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September 9, 2013

Had a great time in Santa Fe on Friday and Saturday. Got home on Saturday evening and woke up to rain on Sunday morning and this morning.


This is Ratcliff Ridge soaked to the gills this morning around seven.


This man hid a $1 million dollar treasure somewhere in the West. In the November issue of True West (which he's holding in his left hand) we narrow down the clues for you and I predict someone who reads our magazine will find the treasure.

"Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist."

—Robert G. Allen

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Comment by anthony martin on September 9, 2013 at 12:23pm


  Hopefully the $1,000,000 treasure isn't 4.000,000 cans of Vienna Sausages!

Comment by Phillip Mason on September 10, 2013 at 4:12pm

Hi, I am a full time searcher for FF's treasure and have searhed over 50 locations to date.

I have gained a lot of insight about this chase and feel I am very close now. The important thing to figure out is the first clue: "Begin it where warm waters halt". This has led thousands of searchers to a host of popular sites where the treasure is not! The warm waters clue (in MHO) means exactly what is says, but it does not mean what folks think it does such as: hot springs, warm waters fisheries, lakes, dams and so forth. FF says the poem is the map. Thus where warm waters halt can only be one place if the poem is going to lead you directly to the chest with no guessing involved, as Forrest has suggested. When the meaning of this clue hit me I had a big laugh. Yes, it does lead to only one place. Now I need to cruise the area (its in New Mexico) and solve the rest of the clues, which I have not been able to do yet.

Good luck searchers and have fun out there enjoying our beautiful wild places.

Phil Mason


Comment by Bob Boze Bell on September 10, 2013 at 4:50pm

Forrest did say several have "been very close to it but didn't know it." Hmmmmmm.

Comment by Murray A. Gewirtz on September 13, 2013 at 9:07pm

Hopefully, also, the one million dollar treasure is not one old doubtful photo of a mustachioed man purported to be Doc Holliday/Wyatt Earp/J.B. Hickok/W. F. Cody/G.A. Custer/Pat Garrett.

Comment by Bob Boze Bell on September 14, 2013 at 8:32am

We are running a photo of the actual treasure chest in the November issue of True West. It appears to be full of gold items and such.

Comment by Kelly Smith on October 27, 2013 at 8:08am

I beleive that I was close to it and know just how close.

My Poem Transaltion has been perfected since the initial Site Visit.

And every single other clue/subtle hint fits right in with it .

I kinda stinks not being abale to say as much as I would like to.

But in all due time.


If any one would like to know.

"Begin at where warm waters halt"

"And take it in the canyon down"

Is located at Pueblo Colorado,Arkansas River at the train bridge located at the end of Clark St.

Zoom in and take a look at the Levee Mural River Bank on the Google Map.

Also check out this Levee Mural Video at 5:26

and see the Glyph of the Human Walking Stick Figure and arrow pointing to the train bridge.

Forrest's newest book has a Shadow Representing this Glyph.

This is enough to get people started in the Thrill Of The Chase.

And be careful when going to Chasechat Forum by Stephanie Thirtyacres.

She runs a Dirty Game there.

Have fun,it's always better to know where to start.

Don't forget to tip this Messager 10% of the value of the Treasure Found !

If I don't get back there first.




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