I'm not participating in this hunt, but figured I should share my thoughts so others will continue to share about the main hunt! And then I can get these ideas out of my brain and go back to bashing my head on those keys!
I think these clues are leading to something to do with Las Vegas. We have the Eldorado Casino and Mystic Falls park, which are fairly close together along the 515. Paradise, NV is right there too, which could be "where life began", or there are a number of Eden-related places right there too. Also, there's a pool company called Crystal Waters....
Post by goldenchild on Oct 5, 2019 17:37:43 GMT -5
The town of searchlight is also south of el dorado casino. Maybe that’s the “glowing lights” to the south? It’s kinda odd that el dorado casino is on water st, across from a couple water named businesses also, and next door to the emerald casino. Interesting lead for sure!
Honestly, I sort of thought that Eldorado Casino was too obvious, but since no one had posted about it...
absolutely it’s probably too obvious. But even wrong paths can spark that idea that lead into the right path. El dorado is a good fit though...probably not the casino but there are trails, roads etc all carrying the name that could be worth scanning around the area on google maps
Hundreds of feet beneath Earth's surface, a small group of seasoned cave explorers venture where no human ever has set foot. With each careful step they take, their headlamps illuminate walls covered with mud, gypsum crystals and mineral deposits left behind by microscopic organisms eating through fractured rocks.
The real attraction, though, is under their shoes.
A quick pass of a headlamp over the cave floor reveals a massive formation that resembles a white river flowing between the cave's banks. As the light shines more intensely on the odd and seemingly endless formation, an intricate crust of tiny calcite crystals comes into focus.
They've reached Snowy River - already the longest-known continuous cave formation in the world, with no end to it yet in sight.
"I think Snowy River is one of the primo places underground in the world, and there's still so much left that we haven't discovered. ... We don't even know how big it is," says Jim Goodbar, the senior cave and karst specialist for the Bureau of Land Management.
Could be something.
Would be just like Lukas to use something like this. Its not actually a river, its a rock formation
To find the gem that’s hidden
Inside this mystic land
You must first locate where life began
And men stand hand in hand
Haven't found anything about it though that matches the last line "And men stand hand in hand"
Post by elysethecat on Oct 6, 2019 13:32:02 GMT -5
I'm having so much fun with this one! There are so many places that fulfill *nearly* all parts of the riddle but I haven't come up with anything that clicks 100%. Right now I'm playing with an out of the box idea that there are two unrelated locations with specific commonalities and that the first point is a reference to find the second point. Before I was looking for multiple geo locations that fit the riddle in the same general area.
I just keep stumbling across so many men hand in hand, so many glowing lights, so many ancient beasts. Which ones are ours???!!!
Just thought I would add in my 2cents. It sounds like the first part leads you to Las Vegas, like some of the others have said. I'm assuming the answer to the riddle will form possibly a name of a gem when you find all the places/names. " you must first locate where life began/ and men stand hand in hand" I would assume some garden in vegas or possibly paradise, NV. There is seigfried and roy's secret garden and dolphin habitat and right by that are three roads that connect that make the rat pack crew. (sammy frank dean) That's the Mirage hotel when you "southward gaze on glowing lights" "guarded by the beasts of ancient time". South of the Mirage, you have The Luxor "guarded" by the Sphinx ( a beast of ancient egypt). You also have the Hakkasen nightclub "guarded" by a lion (a beast of ancient greece/rome)
Post by goldenchild on Nov 4, 2019 15:19:39 GMT -5
My last post got me thinking....what if Lukas is referring to Paul revere in the latest clue? The secret Boston casque just being found is huge news in the treasure hunting community...which I’m sure Lukas is following. Then It got me wondering if there is other hints in this referring back to other treasure hunts? And one thing that I’ve found while researching Fandango is there is a mythical land of gold on the east coast named Norumbega. It appeared on old Spanish maps. There is a norumbega mt on my desert island, Maine. There’s also other spots that kind of laid claim to it also, one being in Massachusetts. I’ve been focused in the Southwest because of the lost city of gold clue. But what if it’s a lesser known city of gold? One that would be known by anyone searching for fandango’s treasure.
Just a little outside the box here ...but what about Hawaii. If i was hiding something in the u.s. it might be a good place as alot of people are gonna overlook it. When you google map united states its not gonna pop up unless you specifically go there. Also the city of gold "el Dorado " was originally named "moana" not too far from moana you magic island "mystic land " maybe also just below it you got diamond head beach and diamond head state monument. Also Hawaii is known for crystal clear waters. Idk still exploring the area but could be a possibility.
Just thinking about cancatenate the primaries and only keep the primes . Does anyone think this might be applied to the lat and long of a particular location? In other words we create a new string only using the prime numbers of a particular lat and long location? Anyway im not in this one just thought id share my thoughts in case it helps anybody. Happy hunting all