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National Park Mystery Spot 42: Striking Fear

Mystery Spot 42 is one of America’s 397 national parks. If you can identify it you will eligible for our monthly prize drawing.

Here are all the clues you should need to identify this mystery spot:

Bills are normally
Something else formally
When serious money is pledged.

The menacing flag that the pirates flew
Struck fear in the hearts of a merchantman’s crew.

In times of great need, your fears will subside
If you truly believe that God will provide.

Bonus clue, no extra charge: Though very small, its name’s longest of all.


No cheating! If we catch you Googling or engaged in sneakery of any kind, we will make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: "Occupational Safety & Health Administration statistics show that, every day in America, 12 people go to work and never come home, while 2,200 OSHA employees go to work and never work."


It's a pleasure to welcome David Crowl to the Winners Circle. David, after you present your Gold Star Pass to the concierge, please find ed-123 and tell him he stuck a "d" in there where it doesn't belong.

You're in, ed-123, but you have to use the servants entrance. Check your spelling.

Congrats, ed-123, though the professor probably will dock you a chocolate for your misspelling...;-)

No, ed-123, it's definitely not in Utah.

How about Jolley gulch, Zion National park?

Yes, the pirate Blackbeard (Edward Teach) was killed aboard his ship Adventure in a ferocious battle near Ocracoke Island. But no, the mystery spot is not Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Hi Bob,

This is a wild guess...I recall hearing or reading that Blackbeard lived and died on Ocracoke Island. Is it Cape Hatteras National Seashore?


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