treasure hunts, mystery, and adventure

Welcome to Mysterious Writings; a site dedicated to inspiring the search! Not just searches for Hidden or Lost Treasures, but also the solving of Mysteries, living Adventures, exploring Unknowns, researching History, and all things far and wide and in between!  Glad you are here!

I love how the following quote encapsulates the purpose of this website:

“If there wasn’t anything to find out, it would be dull.  Even trying to find out and not finding out is just as interesting as trying to find out and finding out; and I don’t know but more so.” ~  Mark Twain

The site encourages the Quest for learning, and enjoying the adventure while doing so.

A great place to start to get to know some of the Treasure Hunts this site talks about is on the page: Treasure Hunt Summaries. This page provides a list of what Armchair Treasure Hunts, you will find here!  It includes what Treasures (IN GOLD AND CASH REWARD) are OUT THERE for you to find!  Wouldn’t it be great if you found the Million Dollar Treasure Chest of Gold hidden by Forrest Fenn or the $10,000 Golden Key treasure of Fandango?

But the site includes much more then just Armchair Treasure Hunts.  Explorations into lost treasures and other types of treasures are discussed here as well.  Along with mysteries, unsolved codes, ghost towns, metal detecting, valuable coins, puzzles and riddles, Freemasonry, mysterious people, places, and things.  Even mysterious and interesting words, and fun stories and facts.

Destinations are not always known, nor always found.  However, the explorations are enjoyed and treasures of various types are always discovered during a quest.  Feel free to constructively comment, share ideas, or offer insights on subjects discussed.

To name a few, the site includes thoughts and perspectives on the million dollar treasure hunt of The Thrill of the Chase by Forrest Fenn, The Bossall Treasure hunt, Fandango Treasure Hunt, The Beale Papers codesRennes le Chateau Mystery, the continuous quest for the Holy Grail of the Maranatha puzzle, and much more. The Maranatha puzzle is what inspired my own serious search beyond the ordinary.  It was the original basis for creating this site, and instigator for Six Questions. For this reason, the site incorporates, and continues to discuss, material offered during the puzzle.  Consisting of an array of historical and unique subject matter, the puzzle encouraged a quest for wisdom and understanding.  I’m not sure that ever stops.

The site is an ever expanding source for mystery, adventure, and search for treasures.  Be sure to subscribe to the MW newsletter for special featured items and starting February 2017, a MW treasure hunt game.

When not out hunting down actual treasures or researching possible leads to answer life’s mysteries, I often enjoy playing games of similar themes. Pulling down one of the many Treasure Games  from my shelf  is always fun to do.  As a game collector of games from the 1800’s and up, I have many.  Besides sharing some of these old games, I will provide reviews for more recent games that you and your family could enjoy if wanted.

You may also notice the website features Six Questions.

‘Six Questions’ are interview-like discussions with individuals who, I feel, inspire each of us to go beyond the ordinary.  They are with people who are actively exploring and are willing to share their adventures with others. They offer intriguing insights into life’s journey.

The site hopes to strengthen and inspire you on your own quest for whatever you seek.  I believe we all intuitively sense a desire towards an adventurous seeking.  Is it so dissimilar to the search for the ‘Holy Grail’?; (defined as ‘something of immense worth and treasure’)

I invite you to share in the journey and follow/friend me on Facebook for thoughts and updates on quests.

WELCOME! and please feel free to look around the site and explore! There is a lot within!

treasure hunts, mystery, and adventure

But First Some Smiles:

Sent in by ‘Helen’; and although it is named The ‘Fennathlon’, it can relate to all Quests…..for all things (as seen by another fun image below)

thrill of the chase treasrue fun

by ‘Helen’ (Awesome Friend of the Chase)

Never Give Up on Your Path to Success

(even though there might be some unexpected twists and turns like shown below)

path to success

~ Demetri Martin- Author of This is a Book


You might also be interested in the children’s books I’ve written displayed below. They keep with the Questing Theme and are available on Amazon:

Cat Tails

Summary for the book Cat Tails:

Chester, Pete, Sophie, and Max notice they do not have long tails like other cats on the farm, and decide they must be missing! Find out what these four kittens discover on their adventurous search while looking for their long lost tails!

This photographic fantasy is sure to make you smile!

It was inspired by kittens which were actually born without tails on my farm. (well 2 had no tails, 2 had half tails).  I followed them around one summer, photographed them, and decided to write the imaginative story.

GnarlySummary for the book A Life for Gnarly:

As the only goose on the farm, Gnarly wasn’t sure where to live. She didn’t want to live alone and wondered if there was a perfect spot on the farm for her. Where would you live? Would you like slopping around in the mud with the pigs? Maybe you would prefer living with the mischievous cats or rambunctious goats? What about swimming with the ducks all day?

After venturing from animal to animal, read where Gnarly finally found her ideal spot to be. It will surprise you!

This book too is a photographic fantasy based on an actual goose on my farm. Gnarly passed away not long ago.  We miss her, and so did the animals she had chosen to roam with.

Higher and Higher book coverSummary for the book Higher and Higher:

“Stars are guiding night-lights. They uplift our hearts and inspire us to strive higher and higher.” ~jenny kile

Taking time to gaze up at the stars with Old Mouse, Little Mouse is amazed at how high he can see. He discovers there are no limits and begins to dream of things beyond the stars. This charming story will encourage readers to wonder what is higher than the stars and to go where dreams wait to be realized.


Best of luck with all that you seek!

Always Treasure the Adventure! 

*If you would like to contribute to Mysterious Writings, by writing an article, please contact me.  I’m always in search of more mystery, adventure and searches for treasures to share!