The Hebron Scavenger Hunt

Seeing as this is the week of April Fools, I’m posting one of my most favorite pranks that I’ve done! I did this one my senior year, and I had actually almost forgot about it!

Essentially I made a gag scavenger hunt in Hebron just to see if I could get people to do it!
It had three parts, one beginning clue, middle clue and end clue, just so I could tell if someone had actually done it by seeing if multiple clues were moved.

The beginning clue was phrased as if it were one of the last clues of some larger scavenger hunt, this way our prankee would stumble upon it and would be instantly bound in mystery and keep them interested.  I hid at least 7 of these things all around Hebron! I know I hid one in the microwave at Remkees, taped under a table at Wendy’s, on a bathroom door,
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taped to a phone outside of UDF,
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under some candy at UDF,
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and on a paper towel dispenser at the Crew Lounge Bar!

This clue led to the second clue, which I hid near the Hebron roundabouts in a plastic bag.
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Which said:
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This one was removed twice, along with the third clue, meaning people definitely took the bait! :D
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The final clue, which really wasn’t much of a clue, really more of a let down for the prankee, was at the Hebron Lents branch Library (Rest In Peace!). I found the most obscure book I could, one that would probably not be checked out that often… “Collecting Pens: The Instant Expert”

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This clue read “Sorry, this wasn’t part of a real scavenger hunt… I just wanted to see if anyone would actually do this… Here’s some stickers though for your effort.” And then I had power rangers stickers there, which the first person took, so  I replaced those with Obese Cat stickers (doesn’t everyone have some Obese Cat stickers laying around?).CAM00183 CAM00203

But yeah, so at least 2 people did this scavenger hunt! I really wish I was able to see them do it! I would love to have just causally struck up a conversation with them about what they were doing, acting as if I knew nothing about it, that would have been interesting!

enjoy your April fools day, Get creative and Prank on!

 

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The Teasure of James P Callahan

freshman year I decided to make this treasure map and hide it around the building, leading to the non-existent treasure of the misspelled-wrong-name “John P. Calihan.”

The dorm building that I lived in at NKU was called the “James P. Callahan Hall”, but everyone simply referred to it as just Callahan hall. (It was named after Kentucky Senator James P. Callahan, who advocated for NKU funding and had recently passed away)

For some reason one day during freshman year I decided to make this treasure map and hide it around the building, leading to the non-existent treasure of the misspelled-wrong-name “John P. Calihan.”

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The map led to the sand in the valley ball courts. Of course I didn’t actually put anything there in the sand. But the next day, I checked where I had hidden the maps and they were ALL gone… I looked outside at the valley ball courts and there was obvious evidence of attempted digs… My RA Matt and his roomie Michael had found the maps and spent quite some time digging for it!

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He was pretty heartbroken when I informed him it was just a prank… I felt bad for tricking him a little, so I decided he needed a real treasure hunt!

A few weeks later I put together a large 10 part scavenger hunt for him and the other residents in the hallway! It was kind of a spur of the moment thing for most of them, which is why it was so much fun! It included pirate costumes, buried clues (for real this time), cross campus treks, secret codes, historical riddles, unlocked basement maintenance closets, Etc.!
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And of course, the treasure of John P. Callahan!  (not the real one, mind you. That’s a secret closely guarded by miles of under-dorm passageways and various freemason booby-traps!)
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Fun was had by all!