North Canton, Ohio, USA
N 40° 52.645 W 081° 24.875
Why this is Geocache of the Week:
Enigma is pure geocaching entertainment. It’s the kind of cache that you’ll walk away from smiling, even if you DNF. If you do manage to locate the famed yellow logbook, you’ll walk away shouting with laughter.
See for yourself. Here’s a video provided by the cache owner, The Seeker League.
What geocachers have to say about it:
“Woo hoo!!! Been wanting to get this but kept putting it off cause of the stigma with it!!! But decided we should give it a try since it may be disabled soon. Otter9 joined us and we spent almost an hour but we FOUND IT!!!! So happy! Thanks for all the time you took to put this together! It lives up to its reputation!” –MR DR
“Wow what a cache! A dozen of us teamed up to work this puzzle. Took over an hour before we finally had the yellow golden ticket log in hand!” –Heidi & Zeke Jones
“Awesome! Messed around with the whole contraption and all the areas. Dropped a trackable that needs to get moving in a race! After looking everywhere ( and making a few trips back to the car for hats, gloves, and warmer coats), we started to think our way through the device. Mommy Scout started dancing around and singing when her hand retrieved the yellow log! Very exciting moment for me. (Yes, I need to get a life, huh?) Thanks for the fun cache. Took us about 20 minutes. Gets a favorite for sure! TFTC!” –ThorScouts
What the Cache Owner, The Seeker League, has to say about it:
Where did the idea for this sort of large, mechanical multi-part field puzzle cache?
“After 3 years of looking for a place to put it, I asked my husband Iron Horse to build a kinetic art sculpture to use as camouflage for this container. Over the next year and hundreds of hours, all the loose pieces of metal and machinery within our garage found its way into his hands and onto ENIGMA.”
The cache itself looks fairly complicated — did you have a pretty clear idea of what it would look like before you started construction, or was it sort of a “flying by the seat of your pants” kind of thing?
“There was no plan, no idea what it would look like at the end. ENIGMA evolved into 500 cubic feet of contraptions, containers and fun!”
What’s been your reaction to all the wonderful logs by people who’ve found your cache?
“Reading the logs about our creation are very enjoyable. Watching the videos from the area have given us even more hours of entertainment, as we never know what is going to be said or what reaction cachers are going to have while doing ENIGMA. Never a dull moment that’s for sure! Cachers are warned that at ENIGMA you might just be on camera!”
What’s your favorite creative geocache hide?
“We had the honor of doing some spectacular caches while attending our 4th GeoWoodstock at XIII in Boonsboro, Maryland 2015. One of our favorite caches is GC4W6QX ‘GBC 3 – Mechanical Drawing 101’ by WVTim in Martinsburg, WV. His caches are all so creative it was difficult to choose just one favorite.”
Is there anything else you would like to say to the Geocaching community?
“Remember Geocachers, getting lost is more than half the fun. We have lived some of our greatest moments while being lost. Turn off interstates on your GPS unit, take the long back roads and enjoy life. See you on the trail.”
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