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The Chase Project: The Hunt for Forrest Fenn's Treasure

The quest of an avid and experienced treasure hunter and a film that documents his journey to the end of the rainbow.

The Chase Project: The Hunt for Forrest Fenn's Treasure

The quest of an avid and experienced treasure hunter and a film that documents his journey to the end of the rainbow.

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About

When I thought of the Chase Project, I had already been researching this story for a couple of years. I made plans to begin my search in July of 2014. The plan I put together entailed a four week journey that would allow enough time to search, at least, the top four of my most promising leads. Thus far, I have a total of eight possible locations that are cohesive to the clues given in the poem. Initially, my desire was to document the entire journey on film so it could be shared with the world. The more I look at the amount of information I have and considering the size of my search areas, four weeks will be an insufficient amount of time to conduct a thorough search and document it properly at the same time. 

    The Chase Project is a new plan that focuses on having enough time, the proper equipment, and the resources for the documentation of The Chase.  With enough support, I will turn this four week search into a four to five month expedition while having adequate time to film the whole thing. Having sufficient time to search thoroughly will increase the odds of turning this treasure hunt into a treasure retrieval.  Kickstarter has provided the opportunity for everyone to get into this Chase and for a few to claim part of this treasure as their own. Can you imagine what it would feel like to, not only hold a two thousand year old artifact, but to actually own it? I have unearthed many artifacts and I can tell you, the feeling is awesome and amazing. In the early 90's, I researched and found the location of a  very well hidden Confederate fort where many artifacts were recovered. Of these artifacts, my two favorite were an iron and a spoon. They have little monetary value, but the historical value, to me, is priceless. To hold these items and imagine who the soldier was that ironed his uniform with this iron or what meals had been consumed with this spoon is fascinating. My imagination goes wild and there is no other feeling that compares to it. I believe there is a little Indiana Jones in us all.

These are just a few of my finds from over the years:

miniball
miniball
150 year old iron from the Civil War
150 year old iron from the Civil War
coins coins
coins coins
1867 and 1908 Liberty dimes
1867 and 1908 Liberty dimes
1897 and 1910 Liberty nickels
1897 and 1910 Liberty nickels
Silver dollar cache, Civil War spoon
Silver dollar cache, Civil War spoon
A Confederate ten dollar bill..very rare...only 30-40 printed. Very valuable
A Confederate ten dollar bill..very rare...only 30-40 printed. Very valuable
Confederate 10 cent piece
Confederate 10 cent piece
old dime and nickels
old dime and nickels
coins coins
coins coins
foreign coins
foreign coins
arrowheads
arrowheads
hatchet
hatchet

    I have been hunting and unearthing treasures for thirty plus years. With the amount of research done on this particular treasure, I am confident that my chances are far better than average. A very significant portion of that research has been put into the video, here, for you to see. I believe that I have found this chest's general location and the video will show you why.

    Most likely, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of something that will probably never happen again. Either way, I am going to get it. I hope to be afforded the chance to share it with anyone who lacks the means, time, or ability to get into The Chase for themselves.

Cover of the e-book
Cover of the e-book
The Chase Project backpack by Everest
The Chase Project backpack by Everest

Risks and challenges

The successful completion of this documentary is contingent, of course, on the treasure chest being found. I am certain, though, that it has to be in one of my search areas. Other obstacles that could impede this documentary are mostly related to mother nature. This treasure chest is located in the Rocky Mountains and the weather is very temperamental. There are also dangers regarding wildlife as I and my crew will be in the wilderness for days at a time. I have undergone survival training and am certified in CPR and first aid.

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