Monday, August 5, 2013

The Forrest Fenn Treasure Mystery...!

Nothing like starting off the week with a real life treasure story, one that could be worth a lot of money to some lucky person.

Just think, all you have to do is follow the clues, solve the riddle, and find the treasure! Sounds easy enough, right? Maybe not! Been tried many times before by many other folks. However, by all accounts, the treasure is still hidden!

Forrest Fenn Hidden Treasure

Forrest Fenn wants you to have all of his money when he dies.

When Fenn was only nine years old, he found an arrowhead near his home in Texas—an arrowhead that would shape the rest of his life. Fenn fell in love with ancient artifacts. After becoming a pilot in the air force in the 1960s, Fenn regularly flew his plane to Pompeii to look for artifacts, of which he found plenty.

When the 1980s hit, Fenn was diagnosed with kidney cancer and told he would only have a few years to live. With his mortality looking him right in the face, Fenn decided to hide his most beloved artifacts and give everyone the clues to find his treasure, which he estimates to hold $1–3 million worth of gold, jewelry, and other valuable artifacts.

You can read more about this man right here! It sure makes for an interesting read, that's for sure!

Coffee out on the patio this morning again! How about some peanut butter cookies?


Chickenmom said...

It sure was an interesting read, Mr. Hermit. What a character! Hope he did bury some treasure and someone does find it - what a story that person could tell. Have a big plate of those cookies ready! Nice and cool here at 48.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

We have the beale treasure not too far from us in VA which seems to be a genuine hoax but this story looks to be more plausible, he probably left a key clue somewhere.

linda m said...

What an interesting story. Hope someone finds his treasure some day. I'd love to have coffee outside. It is a very cool 58 degrees outside here. Have a nice day.

Sixbears said...

Treasure hunting can be a form of madness. It's really addicting. I must admit to having felt the tug a time or two.

JO said...

So since you are in TX are you going treasure hunting? Could be fun.

I'll have some coffee please and yes some cookies.

Nice tempts ladies. Not so nice here.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting indeed! But I guess just solving the poem is the big thing even if it is true he has put something in to the chest :-)

Have a great day!

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
Most folks think that he is for real! Either way, it seems like a fun story!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey SunnyBrook...
You just never know with these characters, that's for sure!

Thanks for coming over this morning!

Hey Linda...
How come you get some cool weather up there and we are dead in the middle of the 90's and up?

August is our hottest month down south!

I sure appreciate you coming over!

Hey Sixbears...
I do know the feeling! My grandpa King was a treasure hunter of sorts!

Thanks for the visit this morning!

Hey Jo...
I think it might be fun, but it's too hot right now.

Guess I had better stick close to home, ya know?

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over!

Hey Christer...
That would probably go a long way to finding the treasure. Sure would be fun!

Thanks, my friend, for coming by this morning!

Dizzy-Dick said...

You bring the treasure map and I will bring the shovel. Deal??

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
Sounds like a deal to me! Now who does the digging?

Thanks for coming over today!