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A number of searchers...
12-10-2017, 07:41 PM,
#31
RE: A number of searchers...
Hello all. I'm a searcher myself and I love the chase. In the big picture this gives a lot of people something to do. IMO, that's not all bad! It's actually amazing, the scope of it. That being said, I'm taking the gloves off and I'm playing the hypocrite.

Lets discuss this. Originally I took this to be a enormous clue. I even developed a reckon based on these facts. (I was certainly convinced) The statement has come from a man who refuses to give out hints or clues relating to the "hunt", yet he reveals this information to the world.

youtube.com/c/agypsyskiss. How do you know searchers have been 200' of the treasure?
youtube-ForrestFenn at the collected works bookstore in Santa Fe 10/23/13 32:45

Someone please explain to me the point or helpfulness of coming out and saying searchers have been within 200 feet. I use to believe this was a helpful clue, but now it is an uppercut. Jab in the eye with a sharp stick. Unless Forrest tells us who when and where, this is nonsense/BS.

If I'm a searcher that has emailed Forrest my search pattern, then I have the right to believe he is talking about me...I'm , I'm , Im confused here. In the past he goes out of his way not to give out hints, but "searchers have been within 200' and a lot of people have been within 500'. That's an enormous clue if you know for certain the first two clues? Or lets say the HOB. Let's say none of them. One could spend the time on GE and find maybe a dozen? or so places that fit this criteria. No?

Point being this could possibly rush a searcher into hurrying themselves into the woods again to find chest.
Spend more money, get lost, possible die?.

Somebody tell me what this information is good for? What good? Tell me. I'm waiting. Let me help, It's good for nothing. Period! If I'm wrong, explain. I'll concede.

All that being said, I can't wait for Spring to go look again. I want that chest.
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12-11-2017, 12:07 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-11-2017, 12:08 AM by Becky from WV.)
#32
RE: A number of searchers...
@ser - You are absolutely correct. That 200 ft info is pretty much useless unless we know who FF means. I think that so many searchers ask, "Is anyone close?" that FF has to answer something positive. One minute he says that searchers email him with their locations & that's how he knows. Then the next time someone asks, he says that he can't really be sure how close.

I don't know that searchers rush to their search areas though, ser ... assuming FF is speaking about them. That would be total stupidity. I've learned to give very little credence to the statements FF makes when answering searchers questions. So many of his answers have proven to be contradictory.
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01-08-2018, 08:51 PM,
#33
RE: A number of searchers...
(04-05-2014, 08:33 PM)jcm Wrote: In a recent article at go-star.com (posted on Dal's media coverage page) ff has stated that 'a number of searchers have been within several hundred feet of the treasure', a change in how he has phrased it previously. So do you think that more searchers are getting close and landing in the correct area or is ff just mixing up how he is referencing those who have been close to the chest? And he also changed within 500 ft to several hundred ft, so do you think he might be inferring that some are figuring out more than the first 2 clues? Perhaps this statement is meaningless, but to me, subtle changes such as these by ff are like a barometer measuring general progression toward the solving of the poem and finding the treasure.

This thread is an interesting archive.

I do believe the last two times Forrest talked about people being close, he said that nobody has told him the correct clues in the correct order. It has been a while since he mentioned the 200' closeness.
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01-09-2018, 10:37 AM,
#34
RE: A number of searchers...
I've been within 10 feet, not my problem that ya'll don't believe me! I found his blaze and from there you follow the map on the cover of Once Upon A While to the star (rock) covering the treasure. Three jars of Cloves in Peg's spice drawer is a hint to the Clovis Tombs in the area. Mammoth Tusk is hint of the Mammoth Temples I found. Bigger than finding it will be proving ya'll fools once and for all for having no faith in the only one who really knows his poem and the correct solution. I've taken over 12,000 pictures of the area and basically found North America's Macho Piccho which Forrest had found from his airplane while looking for possible Indian relics and artifacts.


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01-16-2018, 03:44 PM,
#35
RE: A number of searchers...
I think that if you truly solve it, you'll know within 10.7639 square feet where it is. Is that a hint? It is if I'm right.
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01-17-2018, 12:35 AM,
#36
RE: A number of searchers...
An exact coordinate might still be quite challenging to get to in the snow. I’m imagining even if you don’t need a snowmobile that it might take considerably longer to get somewhere with snow on the ground. And if you’ve solved it to that degree why haven’t you already gotten it? Personally I don’t believe someone is going to solve this from home without having gone BOTG multiple times. I think Forrest designed it that way. Wasn’t that what he wanted? For us to get off the couch and go see and experience some of the things he saw growing up? Some of my best memories from my childhood are those from trips where my parents spontaneously took us on long vacations camping whenever my Dad would be laid off. It puts a smile on my face just thinking about some of those trips. My Dad always got his job back by the time we got home too.
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04-07-2018, 06:27 PM,
#37
RE: A number of searchers...
(01-16-2018, 11:02 PM)JP Wrote: I think he has hinted at finding the EXACT coordinate.
Why would he have said several times to bring a GPS? Only to not get lost? Possibly.
And why would he have said you could probably retrieve it in any weather if you know precisely where it is?
How could you possibly find it (even with a metal detector) if you have your search area narrowed down to a few square acres or even a few hundred square feet. You can't possibly go 'right to the spot' with that large of an area as your final destination.
Worse yet, try doing that in the snow.
My money is placed on him wanting us to find the exact coordinate.

A few hundred square feet is all your GPS is good to.
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