katybird Posted July 3, 2003 Share Posted July 3, 2003 I am still learning about FINDING caches, but I'm already planning ideas for PLANTING them - frankly, I think I'll enjoy that the most. I want to get better with the GPS thing before I attempt it, as well as learn more about what people like/expect. Anyway, I've got a few ideas - one is a surprising little glen two blocks from my house full of deer and general prettiness. Another is a gorgeous scenic vista at a historic site that, surprisingly, hasn't been done here. However, there is one site in the area that is both interesting for "nice" reasons - it's a fascinating rural church that dates back to the days of early settlers, a bit off the beaten path - and for a VERY macabre reason: it featured heavily in one of the most gruesome and notorious murders in Cincinnati history. It's somewhat of interest to me, as I grew up not far from the site, and the perp was one of my father's HS students. It was a satanic ritual slaying, and just reading about it tonight creeped the marmalade right out of me. Is there any appropriate way to do a cache at this site that acknowleges this aspect of its history? Can one warn cachers that, if they bring their tykes along, they might not want to read ALL of the historical information aloud? It's tempting to do something that highlites it - much like those Jack The Ripper guided walks/pub crawls in London. OTOH, it IS rather disrespectful to the victim (although she WAS a member of the satanic cult that killed her). Would it be too "Blair Witchy" and attract the wrong sorts of people? I know people like to visit the site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and there's a restaurant in Rome that is right where Julius Ceasar was assasinated, but is this just too dadgum creepy? [This message was edited by katybird on July 03, 2003 at 10:54 PM.] Quote Link to comment
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