A hidden treasure worth Rs.7.5 crores ($1 million) that was kept in a secret location in the Rocky Mountains of North America 10 years ago has finally been found.
New Mexico based treasure hunter, Forrest Fenn who originally hid the treasure 10 years ago for people to find, revealed that his treasure containing gold, jewels and other valuables had finally been found by someone. It was found by a fellow treasure hunter who wishes to stay anonymous.
The anonymous hunter reportedly sent a few photographs of the treasure to Fenn to confirm his discovery. Forrest Fenn hid the treasure 10 years ago in an attempt to leave behind a legacy. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 1989 and has fought it since then.
More than 3 lakh people tried their hands at locating the hidden treasure in the past 10 years with no success.
Fenn, while hiding the treasure, had listed its contents on his website. According to the website, the chest contained pre-Columbian animal figures, gold nuggets and coins, Chinese jade faces, emerald rings and other exotic valuables.
He hid the treasure in a secret location in 2010 and shared clues of finding it on his website along with some more clues about the whereabouts of the treasure in a poem in his autobiography ‘The Thrill of the Chase’.
According to Fenn, around 3.5 lakh people had attempted to search his hidden treasure, with many quitting their jobs in a hope to score big. He also added that a few had died in their quest to search the hidden treasure.
‘It was under a canopy of stars in the lush, forested vegetation of the Rocky Mountains and had not moved from the spot where I hid it more than 10 years ago,’ Fenn said in a statement on his website. ‘I do not know the person who found it, but the poem in my book led him to the precise spot.’
The website also gives hints to the readers on how to sell the treasure if they ever find it and even suggests that the person who finds it should consider re-hiding it.