Some people dream of becoming overnight millionaires. Buying lottery tickets seems like the safest, “easiest” way to do it, but there’s a group of people that prefer the chase. And no, we don’t mean making wise investments or starting a business. About 65,000 were involved in a scavenger hunt to locate riches hidden at the top of a mountain. As harmless as this seems, some of those poor treasure hunters lost their lives in their fruitless attempts. Read the story of Forrest Fenn, a Texas native who left a pile of treasure atop the Rocky Mountains for strangers across the US to search for.
Where It All Started
In the early 1970s, Forrest Fenn settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was a former US Air Force pilot who had plans of settling down and starting his own family. It was in Santa Fe where he met his wife, Peggy, and the couple opened up their own art gallery together.
Forrest was a high-school-educated former pilot who had little to his name. However, he and his wife had pretty fine tastes in art, and they became the go-to duo for everything art-related in their community. After a while, their business flourished, and the couple was pretty much set for life.