Forrest Fenn Treasure Finally Found In Rocky Mountains | TODAY

Forrest Fenn Treasure Finally Found In Rocky Mountains | TODAY

The search for a hidden treasure that TODAY has reported on for years seems to have finally come to an end: Someone has apparently claimed the multimillion-dollar treasure that art collector Forrest Fenn hid in the Southwest nearly a decade ago, leaving clues in a poem. NBC’S Gadi Schwartz (who hunted the treasure himself) reports.
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  1. rickiex on December 3, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    There was never any treasure, if you read his poem, it’s about his depression and loneliness and simply want people to go out and find the treasure so his name would be remembered. After 10 years, he’s had enough. He could show us the picture that the guy sent with the treasure without disclosure of the person or the location, but no.

  2. Clancy Littleboy on December 3, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    About the Vallecitos Mountain Retreat, that "special place in the forest north of Santa Fe":  Here is a quote from an article in the New Mexico Magazine in 2015 by Don J Usner:  ". . . . .While Mudd was writing and working at the ranch [now the Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center] and running his environmental organization. he met the man who would ultimately transform the ranch into a retreat center.  Mudd recalls that Grove Burnett, a newly minted environmental lawyer, simply walked into his office in 1971 and offered to help Mudd’s organization.  Mudd hired him, and Burnett, along with his wife at the time, Linda Velarde, began to spend time at the ranch with their two children.  It became a haven for both families.  – – – – –  When in 1992, Mudd found himself in financial difficulties, he sold the ranch to Burnett and Velarde and TWO FRIENDS (philanthropists who wanted to REMAIN ANONYMOUS), who created a nonprofit corporation, assembled a board of directors, and set out to realize their vision for the property.  – – – – – "We were clear from the beginning that we wanted to make a refuge and retreat center for meditation", says Burnett, the founding teacher at the Vallecitos Mountain Retreat, as it was initially called.  "Basically, we wanted to make it a refuge for people, too.."  – – – –  Burnett says that as the board began to formulate a plan, they kept coming back to the words of Henry David Thoreau, who in 1854 wrote, "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."  – – – –  "Those words were the cornerstone of our philosophy", Burnett says.  "We wanted to create a sanctuary for people to take refuge.  It was as simple as that.  That was our guiding principle, and it has remained so for the last 25 years."  – – – –  In 1994 the first retreat, for environmental leaders from around the country, was led by the renowned mediation teacher, Joseph Goldstein, who was also on the founding board of directors.  It was Goldstein who recommended that the board steer clear of making Vallecitos a Buddhist center.  They heeded his counsel, and the refuge remains rooted in teaching dharma mediation– but as secular, mindfulness training."       – – – – – –

  3. Bird In Charlotte on December 3, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    I am the man that found the location of where the treasure was supposed to be and e mailed him on the 6th of June with exact gps location, he then told the world someone had found it but no other info was available, I had found the location August 2018 but because nothing was there I kept looking. It was a hoax, I found every clue and hint and the secret that the numbers in ttotc actually confirmed the last 3 digits for lat/long of each hint. The last 3 digits for where the treasure was supposed to be ended with 423 and 328, His dads burial location and the number of missions he flew in Vietnam. 5 people died looking for the treasure and 350,000 spent millions looking and it was all a hoax. I do have the blaze in my possession. The treasure location where it was supposed to be was only 35 feet from where I parked and alot of people drove by it every day 40 to 50 feet from it. Pine Mountain, Wyoming

  4. Rick G on December 3, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    This what I would do if I ever won the lottery or any other large amount of money

  5. Koda Cole on December 3, 2020 at 9:28 pm


  6. Clancy Littleboy on December 3, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Now that Forrest has passed, his "special place in the forest north of Santa Fe" should be revealed. If you look at the Vallecitos Mountain Retreat website at: , and then look at the photos (select Why Vallecitos, then Photo Gallery), you will see some hints that Forrest mentioned, such as: some case bronze bells similar to the ones Forrest made and buried; a photo of the Vallecitos Rio, the "water high" in the poem; and a photo of a large rainbow ("the poem leads to the end of my rainbow" from the jacket of The Thrill of the Chase); and if you open Google Maps and look at the grassy area south of the Vallecitos ranch house, you will find a large white rock wheel, as in "Try the wheel" as Forrest said to one searcher: – – – – -The Google Maps coordinates for the Blaze (a large black painted "nn" on top of a big white boulder) where the blaze is still visible at: 36.6355, -106.2105 – – – – – – –

  7. armando68701 on December 3, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Ik van 0 tot 9

  8. Abdi Ali on December 3, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Not to mention probably feels guilty that people died so it’s best he called it off n not make him public enemy

  9. Gerald on December 3, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    One big hoax.

  10. Solar Flare on December 3, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Skippy had an old car with no top; it had one big seat in the front and that’s all. One day, when a buffalo wandered out of (yell)ow STONE Park and started tearing up fences, Donnie Joe thought we should go out and round it up.

    When George Frison was 11 years old he had his first, and most unforgettable, incident with a bison bull in a state park near Thermopolis, about 50 miles (80 km) from his home ranch, when ten loose bison wandered from the park, and Frison was able to secure permission to assist local cowhands to escort the bison back to the park. A young bison bull that created too much confusion among the other bison was left behind. Frison found the bison bull grazing a few days later and decided to outrun the bull on horseback. After both Frison and the bison cleared two fences, the bull stopped at the third fence, turned 180 degrees and decided to charge. Frison soon learned how an awkward and docile bison could soon be a danger, as both Frison and his horse toppled to the ground when the bull passed between the horse’s legs. However, all three managed to sustain no injury (Frison 2004).

    Lost in some of the remembrances of Forrest is his generosity. Forrest used his chase not for personal profit, but supported a local independent bookseller and raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer victims. He was a benefactor and donated artifacts from his personal collection over the years to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, on whose board he served for several years. Despite his years of disagreements with academics over the subject of archaeology, he supported and served on the board of the George C. Frison Institute at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Frison passed away the very same day as Forrest.

  11. Sugar Shane on December 3, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    I found the treasure

  12. Chuck DeMarco on December 3, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    I hope they say where. I wish a lot of people would do that. it’s just cooler to take a hike when you know you could find something.

  13. Pakistani Star🌠 on December 3, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Someone is trying to trick MR Forrest Fenn to reveal his Treasure Location Treasure is sill there anyone can photoshop any photos these days like if you agree with me

  14. Tom Servo on December 3, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    It’s a hoax, there’s no evidence there was any treasure to be found

  15. HKmoron on December 3, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Now someone just needs to find the Tomar emeralds.

  16. Adeline Mills on December 3, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Absolute mad lad

  17. Great U.S. Treasure Hunt on December 3, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Gadi, take a crack at the Great U.S. Treasure Hunt. It’s not $2 million, but it’s still fun!

  18. Maps Maping on December 3, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    These pictures are fake. The gold plated on scale size in the box don’t match the ones on the table! Also Fenn’s hair is parted on the wrong side of his head!

  19. casper2yall on December 3, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    I don’t believe there ever was treasure hidden.. why would he not name the person that found it, or why not tell us where is was found.. I heard last week he passed away, Rip Forrest Fin your story almost got me out there searching..

  20. Wormboy on December 3, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Next I hope they find the Tomar Emeralds :/

  21. Jesse Salazar on December 3, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Love it

  22. Joe on December 3, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    I’m glad the guy kept his identity anonymous because if not he would probably get people trying to find him and threatening him

  23. Madness Powder Coating on December 3, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Forest fenn has past away. What a sad thing to hear. I hope one day there will be another man that will make another thrill of the chase. .. who am i kidding . There will never be anyone like him … rip rest easy good sir .. you waited to go tell someone found it … i know hes looking down smiling now..

  24. Waseem Ali on December 3, 2020 at 9:47 pm


  25. SourKandyKat on December 3, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    At least we know where the Tomar Emeralds aren’t

  26. Hush Whisper on December 3, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Please, may I share something special with you?
    I sat at my computer in 2010 and prayed to God to show me where His Eden was located.
    *Look what I found within 15 minutes of searching Google Earth*

  27. Luckybyte on December 3, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Time to find the tomar emeralds

  28. Gouri Nanda on December 3, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    I have a doubt did the treasure chest find really,,,🧐

  29. DirtRat 702 on December 3, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Or maybe nothing was ever hidden all, nothing proves other wise

  30. Belton Tisdale on December 3, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    I am that man

    That wished he was the guy that found it

  31. eleonar crimson on December 3, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    It is the actual one piece.

  32. Willie Shumaker on December 3, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    the fishing string and stick was a noise maker , in case a bear got too nosey…it spun when it was opened …

  33. Loyd Ingle on December 3, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    It has not been found,and I know exactly in Wyoming,where it is,but been to sick and broke to go get also it has one of FF bronze bells sitting on the top of it

  34. Moon Spirit on December 3, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    SO, Shane and Ryan were probably so close ARGHH

  35. Hassan Zihan on December 3, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Hehe how could u do that people

  36. Selene Nazaret Capará on December 3, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    so how long did he keep the treasure hidden??

  37. Duck on December 3, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    This man was a legend

  38. Kris 9mm on December 3, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    It’s pure BS

  39. Emi Ryan on December 3, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    They should put a plaque up where the treasure was.

  40. theKoalaJamesASMR on December 3, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Rest In Peace Forrest.

  41. lorelei whitcombe on December 3, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Exact location needed.

  42. Aaron Klingensmith on December 3, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Remains undiscovered for 10 years, it finally found and the Fenn dies a month later ? He told someone where it was !!!!

  43. The Notorious N.O.E. on December 3, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    He doesn’t have to tell us who found it but at least tell us where it was hidden all this time

  44. RAGE on December 3, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    It’s my belief that this treasure wasnt actually found, but Fenn simply claimed that someone found it to stop searches, for a few reasons.

    1. He’s getting old, and knew that nobody would find it before his death, leaving the treasure completely undiscovered and lost forever.

    2. Many people have died on this hunt, and simply wanted to stop receiving daily flak for it.

  45. Awhisperer on December 3, 2020 at 10:19 pm
  46. Bryan Tomoya on December 3, 2020 at 10:19 pm


  47. TheShadowFool on December 3, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Spoiler alert: the treasure was in his backyard.

  48. NVG 2022 on December 3, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    "Under a canopy of stars in the lush forested vegetation if the rocky mountains"

    I’m more interested in the location than the treasure or the one who found it.

  49. Michael Showalter on December 3, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    RIP Forrest Fenn 1930 – 2020

  50. Great U.S. Treasure Hunt on December 3, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Turns out you had to pay attention to the numbers in the poem and ignore the words.

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