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    Default Fandango - Response to email

    I sent the following email to Fandango via their website last night:

    I am an administrator on Tweleve.org (an armchair treasure hunting community). Your hunt is being worked by some of our members (myself included) and I have a few questions (to ease the minds of some of our hunters that have been burned by other hunts):

    1. The actual treasure is not described. How can we be sure that the value of "over $10,000" is valid? Your website states that "The finder of the key may keep the treasure or claim the cash value (minimum $10,000)." but I don't believe I saw that in the Official Rules in the book, so is it permissible to take the cash value of $10,000 in lieu of the actual treasure?

    2. There is no claim method described in the book. Does the solve include method of submission?

    Perhaps you would like to visit our forum and introduce yourselves to our community - we have a lot of members!
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    Thanks for your time - I just want to make sure that this is an active, valid hunt that we are recommending to our members.

    Thanks,

    Sue
    And I received this response this morning:

    Hi Sue,

    Thank-you for your inquiry. The riddle and the location of the key can be solved
    with the book alone. One does not need to be present on Mount Desert Island. One
    does need to go to Mount Desert Island to recover the 'lost key'. This 'Key'
    contains a key to a safety deposit box along with instructions on how to retrieve
    the actual treasure. Stockwell Publishing will need to be notified of the discovery
    of the key for the treasure to be claimed (this is so we can notify the treasure
    hunting community). The discovery of the 'key' will immediately be posted on the web
    site, all registered hunters will be notified via e-mail and the media will be
    notified.

    We do not want to reveal the actual treasure - this is part of the mystery/surprise.
    It is in keeping with the story. There is an intrinsic value to the treasure (over
    $10,000) but should the finder not want to keep the treasure the finder may claim
    $10,000 in cash in its place.

    Please send further questions. We will visit your site soon and introduce ourselves.
    Our participation in any discussion of the hunt would be minimal as there are many
    hunters who may not be on your site and we must be fair to all. We look forward to
    visiting your site. Thank-you.
    Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!

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    thanks sue

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    You're welcome. I was pleased that they responded so quickly.
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    are we still unclear on whether or not we need to physically go to the island? the author seems to constantly contradict himself and it confuses me

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    Quote Originally Posted by suelough View Post
    The riddle and the location of the key can be solved
    with the book alone. One does not need to be present on Mount Desert Island. One does need to go to Mount Desert Island to recover the 'lost key'. This 'Key'
    contains a key to a safety deposit box along with instructions on how to retrieve
    the actual treasure.
    The quote above is from the email response that I received. I think it's pretty clear that you can solve from the book alone without being on the island, but that you will have to go to the island to recover the key.

    Planning a road trip to Maine soon?
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    ok thanks for clearing that up sue, thats what i will assume until proven otherwise. and yeah maybe my crew and I will go to maine this summer when we figure this out =)

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    Haven't been participating in this one. And haven't read all the posts. But is this thing supposed to be near Acadia? I did some camping there with my friend and her parents when I was in high school often so I wouldn't know the terrain anymore. Too much erosion - to me not the land.

    Wonder if there are any BMX parks near there?
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    not just near acadia. in acadia national park, on mount desert island, which if i am not mistaken is maine's largest island, and on it is the first place in the usa to see sunrise

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    Wonder if there are any BMX parks near there?
    your kids didnt seem to enjoy that last park, maybe just the BMX would make them happier =O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zkhammer View Post
    your kids didnt seem to enjoy that last park, maybe just the BMX would make them happier =O
    LOL! They closed the park in Columbus the night before. I think after I fed them at Hooters on the way back to the hotel we all got to sleep around 3am. Then I booted them to the van around 7am. They slept all the way to the island. That was almost a two hour drive - those were SOME back roads - without signs - then I booted them from the warm van to the cold wet island. Yeah! I don't think they enjoyed Blackberry very much either.

    But I give up a lot to drive them around. I enjoy seeing them have a great time. High School! Time of your life! Right?

    If I said "Let's go to Main for a weekend." they would have all the riding parks on the way mapped out within the hour. My hubby would say "WHAT!!!!!"

    Don't ya love treasure hunting!!

    Back in 1965 (I think) I was at Acadia with my close friend and her family camping. Her parents took us to tour the island area and the lighthouse. That was so very long ago. I just remember how we wanted to just go to the beach. We could have cared less about that lighthouse. Ahhh! High Schoolers! The times of our lives!!!
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    OK, my eyes are getting buggy! Can anyone point me to where the author(s) introduced themselves and mentioned how they grew up on the island solving treasure hunts their grandmother created to keep them busy? Or was I dreaming about reading that somewhere.....

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