Notes on the Fandango Treasure Hunt

The Golden Key of the Fandango treasure hunt remains to be found.  This key is valued at 10,000 dollars and is hidden somewhere on Mount Desert Island in Maine.  In order to find the key, the book entitled Fandango: The Key to the Wind, is said to hold clues to a Master Riddle, which once solved, will reveal the location of this elusive prize.

The following are some notes I have taken on the hunt.  I will continue to update this page as I find things of interest.  Please realize they are my notes, and although I share them here, I am sure there are many more things you may find of value by looking through the book yourself.

There are 16 images.  Two of these (the 11th and 13th (pages 34,35 and pages 44,45) are double pages.

The images are framed by different colors and contain phrases

There are 77 red letters in the border (these help spell words)

There are also 14 blue letters in the border (these spell out ‘Pace Forty South’)

I find it interesting there are 47 letter I’s (eyes) in the border, which could relate to the 47’ fire and the border phrase ‘all eyes in the fire.’ (eyes were important in Masquerade and a connection is seen in Fandango)

There are two 4×4 number squares (found on page 17 and 40)  and one 4×4 with letters (page 11).  The number squares are used to re-arrange the letters.

Two dice on page 44 show pips 4 and 1 on one die, and pips 6 and 1 on another.  These would add to 57, like the pages of the number squares added.  57’ is also the vintage of wine seen on page 30 on the shelf.

Some of the signs on page 44 spell words by taking the first letter.  They are:
RED signs give YELLOW
BLUE signs give RED
White signs give BOOK (without using NEPAL?)

There are two signs which point the opposite way. Portland (98) and Montreal (309).  These added give 407.

Image 2 (page 7) has a treasure chest with the numbers 1653.  Replacing letters with the numbers, FACE could be spelled. (similar to 131491=ACADIA on page 44).  This page also shows another chest with letters Xtc on the lock (and a possible star concealed?).  XTC would be 24,20, 3 and would add to 47? Although there are many golden keys scattered about the images, the one beside the lock here could possibly hints towards a ‘lock’ and ‘key’

On page 56 in the book is a map with ‘points of interests’.  The symbol for ‘points of interests’ is noticed on various pages throughout the book.

More notes later…

 

(photo credit- wikimedia– peetlesnumber1)

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7 Responses

  1. astree says:

    “I find it interesting there are 47 letter I’s (eyes) in the border, which could relate to the 47’ fire and the border phrase ‘all eyes in the fire.’ ”

    Hi Jenny,

    Thank-you for posting your notes. I had not counted the “I”‘s. Great find. On the same image as “ALL EYES IN THE FIRE”, the Roman numerals for 1947.

    astree

  2. H.B says:

    The page 44 solve is: the highest point = “nepal” mt everest highest point on earth.yaks are found in nepal .and see the sea. left of nepal sign is the word sea on the rocks. the signs above and below nepal point to the dice ,they = 12. on the signs w.tremont and somesville are 12 m. mack is driving up the left side of the road ,left side of island is w.tremont and somesville.in the story fandango says he is going up the right side!!!!

    • Sixer/Jenny says:

      Hi H.B.

      I hadn’t thought of Everest….interesting…thanks for sharing. One of my thoughts for ‘highest point’ on this page was the first/highest sign on the post….since they ‘point’, the first sign could be considered ‘the highest point’. The sign points to the S (which is 19) in SEE. It is also the 31st letter in the border, which matches the number on the sign.

      One other thing, since you mentioned he is driving on the wrong side and I do believe ‘reflection/opposites’ may play a part…is the first and last sign numbers add to 40. This number is seen a few times throughout the book. Important? Coincidental?

      • hb says:

        Have you found the order to solve yet? its red.yellow.blue,orange green. its on the “cover “then again on the “one of four page” the stick left of the flag pole shows the order

  3. H.B says:

    Hello from Arundel,Maine if any one wants to talk shop about fandango.email me at gmainbidd@gmail.com.

  4. steven says:

    “I find it interesting there are 47 letter I’s (eyes) in the border, which could relate to the 47’ fire and the border phrase ‘all eyes in the fire.’ ”

    Thank-you for posting your notes. I had not counted the “I”‘s. Great find. On the same image as “ALL EYES IN THE FIRE”, the Roman numerals for 1947.

    if you search 1947 fires mount desert main you find report of a historical fire that devistated the island. didnt read much of it since i dont yet have the book, but it seems to be linked in some way.

    • Sixer/Jenny says:

      Hi Steven…welcome! The book leads a puzzler to learn much of the Island’s history; the fire seems to be the highlight of one of the images, so you are right on. Maybe it could be a hint towards the key being hidden in the area that the 1947 fire destroyed?? It would narrow the search down some. (as one possibility)

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