Photos show famed hidden treasure found after 10-year search
An eccentric art dealer announced earlier this month that the famous treasure chest he had hidden in the Rockies more than a decade ago had finally been found. Now he has posted photos of the treasure, which he says prove that he was actually discovered.
Forrest Fenn posted three photos on a blog dedicated to the search that showed the bronze box of gold, jewels, and other valuables worth more than $ 1 million. He said he respected the finder's desire to remain anonymous and not to reveal where the hiding place was found.
Fenn announced on June 6 that someone had finally found the chest that he claims he hid in 2010 with just one cryptic poem to guide treasure hunters. But 89-year-old Fenn provided very few details, except that the man who found the loot was from the "far east".
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Fenn posted three photos on his blog on Tuesday. The first, he says, shows the bronze box on a track "not long after" it was found. It seems to show a multitude of coins, gold nuggets, and a rusted key.
A photo that shows the treasure chest "not long after: Forrest Fenn found it. Dalneitzel.com
The second photo shows Fenn wearing a tarnished silver bracelet from his chest.
Forrest Fenn wears a silver bracelet that he says was in the chest. dalneitzel.com
The third photo shows him walking through the contents of the chest, which he said was "darker than ten years ago".
Forrest Fenn inspects items from the treasure chest. dalneitzel.com
Aside from the photos, Fenn didn't release much new information about the person who discovered the famous chest.
"The treasure chest was found by a man I didn't know and with whom I hadn't communicated since 2018," wrote Fenn. "The finder wants me to be silent and I always said that the finder could make these two calls. Who and where."
Fenn published clues to the whereabouts of the treasure online and in a 24-line poem published in his autobiography "The Thrill of the Chase" from 2010.
At least four people died looking, including a snowmobile driver in March. In 2017, police in northern New Mexico recovered the body of a Colorado pastor who had disappeared in search of the treasure.
Countless others have got stuck in steep gorges and rushing rivers in search of the treasure. Some of the people tasked with rescuing these treasure hunters told the Associated Press that they are relieved that the hunt is over.
"We are very happy," said Dan Johnson, spokesman for the Dinosaur National Monument.
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