Marvel Synonyms

As you know, marvel is a word in the poem. While I haven’t made any connections yet, the word has some interesting connections

act of God
noun. divine act
accident
circumstances beyond one’s control
earthquake
force majeure
freak accident
hurricane
inevitable accident
marvel
natural disaster
phenomenon
supernatural event
tornado
unavoidable casualty
unforeseen event
vis major
wonder
amazement

noun. state of surprise
admiration
astonishment
awe
bewilderment
confoundment
confusion
marvel
one for the books
perplexity
shock
something else
stopper
stunner
stupefaction
wonder
wonderment
curiosity

noun. odd item
anomaly
bibelot
bygone
conversation piece
curio
exoticism
freak
knickknack
marvel
monstrosity
nonesuch
objet d’art
oddity
peculiar object
prodigy
rarity
singular object
trinket
unusual object
wonder
event

noun. occurrence, happening
accident
act
action
advent
adventure
affair
appearance
business
calamity
case
catastrophe
celebration
ceremony
chance
circumstance
coincidence
conjuncture
crisis
deed
development
emergency
episode
experience
exploit
fact
function
holiday
incident
juncture
marvel
matter
milestone
miracle
misfortune
mishap
mistake
occasion
occurrence
pass
phase
phenomenon
predicament
proceeding
shift
situation
story
thing
tide
transaction
triumph
turn
wonder
magician

noun. person who performs supernatural
charmer
conjurer
diabolist
diviner
enchanter
enchantress
exorciser
exorcist
feats or tricks archimage
fortune-teller
genie
genius
illusionist
marvel
medicine person
medium
miracle worker
necromancer
prophet
satanist
seer
shaman
siren
soothsayer
sorcerer
spellbinder
thaumaturge
theurgist
trickster
virtuoso
voodoo
warlock
witch
witch doctor
wizard
miracle

noun. wonderful, surprising event or thing
marvel
phenomenon
portent
prodigy
rarity
revelation
sensation
stunner
supernatural occurrence
surprise
thaumaturgy
unusualness
wonder

phenomenon
noun. rare occurrence; wonder
abnormality
actuality
anomaly
appearance
aspect
circumstance
curiosity
episode
event
exception
experience
fact
happening
incident
marvel
miracle
nonpareil
one for the books
paradox
peculiarity
portent
prodigy
rara avis
rarity
reality
sensation
sight
something else
spectacle
stunner
uniqueness
portent
noun. miracle
marvel
phenomenon
prodigy
sensation
stunner
wonder
prodigy

noun. person or thing that is extraordinary
brain
child genius
curiosity
enormity
freak
genius
intellect
marvel
mastermind
miracle
monster
natural
one in a million
phenomenon
portent
rare bird
rarity
sensation
spectacle
stunner
talent
whiz
whiz kid
wizard
wonder
wonder child
wunderkind
puzzle

verb. wonder about
ask oneself
brood
cudgel
marvel
mull over
muse
ponder
rack one’s brains
study
think about
think hard
sensation

noun. something wonderful or awe-inspiring
agitation
bomb
bombshell
commotion
excitement
flash
furor
hit
marvel
miracle
phenomenon
portent
prodigy
scandal
stir
stunner
surprise
thrill
wonder
wow
spectacle

noun. something showy; exhibition
comedy
curiosity
demonstration
display
drama
event
exposition
extravaganza
marvel
movie
pageant
parade
performance
phenomenon
play
production
representation
scene
show
sight
spectacular
tableau
view
wonder
surprise

noun. something amazing; state of amazement
abruptness
amazement
astonishment
astoundment
attack
awe
bewilderment
bombshell
consternation
curiosity
curveball
disappointment
disillusion
epiphany
eureka
eye-opener
fortune
godsend
incredulity
jolt
kick
marvel
miracle
miscalculation
phenomenon
portent
precipitance
precipitation
precipitousness
prodigy
rarity
revelation
shock
start
stupefaction
suddenness
thunderbolt
unexpected
unforeseen
whammy
wonder
wonderment
whiz

noun. very intelligent person
adept
expert
genius
gifted person
marvel
pro
prodigy
professional
star
virtuoso
wonder
wonder

noun. something that is amazing
act of God
curiosity
cynosure
freak
marvel
miracle
nonpareil
oddity
phenomenon
portent
prodigy
rara avis
rarity
sensation
sight
spectacle
stunner
wonderment

wonder
verb. be amazed
admire
be astonished
be awestruck
be confounded
be dumbstruck
be fascinated
be flabbergasted
be startled
be taken aback
boggle
gape
gawk
look aghast
marvel
stare
wonderment

noun. astonishment
amazement
astoundment
awe
bewilderment
curiosity
fascination
marvel
shock
stunner
surprise
wonder
hoo-hah

noun. sensation
agitation
bomb
bombshell
brouhaha
commotion
excitement
flash
furor
hit
marvel
miracle
phenomenon
portent
prodigy
scandal
stir
stunner
surprise
thrill
uproar
wonder
wow

Has the Fenn Treasure Been Found?

The official line is that many people have claimed to have found the Fenn treasure but no one has provided solid proof.

I suppose the reason that someone would falsely claim to find the treasure would be to make others stop searching.

But why would you announce that you have the treasure if indeed you find it? I imagine that some people might want to stroke their ego, gain recognition, or possibly fame.

In my opinion, these ideas are all flawed.

If you find the treasure and announce it, you are opening yourself to potential problems. You will probably be sued and investigated to see if you infringed on someone else’s rights. You will probably have to pay attorneys to defend and counsel you.

You also open yourself up to security risks. Some very desperate people have set out to find the treasure. They will surely envy you. They may act to try to take some of the treasure or simply to spite you. We know that some searchers have gone to Forrest Fenn’s house to try to get directions to the chase.

This may seem far-fetched, but if you just look at the history of gold prospecting alone, you should see that people get a little crazy when gold and riches are dangled in front of them.

I’m not going to give legal or tax advice – I am not qualified to do either. But at the very least, you’ll need to take steps to avoid tax problems. Thank goodness attorneys are bound by the attorney-client priviledge.

So the point is that there is a good chance that no one will make an announcement when they find the treasure.

As far as I know, there is nothing like a tracking chip in the chest. Forrest Fenn himself will not know when it is found and removed. We could be searching for decades or centuries after it has already been found.

So enjoy the thrill of the chase. It may be the greatest treasure of all.

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How Now, Brown Cow?

If you read The Thrill of the Chase, you’ll find a story about Forrest Fenn’s childhood Guernsey cow, Bessie. This story goes from page 28-32 in a chapter called Bessie and Me. There is also a photo of the family with Bessie.

As far as I can tell, it is correct to capitalize the G in the name of the cow breed. It is supposed to be named after the island in the UK where Guernseys were originally bred.

Some of you may know that a Guernsey cow is brown, or at least partly brown in color.

So some people might guess this has something to do with the home of Brown in the poem. A quick search reveals that there is a town named Guernsey in Wyoming; but the town is in the far eastern part of the state and way off the official chase map.

There is a Brown Cow dam in MT, but it also off the official map.

I haven’t found any promising instances of Bessie in any of the four states. I probably won’t look too hard.

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