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2020-09-23 10:32:47 PM  
Did they run like the wind?
 
2020-09-23 11:17:18 PM  
No, they Fenn like the wind!
 
2020-09-23 11:25:35 PM  

rfenster: No, they Fenn like the wind!


maybe they Fann like the wind?!?
 
2020-09-24 1:16:16 AM  
The greatest tribute would be for the kid who found it to hide it again.
 
2020-09-24 1:17:17 AM  
So, an old fart stole a lot of stuff from graves, and hid it in a treasure chest.  Other old farts set up an educational system that required massive amounts of student loan debt just for entry level professional work.  A student found the items hidden by the old fart grave robber, and now will give those looted items to the old fart student loan people to pay off that debt.  Is that irony, or the circle of life?
 
2020-09-24 1:24:22 AM  

NM Volunteer: So, an old fart stole a lot of stuff from graves, and hid it in a treasure chest.  Other old farts set up an educational system that required massive amounts of student loan debt just for entry level professional work.  A student found the items hidden by the old fart grave robber, and now will give those looted items to the old fart student loan people to pay off that debt.  Is that irony, or the circle of life?


I'm just mad that they've destroyed the treasure industry.
 
2020-09-24 1:33:03 AM  
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Fen in the forest.
 
2020-09-24 2:02:20 AM  
What a load of hooey.
 
2020-09-24 2:05:52 AM  
What a goddamned waste of time that was. If you haven't read "the finders" blog post save yourself the time. He tells you NOTHING about the treasure or where he found it. It's just endless paragraphs of him embarrassingly sucking Forests dick.

Fark that grave robbing woman abuser Fenn.
 
2020-09-24 2:15:07 AM  

Medic Zero: What a goddamned waste of time that was. If you haven't read "the finders" blog post save yourself the time. He tells you NOTHING about the treasure or where he found it. It's just endless paragraphs of him embarrassingly sucking Forests dick.

Fark that grave robbing woman abuser Fenn.


That's precisely why I feel as though this is completely fabricated.

Fenn dies, but somehow months before he announces that the treasure was found, and never gives any proof. And now someone claiming to be the one who found the prize gives an anonymous interview praising Fenn, and still gives no proof.

Here's the more likely scenario: Fenn published a book with a phone treasure to boost book sales. Years later he gets a terminal diagnosis, and gives out a press release saying the treasure was found. Likely so as to avoid potential liability for himself and/or his estate. All the while he refuses to offer any proof that the treasure was found, let alone that it actually existed.

Then his estate follows this up with an anonymous communication from someone who claims to be the finder, but still offers no clues.

Because I get if you came into a fortune of some kind, you'd protect your identity. But you could still tell your story about how you found the loot and the location without revealing yourself.

This whole thing stinks.
 
2020-09-24 2:19:17 AM  

NM Volunteer: So, an old fart stole a lot of stuff from graves, and hid it in a treasure chest.  Other old farts set up an educational system that required massive amounts of student loan debt just for entry level professional work.  A student found the items hidden by the old fart grave robber, and now will give those looted items to the old fart student loan people to pay off that debt.  Is that irony, or the circle of life?


I smell a poor decision. Was that you that cut that?
 
2020-09-24 2:36:54 AM  

Medic Zero: What a goddamned waste of time that was. If you haven't read "the finders" blog post save yourself the time. He tells you NOTHING about the treasure or where he found it. It's just endless paragraphs of him embarrassingly sucking Forests dick.

Fark that grave robbing woman abuser Fenn.


I should've saved myself the time.  Findy McKeeperson is farking insufferable.

Spends all that goddamned time and effort looking for goddamn treasure but plans to sell it not just to pay off debt, but because he is "burdened by possessions"?  Ugh.
 
2020-09-24 2:42:57 AM  

Claude Ballse: Medic Zero: What a goddamned waste of time that was. If you haven't read "the finders" blog post save yourself the time. He tells you NOTHING about the treasure or where he found it. It's just endless paragraphs of him embarrassingly sucking Forests dick.

Fark that grave robbing woman abuser Fenn.

That's precisely why I feel as though this is completely fabricated.

Fenn dies, but somehow months before he announces that the treasure was found, and never gives any proof. And now someone claiming to be the one who found the prize gives an anonymous interview praising Fenn, and still gives no proof.

Here's the more likely scenario: Fenn published a book with a phone treasure to boost book sales. Years later he gets a terminal diagnosis, and gives out a press release saying the treasure was found. Likely so as to avoid potential liability for himself and/or his estate. All the while he refuses to offer any proof that the treasure was found, let alone that it actually existed.

Then his estate follows this up with an anonymous communication from someone who claims to be the finder, but still offers no clues.

Because I get if you came into a fortune of some kind, you'd protect your identity. But you could still tell your story about how you found the loot and the location without revealing yourself.

This whole thing stinks.


Exactly.
 
2020-09-24 2:44:58 AM  
Forest Fenn, still blowing smoke up your ass from beyond the grave.
 
2020-09-24 3:18:33 AM  
As a rare coin dealer I call B.S. the whole story was a fraud from the get go. Many of my colleagues agree with me too. A good industry article for those interested:

and the link to the article mentioned (complete story and background):

I've been involved in a few treasure finds, my friend was involved in the biggest one in modern history, the SS Central treasure ship. He wrote a book and pulled all the financing together, he is the managing partner in the deal. Here is Dwight's story on a real treasure!
 
2020-09-24 4:30:08 AM  
Im sure this person is legit

Im also sure they will pay the taxes on their windfall, and dont plan on cheating the IRS at all
 
2020-09-24 5:17:15 AM  
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2020-09-24 6:20:20 AM  
Ever notice that you find things at the last place you look?
 
2020-09-24 6:50:36 AM  

NM Volunteer: So, an old fart stole a lot of stuff from graves, and hid it in a treasure chest.  Other old farts set up an educational system that required massive amounts of student loan debt just for entry level professional work.  A student found the items hidden by the old fart grave robber, and now will give those looted items to the old fart student loan people to pay off that debt.  Is that irony, or the circle of life?


The Aristocrats!
 
2020-09-24 6:53:16 AM  

elkraf: Ever notice that you find things at the last place you look?


Not always.
Sometimes you don't find them at all; you just stop looking.  Sometimes you keep looking after you find them.
 
2020-09-24 7:33:19 AM  
This thread has convinced me that you really can have a conspiracy theory about anything.
 
2020-09-24 9:06:35 AM  
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Everything about Fenn's story is suspicious, including this anonymous "finder."
 
2020-09-24 9:58:29 AM  
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/ Close enough
 
2020-09-24 10:42:52 AM  
I'll be back to answer some questions, in any case.

But no, not that one.


Chalk me up as someone who enjoyed this whole saga in the years I followed it. Others are free not to :)
 
2020-09-24 10:44:57 AM  

Medic Zero: If you haven't read "the finders" blog post save yourself the time. He tells you NOTHING about the treasure or where he found it. It's just endless paragraphs of him embarrassingly sucking Forests dick.


...did we read the same blog post?

There are several photos of the treasure, and several allusions to where they found it (though obviously not exactly where).
 
2020-09-24 11:02:52 AM  

skyshooter: As a rare coin dealer I call B.S. the whole story was a fraud from the get go. Many of my colleagues agree with me too. A good industry article.....


I clicked on the links and didn't see the "good industry article" explaining how it was likely a hoax.    The article I read was based on:

-An uncited accusation that Fenn admitted to selling forged art in the past. Sounds bad, but a disingenuous person could make that same statement even if Fenn didn't know the art was forged until after they were sold, or if they were sold as forgeries and advertised them as such.  The statement is only that he sold forgeries.  Knowingly?  Deceptively?

-Complaints from the spouse of somebody who died looking for the treasure

-Complaints from other people who unsuccessfully looked for the treasure

-Surprise that the person who found the treasure wants to remain anonymous.  Hardly shocking given the level of sour grapes and kooks involved, including the very same people mentioned in the article claiming other people stole their solutions to clues

-No suggestions from "the industry" of what could both serve as sufficient proof and maintain the anonymity of the finder. At the end of the day, the conspiracy theorists will never be satisfied the treasure was ever hidden even if you walked them out to the spot where it was found.   It's a losing battle not worth waging at the expense of privacy.

I will agree that the letter written by The Finder is a bit much.  How fortunate that the person who found it is able to write so eloquently about the experience and "got" exactly what Fenn intended out of the hunt.    On the other hand, doesn't it make sense that this is exactly the kind of person most likely to find it?
 
2020-09-24 11:46:49 AM  
Loucifer wins the thread
 
2020-09-24 3:16:39 PM  

karlandtanya: elkraf: Ever notice that you find things at the last place you look?

Not always.
Sometimes you don't find them at all; you just stop looking.  Sometimes you keep looking after you find them.

Now that you mention it, I'm still looking for several things that I found years ago.
 
2020-09-24 4:49:23 PM  

halifaxdatageek: Medic Zero: If you haven't read "the finders" blog post save yourself the time. He tells you NOTHING about the treasure or where he found it. It's just endless paragraphs of him embarrassingly sucking Forests dick.

...did we read the same blog post?

There are several photos of the treasure, and several allusions to where they found it (though obviously not exactly where).


I saw an undated photo of Fenn looking in a box, from the backside, where you can't see the treasure. Don't recall any other photos, but my adblocker might've blocked them, or maybe it looked like a generic photo of gold coins. Oh there was a photo of some rusty scissors and a couple of really dumb paragraphs about that. Not sure what was in the first article or what was in the blog post. Either way, what he said is "he tells you nothing about the treasure". I was curious as to what the hoard contained, and I don't recall them illuminating that at all. I will admit to skimming most of the paragraphs after I read fully half the super lengthy blog post and the guy STILL wasn't done sucking Fenn's dick extra embarrassingly. Which is what every paragraph after that still seemed to contain based on my skimming/speed reading it.
 
2020-09-24 4:55:39 PM  

halifaxdatageek: Medic Zero: If you haven't read "the finders" blog post save yourself the time. He tells you NOTHING about the treasure or where he found it. It's just endless paragraphs of him embarrassingly sucking Forests dick.

...did we read the same blog post?

There are several photos of the treasure, and several allusions to where they found it (though obviously not exactly where).


That's my complaint. "Several allusions to where he found it" is utter bullshiat at this point. First of all "found it in a forest", "found it near the blaze everyone knows exists somewhere out there" is hardly new information about where the treasure was. At this point, the farking treasure has been found, why not let everyone know how close they got to actually finding it? They brag that what? half a million people looked for it? Why not give them some closure on their searches and let them know how close and maybe give them a place to go to check out?

It stinks. It stinks of the whole thing being bullshiat. Bullshiat propagated by a grave robber who wanted to get back at people for the government having the audacity to seize a tiny portion of all the loot he stole. It stinks of the whole thing being fake. Show me a picture of the treasure next to a recent newspaper, and tell everyone where the treasure was found.

Either way, his blog sucks.
 
2020-09-24 5:07:08 PM  

Medic Zero: Either way, his blog sucks.


I don't think you're ever going to get the proof you seek. They're probably right in assuming that no matter what they do, it'll never be enough for some people to believe it all really happened, so I can understand them just stopping trying.

I would recommend viewing the blog with adblocker turned off, because it does have some images you missed, and actually reading the article, which you said you only skimmed.

Or you can move on and believe what you want to believe. Dude's dead, treasure's found, nothing much more to see :)

(It should also be mentioned that of course Fenn is a lunatic, and so are the searchers. Like I posted in the last thread, who else hides a chest full of gold in the 21st century? Who else goes looking for it?)
 
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