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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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.)


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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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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.


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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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Breaking News: Fox Nabs Drama Inspired By Forrest Fenn Treasure Hunt From Elwood Reid & McG As Put Pilot

“Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Forrest’s Treasure, an hour-long drama from The Chi executive producer Elwood ReidMcG (Lethal Weapon), the Gotham Group and 20th Century Fox TV where McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision has a deal.”

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How committed are we to improving production quality on our YouTube channel?

This committed:

In the past three months, we’ve:

  1. Upgraded our Internet connection to a 140Mbps/down, 20Mbps/up dedicated line.
  2. Replaced our ASUS Intel Core i7/8mb deskotp computer with a Dell T3600 Xeon 8 core/64gb workstation.
  3. Replaced our single Samsung monitor with 2 BenQ monitors.
  4. Added a Behringer x1204USB audio mixer.
  5. Added a Bluetooth interface telephone patch to the computer.
  6. Added a toll-free 800-line for inbound call reception.
  7. Added two iPad 32g for monitoring and supporting the BossJock app.
  8. Upgraded our webcam to full 1080p HD at 30 fps.
  9. Upgraded our Zoom.us account to “Pro.”
  10. Distributed our live streams to four different platforms simultaneously: YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and Periscope/Twitter via Restream.io

And, yes…that’s my living room. Shelley and I are deeply committed to producing and delivering the highest quality content with the highest quality production values we can.

But wait. There’s more.

Watch for our announcements next week!


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The Never-ending Debate Over the Difference Between “Hints” and “Clues”

This is going to be short and sweet.

Debating whether something Fenn has written or spoken is either a “hint” or a “clue” is a waste of time and effort.

In my time in the intelligence community, I don’t recall any conversation with anyone in which it was debated whether or not the incoming intelligence was a hint or a clue.

We needed to know two things: was the intelligence “credible” (information reliability and source reliability) and was the intelligence “actionable.” Do yourself a favor and read the definitions of credible intelligence and actionable intelligence.

In the case of the hunt for Fenn’s treasure, we have a big advantage – there is only one credible source, Fenn. If the intelligence doesn’t come directly from him, either in the spoken or written word, you can effectively discount its credibility by 20% for each degree of separation.

Whether or not the intelligence is actionable is the only question that remains. How does it get you closer to finding the treasure?

Stop wasting time and effort debating the difference between hints and clues, and go find that treasure.


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Summer 2018 Ends Without the Proverbial Bang

The Autumn colors in the area in which we spent our last search season have arrived. It is Sunday, September 23, 2018, the first full day of Autumn. Fenn’s treasure, the one he had a gut feeling about last February, was not recovered. Or, I suppose, there is a small possibility it was recovered, but the recovery was not announced(?)

No. I don’t think so.

It was amazing to watch, and read about the activity from February through early spring, and into mid summer. And, not just the activity, but the bravado! Then, the doldrums set in after his mid summer comment that his “…gut feeling was wavering.”

Doldrums, perhaps, is too polite an adjective to describe the group emotion. Depression. That’s more like it. The numbers in the forums went straight into the bottomless pit of despair, and nothing could change the trajectory.

The good news is that we’ve hit bottom. The buck stops here. We can start planning for next search season!

And, now, each of us must deal with three questions:

  1. Can I afford, mentally, physically, temporally and financially to invest another year in looking for Fenn’s treasure?
  2. Can the people with whom I have relationships tolerate yet another year’s worth of my investment?
  3. Is it possible for me to develop a theoretical solution that kicks the heck out of Fenn’s poem?

Because, that’s what it’s going to take – beating Fenn at his own game. And, pulverizing his poem!

Not an easy job, of course. But, it can, and will be done. Eventually. By one of us. Yes, one of us.

Go out and get ’em, tiger!


Toby Younis has been searching for the treasure Forrest Fenn hid in the mountains North of Santa Fe since 2013.

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