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The Purification (Taos)

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  • Taos Ski Valley "The Purification" VRG
    Taos Ski Valley is a world-class, privately owned ski resort. Unlike other mega-resorts, people don't come to Taos for the glitz or glamor. They come to connect with the mountain, and to reconnect with their spirits. They are purists. And they are the disciples that would turn all skiers to worshipers of Taos. This VRG (Virtual Reality Game) tempted skiers and snowboarders alike to solve the mystery of "The Purification."

  • On September 22, 2006, a mysterious site called ThePurification.org appeared. An unknown symbol and a clock tickingdown were the only things found on the site. Hidden within the background were eight additional timers. Each would add a clue to the origin and purpose of ThePurification. For example, four clues were geographic coordinates that made a diamond around Taos.
  • Napkins, Post-it notes and otheritems directing people to thepurification.org were distributed in public areasthroughout the U.S.
  • Bloggers discoverthepurification.org and are determined to solve the mystery.
  • A“street prophet” calls for the return of pure skiing. The recording is postedon YouTube.
  • On November 14, 2006; 11:00 P.M. EST thepurification.org times out to zero. The truth isrevealed.
  • The day afterthepurification.org countdown a “Loyalist Kit” is sent to frequent Taos skiers.
  • The morning following thecountdown of the purification.org human statues “ski” in downtown Dallas. Flierswith the Taos Mantra were distributed to passersby.