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Hints & Clues to Help You Find Forrest Fenn’s Treasure!


List of the (legible) post-marks in ‘The Thrill of the Chase’ with the correct day-of-the-week:

So, is this a clue?…

Who knows!

Why do the post-marks ALL have the wrong day?

The day-of-the-week as shown in the book:

My, how very odd...

Some time in the middle of 2010, wealthy author/collector/archaeologist Forrest Fenn hid a medieval chest filled with gold coins and other valuable artefacts somewhere in the Rocky Mountains for anyone to go and retrieve.  He wrote a book called ‘The Thrill of the Chase’, in which he hid clues to help people find the treasure.

Inside the book is a poem which secretly encodes the whereabouts of this treasure chest.  If you can solve the puzzle, you can go and collect hundreds of thousands of dollars (if not well over a million) right now!

But, hold your horses!  It’s not that easy.  Thousands upon thousands of people have tried - with absolutely no luck whatsoever!

Fortunately for you, we’re here to help guide you right to Fenn’s gold!

Thirteen (legible) postmarks shown in the book - and all thirteen have the wrong day-of-the-week listed???

The odds of this happening at random aren’t very good.  But, not so long as to be a dead give-away.  So, was this an accident - or is it a clue?

And, if it is a clue - just what could it possibly be telling us?  A 13-digit number (where all the digits are between 1 and 6)?  A long series of numbers?  GPS or map coordinates?

Extremely unlikely.

Possible Interpretations:

The dates on the post-marks could be important to the treasure-hunt.  As could the days of the week (in some other way).

The positioning of the post-marks could be important.

What are the postmarks covering?

The pictures are arranged in a frame on pages 122 and 123 - and this frame appears to be the footprint of a building of some sort, perhaps a school.

This is more likely to be a clue than the post-marks.

Other Ideas...:

The post-marks don’t appear to be a clue.

Forrest has hinted that ciphers and other such nonsense are not part of his puzzle, and that a friend of his did the book’s layout and design.

So, it seems unlikely that the postmarks were intentionally created in error.  More like the designer just made them quickly and they just happened to all be the wrong day of the week.

But, of course, who knows?…

Anything’s possible with this puzzle.

The Verdict:

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The Forrest Fenn Treasure


The Nine Clues

Where Warm Waters Halt

No Place for the Meek

Find The Blaze

Heavy Loads and Water High

Tarry Scant with Marvel Gaze

Hear Me All and Listen Good

Brave and in the Wood

Treasures Bold

The End is Ever Drawing Nigh

Done it Tired and Weak

No Paddle Up Your Creek

Where to Begin?

Begin ===> Cease

Worth the Cold

Title to the Gold

As I have Gone Alone in There

Keep My Secret - Where?

Riches New and Old

The Canyon Down

Not Far, But Too Far to Walk

The Home of Brown

The Put-in Below the Home of Brown