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The treasure chest Forrest Fenn hid somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe, New Mexico containing gold, jewels and ancient artifacts from his personal collection. Then, he challenged you to find it.

DANGER, WILL ROBINSON, DANGER!

As of this writing, four people have died looking for Fenn’s treasure. To make sure you’re not number five, take the advice Fenn has been giving since he started this: “Don’t go where a 79 or 80 year old man, alone, with a 22 pound load, couldn’t go.” If you find yourself rappelling down a cliff face, whitewater rafting, facing off with a grizzly bear or wading a chest-high river at spring runoff – you’re in the wrong place.

Found out about the Forrest Fenn treasure, eh?

You’re here because you just read an article or saw a television program or a YouTube video about the treasure Forrest Fenn hid somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe. So, we’re going to save you a treasure chest full of time, effort, frustration and money. Oh, and P.S.: As of this date, the treasure is still out there waiting to be found.

10 Steps to Starting Your Search for the Fenn Treasure.

Before you do anything else related to the treasure, do exactly the following:

  1. Click on the “Fenn Interviews” link above. These are the top 4 Fenn interviews. We recorded 2 of them. Watch them at least 3 times each. Start your “Fenn Treasure Hunt Notebook.” Most important: get to know Forrest Fenn. He has a plan, and you finding the treasure is part of it.
  2. Click on the “Fenn’s Poem” link above. Read the poem at least five times. Read the text version of the poem at least five times. Then watch the playlist of videos we’ve prepared for you. By the way, we’ve added a scan of the “poem page” from my copy of Fenn’s book – with my original notes that set us off on our first recon back in 2013. You can see the photos from that recon here.
  3. Listen to this audio track. It’s an interview with Forrest Fenn conducted by NZ Radio in 2013. About the middle of the interview, Fenn tells us, probably in a slip, that the first clue is “Begin it where warm waters halt.” Don’t ignore him, and don’t let anybody try to talk you out of believing it. Make more notes.
  4. Get comfortable with tarryscant.com – they’ve collected all of Fenn’s words in a searchable database. Just for the fun of it, search for the phrase “little girl in india.” You’ll learn something new about the treasure hunt if you do.
  5. Subscribe to our blog; this one: agypsyskiss.com We update it several times a week with articles, interviews, commentary and videos.
  6. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: agypsyskiss.tv We add several videos a week to our portfolio of nearly 300 related exclusively to Fenn and the Fenn treasure.
  7. Watch this video, then put together your thoughts on the first two clues. Fenn says you can figure them out at your computer. Check out the YouTubers with Fenn-related channels. Subscribe to them, and wait for them to go live. Then you can present your ideas in the live chat. You’ll get answers you may or may not like.
  8. Read this blog post. It tells you exactly what to do when you find the treasure. Notes!
  9. Watch this video: “The Treacherous Treasure Hunt of Forrest Fenn.” It was produced by the folks at Buzzfeed’s Unsolved Network, and turns out to be a pretty good example of what your first boot’s on the ground (BOTG) will feel like.
  10. Optional: Buy Fenn’s first memoir, “The Thrill of the Chase.” You can order a copy from the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe for the original price of $35 plus shipping. It contains the poem, and stories about his life. You can read it in a couple of hours if you had to. Make sure you ask for a signed copy. It won’t cost extra.

It’s time now for you to plan and go out on your first recon. You will discover at least two things:
a. your solution was crazy wrong, and
b. the problem is much bigger than you imagined.

No worries. It happens to everybody. Oh, and – take pictures! Send them to us! We share them with the community on our YouTube channel. agypsyskiss@gmail.com

You are now, officially, one of the 350,000 (by Fenn’s estimate) members of the “I don’t know where the hell it is either!” Fenn Treasure Hunters Club. And, if another searcher tells you they know where it is – they’re lying. No one but Fenn knows where it is.

But, don’t be discouraged. Sooner or later, someone is going to find it, and it might as well be you!

Good luck,

Shelley Carney and Toby Younis


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TTOTC Recap and Searchable TTOTC Q&A

Join Toby Younis as he “opens the book, literally, on Forrest Fenn’s first memoir, “The Thrill of the Chase.” This is the final episode in our book club series. We will be using our Thursday afternoon time slot on another channel that is NOT related to the chase, and is under development. We hope you enjoyed watching this series as much as we enjoyed presenting it!



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Update: Sacha Johnston Retracts “200 footer in 2012” Statement

Update October 18, 2018

In an apparent retraction of statements she made in a YouTube livestream on October 17, 2018, searcher Sacha Johnstone retracted her earlier statement in response to a comment on one of the smaller forums:

On another, older forum, she apologized for several of the statements she made in the same video:

 


In what can best be described as an animated discussion with her chat roommate, DeCall Thomas, Fenn’s “close personal friend,” Sacha Johnston, dropped the line on the 200 footer. According to Johnston, Fenn told her it happened once, it was someone who Fenn knew, in 2012, and it was the searcher’s only outing.

Bad news for me: I didn’t enter the search until 2013. We give it an intelligence rating of D4 – not actionable. But, interesting nonetheless and presented here because it adds to the body of understanding about Fenn.

Here’s the video at the point at which the “conversation” took a hard right into the hapless “200 footer.”

Click here to watch the video on YouTube.

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AGK Panel: How far could a dying man have traveled to hide his treasure? 2018 10 17

Join panel members Sean Martinez, Kristie, Jonathan Jones and Matt Brewer, as well as producer Shelley Carney and Moderator Toby Younis, as they provide yet another reason why the treasure Forrest Fenn hid somewhere in the mountains North of Santa Fe is in New Mexico.



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Amid Controversy, Silent Auction for Fenn’s Maps is Pulled

After criticism over their consecutive decisions to (a.) acquire the Fenn Map Collection from his grandson’s eBay auction, then (b.) reselling them at a profit in a silent auction, then (c.) committing to donating half the profits from the sale to a searcher in crisis as a result of the effects on their property of Hurricane Michael, Kristie (THOR Forum, The Raven’s Nest on YouTube) and Mike Cowling (Cowlazers on YouTube) today released the following brief statement:

“As a result of the continuing controversy over our decision to resell the maps we purchased on eBay from Shiloh Old, we are pulling the silent auction effective today. In addition, in order to keep the commitment we made, we have donated $1,000.00 to the GoFundMe campaign established by Sacha Johnston on behalf of searcher Marti Kreis and her family.


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How far could a dying man have traveled to hide his treasure? (Yes. Fenn’s treasure is in New Mexico.)

Join Shelley Carney and Toby Younis as they provide yet another reason why the treasure Forrest Fenn hid somewhere in the mountains North of Santa Fe is in New Mexico.



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Multistream with “The Raven’s Nest” Meet the Map Auction Winner

Join Toby Younis of A Gypsy’s Kiss, Kristie of The Raven’s Nest, Mike Cowling of Cowlazars and Sean Martinez of Figuring Out Forrest on a panel to meet the winner of the Fenn Map Collection on eBay. Mike will also draw the name of the bronze medallion winner. More things to talk about and multi-streamed to all four channels simultaneously.



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Updated: Police body cam footage. Pennsylvanian, “Robert Miller” arrested breaking in to Forrest Fenn’s home in Santa Fe.


“SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Forrest Fenn’s infamous treasure hunt has now landed a man behind bars. That man told police the clues pointed him to Fenn’s house in Santa Fe.

“There’s been a couple previous break-ins, but it’s not very frequent,” says Captain Anthony Tapia of the Santa Fe Police Department.

Santa Fe Police say they got a burglary call on Friday evening at a sprawling house on Old Santa Fe Trail, near Old Pecos Trail.

“There was a family member, believed to be, of Mr. Fenn, was detaining an individual who had broken into the residence,” says Cpt. Tapia.

That residence was the home of author, Forrest Fenn.

Robert Miller from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvanian, Robert Miller

Police say they found Robert Miller on Fenn’s property. Miller flew to Santa Fe from his home state of Pennsylvania in search of Fenn’s well-publicized hidden treasure.

He told police he needed it for his family because he only had $130 in his bank account.

“The suspect was very upset. He admitted that he did break into the home believing that he had found the treasure that was quoted in Mr. Fenn’s poem,” says Cpt. Tapia.

Police say Miller got onto Fenn’s property by kicking down a small door next to the main gate.

According to the criminal complaint, Miller told police he thought the small door was a clue from Fenn’s poem in the book, ‘The Thrill of the Chase.’ A line in the poem says, “put in below the home of brown.”

“Even the arresting officer wasn’t familiar with the poem and the treasure map,” says Cpt. Tapia.

It is just the latest trouble in the hunt for the hidden treasure.

In the last two years, two men have died searching for what Fenn says is a chest filled with millions in gold and jewels, hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountain chain.

Police say Miller did manage to get his hands on a chest, but what Miller found was a disappointment.

“Don’t do it. He searched his house and his treasure chest that he found, had clothing in it,” says Cpt. Tapia.

Police say Miller used an ax to break into Fenn’s home.”

Police Body Cam Footage.


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This Week’s Lineup, October 15 – October 19, 2018 Follow our Search for Forrest Fenn’s Treasure

Toby Younis of A Gypsy’s Kiss YouTube Channel tells you about their content production lineup for the coming week. Our mission is to provide the information and inspiration to help you find the treasure Forrest Fenn hid somewhere in the mountains North of Santa Fe. Join us!



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Special Announcement: 7pm MDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 – Multistreamed – Winning Bidder of Fenn’s Map Auction

At 7pm on Monday, October 15, 2018 on YouTube: a panel with the winning bidder and details on what her plans are for the cache. We’ll be multi-streaming it to four channels, ours (http://agypsyskiss.live), The Raven’s Nest (Kristie), Cowlazars (Mike Cowling) and Figuring Out Forrest (Sean Martinez). Kristie will also be announcing the winner of last week’s Fenn Medallion give-away. Ask questions in the chat room, or text them to 800-947-1022.

More on the auction here.


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Updated: Forrest Fenn’s Personal Collection of Topo Maps Sells for $3,550.00 on eBay

Note: This is a rapidly changing story. We will update it as new information becomes available.

In an eBay auction that concluded just a few minutes before this writing, “Forrest Fenn’s Personal Topo Map Collection with 2 wooden map cases. CO, NM, UT” closed with a winning bid of $3,550.00. Bidding quickly rose from around $900 to the final bid in the last 30 minutes of the auction. Shipping was not included as the buyer was expected to pick the maps up from Fenn’s storage location.

The official USGS maps were dated around 1954 an included the complete sets for Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Colorado and New Mexico are two of the four “search” states in which Fenn has hinted he had hidden his famous treasure.

A total of 7 bidders (including this writer) cast a total of 52 bids to get to the final price. The winning buyer on eBay (which protects bidders’ identities) was “c***1,” who had only bid on one item prior to this one on eBay.

The auction was posted by seller “nmmountainco505,” whose been an eBay member since February, 2017. This was the member’s first auction. We presume “nmmountainco505” represents a trusted member of Fenn’s family. (Update: We have had confirmation from two sources that Fenn’s grandson, Shiloh Old, is the individual behind “nmmountainco” on eBay.)

(Update 2018 10 13: Kristie of The Hint of Riches Forum and The Raven’s Nest on YouTube has informed us that the winning bidder will be a guest on her YouTube program at 7pm MDT on Monday, October 15, 2018. She also informed us via text message that she (the winning bidder) will “…make a special announcement regarding the maps…” during that program.

(Update 2018 10 13:  An unconfirmed source indicated that “…probably 2 or 3 of the drawers are Colorado maps, one for Utah, and the rest, New Mexico.” There are also indications that there are multiple copies of some of the maps, some with Fenn’s handwritten notes. Fenn’s grandson, Shiloh, also confirmed that Fenn had given the entire lot to him (Shiloh) and that it was his (Shiloh’s) decision to auction them.)