If you're going with the baconian thing, then delete all the C's D's and E's. Then translate it on that baconian decoder site and depending on the settings you'll get various gibberish. BUT, one answer, "AFFYIEERKS" has ten letters just like "mysterious". I tried unscrambling it and the best I could come up with was "fiery fakes", but that doesn't make any sense.
NOW, moving onto clue #2...again I removed the C's and E's from the groupings. First I tried typing out the letters as they appear from left to right, and I got "sand" on the baconian translator. Not sure if that's an actual clue or just a freak coincidence that I got a real word. If you type the letters as they appear vertically you get diddly squat.
But I feel like I'm onto something, now just to figure out what to do with the morse code? Also, if it's baconian, then perhaps a ≠ . as in morse code, but the "." is the "A" font in the code and the "-" is the "B" font.
Has anyone tried encoding the "I found it..." part of the message in baconian? How about in morse code? The "I found it" message has 101 letters, whereas the encoded message (before taking out c's d's and e's) has 100 letters. Does any of this kind of thing matter?