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Mystery Cache

Houdini Caching Tour

A cache by GizFinder
Hidden : 8/9/2007
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

DO NOT GO TO THE ABOVE COORDINATES AS YOU WOULD MOST LIKELY BE RUN OVER IN HEAVY TRAFFIC!!! This cache cache will take you on a tour of Harry Houdini's life. You can start your search at any of the listed waypoints.

Appleton lays claim to being the childhood home of Ehrich Weiss, A.K.A. Harry Houdini. In the 1980’s a series of site markers were installed around Appleton to mark various events in Houdini’s life. Significant research by Outagamie County Historical society staff finds that some of the information is inaccurate. As you take this tour you will be supplied with corrected information about each of the sites and directions for determining coordinate numbers to find the final WPT. Take some time to learn about Appleton’s magical history and find a cache in the process.

Buildings and obstructions in the area may cause your GPS to act strangely (or was it Harry himself?) as my GPSr did on each of the three times I "tried" to verify the waypoints. The coords should bring you close enough to find the site markers needed to secure the needed information.

Grab your GPS and head to the first location for the start of a “guided” tour. At each stop you will glean a number.

When doing your calculations, do NOT count Harry's signature at the top of the site markers as a line. Substitute the numbers here for the final location.



Now, for those of you who find this history and Houdini fascinating, YOU MUST VISIT THE "AKA HOUDINI" EXHIBIT at the Historical Museum. It is exceptionally well put together and the hands on stuff for understanding how he did some of his escapes is fantastic! Don't do the section of the exhibit that show some of his tactics if you don't want to spoil the illusion or had kids that you don't want it spoiled for. Please go see it anyway.

A little help for you because some of the information is missing... B=4 K=0 L=5

N AB CD.EFG W HI JK.LMN

You can check your answers for this puzzle HERE.



***AFTER YOU CHECK YOUR ANSWER AND IT IS CORRECT ADD .OO2 TO THE NORTH AND ADD .012 TO THE WEST COORDS TO GET TO THE CACHE LOCATION.***

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur bar zbfg rnfgreyl

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 5/16/2013 6:24:40 AM Pacific Daylight Time (1:24 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum