A New Mexico multimillionaire art collector Forrest Fenn, 82, announced that he has hidden such a treasure box out in the wild three years ago and that the treasure map is a poem.
He self-published an autobiography which he called "The Thrill of the Chase" which was also Fern's goal in hiding the treasure. He also hoped that what he did would make couch potatoes off their duffs and on their feet to enjoy the outdoors.
It was said that whoever finds the chest gets to keep it. Yahoo! reported, "The octogenarian says the trove weighs 40 pounds and is filled with millions of dollars in gold coins, diamonds, and other gems that he's collected over the years."
It might sound unbelievable but it was known that people from around the world have tried joining the said treasure hunt. Below is the full text of the poem:
As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.
Begin it 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,
The end is drawing ever nigh;
There'll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.
If you've been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.
So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know
I've done it tired, and now I'm weak
So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.