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    Hypothetically, tomorrow you wake up and cannot find any of your Fenn books or research or any additional books read or media bought specifically for your Chase. Your Chase related BOTG souvenirs are missing, though you have postcards and other paraphernalia from your recent BOTG trips. Any Chase related T-shirts or board games or searcher coins or any other physical stuff is unable to be found. Your car shows the mileage to your destination, but there is no location data on your (or any) phone that can help prove your off-trail hike. Your browser history is empty of Chase related search, but the rest is there. Your backup is the same. Your backup’s backup is the same. To the 11th iteration of backups: It’s as if you had never searched for a single Chase term, yet it appears tangentially related searches spawned by the Chase are still intact.
    You know for a fact that you have talked about Fenn’s treasure hunt with several different people to different degree, yet when you now bring it up, no one knows what you are talking about. Specific conversations either via text or voice have been scrubbed, and yet the remainder conversations in between remain. An internet search reveals no websites or forums or news articles. The paper magazines no longer contain mention. The people who did the interviews or YouTube channels or wrote books have no idea what you’re asking about and have never heard of Fenn or the Chase. The ISBNs are now defunct and ‘unallocated’. The URLs are either something else entirely or are available domain names and have been for years. When you finally stalk Fenn down and ask the author (for he has written several books- just nothing about the Chase) widhigo (what in the hockey is going on)- he looks at you with a curious minded empathy, but clearly has no idea what “treasure” you’re referring to, nor does he seem to be lying when telling you flat out he has no idea what you’re talking about.
    What is your most likely reaction? Only one option per handle please. Responses not public- this is for science and curiosity.
    11
    You are relieved.
    18.18%
    2
    You are distressed.
    18.18%
    2
    You are both.
    9.09%
    1
    You are neither.
    9.09%
    1
    You are ambivalent.
    9.09%
    1
    a. You acknowledge the change and go on.
    9.09%
    1
    b. You flip your lid.
    9.09%
    1
    Both a and b.
    0%
    0
    Neither a nor b.
    0%
    0
    Other, please comment why.
    18.18%
    2

  • #2
    LOL - I start looking around for Rod Sterling......

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    • #3
      I make a stat urgent appointment with a Psychiatrist

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      • #4
        I think the major mistake most searchers make is that they don't stick with the exact quote Mr. Fenn said. For instance, I believe this thread should have been entitled considering the "What Ifs" The s is important. Then you can make the anagram "wash fit". It doesn't work without the s. Changing 66,000 to 8.25 miles completely destroys the hint. IMO only
        1f

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rose Livingstone View Post
          Hypothetically, tomorrow you wake up and cannot find any of your Fenn books or research or any additional books read or media bought specifically for your Chase. Your Chase related BOTG souvenirs are missing, though you have postcards and other paraphernalia from your recent BOTG trips. Any Chase related T-shirts or board games or searcher coins or any other physical stuff is unable to be found. Your car shows the mileage to your destination, but there is no location data on your (or any) phone that can help prove your off-trail hike. Your browser history is empty of Chase related search, but the rest is there. Your backup is the same. Your backup’s backup is the same. To the 11th iteration of backups: It’s as if you had never searched for a single Chase term, yet it appears tangentially related searches spawned by the Chase are still intact.
          You know for a fact that you have talked about Fenn’s treasure hunt with several different people to different degree, yet when you now bring it up, no one knows what you are talking about. Specific conversations either via text or voice have been scrubbed, and yet the remainder conversations in between remain. An internet search reveals no websites or forums or news articles. The paper magazines no longer contain mention. The people who did the interviews or YouTube channels or wrote books have no idea what you’re asking about and have never heard of Fenn or the Chase. The ISBNs are now defunct and ‘unallocated’. The URLs are either something else entirely or are available domain names and have been for years. When you finally stalk Fenn down and ask the author (for he has written several books- just nothing about the Chase) widhigo (what in the hockey is going on)- he looks at you with a curious minded empathy, but clearly has no idea what “treasure” you’re referring to, nor does he seem to be lying when telling you flat out he has no idea what you’re talking about.
          What is your most likely reaction? Only one option per handle please. Responses not public- this is for science and curiosity.
          What if you had a freak bicycle accident during a global power outage and you woke up and found out that the Beatles never existed. Your a musician who happens to know the lyrics to all the Beatles songs and overnight you become a world wide sensation. Hey dude, doody doody doody doody. Interesting idea for a movie.
          All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
          --Arthur Schopenhauer--

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Anna Graham View Post

            What if you had a freak bicycle accident during a global power outage and you woke up and found out that the Beatles never existed. Your a musician who happens to know the lyrics to all the Beatles songs and overnight you become a world wide sensation. Hey dude, doody doody doody doody. Interesting idea for a movie.
            And who would you have star in it? How 'bout Cary Grant.

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            • #7
              Do searchers poop in the woods?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ricardo View Post
                Do searchers poop in the woods?
                I know they pee.....where else would warm waters halt?

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                • #9
                  I would be distressed, because it would be obvious that the universe is messing with my mind. Also, not knowing if the solve that I "had" was a good one or not would really haunt me.

                  I'm in a good place regarding the search right now. I don't have the resources to do any BOTGs any time soon, and I feel like God shut me down the last few times I tried. I think my solve is close, but I'm not going to be allowed to find it or the timing isn't right. Sometimes you just cannot fight the Powers.

                  On the plus side, finally getting a handle on some serious health issues that were really dragging me down, and which had me drained of energy the last couple BOTGs. Maybe I'm in a rebuilding season, and maybe something good will happen later on. Or maybe not, but I can hope, I guess.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jackrabbit View Post
                    I would be distressed, because it would be obvious that the universe is messing with my mind. Also, not knowing if the solve that I "had" was a good one or not would really haunt me.

                    I'm in a good place regarding the search right now. I don't have the resources to do any BOTGs any time soon, and I feel like God shut me down the last few times I tried. I think my solve is close, but I'm not going to be allowed to find it or the timing isn't right. Sometimes you just cannot fight the Powers.

                    On the plus side, finally getting a handle on some serious health issues that were really dragging me down, and which had me drained of energy the last couple BOTGs. Maybe I'm in a rebuilding season, and maybe something good will happen later on. Or maybe not, but I can hope, I guess.
                    Sometimes merely hoping isn't enough. Have you considered spending almost all your time praying?

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                    • #11
                      And he realized praying was the only thing
                      That he hadn't ever tried
                      Well he wasn't sure he knew quite how
                      But he looked up to the sky
                      Said you don't owe me nothing and as far as I know
                      Lord don't owe nothing to you
                      And I ain't asking for a miracle Lord
                      Just a little bit of luck will do
                      And you know I ain't never prayed before
                      But it always seemed to me
                      If praying is the same as begging Lord
                      I don't take no charity

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Old Pilot View Post

                        Sometimes merely hoping isn't enough. Have you considered spending almost all your time praying?
                        Interesting suggestion, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I honestly struggle a lot with prayer. I've had a lot of hard things to pray about these last couple years, and it doesn't seem like anything is moving sometimes. One thing in particular I prayed about (not the Chase) for almost two years, and it just seemed like the opposite of what I asked God for was given to me over and over. I'm questioning the point of prayer when obviously my understanding of what God is doing is so flawed. It's just easier to take what comes my way and not expect too much.

                        I have prayed about the Chase, quite a lot. I actually arrived at my solve after praying, though at that point I wasn't praying to God exactly, just asking anyone who was listening to give me a chance. The Chase was important to me for a while because I had a lot of medical bills and related debts. Funny enough, despite not having found the chest, I am almost debt free now; I'll be paying off my last overdue bill when I get my next paycheck.

                        I kind of stopped praying about it after the last couple BOTGs though. I think I mentioned these on here. On one, my car broke down halfway to Montana (I live on the east coast), and a month or so after that, I made it out there but a forest fire shut down the area for over 20 miles in all directions from my solve; I couldn't even get close.

                        I don't know. I may have an opportunity to go out there again next summer (my aunt and uncle moved out to Montana a year ago) but I honestly don't know if I want to try again.

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                        • #13
                          That "Iron Force" must've found it.
                          (Mission Impossible -1965)
                          Last edited by 5-leaf Blaze; 09-19-2019, 08:48 PM.
                          Questing song:
                          The Beatles "I'll Be Back"
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K9Ij6VmOD4

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sherif Billy View Post
                            . . . Changing 66,000 to 8.25 miles completely destroys the hint. IMO only
                            1f
                            I was never in favor of that conversion (to 8.25 miles). But I haven't seen what appears to me to be "the hint" in the mention of 66,000 links. Thanks for mentioning this.

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                            • #15
                              He should've said "clicks" that sure would have cleared things up for me. lol, kidding.
                              Questing song:
                              The Beatles "I'll Be Back"
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K9Ij6VmOD4

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