A single post on the unfiction forums has opened the door to a fascinating story dating back some 20 years.
At the University of Arizona, a series of ads has been placed in the school’s newspaper, the Arizona Wildcat. These ads have shown up every year around May 1st for the last 20 years or so, and seem to be cryptic puzzles relating to some sort of secret counterculture organization. Bryan Hance, the former webmaster of the Wildcat, noticed the ads, and has been trying to track down what’s been going on ever since. He is chronicling his findings at www.maydaymystery.org.
The story is summed up in an article at the Northwest Explorer. Is this real? Is a secret organization communicating and recruiting new members using this technique, or is someone merely spending lots of time and money on what amounts to be just a huge intellectual puzzle?