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Forrest Fenn treasure chest finally found

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Thousands of brave souls have ventured into the Rocky Mountains for the past decade, searching for a treasure chest filled with gold, rubies, emeralds and diamonds.

But that adventure has finally come to an end. The treasure has been found.

Forrest Fenn, the 89-year-old art and antiquities collector who created the treasure hunt, made the announcement Sunday on his website.

"It was under a canopy of stars in the lush, forested vegetation of the Rocky Mountains and had not moved from the spot where I hid it more than 10 years ago," Fenn wrote in his announcement. "I do not know the person who found it, but the poem in my book led him to the precise spot."

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/07/us/forrest-fenn-rocky-mountains-treasure-chest-found-trnd/index.html

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justin3651

So I guess it really wasn't a scam. I'm very curious to see where it was.

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micahc

I am curious to find out where it was. I never spent much time on it, but my guess was in Colorado.  I would have to look at a map to remind me what I finally settled on. Of course I am no where near there, so never went searching. I think I settled on south of Glenwood Springs near Carbondale.  Since it's been found, I am hoping it was in Montana.  LOL

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Seti42

I know it's cliche, but:
Pics or it didn't happen.

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Myles

I wish more wealthy people would do this.  

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DreadLordAvatar

This anonymous person claiming to have found it is Fenn himself.  Fenn is a hoaxer and at it again stirring up the media for attention.  

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OpenMindedSceptic

I don't think Fenn is a hoax, I do though want him to reveal the location. 

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micahc

Seems like the IRS would want to know who got it.  If it's treated like a gift, Fenn would owe the taxes.  If it's a contest, the finder would owe the taxes.  Not sure if there is an exemption.  

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Timothy
On 6/9/2020 at 7:51 AM, Seti42 said:

I know it's cliche, but:
Pics or it didn't happen.

Yep, details quite vague.

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Alchopwn
On 6/9/2020 at 9:12 PM, Myles said:

I wish more wealthy people would do this.  

You do realize that the treasure sent many people to their deaths in the mountains?

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Myles
8 hours ago, Alchopwn said:

You do realize that the treasure sent many people to their deaths in the mountains?

Yeah, but they died doing something they chose to do.    Many people enjoy treasure hunting.   It's a fun activity and if a wealthy person made it worthwhile for someone, good for them.  

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micahc
10 hours ago, Alchopwn said:

You do realize that the treasure sent many people to their deaths in the mountains?

not really.  I think there were a few who died because they took risks they shouldn't have. I am pretty certain it was around 4 or 5.  I use to spend time in the mountains of Colorado in my younger days, and if I had died, would you blame fishing or the mountains or camping?  First of all forrest said, its not in a dangerous place, its in a place an 80 year old man can get to easily. so if I were to go looking for the treasure, it would just be one more excuse to get out there and have fun. I had a buddy and we would go hunting for gold, but we really didn't care much for the gold as the hunt. life is uncertain no matter what you are doing.  

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Still Waters

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Forrest Fenn finally shared photos of his discovered treasure amid doubts that it was actually found

As soon as Forrest Fenn announced that his treasure was found earlier this month, rumors swirled about whether it had really been found or if the treasure hunt had been a hoax all along.

Well, this week, Fenn tried to put some of those to rest by unveiling the first photos of the discovered treasure.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/forrest-fenn-treasure-chest-pictures-trnd/index.html

 

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micahc

if someone found the treasure, why would he give it back to forrest?  And in another article it said he was in contact with the finder in 2018.  I am now convinced it is a hoax.

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