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Henry "Hank" Johnson - Detailed Dossier

Dr. Henry “Hank” Johnson (Henry Holland Johnson of birth name) is  the star of the archeology based reality series, NOMAD, a former soldier, a scientist and  an XM Sensitive His unique skills with XM brought him to the Niantic Project in order to study his sensitivity.

Recent News

Hank Johnson announced that he will be going to Phoenix, Arizona on December 7th to film his next episode of NOMAD on the Hohokam people. The Visur report indicates that he is searching for clues to an ancient 13Magnus stronghold.

Relationship to Ezekiel Calvin

Earlier in his academic career, Hank Johnson attracted the attention of Dr. Ezekiel Calvin for his research on the ancient secret society known as 13Magnus.

The sponsorship of Dr. Calvin and his associates allowed Hank to explore the connections between XM, glyphs and the influence on different civilizations. His reality show NOMAD, often served as a cover for his research in less welcoming locations. Hank's research led him to various Anomalies around the world including Peshawar, Afghanistan, the Caddo ruins in Crossplains, Texas and the Cahokia mounds which also was the subject of his thesis. His fascination with the Cahokia Mounds in particular would ultimately lead him to side with the Enlightened faction.

Hank Johnson's special relationship with Dr. Calvin and the usefulness of his NOMAD trips may have been influential in being granted special leave from the project to film his reality show. Due to his frequent absences, he was not exposed to the massive XM surge on Epiphany night.

Hank has continued to maintain contact with Dr. Calvin after the close of the Niantic Project, performing various jobs that are only occasionally revealed. (see Ingress: Level 8 and The Alignment Ingress)

Relationship with Devra Bogdanovich

Dr. Johnson's research also led him to the Arecibo Conservatory in Puerto Rico where he met and started a  romantic relationship with a younger Devra Bogdanovich. Together, they published a paper on a series of glyphs that resurfaced years later during 13Magnus.

He would encounter Devra again at the Niantic Project before she made her escape to Visur Technology. Their relationship would messily when Hank discovered that Devra had Visur spy on him during a secret meeting. (see

When they met again at 13Magnus: Los Angeles, he greeted her coldly and left stating that he didn't trust anyone anymore.

After returning from his 1331 days resurrection, Agents began searching for portals that when hacked, would provide breadcrumbs, or important pieces of information left by or linked to Hank. See the dossier for more information.

Reference Files

File/Clue Name Key Concepts Information from File/Clue Date Presented
An Ancient Power Spot (thesis)Thesis from Hank about Cahokia MoundsThis thesis was written in 1995 for his Bachelor, and may be his first contact with XM locations 27 January 2013
NOMAD Trailer for NOMAD The trailer for Hank Johnson's reality show about archaeology around the world 02 Feb 2013
StatesideHank talks to Boadicea in an attempt to understand the actions of Carrie Campbell.27 July 2013
Hank/Devra NYC 1 of 3 Spy video of Hank and Devra A secret meeting discussing Dark XM and Visur's human experiments with XM 10 Sep 2013
Hank/Devra NYC 2 of 3 Spy video of Hank and Devra A secret meeting discussing Dark XM and Visur's human experiments with XM 11 Sep 2013
Hank/Devra NYC 3 of 3 Spy video of Hank and Devra A secret meeting discussing Dark XM and Visur's human experiments with XM 12 Sep 2013
Undemarcated Letters between Hank Johnson and Dr. Calvin A series of discussing Hank's research into 13Magnus and Dr. Calvin's subsequent offer of funding18 Oct 2013
ExpectansStatus report from Hank to the agentsHank explains what he found in the Arecibo and what are is plans relating to 13Magnus6 December 2013
13Magnus - Phoenix LiveLive broadcast made with several agentsDuring the broadcast Hank was interviewed and some question were made to and by Susanna7 December 2013
ExpeditioMap about 13MagnusHank was chasing this map to discover 13Magnus stronghold 11 December 2013
Nomad - 13MagnusHank tries to reveal the truth about 13MagnusHank goes in search of the 13Magnus stronghold in the far East , but when getting there something attacks him16 December 2013
Nomad BerlinHank goes to GermanyHank joined agents in a cross faction meeting in Berlin.21 December 2013
SomehowHank letter about his first contacts with XM and a mention to Carrie 4 January 2014
Video Diary revealedHank Johnson video-diary recovered. What is happening to him?24 January 2014
HankWhat secrets does the video-diary contain?25 January 2014
Change of AdressHank Johnson: Watch your back…An official kill order for codename “Viator” AKA Hank Johnson.3 February 2014
The shaper Key - First 5 pagesThomasGreanias reveals new work in memoriam of Hank Johnson This begins the tale of Hank in Crossplains4 March 2014
The shaper key - second setThomasGreanias shares more of Hank Johnson's story from Cross Plains.In this piece the giant glyph shows up and what effects it had in Hank5 March 2014
The Shaper Key - Third SetThomas Greanias reveals more of his recent work with the late Hank Johnson7 March 2014
Hank Johnson: The Secret Revealed - Part IHank Johnson is dead. Hank Johnson is alive. Perhaps both statements are true.Hank meets Azmati to discuss what Hank Johnson is. He then reveals he is a simulacrum8 March 2014

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Hidden Info
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At one point Jess Runowski managed to get an interview with Hank. Here is what he shared with the Essex community

Dear Agents of Essex,

Just before the Boulder Recursion Anomaly, I was asked if I was willing if I would be willing to ask Hank
Johnson some questions...if he made an appearance.

As I’m sure you all know by now, Hank did visit us in Boulder. I had a chance to talk with him at the after
party, but because of dispatch responsibilities, I am just now getting the chance to write up his answers.

Q: How far back do you remember in this simulacrum?
A: Everything back to the foray into the cave and being shot is kind of spotty, as well as my recovery.  
Everything since then (Nomad, Devra, Mazz) is intact. My long term memory seems to be good but short term is
questionable. I know that I will lose everything if this simulacrum runs out.

Q: What will you do after Recursion ends? Will you try to find another way to break the cycle?

A: If Recursion does not end in my favor, I will OF COURSE try to break the cycle! I hope the Shapers have
another plan, but if they don’t, I will seek my own.

Q: Do you know what ADA wants to do with the Artifacts?
A: I think ADA will enslave mankind in service, but I have not spoken to her so I don’t know for sure.

Q: How right do you think the Ancient Egyptians were? (i.e. keeping the body intact, painting prayers/glyphs on
the body, etc.)
A: I believe the Egyptians were partially right, but I feel that what they did to “preserve” the bodies 
hindered the process of rebirth.

Q: Do you remember when you went to get Jarvis’ body from Hazdata? (Or did he make notes about it that he has 
recently consulted?) If so, what was the glyph drawn on the forehead?
A: I do remember the incident but I did not make notes. I plan to make notes for the “next” me should I need 
to. I do not know the glyph.

Q: Do you trust Devra? Do you think something happened to Devra that is affecting her? Did you and Devra ever 
find additional glyphs or information similar to arecibo?
A: I mostly trust Devra. I absolutely think something happened to her, but it is not necessarily affecting her 
in a bad way...XM affects everyone. No additional glyphs or information have been found since the initial dig.

Q: Where is one place in the world that you would like to visit? Or, where is the best place in the world to 
A: Definitely Machu Picchu - for XM and for vacation. 

Q: Will you join Essex?
A: I will join Essex in spirit.
Q: Why only in spirit?
A: I am commitment phobic.

I hope this information is helpful to you all. Thank you for being patient with me as far as getting these 
answers to you. Sorry for the delay!

Jess (Agent dispatchderp)