Anyway, the dates they mentioned about recruiting July 24-27th in San Diego led to many of us rightly guessing that this would be happening at Comic Con. Today's email confirms this, and adds other interesting stuff. Scroll past the text for some analysis Lostpedians have come up with!
CC: Hans Van Eeghen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Recruitment Information
Octagon Global Recruiting, on behalf of the Dharma Initiative, would like to thank you for registering your expression of interest in our latest volunteer recruitment drive.
We will be launching in San Diego on July 24th at Comic-Con International offering select registrants the opportunity to take an exciting aptitude test that will give applicants the chance to demonstrate their unique talents.
The Dharma Initiative hopes you will be able to join us to find out more about their ground-breaking new research project. We will contact you closer to the date with more information.
For those not able to join us in San Diego, Dharma's full recruitment program will be made available online to registered recruits after July 27th.
In the meantime, the Dharma Initiative urges you to spread the word. Invite your colleagues to join the team at www.octagonglobalrecruiting.com and take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity.
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THIS IS AN OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION OF THE DHARMA INITIATIVE:
This message and its attachments are confidential and may contain information which is protected by copyright. It is intended solely for the named addressee. If you are not the authorised recipient (or responsible for delivery of the message to the authorised recipient), you must not use, disclose, print, copy or deliver this message or its attachments to anyone. If you receive this email in error, please contact the sender immediately and permanently delete this message and its attachments from your system. Any content of this message and its attachments that does not relate to the official business of the Dharma Initiative or its subsidiaries must be taken not to have been sent or endorsed by any of them. No representation is made that this email or its attachments are without defect or that the contents express views other than those of the sender.
Okay, back to black. So yeah, interesting stuff, hope that disclaimer doesn't mean I'm about to get sued by DHARMA for sharing this info with the masses... But anyway, first off, did you notice the carbon copy, to Hans Van Eeghen. A new mysterious character joins this developing ARG, who is he? A worker? The big cheese? And what kind of a name is Hans Van Eeghen... a possible anagram? Let us know your theories!
Furthermore, try emailing Hans using the email CC address. We've had a few reports that you get the response "Thank you for your email. I am currently on assignment in the field. I will contact you as soon as I am back in the office. Sincerely, Hans" Supports the employee theory.
Finally, check out the linked website version of the email... and then go on the source code. Notice something fishy? There's something there that says "March has 32 days". Thanks to some clever work, its been established that this is a reference to the title of the last story from Mystery Tales No. 40, a comic book which appeared in the episode Cabin Fever (it was one of the items Richard Alpert presented to a young John Locke).
Looks like answers will be given at Comic Con, over a month away. Until then, let's hope for a few more clues!