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Ghost Train

A cache by daveefarr Message this owner
Hidden : 08/31/2009
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Geocache Description:

This cache was originally owned by Starzbars (entitled "Ghostly Tunnel Vision") and was recently archived as he was moving from the area. He has allowed me to adopt it and relist it so the enjoyment can continue in this area!

The above co-ordinates are of course bogus, there is nothing at that location.

This cache can be found normally with a G.P.S.r in the daylight, OR, thanks to some specially trained fireflies, imported from the exotic jungles near Nanpantan, it can be done after dark. When you are near the cache co-ordinates, shine a good torch around and they will guide you to the exact location!! but they will only work after dark!

The Latitude and Longitude Grid is:-

N 52° AC.FGH'
W 001° BD.EJK'

Your puzzles are as follows to work out the cache location:

Puzzle 1 for co-ords F & J

"A Love note from a Doctor to his missing Love".

Martha my dear,
I need you in my life. Tell me why you won't see me.
I just don't understand, why. If you've got trouble? Oh darling, please?
Please, me honey pie!
I want to tell you words of love because, baby, it's you!
Don't let me down.
All my loving,
Dr. ___________
P.S. I Love You.

To solve the puzzle you will need the name of the Doctor. Do not use the word "Doctor" in your calculations.

F = The number of letters in the name, minus three.

Calculate this one from a telephone keypad, e.g. 9=WXYZ

J = The second letter of the name, minus five.

Puzzle 2 for co-ords A & B

A = - / . - - / - - -
B = - - - / - . / .

Puzzle 3 for co-ords D & C

D = CC + DCCC - CM + XVII - CX
C = The number of nautical miles in a Sea League.

Puzzle 4 for co-ords H & K

Using the simple chart, A=1,B=2,C=3, etc.

H = The second letter of the chemical symbol for Xenon, convert and add four.

K = The second letter of the chemical symbol for Sodium, convert and add six

Puzzle 5 for co-ords G & E

If....Zambezi = 10 points
......Colorado = 12 points
......Mississippi = 15 points

G = The number of points for :- Amazon, minus four.
E = The number of points for: - Volga, minus five.

(As a check on your answers, the total should add up to 40)

So now you should have the full co-ordinates of this puzzle cache, which is NEAR a tunnel, built in the late 1700's, which when built, cost the lives of some of the workforce, who allegedly still haunt the tunnel.
This tunnel was replaced with another tunnel nearby, in the 1830's, when the canal was straightened to save the narrow boats time.
Prior to the 1980's, the tunnel had galvanised metal doors and was allegedly used for rituals to do with the black arts.
In the 1980's the tunnel was bricked up to stop access, but left with two smallish air holes, to allow bats free access.
The tunnels southern entrance can be seen approx 100 yds. N.N.E, (but that is VERY approx, not measured.) from the cache location, but beware it is very muddy by the portal, that’s why the cache is 100 yds. away. Incidentally if you see a light coming from INSIDE the tunnel, RUN!!!

Incidentally the reference to the fireflies and using a torch to locate the cache at night, is not a joke, obviously you have to be reasonably close with the use of a GPSR.

While you are there, if the Church is open, its worth a look around, note that the North door is ORIGINAL and has been hanging there for over 35 years before Columbus discovered America!!!

Finally a sobering thought for all, on the tomb of T & E Boughton, dated 1454, is an inscription, the last line of which reads :- " I am what you will be, I have been what you are".

Please replace cache well so it can't be seen.

Please also be careful of the barbed wire fence (I am looking to re-locate the cache soon so that this isn’t a factor!)

Please don't put any spoilers in logs, or any hints to solve puzzles.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

pnershy bs gur oneorq jver

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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