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(Today)   Man buries treasure worth two million, set to make ten million selling clue books. Tag is for the location of the treasure   (todaynews.today.com) divider line 134
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2013-02-27 05:10:47 PM  
FOUND IT !
 
2013-02-27 05:34:44 PM  
Yo ho mateys away

*ding* *ding*l

They'll be treasure and adventure today

*ding* *ding*

/i hate that I know that so well
 
2013-02-27 05:51:48 PM  
dl.dropbox.com

♫  I'm on my waaaaaaaaay! ♫

 
2013-02-27 06:02:43 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-27 06:05:11 PM  
His codpiece?
 
2013-02-27 06:05:17 PM  
New Mexico, eh?
What's going to stop 3 Methed out punks to go invade this guys house, hold him hostage, and demand the whereabouts.


/New Mexico, Meth, is there anything else but Desert out there?
 
2013-02-27 06:07:06 PM  
It's under a big giant X, isn't it?  Left turn at Albuquerque?
 
2013-02-27 06:08:05 PM  
It's buried under a big W. Say, what is a big W?

emptybottle.org
 
2013-02-27 06:08:30 PM  
t0.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-27 06:09:03 PM  
farm2.static.flickr.com
 
2013-02-27 06:09:38 PM  
damn.. all in the time it took to find the right image!
 
2013-02-27 06:09:58 PM  
www.dependablerenegade.com
 
2013-02-27 06:10:37 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: [upload.wikimedia.org image 190x290]


Loved that book.  The artwork was beautiful.
 
2013-02-27 06:11:29 PM  
But he said we wouldn't find the treasure, on account of our obstacles.

/One million point two. Five hundred thousand each.
 
2013-02-27 06:12:12 PM  
Got here too late to post the palm tree W....
 
2013-02-27 06:12:27 PM  
Maybe...the treasure is...inside all of us!

Whadiwin.
 
2013-02-27 06:12:38 PM  

Mog32Kupo: New Mexico, eh?
What's going to stop 3 Methed out punks to go invade this guys house, hold him hostage, and demand the whereabouts.


/New Mexico, Meth, is there anything else but Desert out there?



He's an 80+ years old treasure hunter...there's nothing they can throw at him he hasn't already seen.
Besides, being 80+, I imagine his heart/body wouldn't last 3-4 punches before giving out.
shiat would sieze up with the first finger they sliced off.

He wins!
 
2013-02-27 06:12:53 PM  

skinink: It's buried under a big W. Say, what is a big W?

[emptybottle.org image 470x186]


Damn you.
 
2013-02-27 06:14:28 PM  
No, no. Dig up, stupid!
 
2013-02-27 06:14:45 PM  
Give some geek a few hours to write some program to correlate the clues to google maps and this will probably be solved in a week..
 
2013-02-27 06:14:47 PM  
10 million points to Skinink!(Bonus for JW)
Points at Sleeping Martyr and nods

One of the best movies of all time, that one is...
 
2013-02-27 06:15:50 PM  

JohnAnnArbor:


Darn it! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masquerade_(book)
 
2013-02-27 06:16:05 PM  
This is very bad. People will absolutely DESTROY whatever environment they have to if it means getting two million dollars. You'll have idiots out there digging with bulldozers, and that very well might not be an exaggeration.

No one is going to go fishing and say, "Well, later, we'll go for the treasure!"

What they'll say is... "fark FISHING... fark THESE TREES AND BUGS... fark EVERYTHING... WHERE IS MY farkING NAPALM AND MY farkING BULLDOZER?"

I'm not shiatting you... this will be very bad.
 
2013-02-27 06:19:15 PM  

skinink: It's buried under a big W. Say, what is a big W?

[emptybottle.org image 470x186]


No no, everyone knows it's under the giant T!   wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2013-02-27 06:19:50 PM  

BrotherGilmore: This is very bad. People will absolutely DESTROY whatever environment they have to if it means getting two million dollars


The 80yo man describes it as something he carried 3 years ago, on a walk.  So, if you need a bulldozer to dig up something that a 77yo carried, someplace close enough to a road that he walked (not rode, flew, whatever) to the spot and back to his car, then...you're a big dummy.
 
2013-02-27 06:19:59 PM  

BrotherGilmore: This is very bad. People will absolutely DESTROY whatever environment they have to if it means getting two million dollars. You'll have idiots out there digging with bulldozers, and that very well might not be an exaggeration.

No one is going to go fishing and say, "Well, later, we'll go for the treasure!"

What they'll say is... "fark FISHING... fark THESE TREES AND BUGS... fark EVERYTHING... WHERE IS MY farkING NAPALM AND MY farkING BULLDOZER?"

I'm not shiatting you... this will be very bad.


So much this. Those scenic trails he wants everyone to enjoy will be DESTROYED, forests cleared by intentional fires, and on and on and on.

He is 80 years old and living in a world that doesn't exist anymore. He's going to live long enough to find out what the fark he just did to his beloved outdoors.
 
2013-02-27 06:22:15 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: BrotherGilmore: This is very bad. People will absolutely DESTROY whatever environment they have to if it means getting two million dollars. You'll have idiots out there digging with bulldozers, and that very well might not be an exaggeration.

No one is going to go fishing and say, "Well, later, we'll go for the treasure!"

What they'll say is... "fark FISHING... fark THESE TREES AND BUGS... fark EVERYTHING... WHERE IS MY farkING NAPALM AND MY farkING BULLDOZER?"

I'm not shiatting you... this will be very bad.

So much this. Those scenic trails he wants everyone to enjoy will be DESTROYED, forests cleared by intentional fires, and on and on and on.

He is 80 years old and living in a world that doesn't exist anymore. He's going to live long enough to find out what the fark he just did to his beloved outdoors.


I wonder how many fibre, power, gas, water, and power lines are going to be hit while searching?
 
2013-02-27 06:22:17 PM  
www.nomenu.com
 
2013-02-27 06:22:45 PM  
I bet Reddit could figure it out in 3 hours.
 
2013-02-27 06:22:59 PM  
If I were the author I would have put it on Voyager 1 back in `77 because fark everybody.
 
2013-02-27 06:24:17 PM  
So he buried it three years ago? Hack his accounts and figure out where he spent extra time. 4chan should have him completely doxd in a week, and will have a nice little defense fund to boot.
 
2013-02-27 06:26:30 PM  
decades ago Canadian Club Whiskey put cases of product in adventure prone places.  Kilimanjaro, 75' down off a reef in the Caribbean, that sort of thing.
 
2013-02-27 06:26:47 PM  

IamAwake: BrotherGilmore: This is very bad. People will absolutely DESTROY whatever environment they have to if it means getting two million dollars

The 80yo man describes it as something he carried 3 years ago, on a walk.  So, if you need a bulldozer to dig up something that a 77yo carried, someplace close enough to a road that he walked (not rode, flew, whatever) to the spot and back to his car, then...you're a big dummy.


www.sitcomsonline.com
Approves.
 
2013-02-27 06:29:00 PM  

sleeping martyr: [farm2.static.flickr.com image 640x480]


In-N-Out?
 
2013-02-27 06:29:48 PM  
It's in his arse!

/whadidawin?
 
2013-02-27 06:29:51 PM  
Brilliant idea!  I wish I had thought of it.

\DRTFA
\\didn't read the comments, either
\\\I'm one lazy scum
 
2013-02-27 06:29:54 PM  
I'd just like to see a 40 pound chest.
 
2013-02-27 06:30:19 PM  
The bridge of the Staue of Liberty's nose.

/nothing is obscure on Fark.
 
2013-02-27 06:31:16 PM  
UPstream from the brownsville dam?
too easy.
 
2013-02-27 06:32:19 PM  
Tyler Fitzgerald: Anybody can fly plane, now here: I'll check you out. Put your little hands on the wheel there. Now put your feet on the rudder. There. Who says this ol' boy can't fly this ol' plane? Now I'm gonna make us some Old Fashioneds the old-fashioned way - the way dear old Dad used to!

Benjy Benjamin: What if something happens?

Tyler Fitzgerald: What could happen to an Old Fashioned?

www.wearysloth.com
 
2013-02-27 06:33:56 PM  

uncleacid: I'd just like to see a 40 pound chest.


Would a 40lb box do?
 
2013-02-27 06:34:27 PM  

Mog32Kupo: New Mexico, eh?
What's going to stop 3 Methed out punks to go invade this guys house, hold him hostage, and demand the whereabouts.


/New Mexico, Meth, is there anything else but Desert out there?


It's actually supposed to be in the Jemez, some very pretty pine/aspen covered mountains.

Also, on his (down) blog, he apparently once said that two groups had once gotten within 200 feet of it, but never said which groups.

This guy is loving this.
 
2013-02-27 06:35:26 PM  
Just for people's reference, here's the poem:


As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.


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.


From there it's no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There'll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.


If you've been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.


So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know,
I've done it tired, and now I'm weak.


So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.
 
2013-02-27 06:39:16 PM  
1.  Sprain Junior's ankle looking for treasure.
2.  Sue Mexican for maintaining an attractive nuisance.
3.  Profit.
 
2013-02-27 06:39:52 PM  

gopher321: FOUND IT !


Then how did you overlook the FTF prize?  And you forgot to sign the log, idiot!
 
2013-02-27 06:41:19 PM  
"The home of Brown".

Could be Harpers Ferry, WV.

Or it could be Cleveland.
 
2013-02-27 06:41:49 PM  
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-02-27 06:41:56 PM  
How would you even know where to start?
 
2013-02-27 06:42:38 PM  

Russ1642: He is 80 years old and living in a world that doesn't exist anymore. He's going to live long enough to find out what the fark he just did to his beloved outdoors.

I wonder how many fibre, power, gas, water, and power lines are going to be hit while searching?


Frak you and your pessimism!

Here is a story that brought hope and joy to my day and then I read the comments...


I applaud this old man and his desire to share his passion with the world, give back, and create a bit of mystery for us all.  His actions give me hope for the world.  Hope that positivity and creativity will overcome the dysfunctional paralysis of constantly criticizing and complaining, as you Mr. Russ1642 did.
 
2013-02-27 06:43:56 PM  
What do you mean, Subby, "obvious"? Is it under the giant X in NEW MEXICO?

Could be. They've already done "W" and "T". Personally, I'd go with "M" because "X" is too obvious.

Just in case I looked at the Google map of New Mexico.

1. Take a left turn at Albaquerque (talk about obvous), if you're approaching Albaquerque from the East).
2. Head South towards Socorro.
3. When you get to the turnoff for the White Sands Monument, stop and turn around. You've gone too far.
4. Turn off into Route 380 and head towards Roswell. Don't go there.
5. Turn North on Country Road 54. Then turn into Country Road 55.
6. The middle of the "X" in New Mexico is too your West. Lots of luck, Philémon. There's no roads there and the territory involved is immense because Google Maps won't give you the latitude and longitude of a place that no more exists than the second "A" in Océan Atlantique.
 
2013-02-27 06:44:16 PM  
Then again, "the home of Brown" could also be Mexico.

/That's racist.
 
2013-02-27 06:48:27 PM  

Supes: Just for people's reference, here's the poem:


As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.


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.


From there it's no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There'll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.


If you've been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.


So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know,
I've done it tired, and now I'm weak.


So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.


-

I'm calling it being in a cave with an underground flow.
 
2013-02-27 06:52:09 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: Supes: Just for people's reference, here's the poem:


As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.


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.


From there it's no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There'll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.


If you've been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.


So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know,
I've done it tired, and now I'm weak.


So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.

-

I'm calling it being in a cave with an underground flow.


Great. Now I'm horny. Thanks....
 
2013-02-27 07:00:57 PM  

Supes: If you've been wise and found the blaze,


great he's a glenn beck tea-party nutjob...
 
2013-02-27 07:06:02 PM  
Maybe he buried it close to a biker bar at the end of a canyon.
Not for the meek...
Found the blaze... worth the cold (winter outdoor firepit)
Heavy loads, water high (drunk bikers)
Tarry scant with marvel gaze (grab the chest and GTFO of there!)

I'm on it!
 
2013-02-27 07:07:54 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: I'm calling it being in a cave with an underground flow.


Maybe an old mine?  "And hint of riches new and old. "
 
2013-02-27 07:08:25 PM  

Abox: Maybe...the treasure is...inside all of us!

Whadiwin.


Jack Handey said it best:

"It's funny that pirates were always going around searching for treasure, and they never realized that the REAL treasure was the fond memories they were creating."
 
2013-02-27 07:08:50 PM  
I guess haters are gonna hate, but this is cool. The guy clearly doesn't give a shiat about making money off the autobiography/guidebook, especially since the poem is published on the internet (TFA links to it). The notoriety coming from this is worth far more than any profit he might make. My question is whether he's given the location to his attorney in case he dies before it's found. I'm guessing not, since he probably assumes someone will find it eventually, and if they don't... too damn bad.

During the Vietnam War, he flew hundreds of missions and said he was shot down twice, in South Vietnam and again in Laos. Even while fighting, the highly decorated pilot didn't surrender the search for rare objects, flying to Pompeii in his off-time to find artifacts.

He also sounds like a badass. Might want to keep an eye out for rolling boulders and bamboo spikes during your search.
 
2013-02-27 07:10:49 PM  
Someone found it - but didn't tell. Tax & safety concerns.
 
2013-02-27 07:11:42 PM  
Let me see...old crazy asshat wants people to exercise...says "yar is hidden gold in der hills...yar"
People are dumb as shiat, there is obviously nothing!
 
2013-02-27 07:13:54 PM  

Cybernetic: "The home of Brown".

Could be Harpers Ferry, WV.

Or it could be Cleveland.


UPS World Headquarters 55 Glenlake Parkway NE Atlanta

"What can Brown do for you?"
 
2013-02-27 07:17:48 PM  
Yeah, I'm with the crowd that sees this as a destructive thing. People are filthy f♥cking animals, and they'll destroy all the things he wants them to experience in order to get that gold. They'll also hurt each other for it when they get the chance.

His intentions were good, but his actions were overly optimistic and short-sighted. This will not end well.
 
2013-02-27 07:25:39 PM  
the treasure is in his bank account
 
2013-02-27 07:27:35 PM  

Mog32Kupo: New Mexico, eh?
What's going to stop 3 Methed out punks to go invade this guys house, hold him hostage, and demand the whereabouts.


/New Mexico, Meth, is there anything else but Desert out there?

This  :)

 
2013-02-27 07:35:10 PM  
But Curly's dead.
 
2013-02-27 07:38:28 PM  

eas81: Give some geek a few hours to write some program to correlate the clues to google maps and this will probably be solved in a week..


I could just see the interview on the Today show of the 26 year old out of work, overweight 4Chan slob who wrote some algorithm that solves poems and riddles and it took him all of a couple of hours of programming, fapping and drinking mountain dew to locate it, upon which he called his buddy who runs the local fantasy/comic shop to borrow his van to go out to the desert, finding the loot right where it was supposed to be.

And the old man cries, as people are not out in nature looking for it.
 
2013-02-27 07:40:32 PM  

BrotherGilmore: This is very bad. People will absolutely DESTROY whatever environment they have to if it means getting two million dollars. You'll have idiots out there digging with bulldozers, and that very well might not be an exaggeration.

No one is going to go fishing and say, "Well, later, we'll go for the treasure!"

What they'll say is... "fark FISHING... fark THESE TREES AND BUGS... fark EVERYTHING... WHERE IS MY farkING NAPALM AND MY farkING BULLDOZER?"

I'm not shiatting you... this will be very bad.


That was my thought, also.
 
2013-02-27 07:41:06 PM  
The real treasure will be the memories you make.
 
2013-02-27 07:41:58 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Yeah, I'm with the crowd that sees this as a destructive thing. People are filthy f♥cking animals, and they'll destroy all the things he wants them to experience in order to get that gold. They'll also hurt each other for it when they get the chance.

His intentions were good, but his actions were overly optimistic and short-sighted. This will not end well.


Most of the damage will be done by a giant Sloth.
 
2013-02-27 07:54:00 PM  
www.allancup.ca
 
2013-02-27 08:00:57 PM  
Oh boy, I can't wait for one or more treasure hunters to get shot when someone actually finds it
 
2013-02-27 08:05:05 PM  
"If you've been wise and found the blaze"

"Blaze of Glory" is the theme song to Bad Boys II, a western film about Billy the Kid, who was also rumored to hide treasure (stolen stuff)

Y'all are welcome, I'll take 10%.
 
2013-02-27 08:09:06 PM  

suthernfried: "If you've been wise and found the blaze"

"Blaze of Glory" is the theme song to Bad Boys II, a western film about Billy the Kid, who was also rumored to hide treasure (stolen stuff)

Y'all are welcome, I'll take 10%.

Oh, and Billy the Kidd spent his early life at Mrs. Brown's Boarding House.

http://www.aboutbillythekid.com/early_life.htm

/ make that 20%
 
2013-02-27 08:11:34 PM  
House of brown?  It's in Emmett, ID
 
2013-02-27 08:11:47 PM  
Ahh, Forrest made Fark...

I both the book three years ago in Collected Works in downtown Santa Fe before you could get it on the intent. It's a beautiful story, a cool book. The guy is a badass, but he's an old school badass, and he knows how to work the googles.
You see, he's a long thinker. This treasure is meant to be his Dutchman, designed to be found with these clues 100's of years from now. He's a well read individual, and nothing is as simple as googling up browns in New Mexico or playing with an obvious one liner from the poem. Nothing in the poem can be found with a The geographic place name index made by usgs which ultimately populated names in google maps. You want the treasure? Get to your library, read some old west journals, read the journals of those referenced in those journals, inter library loan a phone ok from 1965 mariposa California, etc, etc... You can be cynical farmers, but fenn is the real deal. No one is finding this without learning exactly what he wants you to.
 
2013-02-27 08:13:25 PM  
So many spell check fails in my last post...
 
2013-02-27 08:18:26 PM  

suthernfried: suthernfried: "If you've been wise and found the blaze"

"Blaze of Glory" is the theme song to Bad Boys II, a western film about Billy the Kid, who was also rumored to hide treasure (stolen stuff)

Y'all are welcome, I'll take 10%.
Oh, and Billy the Kidd spent his early life at Mrs. Brown's Boarding House.

http://www.aboutbillythekid.com/early_life.htm

/ make that 20%


I was going to say I see what you did there but now I realize you didn't.
 
2013-02-27 08:20:48 PM  
"DOOOO NOOOOOTT...... SEEEEEEEEEKK...... THE TREEAASSSUURRRRREEEEEE!"

"We thought...... you was...... a toad!"
 
2013-02-27 08:21:17 PM  
 
2013-02-27 08:23:54 PM  
BESURETODRINKYOUROVALTINE
 
2013-02-27 08:25:57 PM  

suthernfried: suthernfried: "If you've been wise and found the blaze"

"Blaze of Glory" is the theme song to Bad Boys II, a western film about Billy the Kid, who was also rumored to hide treasure (stolen stuff)

Y'all are welcome, I'll take 10%.
Oh, and Billy the Kidd spent his early life at Mrs. Brown's Boarding House.

http://www.aboutbillythekid.com/early_life.htm

/ make that 20%


Also, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Newton_Brown

/30%
 
2013-02-27 08:28:28 PM  

suthernfried: Found it

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?cat=cave+spring+canyon&city=Silver+City &s tate=NM


I can't believe I have the opportunity to write this in this context, but (in Sean Connery voice), there's more in the book than just the poem. There are other clues.


(And for the above, specifically, it's north of Santa Fe)
 
2013-02-27 08:32:33 PM  

GardenWeasel: suthernfried: suthernfried: "If you've been wise and found the blaze"

"Blaze of Glory" is the theme song to Bad Boys II, a western film about Billy the Kid, who was also rumored to hide treasure (stolen stuff)

Y'all are welcome, I'll take 10%.
Oh, and Billy the Kidd spent his early life at Mrs. Brown's Boarding House.

http://www.aboutbillythekid.com/early_life.htm

/ make that 20%

Also, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Newton_Brown

/30%


Also should be noted, did we find "the blaze"

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&output=search&sclient=psy-ab& q= silver+city+blaze&oq=silver+city+blaze&gs_l=hp.3..0i8i10i30.1273.4620. 1.4749.17.14.0.3.3.0.85.803.14.14.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.4.hp.hWT4huGIvk c&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42965579,d.eWU&fp=44bd0b80c 492aca7&biw=2000&bih=995

Plus, come on, Treasure Mountain is in Silver City where Billy the Kid lived in a Boarding House run by a Sarah Brown.

So we have a canyon, "silver" city, "treasure" mountain, a "blaze", house of "Brown"

OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$4$$44$$$

http://travelingluck.com/North+America/United+States/New+Mexico/_546 08 31_Cave+Spring+Canyon.html
 
2013-02-27 08:32:50 PM  

suthernfried: Found it

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?cat=cave+spring+canyon&city=Silver+City &s tate=NM


Hmmm... A little to the west and you get Treasure Mountain

No. He wouldn't have. That is just...

cdn2.planetminecraft.com
 
2013-02-27 08:34:58 PM  
And too late, he discovers his only real treasure was his children.

/arrgh
 
2013-02-27 08:40:47 PM  
I'll give the sumbiatch credit. When I was a kid I used to dream of getting to explore the old west. Makes me want to grab a tent and go. Which is his whole point.
 
2013-02-27 08:42:05 PM  
or a solid bowl movement, at least
 
2013-02-27 08:43:31 PM  
Located in the House that Coke built....

Studio 54?
 
2013-02-27 09:04:24 PM  
It's not in the Sandia Man cave.
It's not in the MacIntyre mine on top of Baldy in Cimmaron county.
It's quite possibly in Manzano Mountian.
Specifically in the "Cave that drips blood"

But you have to brave the Bubonic Plague fleas from Coyotes. If you want to go in there.


Maybe around Elephant Butte.
 
2013-02-27 09:06:48 PM  
Anyone taking bets on how long it will be before some drug addict or something kidnaps this guy or his family to get the location out of him?

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-02-27 09:08:01 PM  
Durango.
 
2013-02-27 09:08:54 PM  
 
2013-02-27 09:11:13 PM  
Or Jeanne Bellamah park, IN abq.
I was in the Airforce. years ago, and went to Philmont in the 60s.
Spent years bombing around on vintage motorcycles in NM.
I should go back.
 
2013-02-27 09:14:57 PM  
I assume all you Farkers have read "Ready Player One."
 
2013-02-27 09:15:14 PM  

Tony_Pepperoni: FOUND IT


You magnificent bastard.
 
2013-02-27 09:19:03 PM  

vudukungfu: Tony_Pepperoni: FOUND IT

You magnificent bastard.


And they called me crazy
 
2013-02-27 09:21:47 PM  
As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.

In there

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.

A dam.
With a canyon. Deep.
Put in, means put  a boat in the water

From there it's no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There'll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.

Rapids

If you've been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.


So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know,
I've done it tired, and now I'm weak.


So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.

 
2013-02-27 09:28:46 PM  
 
2013-02-27 09:29:40 PM  
ibdp.huluim.com

I have a raging clue
 
2013-02-27 09:31:47 PM  
Caves near shows a childrens' museum.
Durr.
 
2013-02-27 09:36:56 PM  
Faint at heart.
Round mountain.
 
2013-02-27 09:37:13 PM  
www.ddiamondjewelry.com
 
2013-02-27 09:38:02 PM  
in the  wood
 
2013-02-27 09:49:00 PM  
Has anyone checked the banana stand?
 
2013-02-27 09:55:03 PM  
It won't be found.
It will end up under a reservoir.
Or maybe a strip mall parking lot.

Or he buried it in a state or federal park or other place where the government will claim it.

If it really exists, there has to be some sort of twist ending.
 
2013-02-27 10:15:27 PM  
"Peace on Earth", was all it said.
 
2013-02-27 10:21:53 PM  

BigLuca: Cybernetic: "The home of Brown".

Could be Harpers Ferry, WV.

Or it could be Cleveland.

UPS World Headquarters 55 Glenlake Parkway NE Atlanta

"What can Brown do for you?"


Could be Seattle as that is where UPS started!
 
2013-02-27 10:55:47 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: Supes: Just for people's reference, here's the poem:


As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.


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.


From there it's no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There'll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.


If you've been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.


So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know,
I've done it tired, and now I'm weak.


So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.

-

I'm calling it being in a cave with an underground flow.


im calling that its underwater. its worth the cold. heavy loads and water high. no paddle up your creek. Look down quickly. uhhh its at the end of warm water at the end of the canyon and its too far to walk (bc its in the water you have to swim or paddle)
 
2013-02-27 10:59:48 PM  

leadmetal: It won't be found.
It will end up under a reservoir.
Or maybe a strip mall parking lot.

Or he buried it in a state or federal park or other place where the government will claim it.

If it really exists, there has to be some sort of twist ending.


Precisely.  There is no unowned land.  Even if no one individual holds title, you can be damn sure the government owns it, and most likely some other entity holds mineral rights.  IF he buried it - and that's a big "if" - he buried it in a spot that belongs to someone other than the person who finds it.

But then, if he really did bury it, someone has doubtless found it by now and not reported it to the legal owner of the property where it was found.

Romantic notion, Mr. Fenn, but completely unrealistic in today's world.  You've been reading too much Louis L'Amour.
 
2013-02-27 11:04:38 PM  

Supes: Just for people's reference, here's the poem:


As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.


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.


From there it's no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There'll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.


If you've been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.


So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know,
I've done it tired, and now I'm weak.


So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.


I was looking at a map.

Georgia.
Theres a canyon and just south of the canyon is the home town of godfather of soul, james brown.  Case close, gimme my 2 mil
 
2013-02-27 11:05:14 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: But then, if he really did bury it, someone has doubtless found it by now and not reported it to the legal owner of the property where it was found.


Lawyers ruin everything.

If someone finds buried treasure from poem like this on your land, they don't owe you shiat. You shoulda found it first.

Of course, they have to smuggle it away and fence it somehow, but that's just part of the fun.
 
2013-02-27 11:07:12 PM  

sanriosucks: Ahh, Forrest made Fark...

I both the book three years ago in Collected Works in downtown Santa Fe before you could get it on the intent. It's a beautiful story, a cool book. The guy is a badass, but he's an old school badass, and he knows how to work the googles.
You see, he's a long thinker. This treasure is meant to be his Dutchman, designed to be found with these clues 100's of years from now. He's a well read individual, and nothing is as simple as googling up browns in New Mexico or playing with an obvious one liner from the poem. Nothing in the poem can be found with a The geographic place name index made by usgs which ultimately populated names in google maps. You want the treasure? Get to your library, read some old west journals, read the journals of those referenced in those journals, inter library loan a phone ok from 1965 mariposa California, etc, etc... You can be cynical farmers, but fenn is the real deal. No one is finding this without learning exactly what he wants you to.


That's awesome.  Makes me actually want to give it a shot.

/once upon a time library research geek
//maybe time to fine tune the skills again
 
2013-02-27 11:09:01 PM  

Skirl Hutsenreiter: Also, on his (down) blog, he apparently once said that two groups had once gotten within 200 feet of it, but never said which groups.


I wonder how he knew this? Watching? So just wander around and if you see an old man in a lounge chair you know you are close.
 
2013-02-27 11:14:53 PM  
Navajo State Park, north of the dam, about two miles.
 
2013-02-27 11:52:35 PM  
suthernfried: "If you've been wise and found the blaze"

"Blaze of Glory" is the theme song to Bad Boys II
Young Guns II, a western film about Billy the Kid, who was also rumored to hide treasure (stolen stuff)

Y'all are welcome, I'll take 10%.

If it were Bad Boys II you would be searching around Miami...that 10%....I'll be taking that.
 
2013-02-27 11:56:25 PM  
http://mountainwalk.org/2012/09/

from this guy's blog... (he grew up in northern NM, southern Colorado... has been looking for a few years now)

For the new folk who have recently learned of the treasure that Forrest Fenn has hidden out there somewhere and are all charged up to begin the search, let me tell you what its been like for those of us who have been at it for a while.

It starts off simple enough. You read Forrest Fenn's  Memoir and pay some extra attention to the poem. You find a few addresses in the text thinking it's obvious that he put the treasure where he used to put other things. You make assumptions like, "It's hidden in the cemetery in Truchas, New Mexico" or "It's in the Red River just before its confluence with the Rio Grande." You begin a search of Wikipedia to find just where it is that gypsies hang out, or you try to make any and all numbers in his  Memoir into geographic coordinates, and then you take out old maps from long ago trips to look for "Brown" as a street name, a park name, a town name, a county, but to no avail. And if you are really into it, you buy new maps but nothing has changed.

You go to REI and dream about all the stuff you will need to wade the freezing Fire Hole River and then you discover that the Fire Hole River is relatively warm. And then you say "Aha!" and look at the map to find that the warm Fire Hole River meets the Gibbon River and say "Aha!" "The warm waters halt!" and then you discover that the Gibbon River also comes through a geyser basin.

You make plans to go "out there," "up there," or "in there." Your plans get more and more specific because your current theory seems to everybody but your spouse to be without fault. And then you find that where you wanted to go April 1 is still covered with 100 inches of snow.

he has some insight into Fenn...and is from the same general area...  some interesting stuff on his blog.
 
2013-02-28 12:11:23 AM  
Its near a warm water pool at Black Rock hot springs down in the Rio Grande River Gorge, where brown trout swim, adjacent to an area of rapids, nearby is an alligator juniper tree with a trail blaze carved into it.
 
2013-02-28 12:17:41 AM  
My guess is that it is in southern Colorado.

Here is my guess.
http://goo.gl/MLEaI

It is miles away from the dam and the river is quite rocky with lots of curves.  If you read the poem,
I think it refers to a waterfall.  (End is nigh, no paddle,heavy loads, water high).  It is referring to the bottom of the waterfall.
I am guessing that there is a cave or hole behind the water fall.  That would explain being brave and suffering the cold.

If you follow my interpretation and find the treasure, please cut me in on just a little bit.  I could use the dough.
 
2013-02-28 12:26:46 AM  
Brown trout were first successfully introduced into the united states from germany in 1883, after unsuccessful attempts at least 30 years earlier...

/MacCrimmon  and Marshall 1968
 
2013-02-28 01:07:19 AM  
Don't forget something obvious.  Since he took the 40 lbs chest by himself and he is quite ill, he could not have carried it far on foot. It is simply too heavy. If a trip by boat, then a short walk with it,  well then yes.   That is all. Except for a small cut.  Or a yacht with bikini clad young ladies on board.  whichever.
 
2013-02-28 06:38:04 AM  
Wikipedia's "list of people from New Mexico" lists no Browns, so that probably leaves you with Cathrynn Brown, a state Representative from Carlsbad.  The clues indicate something like the chest being at the bottom of a waterfall in a cave, so it's probably at the bottom of a waterfall in Carlsbad Caverns, and probably ~3 miles from a road, based on what a very healthy ~80-year-old man might be able to move a 40-lbs chest in a day.

If any of you find it in Carlsbad, send me a gold coin, mm'k? :>
 
2013-02-28 07:44:13 AM  
www.smspower.org
 
2013-02-28 07:55:49 AM  
It's in Preston, Idaho.

Start at the end of Hot Springs Rd (where warm waters halt)
Go down into the valley where the Bear River flows (home of Brown [Trout])
Take the first major creek on this side of the river and walk to the end (end is nigh) where you will find a road for heavy equipment. (Heavy loads)
Look in or under the culvert that's spilling water from the river to the north of the road. (Water high)

Near 301 E 3200 N, Preston Idaho - look under the water culvert that goes under the road.

Hey, I ain't net you. And this is crazy. But I made you $millions. So call me maybe.
 
2013-02-28 08:10:38 AM  
ecx.images-amazon.com

Now how are you gonna get it out of there without your buddies finding out?
 
2013-02-28 08:12:53 AM  
a.espncdn.com

"His poem WAS the treasure.....DAMN IT!"
 
2013-02-28 09:24:39 AM  
images.wikia.com


You can find it!
 
2013-02-28 09:25:00 AM  
Brown trout were brought to North America in 1883 as a shipment of eggs from Baron von
Behr, a German sportsman and president of the German Fish Culturist Association, to Fred Mather, a
prominent fish culturist and representative of the U.S. Fish Commission at the 1880 Berlin Fish Cultural
Exposition (Behnke 2002). The original shipment from Germany included 60,000 eggs of a large lake form
of brown trout and 20,000 eggs of a form inhabiting streams. The eggs were distributed to hatcheries in New
York and Michigan, and the surviving offspring were used as broodstock in American hatcheries (Behnke
2002). The first documented introduction of brown trout into public waters of the United States occurred in
1884 in Michigan (Behnke 2002). Several subsequent shipments of brown trout eggs from Germany, England,
and Scotland included many of the species' life history forms found in western Europe (lake, sea-run, river, and
brook forms) (Behnke 2002). Fish hatcheries located throughout the United States participated in propagation
and introduction of brown trout, and the original strains and life history forms became mixed in hatcheries and
public waters (Behnke 2002). The rapid naturalization of brown trout and their success in forming selfsustaining populations throughout North America have been attributed in part to the increased genetic diversity of the mixed forms that were introduced (Behnke 2002).
Brown trout are often referred to as German brown, von Behr, or Loch Leven trout in reference to some
of the original stocks brought to America
, but because of the subsequent mixing of stocks, the common
names referring to particular strains are considered inappropriate (Baxter and Stone 1995)

The Brown trout introduced into the US originated in Loch Leven Scotland.
Sea trout in the UK and Ireland have many regional names, including sewin (Wales), finnock (Scotland)  Finn?

There is a Loch Leven in California - Sierra Nevadas south of Yosemite.
The Loch Leven Lakes are a popular day hike, with the rating the trail's use level as "heavy" and its difficulty as "moderate". The Loch Leven trailhead is near the Big Bend Visitor Center (just off), and the trail climbs 1,070 feet (325 m) in 2.5 miles (4 km) to reach the first lake, with  Upper Loch Leven (also known asHigh Loch Leven) another 1.1 miles (1.7 km) beyond..
 
2013-02-28 10:49:12 AM  
What if we all agree to work together in an uneasy alliance, and along the way we cooperate to overcome a series of increasingly difficult obstacles, but in the end the real treasure we find is the redemptive power of true friendship?
 
2013-02-28 10:57:16 AM  
Doesn't anyone here watch CSI?  All you have to do is steal the GPS from the old mans car or cell phone.  It'll lead you to the exact spot he was at 3 years ago when he hid the loot.  

Then you just need to zoom, enhance, zoom, enhance... And you're rich.
 
2013-02-28 11:19:59 AM  

Phinn: What if we all agree to work together in an uneasy alliance, and along the way we cooperate to overcome a series of increasingly difficult obstacles, but in the end the real treasure we find is the redemptive power of true friendship?


your first name isn't Phorrest by any chance, is it?
 
2013-02-28 11:25:21 AM  
also, this:   The Thrill Resource page.
 
2013-02-28 02:23:37 PM  
www.sptimes.com

No one yet? Really?
 
2013-03-01 03:21:28 AM  

Cybernetic: "The home of Brown".

Could be Harpers Ferry, WV.

Or it could be Cleveland.


My first thought was the Molly Brown House, but that's in a Denver suburb, so there's not much outdoors unless you're into walking sidewalks...

This will prove interesting to watch.
 
2013-03-01 09:14:12 AM  

sanriosucks: Ahh, Forrest made Fark...

I both the book three years ago in Collected Works in downtown Santa Fe before you could get it on the intent. It's a beautiful story, a cool book. The guy is a badass, but he's an old school badass, and he knows how to work the googles.
You see, he's a long thinker. This treasure is meant to be his Dutchman, designed to be found with these clues 100's of years from now. He's a well read individual, and nothing is as simple as googling up browns in New Mexico or playing with an obvious one liner from the poem. Nothing in the poem can be found with a The geographic place name index made by usgs which ultimately populated names in google maps. You want the treasure? Get to your library, read some old west journals, read the journals of those referenced in those journals, inter library loan a phone ok from 1965 mariposa California, etc, etc... You can be cynical farmers, but fenn is the real deal. No one is finding this without learning exactly what he wants you to.


Makes sense. He wanted to get people outdoors, so he published clues that require people to spend a lot of time indoors doing research in order to find the treasure.
 
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