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Grave Secrets

A cache by SADIE,S MOB Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/16/2004
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1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The GPS co-ords will take you to the entrance of Llangathen church. The Co-ords for the cache itself can be found by locating Esther Francis gravestone and using numbers found on it to fill in the blanks. Once the blanks are filled use the new co-ords to reveal the hiding place. The graveyard isn't huge and this shouldn't take longer than 30 mins at most.

Once you have deciphered the co-ords, use the answer to locate the final cache which is only a stones throw away. Remember a pen as there isn't one in the cache! Think – only small trade items, as this is a small cache.

You are welcomed to go in to visit the Church where you will find a number of historical features one is Bishops Rudds resting place which is quite a striking monument. The Church is a Grade 2 listed building constructed of limestone with red sandstone dressings and dates back to the 1800s,the tower is thought to be early 15th century and the south aisle dates to the 14 th century. For more information on this beautiful Church please visit http;//'S LLANGATHEN/. We would like to thank the reverend for assistance in placing this cache.

N51º AB.7JG

W004º 0G.HD6

Esther Francis died on July Hth

John Francis died on April 1Jth

How old was Esther when she Died? AG

They both passed away in the 1D00's

B = H ÷ 2

Close by, and well worth a visit, is Aberglasney Mansion and gardens. During the 1600’s tradition says that disembodied candle-flames flickering around the building at night were harbingers of sudden death. The number of flames were said to foretell the number of deaths. In the 1630’s a housekeeper saw five such lights in what is now known as the “blue room”. Shortly afterwards during some rebuilding work, five maidservants were found dead in the room when a charcoal burner used to dry the walls in the badly ventilated room asphyxiated them as they slept. The prophetic ghostly candles thereafter became one of Aberglasney’s most abiding legends. Note three tiny, unmarked graves in this churchyard are said to mark the burial place of the five maidens.

For more information on Aberglasney Gardens click here

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[This will take you to the gravestone - not the cache!]Fvg ba Purfgre Errf'f orapu. Gurl'yy or jngpuvat bire lbhe fubhyqre...
Uvag sbe pnpur Lrj fubhyq svaq guvf.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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