Forrest Fenn Followers Have Mixed Feelings On Poem’s Reveal

Much talk about someone named Ryan divulging his interpretation of the poem.  He claims to have solved the riddle and was or is going to quit the chase and publish his notes.  This has many chasers upset.  I think I now know what has gotten some followers to ignore my desire for their comments on this site.  I try hard to include something relevant on this site and I think that is an irritation to those certain few. This site is a place to share ideas and therefore an affront to those who get upset if a clue is revealed that may lead to the finding of the trove.  I am sorry they have come to feel this way.  Dal says if you say you have solved the poem or think you know where it is he won’t ok your comments and it will get you rejected from ever being on his blog.  Ok, its his blog so I got no problem with that.  His blog site is very good and I recommend it to anyone searching for the treasure.  He is not the only one to feel this way.  I have figured that at least 50% of those commenters on his blog agree that people who say they know something are to be left out.  To get oked a commenter must say it is his opinion or he is not sure but or such qualifiers before they make their statements.  Again ok, that is his privilege and I respect that.  I have an opinion on why people react so strongly to someone saying they know they are correct .  Here is what I have come to believe.

(1) It is rude to say you are sure of yourself.  Like the Greek story of Beowulf the hero comes in bragging on his ability to save the King from Grindle  and most of us cringe to hear a braggart but this is a cultural matter.  We are not supposed to be full of ourselves we must be like the English and be humble. Well, I am not English but like Beowulf I am Greek so maybe I have offended.

(2)  People looking for the treasure tend to believe they have ownership after putting in time to the search and think they will be cheated if someone gives away its whereabouts to someone they perceive to be less deserving than themselves.  The treasure is not anyones and the rules are not made by anyone not even Fenn at this point.  If people converge on an area given out by a website then enjoy the union, have a party just don’t dig.  Please don’t dig holes.  Please respect the mountains.

(3)  We all will be disappointed when it is found.

(4) If you have a hard time examining yourself you are warned not to read this fourth piece.  Psychologically we must all deal with our own unconscious as this is where most if not all anger begins.  All of us have in us our two-year old.  My two-year-old self gets frustrated when I cannot get what I want, ie solve the poem and just like a two-year old I want help but I still want to be the one to solve it.  If you have had children you know halfway through helping, the youngster gets frustrated because he now wants to finish.  Mad if you don’t help, mad if you do.  Hey we are all this way until we face it and work to handle the frustration in a mature way.  The thing is it will anger most of us because we are human.  So we look to get help then get mad if someone gives too much help.

Why do you look at, read and maybe comment on the blogs about Forrest Fenn?  If it is out of interest or entertainment then there is nothing that would insite you to anger but if it is to learn and perhaps get important info  please control the child.  You should not look for info and then be mad at those who give it out.  If someone’s answer to the poem ties you in knots you are the one needed to untie it.

I don’t want the whereabouts of the treasure revealed before I find it and I look at all the websites to find out what others think, so even though it hurts when someone divulges my secret spots, I remember thats how it works.  Seems to me everyone has choices.  Don’t read the blogs that share ideas or start a website that only allows lite chit chat.   This site allows both.  It is ” The Thrill of The Chase” getting there first is the goal.  If someone gives out the treasure’s hidden place beat them to it and win the race.

Here are some ideas to help others on their search.  Forrest says the box has dancing women on the sides.  He should know after all he bought the Roman lock box but there is another description that to me is the correct interpretation of the figures.  They are bricklayers wearing aprons and standing on ladders.  Now I have written about this before but never publish it.  I thought his women dancing referred to a place I have not yet checked out.  If you tie this in with the blaze and the Yellowstone it leads to a spot of interest. Sorry you’ll have to do some of your own work to know to what this refers to as I cannot get myself to just hand it out.  The biggest problem with this place is getting all the clues to fit.  I’ll give you one more hint.  If I wanted to fish for large browns in a place that few go but many walk pass this is a good one.

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Author: captpappy

Teacher, counselor, therapist, coach and a treasure hunter with 40 years of teaching and coaching people from kindergarten to sports professionals. Helping people achieve their goals is what I do. I taught K-12 and university level in Physical Education, Biology, life skills, and transitions. I have a Masters in Social Work with a mental health concentration and worked with families, adolescents, and chemically dependent groups. Treasure hunting is my new passion for the last eight years.

6 thoughts on “Forrest Fenn Followers Have Mixed Feelings On Poem’s Reveal”

  1. Hey Captpappy – Here is my interpretation, and I have searched this area, but expect to search it more as it is pretty large and rocky.

    I began it where Forrest said,
    And took the canyon down.
    Above me was the hatchery,
    This is the home of brown.

    The Taos Box, which isn’t meek,
    Sunset is where I vie,
    The last rapid before the end,
    The landslide, mesa’s water high.

    The avalanche I set my sight,
    My bearings they were true.
    The sun set close to nine,
    I knew we were almost through.

    To solve the riddle of the blaze,
    That was the hardest part.
    Then St Benedict he spoke to me,
    I used the ears within my heart.

    At nine pm, the sun will set,
    The last prayer of the day.
    The shadows cast from the setting sun,
    The blaze surveyed the way.

    I realized then, the liturgy
    Of my Catholic way,
    I took the chest and left in peace,
    No longer need I stay.

    Amazed, I thought this older man,
    His game of hide-n-seek,
    The load of almost 50lbs,
    Could make one tired and weak.

    I listened some and researched good,
    My efforts were not cold.
    I boldly stood where no man was,
    My title is the gold.

    For shame to be the government,
    To lay claim to what’s not theirs.
    For half the world already knows,
    Mr Fenn’s trove is for the one who dares.


  2. CaptPappy… (imo,) there’s a fifth option too: 5) Some see their websites (and I think Dal is very much in this camp) as a gateway of info & knowledge… much like a library, or a school, or a newspaper.
    The idea of tainting that knowledge (cold hard facts shared by many) with opinion (passionate personal belief) could only work well if the membership to such a community were closed to new recruits, and made up of only old hands who understand that were smart grown ups, and certain house rules apply. Instead, I think he wants to be the first-stop place for newbies, and the cutting edge current-events-in-regards-to-TTOTC- place. And as such, wants to make sure any new-to-the-Chase folks never get too confused on the difference between fact (as far as we know them, obviously) and probable-fiction. I bet he actually gets a lot of mail about these kinds of hair splittings.
    …Much like a newspaper separates it’s NEWS (fact) section from its OPINION/EDITORIAL (personal belief) section, so that no fool glancing at the front page thinks that, for example, ‘schools should fire all teachers and start over’ is what actually is fact.


  3. Oh, and about the “dancing women”: (I say they are 10th Century men in tunics, laying siege to the castle)… have you also noticed the latch? It looks like a dragon’s head.


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