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Alien Artifacts 3 - Water

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Hidden : 07/08/2019
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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**Please note**  A rough sleeper has taken over residence of GZ (within 30m of GZ). I was able to get to the cache without bothering him but he is very close. I spoke to him briefly and he is friendly enough, so I have decided to not disable the cache . If you are uncomfortable with this situation then please message me with a description of what you would have done from WP1 and I will grant you the find and give you the clue. Hope this makes sense. Any questions please let me know. Greg 

 

The Alien Artifact series is designed to highlight the significant alien activity in the Greater Dandenong area during the Mid-twentieth century. Most people living in the area are unaware of the relics and history which is just on their doorstep. At each cache you will need to collect the clue to decipher the coordinates for the final "Aerials":

Alien Artifacts 1 - Beacons 
Alien Artifacts 2 - Annihilation
Alien Artifacts 3 - Water
Alien Artifacts 4 - Area 51
Alien Artifacts 5 - Oxygen
Alien Artifacts 6 - Glass
Alien Artifacts Final - Aerials

Good luck and be careful out there - scientists haven't been able to determine if the alien activity has completely ceased.......

Water vaporizer

At the posted coordinates you will be standing near a blue object which is an alien water vaporizer (thanks to the Greater Dandenong Alien Historical Society for preserving this artifact). With water being scarce in the outer reaches of the galaxy, Aliens targeted Earth as a source for their dwindling supplies. Dotted all around the waterways of our planet you will find these blue water vaporizers which aliens installed in the late 1950's.

To transport the water from the river to their mothership, they connected a length of hard, straight pipe to the lower inlet of the vaporizer - this pipe was then connected to a pump which is located near the waterway. The water was pumped to the vaporizer, and then transformed into steam and beamed up to the mothership. Because they needed to know how long the pipe needed to be to reach the pump, they wrote the pipe length (in metres) on top of the vaporizer. The pipe length is written in alien numbers of course - an example of how alien numbers work is included below for those interested.

(This excerpt from "Alien language and numbering conventions" thanks to the Greater Dandenong Alien Historical Society)

The cache:

Find the pump and you will find the cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Yrnea gb ernq Nyvra ahzoref!

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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