While aboard the Christiane I, Sam looks at the engagement ring that was meant for Sonya. Sam turns on the radio, and discovers a frequency broadcasting a news report about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart]] from 1937. Sam turns of the radio, places the radio on the shelf, and turns out the light.
REPORTER:'...And in news just ahead, it has been reported that all communications with aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart have been lost. Miss Earhart was en route from New Guinea to Howland Island as part of a daring round-the-world flight. A tireless advocate for the aeronautical industry, Miss Earhart was the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the first to cross it solo. She regarded aviation as a relatively safe form of travel that should be widely adapted. The last verified communication received by the United States Coast Guard was at 8:43AM today, and indicated that Miss Earhart's Lockheed Electra was low on fuel. A search is already underway by the Coast Guard. There are many reports from across the Pacific of communications picked up from Miss Earhart's plane, but these are yet to be authenticated...
You gave me nothing but crumbs with your "black rock" request. It could be anything! Do you know how many companies call themselves 'Black Rock'! They're invariably in finance, oil or real estate - all VERY macho. Then there's all the deserts, mountains, beaches and national parks around the world called 'Black Rock'. None of them link to the Christiane I as far as I can tell so I guess you could say I'm making progress.
Unfortunately, I've only had a marginally better time with this Talbot guy. It looks like your instincts (as usual) were right about his background. He comes from a wealthy East Coast, New England family with a sketchy history in the diamond trade. Unfortunately, young Oscar's slippery nature runs in the family - they're reclusive in a way only a LOT of money can buy. Kind of creepy actually. I'm not used to these sorts of dead-ends. Best I can do is they arrived in New England in 1908 from the English county of Somerset.
My advice? Steer clear.
Sorry I can't give you more. Don't worry, I haven't given up on "black rock" yet. I'm sure I'll get you something in the next few days.
After finding these three clues, a clue for Season 4 is revealed by clicking on the diary on the bed. This activity leads the player to the ABC Website, or The Australian Yahoo! 7 website to complete an exercise.
In this mini-game, Sam received a voice mail message from Tracey R in which she gives information on the black rock which the player must remember, as they are quizzed afterward in a trivia game. Successfully completing the game, will provide two clues (depending on the site visited): "423 Cheyne Walk" or "Daniel Faraday".
Hey Sam. I wasn't sure if you'd get my email so I thought I'd leave a message. OK. The Black Rock. It was a slave ship that worked the black market in the late 1800's. It disappeared mysteriously in the South Indian Ocean in 1881. It was on its way back from a gold collecting expedition in Papua New Guinea. The ship was en route to Africa where the gold was to be illegally exchanged for slaves. Nice, huh? Anyway, apparently New Guinean traders claim the ship sailed away in an Easterly direction, not West, as it should have. And it was never seen again. From what I can make out there were 40 crew on board. And get this... after the "Black Rock" disappeared, no company claimed ownership of the vessel, probably because of its links to slave trading which was outlawed by then. Now while no direct ownership can be proved, what is known is that Black Rock left the Portsmouth docks from slip 23, and a group called the New World Sea Traders managed slips 18 through 27. The owner of New World Sea Traders was a former ship's captain by the name of Magnus Hanso and he would often captain numerous voyages each year - there's a possibility he was in charge of the Black Rock on that last voyage. OK, hope that's useful. Still don't know what all this has to do with anything but I trust you know what you're doing. See ya.
Eight of the following questions are presented to players:
What year did the Black Rock disappear? - 1881 Where was the Black Rock headed? - Africa From where was Black Rock returning? - Papua New Guinea How many crew were on board? - 40 What sort of ship was the Black Rock? - Slave Ship What sort of expedition was the Black Rock returning from? - Gold collecting expedition What docks did the Black Rock leave from? - Portsmouth What slips did the alleged owners of the Black Rock manage? - 18 to 27 What direction did the Black Rock leave Papua New Guinea? - Easterly In what ocean did the Black Rock supposedly disappear? - South Indian What company is alleged to have owned the Black Rock? - New World Sea Traders What slip number did the Black Rock leave from? - 23 Who is rumoured to have captained the Black Rock on its last voyage? - Magnus Hanso
After completing the previous mini-game, and returning to the "Clues from LOST" exercise, the user can now enter either "423 Cheyne Walk" or "Daniel Faraday". to reveal the Season 4 clue. Doing so presents a message saying "If found please return to Penny 020 7946 0893". Calling the number presents no clues, as it is an unassigned number.