Forrest recently answered a few questions from a reporter and shares his answers with us here.
- Has anyone seen the treasure besides you?
Yes, numerous people saw the treasure before I hid it. One is Douglas Preston, who is a writer who has been #1 on the NYT best seller list.
- Can you tell us what exactly the treasure includes?
The treasure includes 265 gold coins, mostly American eagles and double eagles, hundreds of gold nuggets, some as large as chicken eggs, ancient Chinese carved jade figures, Pre-Columbian gold animal artifacts, lots of rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and diamonds, and other things.
- How many clues have you released?
There are 9 clues in a poem that is in my book, The Thrill of the Chase, and I gave a few clues on the Today Show.
- How would you describe yourself? Art collector? Is it accurate to describe you as a millionaire?
I would describe myself as a retired fighter pilot who was shot down twice in Vietnam where I experienced one of life’s great lessons. I talk about that in my book. It is fair to say I am a millionaire although I would not dwell on that.