NYANC - The Powhatan Witch Project Multi-cache
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NYANC - The Powhatan Witch Project
In October 2001, a group of Richmond
geocachers ventured into the Powhatan Wildlife Management
Area with the goal of hiding a new multi-geocache for
Halloween that year. They were never seen or heard from
Legend has it that there is a witch
that haunts the woods of the Powhatan Wildlife Management
Area known as 'the Powhatan Witch'.
In October 2000, Elsy Deadward was
accused by several geocachers of luring them deep into the
PWMA keeping them as prisoners and torturing them. They were
lucky to escape her. She was found guilty of witchcraft and
torturing the geocachers, banished from the wildlife
management area during a particularly harsh winter, and
presumed to be dead. Today, it is thought that her spirit
haunts this area at night never resting, terrorizing anyone
who enters 'her' woods.
Prior to their disappearance, it was
thought that the Richmond geocachers actually succeeded in
hiding their multi-geocache in these woods. Legend has it
that by signing your name to the log in this geocache, you
will escape the wrath of the Powhatan
Instructions if you Dare Search for this
- This is a night cache. You can only seek this
cache at night.
- Park at the specified parking
- Start your quest at the posted cache
coordinates. This is the site where the geocachers disappeared
trying to escape the Powhatan Witch. They marked their route out of
the woods from the first stage of their cache. You must follow
their marked path to the first stage for further instructions. The
first stage is close to the end of a trail. You will use their
markers to guide your way to the container.
- To abide by the rules of the Powhatan
Wildlife Management Area, you must keep your group size to 12
persons or less; otherwise, you must obtain a permit to seek this
- You should allow approximately 2 hours to
complete this cache assuming you can escape the wrath of the
- Good luck and beware of the Powhatan
- Information on the
Wildlife Management Area.
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