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sfodoug: I like the idea of this one, but the location wasn't the best; I think I rather forced that and now it's seemingly gone. I may resurrect the idea at some later time.

Mystery Cache


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Hidden : 6/19/2010
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is not at the listed coordinates. Solve the puzzle below in order to determine the proper location.

Uncle Eddie was a crazy old coot, or at least that's what everyone in the family says. I'm not so sure he was crazy so much as sly. Rumors had circulated around the family for years that Uncle Eddie was rich, although no one knew for certain. I think Uncle Eddie was just trying to keep the money-sucking vultures (and the cops) at bay. But, then again, I was his favorite nephew and generally think the best of him. We had an interesting relationship, but a good one, I think. Uncle Eddie always enjoyed testing me with riddles and puzzles, and I rather enjoyed his sense of humor. I seem to be unique within the family in that respect.

Earlier this year, Uncle Eddie met an untimely end. No one knows who did him in, but everyone seems to think it was payback for some unsettled score. There had been stories running around the family for years that he made his money (if he had any) from a multimillion dollar heist in the 1970s. Maybe it was an old "business associate" who did him in. We'll probably never know.

It was funny, though, how the pack of vultures known as Uncle Eddie's relatives descended upon the lawyer in charge of settling Eddie's affairs. The smell of money was in the air and they all wanted a piece of it. When the time came for the reading of Eddie's will, however, they were all disappointed. Uncle Eddie seemingly had nothing of significant value. In fact, everyone couldn't help but smirk when I -- Uncle Eddie's favorite nephew -- received nothing but a single flash drive containing the lyrics from two old songs: Babe (by Styx) and I Got You Babe (by Sonny and Cher). Sure that Eddie was hiding something, the rest of the family demanded that the lawyer show everyone the contents. Once the lawyer opened each of the files from the flash drive with his browser, they all thought it was just another one of Uncle Eddie's silly jokes. I, on the other hand, was smirking because I knew I was rich.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jung'f va n anzr? N uvag, gung'f jung.

Gurer zhfg or fbzr ernfba gb ubfg gur ylevpf rkgreanyyl.

Fbzrgvzrf, V svaq zlfrys fgnevat bss vagb fcnpr. Jnvg? Jung jnf gur dhrfgvba? Bu lrnu, n uvag... V zhfg unir bar nebhaq urer fbzrjurer. Juvyr V'z ybbxvat sbe vg, jul qba'g lbh xrrc jbexvat ba gur chmmyr.

Jryy pnzbhsyntrq. Ba gur tebhaq.

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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