By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Author Forrest Fenn confirmed this week that his treasure chest filled with $1 million worth of valuables was found in Wyoming.
In a blog post, Fenn wrote that many of the people who searched for his treasure were curious where the lucky hunter found it, but he wanted to keep the person’s identity and the location secret.
However, Fenn said that the treasure discoverer “understands how important some closure is for many searchers, so…he agreed that we should reveal that the treasure was found in Wyoming.”
“Until he found the treasure, the treasure had not moved in the 10 years since I left it there on the ground, and walked away,” Fenn wrote in the blog post. “Perhaps today’s announcement will bring some closure to those whose solves were in New Mexico, Colorado, or Montana.”
Fenn left clues for a treasure chest filled with $1 million worth of gold and jewels that he hid somewhere in the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana in his 2010 book, “The Thrill of the Chase.”
The treasure was found in early June after more than 10 years of being hidden. A previous report only said that the treasure finder was an anonymous man from “back East” who sent Fenn a picture of the chest to prove he actually found it.
A poem in Fenn’s book included nine clues on where to find the treasure. Fenn previously stated that he’d hidden a 12th-century bronze chest that weighed 20 pounds by itself and was filled with 22 pounds of gold coins, gold nuggets and other valuables.
At least four people died in search of Fenn’s treasure over the years.
“To all of those who did not find the treasure, we hope that you got some enjoyment from the chase,” Fenn closed the post saying.