Treasure hunting is probably one of the most exciting and adventurous hobbies you can get into. As it turns out, you can live out your Indiana Jones-inspired dreams by donning your thinking cap and following clues to find hidden treasures in the United States.
You might be too late to find the infamous Fenn treasure, though. As Forrest Fenn recently announced, somebody has finally uncovered the cache of gold and jewels he hid about a decade ago.
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Fenn, an art dealer, and writer shared with his readers that a person has already found the cache but declined to disclose the identity of the treasure hunter to respect the man’s wishes.
He did tell The Santa Fe New Mexican though, that the guy was from somewhere in the East.
This is certainly good news given the bad reputation that the treasure has gotten over the years.
Reports say that at least five treasure hunters looking for Fenn’s stash have died during their search. Multiple lawsuits have also resulted because of the treasure.
Barbara Andersen, a real estate lawyer from Chicago, is currently waging a legal battle. She is accusing the person who found the treasure of hacking into her computer to steal the solution to Fenn’s clues.
Andersen is fighting to have the treasure handed over to her.
Similarly, Brian Erskine, a treasure hunter from Arizona, is claiming that he has also solved the clues and located the treasure. He is currently trying to prove in court that the stash is legally his.
There’s also the lawsuit filed by David Harold Hanson from Colorado. The man accused Fenn of giving out misleading clues and is seeking $1.5 million from the art dealer. The court has since dismissed his case.
Of course, some people theorize that everything has just been a hoax from the very beginning. After all, Fenn himself isn’t able to disclose the identity of the man who finally found the treasure.
One of these conspiracy theorists is Seth Wallack. He noted how Fenn said in 2019 that he would no longer be doing interviews about the treasure because he already lost interest in the hunt for it.
This, according to Wallack, makes Fenn’s recent announcement questionable.
To address such concerns, Fenn released three photos of the treasure chest itself.