is a geocaching series created by the Simian Guerrilla Task Force (SGTF) consisting of seven (7) Top Secret Geocaches (TSGs)
hidden in and around San Diego in Southern California. It draws inspiration from Project A.P.E.
, the geocaching promotion introduced by 20th Century Fox prior to their release of the "blockbuster" Planet of the Apes remake in 2001, The X-Files
and other science fiction classics.
Authentic Planet of the Apes Memorabilia
(POTAM) has been stashed at some FBZs and has also been sent on Special Reconnaissance (SR) missions
to various current and former Project A.P.E. cache locations
around the globe.
Some FBZs also include printed images
of prized Project A.P.E. geocoins which can be discovered and logged via their corresponding tracking numbers. GC
members who enter the TNs will add instances of the ape face icon to their online profiles!
FBZ top secret briefing document
(.pdf) placed in Project A.P.E. Mission 9 Tunnel of Light
cache container on 13 July 09 at 13:29:34.
is the code name for SGTF's self-assigned Intelligence Support Activity (ISA). We purport a link between extraterrestrials and primates and strongly adhere to the notion that aliens are planning to unleash an imminent attack against mankind using an Alternative Primate Evolution (A.P.E.).*
We believe our role is to collect "intelligence" related to our assumption and present documentation to its effect.
In our TSGs we provide "top secret" reports and relevant evidence to prove our hypothesis. In addition to these materials, a codeword is hidden at each FBZ that can be deciphered using the Silverback Cipher
and entered here on the codeword panel
to reveal coordinates to the final FBZ mission, a remote TOP SECRET Forbidden Zone where the "truth shall be revealed!" Operatives must gather and enter all six (6) mission codewords before they will be able to view the final mission coordinates.
Optionally, operatives are welcome to create an account on this Web site to display their progress as they visit TSGs and successfully enter corresponding Operation Silverback codewords. Points and a special command ranking are assigned to operatives' profiles for correct submissions and other relevant operation engagements. Keep in mind that codewords can be gathered in any order so you DO NOT need to visit FBZs sequentially!