Does Buried Treasure Still Exist? Yes!

By | July 27, 2018

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We’ve all seen treasure maps, especially in movies like City Slickers starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance, where they find an old crinkled yellowed map supposedly showing them where treasure lay buried. Real buried treasure still does exist to this day, but before you go clambering for your compasses, shovels and suitcases, make sure you are indeed seeking real buried treasures and not falling into a false sense of reality. According to reports, there's still a lot of buried treasure out there to be found. In fact, there’s a fantasy author’s hidden treasure that has yet to be found and this hunt has been going on for 35 years.

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Forrest Fenn

Modern Day Gold Hunting

There’s also a story about finding Fenn’s buried treasure to geocaching, a form of modern-day gold hunting. Geocaching has become a new popular way to add adventure and excitement. In geocaching, there’s an app that people are using to find these gold treasures. People are putting trinkets in small boxes and hiding them in places all over the world. It’s a great day-type adventure to do with other couples or a scavenger hunt idea for a party. Since there are so many, check out the app and see if there is one or a few near you.

One story of treasure is thought to contain $2,000,000.00, that’s right two million dollars, by an 80-year-old man, Forrest Fenn. Fenn, who was considered to be rather odd with an aura of mystery surrounding him had moved to a small town in Santé Fe, New Mexico in the early part of the 1970s. He was a veteran of the armed forces and his education didn’t go beyond high school graduation. Nevertheless, he was a true treasure hunter, a real-life Indiana Jones as some call him and over the years, had collected so many different and rare artifacts, that even Steven Spielberg and Gerald Ford visited his gallery that was now worth more than six million dollars.