Page Six Entries

 

I Found this, Found Object, on the outskirts, of the town of Castle Rock Colorado. This old Crystal, is a Smoky Quartz beauty. As to the Find!  I love to walk my dog, or should I say he loves to walk me. To my amazment, when we crested the little hill on the edge of town, to head down the creek. I looked down, and there it was. She lay there, with all her beauty, just beckoning me, to bend over and pick her up.  " I could not deny her, so I obliged her and picked her up"   She is one of my most precious, found Objects, to date. She fits right in my pocket, with a bit of a protrusion. I have yet to track down her source. I figure it must be up the hillside, south of town somewhere. I always wonder how many people, walked right over my little nugget of a jewel, and how long she lay there waiting for me to come along.   Like the skeleton I found, in a cavern in Lake city Colorado. Thank god it was a medical Skeleton. When I reported the find  They  made me spend the night in front of the police station. The next morning the crews gathered and made me stay close by, like I was a murder, untill they figured out what the bones where all about. Thanks to the college prankster that placed it under the dirt in the back of that cavern, with the hand and elbow exposed as to point the way Above, I experienced a wild adventure .    That Skeleton was the scariest and coolest Object I have ever found. A great story to tell all to its own. I could not put that feller in my pocket or enter him here. He brakes the rules. The Skeleton actually stayed in the local sheriffs offfice on the couch. A welcome greater, for unwelcome visitors. There for I tell you all, always look down. You never know what your going to find. Thank you Dal for your great site. I have spent many of pleasurable hours, viewing its content. Jeff Burch 5/24/2015   P.S Dal I have linked your site at my site http://forrestfennsworld.com The skeleton in the news story is there in bones and treasure for validity. -jeff burch-

51   I Found this, Found Object, on the outskirts, of the town of Castle Rock Colorado. This old Crystal,
is a Smoky Quartz beauty. As to the Find! I love to walk my dog, or should I say he loves to walk me.
To my amazment, when we crested the little hill on the edge of town, to head down the creek. I looked down, and there it was.
She lay there, with all her beauty, just beckoning me, to bend over and pick her up. ” I could not deny her, so I obliged her and picked her up”
She is one of my most precious, found Objects, to date. She fits right in my pocket, with a bit of a protrusion. I have yet to track down her source.
I figure it must be up the hillside, south of town somewhere. I always wonder how many people, walked right over
my little nugget of a jewel, and how long she lay there waiting for me to come along.
Like the skeleton I found, in a cavern in Lake city Colorado. Thank god it was a medical Skeleton. When I reported the find
They made me spend the night in front of the police station. The next morning the crews gathered and made me stay close
by, like I was a murder, untill they figured out what the bones where all about. Thanks to the college prankster that placed it
under the dirt in the back of that cavern, with the hand and elbow exposed as to point the way Above, I experienced a wild adventure .
That Skeleton was the scariest and coolest Object I have ever found. A great story to tell all to its own. I could not put that feller
in my pocket or enter him here. He brakes the rules. The Skeleton actually stayed in the local sheriffs offfice on the couch.
A welcome greater, for unwelcome visitors. There for I tell you all, always look down. You never know what your going to find.
Thank you Dal for your great site. I have spent many of pleasurable hours, viewing its content. Jeff Burch 5/24/2015
P.S Dal I have linked your site at my site http://forrestfennsworld.com The skeleton in the news story is there in bones and treasure for validity.
-jeff burch-

 

My treasure was found along a surplus canal in salt lake city. Not knowing a lot about it ,we were invited by the Utah department of natural resources to stop by. They were very impressed and we were told it wasn't from this part of the world. It was confirmed to be from the Jurassic Ages. But the mystery of how it found its way here I guess no one will ever know. -annie hales-

52   My treasure was found along a surplus canal in salt lake city. Not knowing a lot about it ,we were invited by the Utah department of natural resources to stop by. They were very impressed and we were told it wasn’t from this part of the world. It was confirmed to be from the Jurassic Ages. But the mystery of how it found its way here I guess no one will ever know.
-annie hales-

 

THESE ITEMS WERE FOUND AT A  MINING GHOST TOWN CLOSE TO WHERE I LIVE. I WONDER ABOUT THE HISTORY THAT GOES WITH THE KEY AND PLATE. I LOVE HOW DECORATIVE THE FACEPLATE IS.  I THINK TIMES WERE HARD FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED DURING THIS TIME AND STRUGGLE KEEPING UP WITH DAY TO DAY LIVING ESPECIALLY IN WINTER. ALL THAT REMAINS ARE A FEW BITS AND PIECES OF A TIME GONE BY... -Belle-

53   THESE ITEMS WERE FOUND AT A MINING GHOST TOWN CLOSE TO WHERE I LIVE. I WONDER ABOUT THE HISTORY THAT GOES WITH THE KEY AND PLATE. I LOVE HOW DECORATIVE THE FACEPLATE IS. I THINK TIMES WERE HARD FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED DURING THIS TIME AND STRUGGLE KEEPING UP WITH DAY TO DAY LIVING ESPECIALLY IN WINTER. ALL THAT REMAINS ARE A FEW BITS AND PIECES OF A TIME GONE BY…
-Belle-

 

I found this mysterious jawbone about ten years ago in the creek behind my home.  I had never seen anything like it and couldn’t figure out what the heck kind of weird creature this thing belonged to.  Was it from some long extinct ice age creature like Sid the Sloth, or could it belong to E.T’s cousin?  After contemplating what it could be for a few years I finally had a good idea.  I emailed a photograph of it to the Illinois State Museum to see if they knew what it was.  After the email circulated through a couple different departments, a very friendly “mad” scientist happily explained that, “No, that thing is not the jaw of E.T.’s cousin or any other extra terrestrial life form.  However, it does belong to a species alien to Illinois, it is the jawbone of………Ctenopharyngodon idella, the Asian grass carp.” -Searcher Chris-

54   I found this mysterious jawbone about ten years ago in the creek behind my home. I had never seen anything like it and couldn’t figure out what the heck kind of weird creature this thing belonged to. Was it from some long extinct ice age creature like Sid the Sloth, or could it belong to E.T’s cousin? After contemplating what it could be for a few years I finally had a good idea. I emailed a photograph of it to the Illinois State Museum to see if they knew what it was. After the email circulated through a couple different departments, a very friendly “mad” scientist happily explained that, “No, that thing is not the jaw of E.T.’s cousin or any other extra terrestrial life form. However, it does belong to a species alien to Illinois, it is the jawbone of………Ctenopharyngodon idella, the Asian grass carp.”
-Searcher Chris-

 

This baseball mitt was found in Sacaton, AZ. It was not happy news that brought my  girlfriend and I to this lonely, little Indian village. My girlfriend’s grandmother, Josephine,  had recently taken a nasty spill at her convalescent home on the Tohono O’odham reservation  and broke her leg in two places. This was devastating news because at 93 years old the  doctors could not operate on her. We were going that day to say our goodbyes to a very  sweet lady. It wasn’t long after this that our precious Josephine passed, with love.  Several months went by and then an opportunity arose to go back to Sacaton to explore  more of the area. In the foothills near Sacaton I found a special place where apparently  many natives come to shoot their guns. Up along this rocky ledge, adorned with scrawls of  petroglyphs, is where I found the baseball mitt. And as I stood there looking over Sacaton  I wondered of Josephine, and I thought of the ancient tribes that once stood right where  I was standing. I thought of how many generations have passed and how many more will  pass. I thought of Ira Hayes, the hot desert sand, and the marvelous gift of baseball.  -Escargot-

55   This baseball mitt was found in Sacaton, AZ. It was not happy news that brought my
girlfriend and I to this lonely, little Indian village. My girlfriend’s grandmother, Josephine,
had recently taken a nasty spill at her convalescent home on the Tohono O’odham reservation
and broke her leg in two places. This was devastating news because at 93 years old the
doctors could not operate on her. We were going that day to say our goodbyes to a very
sweet lady. It wasn’t long after this that our precious Josephine passed, with love.
Several months went by and then an opportunity arose to go back to Sacaton to explore
more of the area. In the foothills near Sacaton I found a special place where apparently
many natives come to shoot their guns. Up along this rocky ledge, adorned with scrawls of
petroglyphs, is where I found the baseball mitt. And as I stood there looking over Sacaton
I wondered of Josephine, and I thought of the ancient tribes that once stood right where
I was standing. I thought of how many generations have passed and how many more will
pass. I thought of Ira Hayes, the hot desert sand, and the marvelous gift of baseball.
-Escargot-

 

MARBLE ROCKS "Marble" rocks are agates for making marbles.  I found these on a FF trip to Wyoming and picked them up when thinking about THE marble champion in Texas.   How in the heck did HE grind down agates in his pocket to make them smooth enough to use in championship contests? The background is my son's collection of marbles over time. Hey Forrest, are these good marble rocks?  I just love finding beautiful rocks.  One time, I thought I found a gold nugget but it was fool's gold.  One time, I swore I found a diamond but it was quartzite.  Just good ole time fun! -Rocky-

56   “Marble” rocks are agates for making marbles. I found these on a FF trip to Wyoming and picked them up when thinking about THE marble champion in Texas. How in the heck did HE grind down agates in his pocket to make them smooth enough to use in championship contests? The background is my son’s collection of marbles over time. Hey Forrest, are these good marble rocks? I just love finding beautiful rocks. One time, I thought I found a gold nugget but it was fool’s gold. One time, I swore I found a diamond but it was quartzite. Just good ole time fun!
-Rocky-

 

This is an old belt buckle of some sort. Not sure what type of metal it is, I think maybe copper (No rust although it appears to be in the picture). I found it when I was in the 6th grade in the little town of Coxsackie, New York. Not sure if it is suppose to be the number six or nine. Did a lot of research over the years, but was never able to find one like it on line or able to link it to anything in or around the town. I found it while metal detecting along side of my six grade teacher. He was the most interesting teacher I had ever had and it was because of him that I began detecting in the first place. I will be 51years old this summer, so I have had this in my little metal detecting collection for 40 years now, and I keep it mainly because it helps me to remember him. I also teach here where I live in Texas, and I try everyday to touch the lives of my students as he did me. -Fred Y.-

57   This is an old belt buckle of some sort. Not sure what type of metal it is, I think maybe copper (No rust although it appears to be in the picture). I found it when I was in the 6th grade in the little town of Coxsackie, New York. Not sure if it is suppose to be the number six or nine. Did a lot of research over the years, but was never able to find one like it on line or able to link it to anything in or around the town. I found it while metal detecting along side of my six grade teacher. He was the most interesting teacher I had ever had and it was because of him that I began detecting in the first place. I will be 51years old this summer, so I have had this in my little metal detecting collection for 40 years now, and I keep it mainly because it helps me to remember him. I also teach here where I live in Texas, and I try everyday to touch the lives of my students as he did me.
-Fred Y.-

 

West Yellowstone Shroom,  I found while searching right around West Yellowstone last May of 2014. I was hiking near the old wagon road, Right North of Town. Holding it is my husband.  -Lou Lee Belle-

58   West Yellowstone Shroom, I found while searching right around West Yellowstone last May of 2014. I was hiking near the old wagon road, Right North of Town. Holding it is my husband.
-Lou Lee Belle-

 

Did you ever think, for just one moment, you were the winner of a 50,000 treasure?  This small Trickster Token did that.  It sits on our hall table under the lamp.  We walk by it numerous times during the day and each time I see it, I smile for the memories it gives.  It was one of the first items found in our family’s treasure hunt adventures. We solved for a location of A Treasure’s Trove token, drove there, and found the knothole where it was hidden.  My husband reached in and pulled out this token-sized medallion; but it came along with a note saying the finders of the actual Trove Token were there less than 2 hours earlier. We laughed.  Today, the token represents the beginning of all our excursions we are so enjoying now and reminds us treasures are to be found! It's a treasure to us.  ~jenny-

59   Did you ever think, for just one moment, you were the winner of a 50,000 treasure?
This small Trickster Token did that. It sits on our hall table under the lamp. We walk by it numerous times during the day and each time I see it, I smile for the memories it gives. It was one of the first items found in our family’s treasure hunt adventures.
We solved for a location of A Treasure’s Trove token, drove there, and found the knothole where it was hidden. My husband reached in and pulled out this token-sized medallion; but it came along with a note saying the finders of the actual Trove Token were there less than 2 hours earlier. We laughed. Today, the token represents the beginning of all our excursions we are so enjoying now and reminds us treasures are to be found! It’s a treasure to us.
~jenny-

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33 thoughts on “Page Six Entries

  1. Jeff, That’s a great story about finding the Skeleton and spending the night in Jail! I have uncovered a few real one’s over the years and it is always with a sense of excitement, awe and a little fright. Usually we would have the work done by a forensic anthropologist who specialized in excavating internments. In one instance I was able to excavate the bones of a young Native American girl who had been killed, along with 15 others, in a raid on her home. I remember finding one of her hair buns, which signified she was a a maiden ready to get married, It was a sad find to be sure

  2. Jeff, I meant the front of the Police Station but that is still a lot like jail. Also my reference to real one’s in no way was meant to disparage the reality of your discovery … a really cool story.

    • They were real bones just wired together no biggy. I never would of thought you were trying to disparage anything. Your good and thanks for liking the story.

      • goldpsych I just found your entry, that is a spectacular find. What a great life you have led. I always loved the dirt and digging in it. I think I missed my calling in life. To experience what you have, is a true gift, with wonderful memories, and a wonderful object that you shared, Thank you
        J B

  3. Thank you, When I found and uncovered the rib cage, all I wanted at the time was to get out of there. I actually said to it, help me get out of here and I will help you get out of here. Crazy to be talking to something buried. This was a real first experience that I believe, I would rather pass on, with future experiences. It was very interesting to hear about your find and sad to hear of her short life. The fact that this continues in our world today, finds sadness with me. The unnecessary killing of others. Why can people not be happy with what is theirs. The truth is, I would of rather found the gold, I was searching for. Thank you for your story.

  4. I guess in the spirit of Fenn, rules are made to be broken!

    But, come on! 385 words is a gross violation, in my opinion……

    • It’s Ok, I forgot to count, Is that really how many there are?. I didn’t enter it, thinking I would ever win it, I just wanted to share a great find and a good true story. I never have been one, good on counting words, Or sticking bones in my pocket for that matter. I just let the words write themselves and when there done so am I. I do hope everyone enjoys it just the same. J B

  5. Haha, Jason. I was in a hurry to get my photo out, so I kept my story short and simple. I thought the key part is an interesting photo because if I had the key to the solve, I would be a happy camper. On the greed scale, I know I am not in the top 10. I love looking for treasures in life…

  6. Belle, I love those old fixtures. Back in the 70’s I spent a lot of time in Leadville Colorado and always appreciated the fixtures in all of the old houses there. All of the door hardware had lovely designs and even the most simple house had some architectural detail that was meant to delight . So little of our “stuff” these days has any design on it to “just please” the eye and spirit. Beige and black plastic seems to be the norm. Oh well, I guess its just part of our throw away society. Thanks for sharing your find.

  7. That is a very cool Lock and key Belle. I found a door off of a small metal fire place up at a old Mine here in Colo. I could not find the rest of it but it had flower decor on it. It was cool. I wonder did you find them both in the same place or feet apart. It amazes me at some of the art that went into these old pieces Thanks for sharing.

  8. Chris that’s a piece of history. What a cool find. I would of picked that beauty up for sure. I’m glad you found out what it was . You should frame it for future owners. Not saying your going any time soon just a thought so it don’t get tossed by the way. Great find, great story I enjoyed it very much J B

  9. Annie hales That’s a cool find. I wish we could time warp back to see who dropped it. I guess if it was that easy we could all pop in on Forrest as he was hiding his treasure. That would be a race back to our time to go get it. Great find J B

    • Thank you Jeff, it was a great find but mystery always intrigued me . How this Ammonite fossil made its way to SLC from another continent perhaps makes this object find even more then special and worth keeping in the family for future generations to learn more about our world in which we live .Jurassic in age , just imagine how many more years it will continue to exist…

  10. Rocky that is a beautiful pic. I love rocks I’m a rock hound, I will admit. Pops always says another rock. Yep, I love them, they surround my world.They are everywhere, I have space to put them. Awesome job cool Pic and find J B

  11. While I found the key and lock in the same general area, they were not next to one another. There is also many chips of fine china in the area. I love finding treasures of all sorts. My newest thing is picking up small rocks as cheap souvenirs then I throw them in my rock garden. Thanks for asking.

  12. Rocky, Your rocks, well….they ROCK! Nice pic too. I also wonder how Forrest made his marbles–maybe someday he will elaborate on his technique and take us to school on marble making. I’ve always loved rocks and pick them up all of the time. Whenever I do laundry its common to hear a rock or two rattling around the washing machine when I have forgotten to take them out of my pockets. They are all gems to me. Hardly a day goes by that one doesn’t catch my eye. Thanks for sharing yours.

  13. Touching entry, escargot, may Josephine be with her elders now. 🙂 and rocky, great pic!!! Love the rocks, but the pic is just awesome!

  14. Thanks Dal for posting my picture! I want you to know there were 20 more of these mushrooms coming up from the dirt, see dirt on top. I gently put the mushroom right back with the others. Left to do its thing….leaving spores. 🙂

    • Jdig-
      They were not announced. But they have judged…Three fine judges..only one could be bought as far as I know…
      All the voting is done..
      Now Dal just has to get it together and tally everything up and announce the winners..

      I plan to do that when I get home next week..
      Also waiting for Ken..who was away all of May to sign the book I sent him and send it on to Forrest for ochre stains and his sig..

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