Previously on Lake City Quiet Pills’ Part 1, the Reddit user /u/ReligionOfPeace – the allegedly 79-year old man named Milo that died in July of 2009, his friend /u/2-6 created an account to announce the death.
Some Reddit users found a similar-sounding username, AngelTwo-Six, on a website named Fark. Fark was a precursor to other sites like Reddit. Coincidentally, the account AngelTwo-Six on Fark was created on October 11th, 2001, and linked to an email address is “[email protected].”
There it is again: lakecityquietpills.com. Odd, right?
On Fark, AngelTwo-Six had commented primarily about rifles, amunition, and weaponry. Like /u/ReligionOfPeace, this user seemed to have a history of military service, and commented primarily about violence and shooting.
Reddit users can reasonably surmise that the users /u/2-6 and AngelTwo-Six were the same, based on the consistent spelling and grammar mistakes across all accounts. They constantly put the apostrophe in the word “didn’t” after the second D, instead of the N. They spelled “know,” as in the knowledge form of “know,” as N-O. And they misspelled a variety of other rather-easy words, such as “tolerated” or “friend.”
But several Redditors remained convinced that the entire thing was a hoax.
Website lakecityquietpills.com still working, attracting more users than ever, because of the death of /u/ReligionOfPeace. More and more people were using the Lake City Quiet Pills website as an image host.
Source code – hidden messages
Some people explored the site’s underlying code and found some hidden codes which looked like hidden messages, with dates/months and years, which showed a bizarre story.
On its surface, lakecityquietpills.com was little more than an image hosting site, which hosted hundreds of pornographic images. But hidden underneath the website was something else entirely.
Hidden inside the site’s HTML code was a motto: “Dispensing Lake City Quiet Pills to lousy bastards in need of permanent rest since 1968.”
Underneath this motto was a random smattering of information, which included names and acronyms which still aren’t clear today.
“Shade is maintaining the calendar and access to the filedump. Angel has the job postings for EU and asia. We aren’t sending anyone to ME. No one. Don’t ask for listings.”
Shade? That’s a new name. But Angel? Sounds a lot like AngelTwo-Six, aka Reddit user /u/2-6. EU and Asia are pretty easy to figure out – Europe and Asia – but the meaning of ME has remained a debate for some time. Some believe it might mean Middle East.
Other messages were what looked like job listings, which detailed requirements that sound an awful lot like mercenary or assassin work.
“Immediate need! 8-10 chinese/korean. Fluent korean/dialect/accent details after contact. 12 week halfpay sequester on refusal.”
“two ground types. Fluent farsi arabic french. no papers, no problems”
“Need formed group (8-10). single op. deliv bonus. “gentleman’s agreement” insurance. Immediate need.”
This website’s HTML code was full of these, which seemed to have no other explanation than being for military contractors. Maybe not necessarily mercenaries or assassin work, but perhaps defense contractors and bodyguards. These are just a few examples of the dozens of these postings, which were hidden in the HTML code of lakecityquietpills.com.
/u/ReligionOfPeace might have been working on a website that doubled as a job posting site for hitmen, assassins, military contractors, black ops, wetwork…
Meaning of the name “Lake City Quiet Pills”
Redditors began pointing out a government-owned and operated ammunition plant, based out of Independence, Missouri. Named the Lake City Ammunition Plant, it had been created by Remington Arms back in 1941, where it began manufacturing and testing small arms for the U.S. military.
Since 1941, the Lake City Ammunition Plant – also called the Lake City Arsenal – has remained in continuous operation . To this day, it produces nearly 1.4 billion rounds of ammo each and every year, remaining the single largest producer of small arms ammunition for the U.S. Armed Forces.
It is unknown if there is any connection between this plant and the website Lake City Quiet Pills, but the name doesn’t seem coincidental. “Quiet pills” are the bullets manufactured at this facility.
The mystery continues
In a message inside the HTML code, dated the same day as the death of /u/ReligionOfPeace – which was announced to Reddit – July 17th, 2009:
“I am sorry to tell you that old Milo died yesterday. He went quiet and calm, not like we all figured. I gave that fat mangy cat of his to the little girl next. No services or nothing, you know Milo. I’m taking his ashes back to where his farm was. Close to it anyway. Theirs a mall where his place was.
“So hoist a few for the old man. Remember what he said, keep with the man who’se got your back.”
Based on a couple of misspellings in this post, we can reasonably surmise that this post was written by AngelTwo-Six, a.k.a /u/2-6.
On September 30th, 2009 – more than two months later – this person posted:
“For those who have asked, I bricked Milo’s IronKey the same day. All is well.” This user is implying that there was incriminating information on Milo’s hard drive, which now no longer exists.
In January of 2010, AngelTwo-Six returned:
“hapy new year, everyone. were having a birthday party for the old man on the 19th. party starts at 1500 at the usual. send your rsvp to shade. fyi, were booking a room for 3 days for anyone coming from out of area, and overnight for locals. come hoist one for dutch milo!”
It sounds almost familial: a birthday bash to celebrate the life of someone that brought so many people together.
However, many have interpreted this post to have a different meaning altogether. In the years since this hidden message appeared in the code of lakecityquietpills.com, some have tried to tie this gathering – this alleged “party” – to one of the most intricate assassinations of the last century.