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02022020; who are you going to believe?

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Hidden : Sunday, 02 February 2020
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

02 February 2020, 07:00 - 07:30

 

 

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Since 1887, Punxsutawney Phil has been “predicting” if winter is over or if there are six more weeks to go. Early on February 2nd, Phil emerges (yanked is more like it) from his lair on Gobbler’s Knob, and if he sees his shadow it is believed this predicts six more weeks of winter. The ceremony continues as Phil speaks to the inner circle president, and directs which scroll is to be read.

all of this sounds just a little hinky to me.

As of 2019, Phil has made 122 predictions with an early spring (no shadow) predicted 19 times, and overall his predictions have proven correct 39% of the time…. of course, the inner circle maintains Phil is correct all the time.

even more reason i believe another source.

Dunkin' Donuts
339 Main St
Waterville, ME 04901
Sunday, February 2, 2020
7:00 am- 7:30 am

So, who do i believe? Born on February second (remember, Phil is only yarded from his hole on that day, not born on the day) my sister has a far better record of predicting the coming of spring than Phil. Although no official records have been kept, i would conservatively say she is correct about 70% of the time. i await her early morning phone call every year for her prognostication based on how chipper she is when she wakes up.

i was talking with her the other day and we realized this year it's a perfect palindrome: 02022020. So we’ll meet at Dunkin Donuts (i do not recognize the name change), have have a cup of joe, and around 7:30am hear what she has to say.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[just off exit 130 main street, left side]

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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