If you’re a devoted member of Fenn’s chase you’ve most likely have seen the “game changer” Forward written for Forrest Fenn’s new book Once Upon a While. This Forward, written by Douglas Preston, was made public on Jenny’s blog.
From this spurred one of the most thought provoking quotes in recent memory….
“The final clue, he said, would be where they found his car: in the parking lot of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.”
But wait, in 2012 Forrest Fenn had told a news reporter, Tony Doukopil, this….
“So when Forrest puts his body next to the treasure and dies he’s afraid that people will find his car and the location of the car would be Northern Arizona University. So there could be some significance to Northern Arizona University.”
So which is it, parking in Denver or parking in Flagstaff?
The answer, at long last, tells us the search state……………….
Why you may ask?
Look at this map (see below). See how almost exact both locations are from Santa Fe, NM.
This about confirms that Forrest Fenn’s intention was to drive about 400 miles out-of-the-way, in a rental car, park and possibly take a bus back to New Mexico to hide the treasure and end his life.
I believe Fenn changed his mind about where to park his car (or where to say he was going to park his car), because Denver is, in a way, the center of the Rockies. From there he could of driven up or he could of driven south. But parking his car in Arizona there’s truly only one state he would be heading to.
One thing is for sure. Forrest Fenn’s friends know and have a lot more information about the chase and the treasure than any of us.