Famous leprechaun Forrest Fenn has issued a St. Patrick’s challenge to the world – find his treasure chest full of gold and treasure and you can keep it! Forrest thinks he hid it somewhere in Santa Fe, but where? And will he really let you keep it? Or is this a leprechaun trick?
Now a leprechaun losing his gold is not news. They do it all the time, everyone knows that. The only thing more common than a leprechaun lifting your pants or your shoes is a leprechaun looking for his lost loot.
Rainbow power is the problem here. Rainbows provide for quick treasure teleportation but once a rainbow disappears – and they disappear fast – it’s really hard to find the exact geo-coordinates again.
While young leprechauns are learning to solve this problem with new technology, Mr. Fenn is an old school leprechaun. He left clues for himself in a poem and a book to help him remember where he buried his treasure. It’s a traditional leprechaun trick, and like many traditional leprechauns, with time Mr. Forrest Fenn forgot what it all meant.
Now Mr. Fenn wants you and me to help him figure it out. He says he’ll give you his gold if you do. Not just his gold but also his 17th century Spanish emerald ring, a ruby-studded bracelet, small diamonds and other items.(Which I suspect by “other items” that he means my missing pants.) If it’s true, Forrest Fenn would be the first leprechaun in history to give up his gold this way.
But will he really give it up? Or will you just be leading the forgetful Mr. Fenn to his lost loot? That part remains to be seen!
Meanwhile, check out the clues in the poem below. He remembers putting nine clues:
As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.
Begin it where warm waters halt
And take it in the canyon down,
Not far, but too far to walk.
Put in below the home of Brown.
From there it’s no place for the meek,
The end is drawing ever nigh;
There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.
If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.
So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know
I’ve done it tired, and now I’m weak
So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.
So where to begin looking? Well, I’m still working on that part. I’m going to start today by calling all the”homes of Brown,” in Santa Fe. I’ll let you know how that goes. Meanwhile, if you have any clues you want to share, or if you have seen the handbook that goes with the poem, let us know what you find.
But if like me you plan to go in search of Forrest Fenn’s gold, check behind you at all times and carry a good supply of four leaf clovers. Or four-leaf clover-powered technologies. And check back here for lucky SOS tips and updates on the situation.
A recent clue on Forrest Fenn’s website claims the gold is hidden over 5000 feet above sea level. Tantalizing but vague – after all Santa Fe itself is over 7000 feet above sea level.
So it’s back to tracking down Browns in hopes of finding a clue. Could he mean famous Santa Fe abolitionist John Brown? Or biologist Jim Brown? Better contact them both. Er scratch that – John Brown appears to be less than keeping on. Okay well there’s only 374 Browns left to go. But it will all be worth it when I use that gold to make some helpy new videos. Just think of the lives we will save…
I sure hope Zyboragon is just yanking my chain about already finding it! Hey wait! That reminds me. Who is just as good at finding gold as a leprechaun????? A DRAGON, of course! I just need a dragon to help me find it.by Seth Greening - Visit SethOnSurvival.com