# Sherlock’s hidden message #3

For the TV series Sherlock, BBC published some fictional websites.

Sherlock’s site, The Science of Deduction, contains three hidden messages:

Some anonymous guy has been sending me emails. It could be nothing but I'll post them up here. Could be an interesting case that you can help me with...

It says all three were "Solved", but it seems that the solution for the hidden message #3 is still missing. Here’s the message:

Sherlock Holmes!

Here's a picture you might enjoy:

Also, where is it the pigs live?

Mwah!
Xx

What is the solution? How does it work?

• Someone wth the necessary reputation should probably protect this question. Commented Feb 21, 2016 at 18:59

The hidden message is

SHERLOCK I HAVE FOUND YOU

Form the clue "where is it the pigs live?" I understood it is

Pigpen cipher

By deciphering, I got

SHERLOCK I HAVE FOUND YOU

Source: Pigpen cipher (You will get the idea about how to replace the code with corresponding alphabets from there)

The hidden message is:

SHERLOCK I HAVE FOUND YOU

I didn't use the clue "where is it the pigs live?", but instead I used:

http://observeanalysededuce.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/pigpen.png
If you click into the link above, you will see four different grids. And according to the grids, we can find that different symbols (just like in the message) mean different letters. So, if we follow the grids, we can find the hidden message.

• Doesn't the clue lead to what the cipher is? You even have it as the name of the png in your URL! Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 4:09
• Yes, the url say what the cipher is but I more focus on the hidden message Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 4:56
• If you didn't use the info that the cipher is 'pigpen' then how did you find that link containing image of pigpen cipher symbols? Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 11:44
• I like solving coded message with grid and I don't know how I found out the link of this image is somehow match the question Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 13:56