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The Thrill of the Chase

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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 12:54 PM
Somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe, NM, a multimillionaire has hidden a treasure.

Forrest Fenn, 82, believes too many Americans spend their free time watching TV or playing video games. He hopes the bounty he hid — a chest filled with millions of dollars in gold coins, diamonds and emeralds, among other gems — will prompt some to explore the outdoors.

[url=]Source[/ url]

In his self-published autobiography titled "The Thrill of the Chase", Forest Fenn lays out subtle clues as to where to find this treasure that he collected and has hidden years ago. There is some speculation that he didn't actually hide any treasure and it is just a way for him to get people to enjoy the outdoors. However, I believe that he did hide this treasure and it is still out there waiting to be found.

With all the bright minds here at ATS, I bet one of us could even bring it home...

edit on 27/2/13 by secret titan because: tried fixing link

posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 04:13 PM
hey titan,

i just heard about this treasure this morn and ive been researching it all day.
here is the poem of clues:

As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.

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,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.

So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answer I already know,
I've done it tired, and now I'm weak.

So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.

in the 2nd paragraph he says, "where the warm waters halt", there are a lot of hot springs in NM, about 77 according to this site:

and here is another hot spring map:

narrowing the area down to one of these springs is the place to start.
edit on 28-2-2013 by lonewolf10 because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 11:05 PM

Apparently, nothing makes you want to haul a 40 pound box deep into the mountains like being told you’re going to die in three years. “After I hid the treasure I walked back to my car feeling very proud of myself and laughing out loud,”

I hope it is true and it makes some one very happy

posted on Mar, 4 2013 @ 01:56 PM
I absolutley hope it is true as well. A find like that could change the very life of whoever finds it. Hopefully.. for the better.

posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 08:26 PM
reply to post by lonewolf10

Its a riddle ofcourse,
With only two paragraphs,
Have you got it yet?
You need only change paragraph,

And how to read it I will show,
The principle remains the same,
It's really quite simple and plain.
At each show of grammar skip to the next in line.

That would read as:
It's a riddle ofcourse
And how to read it I will show
With only two paragraphs
The principle remains the same
Have you got it yet? Ect.

Good luck to you, his is trickier than mine

posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 11:27 PM
Having just a little bit of success at hunting things like rings and whatnot,..

..I am taking on this challenge too.

I have a dedicated page to this endeavor,...

The Thrill of the Chase-Forrest Fenn

And having studied this in detail quite carefully, I will be going to 'my spot' within the month and proving or disproving my theories on this.

I havent fully disclosed my complete thoughts, but I welcome anyone who wishes to offer their analysis or participate.
edit on 31-3-2013 by smirkley because: fix link

posted on May, 4 2013 @ 11:33 PM
I am assembling a team of sluethers to solve this.

The Thrill of the Chase-Forrest Fenn

Online as well as offline.

I know it can be solved.

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posted on May, 23 2013 @ 05:15 PM
reply to post by smirkley

Came across this article today, very interesting. I had to look it up ATS to see if someone here took the challenge and i'm glad you did
. That's amazing.

Is it your first time treasure hunting? Do you have any new developement on your journey? Or maybe you found it and you are lying on the beach enjoying life at the moment

Anyway, I wish you the best of luck, and hope to hear from you soon!

posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 09:57 PM
Yes, I have made 4 trips so far in search of this gold.

I recently planned my next trip for this weekend, but something came up that made it impossible.
So I did start a new discussion group at ID to help sort through the data, since I couldnt visit it this weekend.

I haveny publically disclosed my hotspot yet as most all the clues trigger in this area, but I am still focused on it.

So far, all new clues havent shut me down yet.

One trip was at Yellowstone, but I dont feel that it is there, I did do some looking around some areas, but most of the trip was family oriented.

The other three were directly art my hotspot,... explored some mines I found in the hills, found some crumbled miner fireplaces and one cabin.

But no gold yet.

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posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 02:43 PM
Getting ready for trip 5.

Locked & Loaded.

posted on Jul, 28 2013 @ 01:45 AM
I need your help ATS.

I am hot on the chase but the competition is steep.

I am desperate in need of good sluethers that have leads.

I will split 50/50 (my word is my honor) with anyone that sends me in the direction spot-on.

I will deliver personally.

I am close, but not quite. And there are many that feel this is theirs. I disagree.

It is mine and ours.
Join our group, and if you get me within 10 feet of the chase chest, I would enjoy sharing.

See my siggy for the link.

edit to add: I am capable of visiting any and all potentially significant solutions.

edit on 28-7-2013 by smirkley because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 14 2013 @ 12:55 AM
Well I am preparing for search number 6.

Granted I havent found it yet, but I am hot on a new lead.

Anyone that wants to participate,....

The Thrill of the Chase - Forrest Fenn - Ignorance Denied Discussion Group

We are working on a new concept, and it is proving to be unique and valid.

(updating my siggy to reflect the group url...)

posted on Sep, 8 2013 @ 01:57 AM
Well I have finished trip 7,...

And (I admit unwilingly), I have been banned by the first website ever in my web history,,...

But i am steadfast in the chase,... wish me luck.

posted on Sep, 8 2013 @ 01:58 AM
I have to add,.. I was banned legitimatly. i do not digress.

posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 01:03 AM
Well trip number 7 is now under the bely, but I didnt get exactly to where I wanted to be. There were alot of closed locked gates.

But I have found a new way in and trip 8 is now in the works.

posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 09:07 AM
reply to post by smirkley

Thank you for keeping us updated on your adventure.

I wish you the best of luck.

posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 01:06 AM
Thank you.

I am hoping to get number 8 done, really want to scour my spot that I wasnt able to get into.

But for me the season is close to ending.

And hopefully not flooded out.

edit to add: And my ban at TreasureNet is soon to expire and I am glad as there are a few smart cookies over there that I want to talk with in the forums. (Yes, I was banned temporarily for calling someone an idiot. They were, but I should have known better than typing that lol. I wouldnt put up with that at my site from myself.)
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posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 12:46 AM
Yes, my ban has been released.

And a new map from the new book,..

posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 01:38 AM
I have been involved with this all year, and it reminds me so much of th FTR rings clues.

And I will be quite honest, I am on top of this chase.

But what astounds me is the volume of misleading blog and chat posts about this chase.

Many of you are redily aware of how conspiracy sends disinformation, as well as data extraction.

This suprises me that nobody else is really interested here.

Is it not obscure enough for any of you conspiracy specialists out here?
Is a couple of million bucks of gold just not interesting enough?

I am just surprised I guess.

(I guess I will just have to go get it myself

posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 01:24 PM
Just made my last trip out for the year....

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