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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.
 
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