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OUR opinions drive OUR search for said treasure, and should not be interpreted as suggestions, directions or recommendations to any other person with an interest in the search for said treasure.
Shelley Carney & Toby Younis
A Gypsy’s Kiss
Yes. You read that right.
Here are the lines we choose NOT to ignore:
- Begin it where warm waters halt and
- Take it in the canyon down,
We figure the little girl in India could get that far on her map. (If you don’t know the little girl in India, go to TarryScant.com and type “little girl in india” in the search bar. You’ll learn a couple of new things about the search.)
In spite of Fenn’s variety of warnings that we ignore the poem at our own peril, we’re going to ignore most of the poem at our own peril.
What have we got to lose?
As recently as July 31, 2018, Fenn has said that the first clue is “Begin it where warm waters halt.” So, let’s toss out the entire first stanza. He’s also said there are nine clues in the poem and that they are continuous, one after another. One could easily conclude that the last clue is “Look quickly down, your quest to cease.”
That means we can toss out the last two lines of the fourth stanza, and the fifth and sixth stanzas in their entirety.
That gets us down to:
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,
Honestly, we’re not even certain “Look quickly down, your quest to cease,” is a clue. But, we’ll allow it to remain anyway.
In several recent articles in a variety of publications, Fenn has estimated that there are 350,000 searchers looking for the treasure.
We think that number is exaggerated. But, let’s use it, and average it over the eight years the search has been in progress, and round it to 40,000 searchers at any given point in time. Let’s further say that each of them spends an average of 2 hours a week over an entire year, either researching the treasure, or searching for it. That’s 40,000 x 2 x 52 x 8, or 33,280,000 man hours working on the problem. That translates to about 16,000 man years. That, to me, seems like a lot of effort for zero in the way of results.
The new plan.
Therefore, we’re going to ignore the 22 lines in the poem that aren’t “Begin it where warm waters halt, And take it in the canyon down,” mostly because that’s what the little girl in India can figure out, and then, according to Fenn, she has to be boots on the ground.
We also believe that the treasure is within 750 feet of the intersection of warm waters halting and canyon downing.
So, we’re going to head down that canyon, ignoring Brown’s home, Meek’s place, Nigh’s end, Paddless creek, and all the rest of the completely undecipherable clues. And, then, we’re going to look around until we stumble on that treasure chest.
If you’ve got a better idea, (and by better, I mean something other than another 16,000 man years trying to figure out the nine clues) – send us an email.
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