Category Archive: Bomb Scares

Novice Geocacher’s Second Hide Bombs

He may have caused a bomb scare at his hometown cemetery but American geocacher Chris Franich is still dead keen on his new hobby. On Wednesday, Franich’s latest hide – GC3N5W0 For All The Fallen – in Worthington, Indiana was reported as being a possible explosive. Police were dispatched to Worthington Cemetery before 10.30am to …

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Another Benchmark Geo-Bomb Scare

Just when you thought it was safe to return to GZ, another geo-bomb scare has been reported – this time in the American state of Virginia. According to local broadcaster NBC29, Virginia State Police responded to a so-called suspicious package at the Virginia Department of Transportation Workers’ Memorial on Sunday. Investigators say visitors at the …

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Twilight Zone: Geocacher Finds Bomb, Not Cache

It what seems to be an odd twist on the geocache/bomb relationship, a player near Neustadt Weinstraße in Germany has stumbled upon what appears to be a bomb. After posting the photo in imgur.com earlier today, the comments have been running hot in the associated reddit thread. Reddit user eodtech1 noted: “Looks to be a GP ‘Old …

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Explosion Of Bad Publicity For Geocaching

Not one, but two suspected pipe bombs dogged Canadian geocachers (and law enforcement agencies) this week. VICTORIA A quiet Saturday afternoon at work became a pipe dream for Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Vancouver Island when they responded to the country’s second geo-bomb scare in three days. Emergency crews evacuated an area near Juan de …

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Latest Geo-Bomb Scare Avoidable, Says Official

Yesterday’s geo-bomb scare in Texas could have been avoided if the player involved had just explained their actions, an official says. According to TV channel NBC 5, the Dallas Fire Rescue department responded to a report of a suspicious device in the city’s far north on Sunday morning, but the mystery object turned out to …

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Police Blow Up Geocache

One person’s bomb is another person’s treasure, so to speak. At least that was the case on Wednesday when Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) took the threat of an explosive beside the George VI Bridge in Port Stanley seriously enough to blow it up themselves. According to the London Free Press, a passerby alerted officers in …

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Geo-Scare Closes Disneyland (Again)

The quietest place on Earth? A “suspicious” geocache shut Disneyland. Photos: DL Photography Disneyland briefly lost its ‘happiest place on Earth’ title on Saturday when it was closed by its second geocaching bomb scare in a year. The California theme park was put on temporary lockdown after the discovery of suspicious object but reopened after nothing …

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Detonating Geo-Bomb Scares

David Brierley doesn’t want his hobby to bomb. So much so that he’s paying to advertise a Geocaching.com bookmark list detailing hides which have disgraced the sport. The Massachusetts resident (GC handle: dbrierley) says he started his Bad Ideas, Bomb Scares Etc public bookmark list in 2009 so “geocachers might give more careful thought about …

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