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    Default This is TERRIBLE! Don't let this happen to you! PLEASE READ!

    First of all my chat name is "katiebug2." My husband is the one that hunt880au was talking about.

    I cannot explain what I am feeling right now. I am just SICK!!! I am shaking all over, my stomach is in knots and I think I am going to throw up.

    My husband and I collaborated with hunt880au on the bee puzzle. We worked out the exact location, which as you all know by now was in Santa Rosa, NM. It was decided that my husband would be the one that would go look since I had to stay home with my daughter and hunt880au was unable to go himself.

    We booked the flight at 8:00am on Friday morning. My husband drove to the airport and hopped on the plane, which left at 10:30am. He arrived in Amarillo around 4:30pm. Got his rental car and drove two and a half hours to Santa Rosa, arriving at 7:00pm. He went straight to the overlook and began his search. After about an hour of searching at the overlook he noticed an "Overlook Path" behind him. By this time it was raining, but he continued to look anyway. He started to walk down the path when it started POURING, there was lightning flashing all around him. He went back to the car to check his map, he got out of the car to go back and look and left the car running. The car then locked him out. He tried to flag someone down to help him but no one would stop. Finally a State Trooper stopped to help him. While waiting for the tow truck to come my husband told the ranger a little about the book and what he was doing, never thinking that would come back to be a HUGE mistake. After the ranger left he walked back down the trail and found where he though the token should be, but there was nothing. The tow truck came, unlocked his car. He still continued to look, back at the path. It was pitch black, it was still storming like crazy, he fell into a cactus, his cell phone wouldn't work. . .so he decided to go home(around 12:30am).

    He drove the two and a half hours back to Amarillo. Got there about 3:00am, slept at the Motel 6. Woke up at 6am to catch his flight back home and finally got home around 2:00pm.

    Then, the HORRIBLE news came...

    hunt880au called us to inform us that "some" state trooper's wife(hmmm...I wonder who that state trooper could be???) had gone back with a metal detector and found the token, not knowing ANYTHING about the book, jewels, code or anything.

    I must emphasize here that I am not upset about the token(I mean, of course we would have LOVED to have found it). What I am mostly upset about is the fact that someone, totally undeserving, got the token that we(with the help of hunt) had worked so hard for. We spent a lot of, time, money, and energy on finding it.

    We understand that it was my husbands mistake for saying anything about it at all. That was actually the last thing I said to him before he left, was that he should not tell a soul what he was up to. But in that moment of desperation, cold, wet, tired, and locked out of his car in the middle of the desert in the pitch black, during a thunderstorm, that he told someone he thought he could trust (an officer of the law, no less) what he was up to.

    I just HOPE, with all my might, that the woman that found it does not find the solution to the puzzle and does not qualify to receive the token. We wouldn't have been as upset if the person that found it would have been a fellow "Trover." It just defeats the purpose of the entire book.

    When my husband called my to tell me that he couldn't find it and was going home, I told him that it did not matter that he couldn't find it because at least he got to have the experience. And that when our daughter was older he would be able to tell her the story of how Daddy went on a real treasure hunt to find her a real treasure. And we were comforted by this.

    So please hear me when I tell you this is not about greed, but about preserving the sanctity of this book and this experience. I write this to you all to inform you of what happened to us, and hopefully preventing it from happening to you. So when you go out to find your treasure, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, tell a single living soul what you are doing, no matter WHO it is, Cop or not.

    Thank you for listening to our story.

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    I am so sorry that there are such rotten
    people out there. I would be sick too. That
    lady will have MS to deal with. She will not be
    able to fool him. He spent alot of time on this
    and he will see right through her. He reads
    these forums and he will know. Personally, I
    don't think that thirty days will be enough for her
    to pound out a solution. She knows nothing about
    all the months of work that went into your solution.
    As it has been said: What comes around goes around.
    She won't go far. Peace be with your mind in the
    following days. I will be praying for you.

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    we just hope that she doen't get the solution from what people are posting online.

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    I am so sorry about this happening to your family. I am a single Mom with two children in Arkansas and I know if this happened to me, I would be just as sick as you feel. I love the way you are going to tell your daughter, though. That is the sweetest thing. Good Luck on other tokens. There are still quite a few. I am working on the pages that don't get much attention right now trying to come up with something.
    The dreams of youth are the regrets of maturity--Legend.

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    I'm sorry about your experience too. But I really believe that everything happens for a reason. Maybe that cop thought your husband was done searching, maybe he even tried to find your husband after he and his wife found it. Maybe they need the money more than you?
    It's nice to have money but realize that your health and your family are the real treasures in life.
    Good luck with whatever happens and with the rest of the search.
    Maybe the trooper will find you.
    Patrick F.

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    When I heard about this I just wanted to cry. I am a very firm beliver that those who get the tokens should be those who earned it as MS said by using skill and intellect. I too sent out a husband who is on his way home empty handed. I really feel for you, and am so sorry.

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    I am very sorry to hear this. this does not seem fair.

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    I am so sorry this is happening to you and your family! I don't think she will be able to "redeem" the token because of what previous poster has already said (MS reads these forums, etc....). Also, if she goes home and orders the book AFTER finding the token, there will be record of when she bought the book, so....that is further proof. I am a believer in karma...or what goes around comes around...so I think that bad karma will catch up with that lady and her husband.
    Lisa....

    Trying, yet again.....

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    thank you all for being so sympathetic. You are all too kind. But I really was not posting my story to gain sympathy, even though that's nice. I just want you all to learn from our mistake.

    I must pass on a message from my husband. He says that he is SO SORRY for telling the cop about the hunt. I hope this does not detour anyone from the book. We are consoled by the fact that we solved the puzzle correctly and were in the right place. As I said in my story, we were just glad that we got to have this experience. I know some have questioned our intentions for writting our story, but despite what people think, we are not just trying to get the token, or many or anything.

    I hope that all this fuss over the bee does not keep any of you from treasure hunting. Let's just continue to have fun. I am glad that we had enough guts to put my husband on that plane and take a chance. We will never regret that, and after all the fuss has died down, and the fog has lifted, we will look back with found memories of our real life treasure hunt, something we never thought in a million years we would be doing.

    So keep your spirits up and keep on hunting!!!

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    Way to go Katiebug....I applaud you!

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