April 24, 2015
Location: Liberty Square, Magic Kingdom
In 2011, the Haunted Mansion received an extended
queue allowing guests to learn a little more about various residents
found within the Mansion. Just after entering the extended queue,
guests can find five busts consisting of six different characters.
From the left to the right, the characters are Bertie, Aunt
Florence, Uncle Jacob, The Twins (Wellington and Forsythia), and
Cousin Maude. The five busts actually have a murder mystery waiting
for guests to solve.
The riddle starts in the center on Uncle Jacob's
bustwhich reads, "Greed was the poison he had swallowed. He went
first. The others followed. His killer's face he surely knew. Now
try to discover who kiled who." Above the name of Uncle Jacob is a
small circle design. The other four inscriptions go as follow:
Bertie: "Avid Hunter and expert shot. In the end
that's what he got." Above Bertie's name is a picture of a bottle.
Aunt Florence: "Never did a dishonorable deed. Yet
found face down in canary seed." Above Aunt Florence's name is a
picture of a gun.
The Twins Wellington and Forsythia: "Departed life
while in their beds, with identical bumps on identical heads." Aobe
their name is a picture of a bird.
And finally, Cousin Maude: "Our sleeping beauty who
never awoke, the night her dreams went up in smoke." Above Maude's
name is a picture of a hammer.
So the question is, can you solve the riddle? All of
the pieces of evidence have been laid out for you. So as the
question asks at the start, who killed who? We know that Uncle Jacob
went first as our riddle explains. Due to the fact that we see that
greed was the poison he had swallowed, we can come to the conclusion
that Bertie, whose inscription features a bottle, was Jacob's
killer. Bertie clue focuses on the fact that he is an expert shot
and that's what he got in the end. Therefore, the gun found on Aunt
Florence's tomb shows us that she in fact killed Bertie.
Florence, who was found dead in canary seedcould
only have been killed by the twins who not only have a bird featured
on their inscription, but if you look behind their busts, you will
actually find a bag filled with seeds. Finally the twins, who were
fond with bumps on their heads, were killed by Cousin Maude who has
a hammer featured on her inscription. In the end, Cousin Maude was
the only member of the family to not be murdered, but instead died
in her sleep.
Did you figure out who killed who?