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WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Students at Cape Fear Community College are inviting the public to help solve a mystery.

On Nov. 1, students in CFCC’s anthropology club are holding the “Cape Fear Ghost Chase,” a scavenger hunt focused on finding the identity of fictitious skeletal remains uncovered in downtown Wilmington.

The premise of the event is that during a construction project in Wilmington, the remains of a local historical figure were discovered and anthropologists have been called in to examine the body and determine the identity.

Alongside the body, several artifacts were discovered with each object bearing a memory of the dead person. Over the years the life of this person has faded and been forgotten until the ghost no longer remembers who they are. It is up to the participants to assemble the memories of this person using the clues given and recover the identity.

While the story is fiction, the science used to solve the puzzle is real. CFCC anthropology instructor Rachel Satzman said that the event is a fun way to expose more people to the field of anthropology.

“Anthropology is in some ways similar to assembling the pieces of a puzzle. What to some may simply be an old pile of bones, to an anthropologist is the story and life of a once living, breathing human being,” Satzman said.

The event is open to the public. The cost to enter is $10 per person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Bellamy Mansion. The chase begins at 5 p.m. at the CFCC’s ”Q” building at 254 N. Front St. For more details, email rsatzman@cfcc.edu or call 362-7256.

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I know who it is – it is Jimmy Hoffa!


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