At some point in our lives, we have all heard stories about hidden treasure. While some were purely works of fiction, there are also quite a number of tales which turned out to be true. Take the millionaire Forrest Fenn, for example, who claims that he has hidden treasures in the mountains amounting to a staggering $ 2 million.
According to an article from the website Lad Bible, 87-year-old Mr. Fenn is a millionaire who claims he hid a treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Just how much did Mr. Fenn hide? Well, the eccentric millionaire says it was worth £1.4 million, or PHP 141,253.462 million by today’s conversion.
Mr. Fenn takes pride in the fact that over 350,000 people have attempted to discover where he hid the treasure. Up to this day, however, no one has found it. He claims that it could very well take a thousand years for one to finally figure out where it is, adding that four others have already lost their lives while looking for the fortune.
The millionaire said one can find his treasure just by looking at a map and reading a poem:
“Begin it where warm waters halt
and take it in the canyon down.
Not far, but too far to walk.
Put in below the home of Brown.”
Of course, treasure hunters tried looking for more specific clues. Mr. Fenn said the hidden treasure is located somewhere between Santa Fe in New Mexico and the Canadian border to the north. This means that it could be anywhere in four American states, namely Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.
Aside from the vast area mentioned by the clue, the places also pose a highly challenging terrain. This makes it more difficult for treasure seekers to sweep the area.
In an interview with NPR in 2016, the old millionaire said:
“No one knows where that treasure chest is but me. If I die tomorrow, the knowledge of that location goes in the coffin with me.”
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