The Treacherous Treasure Hunt of Forrest Fenn

Published on Sep 7, 2018
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  • We're shooting our post mortem episode Monday, so make sure to leave your questions down below!

    • I live in Albuquerque!! I'm so glad they visited here lmao

    • #postmortem what would shane and ryan do if they ever found a treasure?? #boogara #butwouldmarryshane

    • I dont watch you guys other stuff but I love the unsolved series.

    • history, starting in the 1660's 'Blaze' was a term used to describe cuts in trees used to mark trails in the woods, (I also believe although I'm not certain that it may also be used by firefighters to refer to a spot where trees have been removed to hamper forest fires. You'll have to fact check this as I'm unsure) Either way go back to the Browns Creek area and pay closer attention to the trees!

  • Forest Fenn is a badass

  • Maybe the blaze is the sunlight. I could be referring to the rays of sun hitting of of something and a specific time and it would be a gaze.

  • I think they found it..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • imagine if 100 years later nobody knows about this poem because generations before gave up and it is now forgotten but then one day someone randomly finds it

  • Next do G30 s pki

  • Try and solve the hidden yamashita treasure

  • Blaze: tree blaze?

  • Imagine he never ever hid anything and just made this all up to keep him name alive lmao.

  • Just saying, my grandpas 82, and he's still chopping down trees, and climbing on top of roofs to fix shingles, and hiking... I think this guy would've been able to hike through some of that crazy thick vegetation- especially since he had a butt load of experience with it... and also considering the clue "Not for the meek", I think it's possible you had to push through some of that stuff... Also I had heart palpitations when you found the white rock- I was like, no frigging way- theres no way they would've found it and I didn't see it somewhere

  • I miss unsolved supernatural 😭

  • What if the blaze is the bottom or top of the waterfall? It looks mostly white.

  • the white blaze could've been the white water from waterfall so it might've been under some small rocks under the peak of the water so it wasn't really drowned but it would be wet

  • You should do the haymarket riot

  • These seasons are too short i always want more

  • what if the treasure is just the adventure and experience you got from this

  • National Treasure who

  • Buzzfeed is a leech lmao

  • Am i the only one you think he dug it under a river bank.... Just a theory

  • If Fenn isn’t the biggest troll, I don’t know who is

  • What if this was all a lie? That he said he hid a box but in reality he didn’t. But the actual treasure was the adventure and the great things you saw along the way

  • I heard about this on a podcast called paranormal almanac, it’s a great podcast all things paranormal, not my podcast idk the name of the host.

  • I heard about this on a podcast called paranormal almanac, it’s a great podcast all things paranormal, not my podcast idk the name of the host.

  • Dry creek.

  • When they said it was too dense, it has been 8 years since he has put the treasure there right? Wouldn't the environment change even a little so maybe he could have been able to travel through the thick woods?

  • *uncharted*

  • I dont think the treasure exist

  • 29:55 What if it's not $1,000,000 but it's something as great as $1,000,000 , or what if it was a trick to get people to explore the great outdoors?

  • 29:55 What if it's not $1,000,000 dollars but it's something as great as $1,000,000

  • when you found the square rock i was sitting there with my mouth open but then i started laughing when it wasn't the chest


  • 16:38

  • Can you do video on the weird connections of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.

  • I bet theres n0 treasure and he only made a fake search so people could enjoy the outdoors and exploring like Fenn him self did

  • Shane: *sips drink*

  • 6:48 I can see Shane doing that 😂😂

  • Imagine if someone in the comments said they seen it

  • This is by far my favorite episode of buzzfeed unsolved

  • how do you know that rock wasn't some type of cyrstal or rare rock that was worth all that money....

  • could a blaze mean the river water

  • I'd have hidden it in Colorado. There are so many remote areas of Southwest Colorado it's possible no one could ever find it. There are streams and rivers mountains and canyons everywhere.

  • Ryan, why the nasally narration??? No, no, nada

  • them joking about that they wouldn’t tell us is reverse phycology waiting for the theory videos about “did they find it”

  • Between 5:00-5:30 put a smile on my face. Go Humanity


  • i felt like i was on a true adventure the whole timing watching this lol

  • You're never going to find the treasure - wearing tight khakis and Florsheim zipper-boots

  • "blaze" is also a frequently used name for a color pattern in flowers (namely mums and lilies). Google blaze mums.

  • I wonder if these clowns are Armed and Dangerous?! I would be more scared of that .... then Bears! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HA! its an amusing video.... I do like watching it. Hope these Guys please stay out of Montana and Wyoming, you will be LUNCH for a Grizzzzly. Better to be resolved that Begin it Where warm waters halt is urinated on a tree in the woods...

  • Minimum amount of research to find Fenn's chest may take over a decade or longer.... I don't think its a read a few books a few times, and your are there! NOT!!!! Its a study within itself. Will take years and a person with the RIGHT STUFF to find it...

  • Imagine if someone used all your clues and found it 😂😂😂😂😂

  • The narration sounds like Troom Troom

  • Wish I could afford to even try to find the treasure, especially in some of the latter clues they don't ring right with what some people claim they mean.

  • You guys need to retry this because this was dope

  • I feel like it was by the marble rock they just didn’t look hard enough.

  • Who else wanted them to find it

  • why didn't you guys dig where the square rock? think of the growth that must've happen since then?

  • i love live action minecraft

  • Ngl Ryan looks hot in his indiana Jones get-up

  • why didn't they bring a metal detector

  • 14:10 I literally said *"OH SHEET!!!"* when i saw Ryan cause he look fine

  • I want that mug that Shane has


  • They look iconic in their outfits XD

  • you keep saying "80 year old man" but hes been doing this his whole life so he knows the easy routes

  • hey this is me brent. I ve put 4 years into the hunt, and iv'e found the home of brown. If you would like to go in on the chest together i want 50 percent. I am willing to show you some clues. Call me at 928 209 2761 my name brent

  • I mean honestly what if the rock WAS the box? Ryan didn't really touch it much so.. Also, did anyone else notice the gold type edging on the 'rock'?

  • Go to Kay’s cross

  • That’s sad the people own parts of this wildlife.. it should be for everyone

  • You should totally do Cthulhu

  • okay but i’m honestly really impressed with ryan’s research, that looked like a lot of work

  • this video screams boyfriends

  • #postmortem it is maybe under the water behind one of the waterfalls ..

  • I would look like inside the waterfall tbh like in the movies behind the waterfalls you know

  • 27:15 god dammit i thought u guys had it

  • What if that square rock was the treasure? What if the real treasure is an adventure to cherish?

  • A blaze could just be where the sun shines on.

  • How fucked up would it be if there wasn’t any treasure in the end. I mean the title of his memoir was “The Thrill of the Chase” and it was made during poor economic times in America. It could be possible that he made this scavenger hunt to get the depression off peoples minds, and it’s not about the treasure but the thrill of chasing it. But what do I know, someone probably already found it and told no one because they have a brain.


  • what a waste of my hard earned time

  • All this research and they didn’t know what a blaze was!! It’s not a pile of rocks, it’s a swatch of paint (usually on a tree or something) or, more traditionally, a shaved away patch of bark revealing the light wood underneath.

  • Another definition of blaze is a marking on a tree, sooooo. I mean the really white rock was cool and all but...

  • Just a thought but what if the treasure is fake or by treasure he means exploring/discovering the beauty of the outdoors

  • You guys should go to Mary’s Grave in Long Island next season!!

  • You fools. You can't just think like an 80 year old man. You must *bring* an 80 year old man.

  • I live in a town called Browning and it's in Montana

  • Make Part 2 maybe?? this time researching even more? xD

  • I could watch more videos of you being treasure hunters!

  • Shane kinda reminds me of Benedict Cumberbatch. Also side note he is so good looking id love to meet him.

  • Dudeski, shouldn’t underestimate an 80 year old 😫👊

  • y’all could some day become and independent company with sponsors to go treasure hunting ! u never kno who’s watching these episodes....

  • "too far to walk" doesn't necessarily mean he drove. he could have taken a boat as well since he said he barely walked?

  • What if they actually managed to solve the clues and just missed something crucial? Real treasure hunters might be on their way to follow their trail.

  • One of the definitions of a blaze as a noun, is a mark made by cutting the bark of a tree so as to mark a pathway or route. Where there any significant marks that you may have overlooked?

  • A “blaze” is a trail marking, like spray paint on a tree.

  • what if they box they found was the treasure... gold is very heavy and they said it was camouflaged...

  • I feel like it's more than a bit problematic that it's 2018, and you guys didn't start with a disclaimer that it's not okay to loot or pillage other countries artifacts/history/culture...... kind of makes me question BuzzFeed a little bit

    • I'm a fan for sure and think you guys are great, so I think this is why I was so disappointed by the lack of acknowledgment of looting other cultures not being okay

  • you guys have to make a video on Madeline McCann it's like the biggest unsolved case in europe

  • From how I interpret it you should be on the left side of the falls. Have you evrr seen a waterfall where the spray at the top catches in the sun? like a blaze? You would look down (from the top left side of the waterfall) and see (probably in a picturesque valley) either a path or something of note and that's where the treasure would be (I just think you should have been standing at the top of a waterfall for that clue).

  • Check behind the waterfall