Photo Album: Jamie Jourdan – Fire Damage to Her Family’s Home

Our friend and fellow Fenn Searcher, Jamie Jourdan (jjdiggins) shared photos of her property – the one totally destroyed by the Mendocino, California Fire in August, 2018. You can help Jamie and her family by entering into a raffle drawing organized and supported by the Fenn search community. For complete information on the raffle drawing, click here.



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John Wayne Stops by AGK Studios

Left to right: Toby Younis, Shelley Carney, “Cupcake,” and John Wayne Bobbitt holding a 1kg, .999 fine silver, uncirculated, Armenian coin he donated to the Jamie Jourdan raffle drawing.

Our viewer, subscriber, friend and brother-in arms, John Wayne Bobbitt and his faithful dog, “Cupcake” dropped by AGK Central on his return from a recent recon for a visit. He brought the 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds), .999 Fine Silver, Uncirculated Armenian coin that he donated to the Jamie Jourdan cache that will be given away in a drawing to be held at Collected Works Bookstore on Thursday, September 6, 2018. You can get all the details on the raffle, prizes, rules and drawing here: http:/bit.ly/jjdiggins.


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John Wayne Bobbit Donates 1kg(!) .999 Silver Coin to Jamie Jourdan Raffle!

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Although there have been a number of generous donations made to the Jamie Jourdan Raffle by members of the Fenn searcher community, our viewer, subscriber and friend, John Wayne Bobbit donated a 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) .999 fine silver coin from Armenia. In his email to me offering the donation, John wrote

“Toby & Shelly I would like to donate this coin for the raffle. 2 pounds of pure silver, Armenian coin with a Noah’s Ark on it. Uncultivated. It has a dove carrying an olive branch. Representing peace and Hope. The Ark represents the Forrest Fenn community. Reaching out to our fellow searchers in need. You can add it to the raffle? That coin is special and hopefully along with the other raffle items will inspire people to chip in during this tragic situation.”

We are very grateful to John for his generous donation.

If you want to participate in the raffle, a donation of $25 will get you one entry into the raffle drawing. You can donate at http://paypal.me/jjdiggins You can get more information on the raffle at http://bit.ly/jjdiggins


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bit.ly/jjdiggins: Where to get updated information on the raffle for Jamie Jourdan

I’ve established a Google Doc to keep up with all the information coming out of the Jamie Jourdan Raffle organizing team. Kristie, at THOR forum is doing a great job of keeping us all updated. The document is only as current as the last email I’ve received from her. You can find the “as-of date” in Footnote 1 of the document. Please let me know if you are aware of any changes by sending an email to agypsyskiss@gmail.com.

The document is divided into four sections:

  1. The Story
  2. The original cache of donations.
  3. An ever-expanding list of additional donations to the cache.
  4. Information on how to participate in the raffle.
  5. The process the organizing team will use to conduct the raffle.

You can get to the document by going to http://bit.ly/jjdiggins, or clicking on the image above.


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Special Update: Fenn Searcher Jamie Jourdan/jjdiggins

The Jamie Jourdan Raffle Drawing Donation Cache
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Donations Total: $8800 as August 10, 2018

The deadline for entries is August 31, 2018 at 5pm MDT.

The drawing will be held at Collected Works Bookstore at 2pm MDT on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Shelley and I will live stream the event to our YouTube Channel.

To make a donation, go to www.paypal.me/jjdiggins

If you can’t use PayPal, send a check to:

Mike Cowling
3870 East Flamingo Rd
Ste A2 pmb 212
Las Vegas, NV 89121

Updated prize list: bit.ly/jjdiggins



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Special Announcement re: Fenn Treasure Hunter, Jaime Jordan (jjdiggins)


http://www.paypal.me/jjdiggins

Our fellow Forrest Fenn treasure hunter, Jamie Jordan, and her family lost their home and their business to the raging Mendocino, California fire, now the largest in the State’s history. Jamie is most commonly known on the forums as jjdiggins.

While, eventually, insurance will help them to rebuild their lives, they are in the meantime dealing with all the other issues that comes with losing everything in what is, effectively, a moment’s notice.

A group of fellow searchers, with the help of Forrest Fenn, has established an account at which donations can be made.

They have also arranged for a raffle drawing to be held in Jamie’s name using the above account.

Here’s how it works: for a minimum contribution of $25 your name will be entered into a raffle drawing for a set of donated items, including the following:

Fenn treasure search medallion, serial number 001, donated by Fenn himself.
A copy of The Thrill of the Chase, First Edition, signed by Forrest Fenn
A copy of each of Too Far to Walk and Once Upon a While, both signed by Forrest Fenn

You can enter as many times as you wish, but each entry must be at least $25 in order to participate in the raffle. To qualify, your contribution must be made before 5pm MDT on August 31, 2018.

You can enter the drawing at www.paypal.me/jjdiggins I’ve posted the link in the description box below.

Mike Cowling, cowlazars on YouTube, is responsible for managing the online raffle.

We will provide regular updates on our scheduled programming as more information becomes available.

Please contribute what you can, I have no doubt that Jamie and her family will appreciate your kindness.

Finally, please share this video with your family, friends and social networks, so that they, too, can have a chance at the drawing while helping Jamie and her family to recover. Thank you.

Sticky: TTOTC Do Good Raffle Live Stream Login Info

Please Note the Time Change

from 10am to 2pm!

Raffle Link

Day/Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Time: 2:00pm to 2:30pm MST

livestream Link: Click here

Your Host: Forrest Fenn

Special Guest: Ms. Ali McGraw

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Live Streaming by: Toby Younis

It is highly recommended that you register with the streaming services provider, livestream.com prior to the event. It’s required in order to view the event, and, it’s free. They’ll send you an email with a confirmation link. Once you’ve logged in, find the search window in the middle of the screen, and type “ttotc.” You’ll be presented with a poster of the event. Click on the poster to go to the event. You won’t actually see anything until the moment we start transmitting. (In our test, there was a 17 second delay between the location and the viewer).

If you happen to miss the live broadcast, don’t worry. We’ll be uploading the event recording to the A Gypsy’s Kiss Channel on YouTube on the same day the event takes place, and posting the link on various blogs, forums and facebook pages.

Please feel free to share this information with your friends and family.

For more information on this raffle, to learn more about Renelle Jacobson, or to buy tickets, click here.

Raffle Planning, Live Streaming, and an Item of Intel

AGK20131231Please note the change in time for the raffle drawing from 10am to 2pm MST.

Click here to read the backstory on this article, and to buy raffle tickets.

I spent the morning at the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe meeting with Forrest and book store owner, Dorthy Massey. We spent some time planning for the “TTOTC Do Good Raffle” taking place at 2pm MST on Tuesday, January 7. After Fenn had chosen the backdrop (in front of the fireplace with the Elk antlers above), we made some adjustments to the lighting and worked out an agenda. The entire event should take less than 30 minutes. Fenn seemed to be in very good spirits, and was happy, and a bit proud, of the results of the effort. You can track the results here.

He said that as of this morning, “over” 760 raffle tickets had been sold, including those to one individual who had purchased $1,000.00 worth! On the day of the drawing, whomever pulls the winning raffle ticket will be able to read the winner’s name to the audience, as Fenn has handwritten the ticket buyer’s name on each one.

I write “whomever” because, unfortunately, while she will be in attendance, Suzanne Sommers will not take part in the drawing due to a contractual conflict of interest. We discussed alternatives, but, as of this writing, I don’t have a name certain to share with you.

I took the opportunity to test the book store’s wireless internet to determine its live video streaming capability, and it passed with semi-flying colors. There was enough bandwidth to broadcast, but with a 17 second delay. My technical team was viewing from their workstations in Albuquerque, and simultaneously communicating with me via cell phone. They told me the moving image and audio were perfectly clear, which surprised me. I was shooting with my Android tablet with the LiveStream Android app for the test, rather than the high-end equipment I’ll be using on the day of the event.

The event is posted at LiveStream.com

The event URL is: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/6520967/events/2625624 Use this URL to login to the event on the day of the raffle.

To save yourself some time and frustration on the day of the event, I’m going to highly recommend that you pre-register as a viewer at LiveStream.com. Registration is free, and required in order to view the event stream. You can share the above link with anyone you’d like, again, recommending that they register before the day of the event.

If you’re unable to view the live event, don’t fret. I’ll be posting the event video on my YouTube channel soon after I return to my facility in Albuquerque.

While at the bookstore, I purchased two books: former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s novel entitled,  “Blowback,” written with Sarah  Lovette and a handy, highly-detailed, and waterproof field guide entitled “The Rio Grande – A River Guide to the Geology and Landscapes of Northern New Mexico.” Hoping for some treasure hunting feedback, I showed the book to Fenn. He looked at it, then without any feedback, changed the subject.

Dammit!

The one item of additional intel (sort of) I collected at the meeting: Fenn told me he flew his own aircraft the last time in 2008, at age 78, meaning he was still able to pass his medical. He said that the events of 9/11 had put a lot of pressure on the general aviation community, including requiring him (with over 7400 hours in a variety of types) to attend an annual two-week-long refresher course in Vero Beach, Florida. He sold the aircraft shortly after his decision to quit flying. (He taught his grandson, Shiloh to fly before he could drive, although he (Shiloh) does not own an aircraft.)

Win One of Fenn’s Bronze Jars Filled with Archeological Treasures

Update

Click here to get the latest information on the raffle. (12/31/2013) Fenn has added some new details about the prize on Dal Neitzel’s Blog. Read about it in “Scrapbook Fifty Four.” 01/01/2014). Get the final information on the event live stream here.

About Renelle Jacobson

Renelle Jacobson

Renelle Jacobson

Renelle Jacobson, whose photo you see here is one of the army of searchers looking for Fenn’s hidden treasure. She’s 41, single, and suffers from a rare form of of bone cancer called osteosarchoma. Five years of chemo and several surgeries didn’t kill the disease. So, in 2011, doctors amputated her left leg above the knee. She has a prosthetic leg, but the cancer changes the shape of her limb, making it difficult for her to use the prosthetic.

After searching in Yellowstone several times over the summer, she traveled to Santa Fe to visit with Fenn. Of their first encounter, he wrote,

“When Renelle Jacobson stepped out of her car in my driveway, and walked toward me, I was charmed at first sight. Her smile telegraphed a timeless message: ‘Look out world, because here I come.’

“Renelle Jacobson inspires me in a singular way; her spirit holds me in thrall. Each day she tests the extremes in ways I can’t even imagine. To know her even a little bit, as I do, is to love her a lot.”

Cancer treatments are incredibly expensive, and although Renelle has insurance, it doesn’t cover all the costs. So, never one not to do something, Fenn put together a plan for a raffle on Renelle’s behalf. Every dollar raised will go directly to Renelle to help her pay the costs of her treatment.

You can read more about Renelle from Fenn’s perspective on Dal Neitzel’s blog, here.

The Prize

As he described in the chapter entitled  “Dancing with the Millennium” in “The Thrill of the Chase,” Fenn hand forms bells and jars made from wax, then has them cast in bronze at Shidoni Foundry North of Santa Fe. He’s made over 30 of them, his handiwork embedded with his fingerprints transferred to the wax and then to the bronze. He’s buried many of them in the mountains and deserts of the Southwest in holes so deep they could not be found with a metal detector. He imagines they will be found thousands of years from now.

The Prize

The Prize

And, now you can buy a ticket to own one of these unique and priceless treasures: a brass jar, hand made by Forrest Fenn.

But, as they say on TV, that’s not all.

Fenn has packed the jar with a few prehistoric and early historic objects  from his own collection. The artifacts are full of history that would fill a hundred books if they could speak. Many of the objects came from his excavation at San Lazaro Pueblo. And, others have come from other locations. Note the example of the Clovis Point in the upper right hand corner of the photo above, rarely seen outside a glass case of a museum’s archeology exhibit. Yours to keep!

Wait, I’m not done. There’s more.

Fenn has promised that if whoever wins the raffle brings the jar to him, he will tell them what he knows about each of the items. Independent of Fenn’s offer, I will offer to document the meeting between Fenn and the winner of the prize in still and moving images, theirs to keep.

The Tickets

Tickets are $25 each, or 5 for $100. You can purchase them by clicking on the image below, which redirects you to Dal Neitzel’s Blog. Neitzel is a Fenn’s very good and trusted friend. After your purchase using PayPal, you’ll receive an email from Neitzel containing your ticket numbers.

Raffle Link

I can’t imagine a better way to spend $25 or more during this holiday season. This is a unique opportunity to help someone in need and to potentially win the only example of Fenn’s bronze jars and bells that will remain unburied.

Please purchase one or more raffle tickets today.