“The Treacherous Treasure Hunt of Forrest Fenn” <=== Not my clickbait!

Buzzfeed, the online media property that targets millennials, released a YouTube video under there “Unsolved Network” Brand entitled “The Treacherous Treasure Hunt of Forrest Fenn,” which, in my opinion, is not a very well composed title – but, who am I to argue? They have 1.3 million subscribers – and as of this writing the video has generated nearly a half-million views in a single day! I imagine we can expect an equal number of new searchers and new skeptics into the community.

Plus, we’ll likely see a whole new rash of “I’ve studied this for a whole day, and I know exactly where the treasure is! I need a partner to go get it!” posts in the Fenn forums.

Fun to watch, if a little off in some of the hints/clues, but a credible example of what a first BOTG will look/feel like – minus the Indiana Jones affectation.

Good for the search, or not? Comment below.

Here’s the video:



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On Fenn’s Response to the Question From “Forrest Burke” Regarding Punctuation in the Poem

I read, with some interest, Fenn’s response to the question posed by the character who signed his name “Forrest Burke,” on Jenny Kile’s Mysterious Writings blog on August 28, 2018, represented her in text:

Mr. Fenn,

There has been a lot of talk about the punctuation in your poem and how it might help someone who is searching for your treasure. That’s a bunch of hooee, isn’t it!?

Forrest Burke

Dear Mr. Burke,

Sometimes punctuation can be confusing and that’s why I’m very careful when I use it. To illustrate: I just received an email from a man who has stage 4 liver cancer. He said he knows where the treasure is and tomorrow he is going to Colorado to get it. “Will you please wish me good luck,”?, he said. I replied, “No, you seem so positive and I don’t want to give you an advantage over other searchers, so I won’t say, good luck to you. f

And, to be safe, here in image:

I was not nearly as surprise by either the question or Fenn’s response as I was by the number of composition and punctuation errors I find in what Fenn wrote.

Here how I would have written it:

Dear Mr. Burke,

Punctuation can sometimes be confusing. That’s why I’m very careful when I use it. For example, I just received an email from a man who claims he has stage 4 liver cancer. He wrote that he knows where I hid the treasure, and he’s leaving tomorrow to recover it. “Will you please wish me good luck?” he wrote. I replied, “No, you seem so positive, and I don’t want to give you an advantage over other searchers, so I won’t write, ‘Good luck to you.'” f

In contradiction to Fenn writing that he’s very careful when he uses punctuation, in his paragraph above he, effectively, throws punctuation out the proverbial window.

Which, to me, is more curious than his response.

Intentional or not? That is the fist question. “Why?” is the second.


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Today in Fenn: On his Gut Feeling

From the THOR Forum, July 31, 2018

“My gut feeling is nothing but a hunch based on no information, and no one should pay any attention to it. f”

Original link: https://forum.hintofriches.com/forum/the-hint-of-riches/49334-gut-feeling-fenn-clarifies


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Today in Fenn: On the First Clue

From Mysterious Writings Featured Question, July 31, 2018

“Mr. Fenn,

Does the first stanza in your poem reveal where searchers are supposed to begin when looking for “where warm waters halt” or are we only supposed to pay attention to ” where warm waters halt” and one day say’ “why didn’t I think of that” when the true solve is revealed?

Thanks ~ Indiana Jonie

Jonie,

The first clue in my poem is WWWH. I have said that several times over the years. If you can’t find that location you cannot find the treasure. Good luck, and please stay safe in the mountains. f”

Original Link: http://mysteriouswritings.com/featured-question-with-forrest-fenn-and-the-thrill-of-the-chase-treasure-hunt-first-clue-is-wwwh/


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Today in Fenn: Fenn Clarifies 200 Foot Searcher

07.28.18

Email from Kristie at THOR Forum: “Forrest, latest article says the 200 foot person was a recent searcher. Care to clarify?”

Fenn response via email: “Not a recent searcher. f”

Link to original: https://forum.hintofriches.com/forum/the-hint-of-riches/48453-200-foot-searcher-recent-fenn-clarifies

See our article on the subject of the 200 foot searcher here: Billy Bob Writes to Forrest Fenn


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