Welcome to the newBlog of Insanity! Now devoted to my crazy thoughts on the search for the Forrest Fenn treasure – and The Thrill of the Chase.
Here you can read my opinions, guesses, interpretations, and experiences chasing the dream. You’ll also have to put up with my other, unrelated blog posts.
I took a shot at the hidden treasure. I didn’t find it and it cost a lot of money and energy. Since I live in Florida and we know the treasure chest is in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, or New Mexico, it just isn’t realistic for me to be a full-time searcher.
If you haven’t bought Forrest Fenn’s book The Thrill of the Chase yet, it is a must-have tool for the chase. Get it here:
For those of you who don’t know already, Forrest Fenn is a multimillionaire art dealer. For his own personal reasons, he decided to hide a treasure chest full of gold, jewels, and other valuable items. He wrote a poem containing clues to help you find the treasure. He also wrote and published a book, The Thrill of the Chase, which contains subtle clues to help searcherers find the hidden treasure.
One of the biggest guesses involves using Spanish translated words to navigate the map of New Mexico. An even bigger guess involves homonyms, or words that sound the same but have different meanings.
Today we’ll look at one of the shortest words in English – I. The poem starts “As I have gone alone in there.” It sure would be easy to overlook this line.
But what if I is intended to be a homonym for Eye – or Ojo in Spanish?
What if there was an unincorporated town in NM, 50 miles north of Santa Fe called Ojo Caliente? Would that be interesting?
I say yes, especially since caliente is a Spanish word that translates to hot, or alternately, warm. And the Ojo Caliente area is known for having hot springs, which of course consist of hot or warm water.
Is this a vital clue? Maybe or maybe not. The thing to remember is that no word should be overlooked, no matter how simple or inconsequential it appears on the surface.
I sure don’t know where the Fenn treasure is hidden…
But we do know that it is supposed to be in the place where he planned to leave his corpse.
It’s hard to believe anyone would leave their corpse out in the open where floods, storms, and other natural occurrences would destroy your body.
It seems – SEEMS – more likely that a person would choose to die & leave their body in place like a cave. Yes, all of the animals would still be able to get to your body if you didn’t block the entrance. Maybe if you really did all this planning you would block the entrance. I don’t know why you wouldn’t.
The main point is that I would personally be shocked if the treasure is just out in the open or under a tree branch or something