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    Default "In Search of the Golden Owl" (Older Hunt for French Speakers)

    This one has been going on for quite some time, in France, and I only post it for 2 reasons:

    The size of the prize.
    The puzzles look well put together for people who might like games like "The Secret".

    Sur La Trace De La CHOUETTE D'OR

    Happy hunting.
    Where’s my pencil? No! The one with the eraser ...

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    La chouette d'or - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I never tried to solve this one myself, because my French is too weak, and it probably relies on parallel meanings or things only a native of France would pick up on. I remember researching this, back when Max Valentin launched a treasure contest with a virtual reality interface -- anyone remember TH2001?

    Historique des chasses - Max Valentin
    I wouldn't think the data on that page will be updated, since the man is deceased.

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    I thought it was a dead hunt too, until I saw there is still a dedicated following with an annual meet-up. If you are interested, I can share some of my newbie thoughts, as there are over 16,000 posts to wade through on the French board.

    And, of course, being somewhat of a snob, I must say I like the artwork for each riddle.
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    Default The Hunt for the Golden Owl

    the Josh Gates show "Expedition Unknown" has an episode (airing tonight*) on the subject of this hunt.

    "The Hunt for the Golden Owl" --
    "...A book of riddles gives cryptic clues to where the Owl statuette, worth half-a-million dollars, is hidden. Josh joins treasure hunters using new leads to chase the fortune."
    http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/expedition-unknown/

    *The episode first airs on the Discovery channel (in America) on May 29th in primetime, and should be available for streaming. The Travel Channel may also add it as a reair at a later date.

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