Forrest Fenn, an American writer and art dealer, hid a box of $2 million worth of treasure in a mysterious corner of the Rocky Mountains a decade ago,media BGR reported. He recently said the treasure had been discovered. The discoverer of the treasure allegedly asked not to be named, but has provided Fenn himself with evidence of the discovery.
The so-called “Fenn Treasure” is said to be a box rich in incredible valuables. Fenn said he hid the box in the Rocky Mountains, where gold, jewelry and all kinds of other exotic treasures were packed. Now, he says, someone has finally found it, but the judge may eventually have the final say on the matter.
Fenn’s self-published book The Thrill of The Thrill of The Chase, published in 2010, contains nine clues for potential treasure hunters, according to Sante Fe New Mexican. The story in the book should be a reminder of the adventurer’s right direction, but it’s clear that a bit of luck is needed to really hit the spoils.
Fenn said he was contacted by a man claiming to have found the treasure. He provided a photograph as evidence of the discovery, but Fenn did not share it publicly and said the man who found the box wished to remain anonymous.
Hundreds of thousands of people have tried to find the box over the past decade, and treasure hunts have killed at least five people. One of the treasure hunters was Barbara Anderson, a Chicago-in-city real estate lawyer who claimed she knew where the boxes were. After allegedly solving Fenn’s puzzle, Anderson said she was “blacked out” and that she hadn’t had time to pick up the treasure chest herself. She is seeking court intervention to stop selling anything in the box and wants the judge to sentence the box to her, no matter who discovered it.
Another treasure hunter is also seeking legal action against Fenn. Brian Erskine of Arizona said he knew where the box was hidden. He sued Fenn over the technicalities of his decision to hide valuables in the “wild” and the legal implications of the transfer of ownership of items.