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Halloween Haunts....Umm Hunts Multi-Cache

Hidden : 10/16/2005
3 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Prepare yourself for a spooky Halloween exploration! Seeking this cache will require you locate and explore three obscure cemeteries. You may even learn about some local history as well! Explorers who survive the three haunts will be rewarded with an ammo box filled with Halloween goodies. Feel free to leave trade items if they fit the theme – otherwise just help yourself to a trinket. Please remember to be respectful of those who slumber in these haunts!

Begin by going to the listed latitude and longitude. The long-lived Swede you seek was certainly unaware that his last name would strike fear in the hearts of Star Trek fans. You need the year the gentleman was born and died in order to find the next haunt.

Now to get the next latitude and longitude you must do a little subtraction:

42 14,604 - where the x’s are the year of birth

87 61.610 - where the x’s are the year of death

These new coordinates will take you to a roadside grave yard. Guaranteed you’ve never noticed this location even if you drive Route 83 every day. The coordinates are for a pull-off on Route 83. Look for a place where there’s no curb and a very small blacktopped area. You’ll see steps leading up a small hill and into the woods. Look for “John”, who’s a restaurateur’s namesake. You need the year of birth and death for a little more mathematics.

More subtraction:

42 14.026 - where the x’s are the year of birth

87 57.739 - where the x’s are the year of death

If you find this next gentleman, you’ll have done a great job and your trip is almost complete. You’ll need the year of death and the 2 two-digit numbers for the number of years and days he lived.

42 14.080 - where the x’s are the year of death

87 61.854 - y.ydd where the y’s are the years lived and the d’s are the days lived

The final ammo can is nearby! Stop for some “prairie libations” when you’re through!

The hint contains the names (backwards) of those you seek, so only look as a last resort

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

tebo sshyb, lryqvet aubw, ccveg obw

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)