If you are looking to plan your next vacation, you might want to consider taking a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In an attempt to get more people outdoors to enjoy the landscape that the country has to offer, millionaire and art curator Forrest Fenn has hidden a chest full of treasure, including gold pieces, somewhere in New Mexico.
Using clues in his latest memoir, “The Thrill of the Chase,” the author points people towards the location of the hidden items, but not without solving some clues and riddles along the way.
According to the Today Show, who has been working with Fenn to release clues about his buried treasure, the box of gold, gems and jewels was hidden more than three years ago.
It contains millions of dollars in different collectables with the goal of “getting people to fall in love with America’s scenic trails” and passing on the “thrill of the chase,” according to the Today Show report.
Fenn’s book includes nine poems with indications as to where the modern-day pirate booty might be buried. It is also accompanied by what has been called an “unusual” map.
“This book is the remarkable true story of Forrest Fenn’s life and of a hidden treasure, secreted somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe. The book contains clues to the treasure’s location,” according to the book’s description.
The book can only be ordered over the phone, or by showing up to a store in new Mexico, according to Fenn’s website.
Fenn, an art dealer who opened the Fenn Gallery on Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe in the 1970’s, told the Today Show that the 40-pound hidden chest has garnered attention of people all over the world, and he has received nearly 10,000 emails asking about the prize.
A local Santa Fe jeweler told the television news show that he has searched for the buried artifacts more than 20 times, to no avail, however.