*ACCESS TO POSTED WAYPOINT VARIES BY OPERATIONAL HOURS - POSTED HOURS FOR BUSINESSES ARE 8-5 M-F*
I WAS ABLE TO ACCESS LOCATION ON A SUNDAY MORNING AND THERE ARE WEEKEND EVENTS WHERE ACCESS WILL BE OPEN*
As part of the NoVaGO CANV series, I will take you to Paxton Manor, currently being used by The Arc of Loudoun
but was originally built in 1872 as a private home. While I am sure there are ghosts floating around, there is no spooky history here, but twice a year the location is transformed into ghastly fun!
Jess and I went there for their 'My Bloody Valentine' haunted house which is ran in February of course.
They also do 'Shocktober' near Halloween.
Four times a year they offer a ghost hunting experience as part of their 'Paranormal Investigations' - I also noticed a rusted out hearse on the grounds.
***ONTO THE PUZZLE WHICH IS A SOLVE ON SIGHT***
Go to the posted coordinates and read the marker there to solve for:
N 039 07.ABC W 077 32.DEF
A (left side) # of letters in final word of the fourth line
B (left side) # of letters in the second word of the second paragraph
C (left side) third number of the year in the fifth line of the second paragraph
D (right side) first number of the dollar figure
E (right side) first number of the two digit number three lines up from the bottom of the first paragraph
F (right side) number of letters in the first word of the third line in the second paragraph
You will need to drive to the hide - there is a trailhead at the complex where 'private parking' notices are shown. I was able to park in the non-numbered spaces, but there will be street parking available for a longer walk.
Please re-hide the container COMPLETELY - the GZ is obvious enough, but do not want this to be muggled away.
**********************THE CODE FOR THE COIN IS ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE LID*******************
Background image courtesy of:
Photo Credit: Andre Chung of The Washington Post
Shocktober’s Haunted Mansion, Paxton Manor
“As part of the 2020 NoVAGO series, you can earn $.50 of the cost of a NoVAGO Cache Across Northern Virginia coin for each cache in the series you find. This cache is part of that series; when you find this cache you will need to take note of the code provided as proof of the find. The cost of the coin is $15. To claim your coin you need to send a list including each cache in the series you’ve found with the date found and the associated code word to firstname.lastname@example.org.”