No, this isn’t a hoax. An American millionaire seriously decided to bury $2 million dollars’ worth of valuables in a chest somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. And he only offered one clue. He wanted to encourage families to enjoy their time being outdoors, but the hunt for his treasure has turned dark for some individuals. This hidden treasure has created a massive treasure hunt, and for almost 10 years now, no one has found it. Could you be the one?
A Peculiar Millionaire
One couple decided to document their journey in searching for the treasure. But first, a little bit about the peculiar man that started the whole mystery. Somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, there are about 1,000 miles of land where a hidden treasure is buried.
Or so the story goes. U.S. millionaire Forrest Fen, 86 years old Vietnam Veteran and art dealer, claims that back in 2010, he hid a treasure chest somewhere in the wilderness. He said that about 350,000 people have searched for his treasure and that he has no way of actually knowing if anyone has got close. His words were: “It could be found soon or 1,000 years from now.”
“No one knows where that treasure chest is but me,” Fenn said in 2016. Even his wife doesn’t know the location. “If I die tomorrow, the knowledge of that location goes in the coffin with me.”
He did leave one clue, however…