The first page starts out with the word HOME on the bottom and the letter M is red.
The 2nd page http://www.dillonwaugh.com/pages/menagerie1.htm has the letters LEAP in red
The 3rd page http://www.dillonwaugh.com/pages/menagerie2.htm has FOLO
The 4th page http://www.dillonwaugh.com/pages/menagerie3.htm
has HEAR in red.
Together HOME LEAP FOLO HEAR which can anagrams into HOME PLAE OF OL HARE where missing a C and D to complete the run.
Yes I can show you how to get the CD in the puzzle.
I love you to Paul Dilion and Q4
I think I'll post my views on this solution, and let everyone make up their own mind if they think this is the answer.
1. Nothing in MenareriE points to the location of the hare - it points to the location of a treasure map. Dillon has stated many times that *nothing on the menagerie site and puzzle hints towards the location of the hare - just to a map*. Any solution which claims to know the location of the hare from information in the puzzle is therefore wrong. This isn't opinion, it's fact.
2. The map is a real map, in a box, which is buried somewhere underground. Again, fact, stated by Dillon. The hare is buried no greater than 50 miles away from it.
3. We also know (again, directly from Dillon) that the map will only make sense to whoever has solved the 'riddle' of menagerie. If anyone were to 'stumble' onto the map, it will make no sense whatsoever. Ask yourself this then - does this solution solve a 'riddle' - can you think of a way that armed with the information in this solve that a map would make 'no sense' if you *didn't* have it?
4. Dillon has spent a *lot* of money on this puzzle, and a massive amount of time. He has attempted (via the map) to ensure that this puzzle is not 'accidently' solved, and has built safeguards (such as the map) into it to avoid this happening. With all this in mind, would he be *that stupid* to simply bury the prize in exactly the same location as the previous prize?
Now, on top of that, and aisde from the fact the solution is very weak (i.e. simply an anagram from the red letters, and some letters that don't exist to 'make' it work - Did Dillon really spend 2+ years of his life making this?), it also doesn't make that much sense.
Why describe ampthill as the 'home' place of the 'old' hare? Why is it the hare's 'home'? Surely it's the hares burial place - it's home would either be with Kit, or the finder (or I suppose with the Sun). Home suggests where something is 'supposed' to be, which doesn't describe it's hidden location.
On top of all this, the Masquerade solution site is regularly visited by treasure hunters from all over the UK as a sort of 'mecca'. Why would you risk someone just stumbling on the hare?
Please read all the above, and make up your own mind. I have, and it's a resounding 'no - it's not at ampthill'.
Mr Hare ran by air...
Good to hear from you I hope all is well across the lake? Maybe are passions can be a bridge? I beleive you are one of the few "Menagerie" experts in the world. I can only only image how hard the school of hard knocks has been.
Could I get your ideas and comments on this?
A B C
A Home place of hare
B Home place of old hare
C Catherine's Cross
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Comedy at it's best................every day they make me laugh and laugh hard.
Where going to sit here until someone checks out those two locations, where the gold hare was buried (B) and where Dillion might have buried the silver hare in the map given above (A) ...........but based on a monoploy of no free thinking, it's never going to happen.
Let me know when you hear the Menagerie Train coming.......... I want to see the dam thing robbed and some scores settled............
Their going to hang me in the morning, their going to hang me in the morning...........
I laugh at a lot. I chuckle at idiots who think Diana was murdered by MI6. I titter at people who think the US government were capable of planning and carrying out 9/11. I guffaw at people who think we never went to the moon.
Then there is someone who thinks the silver menagerie hare is buried in the same location as the golden masquerade hare, simply because he's managed to brute-force a couple of words that sort-of make it sound like that.
You Sir, are comedy gold.
I hope you are still around when it's dug up, but I suspect you will fade into obscurity to avoid the pointing and laughing you will endure. Who knows, you may even follow all the great conspiricy theorists and claim that it simply isn't true when it's dug up...
Mr Hare ran by air...
Mr Hare ran by air...