'It was a good run for 10 years': Forrest Fenn confirms treasure has been found | KOB 4
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'It was a good run for 10 years': Forrest Fenn confirms treasure has been found

Justine Lopez & Grace Reader
Updated: June 08, 2020 10:41 AM
Created: June 07, 2020 11:44 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The search for Forrest Fenn's hidden treasure has come to an end.

“It was under a canopy of stars in the lush, forested vegetation of the Rocky Mountains and had not moved from the spot where I hid it more than 10 years ago," said Fenn in a statement on his website. "I do not know the person who found it, but the poem in my book led him to the precise spot. I congratulate the thousands of people who participated in the search and hope they will continue to be drawn by the promise of other discoveries. So the search is over."

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The 89-year-old war veteran and author from Santa Fe said he hid the chest somewhere in the Rocky Mountains back in 2010. 

Fenn's cryptic six-stanza poem gave clues to the location of the hidden treasure. He labeled the hunt the "Thrill of the Chase."

The treasure chest is said to be a 12th century bronze box containing gold and precious jewels.

"It was a good run for 10 years and maybe 500,000 people joined in the search. I don’t know whether I am glad or sad, but I’m certainly not neutral," Fenn told KOB 4.

Fenn said he will release new information and pictures in the coming days.


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