BEACON TRANSCRIPT – An antique dealer’s cryptic poem hinting a buried treasure somewhere inside Yellowstone Park has led to the deaths of at least three treasure hunters. The men ventured into the remotest areas of the park, poem in hand, in an attempt to discover the author’s treasure chest, said to be billed with $2 million worth of jewels and gold.
Yellowstone Park Buried Treasure Claims the Life of Batavia Treasure Hunter
Yellowstone officials declared that the hunt for the author and antique dealer Forrest Fenn’s treasure had claimed yet another life, that of a 53-year-old man from Batavia, who ventured too far off the path, following the clues Fenn allegedly left behind in his poem ‘The Thrill of the Chase.’
Jeff Murphy, the last treasure hunter who pursued Fenn’s treasure, was found dead by the Yellowstone officials on the 9th of June 2017.
According to the legend woven around Fenn’s poem, several years ago, the author, growing tired of riches, went into the Rocky Mountains and buried a treasure chest. Fenn’s fans and members of various treasure hunting circles believe that the chest might contain jewels and gold, its contents being estimated somewhere around $2 million.
Although the poem written by Fenn hints a more spiritual journey, the treasure at the end of the chase symbolizing man coming face to face with himself, some adventure enthusiasts have decided to take the clues literally, hiking to some of the most dangerous parts of Yellowstone Park in an attempt to discover the author’s buried treasure.
As to the authenticity of Fenn’s treasure, it’s mildly suspicious that most of the information pertaining to the author’s work and life come from fan-made websites which brainstorm upon the clues left behind in the poem.
Meanwhile, the Yellowstone authorities have warned to stay away from those areas, adding that mounting a rescue operation is costly and sometimes fruitless.