Karl Koch was a German computer hacker and a fan of the Illuminatus trilogy, a satirical novel by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea. He was also one of the earliest supporters of the Chaos Computer Club, a group of hackers and computer enthusiasts based in Germany. Koch’s work in hacking and computer security drew heavily from the ideas of Wilson and the Illuminatus trilogy, which explored the themes of conspiracy, discord, and the manipulation of reality through language and symbolism.
Koch’s interest in numerology and the occult also played a role in his life and work. He was fascinated by the numerical coincidences and patterns that he saw in the world, and believed that they were evidence of a deeper, underlying order that could be accessed through esoteric knowledge and practice.
Unfortunately, Koch’s life was cut short under mysterious circumstances. He died in 1989 at the age of 23, under what some believe to be suspicious circumstances. The numerological coincidences surrounding his death, such as the repetition of the number 23 and the correspondence to certain events in the Illuminatus trilogy, have been the subject of much speculation and investigation.
It is difficult to know exactly how Koch would have interpreted these coincidences and their relationship to his work with Wilson’s ideas and the Chaos Computer Club. However, it is clear that he was deeply engaged with the themes of discord and manipulation of reality that are central to the Illuminatus trilogy, and that his interest in numerology and the occult would have made him attuned to the symbolic resonance of the events surrounding his death. For example, Koch was born on December 31, 1965, which is a date that adds up to the number 23 when the digits are added together (12+31+1+9+6+5=23). In Discordianism, the number 23 is considered a sacred number, representing chaos and the unknown. It is also a prime number and has been associated with various conspiracies and mystical beliefs.
Furthermore, Koch died on May 23, 1989, at the age of 23. The fact that he died on the 23rd of May, the number which held such significance in his birthdate, is certainly a curious coincidence. This has led some Discordians and numerologists to speculate that his death was not just a random event, but rather a significant event in the grand scheme of things. Other Discordians are split on the significance of his death, along with the preposterous prospect of “a grand scheme of things” having factual objective existence. This alone is proof of ERIS and her greatness. Whatever role she played in his murder, I will stand by her regardless. I will follow my Goddess as she leads me to greatness!! To victory!!! To infinity… and BEYOND!!!!!