“I give you title to the gold.”
Forrest Fenn, a renowned and wealthy art collector from New Mexico has devised the perfect plan to rekindle the present generation’s dwindling interest in archaeology and history.
The art collector has set off a trail for a treasure hunt. Check out his interview in the following video.
The treasure that is apparently worth $2 million is hidden by the connoisseur of art, in the recesses of the Rocky Mountains.
In an interview with the ABC News, the art curator described the contents of the chest, saying it consists “mostly American eagles and double eagles, hundreds of gold nuggets, some as large as chicken eggs, ancient Chinese carved jade figures, Pre-Columbian gold animal artifacts, lots of rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and diamonds and other things.”
Fenn, who started his career as a pilot, was attracted to collecting strange objects since his childhood. The hobby eventually turned into a full-time profession. But when the 84 year old art collector came to know that there was a huge tumor in his body and he had only limited time in the mortal world, he decided to encourage others to pursue his footsteps.
The memoir of Forrest Fenn titled “The Thrill Of The Chase” contains a poem which includes the clues to give you a head-start in the quest of the treasure.
“As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.
Begin it where warm waters halt
And take it in the canyon down,
Not far, but too far to walk.
Put in below the home of Brown.
From there it’s no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.
If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.
So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know,
I’ve done it tired, and now I’m weak.
So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.”
Go figure people.
According to Fenn, many have set out on search of the treasure and have even managed to reach as close as 200 feet of the buried trove. Though he hopes the treasure to be found out within his lifetime, his ailing health might prove a hindrance.
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