Stanza 1 Apr 13, 2017 22:38:52 GMT -5
Post by mthead on Apr 13, 2017 22:38:52 GMT -5
Apr 2, 2017 10:25:54 GMT -5 @wymustigo said:IMO, the only history we should require is: The Thrill of the Chase book (which contains the poem).
If it cannot be solved with just that book (and a map at some point), then Forrest has lied about pretty much everything.
Why do I think this? Because it is exactly how he told us to solve the poem! He said (paraphrasing) "Read the poem, then read the book at a normal pace. Go back and read the poem slowly looking for clues, then go back and read the book over and over this time looking for hints that will help with the clues. Hints help with the clues, the clues bring you closer to the chest."
At no point did he ever say fire up Google/Bing and spend 10,000 hours researching American History, Archaeology, Physics, Anagrams, Ciphers, Poetry, Grammar, Spanish/French translations, Photo Forensics, Math, Theology, Aeronautics, Weather Patters, Fishing Guides, etc.
I have been guilty of doing all the above at some point or another, I enjoyed it, but I discovered that none of it will help finding the chest because I went back to basics. I still mess around on occasion with things like: mysteriouswritings.proboards.com/thread/248/messing-poem-fun-cracking , but my primary solve does not use anything except the book + poem + GE.
I have come to the conclusion that places like WWWH _MUST_ be something that the avaerage Joe can learn by just reading pamphlets/guides while at a National Park, BLM Forest, Landmark, etc. I do not think its in YNP, but Old Faithful is something pretty much everyone knows. The breathing stream over in SW Wyoming, probably not.
In any case, according to the ONLY man alive who knows where the chest is, all we need are: TTOTC, the poem, and a map/ge. Knowledge of Geography will help but is NOT required. I think its wise to listen to Forrest over any anonymous person on the internet.
I continue to disagree with this position because it's easy to beat...what happens if one or both of the hints in TTOTC are historical in nature? F never said that's not possible. For example, F clearly states in TTOTC that if Robert Redford ever wrote a book....Many of searchers have figured out that Robert Redford did write a book. Not too hard to find that. That could be an example of a hint that has history encased in it since it was written around 1976. F even got called out about it in a question from a searcher and his reply was that it was just an experiment and it obviously went over the head of the questionnaire...sounds exactly like what a hint could be.