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    Quote Originally Posted by Starvethemonster View Post
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    Neat! So did you make another trip out to Silver Falls Park to find it?
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    Nope. The bench isn't there anymore. Steve just sent me that picture to torment me.

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    Any thoughts on the hints posted on the website? According to the new song, there are 5 hints in the Silver Key, which I take to mean the songs of the album. One the state, one city, the rest for the nitty gritty. That's it! Wow, I think I went too far on the songs then, lol. http://www.findthesilverkey.com/hints.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZlatoBlato View Post
    Any thoughts on the hints posted on the website? According to the new song, there are 5 hints in the Silver Key, which I take to mean the songs of the album. One the state, one city, the rest for the nitty gritty. That's it! Wow, I think I went too far on the songs then, lol. Links
    So, do you think it is near Eugene? Or is that clue part of something bigger since it may be possible "it isn't where you think it is". I still lean to Oregon. Yeah, the song does make it sound straightforward.

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    Anyone else notice how messed up that hint cipher text was? The question is, was it purposeful, or is he dyslexic, or just plain sloppy?
    WHRECVBBLSMCEYVIHTEOIZROMR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molnar View Post
    Anyone else notice how messed up that hint cipher text was? The question is, was it purposeful, or is he dyslexic, or just plain sloppy?
    Absolutely. Question is..why repeat the header with the plaintext. Or does HIKJ come into this somehow and he messed up on purpose to highlight the differences...

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    Woohoo! Downloaded the itunes version but didn't see how to acquire the info contained on the case or any inserts.
    Album is worth the $. I enjoyed listening to it.

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    I found the email link to request a digital copy of the CD supplements. Hope to get a response soon. I've been a Eugene resident for about 20 years and have a fair bit of local history under my belt. There are at least three places that are designed to catch the suns rays (or cast shadow) and point to a significant object or place. I've done a lot of bike riding and hiking off the beaten path. Anyone want to partner with me and help bring me up to speed?

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    Finished transcribing. Ears buzz some. Gotta Find A Way was hardest. The first line: Up, the opposite of In...had me stuck thiinking they said "OUT, the opposite of In".

    About the dedication and the bench that is no longer. A "bench" happens to be known as one of the earliest word origins from which the word Bank was derived. The silver key is pretty similar in design to the Key Bank logo. Eugene, Oregon has a significantly tall Key Bank building in the downtown area between 9th and 10th and Oak street. Just saying...don't really have much to go on yet.

    I might focus on the topo maps next. I have used the topo maps at the University archives before. 20 years ago, I remember commenting to a friend about a particular wing in the old Knight library (before the remodel early 90's) when it had a really cool map model of the old pioneer days. I noticed the light rays would make slow and long shadows on it. It's since moved, where I don't know. If this hunt was designed 10 years ago, we will have to consider any changes that may have taken place.

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    Pretty much all the info on it is on findthesilverkey.com. The hunt is only a couple of years old. Quite a few things point to Oregon but because there are only 5 legitimate clues among a dozen red herrings it's hard to know if that's worth following up on or not. The means for determining the 5 real clues follows some kind of logical sequence encoded in the album. I haven't spotted it.

    There are clues that other people have figured out, like the bingo card, that I NEVER would have figured out myself. If I had a million years, I wouldn't have figured out that bingo card.

    I still think it's buried where that bench was in that park but that's only based on a single clue which could've been one of the scarlet fish.

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