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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Hidden : 2/15/2011
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Written by me, Geoffrey Crayon
Published in my 1820 Sketch Book

Poor Ichabod Crane the school teacher, falling in love with a rich farmer's daughter Katrina Van Tassel, getting into a skirmish with the town rowdy Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, and eventually chased out of town by the Headless Horseman, never to be seen again beyond the bridge over the Pocantico River right here in Sleepy Hollow.

Can you solve the mystery of what really happened on that fateful night?

To begin, some online research may be required, unless you know my short story. The North coordinate relates to the fiction while the West coordinate relates to the opposite. When you arrive in town, park near the I.P. Here you will see one awesome sculpture depicting my famous scene. Now where did that Ichabod Crane run off to? Figure out the clues using nearby signage and see if you can locate my final stash!

N 41* 05.ABC
W073* 51.DEF

A = My friend John Quidor is quite the artist! He painted a beautiful picture of the pursuit in what decade of the 19th Century?

B = No way is this the Hessian Ghost's first rodeo... or is it? Before that fateful pumpkin-flinging night, how many other victims did he have?

C = When arriving at the nearby bridge, the Headless Horseman is said to have vanished in a flash of fire and ____..... How many letters are in this word?

D = The Old Dutch Church has undergone alterations as well as restorations since it was first built. What is the last digit of the Old Dutch Church's "Alterations" year?

E = Frederick Philipse was the __ Lord of the Dutch Manor, making his successor the __ Lord of the Manor. What is that successor's number?

F = The Old Dutch Church is the 15th oldest building in New York State! It was originally built in the 17th Century, during what year of the 9th decade?

Once you have solved for the prerequisite information, you are now ready to find my final handwritten work. Good luck in your search, and please show consideration while pondering where the final is located, taking special care not to tear up your surroundings, and return everything as you find it. When you enter the cemetery, say hello to my gravesite if you like! That's right, I can even compose geocache descriptions from the underworld. Told you I was a great writer!

If your coordinates are based solely using online research, they are probably wrong, so here is a checksum for the North (ABC) before you leave home: 14.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Abegu: fbyir bayvar
Jrfg: fbyir va gur svryq
Pnpur: rirelguvat va gur svryq vf nobhg gur fnzr urvtug bss gur tebhaq

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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