18 1/2 Minute Gap

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  • Card from basic INWO Card Deck – Dated April 18, 1995
  • Rare Card
  • Plot Card – Unique Plot
  • Artist is Shea Ryan
  • Coloring from Jeff Koke
  • Alignment: N/A
  • Attribute: Requires Discards and all Illuminati actions

Suspect Triangle Location(s):

  • Center of Film Reel

This card the “18 1/2 Minute Gap,” is very obviously referring about the famous tape from the Watergate Hotel scandal with president Nixon where 18 and a half minutes so called accidentally got erased from the tape. There is a definite conspiracy about the Watergate scandal and it is quite interesting that this card is bringing that situation up. For those who do not know about the 18 1/2 minute gap or the Watergate, please feel free to visit websites I will include below for more readings:

To briefly explain what the 18 and a half minute gap actually is I will do a short summary of what I have researched. This gap is related to one film specifically during the time of president Nixon. During his term, tapes were designed where they would automatically be voice activated and set to record conversations in rooms of the white house. In a nutshell, there was an obvious important conversation Richard Nixon had on one tape and some how an eighteen minute and thirty second gap got created on it. Nixon’s secretary claimed to have accidentally create this gap while reviewing the tape. A long fight was established trying to get Nixon to release other related tapes as well. Once the tapes were accessed, one tape called “the smoking gun” gave the courts enough reason to say the gap was not an accident.To this day the conversation for that part of the tape is still unknown.

The machine that was used to record these conversations is known as the Sony TC-800b which can be seen below.

Sony TC-800b

Sony TC-800b Recording Machine

Also, here is a link to a video, for those interested in some of the features of the machine and how it works.

The recorder that was used to review previously recorded conversations was the Uher UG 5000, which also can be seen below:

Uher UG 5000

Uher UG 5000 Recording Machine

Looking into the illustration on the card, we see a person cutting the film of the tape showing that the tape here is actually being edited. Whether this is the actual truth to the Watergate tapes or not, it is very ironic to the story of Nixon’s secretary how she “accidentally” recorded over a previous conversation that he had.


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