Live Stream of Forrest Fenn on November 2nd From Collected Works

F O R  I M M E D I A T E  R E L E A S E
September 18, 2017 – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Shelley Carney and Toby Younis of A Gypsy’s Kiss announced today that they have agreed to live stream the launch and signing of Fenn’s new book, “Once Upon a While” on the evening of Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 from the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe, New Mexico. New York Times best-selling author, Douglas Preston, who wrote the foreword to the book, will share the dais with Fenn.

Younis said, “We’re very pleased Forrest has given us the opportunity to share this special event with the world. This will be the fourth event we’ve streamed on his behalf.” Viewers can watch the stream live on Carney’s and Younis’ YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/agypsyskiss). A recording will also be made available after the event.

More details will follow as the event nears.

For any questions, please send an email to agypsyskiss@gmail.com

How Long Will Forrest Fenn’s Trasure Poem Live? Not Long Enough.

Forrest Fenn's Treasure Poem in "The Thrill of the Chase."

As a result of research we have conducted during several of our most recent recons, we have come to the conclusion that Fenn’s Treasure Poem (and, inherently, the alleged nine clues in the poem) has a limited life.

We believe some of the directional clues in the third stanza will be neutralized in as little as 25 years. We believe they will all be completely neutralized in as little as 100 years.

We further believe some of the environmental clues in the fourth stanza will be neutralized in as little as 100 years, although some, e.g., the blaze, may live as long as 1,000 years.

We believe that, although it was not necessarily done with intent, we are confident that Fenn would have been aware of the treasure poem’s limitations.

Fenn has often indicated his desire for the treasure to remain hidden for 1,000 years. Fenn has never indicated that the value of his treasure poem has the same longevity.

It is very likely that if one of your grandchildren finds the treasure, they will have accidentally stumbled upon it. Unless, of course, you have passed on your notes, your solutions, and your desire to seek fame and fortune.

Perhaps someone can ask the question of him at his book signing at the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe on November 2nd.

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Why Fenn has “gone quiet.”

Shelley and Forrest, Santa Fe, May 18, 2017

There is much discussion in the various forums about how Fenn has recently, for lack of a better way to describe it, stepped back from the search. Surprisingly, to me, some have come to the conclusion that his standing down is due to the possibility that one or more of them has either “solved the poem” and Fenn has become aware the solution exists, or that the treasure has been found, and not announced.

I can assure you with a high level of confidence that, as of this writing, neither of those conditions is true.

No one has solved the poem.

The treasure has not been found.

The 200 foot rule still stands four years after he first said it in 2013. (Made more amazing by the fact that the “200 footers” have not returned to locate the treasure.)

Prove me wrong. Prove the treasure’s been found. No excuse or “explanation” will be good enough. Because, excuses equal bullshit.

In our opinion, Fenn made a conscious decision to step back from the search after the events of May 18, 2017 at the screening of “The Lure,” in Santa Fe. I was there and saw it all. I spoke with him that night about it. I exchanged emails with him for a few days afterwards.

His decision was reinforced by the media and community activity associated with the loss of the second searcher.

In addition, he’s 87. He suffered a bout with cancer. He’s missing a kidney. The end is drawing nigh. He’s done everything he needs to have done to ensure the treasure is one day found. Short of providing geographic coordinates, there is nothing more he can say that will make a difference in finding the treasure. Or, not.

He can, effectively, and comfortably, retire.

Let him go.

Copy of Newton Brown’s “Sanctuary”

During our Lander/Sinks Canyon Recon, we visited the Pioneer Museum of the American West. It was very nicely laid out, with a very well curated, if small, research library. After getting permission to use it, I headed for the file cabinets, and pulled “B” for “Brown,” since it seems I’m always looking for options. Amongst the file folders for “Fort Brown,” “Frederick Brown,” “Brown Family,” and “Brown’s Spring,”  I discovered a thick manila folder labeled “Newton Brown.” He was an icon in Lander, having surveyed most of the area. Later in the week we discovered he engineered the hydro-electric dam on the Middle Popo Agie between The Sinks and The Rise. There was much more, but, I highly recommend you perform your own research on him.

Amongst the documents in the folder, I discovered a typed document written in a narrative style by Mr. Brown. It is entitled “Sanctuary.” After reading the first few paragraphs I was reminded of Fenn. There are no clues in the document, but it is very well written, and if there was a Bible of the Outdoors, it should be included.

Click on the image of the cover to start your download.