A millionaire and well-known art and antiques collector, Forrest Fenn, in 2010, made a stir by announcing that he had hidden a treasure full of gold, jewels and gems. , worth one million dollars in the majestic Rocky Mountain range in the western United States.
Ten years have passed when it was thought that everyone had forgotten this treasure, Mr. Fenn said, a treasure hunters found that treasure a few days ago. However, Mr. Fenn did not reveal the treasure hunters or tell exactly what treasures in the chest. He only said that the photos that the treasure hunter sent him were proof of finding that treasure.
Forrest Fenn, an artifact collector buried his treasure to challenge people.
“It lay beneath the starry sky amid the lush, lush vegetation of the Rocky Mountain Range and didn’t move away from the place I buried it 10 years ago.“Mr. Fenn said in a statement on his website on Sunday. He did not disclose the exact location of the treasure, though.”I don’t know who found it, but the poem in my book got him to the exact position. ”
Suggestions for the location of this treasure were Mr. Fenn’s two books, “The Thrill of the Chase” and “Too Far to Walk”. Besides, there is a poem written by Mr. Fenn, with advice readers to “start looking where the warm water stopped flowing”. The poem also contains eight different clues so that the explorers can locate the location.
The poem provides clues to Mr. Fenn’s treasure hunters
The value of the treasure has attracted thousands of treasure hunters to this famous mountain range in search of it. Many people even quit their jobs to focus on clues and hunt for silver chests filled with gold coins, jewels and other valuable items.
But some others think this is a scam and also sue Mr. Fenn when he found the location of the treasure and found nothing.
Among thousands of people plunged into the search for the mysterious treasure, there are many who have exhausted their savings. There are even reports that at least 4 people died while searching for this valuable treasure chest.
Images of the treasure chest provided by Mr. Fenn
In 2017, he revealed to The New Mexican site that the treasure contained about 10kg of gold with 265 American Gold Eagle and Double Eagles and many other gold artifacts and jewelry. The trunk itself weighs up to 9kg. Therefore, for an 79-year-old man like Mr. Fenn at the time, it would take two trips to complete the treasure burial.
What makes a Vietnam veteran, an antique collector like Mr. Fenn, give up part of his fortune to such treasure hunters?
He said on Business Insider that 2010 is also the time when the Great Depression is still seriously affecting the US economy and the world. “Everyone seems to be in despair. I want to give people a little hope and something to believe in. ”
Moreover, he also hopes that his treasure is a way for people to venture into the wilderness and give them the opportunity to enjoy an authentic treasure-hunting adventure in a classic style. Therefore, he advises people to enjoy the search journey instead of just focusing on the value of the treasure.
“I want kids to have something to do“Mr. Fenn said.”They spend too much time in the gaming room or playing with a handheld pager. I hope parents will take the children to camp or jungle in the Rocky Mountains. I hope they will be fishing, digging up fossils, flipping up rotten wood to see what is below and looking for my treasure.. ”
Asked about his feelings when the treasure was found, Mr. Fenn said: “I don’t know, I’m half happy, half sad because the journey is over. ”
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