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NOTE: THE CACHE IS NOT AT THE POSTED COORDINATES!
This letterbox will take you on a walking tour of Arrowood Pet Cemetery and Willow Lawn Memorial Park. As always, please be respectful of mourners and only hunt this cache while the cemeteries are open. No night caching!
You are free to visit the waypoints in any order, but I suggest the order below. Walking is the best way to do it, but you could probably move your car a few times if you really wanted to drive.
Pet Sematary is a Stephen King novel which was turned into a film by the same name. I did not see any cats named Church or anyone named Gage buried here. I hope you have the same luck.
St. Francis Statue (Posted Coordinates: N 42° 12.865 W 87° 57.754)
At the posted coordinates, you will see a statue of St. Francis of Assisi watching over the animals buried here, perhaps to ensure they don't return to their owners.
C = Count the number of birds on the statue of St. Francis of Assisi.
Thunderbolt (N 42° 12.794 W 87° 57.782)
It's not just dogs and cats buried here as you will see. Thunderbolt had quite an extended family, so you will gather two digits at this location. Precious' grave marker is in front of Thunderbolt's.
A = The numerical equivalent of the month Thunderbolt died
B = The last digit of the year Precious was born
Rebus (N 42° 12.798 W 87° 57.642)
You will now cross over to the human side. I can't recall seeing a rebus (words represented by combinations of pictures and individual letters) on a gravestone before, so I thought this was interesting.
E = The numerical equivalent of what the first symbol of the rebus sounds like
Tomb with a View (N 42° 12.808 W 87° 57.564)
This soul wanted to ensure he had a nice view for all eternity, so he is entombed here.
D = Last digit of the year he was born
9/11 Memorial (N 42° 12.768 W 87° 57.537)
Your last stop is a memorial to those lost on September 11, 2001.
F = The numerical equivalent of the first letter of the second word in the first benefactor
That concludes your tour. You don't need to cross any roads to get to the cache, but when you do cross a road, be sure to watch out for trucks.
The cache is located at:
N 42° 12.ABC W 087° 57.DEF
Svany: Va nobhg gur zvqqyr. Gur gbc, abg gur raq.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum