Real buried treasure

Ten years ago, Forrest Fenn gained a cult following when he announced that he had hidden the chest somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. He promised a chest of gold, jewels and other valuables worth over $1 million. That inspired tens of thousands to set out in search of his treasure, but the prize eluded everyone — until now. An anonymous man has found the chest and sent Fenn a picture of it to verify the find. Fenn originally designed the treasure hunt as a means of leaving a legacy: in 1989, he was diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer, but he managed to recover. He shared clues to treasure’s whereabouts on his website and in a poem he published, “The Thrill of the Chase.” He hoped to tempt people to venture into the wild and give them an old-fashioned adventure for riches.


Seeking the prize

A monk at a Benedictine monastery lived there for many years, rose to the position of abbot, where he gained access to the monastery’s full archives. He began translating and cataloging the Holy books. So he holed up in the vast library, carefully going through its many rare books. One day the brothers heard the abbot laughing maniacally and crying at the same time. He was holding a treasured original copy of the Rule of St. Benedict, the guide for how the monks lived. They asked what was the matter. He wiped the tears from his eyes, pointed at the book, and exclaimed, “The word was CELEBRATE!”

When I was a kid, my brother told me about the treasure in the bottom of the well.
I fell for it.

What prize does someone get if they haven’t moved a muscle in over a year?
A trophy.

“The man that married Ethel sure got a treasure.” “What was it?”