What are the 9 clues?

There have been many discussions about which clues are the 9 clues in Forrest Fenn’s poem.  A lot of people seem to be in the ‘Sentences’ camp. Below are just a few examples.  If you’d care to share your thoughts on the clues, please leave them in the comments.

Sentences(?)

There are 9 sentences / statements in the poem. Sentences generally end with punctuation such as a period or a question mark.

So..
Clue 1

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.

Clue 2

Begin it where warm waters halt
And take it in the canyon down,
Not far, but too far to walk.

Clue 3

Put in below the home of Brown.

Clue 4

From there it’s no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.

Clue 5

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.

Clue 6

So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?

Clue 7

The answer I already know,
I’ve done it tired, and now I’m weak.

Clue 8

So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.

Clue 9

If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.

Directions(?)

The 9 clues may be where ever the poem is telling us (directing us) to do something.

Clue 1
Begin it where warm waters halt

Clue 2
And take it in the canyon down,

Clue 3
Put in below the home of Brown.

Clue 4
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,

Clue 5
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,

Clue 6
Just take the chest

Clue 7
and go in peace.

Clue 8
So hear me all

Clue 9
and listen good,

 

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Forrest Fenn Treasure Chest

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Forrest Fenn Treasure Chest

Please note, we are not affiliated with Forrest Fenn in any way, we are just treasure seekers on a mission.  We aim to compile as much information about the Treasure Hunt as possible.

Who is Forrest Fenn?

Forrest Fenn is a Vietnam vet, a retired art gallery owner and a writer with a passion for native American relics.  He became a millionaire selling art.  He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and spends his retirement at an old Pueblo digging for artifacts.

Mr Fenn is said to have hidden an antiue bronze chest filled with gold coins, nuggets and exotic stones somewhere in the Rocky Mountains North of Santa Fe.

What’s in the Forrest Fenn Treasure Chest?

The Forrest Fenn treasure chest is said to be full of gold, jewelry and ancient artifacts

The treasure chest dates to about 1150 AD. It measures 10x10x6, weighs 42 pounds (including its contents), and is constructed of ancient bronze.

Inside the Forrest Fenn treasure chest:

Gold nuggets (hundreds, some as large as a chicken egg)
265 gold coins (mostly American eagles and double eagles)
Rare coins
Pre-Columbian gold animal figures
Jewelry (including a Spanish 17th century gold-and-emerald ring and a bracelet with turquoise beads excavated in 1898 from Mesa Verde which Fenn says he would like back if the treasure is found while he is still alive)
Gemstones – hundreds of rubies, diamonds, emeralds, and two Ceylon sapphires
A 20,000 word autobiography sealed in a glass jar.

 

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