Category Archive: United States

Sewer Cache Lands Owner In The Crapper

Placing a cache deep inside a stormwater drain has landed an Illinois player in hot water – more than two years later. Officials in the Cook County village of Northbrook, 47km from Chicago, complained to Geocaching.com last week about the dangerous hide, located 800 metres into a sewer system. Cache owner thegoonies21 has subsequently had the small lock’n’lock box …

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Fear Not, Dayton’s Finest Are On The Cache …

And the prize for the least geo-aware American law agency goes to  … Ohio’s Dayton Police Department. On Monday night, the city’s bomb squad seized and detonated a “fake pipe bomb”. No shock there considering the number of geocache-related bomb scares these days …  But while local players have been busy discussing the demise of GC3A5J5 …

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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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Geo-Gossip: Another Famous Face On The Trail

It’s Not About The Numbers has been boning up on celebrity geocachers (again) …. Recently we alerted you to the fact American gossip columnist Perez Hilton and German professional road cyclist Jens Voigt had both been bragging about their geo-prowess on Twitter. But now we’ve discovered a fellow convert in American actor Luke Kleintank – pictured right …

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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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Geocaching’s Biggest Enemy Surrenders

Last Sunday, Ray Garcia was an officer of the law; by Monday, he was among the world’s ‘most wanted’ men. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office inspector outraged the international geo-community this week by seeking the removal of local caches after two players got lost near the Wolf River in LaGrange. However, WMCTV Action News 5 reporter …

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Missing Geocachers Found Alive in Fayette County

They may be safe now but two American geocachers – one of whom starred in the hit 2005 film Walk The Line – rescued from a West Tennessee wildlife reserve have endangered the hides in that area. Authorities say they are considering removing all geocaches from the Fayette County wildlife management area near LaGrange to …

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Geo-Community Finds Body Of Missing FTF Hunter

It was the one find Arizona geoachers didn’t want to make. The body of a 79-year-old Cave Creek resident who disappeared while on the trail of a FTF was discovered dead early on Sunday in a ravine south of Carefree Highway, in New River’s Sonoran Desert Preserve, according to the Arizona Republic newspaper. Charles ‘Chuck’ …

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Invasion Of The Geo-Aliens

Today a UFO landed in my front yard … Inside the long, shiny transporter was a tiny, green being from across the galaxy. Thankfully, he speaks Geo, otherwise I’d never be able to ask him about his recent travels. That visitor was Helium the Alien TB4QEMY), better known as It’s Not About The Numbers’ representative onboard …

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Snooping Around The Origins Of A Geo-Shape

It wasn’t a dark and stormy night when American geocacher Kim Runion unveiled her geo-tribute to Snoopy but the lovable Peanuts character and his creator Charles M Schultz would still likely approve. The New Hampshire resident (GC handle: meandmydogs) actually launched her 160-cache series one Saturday afternoon in late April with event GC3F8CB. But it …

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