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Characters:   Rachel Blake · Alvar Hanso · Thomas Mittelwerk · DJ Dan · William Kilpatrick · W. Malick · Other...
Themes: Hanso Foundation · DHARMA · Valenzetti Equation · Sri Lanka Video · Apollo Candy · Other... updated with a press release by Alvar Hanso himself:

To all:

The path of secrecy is a slippery slope. While necessity may dictate, at times, that we shade ourselves and our work from the all-too-often harsh light of inquiry, habitual secret-keeping can mire even the noblest of intentions in shadow. It is this shadow I fell prey to, blinded not only to the actions of colleagues like Dr. Thomas Werner Mittelwerk, but also to the works of my own hand.

I fear the lessons learned have cost many their happiness. Some few have even lost their lives. My regret for this is endless. But, I assure you now, as I did then, that the work of The Hanso Foundation has always been intended to bring rebirth to a dying land and a dying people.

Our methods must change. As of this moment, The Hanso Foundation enters a period of restructure and overhaul. Transparency and oversight will be our guiding principles, excellence in communication and response to feedback our greatest strengths. To save humanity, we need first tap into just that -- our humanity.

Much time has passed -- perhaps too much. Thanks to the tireless efforts of my daughter, Rachel Blake, and a worldwide movement set against the dark entity that was Thomas Mittelwerk's regime, I have been exonerated and freed from imprisonment. Thanks to the grace and foresight of the Global Welfare Consortium, we at the Hanso Foundation have been given a second chance to build a future that can support, enrich, and cradle us all in peace and joy.

It is to this that I dedicate my life and my Foundation. My only hope is that you will join me.

Alvar Hanso

Clicking on the word "humanity" at the end of the third paragraph reveals an audio message from Mittelwerk:

You've taken the battle, but that's all it was, a battle. Humanity needs me, now more than ever. I have the virus, I have the will, and I will not fail.

Official UK Lost Podcast

A scrambled transmission was also spread throughout the September 26th Official UK Lost Podcast:

"You are able to receive this message through advanced data encoding. [by/from] The Hanso Foundation. [?] ...avoid will receive this message...there is great danger...time is limited...transmissio- ...You are able to receive this message through advanced data encoding. This audio data is being monitored by The Hanso Foundation. [leave?] this audio feed. Stop Hanso. A transmission is being prepared. [?] great danger. We have reason to believe that Rachel Blake may have been compromised. Potential that our transmission is being broadcast. Only then can we stop Hanso. There may be attempts to corrupt the feed with a digital sickness. Transmission... You are able to receive this message through advanced data encoding. By now the Hanso Foundation may have scrambled my voice. The transmission of highly important information...locating a great danger in the field...will begin shortly. It is imperitive that the following information is disseminated to the widest possible audience. There is great danger. It is all real. Everything is real. The work that Rachel Blake has achieved has been astounding. That is ..[?].. that she has not been compromised. Together we can stop Hanso. Transmission begins."

[The audio of the Sri Lanka Video follows.]

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