able to solve it. Code breakers from around the world have tried for 30 years. They’re stumped. The artist meets with people like cryptologist Elonka Dunin who are desperate to solve the mystery at his Maryland studio every year or so. But Sanborn won’t divulge any clues. It’s too much fun keeping everyone guessing.
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Commentaires

  • Walter Beitusch

    Walter Beitusch

    Il y a 16 minutes

    The code says Trump is your President.

  • Ben

    Ben

    Il y a heure

    What if you read it going side to side so if you lay on far left corner and switch to left then right continuously, it might show you a sentence that you would barely see?

  • donga kolny

    donga kolny

    Il y a 2 heures

    So they didnt solve it? Uh. Okhay

  • hyisral

    hyisral

    Il y a 2 heures

    Imagine how long it would take before someone made an AI to solve this.

  • Péter Dobos

    Péter Dobos

    Il y a 2 heures

    Code: Code xd

  • Gie Diola

    Gie Diola

    Il y a 3 heures

    I guess it's his way of keeping friends and other people coming to him 😂😂😂

  • Caninebula603

    Caninebula603

    Il y a 4 heures

    what if the code is a code he made as a kid that nobody has seen before

  • Nathan gami

    Nathan gami

    Il y a 4 heures

    And here I am, solving a 4x4 puzzle for 9 Minutes

  • Yoongi And Wine

    Yoongi And Wine

    Il y a 5 heures

    Imagine just lying that you know the answer and getting a whole ass feast (for freE) every year just for u to give them no answer

  • radornkeldam

    radornkeldam

    Il y a 6 heures

    it's random noise.

  • Gaege Webb

    Gaege Webb

    Il y a 7 heures

    Click baited asf

  • MaxGoesHard

    MaxGoesHard

    Il y a 7 heures

    No one: Jim Sandborn: ucbfhntxidj5yruf5t iyhcbjdrnui hj

  • The Gamer Storm

    The Gamer Storm

    Il y a 8 heures

    Have they tried reading it upside down or backwards?

  • Brian B

    Brian B

    Il y a 9 heures

    The message doesn't have a solution, it's about the friends we made along the way

  • LMAO

    LMAO

    Il y a 9 heures

    just give that to 4chan or cicada redditors, it'll be solved in a day. probably.

  • Dont use your real name On the internet

    Dont use your real name On the internet

    Il y a 10 heures

    What it it wasnt meant to be a code at all and the previous ones are just coincidences

  • Xx_grims _xX

    Xx_grims _xX

    Il y a 10 heures

    Why can’t she just put every letter on a puzzle piece and just solve it like that I mean she does like puzzles right

  • SKYlikesPIE

    SKYlikesPIE

    Il y a 11 heures

    Some kid is gonna come along and crack it right in front of face within 30 seconds

  • Chris Hansen

    Chris Hansen

    Il y a 11 heures

    If I were him I would’ve made it just random shit so that’s it can’t be solved since it’s just random letters and characters. But the other 3 I would make solveable just to fuck with people. I really hope that’s what he did

  • Toots With a T

    Toots With a T

    Il y a 12 heures

    Algebra be like:

  • shaniqua farted

    shaniqua farted

    Il y a 12 heures

    i heard it grants you permission to use the n word forever..

  • Chapin Quetzal

    Chapin Quetzal

    Il y a 14 heures

    Boo

  • r1reilly xsw

    r1reilly xsw

    Il y a 15 heures

    Plot twist: the entie thing is designed just to see how long it would take for them to realise the only code was that there is no code.

  • Don720

    Don720

    Il y a 15 heures

    He might of made it up, there is no real answer. For the answer to wisdom is there is no answer or the answer never stops. U can say it either way, because wisdom keeps on going, as there is no end to eternity. We may not get this because we don't know what eternity is. If eternity is a good thing, than it will be wise. If it is wise, than it be eternal n never ending. So the answer is to not try to grab it but let it grow n let it come to you as wisdom can't stand still.

  • Kermit

    Kermit

    Il y a 15 heures

    imagine if it is actually random letters and this guy is just watching multiple people spend decades trying to crack it while he pretends to know it

  • thatguymactv

    thatguymactv

    Il y a 17 heures

    "That's as good to me as cracking the code," Lies

  • senelis da best

    senelis da best

    Il y a 17 heures

    I think i know how to solve the last code

  • Soumyajyoti Sarkar

    Soumyajyoti Sarkar

    Il y a 18 heures

    She slept with that cryptomaker. Thats how she knows this

  • Shiftless Lazycrat

    Shiftless Lazycrat

    Il y a 18 heures

    Since he has no experience in cryptography and all the professionals can't crack the last code, I'd bet it's gibberish.

  • Skermit

    Skermit

    Il y a 19 heures

    If you look at the code all the letters are going vertical in patterns. Example: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ BCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA CDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZAB DEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABC EFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCD FGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDE GHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEF HIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFG IJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXWZABCDEFGH JKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHI KLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJ LMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJK MNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKL NOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLM OPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMN PQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNO QRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP RSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQ STUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR TUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRS UVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST VWXWZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTU WXYZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUV XYZABCDEFGHIJKLMONOPQRSTUVW YZABCDEFGHIJKPMNOPQRSTUVWXY ZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

  • OmegaTheAnimator

    OmegaTheAnimator

    Il y a 19 heures

    Imagine the code is I just wasted your time cracking this code biiich!!!

  • AxeKillerBoy YT

    AxeKillerBoy YT

    Il y a 19 heures

    C r a c k e r s a r e t a s t y .

  • sotoayam08

    sotoayam08

    Il y a 19 heures

    let it go people, move on

  • Linda Nguyen

    Linda Nguyen

    Il y a 20 heures

    If you pause on 0:04 you can see the word "KRYPTOS"

  • August Johnson

    August Johnson

    Il y a 21 heure

    Someone get her a rubies cube

  • ZERO RUM

    ZERO RUM

    Il y a 22 heures

    *Not a plot twist but just fact: Even the guy who invented it didn't know what it means. It's simply a stupid collection of multiple languages merged into one. ULTIMATE TROLLING*

  • Abigail j34

    Abigail j34

    Il y a 22 heures

    Lol the title is so ironic

  • Brian Mendez

    Brian Mendez

    Il y a 22 heures

    soooo.....did they crack it.....

  • That one Garbage can

    That one Garbage can

    Il y a 22 heures

    Like you could’ve just left is alone :/

  • KacperParkour

    KacperParkour

    Il y a 23 heures

    Easter Egg Answer: BE SURE TO DRINK YOUR OVALTINE

  • iiSxmmy

    iiSxmmy

    Il y a jour

    The last code I just wanted to see how long it would take these stupid people to guess this code

  • Klymester

    Klymester

    Il y a jour

    You know maybe they shouldn't look at the code in a cryptic way but in an artistic way cause kryptos was made by an artist maybe that's why they are so stumped they need to see it from an artistic point of.view

  • Ghost Black Project

    Ghost Black Project

    Il y a jour

    Plot twist : it's not a real code but rather a a bunch of random letters to fool people 😁

  • Conor Rafferty

    Conor Rafferty

    Il y a jour

    It's the nuclear code?... if there's an attack on america the general will ring the CIA and ask for the nuclear code and everyone will be like "What?? who knows the nuclear code" then a eurika moment will happen in someones mind and they'll run out and read it off the monument. It was outside the CIAs head quarters so my initial judgement was that it was there to train people to think outside the box. Then i remembered how the nuclear code of the 80s or somet was a string of zeros. It was a string of zeros because everyone could remember it. If only 1 person knows the code then they could be captured or assassinated in war time or somthing.

  • Dosa Ketjil

    Dosa Ketjil

    Il y a jour

    I enjoyed seeing order come out of chaos.

  • luNartic __

    luNartic __

    Il y a jour

    *_The Last Code Will be_* *_REEEEEEE_*

  • AyeJayz

    AyeJayz

    Il y a jour

    Free food just because u made a code? *makes a dumb ass code hoping to get free food*

  • Hunter Kk

    Hunter Kk

    Il y a jour

    Well the code is not in just one kyp it is in all the man used all .. each other part is another type of coding

  • Peter Zhang

    Peter Zhang

    Il y a jour

    Woman: "Yes! The end......a url?" *clicks* We're no strangers t-

  • VandalAudi

    VandalAudi

    Il y a jour

    Has anyone tried light? The shadow from the sculpture? Or possibly it was just a red herring...

  • jun Cabrejas

    jun Cabrejas

    Il y a jour

    * use hammer * :p cracked!

  • akmal roshan gaming

    akmal roshan gaming

    Il y a jour

    The code is can you like my comment

  • Zoro Gaming

    Zoro Gaming

    Il y a jour

    How did they crack the code if its uncrackable huh? explain that

  • Peter Lalremthanga Austin

    Peter Lalremthanga Austin

    Il y a jour

    It's a clock and the sun light plays the rule

  • Peter Lalremthanga Austin

    Peter Lalremthanga Austin

    Il y a jour

    Twelve feet and 24 long ... That's Clock...

  • xXsknnylgndx x

    xXsknnylgndx x

    Il y a jour

    I honestly think the last code was meant to be solved by someone like himself. Someone who has no knowledge of coding. Maybe like a 12 year old will see it one day and just figure that shit out

  • ilya lead4blade

    ilya lead4blade

    Il y a jour

    I wonder what makes them think it's a code, not an illogical mishmash of letters that cannot be deciphered?

  • sliced banana

    sliced banana

    Il y a jour

    What if it's just a random letters

  • Game rats 123

    Game rats 123

    Il y a jour

    Does it say this

  • Game rats 123

    Game rats 123

    Il y a jour

    If it is than yay

  • Game rats 123

    Game rats 123

    Il y a jour

    0:04 it says kryptos

  • Game rats 123

    Game rats 123

    Il y a jour

    I think that's what it says

  • Eva Ritman

    Eva Ritman

    Il y a jour

    Honestly I don’t even have the patience to make a like 30 part puzzle

  • Dave Otuwa

    Dave Otuwa

    Il y a jour

    'Tis could be the world's longest solve of any kind!

  • KhλlidNandaru

    KhλlidNandaru

    Il y a jour

    just "crack" the code

  • Gemma Miranda

    Gemma Miranda

    Il y a jour

    I encoded it it says THE CIA KILLED JFK 1 WE ARE CORRUPT 2 THE GOVERNMENT IS CORRUPT 3 THE UNITED STATES WILL RULE THE WORLD 4 Told you I encoded it Plot twist that stuff that they encoded was a lie

  • I still listen to mcr Sorry

    I still listen to mcr Sorry

    Il y a jour

    Damn she’s hella smart

  • Naveen Chaurasiya

    Naveen Chaurasiya

    Il y a jour

    The code is you got a job at CIA 😂😂

  • ui ui

    ui ui

    Il y a jour

    Wait thats illegal

  • mrsiborg

    mrsiborg

    Il y a jour

    I suddenly feel the need to blow my nose.

  • Rare Red Cobra

    Rare Red Cobra

    Il y a jour

    That guy was probably like "Lol lets just make it a bunch of random letters and see if they figure out"

  • Arkfan 21 21

    Arkfan 21 21

    Il y a jour

    When you find out it's just a man who smashed his head on the keyboard

  • Dragonlord 89

    Dragonlord 89

    Il y a jour

    the forth passage could be combining different cods together to solve the forth passage

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