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Sunday, March 6, 2011

What were they thinking????

***Normally we don't post on Sunday's but I wanted to address this while it was in recent news. This is a good lesson to learn and hopefully, not the hard way!
Enjoy your Sunday with your family and friends:)

Object used in GPS treasure hunt closes Downtown Disney

February 22, 2011

ANAHEIM – Downtown Disney was reopened after about 90 minutes Tuesday following a report of a suspicious object that turned out to be part of a high-tech treasure-hunt.

Anaheim Police Sgt. Bob Dunn said police received a call of a suspicious object in Downtown Disney at 11:07 a.m.

Assisted by Disney security, the object was located on a box on a walking bridge east of the ESPN Zone and west of the House of Blues and the Orange County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad was called.

Disneyland Resort spokeswoman Suzi Brown said about half of the shops and restaurants in Downtown Disney were evacuated at 11:30 a.m. At 12:38 p.m., Dunn said the cylindrical object was discovered to be a "geocaching" site – a location for high-tech scavenger hunters, who use GPS devices to find objects left at specific locations.

A note from Bloodhounded:

This cache container is
more suited for rural areas
Guys, lets please use a little common sense out there. If you are going to hide in a park or a public place use a container that is either non-threatening or clear so a muggle doesn’t panic when they find it. A 35MM film container is a good choice for instance or, an unpainted Lock N Lock would do nicely. The pipe bomb looking cache container is not a good idea here, DUH!

This type would be perfect
for a public cache
 This type of negative publicity is what gets geocaching banned from public areas when property owners and management don’t understand the game and only see this type of message. In their minds, it’s bad when in reality, it’s a good thing. The geocacher who placed this cache should be ashamed of themselves. This is a blow to our favorite recreation and I for one would have a few things to say about it to them. What were they thinking?????

And, what do you think?


Dan the Wodsman said...

I personally think that geocaching should stick to the woods. But that's just my opinion!

BigAl said...

I am thankful that our police did their job and found what they thought was a suspicious object. The person who put it there should have put more thought into where they were going to hide it. I hope it was clearly marked as a geocache. I believe all caches should have some sort of marking on them that says they are geocaches. I have found lots that are not marked at all. If they are in the woods they are not as suspicious looking. I understand the camo effect and all, but they should still be marked somehow. I agree that if they are placed in rural areas then maybe clear ones should be used. I wonder if the cache owner got billed for the response of the officers or not. I hope not.


Interesting link about geocaching at Disney
I'll have to check it out on and see.....

Anonymous said...

look at the geocaches in hazleton that one guy nishallow has tons of these types of caches out there. he will be the one to ruin it in nepa with electrical boxes and pvc tubes everywhere


I have electrical boxes and PVC pipe caches all over the place too. Maybe, I should team up with this guy? We could rule the world!
Commonsense plays a role here but I go by the saying, "one man's creativity is another man's crutch"

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