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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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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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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.”


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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.)

Voicemail Q&A: “Is there going to be a Forrest Fenn treasure TV show?’

The following voicemail regarding a potential “Forrest Fenn TV show” was left by viewer Davio22 on October 11, 2018. You can read our response below the audio track.


Our friend, Davio22, is referring to a story that was documented in an article written by Nellie Andreeva on October 10, 2018 and published online at deadline.com.

In summary, the article indicates that Fox Media’s Entertainment Group has granted a “put pilot” commitment to a collaborative group consisting of a number of entertainment industry notables. A put pilot is a pilot that the network has agreed to air either as a special series or one-time event. If the network does not air the pilot episode, the network will owe substantial monetary penalties to the studio. Generally, this guarantees that the pilot will be picked up by the network.

“Forrest’s Treasure is described as a grounded, family drama with a flair for adventure inspired by David Kushner’s upcoming book on the treasure of Forrest Fenn.  When a family from Chicago moves to a small town in Montana to pick up the pieces of their fractured lives, they find meaning and purpose in the mystery of a hidden treasure.”

Kushner is a freelance writer whose article (A Deadly Hunt for Hidden Treasure Spawns an Online Mystery) on Fenn and the treasure appeared in Wired Online in late July, 2018.

Our opinion: Two things – apparently there is a book in the offing, written by Kushner, on the subject of the Fenn Treasure, and the Andreeva article makes the potential of some Fenn Treasure related programming sound promising. But, our experience is that these projects take a minimum of months to develop, and there are myriad of obstacles that will have to be overcome along the way.

We presume the project would have not progressed to this stage without Fenn’s approval.


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Forrest Fenn Friday Fenndango 2018 10 12

Join Toby Younis of A Gypsy’s Kiss as he opens up the chat, text and phone lines to discuss everything Fenn! Send your text messages or call in to 800-947-1043 to join the conversation.



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Forrest Fenn Book Club, The Thrill of the Chase, “Epilogue” 2018 10 11

Join the Tipsy Gypsies as they discuss the “Epilogue” in Forrest Fenn’s first memoir, “The Thrill of the Chase.”



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AGK’s Lighting Set Up

We’ve had several questions about the lighting set-up in our “command center,” as I like to call my living room. Although there are a pair of table lamps in front of us, our primary light source is a pair of 105 watt compact flourescent light (CFL) bulbs with mean-time-between-failure (MTBF) of 4,000 hours. Amazon sells them, as well as CFLs in various other shapes and sizes. We learned to use this when we were still in the streaming and documentary making business. I bought this pair for about $30.00.

I screw them into a pair of wall sconces that I purchased at Lowes. They cost about $8.00 each.

They provide an even daylight temperature and they run extremely cool.

If you have any questions about them, please comment below. Click on the image to see a larger, higher resolution version.

New Article on Forrest Fenn in Western Art & Architecture Online

“First of all, the chest itself is a treasure, a cast-bronze, Romanesque lockbox, dating to about 1150. Second, it’s filled with items only a lifelong collector, ardent archeologist, and lover of beautiful things with a mischievous gleam in his eye could have thought to amass. Antique jewelry and fetishes, gold coins and heavy gold nuggets, uncut emeralds, rubies, and diamonds all lie jumbled in a glorious heap, as if in a N.C. Wyeth illustration for Treasure Island.”

Chase Reynolds Ewald

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