October 20, 2021

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After decades of searching for treasure in the Rocky Mountains

After decades of searching for treasure in the Rocky Mountains

A New Mexico treasure hunter has uncovered his chest of gold, jewelry and other valuable items worth $ 1 million.

Ten years ago, Forrest Fen received a cult following when he announced he was hiding his chest somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. He encouraged tens of thousands of people to seek his treasure, but the gift avoided them all – until now.

Fen revealed Santa Fe New Mexican On Sunday, a man who wished to remain anonymous found the chest a few days ago. The unnamed hunter sent a photo of Fenn’s chest to confirm his findings.

Fen originally designed treasure hunting as a legacy: In 1989, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but he was able to heal. He said he hopes to inspire people to the wilderness and offer them an ancient adventure for wealth.

He listed the contents of the website, saying that there are pre-Columbian animal figures, gold nails and coins, Chinese jade faces, emerald rings and other exotic items.

He hid the treasure in 2010 and shared clues to where the treasure is located on his website and in a poem published in his autobiography “The Thrill of the Chase.” Fenn told New Mexico that 350,000 people were trying to find the treasure, and some left their jobs to search for it – and a select few died in search.

Now, Website An orange banner reads, “Fenn’s treasure discovered in 2020 – chase is over.”

“It was under the canopy of stars in the lush, forested vegetation of the Rocky Mountains, and I didn’t move from where I hid it 10 years ago,” Fen, now 89, said in a statement on its website. “I don’t know the person who invented it, but the poem in my book took him to the exact spot.”

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Fenn’s website suggested a number of next steps, including how to sell the treasure to a hunter who discovered the treasure, or how to hide the treasure.

His only request is: “Whatever you choose – keep the thrill of the chase alive and pursue the legend.”