Scraps of paper

Thanks so much for agreeing to help us, we are very concerned and we don’t have a lot to go on! We do have a couple of pieces of unexplained evidence that might be related, perhaps you can try to work them out for us?

You can use any resources you like from the internet to help you. If you aren’t sure where to start, we recommend trying Google, Google Earth, Google Translate, or Wikipedia. All of the passwords in this game are in lower case.

The first piece of evidence

A few days ago, we received an envelope in the post. Inside were these torn-up scraps of paper. We don’t know who sent the letter or if it is connected to the disappearance. What do you make of them?

Scrap One: 33.747252, -112.633853

Scrap two: 41.303921, -81.901693

Scrap three: 39.623119, -107.635353

Scrap four: 37.401573, -116.867808

Scrap 5: 37.629662, -116.849556

Hint: highlight the hidden text in the box below for a hint

Hint 1: These look like coordinates, try putting them into Google Earth

The second piece of evidence

We don’t have much to go on, but we have been trying to get into a shady-looking building near Descartes’ house. We think it might be the hideout of a local criminal group!

The trouble is that the door won’t open without a password. Last year we arrested one of the criminals associated with the group and he had this piece of paper in his pocket.

We think we can use this piece of paper to work out the password but so far we haven’t been able to decipher anything. Can you work out the password for us?

Hint 2: highlight the hidden text in the box below for a hint

Hint 2: You need to use what you found out about the five scraps of paper to work out the password.

Still Stuck? Highlight the hidden text in the box below for a final hint

Hint 3: If you put the coordinates from the scraps of paper into Google Earth, you should find a symbol at the end of each one, using these symbols you should be able to work out the password.