You Found What Near The Cache? Strange things you find on the way...
Posted 01 April 2005 - 06:18 PM
Posted 01 April 2005 - 08:17 PM
The cache now in place
Posted 01 April 2005 - 09:39 PM
Posted 02 April 2005 - 09:17 AM
One of my friends whom I got into caching (but is now laying low) found a few large bricks of Meth next to a cache at a rest stop. It was a drug trafficing pick up point and only a few feet away from a Geocache. Talk about FTF prizes. LOL
He did bring in the police which delayed his travels by a few hours while he explained the Family Game of Geocaching to endless levels of authorities. That kind of ended his interest in caching and had him worried about retaliation.
Posted 02 April 2005 - 02:25 PM
Posted 02 April 2005 - 06:56 PM
The strangest thing I've seen so far was a person. I was only about 20 yards or so into the woods in a local park when I stumbled onto a (homeless?) man sitting on a log quietly drinking a 40 ounce from a paper bag. I sorta casually said "hi". He didn't really reply and I quickly kept moving.
Posted 02 April 2005 - 10:06 PM
Turns out it's a personal "cache" for this horny teenager's girlfriend. It had love letters, pictures, and a cd he made for her. Touching stuff.
I left a note wishing them well, and told them about geocaching and hiding the caches a little better.
Posted 03 April 2005 - 10:11 AM
Posted 04 April 2005 - 07:05 PM
The inside looked as if someone had lived there.
I found some active train tracks about 500 feet away so I couldn't place a cache here. Even if I could I wouldn't. I told a police officer friend of mine about it and he said that he's been called to those train tracks to break up fights between vagrants and that about 2 years ago one hobo killed another in those woods. I won't be back there any time soon. Later in the day though I did find this little guy.
I hope he stays away from the hobos.
Posted 08 April 2005 - 08:33 PM
justybug, on Apr 8 2005, 02:13 AM, said:
does this make me a stoner muggle?
and yes, i did leave a note about better hiding..
Dang justybug, I got the munchies and must have left it there while visiting the cache .
In all seriousness, I grew up on the side of Tiger and would want to know which cache it was. Aparently even the stoners like the view.
Posted 10 April 2005 - 01:31 PM
Posted 10 April 2005 - 04:25 PM
Posted 11 April 2005 - 07:29 AM
If I caught the idiot who think tame gerbils can survive in the wild...
The little creature is not even afraid of my cats, it wouldn't know to run from predators. And with snow still on the ground, food was not all that plentifull in the forest.
Posted 11 April 2005 - 02:48 PM
The other day me and LawnGnome ran across a cat skeleton bleached white. Bones are normally kind of a tan color, so it was a bit odd, but it could have been someone's pet. *shrug*
I've run across homeless camps in the woods. The tents made from garbagebags and waterjugs are a sure sign someone's living there.
The other day we were searching for (cache to be inserted later then LawnGnome gets me the co-ords) and we were caught in the park after sunset. We had run across this man before with a shovel and a bag and we decided to pass on talking to him. We were more interested in caching. He looked like he was out with his dog, using the shovel to walk with, and I assumed the bag was filled with dog litter as the park has litter prohibitions. So we're merilly caching away racking up the caches and it's time to hit this rock slide. We're there, poking around in the rocks, with our flashlights, then the mans dog come rocketing out of the rocks and scares LawnGnome crapless. Poor guy musta jumped 10 feet straight up. The part that scared me, however, was that same shady guy was following the dog, with the shovel, and another full plastic bag of something. We're talking garbage bags here, and he's clearly working hard to carry these and put them somewhere. "I'm burying my dog", he said as he passed us by. Yeah, whatever. We made for the car ASAP.
The rest of it was actually my log at Crumbhenge. My site has the original log, an annotated one was posted to GC.com and I posted my original writeup on here on my site. No-one else has reported any mysterious activity, but the ghosts that followed me home haunt me today...
Posted 30 April 2005 - 12:30 PM
- two dead and decapitated birds
- the head and foot/leg of a woman that had been burned/charred... Ok, so it was a mannequin, it didn't look like that when we walked upon it!
- homeless people in tents
Since we're new to geocaching, I hoping that this is all the hazing/intiation that we're going to get! : )
Posted 02 May 2005 - 10:44 AM
April 30 by XXXX(XXXX found)
We drove right up to the hiding spot, but there was a woman in a nearby car directly in front of the cache. We waited for her to leave, when we noticed that she was chaging her clothes in the car. There goes the pants, now the top. We actually didn't see any flesh, but it made for good entertainment. Oh yes, we got the cache after she left.
Posted 05 May 2005 - 07:37 AM
I'd really rather not have to explain my actions to the police, thank you very much.
Posted 07 May 2005 - 05:27 PM
"Nice job on stage 2! Twice! TN, left signature card and signed log. Find #34 for me.
Oh and speaking of cache in, trash out, here's a funny story about today..
As I was heading from the first stage to the second through the dense brush, I came a cross a little clearing. I looked down and saw an interesting sight... a dozen marijuana plants freshly planted/transferred! I marked a quick waypoint and finished the cache.
I went back home and called Sterling Heights Police and told them I was geocaching in one of their parks and discovered a different kind of stash. They had an officer meet me back there. I gave him a quick rundown of geocaching and took him back to the waypoint. He was pretty entertained with it. Two other officers joined us as they destroyed the plants and bagged up the remains.
The other two officers asked about the situation, and I explained that I was doing a multi-cache, and had discovered this in between two of the points. They said "Well, did you find the cache?", smiling. I said "Of course!". They were amused that in such a dense area in the middle of nowhere, somebody had thought they would never be discovered, but got busted by a geocacher!
Funnier still, was the perpetrator's low-tech way of finding the spot. Blue ribbons tied to trees..lol. We removed the ribbons on the way out too. There were a couple neighbors in the parking lot when we came back out of the woods that asked me what was going on (there were 2 police cruisers and a police Yukon there). I gave them a 10 second run down on geocaching and told them I was cleaning up their neighborhood. They loved it! "
This post has been edited by sonicjay: 07 May 2005 - 05:28 PM
Posted 07 May 2005 - 10:11 PM
*An anonymous tip would have sufficed.
On the other hand... The gun post above is quite entertaining. Wonder if there's a story about that lost pistol.
This post has been edited by Marcie/Eric: 07 May 2005 - 10:26 PM
Posted 08 May 2005 - 05:27 AM
However, I am surprised by the last post's comment about fear. I applaud the cacher who reported it for not ignoring the illegal activity in the park. I would hate to see how much crime would climb if we all ignored it out of fear for retribution. I teach in a high school and see some similar actions by my students. As I am sure most people remember, high school can be hard enough just trying to make sense of who you are. The teachers spend much of our time outside the classroom working to help kids make good decisions. Whether it is in the hallway, the lunchroom or the athletic competitions, we encourage positive actions and discourage negative ones. I would not feel comfortable continuing to do that after I chose to ignore illegal activity in the forest because I was concerned that illegal pot growers would try to do future harm to me.
Posted 08 May 2005 - 06:13 AM
Don't fear the person who stashed this. They obviously weren't the brightest people and I highly doubt they'll ever read the paper.
Posted 09 May 2005 - 04:50 AM
blackbuck, on May 8 2005, 08:24 AM, said:
LOL same thing happend to me about two weeks ago. Darn kids!
Posted 09 May 2005 - 09:37 PM
Posted 10 May 2005 - 05:43 AM
It had to have been left there not too long before I found it as it was clean, there was no standing water in it, etc.
I thought about CITOing it out, but I didn't have room for it, nor did I have a place I could have disposed of it.