Forrest Fenn’s Yen

The American millionaire Forrest Fenn has hidden a treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains. In books, writings and interviews, he has left hints to the world that should lead to the treasure. The author and social scientist Reiner Stöver wrote about Fenn’s riddle.

Yen from Fenn
In the field of treasure hunting, there are many approaches to find or locate potential sites. Methods and tools from the field of geosciences and archeology are used here.

Excavation sites in places difficult to access are marked in maps; Modern technologies such as GPS transmitters, probes, detection devices, detectors and pinpointers are used to determine the most diverse treasures.

But sometimes, despite the latest technology is difficult to make a treasure, there may be other “elements” that could use treasure hunters in addition? As an example was the start of the “Project Silva”, in which two Austrians (radio host Bernhard Vosicky and the video blogger Richard Haderer) wanted to raise a treasure in the Rocky Mountains.
The background: Forrest Fenn, an American art dealer and ex-pilot, hid a box of precious metal and gemstones in this huge massif in 2010 (he was 79 years old). Fenn wrote clues to the hiding place that should be in a search area of ​​approximately 550,000 square kilometers, in a kind of own poem. In these “poetic lines” the adventurer should find the place of discovery with the help of a “Seeker’s-Yen”.

There is also an indication from Fenn’s book “Too far for walk”, where a “Trovecy card” is included. The lines were linguistically analyzed to obtain clues. But with this “Seeker’s-Yen” one is reminded of Chinese or generally Asian “premonitions” or a scientifically not necessarily tangible “inner knowledge”. Perhaps a “belief in certain things”, a kind of “inner force” plays a role here. Maybe Fenn wants to reach treasure hunters with their own “love for certain art forms”?

Lovers, so to speak, of works of art and valuables that rely on or invoke their “instincts”; and thereby find the way to a treasure without the help of large technical equipment – no matter in which area it was hidden. In fact – here you could start a (scientific) thought experiment – and bring in new ideas at this level.

Selective perception is a keyword here. Treasure hunters, who are interested in exactly these valuables, could “correspond” with the hints of Fenn`s lines, since they interpret the writing for themselves, and thus find their own access to the hiding place, which for others may not be comprehensible , Why, as a food for thought, should nonexistent scientific expertise be associated with this “Seeker’s Yen”? It may be worth a try.

Translated for the german original text of
Reiner Stöver, at

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