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Paxton Manor (CANV)

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Hidden : 01/05/2020
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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*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*******************

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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 officers@novago.org.

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