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Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 11:30 am | Updated: 5:39 pm, Thu Apr 4, 2013.

When a state Department of Game and Fish warden stopped a man from digging beneath a descanso along the upper Pecos River at the Terrero Campground last month, the digger said he was trying to find a treasure hidden by Santa Fe artifact collector Forrest Fenn.

Department spokesman Dan Williams said on March 21, the man used hand tools to dig 18 inches under about half of a 12-inch by 12-inch concrete base supporting an iron cross at the entrance to State Game Commission property just across the river from the Terrero store.

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14 comments:

  • cchacon1980 posted at 5:21 pm on Fri, Apr 26, 2013.

    cchacon1980 Posts: 1

    I think we may be on to the same thing, thats my problem how the hell am i going to get there?

     
  • Gregg Bashor posted at 10:25 am on Sun, Apr 14, 2013.

    Brown Posts: 1

    Any good deed has it's flaws,
    this you will surely see.
    As people of greed break the laws,
    and y'all find fault with me.

    If you learn to think,
    it'll be my pleasure,
    to watch Forrest wink,
    as you find his treasure.

    For I have found it's secret place,
    and I give no further hints.
    I have a smile on my face,
    and enjoy poems ever since.

    So thank you Mr. Fenn,
    it's been my sincere pleasure,
    to read the stories you pen
    about all kinds of treasure.

    And to those who only see trouble,
    I will tell you this little secret taboo.
    Charitable acts like his double
    when they move me and you.

    [wink]To those who know me, I am my fathers son.

     
  • Pat Shackleford posted at 12:41 am on Tue, Apr 9, 2013.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 410

    Maybe this guy was just trying to steal the "iron cross" and used the "treasure hunt' claim as an excuse when he was stopped by the lawman. Pecos is east of Santa Fe, not north. So he should definitely get charged double.

     
  • Larry Staeden posted at 12:19 pm on Mon, Apr 8, 2013.

    Larry Staeden Posts: 4

    Perhaps Ole Forrest Fenn should stop this venture before more people get
    injured of killed. I would think he may even be able to be held responsible
    for those that do get injured or loose their life looking for his hidden treasure.

    Does anyone know how many people have been injured or killed searching
    for the Lost Dutchman's Gold?

     
  • sfobserver posted at 7:27 am on Mon, Apr 8, 2013.

    sfobserver Posts: 63

    Are you Forrest Fenn in disguise? The man has been an egotistical self promoter his entire life. He even brags about buying the last unfinished Fechin from Fechin's widow who needed money and then immediately turning around and selling it for beaucoup bucks. Or how about his destruction of a pueblo site for his guests entertainment? Or his pressure on the museum to have spear points as fine art so he could make more money from his "collecting"

     
  • Jason Vincent posted at 1:46 am on Sun, Apr 7, 2013.

    Jasonn Posts: 1

    The treasure story sounds like shameless self promotion of Mr. Fenn's book to me. [wink]

     
  • Soream posted at 10:29 am on Fri, Apr 5, 2013.

    Soream Posts: 1

    Hello , (sorry for my bad English) . Im posting from Germany. On every Tv Channel there is the story from Mr Fenn an his hidden treasure. I will use Remote Viei´wing to locate the treasure. Not vandalizing the public park...[smile]

     
  • MEP posted at 9:27 am on Fri, Apr 5, 2013.

    MEP Posts: 4

    Fenn should be fined for dumping/littering on public lands and made to go clean up his mess he started... If he were as honorable as they claim he is; he would clean up the mess, then donate the money to local charity. The kind of "Gold Rush" he has started in our backyards, is not wanted here actually.

     
  • tyvanb posted at 8:32 am on Fri, Apr 5, 2013.

    tyvanb Posts: 1

    I may be your opinion, observer, but its wrong. Forrest has made it clear that it is not buried, so no digging is required. Further, if someone behaves in an illegal or unsafe manner, it is their responsibility not Forrest's. Neither he nor anyone else has cause to feel responsible if people CHOOSE to act foolishly. Particularly when you consider that a 79-year old cancer patient hid it, therefore no significant danger actually exists to those capable and willing to use common sense.

     
  • Blaine Bosserman posted at 8:11 pm on Thu, Apr 4, 2013.

    INQUISITION NEWS Posts: 3

    I know exactly where it is! Just need a way to get there to get it! Anyone willing to help? I will split it with you!

     
  • Keith Parsels posted at 2:00 pm on Thu, Apr 4, 2013.

    Crusader2010 Posts: 1

    It will probably be found by someone not looking for it. Which I think would be funny.

     
  • MudLogger posted at 9:51 am on Thu, Apr 4, 2013.

    MudLogger Posts: 1

    Most people with metal detectors are careful when they dig and place any dirt/sod back over the hole when done.

     
  • Rachel Cogent posted at 9:34 am on Thu, Apr 4, 2013.

    Gnarlodious Posts: 22

    It bugs me when I see treasure hunters in public parks with metal detectors vandalizing the grass.

     
  • sfobserver posted at 8:16 am on Thu, Apr 4, 2013.

    sfobserver Posts: 63

    IMHO Forrest Fenn is an egotistical womanizing RAH who is stirring up trouble so that more copies of his book can be sold. Did he put the alleged treasure on private land so it could be legally dug up (a concept that Fenn does not seem to really care about) or will more people get cited in their rush for treasure? Will Fenn feel responsible if someone dies on what I believe to be a spurious treasure hunt he concocted?

     
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