6 Questions

Jenny Kile has recently posted “Six Questions More with Forrest Fenn” at her website www.mysteriouswritings.com.  Forrest seems to be sprinkling hints and clues in his recent interviews and there may be some here. Of particular interest is the mention of “a word that is key”.  I encourge you to check out Jenny’s site.

Here are some final comments from Forrest from Jenny’s post:

  • It is fun to arrange words in such a way that you have to smile at the end of a sentence.
  • Autobiographers always lean toward the subject.
  • It is important that I drink a martini at least once a year so I can continue to remember why I don’t like them.
  • All that I could remember was that I was not supposed to forget something.
  • He was so busy talking he didn’t hear what I was saying.



85 thoughts on “6 Questions

  1. astree: So I had been thinking about something a little while ago …

    ” NOT FAR (but FOUR) BUT 2 FAR 2 WALK ..

    I thought you were leading to this:

    Not far, but too far to walk
    Not four, but two four to walk
    Not 4, but 24 to walk.




  2. Olives:
    There has been many a mention of olives by FF. i.e. his bio is in an olive jar. In 6 questions he says “It is important that I drink a martini at least once a year …” Martinis have olives. It is my belief that that this symbolizes peace. The dove carrying the olive branch is representative of peace (as in the poem). His reference to “my church is in the mountains” is also along that theme. I speculate the blaze or the environment surrounding it will a symbol of peace.

    The Wolf


    • I believe Engelbert Humperdinck’s song, “Release Me” would have been in order. I’ve always wondered, though, who in their right mind would ever choose the stage name “Engelbert Humperdinck” over their given name “Arnold Dorsey”. He should have chosen a cool name like “Arnold …Schwarzenegger”. He could have a catchy song like “You Can Release Me…But I’ll Be Back”. (Boooo. Sorry. The 2-year-old won’t let me go to sleep…when I should have long ago.)


  3. Chris Yates:

    Kermit’s song is rainbow connection, a different song

    Thanks, Chris. I knew that when I posted IZ’s version of Over The Rainbow. In fact, Kermit gives a “nod” to that song in the very first line. Some people never REALLY listen (not you specifically, Chris), so here are the lyrics. They are beautiful.

    Rainbow Connection

    Why are there so many songs about rainbows
    and what’s on the other side?
    Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
    and rainbows have nothing to hide.
    So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it.
    I know they’re wrong, wait and see.
    Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection.
    The lovers, the dreamers and me.

    Who said that every wish would be heard
    and answered when wished on the morning star?
    Somebody thought of that and someone believed it.
    Look what it’s done so far.
    What’s so amazing that keeps us star gazing
    and what do we think we might see?
    Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection.
    The lovers, the dreamers and me.

    All of us under its spell. We know that it’s probably magic.

    Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices?
    I’ve heard them calling my name.
    Is this the sweet sound that called the young sailors.
    The voice might be one and the same.
    I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it.
    It’s something that I’m supposed to be.
    Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection.
    The lovers, the dreamers and me.


  4. Cute, I will remember to not lick the frogs. LOL
    Stalking the wild frog who lives in the flower pot….Im on the trail now! Hahaha

    azuredeb you very well know that Forrest Fenn’s brilliant Poem takes you to many places if the clues are followed precisely. From Santa Fe, NM to North of Santa Fe, NM. And while the quest for the “Chest” and when in tight focus with a word that is key one must transform into a cat but the downside of it is that the rest of the frogs, in this game, this hunt, will be upset and stick their tongues out at the cat (the finder).



  5. The word that was key , IMO, is Brown.
    On page 48 ff writes of a jokeingly nickname for the manager, its ‘Ruler’ , capped.
    On page 125, half way down, he writes of a ‘brookie’, which IS a nick name for a brook trout, but the nickname is not capped by ff. So a nickname for a brown trout would be ‘brown’,or ‘brownie’, either one not capped,right? I don’t know I’m asking what do yall think?


    • Musstag-
      Forrest does use a number of curious capitals in TTOTC, such as Ruler, Daisy Air Rifle (D should be), Romanesque Lock Box (R should be), etc. Publishers and editors often need to make many corrections of capitalization, but Forrest published the book himself so he can do whatever he wants. He may do this for emphasis, or perhaps other reasons…

      Typically brown trout would not be capitalized, or rainbow or brook, etc. However, you can find lots of writing that does capitalize them, and many other animals. Of course German brown trout gets the capital G. If Forrest wanted to capitalize Brown for brown trout, he would go right ahead and do it.



      • Yes, Halogetter, I also cap others words, as ff does, the Daisy Air Rifle would be one… I know what you mean by saying, ” he would go right ahead and do i t” But thats somewhat of what I want to get to…… where do we draw the line, and SAY that somethng has to follow form, some little smithe of rules??? Its a choice to be made, how much sillyness will you allow in your solve…


          • Yes, well something has to be allowed to add ‘your’ spin or your spice to the lines in THIS poem. Much like any poem, certain things come to ones mind when reading. But in common poems the picture gained by reading are similar to most all who do read it. I’m thinking of gettting a note book, and write 1st, the simplest of defination of the Chase poem, then get more and more creative with additional definations untill I max them way out there…..then review.


          • Me, three…I mean, two…actually, it’s just me…alone. My brainwaves get wobbly after a long journey through the poppies just outside the gates of OZ.
            At this point I agree with a previous comment. “I’d rather have this bottle in front of me…than…a frontal lobotomy”
            You’d think the bottle was something besides Pepsi! …butt ‘snot.


          • JC1117: Me, three…I mean, two…actually, it’s just me…alone. My brainwaves get wobbly after a long journey through the poppies just outside the gates of OZ.

            So I had been thinking about something a little while ago …

            ” NOT FAR (but FOUR) BUT 2 FAR 2 WALK ..

            FROM THREE IT’S NO PLACE .. ”


          • @astree , I’ve always thought “from there” could be three as well. Still looking for other could is ever be seven and nigh be nine?


          • jfoggy,

            That’s an interesting idea – I’ll take a look.

            I had seen that one of the possible meanings of “now I’m week” = “seven days”



          • Astree when you say week instead of weak, you are changing an a to an e

            what makes you think Forrest would ever do such a thing


          • .

            “I had seen that one of the possible meanings of “now I’m week” = “seven days” ”

            Relates to what’s in the book about the blaze and seven days.


  6. “All that I could remember was that I was not supposed to forget something.”

    i was reminded of this when i was watching its a wonderful life the other night

    uncle billy has multiple strings tied around different fingers so he won’t forget to do something important for that day. one of them is going to georges wedding and there is a funny part where george bailey walks into the bank after his wedding is over and points at one of the strings on billys hand and says you can take that one off now


    • Chris –

      A classic movie for sure – with Donna Reed – all the strings tied together wouldn’t fit through the door – same with all my stacks of paper work.


  7. Forrest is always sure of what he is saying, its us who are unsure. Many dont want to hear what he is saying. But what he said got people thinking again. For now thats enough, isnt it?


  8. Ok to know they went to clue #8, you would have to know clearly exactly what all the clues are. But because he is basing it on his solution doesnt mean anything to anyone but him. It all resides in his head.
    That is why I have been quiet on this subject so far. Not only that but if my solution is right why would I hand out info to the other searchers? I guess it all goes back to that other quote about heros keeping their mouths shut, in my opinion.

    I have my opinion on what it means but as far as it goes it is just an opinion.


  9. colokidd:
    pg. 208.He’s discussing the pricing of Eric Sloane’s paintings.

    Thanks, CK. “Tight focus” in this context appears to mean looking at a situation in finer increments– in this case, time (price per minute instead of per painting), but in the case of the location of the treasure it could mean a few feet instead of 500 feet as VG suggests.


  10. inthechaseto:
    In my humble opinion – if you start numbering clues – you might be lost. Forget about it.It is simple.Not to worry about the numbers – just follow the path and the twists and turns.

    Inthechaseto you are so right about numbering the clues. They are there, but it doesn’t mean they are in order. I have been watching all the comments lately and it is so funny to see that people are grasping at straws in others comments. Either they have no idea, in there so called solves, that they look for other answers. If you truly understand this quest then Forrest answers are there, you don’t have to go by other options that others are stating. I enjoy the conversations and love to see just where they go but chasers need to stick to there research and what that they find, changing horses in mid steam will bring a negative result to their solve. For those who are going to search soon with out that sure fire solution in your heart then your trip will leave with a sad feeling. Nature is a beautiful adventure and if that is what you are seeking then it doesn’t matter your quest, but if the TC is the goal then “hunker down” read TTOTC there are the answers to the clues you seek. Don’t second guess yourself if you truly believe. Bur


  11. @ VGBoss

    i agree with ITCT, that other comment is off track

    also VGBoss i think you will go off track by trying to focus too hard on the words “tight focus”

    why? because the meaning is not in those words, the meaning is in the words that were replaced by “tight focus”. Forrest was really saying something else that is kinda similar to tight focus, but if he used the other word/phrase the meaning would be too obvious.

    read the statement again and think to yourself what tight focus might be referring to.

    i cant believe im going to do this but here is a hint for you. there is a hidden clue in the chapter title “Stout-Hearted Men”. find it and you may be able to piece together what Forrest was talking about. and if you understand the arena in which F is talking, you then may be able to figure out a key word he is referring to.


  12. My fellow Chasers I’ve been pondering one of Forrest Fenn’s answers to one of Jenny’s Questions much as of late which I’m sure many of you have as well.

    Here’s Forrest’s answer, again, along with the link… ( tinyurl.com/lz7huno )
    “It is interesting to know that a great number of people are out there searching. Many are giving serious thought to the clues in my poem, but only a few are in tight focus with a word that is key. The treasure may be discovered sooner than I anticipated.”

    Now my fellow Chasers I’ve read the replies, by some of you within this blog and from others over at Stephanie’s Forum which they titled the subject THE KEY, but still those replies do not satisfy my Thrill of the Chase appetite, to my desire, as most are focusing on “a word that is key”.

    Hear me, I’m not saying not to focus on “a word that is key” but what about the word “tight”? I’m not saying the key word is tight. What I’m asking, your opinion, is this…

    How TIGHT is TIGHT in “tight focus”?

    Listen if many in the past, on this Chase, believed that being within 500ft was in very close proximity to the “Chest” after Forrest Fenn stated this in the ABQJournal…

    “Two separate groups of intrepid treasure-hunters came within 500 feet of the bounty. They interpreted the first two clues correctly but walked by it” ( tinyurl.com/mnkywdt )

    So my fellow Chasers if a group, individual, or whatever was within 500ft of the “Chest/Bounty”, solved 2 clues correctly and walked by “it” and now we have this new statement from Forrest stating “a few are in tight focus with a word that is key”. Then if 500ft was some or someone walking by “it” which I personally would believe that to be tight, so then how much tighter are these “few” to the “Chest/Bounty”?

    – To me 500ft was tight as he/she or they WALKED BY “IT”!
    – How much tighter is being in TIGHT focus with a word that is key?

    Something had to occur in order for Forrest Fenn to release such a statement to overshadow his previous 500ft statement I would say. What was that something? Or am I just digging to deep into these statements by Forrest or is he just pulling our strings and giving us something to talk about over the winter?

    What say you?


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