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Mystery Cache

The Adventure's Mysterious Treasure Cache

A cache by Benttandem
Hidden : 4/3/2006
In Texas, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

CACHE IS NOT AT THE ABOVE LOCATION.

Located in Houston, Easy terrain, Solve the Puzzle.

A mysterious adventurer disappeared a while back. Rumour has it that this person left a fabulous treasure somewhere in Houston. Coin, both domestic and foreign, casino chips (cash them in at New York New York in Las Vegas - the chips are in the lid), cars, boats, flying machines even a bicycle are waiting to be found. In an attempt to find the treasure a young woman was employed to hunt the cache and find clues to it's location. Our young heroine and her faithful dog (both with strange eyes) must unravel mysterious messages to find the hidden treasure. To find the unknown locations, you will need a badge associated with our heroine-a badge that was made in 1936. Clues to the nature of this badge can be found in a popular Christmas story movie and elsewhere on this cache page. The following information has been gained with great effort and peril. There is a story circulating that a soldier is guarding the cache.

By using the key B19 you will need to decode the following degrees and minutes to obtain coordinates for your first stop.

17,9,12,3,8,3,4,26,12,10,11,17,9,12.17,20,11,4,4,17,20,11,
4,4,4,8,16,20,17
3,8,3,4,26,8,5,4,17,9,12,3,8,3,4.26,12,10,11,23,4,5,4,3,23,
8,14

At the first location, study the many Meso-American and Texas clues. Count the heads from the Olmec culture. This will give you the number needed for the second key. The first letter of the last name of the teacher in charge of this creation, Antonio __________, will give you the letter to complete the key. The Incan, Mayan, Aztec and Olmec cultures along with both early and modern Texas cultures are represented here. Using the new key decode the following numbers for the next set of degrees and minutes to find the final treasure.

26,18,21,12,17,12,13,9,21,19,20,21,12,13.9,21,19,20,9,21,
19,20,9,17,14,13
12,17,12,13,9,17,14,13,26,18,21,9,17,14,13.13,17,25,3,26,9,17,14,13,6,17,23

Your final search will lead you far from where you are. The treasure is at the bottom of a steep slope. Keep the protective fence between you and the bottom. It will be found on the top of a secretive tunnel. Many strangely clad muggles pass nearby on one of the town's longest paths. Some, on strange vehicles, move quite swiftly. For the first to find claim the adventurer's fabulous coin collection of the first 13 colonies.

Parking is available very close to the first location. For the second location, park on a side street (very close) or at a parking center about a half mile away. There is a bench nearby but the cache is conspicuous and many muggles pass by. The cache container and placement is a plagiarized copy of a cache by Thorax in Austin. After all, there is an old quote "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". Put the lid back on snugly to keep everything dry.

Finally, after you locate the treasure, use the last code - D4. Now decode this message from another man of mystery - Pierre Andre'.

24,9,2,15,16,9,22,17,4,17,12,17,15,16,21,9,17,1,20,1,25,13,8,21

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

1. Sbe gur onqtr - lbh pna svaq vg ba guvf pnpur cntr.

2. Whfg bss gur onlbh genvy

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 4/23/2014 5:22:37 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12:22 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum