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The Treasure Hunt Is Over. Long Live the Treasure Hunt

'Popular Mechanics' looks at the never-ending Forrest Fenn hunt

(Newser) - The thing about treasure hunts is that they end when the treasure is found. Or at least they're supposed to. But in the case of the famous Forrest Fenn treasure , that hasn't quite happened. As Svati Kirsten Narula explains in a deep dive at Popular Mechanics , many obsessed...

Forrest Fenn's Treasure Is Being Sold Piece by Piece

Much of the haul, sold by finder Jack Stuef to a group of buyers, is now on the auction block

(Newser) - If you searched in vain for Forrest Fenn's treasure, you can still get your hands on a piece of it. The mass of gold Jack Stuef discovered somewhere in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming in June 2020, more than a decade after Fenn revealed a trail of clues to...

Yellowstone Ranger: I've Seen Forrest Fenn's Treasure Spot
Yellowstone Ranger: I've Seen
Forrest Fenn's Treasure Spot
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Yellowstone Ranger: I've Seen Forrest Fenn's Treasure Spot

Exact location could be revealed through lawsuit proceedings

(Newser) - At least two living people know where the late Forrest Fenn hid his treasure: the man who found it and the chief ranger of Yellowstone National Park. Ranger Sarah Davis has admitted that Fenn and Jack Stuef , the 30-something medical student who found Fenn's treasure in the summer of...

Fenn Treasure Hunter Must Pay for His Rescue

Appeals court pans Mark Lantis' ill-advised 2018 hunt in Yellowstone

(Newser) - A man who went in search of Forrest Fenn's famous treasure not only failed to find it but will now have to pay nearly $3,000—the cost of his airlift out of Yellowstone National Park. Wyoming's Mark Lantis—one of thousands enthralled by Fenn's hidden chest,...

Man Searching for Forrest Fenn's Treasure Got Prison Instead

Rodrick Dow Craythorn sentenced to 6 months behind bars, and more

(Newser) - The man who spent eight months trying to find Forrest Fenn's famous treasure, causing damage to federal property in the process, will now spend six months behind bars. That, plus six months of home confinement, $31,566 in restitution, and two years of supervised release, is the sentence Rodrick...

Man's 'Quest for Discovery' in National Park Isn't Ending Well

Rodrick Dow Craythorn pleads guilty to digging up Yellowstone cemetery for Forrest Fenn prize

(Newser) - A man accused of digging up a Yellowstone National Park cemetery in his search for a famous buried treasure has admitted to his crimes. The New York Times reports that, nearly four months after he was indicted by a federal grand jury, 52-year-old Rodrick Dow Craythorn of Utah entered a...

Finder of Famed Treasure Is Revealed
Finder of Famed
Treasure Is Revealed

Finder of Famed Treasure Is Revealed

Jack Stuef, 32, comes forward about finding Forrest Fenn's loot

(Newser) - The identity of the man who ended one of the most famous treasure hunts in history in June has finally been revealed. Jack Stuef, 32, has come forward as the person who found Forrest Fenn's buried loot in an interview with Outside Online . Fenn himself died in September, but...

3 Months After Someone Found His Treasure, Forrest Fenn Dies

New Mexico art dealer dead at 90

(Newser) - An estimated 350,000 people searched for the treasure hidden in 2010 by Forrest Fenn, with at least five dying in the attempt . Three months after Fenn announced someone had finally found the $2 million cache of gold, jewels, artifacts, and other valuables, the New Mexico art dealer is dead....

Eccentric's Treasure Chest Is Finally Found

Forrest Fenn said it contained over $1M in gold and other goodies

(Newser) - A bronze chest filled with gold, jewels, and other valuables worth more than $1 million and hidden a decade ago somewhere in the Rocky Mountain wilderness has been found, according to a famed art and antiquities collector who created the treasure hunt . Forrest Fenn, 89, told the Santa Fe New ...

Someone Has Come Very Close to His Buried Treasure
Someone Has Come Very
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Someone Has Come Very Close to His Buried Treasure

The hunt for Forrest Fenn's buried chest goes on in the American West

(Newser) - A real-life treasure hunt continues to unfold in the American West, and Money checks in on how things are going in the sometimes deadly search for Forrest Fenn's loot. The takeaway: The buried chest with an estimated $5 million in gold, jewels, and other riches remains undiscovered, though Fenn...

4th Person Dies Seeking Elusive Treasure

Treasure hunter fell to his death in Yellowstone

(Newser) - A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western US, according to a report by park authorities. Billings, Montana,...

His Son Died Looking for Treasure. Now He Wants 'Eric's Law'

Eric Ashby's body was pulled from Arkansas River in July

(Newser) - He went in search of gold and jewels and, like others that came before him, died in pursuit. Authorities have confirmed 31-year-old Coloradan Eric Ashby is at least the third person to die in search of Forrest Fenn's $2 million treasure , which the art collector claims is hidden somewhere...

After Death, Fenn Might Call Off Treasure Hunt

State's top cop wants him to 'stop this nonsense'

(Newser) - Forrest Fenn should retrieve the treasure he stashed in the wilderness before anybody else dies looking for it, New Mexico's top cop says. "I would implore that he stop this nonsense," New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said after searchers found a body believed to be...

Pastor Goes Missing in Search for Treasure Chest

While fellow treasure-hunters seek to help police in their search for Paris Wallace

(Newser) - The search for a Colorado pastor continues in northern New Mexico four days after Paris Wallace was reported missing while hunting for the elusive Forrest Fenn treasure . The Daily Sentinel reports tips from fellow treasure hunters, including Wallace's friend Wendell Smith, helped police locate the Chevrolet Tahoe Wallace was...

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