Treasure chest hidden for 10 years found in Rocky Mountains, reports say

Millionaire Forrest Fenn hid a treasure box worth millions back in 2010, leading to thousands to look for it

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If, by chance, you’ve been trying to find a hidden treasure chest somewhere in the Rocky Mountains over the past 10 years, feel free to call off the search.

In 2010, New Mexico multimillionaire Forrest Fenn hid a treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains valued at more than $2 million and encouraged people to go find it, according to TODAY.

It took 10 years, but Fenn revealed over the weekend that the treasure chest filled with coins, nuggets, diamonds and emeralds has been found.

Fenn broke the news on a blog devoted to the hunt, the Thrill of the Chase.

"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 the blog. “I do not know the person who found it, but the poem in my book led him to the precise spot.”

Fenn told TODAY that the chest was found by a man “from back East” who didn’t want to be identified.

The man confirmed he found the treasure by sending Fenn a photograph of it.

Fenn gave nine hints about the treasure’s location in a poem published in his memoir that has the exact same name as his blog, “The Thrill of the Chase.”


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