Thread: On the hunt for a \$2 million treasure

1. Also, the poem gives us just one non-generic clue: Brown. I think that narrows things down somewhat, but which Brown makes the most sense?

One assumption I've ran with is Brown is a mountain, but W.L.Brown didnt live there. He just hiked it with his pals and so it was given his name. Brown's home is actually in Illinois about 300 miles west of Toledo, Ohio, which I kinda like for obvious reasons. The next assumption is that "put in below" has something to do with a boat abstraction and ff uses the word 'below' to mean "south of". The street one block south of Brown's home on Dempster street is Hamilton street.

Just as I am writing this I had another thought about "riches new and old". If you think in terms of saving money in a bank, like a CD, then your money as it ages, "riches old", gains periodic interest, "riches new".
In that sense a reference like Hamilton is hard to ignore given he was the first Treasurer.

2. Me again. I also want to mention my skepticism that locating the 1891 Brown home seems way too obscure or peripheral.

3. "If you're brave and in the wood" might translate as "hike to the top of a hill" since tree rings look just like a hill would look on a topo map.

4. Originally Posted by erexere
"If you're brave and in the wood" might translate as "hike to the top of a hill" since tree rings look just like a hill would look on a topo map.
Are you using both meanings, of tree rings being part of the tree, and the literal "in the w OO d" ?

5. I'm thinking theres no actual tree. Circles in circles.

6. Does CE5 really mean 3, 5, and 10^5 (3500000 = \$35,000.00)?

7. .
Got it, you're using the tree rings as an analogy, or figurative speech. I've considered drainage pipes, etc. along those lines.

CE5 = 35 with five 0's... that's the way I see it, too. If Forrest does use this type of thinking, as previously shown, worth "THE COLD" = 33, 34 such that the first number in the sequence is 32 (deg F), freezing, followed by the 35 you mentioned.

And previous shown how "worth THE COLD" is used to pulled capital A "Art" directly form the poem.

8. More and more I feel that the poem tells a story about placement, purposefully setting words and letters in place in order to tell us a number that is the road and miles to the site.

For example, I'm thinking "C and H" would be a sugary sweet way to identify hwy 38...

Or perhaps the absence of the letter X is his way of telling us to travel 24 miles, which is farther than I'd like to walk...

9. Originally Posted by erexere
More and more I feel that the poem tells a story about placement, purposefully setting words and letters in place in order to tell us a number that is the road and miles to the site.

For example, I'm thinking "C and H" would be a sugary sweet way to identify hwy 38...

Or perhaps the absence of the letter X is his way of telling us to travel 24 miles, which is farther than I'd like to walk...
Weekly Words from Forrest Fenn for September 30th, 2016 – Mysterious Writings

Weekly words for September 30th, 2016 are as follows:

*You will like the top two treasures in the chest.f
First, noting on your post #, ending in "38".

Forrest words this week ... the top (first) two treasures in the "CH EST" are "CH".

Cross-polination:

The "Maranatha: Et in Arcadia Ego" puzzle has the highlight words on p. 38, which first two lines are writ, with C and H being in first positions (just thought this was interesting)

C O N T E N T M E N T I
S T H E P H I L O S O P
H E R S S T O N E

Liz, you may like the PI / PIE at the end of each line.

10. I spent a good bit of time wondering if "secret where" had to do with being under a sugarloaf hat.