Have you ever tried to read someone’s body language to see if they were really telling the truth? Do you have a knack for solving tough problems? Is deciphering difficult computer codes second-nature to you? If so, you have some of the same skills well-trained spies use each day in order to complete their missions.
It’s time to unleash your inner spy and purchase spy museum tickets to SPYSCAPE for you and your friends that are up for the challenge.
We each have some of the same skills as many of the world’s best spies, past and present. Get ready to find out how you can use your own spy skills in your everyday life.
When you complete the spy challenges and question stations at SPYSCAPE, you’ll be told which spy role best fits your unique personality traits, skills, and aptitudes.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to discover which of these ten crucial spy roles you’re best suited to. What’s more, we’ll show you how to use your skills in a practical way, emulating history’s greatest spies in your everyday life.
Lead the operation as Spymaster.
You’re the leader of the pack at work or in your friend group, so leading the operations as Spymaster will feel second nature to you.
Strategic, empathetic and someone who inspires others to follow your passion, you’re the type that has worked their way up in life, gaining the hands-on experience and well-deserved respect from others that is needed to succeed in any trying situation.
It’s this respect and confidence in your field that helps you bring out the best in the team surrounding you.
Spymasters get their orders from the very top (we’re talking the White House, 10 Downing Street, or the Kremlin) and may be the only ones who truly know the full stratagem.
However, as Spymaster you can never let your high connections cloud your judgment because each move you make carries a world of weight. Sometimes, your decisions may even put others in harm’s way.
You have to think with a clear mind and learn to anticipate all the moves and countermoves - so others can trust that you have a handle on any situation. You also represent your cause and have the responsibility of dealing with the public with communicative finesse.
At SPYSCAPE, the stories of real-life spies in the exhibits, including characters like John McCone, former Director of Central Intelligence, a Spymaster who helped avert a nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis, will help you gain inspiration to continue developing this strong leadership role in life.
Are you the Intelligence Analyst, the “brains” of the operation?
You’ve always been analytical and inquisitive in any and all aspects of life. All information is useful and you are the person that is determined to get to the bottom of things. You’ll search anywhere and everywhere for whatever is missing, following any bread crumbs and connecting the dots.
Because of your uncanny focus and unrelenting persistence to figure out the root of an issue,you rarely encounter the need to give up.
In fact, “give up” is not in your vocabulary.
Part of being an Intelligence Analyst means that you can translate a copious amount of information into intelligence - intelligence that Spymasters then rely on to make important, sometimes deadly, decisions.
Your work has the ability to start or stop wars. At SPYSCAPE, you can learn about an Intelligence Analyst named Sidney Graybeal who may have helped avert WWIII.
In 1962, at the height of the Cold War, Graybeal examined photos of Cuba taken from spy planes. He deciphered the photos and realized that the Soviets were building a missile launch site, effectively identifying the type of missile as SS-4s (capable of hitting Washington DC). By carefully analyzing the photographic evidence, Graybeal realized that the missiles were not yet ready to launch, giving President Kennedy valuable time to negotiate a peaceful solution.
SPYSCAPE will make you proud of those invaluable skills which might qualify you to be an Intelligence Analyst.
Are you ready to thwart enemy spies as the Spycatcher?
It’s already tough to catch the enemy but what if those in your own network change sides and no one knows they have defected?
That’s where the Spycatcher comes in.
You, first and foremost, are there to defend those on your side. But when someone turns to the enemy side and puts what you stand for at risk, you step in, carefully and in a calculated way, to limit the damage.
Often, it can take years for an agency to build a case against a suspected mole and patience is needed before finally putting them in handcuffs.
You must be willing to play the long game, collecting the evidence inconspicuously, like Eric O’Neill, then 25 years old, who acted as an assistant to FBI agent Robert Hanssen - a suspected double agent feeding damaging intelligence to Russia. Carefully and methodically, O’Neill collected enough information to bring down Hanssen after his 20+ year stint of selling secrets.
Although you trust your friends and colleagues, sometimes it’s out of your control when they decide to turn. Once you find out that someone is no longer trustworthy and threatens everything you stand for, your intuitive knack kicks in, and you engage them in such a way that they still think you’re in the dark. But you’re not. You know what they are up to but you’re collecting every bit of evidence and doing your due diligence to carefully thwart their plans and, at the same time, catch the mole.
Perhaps, like O’Neill, you have acted for the greater good of many while endangering yourself and you intend to carry on with such brave heroism as you walk through life with your Spycatcher skills.
Spycatchers are some of their country’s greatest public servants.
Can you find a way in? Use your Hacker skills to move the operation forward.
When push comes to shove, you are the one who knows how to crack the code to collect the vital information that could save the day and protect your nation’s interests.
Some hackers do this by penetrating the computer systems of enemies of the state—cyber attackers, terrorists or war criminals. Others work to penetrate the systems of their own intelligence services and military in order to identify security weaknesses. If they manage to get in, the vulnerability can be patched up and malicious hackers thereby kept at bay.
Whatever your strategy, there’s no doubt you are mathematical and inquisitive, and determined to use these two great skills to the benefit of the ‘good guys’.
It’s not uncommon for a hacker to be given the mission of breaking the passcode on an enemy’s device, ultimately bringing down an opponent that threatens us with destruction.
A hacker’s identity is usually hidden behind a computer screen, so you’ll have to get your spy museum tickets to truly learn from the best and uncover the identities of some of the world’s greatest hackers.
Decipher the bottom-line message that no one else can as a Cryptologist.
The most brilliant minds are able to read between the lines.
As a Cryptologist, your job is to diligently study and analyze patterns using strong mathematical logic to encrypt and decrypt messages.
It takes a relentless spirit and meticulous attention to detail in order to master the making and breaking of codes.
Alan Turing, one of the greatest Cryptologists of his time, completely changed the course of World War II by leading the design and implementation of the “Bombe” machine which made it possible to read encrypted German military messages.
If you’re ready to be the sharpest tool in the shed, and get one step ahead in the game of life, you too can gain the highly specialized skill of deciphering whatever communication comes your way. Our daily lives are filled with codes and clues, ready to be decoded and explained to others.
Are you cool, calm, collected and ready to be an Agent Handler?
Your intuitive people skills are about to become your greatest asset as an Agent Handler.
You’re the one who moves the right players into the right places to fit the specific situation at hand, and facilitate the ideal outcome. Others look to you for direction, and you thrive off this cue. You are the liaison between the Spymaster and the people who execute the master plan.
Ruari Chisholm was an extremely successful Agent Handler. He was a Station Chief for British Intelligence but worked undercover as a visa officer in Moscow. His role was to ‘handle’ Oleg Penkovsky, who passed thousands of documents to the West, providing the Kennedy administration with the operating manuals for the missiles that began the Cuban Missile Crisis.
At SPYSCAPE you will learn that Agent Handler is a crucial role; the conduit who can not only recruit the spies for the mission but also establish long-lasting trust and relationships with them in order to gain ongoing access to intelligence - that is truly invaluable.
Get ready to protect and serve as a Surveillance Officer.
You’ve always got eyes on the prize, attuned to all you see and hear and quick to move when the opportunity presents itself. You’ll need to practice these observation skills - and your ability to keep composure in times of great pressure - as a Surveillance Officer.
Imagine yourself assuming the role of a Surveillance Officer based in northern Pakistan. You and your surveillance team will set out to follow a suspected terrorist and get a step ahead of his whereabouts in order to deter a public bombing. You’ll learn extreme patience in high-pressure situations and be able to carry this skill in your life, always seeing things others might miss. Your intuition and attention to detail is invaluable in helping you to spot the clues that others ignore.
Real life spies, like “Tom Marcus” have been the eyes of operations in surprising ways - dressing as a homeless man to track a suspect and prevent a mosque bombing. His work (and possibly yours, too), can unknowingly save the day, but you - like Marcus - will never want to share your identity.
Can you get ears on the target as a Technical Ops Officer?
You’re sly and swift in making sure you’ve always got a pulse on the situation. And your ability to stay calm under pressure is paramount. As a Technical Ops Officer, you have no problem picking locks, deactivating alarm systems, tapping phones and planting bugs to get access to the information you need for your team. You also know how to be on the other side, and use your personal experience to protect your own assets, constantly surveying your surroundings for any intrusions. You are, needless to say, comfortable with all forms of technology.
Technical Ops Officers are a rare breed of person, but their value can often be quantified in lives saved.
Take, for example, Tony Mendez, a former CIA Technical Ops Officer, who saved the lives of six US diplomats who had sought refuge in the Canadian embassy in Iran after a revolt broke out. He provided Canadian passports and disguised the diplomats as crew in a sci-fi film. Against all odds, his quickly hatched plan worked.
Put Your Agility to Work as a Special Operations Officer.
You’re a jack of all trades; fluent in multiple languages, ready to adopt an undercover identity behind enemy lines - perhaps as a businessman or foreign diplomat - and you have extensive knowledge of many survival and combat skills
Extensive training combined with a military mindset makes you one of a kind, and you are probably ready to go into any high-risk scenario and defuse the situation
As a Special Operations Officer, you might be required to travel to a dangerous war zone, where tensions are high, in order to obtain a sample of a chemical being used to create weapon for your enemies. Your mission would be to use clandestine operations to safely bring a sample back for analysis.
When you buy spy museum tickets for SPYSCAPE, you’ll learn the importance of staying composed in extremely dangerous situations such as the hypothetical one above, and you will develop the courage of a true soldier, taking cues from the likes of Virginia Hall, a Special Ops Officer for the UK and US in World War II. Hall was no stranger to danger - recruiting resistance teams to thwart German plans, blowing up bridges and derailing freight trains in order to disrupt enemy supply lines, and all the time living undercover amongst the enemy.
Work as an Intelligence Operative, going behind the scenes.
The magic happens behind the scenes, and you are the person who is the master of that magic.
You are the reason the objective is met. As an Intelligence Operative, you make operations possible, setting everything up and putting each step in place so the ultimate end-goal is attained.
Your team is your priority and you empathize with those you support, showing it by offering whatever you can to help benefit the situation. Although your work may go unseen it is invaluable. Without you, those executing the missions on the ground would not be able to get from A to B.
An Intelligence Operative like Janet Chisholm, a British Intelligence Operative in Moscow during the Cold War, needs to be the ultimate team player. She was a part of the team that helped end the Cuban missile crisis and avert World War III, building relationships and acting as go-between to transport in-the-field intel from Intelligence Officers to decision-makers back home.
Learn to apply all your skills to work towards a collective goal, in the SPYSCAPE profiling system that just might find you to be a worthy Intelligence Operative.
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With your SPYSCAPE spy museum tickets, you get access to our coveted, unique spy-profiling system that was developed with the guidance of a former Head of Training at British Intelligence.
The spy museum cost is worth its weight in gold when you think about the skills you’ll tap into and the things you’ll learn about yourself. Discover your inner spy by learning about your unique personality traits and spy skills which define your spy role. It is then up to you to apply your skills to your daily life.
Each spy has their own modus operandi. It's time to find yours. When you and your friends purchase spy museum tickets, you’ll get detailed spy profiling to discover what type of spy roles you’re best equipped to take on. Then, you’ll learn how to use your unique skills and abilities in day-to-day life.