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Robinson Family Burial Ground

Hidden : 09/08/2010
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A short two stage cache. A virtual first stage leading to a preform. There is a nice trail that will take you part of the way and then there is a bit of a bushwhack.

To find the final...

Look on the memorial marked at the posted coordinates and look for the third date shown.

For the North Coordinates of the final...

Take the year and divide it by 41 and round down.
Add the result to the decimal portion of the posted north coordinate.

For the West Coordinates of the final...

Take the year and divide it by 21 and round down.
Add the result to the decimal portion of the posted west coordinate.

Go find the cache! :)
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This is the third cache placed at this very interesting spot. The other cachers have done a great job of research so allow me to copy their descriptions...
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Description as written by Squonkpups for the cache ROBINSON FAMILY BURIAL GROUND (GCJEYV)

Alexander Robinson, a Native American Chief of mixed blood, who's Native American name was Che Che Pin Quay (blink of an eye) was half Native American and half Anglo. He married Catherine Chevalier, also of mixed blood. The whole reserve was given to the Robinson's out of gratitude because he had done so much to mend the ways of the early settlers and the Native Americans in the early days of Chicago.

Many parapsychologists have visited the site because of the phenomena such as the sound of tom-toms that they reportedly have heard there.

People have also reported seeing what they have described as Native American faces in the trees there and have smelled the scent of Lilacs near the boulder that marks the graves. The sounds and scents always come from the left side of the marker.

In 1955 three boys, two of whom were brothers aged 11 and 13 and a friend aged 14 were found murdered and naked near the site. The boys went downtown to see a movie and met another boy their age on the fatal night of their death who, coincidentally, would, 23 years later become infamous in his own right. His name was John Gacy who, as an adult would wind up living very close to this grave site.

In order to really appreciate this cache please go to and read the following URLs...
www.prairieghosts.com/robin
www.prairieghosts.com/spmurders
www.ghostresearch.org/sites/robinson

Since this is an easy cache the challenge is in finding the coordinates for the logbook which are located at the site.

Sit on the left bench and offer five minutes of silence for the horrible crimes that happened here and meditate and meld with the spirits. Listen for tom-toms and sniff for the scent of Lilac.

This is a high traffic area so beware of muggles especially when looking for the final and rehide it well and keep it's location looking natural as people have been known to spend the night here waiting for a paranormal experience. There is a very small semi-circle parking area for three or four cars at the site on East River Road if approached going South.
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Description as written by cachew nut for the cache BLINKING EYE (GC16WDZ)

Che-Che-Pin-Qua translates to "blinking eye". Some say these woods are haunted and that you are always being watched.

The signage and area have been redone as part of an Eagle Scout project. Take the time to read the interesting history about the area.
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Enjoy!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

fznyy gerr pyhfgre

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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