Forrest Fenn’s Possible Treasure Location: The Home of Brown
It has been awhile since I have posted specific thoughts concerning Forrest Fenn’s Thrill of the Chase. That is not to say I have forgotten about it or haven’t been working on trying to discern the location of the chest. Of course not. It, along with others, like Maranatha, Beale, Fandango, Kryptos, etc., are constantly passing through my mind and I’m not sure I will ever be able to get any of them out of mind; even if solved. They hold a special place in my heart.
The following is a musing I’ve had about the home of Brown in Forrest’s treasure poem. There were some past comments Forrest made, along with the structure of the poem, which got me thinking and led to the proposed possibility. And that is all I am saying it is; a possibility or a thought. I am not saying it is for certain or that I like it all the time. Many ideas continue to change or evolve. And not just for this hunt, but for any that I work on. Realize, I’m just sharing thoughts on a never-ending journey.
In the interview with Jennifer London (right around the 11 mark), Forrest was asked about what the home of Brown was. He answered, ‘well that is for you to find out. If I told you that, you would go right to the chest.’ This hits me strange and causes me to ask, ‘Really? What about the rest of the poem and the other clues? Wouldn’t we need those to be able to actually go right to it?’
He also said that if we got the first ‘few’ clues….(and we know the definition of ‘few’ to be not many but more than one)….then a person could find the treasure. Again suggesting home of Brown is key.
Now there are many ways to interpret or look into the above responses of Forrest’s. They could be casual remarks and not meant to be scrutinized.
However, we as searchers, love to analyze and form possible conclusions. I love it. And so after considering those two responses, I began to wonder if the home of Brown isn’t the actual location of the Treasure and what needs to be found. Here’s why.
We are told to ‘begin where warm waters halt, and take it in the canyon down, not far but too far to walk. Put in below the home of Brown. From there it’s no place for the meek……(and so on).
What if we are being told exactly what we are looking for: The home of Brown?
What if we are being told to put in below it……implying the direction we would then need to take from ‘there’ or below it, is ‘up’. We put in below the home of Brown or the possible location of the treasure, and then from there(below it), we move to it’s no place for the meek……
Many, myself included, have felt we need to ‘solve’ this home of Brown in order to move forward from ‘there’ within the poem. However, it is possible that the actual clue here is only telling us that we are ‘below the location of the treasure/or the home of Brown.’ It is the home of Brown we will ultimately discover.
If this is the case, then in order for us to find this home of Brown (whatever it may be) we follow the rest of the clues to get there.
I find this very interesting because we all know Forrest has a clever mind, and he has been known to say a few searchers have gotten the first two clues correct. Well, since no one has found the treasure, and IF the home of Brown is the location of the treasure, then the only way to get more than the first few clues right (in consecutive order) is if they find the treasure.
This possible interpretation of the poem coincides with Forrest’s before mentioned responses. If we knew the home of Brown, IF it is the location of the treasure, then we could go right to the chest. So the home of Brown could just be what we need to ultimately figure out, but not until the final clue is given.
Please feel free to share any thoughts about the above, and I wish you all the best of luck with whatever you seek!