In the years since the Publius Enigma was first announced on the newsgroup
alt.music.pink-floyd there have
been numerous theories advanced about its purpose and its solution. I believe
that the enigma is a word puzzle, created by the the author and contained
in the messages posted at that time. This website details the evidence
I have found which appears to support this belief.
"Although all great music is subject to multiple
interpretations, in this case there is a central purpose and a designed
solution. For the ingenious person (or group of persons) who recognizes
this - and where this information points to - a unique prize has been secreted."
Note: This website contains no background or introductory information.
If you are unfamiliar with the Publius Enigma, please take the time to
visit Eric Spiering's web
The messages themselves
Publius posted several messages during his brief visit to alt.music.pink-floyd,
but many of them were reposts or consisted of general discussion. Since
only three of them appear to contain coded messages, they are the only
ones reproduced here. All the posts, with headers, can be found at Eric's
The codes found in the messages (so far)