Well, If They Can't Solve It, Who Can?

In 1988, the Central Intelligence Agency commissioned artist James Sanborn to create an installation for a space between the headquarter’s new and old buildings in Langley, Virginia. Sanborn’s design, a nearly ten-foot-high copper sculpture that resembles paper coming out of a printer, features an 865-character code. People from all over the world set out to decode the message, but it took more than seven years for a CIA employee to crack the first three sections, and to this day no one has solved the fourth.