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Saint or Sinner

Oh, Sinnerman,where you gonna run to?


At a certain point in time, we must ask ourselves, are all of the most commonly accepted answers correct? High posts are three was Sutro tower...till the posts were made of wood.


Do we truly know how these puzzles work and are just not keeping it simple enough? Hmmm, John Palencar was not even allowed to fully explain the three puzzles where casques have been located. And didn't he make a comment along the lines of - maybe Byron was just too clever with his verses. What gives?


Well, this all leads me to St. Augustine. As many of you know, I believe the casque to be located near the Fort San Juan de Pinos stone. At the base(fort) of a tall tree(pinos/pine). In addition, the acrostic of this line yields - At boat t. Ironically the stone is right next to a giant boat anchor...see below.



This brings me back to Byron being clever and us taking some of the accepted answers for granted. Let's examine the 3rd and 4th lines of the verse. Near men - With wind rose. We've solved these two right? There's a compass in a building near the men's restroom...okay.(insert emoji indicating how ridiculous this idea is) But how about the names on the San Juan de Pinos plaque? Pedro Menendez de Aviles and Sir Francis Drake, both famous sea faring explorers. If the casque is indeed near this stone, it's safe to say it is Near men With wind rose. It also, coincidentally, speaks of years passing and the fort falling(reign?).


Is there more? Imagine we locate the latitude/longitude in the painting and establish the casque is located in St. Augustine...how do we know it's at the Fountain of Youth? Were we to wander around till we stumbled upon a sign with First Chapter painted over water? The sign would seem to be no coincidence but there has always been controversy around it. Are we missing something obvious here to get us to the Fountain of Youth? The first chapter, of a life - Youth. Written in water, as a riddle would be - Fountain pen.


I'll leave you with one last alternate interpretation. You can still hear the honking. More controversy here. Do ducks honk, did Byron believe so, and would you reference and old duck pond this way when you'd hear them honking from anywhere in the park? Going back to the rock and plaque which names men with wind rose. Batman, you quack, riddle me this. Name a famous explorer who may honk.

Till next time, I remain eternally puzzled this casque has yet to be unearthed.


Well I run to the rock, please hide me...I cried POWER, POWER.


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ATdreamer2112
ATdreamer2112
15 de abr. de 2023

This is genuinely brilliant as far as I'm concerned. It's logical and requires zero mental gymnastics to digest. I've always been a FOY supporter for the location, but I've never come up with any solid 'and then you dig HERE because...' spot. Now I'm in love with the stone being the site. And to think Choice almost had me convinced it was buried in the cemetery.

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Fenix
Fenix
18 de abr. de 2023
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😁 In today's sea full of choice we must remain rational and grounded in our approach!

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forest.blight
forest.blight
22 de mar. de 2023

I don't think many seriously believe the "men" near the wind rose refers to the men's room. I always thought it referred to the little sailors populating the rigging of the model ship that is near the wind rose in that display.

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Fenix
Fenix
23 de mar. de 2023
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We agree. My post may read wrong. I think the men's room ever being mentioned was completely ridiculous and that was what I was attempting to portray with the alternative.

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Rob Caragiulo
Rob Caragiulo
17 de mar. de 2023

First, I'll acknowledge that "Drake" is a clever interpretation, well done. I personally find it hard to accept the FoY as a viable digsite, for many obvious, long discussed reasons. One line that seems to be absent from many is the "like moonlight in teardrops". How do you resolve this line? Welcome back.

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Fenix
Fenix
19 de mar. de 2023
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I didn't know Byron as well as most hunters, so I'm not able to say what he would or would not do. Imagine he did give us Fountain + Youth 3 or 4 times and the end location a few times as well. It would make sense as to why we are at a bit of an impasse. So many people have created their own set of rules which can be a major pitfall when dealing with puzzles. What is a viable option and what is a satisfying end result are often not the same. Regardless of your beliefs, I appreciate you stopping by and the feedback!

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Membro desconhecido
13 de mar. de 2023

Brian Zinn, George Ward, and I came to the same conclusion about fort (base) pinos (tall tree). George said he dug all around it but came up empty.

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Fenix
Fenix
13 de mar. de 2023
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Very cool. The spot has a lot going for it and dug up or not, I still believe it is the end location of the sapphire puzzle. Especially when strengthened with some of the alternate verse line interpretations I suggested in the post. Also, would love to see the renovation plans referenced if you have a copy.


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