Hooray it’s Pi Day, March 14 or 03.14! If you like me are on the Leprechaun treasure trail today be sure and take a break at 3:14 to celebrate Pi Day.
Traditional Pi Day celebrations have always involved eating a tasty triangle of pie with a friend. And thanks to an astonishing discovery last year about the effect of cherry pie on ghosts, why not have some cherry pie with your favourite ghost today at exactly 3:14?
I intended to use the power of Pi Day and cherry pie to get a ghost gabbing about the location Forrest Fenn’s Treasure.
To review: My biggest problem right now is this. To which of the nine pueblos or houses of Brown, does the poem refer? Assuming that it does indeed refer to pueblos?
(My other biggest problem of course is how to stop Forrest Fenn and Zyboragon from discovering it with me, since both have expressed an interest in NOT sharing. If a leprechaun, a human and a dragon fight over a treasure who wins? But more of that later.)
First things first. If I am going to get to this treasure before St. Paddy’s Day, it was time to chat with some Northern Indian ghosts on Pi Day.
So when they came sniffing around for cherry pie at 3:14 I was ready. Sure, it didn’t look EXACTLY like the pie in this photo, it was more of a bush pie on a stick. But it was hot and ready at 3:14 and sure enough a Northern Indian ghost stopped by.
The ghost said his name was Juan de Oñate who established the first capital of New Mexico around here in 1598. Juan insisted that the clues point to his Pueblo, the one known as “Ohkay Owingeh.”
“Consider these clues,” he said. “My pueblo is right near a warm lake and the poem does talk about high water. Our people are famous for bravery and strength. The poem says, no land for the meek. That’s us. On top of that, we do have a fully operational casino with high security safes. He probably put it in one of those. That, or he gambled it away already and forgot.”
Or course I was skeptical. No old-school leprechaun would ever trust casino security with his treasure. But did Forrest Fenn gamble it away? Doesn’t exactly sound like him. He would be more likely to put it all on a Northern Native artifact.
Thankfully Juan did leave me with a few new clues before the pie was all gone:
(a) Mr Fenn is an elderly gentleman who put the box in after being told his days were numbered.
(b) He has stated that it is north of Santa Fe.
(c) That it is at over 5,000 feet in elevation.
(d) That he drove there in his car and parked. Then walked to the site carrying the box.
(e) That the box weights more than 40lbs.
(F) And today he is reported as having said that we should bear in mind how far a sick old guy can
carry a 40lb box Remember he was very sick when he planted it.
And last but most importantly.
(G) LOOK FOR THE BLAZE.
Unfortunately, at that point I ate the last bite of cherry pie and he was gone. I couldn’t help myself. It’s hungry work out here. Plus, I was getting a little tired of Juan’s shameless self-promotion. In fact, I think his help is leading me to another Pueblo entirely. San Ildefonso Pueblo. In addition to being famous for pottery and art which Forrest Fenn loved, San Il Defenso is at the base of a canyon. And how did the Northern Indians make their pottery? IN A BLAZE!
I’m going to start there in the morning, but one thing keeps bugging me about this whole theory. Why would Fenn capitalize “Brown” if he didn’t mean for a name?
Keep on keeping on.by Seth Greening - Visit SethOnSurvival.com