Category Archive: Geocaching News

Geohacker Angers Geocaching Community, Cumbyrocks Particularly Pissed Off

Well, it took something special to awakening the geo-ranting beast slumbering inside me – and, well, read on … Last week, an American player by the name of ‘Geohacker’ posted this clip to YouTube explaing how they had hacked Geocaching.com to get full access to all of the Premium Member features. https://vimeo.com/70066762 Now, don’t confuse this …

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Geocaching’s Theatrical Debut

Geocaching will make its stage debut next Tuesday, thanks to a British theatre company. It’s a story of friendship and “nerds in the great outdoors”, according to its creators.

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Update: Muggled.net Owner Apologises

Geocaching’s most hated man – well, this week anyway – has admitted defeat over his steal-a-cache website.

Earlier today, Muggled.net owner Gerald Roman contacted It’s Not About The Numbers to apologise for his “stupid idea”. “We have shut down our Off The Grid Caching and Muggled.net sites because of threats (to myself and my family) but also because we have made a mistake. We just did the site to add a twist to the game but have realised it was stupid idea.”

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Police Threaten To Charge Bomb-Scare Cache Owners

Oregon geocachers may face police charges and a hefty bill in future if one of their hides is the subject of a bomb scare.

After a geocache was mistaken for a pipe bomb at Talking Water Gardens last Thursday, an Albany Police Department spokeswoman warned players of the likely consequences for hiding suspicious containers.

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Controversial Steal-A-Cache Website Muggled

Muggled.net – the controversial new website encouraging players to steal geocaches and hold them ransom – has itself been muggled.
Earlier today, the site was taken offline, apparently after multiple complaints to its hosting service by angry geocachers.

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Geocaching Exam Stumps Irish Pupils

It seems not many Irish teenagers can claim “Ich bin ein geocacher” …

While geocaching is almost a national sport in Germany, the popular hobby’s appearance in a Junior Certificate German exam confused many Irish secondary school students earlier this week.

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Firefighters Rescue Geocacher From Tree

Normally, British firefighters have to rescue cats stuck up trees; but this weekend the victim was a female geocacher.

Emergency crews in Dorset were called to a tree in Upper Parkstone Heights, Poole at noon on Saturday to free the 20-year-old.

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Geocachers Wanted By Police In Two Countries

For three hours, German geocachers Bruno-X, Spatzlmatz and Suzidriver became enemy No 1.

Labelled as possible international terrorists, the three Dresden residents found themselves being pursued by police and military officials in their homeland and the Netherlands last Thursday after a visit to the tiny Dutch hamlet of Schietecoven.

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Framing Our Geo-Heritage

It should be patently obvious as to what this object is …

That’s right, it’s the official documentation for an early GPSr device by American company Cobra Electronics. Patent USD469367 was submitted to the United States Patent Office in June 2002 and granted the following January.

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Police May Charge Geocachers Over Bomb Scare

An American couple may face felony charges for inducing public panic after their new geocache sparked a three-hour bomb alert.

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