Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Hidden Treasure

It sounds like a plot lifted straight from Hollywood.  A decade ago, a New Mexico art collector named Forrest Fenn buried treasure in the Rocky Mountains and self-published a book challenging people to find it.  According to Fenn, the chest -- filled with gold, gems and artifacts -- is worth around $2 million.  Over the weekend, he said, someone found it.

"I do not know the person who found it, but the poem in my book led him to the precise spot," Fenn wrote on his website.  He created the treasure hunt after recovering from kidney cancer.

At least two people died trying to find the treasure, and Fenn still refused to retrieve the chest.  "If someone drowns in the swimming pool we shouldn’t drain the pool," he said in 2017.  "We should teach people to swim."

-- Tidbit from the New York Times, 9 June 2020

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