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  • Woodsy Swamp Cipher - Solution

    Was watching the video last night where Kpro was interviewing H Charles Beil. At one point they were talking about the cipher in the Woodsy Swamp hunt and H Charles Beil said that decoding the cipher wasn't neccesary to find the treasure.

    Since I cracked that a long time ago, I figured I would share since it isn't needed to find the treasure...and I don't see myself ever going BOTG for this one.

    Enjoy!

    Cipher: Vigenere
    Alphabet: Reverse English Alphabet
    KEY: legendofwoodsyswampandblackwaterharry

    The decoded text is the lyrics to two songs, with some of the words changed.

    - Swamp Witch by Jim Stafford
    - The Legend Of Wooley Swamp by The Charlie Daniels Band

    Deciphered text:
    BLACK WATER HARRY LIVED BACK IN THE SWAMP
    WHERE THE STRANGE GREEN REPTILES CRAWL
    SNAKES HANG THICK FROM THE DECAYING TREES
    LIKE SAUSAGE ON A SMOKEHOUSE WALL
    WHERE THE SWAMP IS ALIVE WITH A THOUSAND EYES
    AN ALL OF THEM WATCHING YOU
    STAY OFF THE TRACK TO HARRYS SHACK IN THE BACK OF THE WOODY BAYOU
    -
    WAY UP THE ROAD FROM HARRYS SHACK
    LIES A SLEEPY LITTLE REVELTON TOWN SURROUNDED BY HER FOUR SISTERS
    BETTER LOCK YOU IN WHEN THE SUN GO DOWN
    RUMOURS OF WHAT HED DONE RUMOURS OF WHAT HED DO
    KEPT FOLKS OFF THE TRACK OF HARRYS SHACK
    IN THE BACK OF THE WOODY BAYOU
    -
    ONE DAY BROUGHT THE RAIN AND THE RAIN STAYED ON
    AND THE SWAMP WATER OVERFLOWED
    MOSQUITOES AND THE FEVER GRABBED THE TOWN LIKE A FIST
    DOC JOHNSON WAS THE FIRST TO GO
    SOME SAY THE PLAGUE WAS BROUGHT BY HARRY
    THERE WAS TALK OF A HANGN TOO
    BUT THE TALK GOT SHACKLED BY THE HOWLS AND THE CACKLES
    FROM THE BOWELS OF THE WOODY BAYOU
    -
    EARLY ONE MORN TWEEN DARK AND DAWN WHEN SHADOWS FILLED THE NIGHT
    THERE CAME AN UNSEEN CALLER ON A TOWN WHERE HOPE HAD RUN DRY
    IN THE SQUARE OF THE HOUSE THERE WAS FOUND A BIG BLACK ROUND
    VAT FULL OF GURGLING BREW
    WHISPERING SOUNDS AS THE FOLK GATHERED ROUND
    IT CAME FROM THE WOODY BAYOU
    -
    THERE AINT MUCH PRIDE WHEN YOURE TRAPPED INSIDE
    A SLOWLY SINKN SHIP
    THEY SCOOPED UP THE LIQUID DEEP AND GREEN
    AND THE WHOLE TOWN TOOK A SIP
    THE FEVER WENT AWAY AND THE VERY NEXT DAY THE SKIES AGAIN WERE BLUE
    LETS THANK OLD HARRY FOR SAVN OUR TOWN
    WELL FETCH HIM FROM THE WOODY BAYOU
    -
    A PARTY OF TEN OF THE TOWNS EVIL MEN HEADED FOR HARRYS SHACK
    SAID SWAMP MAN MAGIC WAS USEFUL AND GOOD
    AND THEYRE GONNA BRING HARRY BACK
    SOME SAY THEY NEVER FOUND HARRY AND THEY NEVER FOUND THE SHACK
    AND THEY NEVER MADE A TRIP BACK IN
    TWAS A PARCHMENT NOTE THEY FOUND TACKED TO A STUMP
    SAID DONT COME LOOKN AGAIN
    -
    AND
    -
    IF YOU EVER GO BACK IN TO WOODY SWAMP YOU BETTER NOT GO AT NIGHT
    THERES THINGS OUT THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THEM WOODS
    THATD MAKE A STRONG MAN DIE FROM FRIGHT
    THERES THINGS THAT CRAWL AND THINGS THAT FLY
    AND THINGS THAT CREEP AROUND ON THE GROUND
    AND THEY SAY THE GHOST OF HARRY GETS UP AND IT WALKS AROUND
    -
    THE OLD MAN LIVED NEAR THE WOODY SWAMP WAY BACK IN THE GURGLING WOODS
    AND HE NEVER DID DO A LOT OF HARM IN THE WORLD
    AND HE SOMETIMES TRIED TO DO SOME GOOD
    PEOPLE DIDNT THINK ALOT OF HIM
    THEY ALL THOUGHT HE ACTED KIND OF FUNNY
    THE OLD MAN DIDNT CARE ABOUT PEOPLE ANYWAY
    ALL HE CARED ABOUT WAS HIS MONEY HED MADE ALOT IN THE MINES OUT THERE WORKIN THAT EAGLETON AND REVELTON BLACK GOLD FOLKS SAY HE HAD MILLIONS STASHED IN THOSE WOODS IN MONEY AND GEMS UNTOLD
    HED STUFF IT ALL DOWN IN MASON JARS AND BURY IT ALL AROUND
    AND ON CERTAIN NIGHTS IF THE MOON WAS RIGHT
    HED DIG IT UP OUT OF THE GROUND
    HED POUR IT ALL OUT ON THE FLOOR OF HIS SHACK
    AND RUN HIS FINGERS THROUGH IT
    OLD HARRY WAS A GREEDY OLD MAN
    AND THATS ALL THERE EVER WAS TO IT
    -
    THE TOWNS BEST MEN WERE EVIL WHITE TRASH THEY LIVED OVER ON TANGASCOOTAC CREEK
    THEY WERE A REAL SNAKE AND SNEAKY AS A CAT
    AND BELLIGERENT WHEN THEYD SPEAK
    THE OLDEST ONE SAID YALL MEET ME IN THE SWAMP TONIGHT
    WELL GET OLD HARRYS MONEY AND WELL PITCH HIM IN AFTER THE FIGHT
    THEY FOUND THE OLD MAN IN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT WITH A SHOVEL IN HIS HAND AND AN OLD GLASS QUART MASON JAR HE JUST DUG UP OUT OF THE SAND
    AND THEY ALL WENT CRAZY AND THEY BE AT THE OLD MAN
    THEN THEY PICKED HIM UP OFF THE GROUND
    THEN THEY THREW HIM IN THE SWAMP AND THEY STOOD THERE AND LAUGHED
    TILL THE BLACK WATER SUCKED HIM DOWN
    THEN THEY TURNED AROUND TO HEAD BACK TO THE SHACK
    AND THEY PICKED UP THE MONEY AND RAN
    BUT THEY HADNT GONE NO WHERE WHEN THEY REALIZED
    THEY WERE RUNNING IN QUICKSAND
    AND THEY STRUGGLED AND SCREAMED BUT THEY COULDNT GET AWAY
    THEN JUST BEFORE THEY WERE GONE
    THEY COULD HEAR THAT OLD MAN LAUGHING
    IN A VOICE THAT WAS LOUD AND STRONG
    -
    NOW THATS BEEN A HUNDRED FIFTY YEARS AGO AN IF YOU GO BACK DONT FORGET
    THERES A SPOT IN THE YARD IN BACK OF THAT SHACK
    WHERE THE GROUND IS ALWAYS WET
    AND ON CERTAIN NIGHTS IF THE MOON IS RIGHT
    AND YOURE DOWN BY THE DARK FOOTPATH
    YOU CAN HEAR TEN MEN SCREAMING
    AND YOU CAN HEAR AN OLD MAN LAUGH



    Original Cipher Text:
    NQHHY APZBG WEKQR IJIUE PEEWJ QEEFM BSUQO
    ZDDJA MSWIX XCVIZ QXBOE UQHMN QTFCX XFXFI
    LWKGM SNYVM RQCGD QMGXA FPQZW RIFSH PPMCP
    WABMK ZSJVS OWBUH TWSNR XTBYB XVITQ UKPPX
    URHQT SDHHJ DNHLP ZEDJW TMWBZ RIBBE NXPIE
    EFGBS BDZAM SDVZG XPELU UXADM OBPAU CLCDS
    BDPIU HCQOL ZDNFJ PCJIN BLDSW XUXZB KXOCW
    BUKPO PUIXZ PEZZD WFXGL PIHAX ILZLI FRFZZ
    MVFMH CBWYQ LWOLG VZXBW FSJTA TSFRG XOGBK
    SGMUF FUDYF NYWZM GUJKT BNBAW KKIWI LTGDP
    QEXBV WYPXC PPZBZ IUZWC PTUJF YBURG HSYVA
    XUUUE RSMQQ WQLME XGNGL ZDFWH HYSUN
    XGGCL RAXDX YOHLG NBFVL GNMWE PGVXN FFTIS
    CKAPN FKNND IGJIS VCUOD YAUBJ JIJFK SMDLI CRPTA
    IWILV TJQJQ USVQH FUQIP QJVUP KITUY VJGEC JQWTJ
    XUXOH EQCPI FFIHE LXHQA SFSXH EYKTQ NDNKH
    DRPZL QIRVJ FWVFP JZPPG JKIZL ZDBQH LIILG
    PQGSN FAQCL XBFVA FIHCB XUXLI MCGEM MHSUR
    IULQJ XMGXQ BYAHC XUTBF VIFXG QBIWZ NIQZF
    BHINB RPGDK XPGEE NHLGN PZPIT IKLPF OGNPD
    IFMSJ KXGAC HMXJP EDUKI GZEDC HBHIV IXFOG
    QSZMO HDCPU XPEDW QIRDJ ULVTF UPZBG JSVVF
    KDQSJ FZPTX LCPXH VGTIR HFVSR QIDOO VHIJG JFLGQ
    XXZOV TUCIW IANNP FGXFF IYMTI ZROXF TQHTD
    ZOPYT IRSBX IUYEK HCHHH HZMPS CUPTX BNKXF
    JAMSX VZBHH GPIWI YNEHH NJISV GPSRF KECYU
    INWXQ ARAMS ADUAN QERNN QIRHF OMPFN XNEQL
    NVMXZ WMKTB WSXGG METHB MLFER QTZSY
    XZVTK LHXZQ QLZDK XJTCT TJREI LXKBN VVTES
    IRMOG ROFYS SVELZ DIMVQ SXDCK IDSDZ LFQGX
    FTIXQ SZPKU UBSGB FVSTJ CJFCC KUISE RSABT
    XYFGE IMJQH BSYGD CFDWS EYOFB ODRAW PVKXY
    LSFQW BSWDU RHKXY QDNFL UGTNT KFSBZ ETLSH
    CRYBL EVOTC DUBZC UYSGN UZWSA BUXSZ XRJTC
    LXZWB ESESV ETDZV DEBWP KIJVK VMRWR ORBGD
    XRATR NPFSK MORFS PROXO XYZMZ JWFAS UFPVX
    TDWPV KXUXD XIPAI UMZWS BZHJN MSXGT ZIOFF
    VNGKS ILXXG BWRHG CYPPU KPPIU HCIOV LGQDU
    JJIGS XSTEM QBMCN SLWRV IBVLM BLHZU FFLMA
    YLYVI NLLJC HMZVH FQJPO WVGNS DXJXI GVUUG
    LQQVT YRPMX XCEGC BCZBK FJITS PELZL CSLWX
    GGCKX DFATN URQTX MDKKP GWPOX PUHKE QIYWW
    AUZAM SXVZH XWKOT XRMGX JJQTM SSHFI HXTPI
    IKBIS LCYFR JOWIX LCVQT MWFFS HPAJT UHKEQ
    IYWWA UZAMS XAMOX RXXLA EGCME JAWTH LCFGO
    JXOXY ZQOYK STFAH FITVX GDYGC HKUUU HFSWZ
    EDYAU BJQAB QLGQL OTGXD LEPGV RFXQT HFBBH
    KFXDW HTUWG COVLG QTSIA ECRFK THGDT OUUUX
    CSFKT ZLJQQ FQJBU CHZYO JUYGM IXCKP NHATN
    DEVIP QWHCA JXIGI MGLNR MHWAM CZETL SKKWX
    OQXFG SOQUL XBTNW AMELG CAXVR SKDUA ETSIK
    XAJQD UHLKZ LDWLU IKZQN LZDKF SQHLD ADWIL
    XZVQF QAJBH QRGXY KZNMW WMVEZ ZIPIB XRGOT
    PFHTM MFBFM SEPKX DJXMF MWKBJ WCMGV ZHAPY
    EXHQH MXVIR TNOHG MMREF ONMWU JFWRA ZAYVI
    GKTDG OBMME BGUBU PGFPQ LKELJ NMMLG MNQHH
    YKDRA UDPDR LXZUU IOHOU MOTLO MXLIT ZWCUS
    AMCWT CLDSW BMFLO ROBBH IQNVF KUIQV PFVKS
    GKMNH EARAD LRBMF XTBDK OVUMO GMRSS NLIMD
    SQAZU IORSU KRTVM ZBKOV WIHWK RUKPJ PISOI
    TJAFT YOJRH XMFIJ THTML GGXFU VQGOG SBEJT
    MZJLS KXTBY CRINB UASHQ HCIVI TVEEW BQOOV
    HMAAG AFFQW ZYVVD ADWXX HKWEB EHZKE
    UMHUP BESTD LNSFZ ZIAMO XHGIA ILXQX BWRHX
    OWVAJ WEEFN TOVTT WRFRL SKIGK BKXPP GBQFG
    HBGLV TFBWF WYIGD FJGMF FULOW RULIP GVQXB
    LGXFM AGDFD CBBFX FILWS MPXUJ OONGP PREMZ
    GACRB MWKGD FQETI YSLPF QVRBJ HPHLT UISTW
    MNGBT NYEME NXNHP QNYNF BIWKV MRWYC RXMEI
    LIEKZ BUBBE VETDZ VXLOY DSVEO WKXUP YQLWO
    JXCEY SXOUU UGWKJ FUKPV GIZFL UZWNX ITFBM
    CZETS EKJHC UUUOW KJFXL EEBMM GDFDA MTNZM
    ORSGK SPRHK WDMNI TEYCD UPLPP HOSZI WBTEY
    KZUYE URIDJ MGXPB ATBBH VTFBL IMQJF BDJSY
    KFUIH LTEYT PXMGX LMQCB BXJQO WSBZJ NUSFV
    ZHYZW TTJIN BVGSN MWQIR DUVIA FIUPT ICRAV
    UZWRI FTUOR SZETN WMNHA UUUSS EPPMD FDIYI
    LQMDL GQGSF QOLGQ TGWNB DBEUY NRSYZ UKPKU
    BJQBV JFDPF YTIRS ZLWTE WATZL GEUVI UTBFV
    XOXYZ MZHAB WJKZD XWKJD CIRZG ASNDC IXVTF
    BSXEH YYWOW FNIML WSAWK KIWIR QXXMV PFRXJ
    QZZPO FLZFV JFYHZ VBNQO HGKSP RWSAB ZFJSI
    KIXFG LKEMH JMBEW CNZAY VINIL JAHGS ZBUNM
    BMXJQ OMFPU VJXWS WLGQD DJFIV UKTIL XXVLV
    YTISE TFIDE LMXRS VMSMF TNULW RPBLX RIMGT
    QXNIM CYFMO GDQSI SYVPO LGMYZ GSICG EJCHK
    DWCJS JZMIC DTDRL BHNXG PMYNN FJPRS CZCDG
    KXSME FEUTO WRAUL YQIYD SZEAF AMHRT TXWGQ
    HWEVJ PEFEU UVIID PXYAJ MFDEB QKVQY HSRSC
    IBGIE BMGFH UJTWJ VTFPZ LOCXJ QHZLZ ZIFTI VTJLL
    CFRSA BENHL TSQFQ DEEZI ZUIOZ WZDYL SAICY
    ZGTEF HGDBA TZCYE MOKPX SUSGT EESMX FBLV

  • #2
    Dannnng so where do you think it is at there? I’m on the west coast, you know, the best coast lol, so I may never make it out there.

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