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GM2012#10 - The Phantom of the Opera

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Hidden : 05/14/2012
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Size: Size: small (small)

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This picture is not needed to solve the mystery!
[The picture above is not needed to solve this mystery.]

Voted 4th best cache 2012.
(Geo Awards Gala Event)
Together with GC3GVV3 and GC3TC2G.


Once upon a time... After the tragic scenes that occured in 1861 on stage at the Paris Opera House and found their end deep down in the secret vaults of the building, the mysterious "Phantom of the Opera" escaped the public haunt ...and disappeared.
Some said it was a creature made of flesh and blood, but most fearfully claimed it was a ghost...

For the next 150 years no one has known anything about the location of the Phantom!

Quite recently three mysterious cards were found in an almost forgotten storage place down in the cellar of a very old building here in Vaasa. After special geo-investigators had been thoroughly examined them, they found out that these three cards reveal a secret code that, punched into a geochecker, will lead you to the hiding place of the Phantom. Here in Vaasa...!

Below you (should) see the picture of the three mysterious cards that will bring you one step closer to put your hands around the Phantom and log your visit.

Three mysterious cards (needed to find the Phantom!)

This mystery cache is part of the GeoMasters 2012 multimystery GM2012

To get the coordinates of this cache you must solve all mysteries belonging to the GM2012 series. This mystery is part of this 12 part series. You can access the cache descriptions of the other mysteries of the series clicking the number on the map above.

Each part mystery's difficulty rating is between D2.5 and D3.5. The difficulty rating listed bases on all the mysteries. You can solve all 12 mysteries in any order you want.

Each mystery will give you "coordinates" as a solution but those coordinates won't take you to the cache! You should enter the solved coordinates to the geochecker. Once you have solved a mystery correctly you will get a keycode from the hotspot in the checker. By collecting all 12 keycodes you will get the correct coordinates for each of these 12 caches! So remember to write those keycodes down!

Once you have all keycodes from all twelve mysteries of the series, sum the keycodes up and you will get xxx° To get the final coordinates of all twelve caches, enter the following coordinates to the geochecker: N 00° 00.000 E xxx°

If you are only missing the solution of this particular mystery, you can get an extra hint by entering the following coordinates to the checker: N 00° 00.000 E xxx°
In this case xxx° is all other keycodes (but this cache's) summed up.

When you have found the Phantom, remember to write down the "BONUS NRO." that you'll find in the log sheet. You will need this number in order to calculate the location of the BONUS-cache!

Click the number on the map to access other mysteries of GeoMasters 2012

Hot points #1-#12 are solved mysteries, #13-#24 are hint points, #25 is the BONUS cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[No hint, just an info: Bring your own pen!]
[Added 29.07.2012: If you use, bing maps or google maps for the final location, remember the hint in the checker (4th from the corner! h=50cm from the ground!) and search the northern building!!!]

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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