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Why does Forrest ........?
09-09-2014, 05:17 PM,
#11
Why does Forrest ........?
This doesn't make Dal a bad guy though. I think he does a terrific job at running his forum. I'm glad he's there to be the middle man. Without these other people, we may not have had all the information we have and the stories -- beneficial or not. Like I said, I've still learned something. :-)

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09-09-2014, 05:55 PM,
#12
Why does Forrest ........?
Trying to start something with you? Nah. :-)



I said that most people were lured in by the treasure and whether you fit into that category or not it's on you. If not, then you my dear are a anomaly. :-) It doesn't have to be a bad thing. He got what he wanted and people get what they want whether they realize it or not. They just may not know it right away. Hell, some may not ever understand the THRILL OF THE CHASE.



I used play a lot of tennis myself and in tournaments in the past. Traveling, meeting new people, playing with friends, always spending money on new equipment. It didn't matter. I usually carried around at least 3-5 Prince rackets with different tensions from 65-70lbs. Had a guy that was great at re-stringing them. It was always harder to play at higher altitudes though with those heavier balls. So, was playing the only gratification? Or was winning too? Not that that was all it was about. I had lots of fun just volleying most of the time. It was good. Trophy - Chest - Wanting to just solve the puzzle?? You did say you would keep the chest, right? ........just keep it? :-) Cool.



Tennis vs THIS? Hey, what ever floats your boat. :-) One will say and do whatever they need to justify their actions. Who's right or wrong? -- It doesn't matter. It only matters how it affects you and how you perceive it. All of this is only a conversation.........



Good luck.


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09-10-2014, 05:38 AM,
#13
Why does Forrest ........?
When playing tennis at high altitudes, it's good to open tennis balls one day before. If not they will bounce to high heaven.

I prefer Wilson to Prince...At this age i no longer have the need for self justification, or anyone to answer to, so i do whatever i want. LOL

Yes, just keep it, but hide the bracelet to taunt Fenn. In a valley south of Santa Fe LOL
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09-10-2014, 06:19 AM,
#14
Why does Forrest ........?


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<b>Quote from boomergirl on September 10, 2014, 6:38 am</b>

When playing tennis at high altitudes, it's good to open tennis balls one day before. If not they will bounce to high heaven.

I prefer Wilson to Prince...At this age i no longer have the need for self justification, or anyone to answer to, so i do whatever i want. LOL

Yes, just keep it, but hide the bracelet to taunt Fenn. In a valley south of Santa Fe LOL
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If you visit the Lounge next time there is a tennis court like 200 yards west and I would like to take you on. Maybe PW can find another for a foursome. Interesting discovery. I am not that good but can volley at least.
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09-10-2014, 08:05 AM,
#15
Why does Forrest ........?
Sorry, wrong thread.....

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09-10-2014, 10:55 PM,
#16
Why does Forrest ........?
Stephanie, if they were told only to search in one town and it still hasn't been found wouldn't that be an indication to them to stop thinking they were getting help? I don't know, just seems like sense to me.
Shhh they aren't listening.
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09-11-2014, 10:12 PM,
#17
Why does Forrest ........?
crazyfamily - No ... please, NO! No more leveling! What about the searchers who did NOT have dams as a part of their solves? They got nothing to help them. Also even if searchers have gone looking a hundred times, they are NOT entitled to more info than others who have been out just a few times.



Stephanie - I wish you would speak with more definite info than you do. Who told you what? It isn't clear - to me. Are you saying, once again, that FF told YOU to search in a certain town? Circumstances would determine whether or not it was wrong to tell you that. For example - if you were searching in ABC town & FF said you should drive a few miles to XYZ town because great art museums are there, where's the rub? I don't know what it is you are asking. On the other hand, if FF told you to go directly to XYZ town because that's the location of the treasure, then I have been cheated along with every other searcher out there. I'm not sure just who the person is that you're accusing. Are you accusing FF of giving his info as help or of giving someone else's info to another searcher?



I'm really getting ticked off here, but I don't know at whom it should be directed. For searchers who live close to their search area, the combination of deception & favoritism may not be a big deal. But to someone like me, who lives almost 4000 miles round-trip from mine, let me assure you, Stephanie, it is a very BIG issue. I need to know what's going on. If you want us searchers on board with you, tell us firmly & honestly what's happening. We are all waiting - ready & willing to listen - right here on your blog.
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09-19-2014, 11:06 AM,
#18
Why does Forrest ........?
Do you think Forrest Fenn trusts Dal because Dal worked with Fenn's nephew?

It's like the ole name drop to get someone to trust you faster. I know

so and so and you like so and so, so now you like me slightly more than other strangers. Even though Dal started

out the relationship with lies.



Name recognition goes a long way in small towns. It creates a feeling of trust

because you aren't just any stranger. You're a stranger that knows someone the

other person knows.



If Dal knew that Forrest was his nephews uncle. It makes me wonder if the nephew

doesn't like Dal for some reason. Maybe the nephew originally sent Dal to FF?
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09-19-2014, 11:44 PM,
#19
Why does Forrest ........?
Forrest did mention a bailout just in case he changes his mind. How can people commit to spending

a lot of time and money on a treasure that might not be there because someone might change his mind.



It would be different if he did die and the treasure was thought to be out there someplace. No additional

clues and no games. Just a treasure hunt including one poem.



Is this whole thing really about book sales, recognition and going down in history? Imagine writing several

books without gaining much attention and then coming up with the treasure idea. Really a smart idea. Now

he has tons of attention and books are selling.



The discrepancies drive me crazy. Like when the one news station said he had cancer something like a couple (3 I think) years ago. In reality, wasn't (I can't remember) something like 20+ years ago. Anyway, it was more than 3.



I go through a process when doing pretty much anything. I drive car sales people crazy. I first gather information and then

I never ever rush into anything. Little discrepancies create a lack of credibility for me. I always come up with questions. Then try to find the answers.



But he does seem to say the same basic things at signings. Often using stories from the books. In a way it's almost like there are people behind the scenes and he is a actor. Saying the same things over and over. Maybe just trying to

avoid giving additional info?



One thing that worries me is that he was willing to do negative things throughout his life. Mostly

for revenge. Urinating in someone's gas tank and flattening tires. Then he basically strikes up a partnership

with someone that lied to him. Maybe he is willing to go out and take the treasure back but keeps enjoying the attention and book sales? Nobody would ever know. At this point, I don't know what to think. I guess I need to gather

more information to see if it's worth pursuing.







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10-25-2014, 09:14 PM,
#20
Why does Forrest ........?
I'm not going to hold anything against Forrest for something that he did 60 years ago when he was a kid as most of us have some skeletons in the closet from our younger, more anxiety filled years.



As for trusting Dal, I think everyone needs to stop the paranoia and give Forrest a little more credit than you do. Dal gets nothing special and whether he reads a post first is meaningless.



In the end the finder will have had the complete poem solution or went home empty handed. It won't be found by accident.
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