PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A lucky Steelers fan is on his way to Texas after solving the mystery of the “mystery man” who had been wandering the streets of Pittsburgh as part of a fun contest.
The Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau planted mystery men in both Pittsburgh and Green Bay this weekend to give away trips to the Super Bowl.
In order to win, contestants had to locate and approach the mystery man and say a secret phrase. The contest had plenty of black and gold-clad fans running around Pittsburgh asking: “Have you been to Dallas lately?”
The prize included two tickets to the game, NFL Experience passes, a four-night stay in Dallas and $500 to help cover the cost of transportation to Texas.
Saturday’s first hint came early. It said: “As you may have already heard, the first hint is: At 9:30 a.m. the Mystery Man will take a walk near a bridge (or two).”
Four clues were then posted on local Pittsburgh blogs to help locate the mystery man.
The first major clue said: “At 11 a.m., the Mystery Man will be checking out a stunning viewpoint in Pittsburgh.” Another hint came after that: “We want to give the Mystery Man a bit of breathing room.”
“The clue was come to the best viewpoint in Pittsburgh, Mount Washington had to be it; that’s what we figured,” said Steelers fans, Andy Wise and Cody Hiles.
With no description, people were approaching anyone and everyone.
Having no luck on Mount Washington, fans followed another clue to downtown, looking for the elusive mystery man. It read: “At 1:30 p.m. the mystery man will be somewhere near the largest building in Pittsburgh.”
“The first building was the US Steel Tower, the second was the Bank of New York,” said one person looking to solve the mystery.
A winner was crowned with the release of the third clue: “At 3 p.m., the mystery man will be exploring around Market Square.”
And at the ice rink at PPG Place, Iren Evans of Wilkinsburg found the pot of gold!
“I found him right over here by Boulevard of the Allies and Market Square; it was awesome,” said Evans. “I don’t know if I’m going with my dad or my brother, it’s still up in the air. I’m going to have a blast.”
Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, the mystery man in Green Bay was found.
As for the mystery man, he did not want to give his name or say where he’s from.
“I was walking around being mysterious,” was all he would say. “A mystery man doesn’t reveal his secrets.”