I have hired Sherlock Holmes to find something for me. We are near my home at an outdoor event and queuing for the refreshment tent. I suspect that the object is to be found somewhere in this area.

Holmes: So Mister Chasly, How can I be of assistance?

Me: Mr Holmes, you know I'm from near here. There's something I want you to find.

We near the front of the queue. Dr Watson comes hurrying up and pushes in without asking.

Watson to Sherlock: Tea Holmes?

Sherlock to Watson: Queue, Watson, there's a queue!

Ignoring Watson, I give the famous detective a piece of paper.

Me: I afraid that this is the only clue that I can provide.

I hand Sherlock a piece of paper with some figures written on it.

Sherlock: Hmm... 19852 05812

Holmes screws up his eyes and appears to be concentrating hard. After a few moments he opens his eyes, turns and points.

Sherlock: That way I think!

Forgetting about the refreshments, Holmes strides away. Watson and I follow behind. Soon we had found the thing I was seeking.

To those reading this puzzle - I wish I could show you a photograph of the object, I took one but but I have lost it. Can you make me a new one? I'd be most grateful.


Provide a photograph of the man-made object that Holmes found for me. The photo can be from any angle as long as most of the object is clearly visible and discernible among any nearby vegetation.


CodeNewbie has demonstrated that I wasn't quite specific enough. The object is smaller than the average house and bigger than a football (English type). It is roughly/partly spherical in shape.

On request from the community I have also removed the restriction that answerers should withhold their reasoning. Please do give your reasoning. Of course I would still appreciate if you could hide it by using the >! facility.

Note that this may be harder for some people because of where they live and therefore what they can be expected to know. They can still find all the information by using the clues but they may have to work a little harder and longer in order to find the extra knowledge.

You do not need a camera, just the internet.

  • $\begingroup$ Why are they so many downvotes on this one ? $\endgroup$ Aug 17, 2015 at 12:50
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    $\begingroup$ @Therandomguy Probably because you are not allowed to post the method you used to discover the answer, but this is just my guess because this meta questions (which is about the topic I mentioned before) also has a couple of downvotes. $\endgroup$
    – user14478
    Aug 17, 2015 at 12:52
  • $\begingroup$ "The object is smaller than the average house?" $\endgroup$
    – WBT
    May 25, 2016 at 4:25

2 Answers 2


Is this the thing that you're after:

enter image description here

Or, from another angle:

enter image description here


The discussion between Holmes and Watson mentions "Tea" and "Queue". Putting these together with the numbers and carrying out Google search for TQ 19852 05812, the first result (in the UK at least) is Shoreham Airfield Information Exchange in which there is a discussion about this building. The setting for the question is an outdoor event which could quite easily be at the airfield.

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    $\begingroup$ @chasly from UK why not give away method..? $\endgroup$
    – warspyking
    Aug 17, 2015 at 11:40
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    $\begingroup$ It's a very important part of Q&A sites. If you don't explain how you got your answer, it isn't a good answer. $\endgroup$
    – warspyking
    Aug 17, 2015 at 11:41
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    $\begingroup$ What even is this thing? Reverse image searches bring up nothing. $\endgroup$
    – tfitzger
    Aug 17, 2015 at 12:43
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    $\begingroup$ You said "it would be difficult to lose the object" to the answer of CodeNewbie. Now I am quite interested how it is possible to lose this as an object. $\endgroup$
    – Wa Kai
    Aug 17, 2015 at 13:05
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    $\begingroup$ @chaslyfromUK Shoreham airfield again?! $\endgroup$ Aug 17, 2015 at 17:46

Is this the image you are looking for?

enter image description hereIt is Britain's first licensed aerodrome. And since you are chasly from UK, this would be quite close to you.

  • $\begingroup$ I think it's not, because I'm sure Chasly would check that you don't need to just google search the numbers :P Also, it's an object. (Maybe that would fall into that category though) $\endgroup$
    – user14478
    Aug 17, 2015 at 11:20
  • $\begingroup$ @LuxxMiner: I am certain this is exactly the answer he wants. I can string along all the clues he's provided inside the story. But I've chosen to honor his desire to not explain my method. $\endgroup$
    – CodeNewbie
    Aug 17, 2015 at 11:22
  • $\begingroup$ @LuxxMiner: Also, "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth." :P $\endgroup$
    – CodeNewbie
    Aug 17, 2015 at 11:23
  • $\begingroup$ @CodeNewbie - Yes Mr Holmes. I should have been more specific. $\endgroup$ Aug 17, 2015 at 11:23
  • $\begingroup$ I feel bad because someone else has now got it and I added extra constraints since you answered. I think I can eliminate your answer because it would be difficult to lose the object you showed. Especially if you were within walking distance! I'm open to discussion though! $\endgroup$ Aug 17, 2015 at 11:36

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