Newswire: New Mexico authorities ask eccentric art dealer to stop real-life treasure hunt

Eccentric rich people are everywhere in media, from pop culture to, well, the media. Some of them enjoy toying with the hoi polloi from atop their mountains of gold, where they occasionally babysit their nephews. Take Forrest Fenn, an art dealer and one-time fighter pilot who decided to bury $2 million in gold and jewelry somewhere in the Rockies. This wannabe Indiana Jones has proffered some of his found treasure to anyone hale enough to go looking for it.

Amateur archeologist Forrest Fenn has dug up lots of stuff, but he buried the best of it. What’s in the #Fenntreasure ? Ep9 to find out 💰 pic.twitter.com/29M4u25OV6

— Beyond Podcast (@GoBeyondPodcast) May 23, 2017

As he told NPR last year, he’s hidden the gold coins “somewhere between Santa Fe and the Canadian border at an elevation above 5,000 feet.” You’ll also need brains to go with …

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