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Grave Secrets II – Lost Souls

A cache by SADIE,S MOB Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/2/2004
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is located at a mysterious chapel in the remote mountains of South Wales. It is easily accessible from the Pontardawe to Ammanford Mountain road and is perfect for after dark. (Remember to bring a torch at night!) It can easily be combined with our nearby Prison Bug Cache. (click here)

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The GPS co-ords will take you to a lay-by to park your car. The Co-ords for the cache itself can be found by locating Thomas Rees’s 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 additional hints take you to the gravestone you need and not the final cache.

N51º AB.CDB

W003º BA.CDB

A = Thomas Rees’s Son died in the year 18A3

B = The number of letters in the month that Thomas Rees’s son died?

C = The number of letters in Thomas’s sons name, divided by 3?

D = Thomas son died aged D3.

“Baran Chapel” was once the focal point for an isolated community of worshippers. It had a congregation of 400 and benefited from its location on the Pontardawe to Ammanford Mountain Road. It was established in 1805 when worshippers left nearby Gellionnen Chapel after it became Unitarian. Meetings were first held in the nearby farmhouses of Llwyn Ifan and Nant Y Moel Uchaf. Today however, its locale is remote and its congregation non-existent - a decline which began at the end of the 19th century with the bizarre disappearance of 40 local families. It was reported that the families emigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but this has never been substantiated. With very little information available on the subject, it seems these really are "Lost souls".

This Chapel, and predominantly, its Graveyard have long said to be haunted. A quick glimpse will tell you why – the look of the place makes you feel edgy, primarily at night fall. When we first visited the Chapel with the notion of placing a cache here, we ourselves encountered something inexplicable. After we had circled the graveyard and began heading back towards our car, the three of us (Rachel, myself and another friend, Westley) heard a church organ sound. It was a fleeting reverberation, but all three of us unquestionably heard it. Maybe it was because it was night time and we were spooked, or maybe this place really is haunted…

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur tenirfgbar lbh arrq vf ybpngrq haqre fbzr ohfurf ba gur yrsg fvqr bs gur puncry.

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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