Found Treasure! The Lost Philosopher’s Stone of Wisdom from MW Treasure Hunts!
MW is so excited to announce and send a BIG Congrats to ‘Genetic Blend’ for finding The Lost Philosopher’s Stone of WISDOM from MW Treasure Hunt’s Scroll I!
Thanks all who are participating! There are $250 cash prizes waiting for YOU to find!
And as some of you might know me, I like to ask Questions! I was so grateful when Genetic Blend said she would answer some for us all! (it isn’t required as a winner :)).
Her story is exactly what MW hoped these hunts would offer! Her exciting adventure in discerning the location, and then discovering the Lost Philosopher’s Stone, is so inspiring!
There are treasures that await for us all! This one was waiting for Genetic Blend!
Congrats again and now her answers!
What did you enjoy most about the hunt?
There are several things that I enjoyed about “The Lost Philosopher’s Stones”. I like the simple format, of just one page, or “scroll”. Everything is laid out for you all in one place. If you print it out, it is easy to carry around with you, and you can make notes right on the paper. There were a variety of different ciphers involved, and there were clues contained in a historical story. The scroll also had very good illustrations. There were many “confirmers” between the ciphers and the clues, so once you were on the right track, you would know it. Everything came together nicely, and this was my favorite thing about the hunt.
How did you feel when finding the ‘Philosopher’s Stone’?
Let me answer this with a story. I solved the ciphers and figured out the clues. Everything on the scroll was coming together. I was sure that I had the correct site, but in my research, I could not find the fence in the illustration on the scroll. I searched the internet for photographs of the site that might show the fence. There was a fence in some pictures, but it did not match the fence on the scroll. Google Earth showed some construction vehicles at the site. I found that the picnic area was renovated. But what about the fence? I went to Trip Advisor to look at photos, and someone wrote that there was a “beautiful new fence” at the parking area. When I arrived at the site the following day, looking for a parking place, there it was, the fence pictured in the illustration in the scroll! I jumped out of the car, went to the corner of the fence, saw the tree and the rock, took nine steps, turned over the rock, and found the Philosopher’s Stone! It felt good in my hand! A bit dirty, but it was a good fit.
This year, 2017, I have traveled to Kentucky, Maine, and Arkansas in search of hidden treasures. In all of those cases, I felt that I had solid solves for treasure hunts, but in the end, I couldn’t locate the treasure. It was very satisfying that for once, with Mysterious Writings’ Lost Philosopher’s Stones, a treasure was exactly where I expected it to be. The clues on the scroll were clear and concise, and once I was on site, I didn’t have to second guess where I was going to find the treasure.
Would you recommend the hunt to others?
Treasure hunts are always an adventure, and the “Lost Philosopher’s Stones” is no exception. Not only was the content in the scroll based on an interesting historical event, it took you to a historical place that was absolutely beautiful! I would recommend these hunts based on their design, their content and the final site where the stone was located.
Thank you, Genetic Blend for making an awesome ending to Scroll I’s hunt and sharing your adventure and wonderful photos with us all! SO SO FUN!
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