WITNESSING THE MIND PALACE

Three codes were hidden in the WITNESSING THE MIND PALACE post on the Investigate Ingress blog.

[1] 2xjn3easyb2r7r

[2] 9e34scir8hqxhhtm

[3] <!!<%^!!<%%%<%%!<!!<%%!%<%%%^<%%%!^<%%%!!!<%%!!!<%^!!!<%!%<%%<!!!<%%^!!<!!<%%%^!!

Code #1

Observations

Everything is there but why does it return invalid ?

Code #2

Observations

16 characters with the right amount of numbers for a valid passcode

Code #3

Observations

Find the split character. Why do you have only 4 distinct characters