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Hidden : 9/5/2009
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Geocache Description:

This is a rather simple two part multicache created to honor the
late Shannon Hoon of the band Blind Melon. The terrain is a simple
walk for most. The math necessary to figure out the final
coordinates requires no calculator.

The listed coordinate will lead you to the final resting place of
Shannon Hoon famed lead singer of the popular band Blind Melon. In
order to reach the cache you will need to replace "A-B and X-Y" in
the following coordinate.

N 40 22.5AB

W 086 45.6XY

To calculate the numbers necessary to replace "AB" and "XY" simply
do the following.

A= the last digit in the year of Shannon's death

B= the sum of adding the first digit of Shannon's birth day to the
first digit of the day Shannon died.

XY= multiply the number of words from the song "Change" quoted on
Shannon's grave marker by two (2) AND add one (1) to that.

Many thanks to Vince Bertin the webmaster of for
contributing Shannon's biography below.

Shannon Hoon was born in Lafayette in 1967 and the lead singer of
the band Blind Melon. He died from a drug overdose in 1995 in New

Shannon left Indiana for Los Angeles in hopes of making it in the
music industry.. After arriving he met musicians Brad Smith, Rogers
Stevens, Christopher Thorn and Glen Graham. Soon the five musicians
decided to form Blind Melon, reportedly named after a term Brad Smith's
father used to describe the neighborhood stoners. The band quickly
signed to Capitol Records in 1991

In 1992, Blind Melon released their self-titled debut album. The
album garnered some positive reviews, but initially failed to make
much of an impact. Blind Melon began touring to promote the album
and in the summer of 1993, when the video for the album track "No
Rain" was released as a single, Blind Melon suddenly became huge
stars. The band spent the next year touring all over the world. As
their success increased, the members of Blind Melon became
increasingly involved with drugs during the tour, with Shannon
being the primary offender

After taking a short hiatus from touring, Blind Melon returned to
the studio in fall 1994 to record the album “Soup” in New Orleans
with producer Andy Wallace.

Before Soup came out, Shannon and his longtime girlfriend Lisa
Crouse had a daughter they named Nico Blue. After the birth of his
daughter, Shannon entered rehab.

Against the advice of Shannon's drug counselor, Blind Melon went on
tour in support of Soup. On October 21, 1995, Shannon Hoon was
found dead of a cocaine overdose on the tour bus in New Orleans. He
was only 28 years old.

Shannon was buried in Dayton, Indiana. His grave is inscribed with
the words to one of the first song he wrote, “Change”:

Every year on the closest Saturday to the 26th of September
(Shannon’s birthday), his friends, fans from all over the world and
family gather together at his grave. They listen to music, play
music, read poetry, leave gifts, flowers, light candles, give out
free gifts, and hang out all night long to celebrate Shannon's life
and music.

above: Shannon with his mother "Nel"

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Cyrnfr abgr ... oveguQNL abg ovegu zbagu.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:21:04 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:21 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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