How Long Will Forrest Fenn’s Trasure Poem Live? Not Long Enough.

Forrest Fenn's Treasure Poem in "The Thrill of the Chase."

As a result of research we have conducted during several of our most recent recons, we have come to the conclusion that Fenn’s Treasure Poem (and, inherently, the alleged nine clues in the poem) has a limited life.

We believe some of the directional clues in the third stanza will be neutralized in as little as 25 years. We believe they will all be completely neutralized in as little as 100 years.

We further believe some of the environmental clues in the fourth stanza will be neutralized in as little as 100 years, although some, e.g., the blaze, may live as long as 1,000 years.

We believe that, although it was not necessarily done with intent, we are confident that Fenn would have been aware of the treasure poem’s limitations.

Fenn has often indicated his desire for the treasure to remain hidden for 1,000 years. Fenn has never indicated that the value of his treasure poem has the same longevity.

It is very likely that if one of your grandchildren finds the treasure, they will have accidentally stumbled upon it. Unless, of course, you have passed on your notes, your solutions, and your desire to seek fame and fortune.

Perhaps someone can ask the question of him at his book signing at the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe on November 2nd.

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3 thoughts on “How Long Will Forrest Fenn’s Trasure Poem Live? Not Long Enough.

  1. Hello Toby & Shelley
    You’ve posted some very intriguing pictures! One might think that you were actually very close, but for your comments. If all clues could be nutralized in 100 years, one would have to assume you no longer consider “the home of Brown” to be a lignite deposit. (They don’t oxidize, or something, and become totally unrecognizable in 100 years, do they?) I Guess I’ll have to wait for the next video for a full explanation! Again, great photos!
    Allen

    • Using your example, which is a lignite deposit aside a two lane road, what if, as a result of population growth and development, it was required that the two lane road became a four lane divided highway? More details in an upcoming video.

      • You’re right, much can happen in 100 years (or 500), but that would be a very sad end to a beautiful river and floodplain. Let’s hope that our decendents have more sense!

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