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
Recently I watched a short video featuring Forrest Fenn. At the end he states that he said something during the interview that he wishes he hadn’t said.
I am going to take a wild guess at what he wishes he hadn’t said. He mentions that the treasure is in a place where you can smell pinyon.
According to the sometimes-reliable internet, this plant can be found in New Mexico and Colorado, but not Wyoming or Montana. That’s IF I’m reading the info about pinyon properly – and that’s a big IF.
So does this narrow things down even further to only New Mexico or Colorado? Who knows? That line may not even be the one he regrets saying.