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While searching for a cache that was said to be hidden under stones and a root we found a black bag that was under stones and a root...

 

We tried to see what it was to make sure it wasn't the cache, but it smelled of death, then our GPS gave out on us and we went home.

 

2 days later we went back, had to know if the cops needed calling or not. Found the cache first (hey, priorities!) and then went back to check the bag. Mr Mousekakat retrieved it while the 7.5 year old stayed back with the dog, and I took a stick and poked through it (holding my breath the whole time) and finally found animal teeth to either a small cat or dog and I took off running so I could breathe. Mr M put the whole thing back, piled stones on top of it, and then promptly tossed his cookies.

 

At least we slept that night with a clear conscience that it wasn't something worse that we'd have to call the cops about!

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I'm new to geo cashe. Yesterday I left my first cashe. Thinking I was going to be unusual, innovative,,, :) until I started reading this thread.

 

I won't be leaving razor blades or human waste,, but maybe fun stuff to some.

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Found a cache full of red ants once. They were making themselves a very nice home in there. I left them to their building.

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What's the problem with unopened condoms? Strange item to trade, but they don't bite. You should know where 'some' people wear them! To eliminate the 'but my kid could see it'- argument: A condom (or it's packaging) will not do any damage to your kid's eyes. It will not cause brain damage. I reckon seeing a Britney Spears video is more damaging to your kid than the sight of an unopend condom wrapper.

 

If you want your children to be safe from these 'harmful' parafenalea in cache containers, don't take them geocaching. The point of the game is finding boxes wherein strangers trade stuff. These boxes are without supervision, out in the open. Doesn't sound like a child-safe game to me...

 

Are you kidding me? :unsure: Geocaching, according to the website, is a family sport. People are supposed to realize that a five year old might be looking with their parents. A condom is totally contrary to the guidelines that Groundspeak intends the sport to follow. We take our five kids with us all the time. The oldest is 10, the youngest is not even one. We love it.

 

I would hope that people would respect that fact and remember it before they put any adult material in a cache.

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We had placed a cache in what we thought was "deep in the woods", but it was unfortunately near a party site for kids with ATV's and 4x4 trucks. Cacher's logs started to mention finding unusual trade items like bras, thongs and condoms. Needless to say we have moved the cache.

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In an island cache I found a 3/4 smoked cigar, a "how to use a..." booklet, and a logbook with 4-5 pages of "we came - we smoked - we found this jar - we smoked more..." Suprisingly enough, even though they had found the cache, they didn't take all the cool things (state quarters, travelbugs, flashlight, ext.)

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(...)If you want your children to be safe from these 'harmful' parafenalea in cache containers, don't take them geocaching. The point of the game is finding boxes wherein strangers trade stuff. These boxes are without supervision, out in the open. Doesn't sound like a child-safe game to me...

 

(...)Geocaching, according to the website, is a family sport. (...)

 

I don't really care what the website says: you hunt boxes that are without supervision, out in the open. Anybody can find them and put stuff in there. No problem for kids though, if you're not to uptight about what they see or don't see. If you are worried about what your kids can encounter during geocaching (condoms, cigarettes, tampons etc.), leave them at home: people do leave this stuff in there (or out there), for some strange reason, so your kids will find it.

 

Don't act on what the website says, act on common sense. The website also calls this game a sport.

Edited by Goonies Oosterhout

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I found one of those new man pads by Serenity the other day, unused and still in the wrapper. Since I am a girl and couldn't use it I left it for the next finder, maybe he needs bladder control? :unsure:

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i stumbled (almost literally) across a couple of teens that were...umm...getting to know each other (about 10' from GZ). i was doing the cache at night after work...that'll teach me!

Edited by new_dharma

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I found all of these in the same cache... in the middle of nowhere...

 

.357 round

Coors Light

Can of Vasalene

Disposable rubber gloves

"Romatic" CD

Disposable Camera

 

Needless to say it was a bit of a shocker. I was wondering where the banjo playing locals where hiding. :laughing: I might have to go back up there one of these days and see if the camera is there. It might have some interesting pictures. :ph34r:

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Although it wasn't me, I know someone who actually did discover a dead body near the site of a cache. Needless to say, it was quite a suprising find. :D He called the police, and they came right away. Although he was never told how he died, he thinks the poor soul may have just taken a terrible fall.

 

The police were getting suspicious of a "strange" individual hanging around the site, only to find out that he was another geocacher, just looking for the cache! :D

 

First post on the forums by the way. :)

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(...)If you want your children to be safe from these 'harmful' parafenalea in cache containers, don't take them geocaching. The point of the game is finding boxes wherein strangers trade stuff. These boxes are without supervision, out in the open. Doesn't sound like a child-safe game to me...

 

(...)Geocaching, according to the website, is a family sport. (...)

 

I don't really care what the website says: you hunt boxes that are without supervision, out in the open. Anybody can find them and put stuff in there. No problem for kids though, if you're not to uptight about what they see or don't see. If you are worried about what your kids can encounter during geocaching (condoms, cigarettes, tampons etc.), leave them at home: people do leave this stuff in there (or out there), for some strange reason, so your kids will find it.

 

Don't act on what the website says, act on common sense. The website also calls this game a sport.

Well said. I can relate a story which illustrates this point: One of the first 50 caches ever hunted by Sue and myself was a cache located in the woods at a rest area on a nearby Interstate highway. The cache listing page did not mention the fact that the wooded parts of the rest area are a very active gay sex cruising area and a hangout for other sex cruisers as well. Well, after a brief search, we found the cache, but someone had placed atop the cache container a big pile of porn magazines. There were also a few odd and unexpected items inside the cache container as well. Finding these things was no big deal to us (we CITO'ed the stuff) but it is a good reminder that when we leave a box in the woods, we have no control over who will find it and what they will put in it.

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I found a bag that seid "snake eggs" and when i opened it a washer that had an elastic went crazy and it scared the crap out of me!

 

Sorry but that is really funny. I think I would have done the same thing, if of course i had the courage to even open the bag. thanks for the laugh :D

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I found a bag that seid "snake eggs" and when i opened it a washer that had an elastic went crazy and it scared the crap out of me!

 

HA HA HA HA HAAAAA!!!! I've seen that before. Not in a cache, but at a gag shop. I could imagine what it would be like to find it not knowing what it was. :D

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Didn't see this personally, but was relayed to me by one of the more prominent cachers of the area: Seems the cache was hidden inside a hollow tree that was adopted as home by a fisher(super-sized member of the weasel family). When cacher tried to remove the cache, Mr. Fisher attacked! Thinking this must have been a fluke, cacher tried again on another day and got the same welcoming committee, so notified cache owner and cache was relocated. Probably a good idea to see what else is hiding in the hidy-hole before you stick your hand in there!

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Found a cache container. Opened it up and found fur and chewed up items. After pulling out these items I found a live field mouse on the bottom of the container that had crawled in through the top of the container. Gave me and my 3 sprouts quite a fright!

Edited by MI3sprouts

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I'm amazed at some of the comments in this topic. ;)

 

Read the rules and intentions of this game, and follow along...

 

If a "muggle" places something of distaste in a cache, there is no control over that. HOWEVER, when a cacher feels it's their "right" to place adult matter into a cache, I simply would say FIND ANOTHER HOBBY. If you enjoy trading condoms with other people, joy a "sauna club". If you think finding those things is fun, get a partner and stay at home. Better yet, indicate on your listing that there is distasteful materials in your cache.

 

To the cacher that said something similar to, "If you don't want your kids to see it, leave them at home", GROW UP. You are only showing your own immaturity to the situation and sport ("I want to do this, and I don't care who doesn't like it"). Look around you. The world doesn't revolve around YOU. You are one tiny part of it. Do something that betters the entire world around you, not just YOU.

 

Wait, give me a minute. There. I just played 30 seconds of violin for you. Brought tears to my eyes. :surprise:

 

The main reason I enjoy this caching so much is that it gives my family a lot of time to spend together, outdoors, hiking, talking and hunting. We enjoy the coins, travel bugs, etc. Maybe you need a wife and children of your own to realize the impact little things can have on you and your FAMILY.

 

I love this sport. And I hope it remains something that I will enjoy for a very long time.

 

Oh, and the weirdest thing I've found near a cache so far is a big pile of deer poop. Make for a quick log-in and escape.

 

Now THAT's funny!!! :ph34r:

 

DonB!

Edited by DonB!

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:huh: Baby oil...we once found a small bottle of baby oil in a cache, it had spilled on the log, etc. Now tell me, who leaves baby oil in a cache? Rambler07 and I left it there in case it bore some sentimental value to someone and emailed the cache owner. Baby oil........hmmmmmmm.

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First, my own contribution to the original topic

 

Weirdest thing I,ve found so far was some chinese "medicine". I don't trust that kind of stuff when its in the store, it seems after a whole winter spent in a cache it could definitively have weird effects. I traded it out of the cache and into a garbage can.

 

Second, a comment...

 

 

Maybe you need a wife and children of your own to realize the impact little things can have on you and your FAMILY.

 

This statements seems very wrong to me. First, what does having a wife has to do with the subject? Men are ok with seeing "adult items" but women (especially married women?) are not, being more sensitive?

 

And why do people who have kids assume that anyone who hasn't personnally reproduced doesn't know anything about kids? I don't have kids, but it doesn't mean I've never been around kids. And, as everyone, I have been a kid too.

 

Of course, I agree that nobody should put dangerous items such as razor blades, unprotected fish hooks or open knives in a cache (and not only because of possible kids reaching in the cache... I think an adult hurting himself would be as bad as a kid hurting himself).

 

But I don't see what the obsession with wrapped condoms is. They are not dangerous. I would not trust one out of a cache, but seeing that thing will not hurt a kid. Young kids just wont have a clue what it is, older kids should probably be told what these things are before they are old enought to need them anyway. I was taught how to use those things in the first year of high school over 20 years ago... is that shocking? I don't remember any student being traumatized, though there was a lot of giggling, as in many sex education classes (Why do I try to understand prude people... some people seem to think that the sight of naked breasts might also "traumatize" young kids... I see a definite lack of logic there)

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I didn't actually find this in a cache, but this story is true and very well known in the towns around where I live and cache; there was, or should I say there is a cache in the desert near the town I live in and someone was out there shooting. They bagged themselves a rabbit. Somehow they found the cache and placed the dead rabbit in the cache. Now if this would have been in the winter it wouldn't have been that big of a deal, but unfortunately this happened in the summer. Summers here get up into the triple digits on a regular basis. I would have just tossed the container if it had been my cache, but this die hard cache owner went out and retrieved the cache and allegedly the rabbit had been in there for about two weeks. God bless this owner, he actually cleaned out the cache and put it back out. Hats off to this cacher, I salute them. Think if we all had that kind of drive and determination. They must of had a stomach made of steel.

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I found an unopened can of smoked sardines in a cache a couple of weeks ago. Got a good chuckle over it.

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Not quite in a cache, but it was close. I was hunting a micro in Gainsville and saw something shiny and black at the base of a tree. Thinking it might be a bison tube, I worked it loose. It turned out to be a crack pipe. The cache found a bit further away.

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Just yesterday we found two unopened condoms in a cache and certain portions of the male anatomy drawn in the log. I'm happy to report that we were able to remove the objectionable items without needing to stab our eyes out or suffering long lasting ill effects. B)

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A dead cow. Near my first cache. I placed it in the early evening and didn't see it. FTF found the skull and legs right next to my hide.

 

I found a baboon skull earlier in the day on the way to a cache. Got it here at home as a caching collectible.

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This was not in a cache, but right next to one. Someone had taken a 50lb rice bag (like the ones purchased by eating establishments) and stuffed a dead deer carcass into it before dumping it next to the cache. I got a chuckle as I teased my caching companion about the whole "mystery meat" debate over Chinese food (still tastes good to me)!

:unsure:

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This was not in a cache, but right next to one. Someone had taken a 50lb rice bag (like the ones purchased by eating establishments) and stuffed a dead deer carcass into it before dumping it next to the cache. I got a chuckle as I teased my caching companion about the whole "mystery meat" debate over Chinese food (still tastes good to me)!

:unsure:

 

Same here about the dead dear, at 2 caches <_< !

Sick, not Weird would be a bucket of dead worms that stenched up the travelers. _ This was in Eastern part of our state where it was summer And hot!

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I have only been caching for a couple of days now. So it is all weird to me. Fortunately, I haven't found anything close to some of these things yet. Which I am certainly glad, as I probably wouldn't feel the need to continue with the sport.

 

This thread has given me a new perspective on the sport though. I certainly will not just start grabbing things, and I certainly will not let my 6yr old be the 1st in a cache.

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I was also the innocent victim who came across a "GeoDump" up in St. Paul. Someone must have really had to go.... Pretty gross....

 

Also came across a large number of deer remains at a geocache just north of my town. I counted 11 skulls and many other deer parts... They were all on the the cement foundation of a building which had fallen down many years before... Called the DNR to go investigate it....

 

Found lots of money in different caches.... Have probably picked up close to 20 bucks over the years... money is money to me, and if it's left in the cache, I'm taking it!

 

Found a few other cahces that hadn't been sealed correctly, and found plenty of mold.. always a classic!

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I was putting out a cache and on the way back out I found the last part of a multi cache. Completely by mistake. So I opened it up and found that some one had left a bottle of bubbles in there. The bottle had froze and exploded covering everything. What a mess I cleaned it up the best I could and reported to the owner he needed some maintenance. :):D It sure aint no dead lady :blink:

Edited by Ice-Man28

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I was caching with my enthusiastic nephew, who needed to prove he was a man and could find a cache faster than me. When we found the cache spot which was a hollowed out tree stump it had two openings and many hiding spots. He looked for it and said he found something sharp and kept searching. When he pulled out what he thought was the cache, we discovered it was a small dead cat skull with some fur attached. The sharp thing was its jaw bone.

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Edible underwear.

 

I wasn't suppose to find them though.

I beat the one who was supose to be FTF.

 

But it told me something I had only thought.

Now I know !!!

 

Yukkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!

Sorry kids,but I had to get it off my chest I have kept it in for years.

 

Now I have to explain this to my children.

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I was caching with my enthusiastic nephew, who needed to prove he was a man and could find a cache faster than me. When we found the cache spot which was a hollowed out tree stump it had two openings and many hiding spots. He looked for it and said he found something sharp and kept searching. When he pulled out what he thought was the cache, we discovered it was a small dead cat skull with some fur attached. The sharp thing was its jaw bone.

 

I too laughed out loud at this comment very funny stuff...

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I can't pick between the loose razor blades that we found or the blue liquid that smelled like rotting shrimp. Both were shocking in their own unique way.

Edited by Team LaLonde

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Mine was actually a DNF that happened today. Here is my note to the cache owner:

 

 

Watch out when caching in this area. There is a box under said tree. It is a large pink Victoria's Secret box. It has black writing on the top. From far away we thought that it was the cache. When we got closer we saw that it is a grave for someone's beloved pet "Angel" the box is marked: "a gift from above sent by God." It looks like it was placed there recently and is still intact. I don't know how much longer it will stay intact due to the location and the wildlife. If you have young children please be cautious when searching.

 

A good thing I have found about a dozen so far! If I was still green I would have been feeling pretty green after opening that cache! :):rolleyes::D

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One cacher, formerly of our area, had the unwelcome opportunity to find a geo-toilet cache. I was the next one to find it a year later and it still had the roll of TP he left in it.

 

The same guy also found one of his caches that was on an island at a nearby reservoir in rather bad shape. Apparently some hunters had blasted a hole in the side of the ammocan with a shotgun then dumped fish guts and a beer in the can. A little while later, we got a bunch of rain and the island was covered, so the can flooded through the shotgun holes. Apparently it was pretty disgusting.

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Today my friend found a raccoon skull. Having a prob with geo coordinates today and it was roughly where the cache shoulda been. Cache was 3 feet away.

 

In the cache were a lot of rocks. I am presuming to weigh the ammo box down? I found it odd none the less.

 

Reading through these posts I'm getting a bit scared at finding more :anibad: I plan on getting some caches made up but I think it's in mine and others best interest to get a lay or the area planned for the cache and maybe waiting 20 caches before planting your own.

 

It's fun and fun things tend to make us want to rush in to participate and without even knowing we jump in and plant a cache in a dead cow's butt thinking it's an old stinky log and a good hiding place.

 

Good stories all :o But yeah, let's keep it clean.

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One cache I found had 3 ticks inside of it...long ago archived, it was named Petersburg Purple.

 

One had a live 45 caliber round.

 

Another had a live shotgun slug round.

 

I found about a case of empty beer cans and a pair of panties near another cache called Redwings On The Basin (really). I left the panties in my boss's desk drawer...he laughed (phew) and I still work there.

 

I found one cache in a floodplain. It was about 3-gallons large...tupperware. Full of water...or was it? Michigan Winter had made it a solid ice chunk. You could see the logbook 3-4 inches inside the block of ice. I returned 2 months later and it had thawed. I replaced the logbook, removed 6 old, moldy, magazines, and retrieved a very cheap, very nasty, cache camera. Dropped it off at Meijer and got back about 18 intelligible pictures that I took digital pictures of and loaded onto the cache page. Saved the negatives...some of which had rotted away. Thanks Meijer!

 

At a cache called Critter Can I traded for a cured mink pelt...it is actually pretty cool. 2-pieces. One was the body and legs. The other was the head, complete with eyeholes. Very soft. He sits on top of the speaker over my futon. I think there were a few other pelts inside too.

 

I mainly cache in Michigan so of course I have come across several rotting deer carcasses on my way to caches.

 

I am sure I could come up with a few more...but that is a good selection for now.

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Yeah , Michigan is probably one of the best places to cache if you expect to run into dead animals. Around this part of michigan (west) we got a lot of dog and coyotes killing raccoons and what not. It's fun hiking to these places though.

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