Tuesday, August 1, 2017

8/1/17 Report - Tropical Storm Emily Downgraded. Fenn Treasure Hunters Dead. Florida Anthropologist Archives. Fun Book.

Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of treasurebeachesreport.blogspot.com.

Source: nhc.noaa.gov

Emily has been downgraded to a tropical depression and is on her way out to the ocean.  At this time there is no other storms to watch.

On the Treasure Coast the surf will be just a touch bigger today and the go back to one or two feet or Tuesday.

The wind will be off-shore today, and in a day or two will be back to a south wind again.

There isn't anything that will significantly change beach conditions this week.


The hunt for a treasure chest said to contain millions in gold may have claimed its third victim.

Eric Ashby, 31, went missing last month while searching for the treasure art dealer Forrest Fenn claims to the Rocky Mountains, his family said. Now, with the discovery of a body in the Arkansas River, friends and family of Ashby fear he might be victim of a hunt that has already claimed the lives of two Colorado men...

Here is the link for more about that.


Thanks to Dean for that link.

Wkipedia says, The Fenn Treasure is a treasure reportedly worth over a million dollars supposedly hidden by art dealer and author Forrest Fenn in the Rocky Mountains Fenn has said he is going to go back and get it when the value is inflated to 10 million dollars.[2]

According to Fenn, many people have claimed to have found the treasure, but no one has provided any evidence to him supporting their claim. As of July 2017, Fenn has stated "The treasure remains where I hid it about 7 years ago". In May 2017, Fenn was asked: "Has anyone determined the nine clues and what they represent?" and his response was: "I don't know that anybody has told me the clues in the right order", leading to speculation all of the clues have been solved, but the chest remains hidden. Forrest reconfirmed searchers have been within 200 feet of the treasure and many within 500 feet.[3] The Thrill of the Chase and Too Far to Walk books chronicle Fenn's life as an adrenaline junky and the treasure hunt has attracted many thrill seekers.

Treasure hunting, like life i general, can involve dangers of different kinds.  There is no treasure worth dying for.  Be careful.

You can find a lot of good information on the internet.  I was doing some research and found all of the issues of Florida Anthropologists, beginning with the first issue in 1948 and running up through 2016.  The first article in the first issue was written by Hale Smith and is about a Spanish mission site in Florida.  You might want to browse through the archives.

Here is the link.



Here is a fun book written in 1859 that you can read free online.  Here is the title.

The Museum of Perilous Adventures and Daring Exploits; Being a Record of Thrilling Narratives, Heroic Achievements and Hazardous Enterprises, Interspersed with Numerous Accounts of the Most Singular and Entertaining, Facts, Found in History.

Now that is a title.

Click here if you want to take a look at the ebook.


Happy hunting,