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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  • maybe look at the shadow plays , at a certain time of day or night, FULL MOON

    Trinity G.Trinity G.17 minutes ago
  • What if there is no code and the answer is literally what is on the sculpture

    TheTragedyThatIsMyLifeTheTragedyThatIsMyLifeHour ago
  • Einstein: I'm the smartest man in the world, I can solve everything. Kryptos: Hold my letters.

    DioXLDioXLHour ago
  • The code says Trump is your President.

    Walter BeituschWalter Beitusch2 hours ago
  • 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?

    BenBen3 hours ago
  • So they didnt solve it? Uh. Okhay

    donga kolnydonga kolny5 hours ago
  • Imagine how long it would take before someone made an AI to solve this.

    hyisralhyisral5 hours ago
  • Code: Code xd

    Péter DobosPéter Dobos5 hours ago
  • I guess it's his way of keeping friends and other people coming to him 😂😂😂

    Gie DiolaGie Diola6 hours ago
  • what if the code is a code he made as a kid that nobody has seen before

    Caninebula603Caninebula6036 hours ago
  • And here I am, solving a 4x4 puzzle for 9 Minutes

    Nathan gamiNathan gami7 hours ago
  • 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

    Yoongi And WineYoongi And Wine8 hours ago
  • it's random noise.

    radornkeldamradornkeldam9 hours ago
  • Click baited asf

    Gaege WebbGaege Webb10 hours ago
  • No one: Jim Sandborn: ucbfhntxidj5yruf5t iyhcbjdrnui hj

    MaxGoesHardMaxGoesHard10 hours ago
  • Have they tried reading it upside down or backwards?

    The Gamer StormThe Gamer Storm10 hours ago
  • The message doesn't have a solution, it's about the friends we made along the way

    Brian BBrian B11 hours ago
  • just give that to 4chan or cicada redditors, it'll be solved in a day. probably.

    LMAOLMAO12 hours ago
  • What it it wasnt meant to be a code at all and the previous ones are just coincidences

    Dont use your real name On the internetDont use your real name On the internet12 hours ago
  • 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

    Xx_grims _xXXx_grims _xX13 hours ago
  • Some kid is gonna come along and crack it right in front of face within 30 seconds

    SKYlikesPIESKYlikesPIE13 hours ago
  • 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

    Chris HansenChris Hansen14 hours ago
  • Algebra be like:

    Toots With a TToots With a T14 hours ago
  • i heard it grants you permission to use the n word forever..

    shaniqua fartedshaniqua farted15 hours ago
  • Boo

    Chapin QuetzalChapin Quetzal17 hours ago
  • 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.

    r1reilly xswr1reilly xsw17 hours ago
  • 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.

    Don720Don72017 hours ago
  • 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

    KermitKermit18 hours ago
  • "That's as good to me as cracking the code," Lies

    thatguymactvthatguymactv20 hours ago
  • I think i know how to solve the last code

    senelis da bestsenelis da best20 hours ago
  • She slept with that cryptomaker. Thats how she knows this

    Soumyajyoti SarkarSoumyajyoti Sarkar20 hours ago
  • Since he has no experience in cryptography and all the professionals can't crack the last code, I'd bet it's gibberish.

    Shiftless LazycratShiftless Lazycrat21 hour ago
  • 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

    SkermitSkermit21 hour ago
  • Imagine the code is I just wasted your time cracking this code biiich!!!

    OmegaTheAnimatorOmegaTheAnimator21 hour ago
  • C r a c k e r s a r e t a s t y .

    AxeKillerBoy YTAxeKillerBoy YT22 hours ago
  • let it go people, move on

    sotoayam08sotoayam0822 hours ago
  • If you pause on 0:04 you can see the word "KRYPTOS"

    Linda NguyenLinda Nguyen23 hours ago
  • Someone get her a rubies cube

    August JohnsonAugust JohnsonDay ago
  • *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*

    ZERO RUMZERO RUMDay ago
  • Lol the title is so ironic

    Abigail j34Abigail j34Day ago
  • soooo.....did they crack it.....

    Brian MendezBrian MendezDay ago
  • Like you could’ve just left is alone :/

    That one Garbage canThat one Garbage canDay ago
  • Easter Egg Answer: BE SURE TO DRINK YOUR OVALTINE

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

    iiSxmmyiiSxmmyDay ago
  • 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

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

    Ghost Black ProjectGhost Black ProjectDay ago
  • 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.

    Conor RaffertyConor RaffertyDay ago
  • I enjoyed seeing order come out of chaos.

    Dosa KetjilDosa KetjilDay ago
  • *_The Last Code Will be_* *_REEEEEEE_*

    luNartic __luNartic __Day ago
  • Free food just because u made a code? *makes a dumb ass code hoping to get free food*

    AyeJayzAyeJayzDay ago
  • 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

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

    Peter ZhangPeter ZhangDay ago
  • Has anyone tried light? The shadow from the sculpture? Or possibly it was just a red herring...

    VandalAudiVandalAudiDay ago
  • * use hammer * :p cracked!

    jun Cabrejasjun CabrejasDay ago
  • The code is can you like my comment

    akmal roshan gamingakmal roshan gamingDay ago
  • How did they crack the code if its uncrackable huh? explain that

    Zoro GamingZoro GamingDay ago
  • It's a clock and the sun light plays the rule

    Peter Lalremthanga AustinPeter Lalremthanga AustinDay ago
  • Twelve feet and 24 long ... That's Clock...

    Peter Lalremthanga AustinPeter Lalremthanga AustinDay ago
  • 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

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

    ilya lead4bladeilya lead4bladeDay ago
  • What if it's just a random letters

    sliced bananasliced bananaDay ago
  • Does it say this

    Game rats 123Game rats 123Day ago
    • If it is than yay

      Game rats 123Game rats 123Day ago
    • 0:04 it says kryptos

      Game rats 123Game rats 123Day ago
    • I think that's what it says

      Game rats 123Game rats 123Day ago
  • Honestly I don’t even have the patience to make a like 30 part puzzle

    Eva RitmanEva RitmanDay ago
  • 'Tis could be the world's longest solve of any kind!

    Dave OtuwaDave OtuwaDay ago
  • just "crack" the code

    KhλlidNandaruKhλlidNandaruDay ago
  • 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

    Gemma MirandaGemma MirandaDay ago
  • Damn she’s hella smart

    I still listen to mcr SorryI still listen to mcr SorryDay ago
  • The code is you got a job at CIA 😂😂

    Naveen ChaurasiyaNaveen ChaurasiyaDay ago
  • Wait thats illegal

    ui uiui uiDay ago
  • I suddenly feel the need to blow my nose.

    mrsiborgmrsiborgDay ago
Cracking the Uncrackable Code