Millionaire Says Someone Finally Found The $2 Million Treasure Chest He Hid In Rocky Mountains
Jun 29th, 2020
Do you believe in treasure hunts and finding treasure chests that are worth millions of dollars, or even more? If you do then you will be shocked to know that a $2 million treasure chest that a millionaire hid in the Rocky Mountains was finally found!
In 2010, a millionaire art and antique dealer, Forrest Fenn admitted that he buried a treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains.
The search for his treasure chest became a huge thing. It lured tens of thousands of people to try to decipher the clues with the hopes that they are the lucky ones to find the $2 million chest in the wilderness.
Fenn said that the chest was full of gold and jewels that would sum up to $2 million. He challenged the general public to find it and many were excited to participate in this treasure hunt. This treasure chest was buried in a secret location somewhere in the Rockies. This is a large area that stretches from Montana to New Mexico.
To encourage the treasure hunters, Fenn wrote a poem in a book, ‘The Thrill of the Chase,’ that he published that will give nine clues that will lead to the whereabouts of the chest. Even though a lot of critics say that the entire story was a treasure scam and the chest never existed, this did not stop 350,000 people from setting out across the Rocky Mountains to find it.
For years, nobody was lucky enough to find it.
In 2016, NPR’s John Burnett talked about the chest stating, “The ornate, Romanesque box is 10-by-10 inches and weighs about 40 pounds when loaded. Fenn has only revealed that it is hidden in the Rocky Mountains, somewhere between Santa Fe and the Canadian border at an elevation above 5,000 feet. It’s not in a mine, a graveyard, or near a structure.”
“The search is supposed to be fun,” Fenn said. But for some searchers, it became a dangerous expedition. Reports reveal that five people have already died while on the hunt for this buried treasure chest. After learning about these tragedies, Fenn started dissuading people from taking these risks.
During his statement that was emailed to NPR, he stated, “The treasure is not hidden in a dangerous place. I hid it when I was about 80 years old. ”
Recently, Fenn came forward to announce in a statement to a blog that was run by Dal Neitzel that the “Treasure was found… The chase is over.”
When asked about the whereabouts of the chest, Fenn shared, “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. I do not know the person who found it, but the poem in my book led him to the precise spot.”
During a separate interview with The New Mexican in Santa Fe, Fenn said, “The guy who found it does not want his name mentioned. He’s from back East.” He also added that the discovery of the treasure chest was also supported by a picture.
Despite his claims, the successful treasure hunter never came forward to reveal his success.