Welcome to Mysterious Writings!

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“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 above quote encapsulates the purpose of this website.  It is a quest into differing adventures, mysteries, topics, matters, and treasures. Destinations are not always known, nor always found.  However, the explorations are enjoyed and treasures of various types are always discovered.  Feel free to constructively comment, share ideas, or offer insights on subjects discussed.

The site includes thoughts and perspectives on the treasure hunt of The Thrill of the Chase, The Bossall Treasure, Fandango, The Beale PapersRennes le Chateau, 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 unique subject matter, the puzzle encouraged a quest for wisdom and understanding.  I’m not sure that ever stops.

Additionally, since I love all searches and find pleasure in other ‘mysteries’ I, and others, comment on these here too. 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.

But 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 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 some of their adventure 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.

Again, Welcome, and feel free to look around.  Explore…..

the ocean this weekend


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  1. Jenny,

    Just want to thank-you again for your site. Your articles are fascinating, and written in a relaxed style that is easy to read without losing information. Your range of exploration is inspiring.

    Good luck,

  2. I appreciate your nice remarks, astree. And thanks most of all for visiting the site and being part of it.

  3. Thank you so much for the welcome Jenny!

    I am so glad to be part of one of the best sites on the whole wide web!

    I appreciate your articles and the many adventures one can find here on mysteriouswritings.

    It is my hope that the site will continue to grow and help to make us wiser and better people on this road of adventure!

    • Well thanks Nate, but like I said to Astree, it is those who visit the site that make it great; so thank you.

  4. Was this ever solved? His book site is no longer active. I’m tempted to reach out to him and ask. I have the book. I can see some patterns, but I’m curious if I’m wasting my time. I need “enlightenment” less than I need Forrest Fenn’s money. lol

    • A solution for the Whistle Pig hunt, in which all can agree upon, has never been given. Since you have the book, you know the back of the book says, “the key has been in place since Feb. 2, 2003, and is hidden on accessible public property within the borders of the US.” No one has come forward to say they have found this ‘key’.

  5. HI Jenny –

    The new look / arrangement of your Mysterious Writings is nicely done – organizes the information well, and has a crisp, clean look to it.

    In addition to the armchair treasure hunts, I hope to get out with our girls in the near future, and look for gems and/or gold in the area around Maryland. ( I mention this, because I recall that your wrote an article on this subject some time ago).


    • Thanks Astree…..The new look for the site was an unplanned makeover; initiated after I had lost a few things during a theme update. I like it though..and feel ‘enlightened’…lol (for those who are new to the site, it had a black background)….. glad you like it as well.

      We plan on doing some gem hunting too this summer…..we hope to make it back down to North Carolina to our favorite spot….

      Good luck to you! Let me know how you make out!

  6. nice new design :)


  7. Love the new site and the articles and writings by you and Nate and the answers given by others. Subjects that make one think.

  8. Your site does have a new airy feel and I love it. What is with the curly hair I almost did not know it was you. I commented to my husband and he said she changed her whole site. Happy New Year and keep it lite and airy and lets figure out Mr. Fenn’s Puzzle and start on another adventure. Thanks, Jenny You Rock.. Ms. Girl

    • lol…..thanks Ms Girl….Lots of adventurous and exciting things happening this ‘new year’! Looking for Fenn’s treasure and others will have us all busy…best of luck to all!

      and @Ramona: Thank you too….

  9. Great fresh new look for the front page of your site, Jenny.

    The blended header images remind me of the faces and shapes sometimes hidden in the clouds, and now appearing at the wherewarmwatershalt site.

    Be Well,

  10. and another nice design change.. I really like the image at very top.. when I look at the aged man looking up with the symbol on his cheek.. I feel that I can relate.. heh

    anyway.. hope all is well and that you’re having a wonderful day Jenny :)

    • Thanks Rob and Jerry. Hope you are both doing great too! I change my site like I change the rooms in my house. I get bored with it always be the same way…lol…

      Mark Foster, who does a fantastic job with Andrew Gough on the Heretic Magazine designed the header/logo for me. He also designed the Kardtects.com website…. He’s awesome!

  11. It is a great look, Jenny! Makes me feel more like the intellectual which I feel I actually am. lol

  12. LOL Jenny! Let me tell ya how tricky computer AI is now. I’m sitting here looking at latest replies on your site and I see my email light up. I go to it and its a Facebook query “Do you know Xxxxx Xxxxx, Yyyyy Yyyyy, etc” so I went to next page to see if I recognized some of the names and with the list of those 2 were 4 more possibles…and one of them was Jenny Kile!

    I was like “WTH, where did that come from!??” Come to find out its not the same one as you hehe…

    • lol…….well it goes to show then, computers don’t know everything! They can be wrong…

      It reminds of the line…….Will the real Jenny Kile please stand up…..lol (you might be too young to remember that game show….although it was shown off and on throughout the years up to 2001)

  13. Hello Jenny I have come across a treasure very very similar to your Logomachy card game but this one is made by McLoughlin Bros Inc.New York.
    the game has no directions and the card although similar design have completely different faces on them what appears to be German Swatz stickers.also a small card with numbers and a spinner.wondering the difference and ofcourse any value.tje cards are in good shape the box is in good shape also.
    Thank you

    • Hi Pam….thanks for visiting my AllAboutFunandGames.com site and this one too. You are right about the games being treasures. I love chatting about them and so thank you also for your question.

      I checked a reference book I have on games, and it seems McLoughlin has made various versions- one copyrighted in 1874 and another in 1889… (then Milton Bradley took over the company in the early 1900’s)

      My question would be if you are certain the indicator/spinner belongs with the game?? Sometimes pieces of different games got placed together. Especially indicators/spinners– this because using Dice became frowned upon during that time period (considered evil), and so spinners got taken out of games to be used instead for games which had dice. The spinners didn’t always make it back to it’s original game….and then just got placed in any game box…..

      I would love to see images, if able, though. You can email me- jennykile@outlook.com

      As for a price….Mcloughlin games are highly collectible…….The one reference book lists the game for $150-250 dollars.

      hope that helps….and thanks again, jenny

  14. Jen this sound like somebody knows? All 9?

    Full Definition of solve
    transitive verb
    : to find a solution, explanation, or answer for

  15. Jenny, I just wanted to thank-you again, for your the excellent material that you post at this site, and for continuing to make this all available to us. It is most appreciated. You and your family stay safe during the next few days’ snow (we’re battening up the hatches near DC).


    • Thanks astree…..the site is always a work in progress, and the growing community is what I love most about it.

      Yes, stay warm, and you have fun with the Blizzard….although I’m in PA, it is mostly missing us (we are more North and west in the state)….and I’m quite sad about that…I love the snow and good winter storm to play in. (but I realize this one might be a bit extreme for the asking–stay safe)

      • I never outgrew the joy of a good snow fall, either. It turned out to be a tremendous amount of snow here (near DC). The kids had the entire week off from school.

        Thanks again. Always a treat, coming to your website. Good luck in your endeavors.


  17. Hello, Jenny. I want to thank you again for this site and all the work you must put into it. I enjoy coming here and reading about mysterious topics. I’m wondering if I could make a suggestion. I recently noticed the “Sunday’s Quote for the Week” and thought it would be nice to see those archived on a page for that purpose. The graphics make the quotes much more intriguing to ponder.

    I see two of the previous quotes below at the bottom of this page and I was just thinking it would be great to save them all in/for the future so they can be perused by any and all who wish.

    Thanks for your contributions…a gain.

    • Thank you JC1117 for your kind comments and wonderful suggestion. I will plan on adding such a page. :) I love creating ‘picture quotes’.

      Also thanks for visiting the site, and to everyone who does. I enjoy it so much and feel those who visit, comment, or simply pass by, are such a part of what it is…..

  18. Hi Jenny,

    Have you discontinued the forum aspect of this website ? I can no longer find the link.


    • Hi astree…..I hadn’t the time to post in it….but it is still available. I’ll put a link back on and so it can be used when wanted. I will post when I get a chance too. I liked the idea of having it…thanks

  19. Do you see the brown “Add a little bit of body text” to the right of the white “Enjoy life’s rollercoaster” text?


    Of course you do.

  20. Love this site, Forest has every one thanking too hard. What if it was just a simple directional map that takes you right to it. Just tricky! He talks about areas that’s not on his map, But the treasures on the map. ( “I can keep my secrets where.) This place is not on his map, for one it would give it away if it was, but you must go thru this place to get on the map.

  21. Hi Jenny,
    I really enjoy your site. I have come to it by way of TTOTC, and I’ve been trying to catch up on everything the last few months. You have great content and I really look forward to featured questions and weekly words. Thank you for this!

    • Excellent choice Chase Fan and welcome aboard. Lots of extended IQs hanging around here. I love the way it lights up once a week when Top Notch makes an appearance. You also might discover another peaceful place filled with heart felt poetry and intellect if you focus your attention towards Dals poetry page, never a disappointment. And as always, thanks to Jenny.

      • Thanks Strawshadow! I have visited the poetry page, and there are some very talented folks there. Focused is an endless source of inspiring words. It’s great to have this community of like-minded searchers. What an adventure!

  22. Thanks for the comments….. I want to say again how I appreciate all who visit and contribute to making the site be a wonderful community of searchers. You all inspire and encourage me! Thank YOU all!

  23. Question for Forrest:

    Snakes and Ropes: Heard from Texans that a snake will not cross over a rope and that I should put a rope around my RV to be organically snake proof. Is that true?


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