Here it is, folks, the Halloween cache  too scary  for  You can log your find at and where it's listed as The Ghoul-Haunted Woodland of Weir.  Enjoy.


Starting GPS Coordinates:
N40 47.635
W73 57.515

The Ghoul-Haunted Woodland of Weir
Paths, math, hills, lovesick forest muggles.
Halloween puzzle cache in Central Park, New York City. 

Original Contents:
Vampire blood
Spooky tattoos
Pirate eye patch
The Best of Poe comic book

EEK! Spiders!
The Spirit of Geocaching Geocoin
(registered at and now working its way south) -
This ouija board & planchette geocoin was a birthday gift from Pia to Jeff. We asked a real ouija board where its little buddy here would like to travel, with the plan that after it gets there we'll take a vacation to that country and retrieve it. A spirit named R-U-T-H enthusiastically told us it should go to Lake Chapala, Mexico in the state of Jalisco near Guadalajara. Swear to God. We'd never heard of this lake, never would have occurred to us in a million years but we immediately reached for the world atlas, found it, it sounds great. Ruth told us she used to live there and that we'll love it. She even "talked" on the ouija board in Spanish sometimes. We checked on and see that there are indeed two caches there, Blockhouse and El Arbol Grande, so either of those caches is this coin's final destination. As soon as it arrives there we're Jalisco bound. Thanks, Ruth (wherever and whatever you are).


The skies they were ashen and sober;
    The leaves they were crisped and sere--
    The leaves they were withering and sere;
It was night in the lonesome October
    Of my most immemorial year;
    It was hard by the dim lake of Auber,
    In the misty mid region of Weir-
It was down by the dank tarn of Auber,
    In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir.

Now that the proper mood has been set you may begin.

Once at the starting point on the edge of Central Park's North Woods, your journey to the dark side begins by facing the compass direction of the freezing waters where Shelley's monster met his demise.

Now start with the Number of a Man and subtract the number of lines in Ulalume, the number of people present at the Last Supper, the number of Salemites hanged, (Don't Fear) The Reaper's place on the list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and the two-digit year of Orenthal's murder acquittal.

Now project a waypoint that many degrees, and the number of feet equal to the date of the Medusa sculpture at Korkyra.

Forget straight lines.  Tread carefully through the ghoul-haunted woodland.   Beware false turns and remember that only vampires cannot cross running water (not so lovesick zombies so be stealthy and  remember that the trees have eyes, especially in warm weather).

You will soon arrive at Satan's Table, an ideal spot for a human sacrifice (or lunch).

From here, face the Land of Nod. Project a waypoint using the two-digit year of the theft of Charlie Chaplin's coffin for degrees, and the year of St. Moses the Black's martyrdom for feet. This will lead you to Beelzebub's Boulder.

Tread 3 grave lengths to your spooky reward.

Happy Halloween,

A sign of the end.

The path to your final destination.

Beelzebub's Boulder

View from Beelzebub's Boulder.