The Beacon

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Walter Examining The Isolated Phenomena
Seconds Before Burrowing Back Underground
 The beacon is a cylindrical, bullet-shaped object with a helical grove around the exterior casing.
  It is made of solid Iridium, and emits a frequency at 2 MHz, and again at 4 MHz.
 In The Arrival, the Beacon reportedly appeared after an explosion at Quantico in 1987. Colonel Henry Jacobson was the head of the investigation of that occurrence. It was only studied for about forty-eight hours before it exploded down into the ground. In the episode, it came up through a gas line at a construction site and knocked over a crane.
Appearing In Front Of Peter
It reappeared in a grave yard and descended before it could be recovered.
 In Brown Betty, the tall tale created by Walter to amuse Ella, the Beacon was used by the Watchers to track down Olivia and Peter. It appeared from under the ground, then broke the wall and stuck in it. It was suggested that the Beacon was created by Walter.
 In A Short Story About Love, Peter discovers the tracking device left for him in the Observer's home, then uses it until he reaches a glade in Foxboro. Several seconds after he arrives, the Beacon comes up through the ground and stops. After taking it home and connecting it to electrodes, the Observer appears in a light that emanates from the device. The Observer vanishes when the Beacon departs, apparently incarcerated by the device.

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  • Does it 'mark the way', acting as; a reference point, teleportation marking point, and/or a 'soft spot' locator between universes?
  • What 'message' did it deliver?
  • Is it remnant technology from the First People?
  • Is it related to the device Walter designed to eliminate occupying Observers after the Purge of 2015?
  • Does it use the same technology used by Jessica Holt to trap The Observer on a stasis platform?
  • Are the frequencies it uses designed to hold Observers between the separate frequencies that each universe resonates at?