Monday, 30 November 2009

Another piece of the map!

Well I finally managed to solve the 'x marks the spot' riddle and have just received another map piece - as well as another diary page.

Now this is getting really, really wierd - I'm not sure what to make of it. Communicating with dinosaurs? Would these people really risk destroying the planet just so they could make money?

We're so close to finding the machine! Now I wonder where that last piece of the map is?

Friday, 13 November 2009

Another challenge

Some more exciting news! I got an email late last night from a woman called Carol Overtip who claims to be another descendent of the orginal SCWID members. She's been reading my blog and has a map piece - excellent! However she also says:

“I can see that you and your friends have a keen eye for puzzles. If you can solve this then you’re welcome to my map piece.”

Then there are just four photographs and the phrase ‘x marks the spot’ – help!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

It just gets weirder and weirder...

Had an exciting package today. It was from the owner of the History Mystery site who I emailed a few days ago - and it contained another map piece. Not just that but some strange plans and some more diary pages.

Now this is getting really weird - communication through time and space?!?

Monday, 26 October 2009

Getting somewhere...

Thanks to Percy for his help - he found a web site that seems to offer some clues as to what SCWID is. The Manchester History Mysteries Site at says that it was some sort of secret society during the industrial revolution and the strange machine was called the 'flaxobulator' - I wonder what it did, sounds like something to do with weaving maybe?

More exciting, the site owner says that he or she has another map piece - so it would be great to contact him or her - but the details are password-protected and there's some sort of puzzle to find the password.

Can anyone help?

Friday, 23 October 2009

Another piece of map - but where now?

Well I finally got the time to go for a walk and get the code name – easy when you know where to look ;o)

I think we’re really getting somewhere now – I went back to Mr Fortescue with the code name and he handed a package over straight away. And, guess what – it contained another piece of the map!

That’s three pieces of the map we’ve got now. I wonder what we should do now? Any ideas?

Monday, 19 October 2009

Another piece of the puzzle

Here's the other map piece I found - looks like we need another four to be able to find where the strange 'machine' is. I wonder what it is and what it does?

Any thoughts anyone?

Wednesday, 14 October 2009


I've just had the few most hectic weeks starting Uni that I haven't really been able to spend as much time as I'd have liked on this mystery. But after a weekend back home I'm all re-enthused!

So where are we? I found a map piece and letter from one of my ancestors that mentioned a strange machine and an old secret society and also gave a clue to finding a second map piece, which was with some pages from an old diary and a strange set of instructions.

From the diary, it seems that the machine was dangerous in some way and has been hidden somewhere - I have to find all of the pieces of the map to find out where. There is a third piece of the map with a lawyer, but I need to give him a code word before he will hand it over - I think this is where the instructions come in. They look like a kind of treasure hunt through the MMU website. I'm sure I can crack this soon...