Dal posted many of his solves on his site and discussed the West Yellowstone area in great depth as it was his general search area for dozens of BOTG. In 2019 he posted a detailed explanation as to why it was too simple a solution. Hmmmm...if I was living in NM and writing a treasure hunt book/poem for a small little bookstore that only a few people in Santa Fe might ever read...I don’t think a hidden special spot in MT would be so easy. Given the chase took 10 years to solve...I think MANY, MANY searchers walked right past the TC...IMO within 15 feet or so. I will be shocked if that is not the case. Again IMO.
Post by Indy/phantom on Jul 24, 2020 23:05:26 GMT -5
The being wise part is at the end of your life. If you have been wise you will have found the blaze (The Number 7) 7 is a highly spiritual number, Inner wisdom. 7 is the number of completeness, tired and weak-- Day of rest, Seven stars , In numerology, the number 7 is the number of contemplation and of being alone. often those on a 7 life path will spend a good part of their lives on their own. Forrest always talks about being alone, and has said I am not a religious person but I am the most spiritual person I know. I know where a number 7 is at, it is in Yellowstone park, a hole shaped like a seven and is 3 feet deep. (The hole looks like a big 7). I believe the chest was taken from the park last summer. On Oct. 25, 2019 Dal, Emailing Forrest? Please be considerate, don't send Forrest all your solves or meaning less emails. If you have the chest in your possession, Forrest certainly wants to know that. Forrest looks forward to that info. Forrest reads all his email he doesn't want to miss something important. He knew someone was close. He also dumped all the rest of his scrapbooks starting about Sept. 15, 2019 to about Dec.12 2019 Big surprise coming in 2020. Come on folks! He knew it was going to end.
Zap, do you think WWWH could’ve been Manhattan or Central Park (as Sloane halted there on the steps of the Plaza)? With canyon down being Gallatin Canyon. TC East of 191, just over the WY boundary line, near the end? So many hints to Gallatin. NF, lake maybe... and the blaze around Snowflake Springs, only E... petrified stump, perhaps?
I could be wrong but here's part if his Moby Dickens interview..
"I looked up the meaning of words. You know, we really don’t know what some of our words mean"-f
Someone asked him one time if they didn't speak Spanish if they'd need a Spanish to English dictionary to solve the poem and Fenn told them they wouldnt need to look up a single word.
You have to have knowledge of the dictionary just to decipher anything.
For instance, "The end is ever DRAWING NIGH". 'Getting closer' or 'Turning left'?
Some people know that phrase can mean two things and don't need a dictionary, someone else might need to look it up.
I believe Fenn's Moby Dickens quote is saying the word meanings have everything to do with the solve.
Hoosierdaddy, i agree, i think word meanings and synonyms have got a great deal to do with the solve. The word ‘Just’ for example has over a hundred different meanings.
---- Exactly. I think this is why he said he felt like an architect with the poem. His looking up word meanings comment makes me believe the poem is just a word puzzle matching up to a location if you apply the correct meanings to the correct words. No anagrams, codes, mythology etc.
I also believe this is how Fenn possibly has misdirected people over the years. For instance, he said he made two trips from his car to hide the treasure. Someone once asked him if those trips were made on the same day/date.
He never said 'yes', when that would've been the simplest answer. He came back with the response that his two trips from his car were made in one 'afternoon'.
Merriam-Webster defines 'afternoon':a relatively late period (as of time or life).
If his method has been using carefully chosen words with multiple meanings, everyone just assumed that 'afternoon' meant the more common meaning. This would limit the distance he could've walked vs. the two trips from his car being on two different days..done in the afternoon of life.