Frequently Asked Questions About Forrest Fenn
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If you are looking for Forrest Fenn's treasure you will have questions. Find answers here to frequently asked questions about Forrest Fenn along with other questions about the treasure, Fenn's treasure hunt to find it, and how you can find the chest full of gold.
Forrest Fenn is a retired art dealer who lives near Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is also a published author, collector of Indian artifacts, businessman, and U.S. Air Force veteran. Forrest Burke Fenn was born on August 22, 1930, to parents Lillie Simpson Fenn and William Marvin Fenn in Temple, TX. Forrest Fenn is best known for hiding a bronze treasure chest full of gold now known as Forrest Fenn's treasure.
Forrest Fenn's treasure is a collection items Forrest Fenn hid in a 13th century Romanesque bronze chest. The collection contains Forrest Fenn's 20,000 word autobiography, a small silver bracelet set with 22 turquoise disc beads, 265 gold coins, gold nuggets, gemstones, carved jade Chinese faces, pre-Columbian cast gold animal figures, a 17th century gold emerald ring, a ladies gold dragon coat bracelet (inset with 254 rubies, six emeralds, two Ceylon sapphires, and numerous small diamonds), a Columbian Tairona and Sinu Indian necklace, and other times. The bronze chest weighs about 22 pounds and the total gold weight is 242.4 troy ounces.
Forrest Fenn hid his treasure chest somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe. The mountains refer to the Rocky Mountains. Santa Fe refers to Santa Fe, NM. Forrest Fenn said the treasure is at least 8.243 miles north of Santa Fe, and the treasure chest is located in one of the following states: New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, or Montana.
The exact date when Forrest Fenn hide the treasure chest is not known. He did not give an exact date because he had a reason for not wanting to give an exact date. Forrest did said he was 79 or 80 years old. This places the hiding date between 2009 and 2010.
Forrest Fenn gave treasure hunters and thrill of the chase seekers nine clues he said will lead searchers directly to his treasure chest.
The nine clues which lead to Fenn's treasure are located in the poem Forrest Fenn wrote. The poem is located on page 132 in The Thrill of the Chase book in the Gold and More chapter. The poem contains six stanzas. Forrest did not say which stanzas or words contain the clues. He only said the first clue starts with the first sentence of the second stanza at Begin it where warm waters halt.
The Thrill of the Chase is a book of memoirs written by Forrest Fenn. It contains many stories about his life, love, learning, motivations, and relationships. Forrest talks growing up in Temple, TX, the experiences that shaped his careers and businesses, and other important moments that had an impact on his life. The idea of the thrill of the chase is about seeking adventure, pursuing passions, and following dreams. Forrest also talks about the treasure chest he hid and how he is trying to ignite that same spark that led him to live a life well lived in others. In 2018, the book reached its 10th printing with over 40,500 copies sold.
The hunt for Fenn's treasure first started in early 2010. Forrest Fenn released the first printing of The Thrill of the Chase book on Friday, January 1, 2010. This marks the official start date of the Fenn's treasure hunt since the clues are were found in the poem in this book.
Forrest Fenn's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. He receives hundreds of thousands of emails every year and can't reply to them all, but he says he does read most of them. He doesn't share clues privately, so don't ask him about clues to the treasure;'s location. If you do email him, share a story of your adventures!
Forrest Fenn does not have any official social media accounts. This includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok or any other commonly used social media platforms. All of the posts and information shared on social media related to Forrest Fenn's treasure is posted by searchers who are interested in Forrest Fenn's treasure and looking for the treasure chest.
Forrest Fenn ran several businesses over the years. This includes his art gallery, Fenn Galleries Ltd. (sold in 1988), and his publishing company One Horse Land & Cattle Co. (actively operating and self-publishing). Neither of these business has a website. Forrest Fenn closed his art business before the rise of the dot-com era and the internet became popular. His publishing company is mainly used to self-publish his own books and does not have a website. Did You Know? Forrest also ran a small foundry business casting sculptures between retiring from the U.S. Air Force and running his art gallery.
No, Forrest Fenn's treasure has not been found yet. While many people have claimed to have found it or know where it is, no one has come forward with actual proof they have found the treasure chest. Forrest Fenn also said he wanted the treasure finder to return the small silver bracelet with 22 turquoise beads to him and that he would know when someone found the chest. He still does not have the bracelet.