Thanks, mdc. Great job - could see the bourbon kicking in as the video progressed, lol.
That was a great intro. The Buffalo Trace was next to the Old “Forrest”er.
BUFFALO TRACE RACE TO A BLUFF
Has anyone found a link between Pete “Bison”ette, Buffalo Trace, and nadatrace?
mdc, in your vlog, you state that Pete said there are something like 15 clues to where it is hidden. Can you provide the video link or interview ?
Now that the anagrams are out .... I had also generated the same anagrams you cover in your video. I was taking them more as where they started, rather than ended, their trip, but am still holding that open.
1:15 - 1:45 (14 or 15 different ways to figure out ...)
He has mentioned it in a couple interviews. I am starting to think New Orleans is intentional misdirection but New Orleans seems to have the most clues pointing toward it so I am not sure.
The other thing is he says "14 or 15 different ways to figure out where the treasure is". I thought after we find the starting city we actually map out the miles they travel in the book and the treasure is in a different city. So I am confused.
In this one he says 15 or 16 different ways the word (of the city) will come up and that is how you know where it is. Then you take the path they did in the book and that will take you within 6 inches of the treasure.
Post by zaphod73491 on Mar 30, 2017 12:36:21 GMT -5
The problem with New Orleans is that it's just TOO obvious. Anyone with anagram experience would spot that two of the main characters had the same letters in their names, which in short order leads to New Orleans. Combine that with the fact that the author said there were deliberate red herrings to trip us up and I'm inclined to surmise that the Big Easy is just too easy.
The issue I have with New Orleans is, as zaphod mentions, it seems pretty obvious. Doesn't discount it - just put a bigger question mark on it.
One of the other, more critical pieces for me, assuming that Pete is being accurate in defining their trip, re things like what the Butterscotch Clipper owner said to Nels ... (paraphrase) "we're going to pick up my son DOWN WHERE YOU'RE FROM". This leads one to believe that, after several days, they were traveling North of the point of origin. That would be pretty tough if they were traveling TO, and not FROM, New Orleans.
Because of information like the anagrams you mention in your vlog2, I tend to think they are FROM New Orleans.
Again, not discounting New Orleans as the final place ... I'd don't have a good feel for Pete's accuracy.
Mike's at it again trying to figure where the treasure is, and he found clues pointing to one city (that I had already mentioned in another post, by the way). So...is it a clue? is it a red herring? is it a metaphor? does it tie into a novel from the 1800s? is it in a poem of one of my favorite poets whose name needs to be unraveled elsewhere in the book? (Did you know we have Poetry Class most Wednesdays at 5:00 at Learning Strategies for our staff? Oh, yes, I mentioned that in one of my TV interviews.) I can't wait to present all of the clues once the treasure is found.
This is an interesting comment, because in one of the reference videos mdc posted, the clues were mentioned as being "blatant".
There is also another angle, where in an interview, Pete mentioned that all the needed clues are in the book, and one WOULD NOT need to do thing like go to a library (does that also mean internet?) to do research (contrasting to his earlier Kip's Armor hunt). Because, I found a possible reference to poet Yeats .. but had to do some research on Yeats. I'm trying to NOT stretch outside the book.