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(Some Poor Guy)   Didn't find Forrest Fenn's treasure? That's okay, you can still get rich by suing his estate for more than three times its value because you didn't find it   (coloradosun.com) divider line
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2021-07-06 8:45:54 AM  
The real treasure is all of the legal fees we racked up along the way.
 
2021-07-06 8:59:06 AM  
Something tells me they will fail at discovery.
 
2021-07-06 9:00:00 AM  
Cool Story Time
I once knew a guy named Forest whose twin brother was named Fern
 
2021-07-06 9:11:55 AM  
Americaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa f*ck yeah!

Here to sue the sh*t outta your estate!
 
2021-07-06 9:34:14 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Americaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa f*ck yeah!

Here to sue the sh*t outta your estate!


I see who DRTFA ...
 
2021-07-06 9:42:27 AM  
Fenn died in September at age 90 without saying who found the chest or specifically where.


Maybe because it was all horseshiat. Just spitballing, but maybe it was all a gimmick to sell his book and there was no actual treasure
 
2021-07-06 9:51:03 AM  
There never was a treasure.  It was a publicity stunt.  Someone "found" it when he realized that this was causing more trouble than he thought it would.
 
2021-07-06 9:55:29 AM  
I guess he's going to find out the hard way that, if government agencies nor contracts are involved, it's legal to lie.
 
2021-07-06 9:55:35 AM  

Rapmaster2000: There never was a treasure.  It was a publicity stunt.  Someone "found" it when he realized that this was causing more trouble than he thought it would.


article says 6 people DIED looking for this shiat.
i think it was maybe causing some trouble before this point.
 
2021-07-06 10:00:55 AM  
Any pile of money left unattended in America is going to attract lawyers the way roadkill attracts vultures.
 
2021-07-06 10:01:18 AM  
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2021-07-06 10:01:47 AM  
seems to me you'd be better off trying to claim that the dead guy was in league with Stuef and gave him the money (or gave him the location to get the money) then you could maybe force a situation where he would have to show how he found it.

actually the first thing i'd do is point out to the IRS that Stuef won a large chest of gold in something like a game show event and hey did that show up on his filings yet?  that should create some hilarity your lawyers can watch.  and depending on how he does or doesnt handle that if would give you some more info on what really happened.
 
2021-07-06 10:04:48 AM  
Frenchman (whose first language isn't English) claims they moved the treasure instead of maybe he couldn't interpret the clues correctly?
 
2021-07-06 10:05:33 AM  
There was definitely a treasure. Somebody definitely found it.

It was found in Wyoming.I was close to solving the poem myself when it was found. I can tell you with a high degree of confidence the treasure was found in the vicinity of Grand Teton National Park. Probably somewhere in GTNP.

No, I'm not full of sh*t. If I showed you the evidence, you would probably agree with me. Depending on how much time I have today, I might post some of it.
 
2021-07-06 10:09:16 AM  

nullandvoid744: There was definitely a treasure. Somebody definitely found it.

It was found in Wyoming.I was close to solving the poem myself when it was found. I can tell you with a high degree of confidence the treasure was found in the vicinity of Grand Teton National Park. Probably somewhere in GTNP.

No, I'm not full of sh*t. If I showed you the evidence, you would probably agree with me. Depending on how much time I have today, I might post some of it.


Isn't it illegal to bury treasure in a national park or forest? Something about disturbing the environment?

Same reason you aren't allowed to take rocks/fossils from national parks, I figure.
 
2021-07-06 10:13:18 AM  

baronbloodbath: nullandvoid744: There was definitely a treasure. Somebody definitely found it.

It was found in Wyoming.I was close to solving the poem myself when it was found. I can tell you with a high degree of confidence the treasure was found in the vicinity of Grand Teton National Park. Probably somewhere in GTNP.

No, I'm not full of sh*t. If I showed you the evidence, you would probably agree with me. Depending on how much time I have today, I might post some of it.

Isn't it illegal to bury treasure in a national park or forest? Something about disturbing the environment?

Same reason you aren't allowed to take rocks/fossils from national parks, I figure.


Come to think of it, it might explain why the "finder" is so reticent to say where he found the treasure. If it was indeed buried in a national park, it would be illegal to dig up. Hence, any profit from a crime would be forfeit.
 
2021-07-06 10:15:00 AM  

nullandvoid744: There was definitely a treasure. Somebody definitely found it.

It was found in Wyoming.I was close to solving the poem myself when it was found. I can tell you with a high degree of confidence the treasure was found in the vicinity of Grand Teton National Park. Probably somewhere in GTNP.

No, I'm not full of sh*t. If I showed you the evidence, you would probably agree with me. Depending on how much time I have today, I might post some of it.


I read that.  He's a fraud too.  He wants to be the genius treasure finder.  He won't say where he found it.  He won't say what was in it.  He hasn't sold anything in it.  He has this wonderful treasure in a secret vault that no one can see.  Fraud.  He might as well say that it contains magical gold plates hidden by an angel that only he can see.
 
2021-07-06 10:16:54 AM  

nanim: Frenchman (whose first language isn't English) claims they moved the treasure instead of maybe he couldn't interpret the clues correctly?


There never was any treasure


Because if someone actually did find it do you think they'd announce it or just quietly slip away with all that untaxed loot?
 
2021-07-06 10:26:24 AM  
"It appeared suspicious to everyone," Raphoz said in the lawsuit. "Our assumption is that (Forrest) Fenn went to retrieve the chest himself, declared it found publicly and kept the content for himself."

Something tells me the judge will be on the golf course earlier than planned that day.
 
2021-07-06 10:36:09 AM  
How exactly is someone hiding a treasure and giving out clues a legally binding contract? How would it even be illegal if someone made up a story as a joke about a treasure?
 
2021-07-06 10:39:02 AM  

nanim: Frenchman (whose first language isn't English) claims they moved the treasure instead of maybe he couldn't interpret the clues correctly?


You might say he sacré bleu at figuring them out.
 
2021-07-06 10:49:04 AM  

oldweasel: NewportBarGuy: Americaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa f*ck yeah!

Here to sue the sh*t outta your estate!

I see who DRTFA ...


Don't read-shame me!! I'm illiterate!

/lol... Yeah I really shoulda read that, huh?
//I'm not very bright.
 
2021-07-06 11:08:32 AM  
I'm suing the Lottery. They deliberately choose the wrong numbers to keep me from winning.
 
2021-07-06 11:11:37 AM  

nullandvoid744: There was definitely a treasure. Somebody definitely found it.

It was found in Wyoming.I was close to solving the poem myself when it was found. I can tell you with a high degree of confidence the treasure was found in the vicinity of Grand Teton National Park. Probably somewhere in GTNP.

No, I'm not full of sh*t. If I showed you the evidence, you would probably agree with me. Depending on how much time I have today, I might post some of it.


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2021-07-06 11:18:13 AM  
Treasure hunters are almost always farked in the head. They invest so much time doing "research" when someone else finds what they were looking for, and some times things they were not looking for, they feel intitled to it, or a percentage.

I have a bunch personal experience with this.
 
2021-07-06 11:24:21 AM  

stuffy: I'm suing the Lottery. They deliberately choose the wrong numbers to keep me from winning.


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2021-07-06 11:27:24 AM  
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2021-07-06 11:36:20 AM  

Rapmaster2000: nullandvoid744: There was definitely a treasure. Somebody definitely found it.

It was found in Wyoming.I was close to solving the poem myself when it was found. I can tell you with a high degree of confidence the treasure was found in the vicinity of Grand Teton National Park. Probably somewhere in GTNP.

No, I'm not full of sh*t. If I showed you the evidence, you would probably agree with me. Depending on how much time I have today, I might post some of it.

I read that.  He's a fraud too.  He wants to be the genius treasure finder.  He won't say where he found it.  He won't say what was in it.  He hasn't sold anything in it.  He has this wonderful treasure in a secret vault that no one can see.  Fraud.  He might as well say that it contains magical gold plates hidden by an angel that only he can see.


But it doesn't matter what he says, or if he says anything. The finder has no duty to publicly report any of that.  As long as they square up with the IRS for the taxes on it, the government really does not give a shiat if he goes public with any of that.

I mean, it would be a lot better for thieves, grifters and lawyers if everyone who comes into money had to publicly announce it, but that's just not the case.

We don't need that much transparency in our society.
 
2021-07-06 11:41:05 AM  
His daughter had a sultry appeal 30 years ago

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2021-07-06 11:50:32 AM  

TommyDeuce: But it doesn't matter what he says, or if he says anything. The finder has no duty to publicly report any of that.  As long as they square up with the IRS for the taxes on it, the government really does not give a shiat if he goes public with any of that.


He doesn't have to square up with the IRS until he converts it into cash and treats it as income.  As long as it's a secret hidden in a secret vault that no one can see, it's not income and so it doesn't have to be squared up with the IRS.  Quite a neat trick, isn't it?
 
2021-07-06 12:18:11 PM  

Mega Steve: Fenn died in September at age 90 without saying who found the chest or specifically where.


Maybe because it was all horseshiat. Just spitballing, but maybe it was all a gimmick to sell his book and there was no actual treasure


This. 1,000x over.  Fenn was a conman that liked to pillage heritage sites.  Guys like that don't give shiat away.  They only take.
 
2021-07-06 1:26:31 PM  

oopsboom: seems to me you'd be better off trying to claim that the dead guy was in league with Stuef and gave him the money (or gave him the location to get the money) then you could maybe force a situation where he would have to show how he found it.

actually the first thing i'd do is point out to the IRS that Stuef won a large chest of gold in something like a game show event and hey did that show up on his filings yet?  that should create some hilarity your lawyers can watch.  and depending on how he does or doesnt handle that if would give you some more info on what really happened.


The IRS can't even find several billion dollars a year in taxes from the rich. What makes you think they could find this guy's mysterious gold win?
 
2021-07-06 1:27:01 PM  
Here is my interpretation:
These are all assumptions.
First I assume that he wrote it while he was there looking at the landscape, and not looking at maps.  So someone would have to be there to understand anything at all.  This makes the place where he wrote it the most important mystery.  So, as someone mentioned in this thread... take it to be Grand Tetons National Park:
There are nine clues.  There is not enough information given in many of the sentences to even constitute one clue, and I assume that a lot of the poem is just filler to make the whole thing rhyme and flow.  Therefore, to fit nine clues in some key words might be double or triple clues.

Key clues, assuming this was all at Grand Tetons National Park, are:

1,2)found the blaze then look down:  this can only be a mark (which the treasure hunter mentioned was damaged in another article also in this thread).  It cannot be a trail, because "look down" means it is at one point.  This is where the treasure is buried.

3,4)put in home of Brown , It is in a Brown Fox hole.  This could also be a double clue to there being Brown Trout in the area.

5,6) Take it (the treasure) in the canyon down not far but too far to walk:  There is a lake or chasm in the way of walking directly.  Taken literally, you are standing at the top of a cliff with a canyon below but the cliff makes it too far to walk.

7)  Begin where the warm waters halt:  If I were at Grand Tetons I would have to investigate this but since I am not even remotely familiar with the area, I think it could mean snowline or mountain lake.  But since I established in the previous paragraph, we are at altitude at the start of our trail.

8) tarry scant with marvel gaze, there is a view where the treasure is buried, a magnificent view in fact.  Or, this is bullshiat and the view is the treasure and he just put this in as a rhyming phrase and not a clue and I am missing a clue somewhere.

9)There is a whole paragraph here about a waterfall:
From there it's no place for the meek, the end is ever drawing night, there'll be no paddle up your creek, just heavy loads and water high.

So to sum up, the blaze is a mark on a tree and marks the foxhole where the treasure is buried.  To find it climb one of the Peaks of the Grand Tetons to where the "warm waters cease" and look down towards a river where there is a waterfall.  You have to get into the canyon below, which you have to get to somehow.  The poem is not very specific.  :(
 
2021-07-06 1:27:58 PM  

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Somewhere, some native tribe is laughing hysterically at their epic troll of the White Man.
 
2021-07-06 1:30:11 PM  

nosearchimi: Here is my interpretation:
These are all assumptions.
First I assume that he wrote it while he was there looking at the landscape, and not looking at maps.  So someone would have to be there to understand anything at all.  This makes the place where he wrote it the most important mystery.  So, as someone mentioned in this thread... take it to be Grand Tetons National Park:
There are nine clues.  There is not enough information given in many of the sentences to even constitute one clue, and I assume that a lot of the poem is just filler to make the whole thing rhyme and flow.  Therefore, to fit nine clues in some key words might be double or triple clues.

Key clues, assuming this was all at Grand Tetons National Park, are:

1,2)found the blaze then look down:  this can only be a mark (which the treasure hunter mentioned was damaged in another article also in this thread).  It cannot be a trail, because "look down" means it is at one point.  This is where the treasure is buried.

3,4)put in home of Brown , It is in a Brown Fox hole.  This could also be a double clue to there being Brown Trout in the area.

5,6) Take it (the treasure) in the canyon down not far but too far to walk:  There is a lake or chasm in the way of walking directly.  Taken literally, you are standing at the top of a cliff with a canyon below but the cliff makes it too far to walk.

7)  Begin where the warm waters halt:  If I were at Grand Tetons I would have to investigate this but since I am not even remotely familiar with the area, I think it could mean snowline or mountain lake.  But since I established in the previous paragraph, we are at altitude at the start of our trail.

8) tarry scant with marvel gaze, there is a view where the treasure is buried, a magnificent view in fact.  Or, this is bullshiat and the view is the treasure and he just put this in as a rhyming phrase and not a clue and I am missing a clue somewhere.

9)There is a whole paragraph here about a waterfall:
From there it' ...


I'm sorry, but at what point did we have to play the bones?  Chunk's getting hungry.
 
2021-07-06 2:04:11 PM  

iron_city_ap: "Our assumption is that (Forrest) Fenn went to retrieve the chest himself, declared it found publicly and kept the content for himself."


so I'm guessing the presumption is he didn't
 
2021-07-06 4:45:31 PM  
Five people died while looking for this treasure. Then it was found.

https://www.outsideonline.com/2419429​/​forrest-fenn-treasure-jack-stuef
 
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