Welcome to the 2nd Annual Halloween Radioactive
Nightmare Before Christmas
Geocaching Event Cache!
By: GeoTech Creations, LLC, StringCachers, and Crew
In Spirit - Brian Team AI
Halloween Town opens at 4:00pm and the Town Meeting ends at 10:00pm sharp!
Log Book:Use the following story and questions to figure out the secret location of the log book. Don't let any sentence run you stray. The questions may be tricky, but then again - this is trick or treat.. Don't be fooled here - find the log book... you never know what might be waiting for the first few to come!
Note: The above Coordinates are 6.00" off. This is intentional. This information may or may not be needed as an offset. We'll let you decide. But notice the event coordinates changed - and by how much?
Chapter 1 - What's Jack Missing?
It was late one fall in Halloweenland,
He was tall and thin with a bat bow tie;
"I’m sick of the scaring, the terror, the fright.
There must be more to life than just yelling,
Chapter 2 - Jack's Discovery
Then out from a grave, with a curl and a twist,
All that night and through the next day,
His gaze transfixed by one special door.
Jack didn’t know it, but he’d fallen down
Chapter 3 - Jack's Lesson
He took the present filled stockings that hung by the fire.
He picked up everything that sparkled or glowed.
He took it all back to Halloween.
Back in Halloween a group of Jack’s peers
For the next few days, while it lightninged and thundered,
While we stalk the graveyards, spreading panic and fear?
In Christmas Town, Santa was making some toys
He saw weird little creatures in strange disguise.
In Halloween everyone gathered once more,
Jack related to Santa his masterful plan:
And though Jack and his friends thought they’d do a good job,
Then a small glowing light pierced through the fog.
Jack said, "Zero, with your nose so bright,
And to be so needed was Zero’s great dream,
Jack cackled, "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"
‘Twas the nightmare before Christmas, and all though the house,
Cast an eerie pall over the city below,
From rooftop to rooftop he jumped and he skipped,
He visited the house of Susie and Dave;
A monstrous train with tentacle tracks,
There were screams of terror, but Jack didn’t hear it,
"Why, they’re celebrating, it looks like such fun!
Was heard, "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good
Jack pulled himself up on a large stone cross,
And as Zero and Jack lay crumpled on the ground,
"My dear Jack," said Santa, "I applaud your intent.
There’s a lot more, Jack, that I’d like to say,
Back home, Jack was sad, but then, like a dream,
Solve the mistery below to find the log book! - A special Prize for the First to Sign!!
Once at the event, here you will find something from the old. It is one of Jack's favorite "thinking places" and where Zero was first seen. There will be many to confront, but only one will tell. It is up to you to find the one who is missing. Once found, you will know when your in the right place. Think about where you might be if you were here and start looking from there...
Hint: - The real hint is close to the top of the page. The off-set is part of, but not the real answer.
Good Luck in your quest!
Notice: event times subject to change without notice.
Other activities going on during the event
Event Details and Rules (Subject to change without notice!)
Dr. Finklestein - In the Forest Cache Hunt
Enter this forest if you dare and at your own risk! This multi-stage cache hunt may just frighten you right out of your skin!!! You'll need to be on the look out for things that go bump in the night and don't make a wrong turn or you might not ever find your way out! Don't say we didn't warn you! If you don’t come back in several hours, don’t expect us to come looking for you! We know what lies in these woods and we would not enter at any price!
This hunt will not be as easy as may think. You will need to put
on your thinking cap and decipher clues to find the objects you need
to collect to gain safe exit from the forest! Bringing back the wrong
one may leave you puzzled and looking around for your way back!
Grand Prize – Magellan GPS - $25 Gift Certicate - TwinHead Pens - Peggy's Palette Pens - CITO T-Shirt - AZ Topo Map Pro - Large Tok Bag - Lots of other Misc Stuff!
3rd Prize - Jeep TB - Garmin T-Shirt - Garmin Hat - 1/2 Massage - Geo Stickers - Oral Care Kit - Map Tool - Lots of Misc Stuff!
A portable black light is recommended for enhanced viewing and effects. A regular flashlight will be useful, but not required to complete this event. A pad of paper and knowledge of the movie “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas” and other ghostly trivia will greatly help you figure out the clues. A GPS is REQUIRED!
At the start of the event, an official event sheet with instructions, coordinates, and clues will be handed out. Each team will have a different sheet! So don’t depend on other caching teams to help you out or you might find yourself missing out on the big prize!
Each team will need to complete the hunt in full in order to qualify for prizes. Only teams that register for the event by the registration deadline are eligible to participate in collections on the hunt and prizes at the end. If you don’t want to participate in this event, but want to see the forest, you may do so after the hunt. Please let us know at the registration table so we can put your name on the list and an announcement will be made for the times to enter.
Teams completing the hunt must return ALL required items to be verified
by our independent prize panel. Discrepancies in or missing items
will disqualify a team. So pay attention to the sheet and make sure
you have everything you need before you leave the forest. Once you
turn in the items, your hunt is considered FINAL.
Oogie Boogie Jr. Goblin Hunt
If you have any items left behind by ghosts, goblins, and ghouls that you'd like to donate, please let us know prior to the event so we can work on assembling prize bags.
Grand Prize – Cody of Team Elmosmelmo - Halloween Blanket - Battery Robot Toy - Garmin Hat - GC Frog - Geo Sticker - Garmin Coozie - Jack Set - Rope Bracellet - Lion Night Light - Pumkin Bag - Misc Stuff!
2nd Prize – Maren of Team Steele - Geo Sticker - Navy Lanyard - Garmin Coozie - Jack set - Rope Bracelette - Pumpkin Bag - Misc Stuff!
3rd Prize - Landon of Team Kiwiaz - Geo Sticker - Navy Lanyard - Garmin Coozie - Jack set - Pumkin Bag - Rope Bracellet
ALL Jr. Goblins got prizes - Lots of Halloween Toys - Candy - Misc Stuff!
ALL Participants are winners in this event! Please RSVP BEFORE the event to we can make sure we have enough for every goblin.
Please be sure your goblins wear closed toed shoes for this event.
The Great Pumpkin Seed Hunt
Choose your best cache spotter from your team! They will need good eyes and fast feet to win this event! They will need to hunt down as many pumpkin seeds as you can and log them all within 15 minutes! There are two "Special Seeds" to be found to get special prizes!
1st Place –Team Woobs - Most seeds
found in 15 minutes - Delux GPS Case - Inactive TB - Topo Software
- Geocache T-Shirt - Misc Stuff
(13)Team Trying Racer - CITO T-Shirt - Slightly Used Cache Container - Navy Drink Cup - Garmin Hat - Magellan Desk Hourglass - Oral Care Kit - Misc stuff
(31) Team AJJR- Magellan GPS - $25 gift certificate - large cache container - Note Book - Twinhead Pens - Peggy's Pens - Delux GPS Case - HR Pencil - Misc Stuff!
A GPS is NOT required for this event. A flashlight/strong
black light will be most helpful. Only one member of the team
may participate to make it a fair and equal event for all. All participants
will start at the same time and at the same location. Each seed found
must be logged on our special pumpkin seed log sheet to be legible
for credit (sheets to be supplied at the time of the event). The hunter
must return within 15 minutes of the event start to the designated
place announced at the start of the event. Participants are responsible
to keep track of time. There are two special seeds that will need
to be retrieved and brought back for verification of find. Only one
team may find one of the two special seeds.
Best Caching Adventure Contest:
Show off your greatest caching adventure picture! Your fellow cachers will be the judges! So, get out the old caching photo album and pick your best geocaching adventure to share.
Best and the Worst Dressed GPS!
Dress up your GPS for Halloween! Your fellow cachers will be the judges! So, give that old GPS a good face lift and some new style. Hmmm... What should my GPS be for this Halloween?
Best Dressed Team AJJR - 1/2 Massage - $25.00 Gift Cerificate - Geo Stickers - Navy Non-Spill Cup - National Parks Maptech Software - Map Tool - Garmin T-Shirt - Lots of other Misc Stuff!
Raffle and Door Prizes:Big Winner - I-Trex GPS - Team Steele
We gave away over 50 raffle bags this year. Congratulations to all the winners
We will be giving out raffle and door prizes throughout the evening. Bring us a printed copy of your geocaching.com stats page and you may receive extra chances to win some great prizes!
Raffle tickets are only handed out at the registration table, at the time of registration. Tickets are issued on a team or partner basis (if separate caching team). Extra raffle tickets will be issued for valid team stats from geocaching.com. Raffle ticket distribution is solely at the discretion of the event hosts. No team is guaranteed a ticket(s) and no ticket is a guaranteed winner. Tickets and prizes depend on donations given to the event. There is no cost for tickets. However, feel free to bribe us if you think it will increase your chances to win!
The Haunted Grave Yard
Back by popular demand! See who has come to rest here this year! Your old favorites like Casper, Trucker Dan, Lazy K, and Captain Magellan, and others are still there and look forward to seeing you again!
General Event Information:
This year the event is being held at a local neighborhood Glendale City park. The terrain is easy and is mainly grassed areas. Dressing up in costume would be appropriate, though not required. We would still recommend closed toed shoes as it will be dark and hard to see. Some of the events are held on dirt and some areas are uneven.
Prizes have no cache value. No deposit, No Return. Use of metal detectors or Geiger Counters would be helpful, but not allowed!
Food and Drink:
Come join us for food and fun before the event activities start. We'll supply the meat; you supply the side dishes pot luck style! Please bring your own drinks, ice, and drink containers. No alcoholic beverages are allowed at the event. Please clearly mark your pot luck dishes with your team name on it so it will not get lost. Please make sure after dinner you re-claim your dishes and cleanup.
To make sure we have enough food, please RSVP at least one week before the event so we can plan appropriately.
Please post a note on Geocaching.com as to what you will bring for the pot luck to give others ideas.
We will have silverware and plates for eating, but you might want to bring some of your own to help out.
Things to bring:
A portable black light will greatly enhance your experience, but is not required for any of the events. A flashlight is strongly recommended and should be brought. A pad of paper with a good writing device would be most helpful for the main cache hunt as you may need it to make notes.
Required items for the event will be supplied. Extra batteries for that GPS would be a good idea. Sorry, we will not have extras this year.
There are no tables or other facilities at this park. Please bring a chair for each member of your team that wishes not to sit on grass or stand for long periods of time. We have rented port-a-potties for the event so they will be near by.
This event is not a travel bug exchange. If you wish to do so, please make your own arrangements separate from the event. Thanks in advance for you cooperation in this matter.
If you wish to bring signature items to the event to be given out, please contact us before the event to make these arrangements. Do to the tight schedule of the events, it makes it hard to do this ad hock. We will be happy to include and disburse them any way you like. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Though there is plenty of parking, we have been asked to notify all participants not block anyone's driveway, park in front of anyone's house, block street access, or obstruct any other traffic flow in anyway. There is plenty of parking across the street from the houses and on side streets with no houses. Please drive slow through the neighborhood both coming and going from the event. The neighbors have been kind enough to share with us. Please show them the curtsey back. Violators are subject to tow at the owners expense.
Event Times and Park Closure:
We have posted the times that each event will start and end. Since we do not know the exact number of participants in advance, we would appreciate an RSVP as soon as you know to help us gauge time. You need to be responsible to be on time. Teams that are late or do not show up at the scheduled times will be disqualified from that event. The park closes at 10:00 sharp! We hope to have the event completed no later than 9:30 pm. This should give us enough time to pack and cleanup the park before it closes. You cooperation is appreciated.
Though we have notified each neighbor around the park, we will not be using any amplified sounds for music or announcements. This may make it hard to hear when events are starting. Please make sure you keep track of time and help us reduce the noise level by coming to the start of each event. The starting point for each event is at the registration table. Prizes will be awarded directly after each event. When you complete an event, please stay by the registration area to receive prizes.
Raffle and door prize announcements will be made throughout the event. We will announce the number three times. If there is not taker, we will draw another number.
If you win a prize, please make sure you stay to the end of the event. We would like to take group and individual pictures of all our winners for our sponsors. We hope to start at 9:30pm at the end of the main cache hunt. After the event, we will post the team names and prizes won on our web site. Limited postings of winners will be posted on geocaching.com's event web page.
The look book will need to be found and signed before the event is over in order to receive credit for the cache. For those of you who wish not to solve the puzzle, the log book will be placed at the registration table sometime before the end of the main Cache hunt. There will not be an announcement.
For teams that wish to solve the puzzle, please check this cache
page before the event. All clues will be posted no later than five
days prior to the event. If you need help? E-mail us, we will be happy
to drop a few extra in the pot!
Our Incredible Event Sponsors!
Because we have a full evening and we must be done by 10:00, we are looking for volunteers to help us clean up after the event. Last year we had lots and it was great! Please e-mail us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help us out.
See you there!