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Lawsuit could force disclosure of the location of Fenn's treasure

By T.K. Randall
May 9, 2022 · Comment icon 4 comments

Could the location of Fenn's treasure be revealed at last ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Daniel Mayer
A treasure hunter is suing the late Forrest Fenn's estate claiming that the treasure had been repeatedly moved.
Consisting of a bronze chest filled with gold nuggets, rare coins and jewellery, this real-life treasure trove was allegedly hidden at a secret location by the late art dealer Forrest Fenn.

A former United States Air Force pilot who recovered from a terminal cancer diagnosis later in life, Fenn published a book - The Thrill of the Chase: A Memoir - which contained a set of clues allegedly pointing to the treasure's location "in the mountains somewhere north of Santa Fe."

While it took many years and cost several lives, the hunt for the treasure eventually yielded a result when 34-year-old Jack Stuef, who had spent two years searching for it, was confirmed to have discovered its whereabouts.
Both Stuef and Fenn (who has since passed away) had sworn to secrecy over the precise location at which the treasure was found, but now there's a chance that the hiding place will be revealed to the public following a lawsuit from a disgruntled treasure seeker who maintains that Fenn had moved the treasure every time he was close to finding it.

All we know is that it was hidden somewhere within Yellowstone National Park.

With over 350,000 people estimated to have participated in the hunt over the years, there is certainly no shortage of interest in learning exactly where the treasure could be found, however park authorities have warned that disclosing it now could result in a huge influx of tourists that the area's trails and facilities would be unable to accommodate.

As things stand at the moment we will have to wait and see how the case develops, but if the location is disclosed, it would put the mystery for Fenn's treasure to bed once and for all.

Source: Mail Online | Comments (4)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 2 years ago
Ohhh FFS……it was meant to be a bit of fun, something for people to do.  Whoever lodged this case is the sort of sour old fart who complains children laugh too loudly.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Bavarian Raven 2 years ago
Sounds like an angry looser. 
Comment icon #3 Posted by Cookie Monster 2 years ago
Now I have to reveal the location I have to admit I dug it all up, sold it, and I`m a millionaire.
Comment icon #4 Posted by OpenMindedSceptic 2 years ago
If the estate says they didn't know where it was, it was only Forrest who knew plus the person who found it... case closed?

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