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Traditional Cache

Something Sinister... (Staffordshire)

Hidden : 4/1/2005
In West Midlands, United Kingdom
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Geocaching Cache of the Week August 13, 2012
http://blog.geocaching.com/2012/08/something-sinister-staffordshire-gcna9z-geocache-of-the-week-august-13-2012/
>>Incoming Transmission...
#User: MarcB

#Background:
It should have been a simple task. Geocache 'GCGHRC' aka Alternative Alton persisted to stay hidden. Why? I did not know. As if possessed, it kept shedding it's cover - it had laid at the base of the Churnet Valley for over a year and a half and had been the black sheep in the arsenal of my caches. Everyone had found it so easy to find...
#
It needed to be removed.

#Main:
I felt the need to rehide it in the local area. If only I had known the trouble that it would cause...
#
I recommend you park at Ramblers' Retreat:
#Co-Ord
N52°59.150
W001°54.531
-It is the only feasible way to approach the location.
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It is situated in the vicinity of the 'Hex' tree - the oak tree tied up in chains which forms the centrepiece of Alton Towers' ride of the same name.
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For those that don't know, a curse was (supposedly) put on this tree by a witch. As punishment to the Earl of Alton Towers for treating her badly, everytime a branch fell off the tree, a member of his family would die. In fear, the Earl had the Oak chained up so no branches would ever fall...
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On 01/04/05, something didn't want me to hide the cache there. My GPS failed as I was placing the ammo box. It is now broken and needs replacing.

#Final:
I recommend this only to the bravest cachers - the terrain is uneven and can be very muddy. The location is very eerie; faint screams were heard at the time of my visit.
#
Always be discreet, rehide the cache well and remember...
...Something or Someone doesn't want you there...

#End Transmission

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur pnpur jnf ynfg frra ng va n fznyy fgbar jnyy ol n gerr orgjrra gur cngu naq gur fgernz, orsber lbh ernpu gur punvarq bnx

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 4/21/2014 3:08:22 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:08 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum