An “EPIC” scavenger hunt on Saturday in Hermosa Beach that was created by the generous Twitter user @HiddenCash prompted thousands to post speculative tweets about the games possible location and some to search throughout the night.
@HiddenCash stated Friday that 36 Angry Bird toys stuffed with cash would be hidden at an undisclosed location and an 11 a.m. clue the following day would begin the “biggest” scavenger “hunt in L.A. history.”
One pair thought the game may take place at Santa Monica Beach and dug in the sand with a shovel throughout the night.
“Ready to find an ‘epic’ amount of cash,” Nick Marlas said around 6 a.m.
The two thought “epic” may refer to the popularity of the beach chosen, but were unsure by the morning hours.
“We were trying to figure it out. Maybe it was the name of a store or an anagram for something. I don’t know,” Sherry Tyndall said.
@HiddenCash tweeted KTLA around 8 a.m. that the beach was not in Santa Monica or Venice.
Due to traffic delays the Twitter user was not able to publish hunts location until after the 11 a.m. promised tweet.
The “anonymous social experiment for good” was started by someone who recently closed a real estate deal and wanted to pay it forward.
“I love to give back,” the donor told the Los Angeles Times. “I would love to have more join me to give back more.”
Sunday would be the last day @HiddenCash would make drops in L.A., the account stated.
@HiddenCash had gained 384,000 Twitter followers and worldwide media attention as of Saturday.
Today's beach hunt took a lot of time, money and work to set up. It will be today's only event. More drops tomorrow, then bye bye LA :(—
Hidden Cash (@HiddenCash) May 31, 2014
KTLA’s Dave Mecham contributed to this report.