Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Hunt
In 1988, a wealthy art dealer by the name of Forrest Fenn was diagnosed with cancer. Fearing the worst, Fenn devised a plan to create a sturdy bronze chest which would be filled with riches. It is believed that everything from gold nuggets and coins to a jar containing his personal autobiography is stored in the vault. Somehow, Fenn survived the illness and waited until 2010 to finally hide the chest. In March 2013, he revealed that it was hidden in the Rocky Mountains, north of Santa Fe, New Mexico and is 5,000 feet or 1,500 meters above sea level. Several more unique clues were released by Fenn in the years that followed, the most recent in January of 2015. Fenn has published two books on the subject, both containing valuable bits of information regarding the treasures location. An estimated 1 to 3 million remains up for grabs despite numerous search attempts.