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All Hallows Eve

Hidden : 10/9/2010
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Please observe park hours. Park closes at 11pm.

This is a Night Cache starting at the posted coordinates.

Follow single ORANGE markers to the destination of double orange markers. Watch out for peering eyes!

This is a theme cache, please only trade Halloween related items


In honor of my dad's birthday, I put out this cache. Bob, of Bobncat3604, celebrates his birthday on October 31st

BRING YOUR OWN WRITING UTENSIL, AS I DON'T LEAVE ANY IN THE CACHE.

Halloween is an annual holiday observed on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday All Saints' Day, but is today largely a secular celebration.

Common Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, ghost tours, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, committing pranks, telling ghost stories or other frightening tales, and watching horror films. Exploring the origins of Halloween, it is most typically linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain. The name roughly means "summer's end".

The ancient Celts believed that the border between this world and the Otherworld became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through. The family's ancestors were honoured and invited home while harmful spirits were warded off. It is believed that the need to ward off harmful spirits led to the wearing of costumes and masks. Their purpose was to disguise oneself as a harmful spirit and thus avoid harm.

The souling practice of commemorating the souls in purgatory with candle lanterns carved from turnips, became adapted into the making of jack-o'-lanterns. In traditional Celtic Halloween festivals, large turnips were hollowed out, carved with faces and placed in windows to ward off evil spirits. The carving of pumpkins is associated with Halloween in North America where pumpkins are both readily available and much larger – making them easier to carve than turnips.

The imagery of Halloween is derived from many sources and includes themes of death, evil, the occult, magic, or mythical monsters. Traditional characters include ghosts, witches, skeletons, vampires, werewolves, demons, bats, and black cats.

Trick-or-treating is a customary celebration for children on Halloween. Children go in costume from house to house, asking for treats such as candy or sometimes money, with the question, "Trick or treat?" The word "trick" refers to a (mostly idle) "threat" to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

3eq cbvag vf n yvggyr ovg uvture guna gur erfg. Rnfvrfg gb fcbg sebz evtug NG gur frpbaq cbvag, be vs fgnlvat ba gur genvy nobhg 2 sbbg cnfg gur cbvag.

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 3/7/2014 10:30:52 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (6:30 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum