A Mysterious Scavenger Hunt Captures Miramichi Residents

MIRAMICHI, NB – A community in eastern New Brunswick is attracted to a mysterious game in which residents collect clues and search for hidden $ 50 and $ 100 bills.

“Hunting is a lot more fun,” Miramichi resident Savannah Harris said in an interview Sunday. “I brought my little brother. High energy. We are looking everywhere. ”

Six $ 100 prizes were won last week.

No one knows who is behind the game, started by a Facebook user calling himself Roman Dungarvan.

The first hunt began on May 2 when Roman Dungarvan shared a clue to find $ 100 hidden in Ritchie Wharf. The clues later appeared on the Miramichi Mystery Machine Facebook page, where successful seekers announced when they had found the money.

The group became a place where people brainstormed solutions and shared photos of their progress.

A description of the group suggests that Roman Dungarvan got his name from a ghost story about a young cook who was killed and buried in a wooden camp on the banks of the Dungarvon River in the late 1800. According to local heritage, he has disturbed the area to this day. , making terrible noises.

The main photo on the Facebook account shows a faceless man wearing a black hood.

“Watch out for the beetles that others can still hear at night,” reads the description on the page.

When Ms. Harris joined the Facebook group last week, it has about 400 members. By Sunday night, he already had more than 2,200 subscribers.

Clues often include horror movie references. One clue is a photo from the “Friday the 13th” series showing a dog named Gordon. The money for this phase was hidden in Gordon’s Wharf, near the mouth of the Miramichi River.

Also, it looks like Roman Dungarvan is watching as the players search for the final hideout.

A Facebook page post alerted Samantha Savoie to the close of the secret prize on Friday. Roman Dungarvan wrote that someone was wearing a gray hoodie – which Ms Savoie was wearing that day – “very close”.

Then he saw a nearby investigator hurry up and found the money hidden in a small silver box.

“I’m really happy with the woman who won, but, oh, my God, we’re so close,” Ms. Savoie in an interview.

No one seems to know who Roman Dungarvan is or why he decided to hide the money so people could see it. Ms Harris said this man seemed to be ‘trying to give back’ to the community.

“(This man) didn’t ask for any compensation,” he said.

Roman Dungarvan encouraged successful seekers to donate a portion of their winnings to the local food bank.

A member of the Mystery Machine Facebook group honored Roman Dungarvan for creating the game, giving his children a chance to play outside and participate in an activity they will remember.

Roman Dungarvan responded online: ‘That’s 100% why I know this. I want people to come out and have fun in the community. ”

Si Ms. Savoie said the game has given the town excitement. “There’s not much to do in Miramichi usually, so it creates a kind of excitement.”

With growing interest, Roman Dungarvan has promised a Friday the 13th search worth $ 1,300-and an invitation is awaited by people outside the town.

Mrs. Savoie and Mrs. Harris hasn’t seen the money yet, but they hope Friday the 13th is their lucky day.

This article was produced with the financial support of Meta Fellowships and The Canadian Press for News.

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