Seeking adventure and gold? Crack this poem, head out.

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Seeking adventure and gold? Crack this poem, head out.

Somewhere in the Rocky Mountains there is a bronze ware full of gold and precious stones. Finding this hidden treasure has become a hobby for some, an obsession with others, and a recent searcher – a deadly quest.

The man behind the treasure is the 85-year-old millionaire Forrest Fenn, a former Vietnam fighter pilot, self-taught archeologist, and a successful art dealer in Santa Fe, new Mexico.

“No one knows where the treasure chest is, but I,” said Finn. “If I die tomorrow, the knowledge of that place will be with me in the coffin.”

The gorgeous Romanesque case is 10 by 10 inches and weighs about 40 pounds when loaded. Finn simply revealed that it was hidden in the Rocky Mountains, between the Santa fe and the Canadian border, at an altitude of more than 5,000 feet. It’s not in mines, cemeteries, or nearby. To get more clues, you must read The poem in The Thrill of The Chase, a book you publish.

Here is a section:

Start where the warm water stops.

Put it in the canyon,

Not far, but it goes too far.

It’s under the browns.

“If the warm water stops,” no one agrees what that means, does it mean the two rivers join together? Does this mean that hot springs are pouring into the river? Does that mean the continental divide? Sacha Johnston searches passionately in Albuquerque. She runs a website that sells Fenn babies.

Now, six years after the poem was published, thousands of people are said to be looking for the treasure of Finn, believed to be worth more than one million dollars.

Cheer up, buddy, and go outside.

Fenn sat next to his laptop in his study at Santa Fe manse, his blue eyes flashing with excitement. Every day he searches for more clues from his treasure hunters’ emails.

“It’s the kind of email I don’t respond to,” he said. “Because if you want me to give you a clue, I won’t reply to your email.

Around him were his extraordinary collection of native American artifacts, such as the apaches, moccasin boots and buffalo skulls.

“I like antiques, especially American indians,” he said.

In the 1990s, he was criticized by southwest archaeologists for digging up the ruins of the Pueblo indians he owned. They thought he was a predator; Finn thinks they are “club things”.

The war on Indian antiquities has largely subsided. Today, Finn is about the treasure. He said he hid the boxes during the great recession and made people cheer and move them out of the couch.

“Of course I’m weird,” he said. “I’m proud of my eccentricity. I don’t want to be like a lot of people.

Missing treasure hunters and missing treasure?

Treasure hunting can be an obsession.

Randy Bilyeu is a 54-year-old retired mechanic who moved from Florida to Colorado full time bronze box. On January 5, he was last seen alive. His car, a raft and his dog were found near the Rio grande in the south of Santa fe.

Finn is happy that the quest has inspired many people to find the Rocky Mountains, but he warns: “we don’t want to let people down, get ready, take GPS, and at least one other person is waiting for you. Until the snow and ice melt. ”

Is it really worth the risk of life?

Doug Preston is a best-selling author and an old friend of Fenn. In the Finn’s house, he says, hides a pedestrian bridge in the box, he saw the box there, Preston, can prove that the inside is filled with gold, gold, Columbia before the image of gold, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds.

“As long as it proves (he has hidden the treasure), there is no evidence,” Preston said. He also lives in Santa fe. “It’s hard to prove a negative, negative is the chest has disappeared, it is not in his house, nor in his vaults, and as long as I know that forrest, I definitely can say 100% confidence, he would never deceive people, I’m sure he hid the treasure chest. ”

A famous new Mexican archaeologist contacted the story and said he saw the treasure, too, and he didn’t think fern was a fraud.

The searcher reads and rereads the mysterious poems on the map, waiting for the aha moment. Then they go through the aspen forest, explore the Banks, and look for the treasure along the cliff.

“You go out, you see, you don’t find it, you go home, you go through your clues again, you solve it again, you think,” what did I do wrong? “Speaking of retired high Cynthia Meachum, the technical worker in Albuquerque said she had gone out at least 60 times to find the treasure. “And you went out again, and did it again, and I’ve really seen some of the most spectacular scenery, because I’ve seen it before.

For that, Finn will be happy.

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