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    I am wondering if the tokens may have some kind of an irridescent paint on them that makes them show up more in the moonlight?
    There are MANY references to moonlike, don't be afraid of the dark and such..I thought it might just be that he did something to make it easier to see them at night?
    Let's find those coins!

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    I'm guessing you want the spider the most, SPIDERHERICOME...

    LOL

    but that's actually a very interesting idea, maybe they're easier to find at night because they shine or something?
    Or am I just paranoid...

    *Of course*

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    I took heart of that statement, too, and I think you might have something.

    Also, I think that they may have GPS locators in them or something, because if the author and his wife are the only ones who know where they are, he's not going to be going around the country once a week or month to make sure that they are all there.

    Either a) they have GPS and he can track them that way
    b) they are somehow trackable by satellite
    c) they are somehow monitored by wireless cameras...which is highly unlikely OR
    d) more people than he and his wife know and they check on them for him.

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    The GPS idea is VERY interesting... I've yet to use a GPS locator, in general how accurate are they? (Could they bring you to a very specific tree?) And what coordinates to they provide and how are those coordinates presented? (Longitude/Latitude?) Quite possible, I would say.

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    Hes said before each token would have a 'caretaker' who would check them every month.

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    GPS locators in them or something, because if the author and his wife are the only ones who know where they are, he's not going to be going around the country once a week or month to make sure that they are all there.
    There is no such thing as a 'gps locator' most consumer GPS gear is passive: that is, they are receivers that receive signals from the GPS satellites in orbit. Like your radio.

    What you are saying is that they have a GPS receiver, AND some kind of transmitter to transmit the GPS co-ordinates they are receiving to some OTHER sort of receiver, where someone or something is tracking those co-ordinates.

    Ummm. I don't think so. This thing would be about as big as a CDROM Drive in your computer, plus you'd have to have a battery that would last the two years... it won't look like the picture of the grasshopper token at the end of the book.

    Now, they may have some sort of passive RDIF system embedded in them, so someone can just approach them and with the proper device determine if they are still near by....

    http://www.pcjournal.com/modules.php...rticle&sid=168


    Of course, if they DO use RDIF, it will be much easier for one of us to locate them, once you have a general area!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cthree
    Hes said before each token would have a 'caretaker' who would check them every month.

    MAYBE THEY ARE ONLY PUT OUT AT NIGHT, If each has it's own caretaker
    1) It would add one more level of difficulty 2) Zac finds them all at night because he gets to Grotto by High noon so it must have been the night before when he found them.3) Don't be afraid of the dark is a major motto 4) Moon Like ect..

    JUST A THOUGHT

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    I dont think that would work for various reasons. First that would greatly increase the chance that someone would see the caretaker putting them out. This would also eliminate most parks, forests, and other public lands from the mix as most close at dusk.

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    Dillera~ What I meant is that maybe they have some sort of tracking device imbeded in the tokens. I didn't explain myself well, putting 'GPS' there instead. It was pretty late and that's what I came up with. But yes. Maybe the caretakers have some sort of way of tracking the tokens.

    And the putting them out at night is interesting but unlikely, I agree that it would probably be too hard to hide something like that.

    But there is always still the idea that they are somehow more obvious at night. Hmm.

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    What about planetariums, moonwells, sundials?

    The references to reaching inside a hole and the tree trunks??... The problem I have with those is that the tokens must be at very low risk of being washed away or moved by wildlife which is why I think their sanctuarys must be man-made but out doors and a tree trunk or well is way too high risk IMO.

    I'm leaning toward national parks, monuments or cemetary's where there would be a vessel of some sort he could put it in that would be very unlikely to be touched unless someone had reason to go to that specific location. Note all of the stone/limestone references...tombstones? Possibly monuments or mausoleums? The tokens also can't be some place where security would have you arrested for poking about any historical/national monuments....especially where two bronze swords were recently stolen from Gettysburg Natl Cemetary.

    I'm trying to back track from his comment "It took me eight years to figure out how to hide the treasure, yet not bury it, not put it in dangerous places or on private property," Stadther says. Once I create my own short list based on that criteria i'm then trying to apply the clues toward that line of thinking. Bass ackwards? Any thoughts? Thanks!
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