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The Mothman Returns!

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Hidden : 07/21/2001
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The mothman cache is located @ the McClintic WMA 6 miles N of Pt. Pleasant.

beware the mothman

A classic true story of modern horror:

The following two paragraphs are taken directly from the back cover of John A. Keel's book "The Mothman Prophocies".

For thirteen months the entire town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia was gripped by a dark terror that culminated in a tragedy that made headlines all over the world. This is a story that contains all the elements of a modern science fiction movie but every single word is true and fully documented by famed journalist John A. Keel.

Homes throughout the little towns were plagued with unearthly noises and ghostly manifestations while mysterious aerial lights travelled silently overhead seamingly on a regular schedule. Winged monsters and frightening apparitions terrified the population as automobiles stalled and telephones and TV sets ran amok. A Red Cross Bloodmobile filled with fresh blood was pursued along a darkened highway by a weird flying machine. Domestic animals were found slaughtered and mutilated in pastoral farm fields. Innocent people lived in surrealistic horror, haunted by the fearsome demonic "Bird".

So now you know. This cache is located at the site where the mothman was first spotted in 1966.

This was the epicenter of all subsequent Mothman sightings, of which there were over 100.

This is not fiction, this is not to be taken lightly. In your pursuit of the cache be vigilant. Keep one eye on the skies.

Parking for the cache is located @ N 38° 55.023' and W 82° 04.910'.

The cache contents include :

  • 1-Moth Swatter for self defense.
  • 1-Box Moth balls for chemical warfare.
  • 1-Can of Flying Insect Killer in case you have to shoot your way out.
Also other trinkets that may be traded for safe passage.

Good Luck (you'll need it)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur pnpur vf ybpngrq va n pbapergr fxryrgba bs na byq nonaqbarq ohvyqvat.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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