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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."


Not Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial or Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, but those are two very imaginative guesses.

Dunno about you, Bob, but I'm surprised. Your twisted, convoluted, highly imaginative and very clever clues usually leave me completely bewildered. But then, bewilderment is my normal state.

Virgin Islands National Park?

or Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument? (which is adminstered by the National Park...)

Not Virgin Islands National Park. This Mystery Spot has a mainland location.

Jane, I’m afraid that you are sadly mistaken. Recently, some clever snoopery by one of our interns revealed that two of our readers – one male and one female -- will stoop to sneakery at the slightest provocation. With these two miscreants in mind, the Quizmeister builds Google resistance into each brain-teaser that he posts.

Is it Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Nice goin', Dakota Toni. Always a pleasure to welcome a newbie to the Winners Circle.

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