Periodic Words from Forrest Fenn on the Thrill of the Chase: 7/7/2017

thrill of the chase treasure huntHi all,

Just received new ‘Periodic Words from Forrest’ and thought it best to create a new post— so it would not get missed by just adding it to the page of Periodic Words.

Enjoy!  Here they are:


So that everyone will know, and not just the searcher I replied to this morning, you don’t need to break anything to find the treasure. Please stay safe. f



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90 Responses

  1. Andesite says:

    New words…a lucky break for searchers.

  2. Jeremy P. says:

    How about breaking ground? First to say it! 🙂

    • PL289 says:

      I interpret this to mean the tc is NOT buried bc digging on public land would not only be breaking ground, but also breaking the law. Not sure why it’s taken him this many years to confirm he didn’t bury the chest.

  3. Madesquare says:

    Curses! I was going to break the bank-

  4. Spallies says:

    Yup, a real break through in the chase 🙂

  5. pdenver says:

    Don’t break any bones either while searching.

  6. Chris says:

    Does this mean we shouldn’t break the poem? Crack the code? etc?

  7. 23kachinas says:

    “Solve et coagula”

  8. Five-leaf blaze says:

    I’ve looked b.o.t.g. high and low, based on numbers and not just the names of places. Some ended up quite remote, but no matter how remote, I just don’t believe a chest you can see from twelve feet away wouldn’t accidentally be found – even in the Rocky Mountains. I mean, I can tell you with certainty that someone would find it accidentally within another three years if this box is somewhere out in the open or on park land. Not needing to dig or break anything seems like it’s either IN THE OPEN OR WHERE YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DIG. So there. Ditch those other ideas*

    • JDA says:

      Five-lead blaze; Forrest never said you could SEE the chest from 12′ away. Here is his quote:”Forrest once said: “I have not said that a searcher was closer than 12’ from the treasure. It is not likely that anyone would get that close and not find it.” – Please note that Forrest DID NOT say, “It is not likely that anyone would get that close and not SEE it,…he said FIND it.” A bit of a difference – JDA

      • Five-leaf blaze says:

        It would have to be a heck of a place. I’ve been in all four states, several trips, based on fairly strong solve data. Is he asking the potential finder TO DIG? I need to know…

  9. Zaphod73491 says:

    So you don’t even need to break a sweat — no 3-mile hikes. 😉

  10. Twingem says:

    Hmmm, so who is everyone? All ones?

  11. Jake Faulker says:

    Just bend it.

  12. crimsonblazeblog says:

    WOW, some lucky searcher actually got a response from fenn!

    • Iceman says:

      Yes, after waiting for about 9 months for an answer. I should have mentioned that time is of the essence … I think.

  13. Iceman says:

    Translated … don’t need to break your back I think. But only if you are in the right spot.

  14. Iceman says:

    No matter how close I get to the treasure, no matter how clever my solve, no matter how much time and effort I put in, there seems to be that one thing that trips me up every time. Me. I should have listened to Freja the Bolder, but I didn’t.

  15. General Solve says:

    Perhaps when Forrest says “you don’t need to break anything to find the treasure”, he is indicating that the poem has been broken or cracked. Maybe this is a good time to ask Forrest (Have you received more than just a general solve?) (Has someone conveyed the “correct solve”?).

  16. Chesney says:

    Thank You Mr. Fenn and Ms. Kile, pretty confident what this refers too. Stay Safe!

  17. Buckeye Bob says:

    Us there a post somewhere that he said this? Or is it from an e-mail response?
    I can’t find where this comes from, here or elsewhere.

  18. Sparrow says:

    I guess I can rule out the treasure being in a very large piggy bank. That narrows it down some.

  19. Jeff Street says:

    Hey Forrest, may i have title to the gold when you die?

  20. Anna Bloom says:

    Buckeye Bob and JC 1117 – it certainly was strange that Forrest wore his infamous hat “mildew.” Since mildew Anagrams perfectly to “wild me,” perhaps Forrest was living out his wild side by changing his mind, or simply having “fun with his fans” but not geisha style

    One thing is certain… as an author living out his autobiography, he certainly leans toward the subject matter… “ME” and “I/eye”

    Hope everyone is enjoying summer. I’m trying to recover my senses after leaving Glacier Park to return to the concrete wilderness that is my home – for now.
    Finding contentment is not as easy as it should be. In Redford’s movie “Jeremiah Johnson” a wise Native American proverb is quoted: “You search in vain for what you cannot find.”

  21. Jeff Street says:

    It is my belief that stanza #1 through #5 is Fotrest talking about his death.
    Hob= worms
    Blaze= enlight

  22. William says:

    What if it read like this ”
    So that everyone will know, and not just the searcher I replied to this morning, you don’t need to break THE POEM to find the treasure. Please stay safe. f”

  23. Jeff Street says:

    Which leads to #6
    If one is cold enough to ask for title to his gold when he dies.

  24. Chesney says:

    All IMO….I have a complete solve now! Look at the reverse side of a one dollar bill for a hint. Eye think I have it nailed, to get to the (vault) precise location! Happy Hunting to all, Be Safe!

    • tighterfocus says:

      Chesney, complete is definitely good. CORRECT and complete is probably better.
      Good luck. My solve, instead of being general, is private. All IMO.

  25. Spallies says:

    Maybe were looking for a major solve? 🙂

  26. SL says:


    Secret Place


  27. Jdiggins says:

    Just cuz it looks like a leg…

    But what really does it look like? 😉

  28. JDA says:

    What an interesting post. I wonder what the emailer was refering to that Forrest felt compelled to reply both in email and here? Belly – Belly Interesting!!! JDA

  29. Anna Bloom says:

    Hoping this will be a break thru for others since my search days are over…

    “In Love with Yellowstone”perhaps Forrest meant “yell,”OW” or yellows “tone” musical frequency.

    Satellite photo is just down the road from quake lake on the big bend of the Madison River.

    NOTE the “OW” image with fish hook across from Madison Rivers topo image of outline of India or Africa.

    IMO these are the type of images a pilot references and what folks should be paying attention to. Btw – I’ve mapped this area over ffs poem nicely – but more convinced it’s One place where the treasure “lies/fibs” and it more likely sits in New Mexico not far from Forrest’s current home.

    • Anna Bloom says:

      unable to post a photo.
      Go to Cal topo – satellite and look for these coordinates: 4488.17 -111.5674

    • JC1117 says:

      Interesting ideas, Anna.

      Yellow’s TONE.

      Gold is where you find it…but you can’t take it with you.

      Only Real Treasure is Eternal…and you can take It with you.

      “All That is Gold Does Not Glitter” – J. R. R. Tolkien

      “All that is gold does not glitter,
      Not all those who wander are lost;
      The old that is strong does not wither,
      Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
      From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
      A light from the shadows shall spring;
      Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
      The crownless again shall be king.”

      • Anna Bloom says:

        JC1117 – it’s my belief that the greatest treasures on earth are internal peace, forgiveness, and unconditional love which all come from authentic relationship with The Creator of the universe and lover of souls.

        Upon my departure from terra firma if I discover that heaven’s streets are truly paved with gold… Well, my conclusion is gold must not be rare if it’s simply a surface to be trod upon.

        Back to ff…he stated emphatically to Ralph Lauren that he plans to take some of his treasures with him. Perhaps indulgence will rest with ff’s bones. My guess is his home which sits across the street from museum hill in Santa Fe will become a living resource museum for the people and Forrest and Peggy’s earthly bodies will rest on that property until the resurrection of the saints.

        Hope you enjoy your day. 😄

        • SL says:

          Anna Bloom,

          Your ‘guess’ regarding the Fenn’s choice of a final, earthly resting place would be mine as well.


      • Lisa Cesari says:

        JC1117 – thank you for posting that… it is so apropos. Again. See also the video I posted it Mike about Durin’s Day from Lord of the Rings

        • JC1117 says:

          I saw that this morning, Lisa, before I left for work.

          Thanks for sharing that. The X-Files theme music was playing again.

          Perhaps you might like this one, also…

          Back to work.

          • Lisa Cesari says:

            JC1117 – And I quote, “No man can kill me”…”I am no man”. JRR Ttolkien’s use of this fine device to illustrate a spiritual point is fundamental to solving the Poem, in my opinion.

    • Jeff Street says:

      I have been trying to get people to look at the Poem in a different way.Forrest is Good! I will give him credit for that. While i am on the subject of i, “I” is the key word in the poem. Read stanza #1 , “I” is me, so Forrest secreted his treasure chest into my mind through my eyes when i read his poem. Bravo Sir! Bravo!
      Forrest you may have your treasure chest back and Thank you for the adventure!

      • Anna Bloom says:

        So Jeff, are you implying ttotc treasure hunt is one big con meant for adventure only, and fenn is taking his memories and box of gold rocks with him?? The thought has crossed other minds in the search community.

      • Iceman says:

        Sorry but the keyword isn’t “I”, “eye” or “aye”. It just isn’t. My opinion.

        • Jeff Street says:

          Ok, but it is my belief non the less.

          • Point Foot says:

            Maybe its not eye but eyes… or two Is. What can you do with two eyes? If you cross them and you get an X.

            He did say somewhere that you should read the poem as if you are trying to put an X somewhere…

            So now I just gotta look for the two eyes?!

            I think I’m beginning to understand why people not obsessed with the chase think we’ve all lost our minds. Lol.

  30. OH! says:

    Hmm? I remember breaking down a meerestone pile of three near the pith of a bluff last year. Oops, Maybe I should recheck?

  31. Here i am digging around under pine trees where its all mussy with pine needles and leaves,their soft places to hide a treasure.deep enough too.

    • Lisa Cesari says:

      Virginia Diane – It is good to see you posting here. And I am glad you are still on the search and on your knees sifting through pine needles. Have you found any more Arrowheads, pray tell?

  32. COWBOY says:


    • Anna Bloom says:

      Cowboy, I met FF once and forgot the olives. Actually, I had already sent him a more meaningful gift which he never thanked me for. So pray tell, why do you think he wants a jar of olives? [%%) <lazy olive jar taking a siesta.

  33. Jeff Street says:

    I followed the 9 clues in the poem and it led me to the ninth consciousness
    Budda nature/nam-myoho-renge-kyo

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