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This is a four part multicache, consisting of three virtual stages and a final ammo can cache. You will start at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and need to gather information from some of the tenants of that necropolis to find the final cache.
The coordinates above will bring you to the family plot of "Dietrich Knickerbocker," a scribbler of some reknown. The black metal entrance gate to the burial plot has two numbers on it above Mr. Knickerbocker's real surname. Take the lesser of the two numbers, add 31 and then times that total by 4 to complete the North coordinate for Stage Two: N 41° 05.____. Now take the greater of the two numbers, subtract 44 and then times that total by 5 to complete the West coordinate of Stage Two: W 073° 51.____.
These coordinates will lead you to an immigrant's simple headstone. This individual was by occupation an expert cigar-roller. By avocation, he was an agitator. From this headstone, take a bearing of 111 degrees magnetic and go approximately 160 feet to arrive at a Celtic cross marking the grave of another immigrant, a bobbin boy who did well for himself (and did good for others). From this headstone, note the years (disregard the months and days) of the birth and death of the husband and wife and calculate two numbers: The age difference in years between the husband and wife and the number of years the wife survived the husband. Those values will be designated as A and B, respectively. Now add those numbers together and multiple it by the number of headstones in the family plot other than the Celtic cross and the headstones for the husband and wife. Take that number and add it to the following to get the North coordinate: 4105536; and the West coordinate: 7351366 for the Final Stage. You can walk from Stage Three to the Final Stage. Be forewarned that it gets a little muddy near Ground Zero (particularly after it rains) so you may want to wear appropriate footwear.
If you're not sure you have the right numbers, check the clues for confirmation. Keep in mind that the cemetery closes its gates promptly at 4:30 p.m. Maps of the cemetery are available at the cemetery office on weekdays. On the weekends, maps may sometimes be found outside the office. Although you can drive up to the first three virtual stages, some of the roads in the cemetery may not be suitable for vehicular traffic. If you drive, it is recommended that, on your way to Stage One, you pay your respects to the veterans of the Army of the Potomac interred near the Civil War Monument (N 41° 05.584 W 073° 51.726). Following the asphalt road to and then from the Monument will lead you to Stage One. Please rehide the physical cache as you found it, if not better, and keep an eye out for muggles. When logging online, PLEASE DO NOT reveal the identities of the internees!!
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Last Updated: on 9/10/2017 11:07:38 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:07 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum