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New clue revealed in hunt for hidden treasure worth millions

The multimillionaire art collector who hid a treasure chest worth millions revealed a new clue Friday to the loot he’s giving away, but the hint doesn’t appear to narrow the possibilities much.

“The treasure is hidden higher than 5,000 feet above sea level,” Forrest Fenn told TODAY viewers. Find the nine previous clues for the treasure here

That leaves a lot of ground to cover in mountainous New Mexico, where Fenn lives and the treasure is presumably buried. The average elevation in the state is 5,700 feet.

“I’m not going to put an X on the map for you,” he said when asked for more hints.

Fenn, 82, said life has “been hectic” since he first described his treasure Wednesday on TODAY. Heavy online traffic caused Fenn’s website to crash as hopeful treasure finders sought to read a poem he penned that contains nine clues.

 The art collector said he buried the treasure to help create an adventure that would get Americans off the couch.

"Get your kids out in the countryside, take them fishing and get them away from their little hand-held machines," he told TODAY earlier this week.

The poem Fenn wrote, “The Thrill of the Chase,” is also the title of his self-published autobiography.

Neon Washable Paint

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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Sisteract
by Whoopie on Mar. 3, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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Why do people leave messes in their wake?

Come on, azzhats-


Sounds like an interesting hobby-

krysstizzle
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM

That's what I was thinking. I was reading the comments of a local (Santa Fe local, anyway) news article on this, and most of the commenters were saying it was a hoax, why was the news station doing this, they were ruining the forests, there were cars and too many people by their mountain homes...

Yeah, I'm leaning towards it's real. I really hope it is anyway, it's just too much fun! 

The poem was terrible, btw. lol. But I'm wondering if it's in New Mexico? I would think yes; there are tons (and I mean tons) of hot springs in the mountains here, especially up north. The best clue is the "home of Brown" part. I'd think you'd have to use that to narrow it down... 

Quoting NWP:

He was on the national news and the morning talk shows last week...so it seems more legit than a hoax...or if it is a hoax, he may have some major blowback as well as the networks that were promoting him. That said, I can believe the Santa Fe folks would not be welcoming to national treasure hunters invading their wilderness. LOL
Quoting krysstizzle:

I've heard this was a hoax (the man has a book he wrote out, and it gets brought up fairly regularly). I have no idea, though, because most of the people saying it's just a publicity stunt are the ones who live around Santa Fe in the mountains. Apparently there was some issue with people leaving messes and whatnot.


krysstizzle
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Also, that extra clue? Of 5,000 ft. above sea level? If it's in New Mexico, sooo unhelpful. Most of NM is above that. :/

DawnPratt23
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 1:53 PM

I'm doubtful he left any real treasure, but know that old gold has been found so many times in NM. The Spanish that were settling the area during the 15th and 16th Centuries were very wealthy and left many up in the mountains.

Quoting NWP:

Actually this guy says he put it out there last year so someone could find it....so this is a new chest of gold.

I find it a very interesting idea.

Quoting DawnPratt23:

Lol, there are gold in the mountains by Las Cruces and Capitan. :) Those rumors are different than this treasure though.. as a kid camping around in the southern mountains, I can understand these rumor, which the rich Spanish and Native American History. Some claimed the treasures to be in the mountains owned by the govt, around white sands missle range.
http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/treasures91.html


http://www.dchieftain.com/2012/05/05/buried-treasure



NWP
by guerrilla girl on Mar. 3, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Yep, bad poetry...but what a way to sell a book! LOL.

Yeah I was thinking that too, that most folks just assume it is in NM because that is where the author lives.

You guys are close to southern CO and there could be places there that fit this description, along with many other places in the US.

Quoting krysstizzle:

That's what I was thinking. I was reading the comments of a local (Santa Fe local, anyway) news article on this, and most of the commenters were saying it was a hoax, why was the news station doing this, they were ruining the forests, there were cars and too many people by their mountain homes...

Yeah, I'm leaning towards it's real. I really hope it is anyway, it's just too much fun! 

The poem was terrible, btw. lol. But I'm wondering if it's in New Mexico? I would think yes; there are tons (and I mean tons) of hot springs in the mountains here, especially up north. The best clue is the "home of Brown" part. I'd think you'd have to use that to narrow it down... 

Quoting NWP:

He was on the national news and the morning talk shows last week...so it seems more legit than a hoax...or if it is a hoax, he may have some major blowback as well as the networks that were promoting him. That said, I can believe the Santa Fe folks would not be welcoming to national treasure hunters invading their wilderness. LOL
Quoting krysstizzle:

I've heard this was a hoax (the man has a book he wrote out, and it gets brought up fairly regularly). I have no idea, though, because most of the people saying it's just a publicity stunt are the ones who live around Santa Fe in the mountains. Apparently there was some issue with people leaving messes and whatnot.



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Sisteract
by Whoopie on Mar. 3, 2013 at 2:27 PM
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Hope everyone is healthy- mile high is not sea level.

NWP
by guerrilla girl on Mar. 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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If he really didn't do it, and it turns out to be a hoax, there will be some hell to pay because of the national network exposure. Apparently, it is documented what he supposedly hid last year. Of course, I suppose it technically could be hidden in his home safe. But the guy was expecting to die.

IMO what a way to go! I hope it is real and that some adventurous normal family finds it.

Quoting DawnPratt23:

I'm doubtful he left any real treasure, but know that old gold has been found so many times in NM. The Spanish that were settling the area during the 15th and 16th Centuries were very wealthy and left many up in the mountains.

Quoting NWP:

Actually this guy says he put it out there last year so someone could find it....so this is a new chest of gold.

I find it a very interesting idea.

Quoting DawnPratt23:

Lol, there are gold in the mountains by Las Cruces and Capitan. :) Those rumors are different than this treasure though.. as a kid camping around in the southern mountains, I can understand these rumor, which the rich Spanish and Native American History. Some claimed the treasures to be in the mountains owned by the govt, around white sands missle range.
http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/treasures91.html


http://www.dchieftain.com/2012/05/05/buried-treasure




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