Nearly two weeks after Forrest Fenn announced that someone had found the cache of riches which he had hidden in the Rocky Mountains long ago, the eccentric art dealer has finally released a series of photographs showcasing the elusive treasure. News that the nearly decade-long hunt had come to an end swept over the community of searchers like a tidal wave with many people who had spent a considerable amount of time and money on the chase expressing skepticism about the story and, in some cases, whether or not there really was a treasure in the first place.
Fenn likely squashed a great deal of that speculation this week when he provided three photographs of the treasure to blogger Dal Neitzel. The first image, which shows an opened box slightly caked in mud and containing a variety of gold coins, was described by the author as "the chest taken not long after it was discovered." Another photo features Fenn sitting at a table and pouring over the contents of the rather ornate box with the caption "removing objects from the chest. It is darker than it was ten years ago when I left it on the ground and walked away."
More on this enlightening turn of events at the Coast to Coast AM website.