Let’s Finally Crack the Beale Ciphers While We’re Stuck at Home | Find the Gold

Seriously, has there ever been a better time than right now to collectively put our minds together and crack the most brilliant cipher ever written? It’s been nearly two whole centuries of endless attempts by the most skilled cryptographers, and yet the mystery has never been solved. Was National Treasure loosely based on the Beale…

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Spooky Connections that Include the Mysterious Van Tassels of Sleepy Hollow

I recently spent an afternoon at the historic Old Dutch Church Burial Ground in Sleepy Hollow, NY intent on walking the (replacement) bridge of the Headless Horseman, made famous by the brilliant¬†Washington Irving, author of America’s first ghost story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. (I highly recommend the audible version. It’s super creepy and makes…

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