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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Daily 2 Cents: Find Forrest Fenn's Treasure -- Paralyzed by Hovering Probe -- Creatures Gliding Down the Back Dirt Road

Find Forrest Fenn's Treasure

If you believe millionaire art collector Forrest Fenn, there’s actually a real treasure buried somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, just waiting to be found. The 84-year-old author claims he hid a chest full of gold and jewelry – worth millions of dollars – in the mountains five years ago, and even left clues in his book The Thrill of the Chase: A Memoir Tens of thousands of people have joined the hunt, but no one has managed to find the coveted treasure so far.

Fenn, a native of New Mexico, moved back to Santa Fe with his wife in 1970. He has always had a strong sense of adventure, but he didn’t get the idea to hide his treasure until 1988, when he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. He was told that his chances of survival were slim, so he started thinking of creative ways to share his wealth. That’s when he thought of a treasure hunt.

As he was being treated for cancer, Fenn purchased an antique 10-inch by 10-inch bronze chest and filled it with gold and priceless historical artifacts from his collection. Although his cancer went into remission eventually, he still went ahead with his plan to bury the chest. He hid it somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, but no one knows exactly where, or even in which state. Fenn himself has olny confirmed that it could be in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, or Wyoming, but says people have to follow his clues in order to find it.

He hasn’t revealed its exact contents, but he says that numerous people laid their eyes on it before he hid it, including New York Times bestselling writer Douglas Preston. He told the media that the treasure chest contains 256 gold coins, among other articles of value – “mostly American eagles and double eagles, hundreds of gold nuggets, some as large as chicken eggs, ancient Chinese carved jade figures, Pre-Columbian gold animal artifacts, lots of rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and diamonds and other things.” The New Mexico Tourism Department estimates the value of the treasure to be at least $2 million.

“I wanted the monetary value to be a consideration for those who are looking for it, but mostly my motive was to get kids off the couch and away from their texting machines out in the mountains,” Fenn said.

Understandably, the treasure caught the attention of the nation when Forrest Fenn first made his announcement, five years ago. Hordes of people have tried to make sense of the nine clues that Fenn claims to have hidden in a poem in his book. About 30,000 people searched for the treasure last summer, and 50,000 are expected to go on the hunt this summer. “I think it’s out of control,” Fenn said. He did reveal that some people have come very close to finding it – as close as 200 feet away from the spot – but they were unaware of how close they really were.

Fenn said he isn’t disappointed that no one has found his treasure. “Somebody could find it tomorrow and it may not be found for a thousand years. I’m looking at the big picture. A lot of people who are searching for the treasure don’t see it the same way I do. I would love if someone found it tomorrow but if nobody found it for a hundred years, that’s okay with me too.” - Eccentric Millionaire Who Hid Gold Treasure in the Rocky Mountains Five Years Ago Says It’s Still Up for Grabs


Paralyzed by Hovering Probe

Virginia Beach, VA - 6/15/2002: I was laying on a mattress on the living room floor with my baby in 2002 at my sisters home. It was 9:00 pm and it was very dark in the living room. The object made me notice it. I was laying on my back when my head was forced to turn right and I could not move my body at all and I could not move my head. I saw a red light about 15-20 feet away about a foot off the ground. I heard a very high pitch sound it was so loud. It did not seem to move at all but it wasn't there before. At this same time it felt like my head was turning back and forth so rapidly it was not humanly possible to do that. I was not in control of my body. It all lasted I think maybe 30 seconds. I was too afraid to move once it ended. So I lay there for hours trying to figure out what had happened to me. The red light disappeared and the high pitch sound stopped at the same time I was able to move again. I definitely feel something else had control of me. The next day I looked around the living room and found no evidence of anything and there was no reasonable explanation of what I saw or heard and nothing that would have paralyzed me in that way making me feel like my brain was being scrambled or probed I guess. - MUFON CMS


TV Station Refuses To Comment On UFO Over San Diego

When several callers phoned into San Diego's NBC News affiliate April 28, the station captured this unusual colorful grouping of aerial lights over San Ysidro, close to the U.S.-Mexico border.

"Some said they appeared to be red, blue, and green and kept flashing and changing colors. Some who saw them say the lights didn't seem to move, like those on a plane or a drone," NBC 7 San Diego reported.

According to the station, "We put in calls to the military here to see if they could identify what these were. So far, no response."

It wouldn't be the first time that UFOs had been reported to local military bases around San Diego. Previously classified government documents under the Air Force's former Project Blue Book UFO study show how San Diego's military has seen its fair share of UFO reports.

Regarding this most recent case of odd lights in the sky, the TV station itself has stopped responding, after UFO researchers and The Huffington Post called, asking for details of the event.

A reporter, who said she was instructed not to give her name, told HuffPost that the station management didn't want any of their photographers interviewed or giving out information on the matter. Read more at TV Station Refuses To Comment On UFO Over San Diego


Creatures Gliding Down the Back Dirt Road

California - 5/1990: I woke up from sleeping in my bed. I looked out my window and saw several of these creatures gliding down my back dirt road. They seemed to have visited some of the neighbors and were taking some of them back and forth to the field that is by my house. I thought to myself my god what do I do and that I was happy they didn't notice me. I got the feeling they were NOT friendly. Just when I thought they hadn't seen me looking at them through the window, one pops up right in front of me on the other side of the window screen, i remember the razor like teeth then everything went black. I remember waking up thinking it was a really vivid dream, but since then my family changed drastically, neighbors changed, I've had several vivid dreams about aliens and being on some type of spaceship and experiments taking place and the weirdest things have happened to me in life that don't happen to most people. Since then very little has gone right and I just feel like I don't fit in. I've also had several mysterious illnesses that can't be identified. I've also seen different color lights in my bedroom and other stuff has taken place. Its been 30 yrs. And as I rack my brain for an explanation why my life is the way it is, I always end up back to that incident when shortly after that things just weren't right and kept progressively getting worst. I feel strongly more is there locked in my brain that would come out hopefully through hypnosis or something like that. Thanks for your time. - MUFON CMS



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