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Characters:   Sam Thomas · Sonya · Tracey R · Sam's mother · Mr. Ockham · Oscar Talbot · Other...
Companies: Oceanic Airlines · The Maxwell Group · Austral Air
Locations: Sunda Trench · Black Rock

Video diary

Sam records a video diary revealing that he is having second thoughts about going on the expedition aboard the Christiane I. He is still unclear about what any of it has to do with Oceanic Flight 815, and is skeptical about the significance of the email he received from the Maxwell Group, thinking it may be a prank. He concludes that he will get off at the next port.

I think I have made a big mistake. At the moment, we're about 300 km off the Indonesian coast in an area called the Sunda Trench. Deep waters around 7,000m in some parts. And sure enough, the Christiane I's mission is to search for a sunken slave trading ship called the Black Rock that disappeared in 1881 whilst returning from a gold mining expedition around Papua New Guinea. I mean, that's all very exciting, but what does it have to do with 815? I'm starting to wonder what the hell I'm doing here. I thought following this lead would give me something to do besides just sit around and think, but sailing up and down over miles and miles of ocean looking for a needle in a hay stack 7,000m deep unfortunately gives you nothing but time to think. And what else makes wonder whether this is all worth it is... I received another email. This Maxwell Group, I just don't know what to make of it. It's just incomprehensible numbers. I can't make any sense of it no matter how long I stare at it. Maybe I just, I don't know, read too much into the first email. It's just somebody having a laugh because they saw me mouthing off on TV. Well, some joke. Now I think I'll just get off at next port. There's nothing to find out here.

Scrambled images


A frame of the video diary, showing the Oceanic ad


A frame with distorted words

There are, again, some hidden pics on this video. An Oceanic ad girl appears just Sam says "slave trading", a frame from the Oceanic commercial can be seen. Later, a frame of text containing the distorted words, "Shipwreck", "Salvage" and "Black Rock" can be seen. A third image can be found toward the end of the video, but it is currently unknown if it is of any importance.

Again there are bugs. The subtitles are from an earlier video.

Chapter 2 complete


The "My Progress" tab, indicating a completed chapter

By examination of the "My Progress" tab, all tasks for Chapter 2 have been completed.

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