When Hank Johnson the XM Hunter First Showed Up


Two years ago this week the world was introduced to adventurer Hank Johnson and his “NOMAD” TV series.  NOMAD was the first of many incarnations for the mysterious Johnson in the new world of Ingress.  

Johnson has been mentor in the weirdness that is “exotic matter” or XM to astro-archaeologist Conrad Yeats from the world of Raising AtlantisThe two have faced off against various global mining interests that Vatican linguist Serena Serghetti believes are part of the centuries-old organization known as The Alignment.

Indeed, Serghetti has gone so far to suggest that the alignments of the world’s capital cities that Conrad Yeats and his Atlantis Mapping Project have been charting share key characteristics with the XM portals that Hank Johnson has been raiding.  

The exact nature of that overlap remains to be seen.  But Serghetti’s relationship with the late symbologist Carrie Campbell suggests that so-called “Shaper Glyphs” may hold the key.  

Meanwhile, rumors continue to circulate of the existence of a “Man in the High Castle”-type of novella titled The Shaper Key.  Penned by New York Times bestselling author Thomas Greanias, The Shaper Key is said be held under lock and key deep within the secret vaults of Google’s Niantic Labs.  

A rosetta stone of sorts for XM researchers, like the Dead Sea Scrolls, The Shaper Key itself may never see the light of day in public. But key excerpts and intel will undoubtedly continue to seep out through sources such as Hank Johnson, Conrad Yeats and Serena Serghetti.  

Here is the original Hank Johnson story as it appeared on Feb. 3, 2013.