Treasure Hidden in Rocky Mountains Found After 10 Years
The remarkable story began when an art collector from New Mexico decided to secrete the treasure at an undisclosed location in the mountains north of Santa Fe.
Forrest Fenn, who is now 89, wrote a poem which he published in a memoir, ‘The Thrill Of The Chase’.
The poem gave nine clues to guide treasure hunters to the chest, which he said weighed 42lbs (21kg) and was not in a dangerous location.
He said it was somewhere an octogenarian would be able to access.
Now, he has confirmed on his website that the treasure has been discovered.
“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,” he said at the weekend,
“I do not know the person who found it, but the poem in my book led him to the precise spot.
“I congratulate the thousands of people who participated in the search and hope they will .... Continue Reading at Planet Ski