It was interesting to see the reactions to my first article, Sparrow’s Speculations #1. The first article mainly revolved around one sentence that Forrest had shared on his birthday, 8-22-2016. If you read that article you would know that I shared that I thought it was very possible Forrest was revealing the Car Rental agency he used (for part or all of the journey) when hiding the Treasure.
The reactions ranged from acceptance that it was “more than a coincidence” to downright mockery of the whole idea. I expected this. As I had mentioned, these are “speculations” about several oddities I have encountered as I did my investigations into the poem itself, and many “hints” I feel that Forrest has given us over the years. Though not unique, my method of solving the poem is very different from the method the majority of searchers use. I know this because I follow the blogs, and read the “solves”, and rarely see anyone approach the poem the way I do.
I must admit that I am very reluctant to share what I am about to share, as this has taken considerable time and thought. In some ways (this sounds quite egotistical I admit) I feel this will blow the lid off the way people are searching, and will eventually lead to an intelligent person solving this awesome puzzle.
What I am about to share in a couple of short articles are “examples” of acrostics I have found in the poem. The first “example” is merely “speculation”, and displays a couple of oddities I have encountered searching, with the final offering being something that I believe will be extremely difficult to deny, or to chalk up to “coincidence” or CONFIRMATION BIAS.
THE AMAZING FORREST FENN
I must confess that after investigating what I am about to show you, and seeing what Forrest has done, I am completely amazed. When Forrest said that the poem took him 15 years to complete, I can understand why. I know this was not labor that took 365 days a year for 15 years to complete when he says this, but it was still a tremendous amount of work. A lot of trial and error, and imagination were involved in completing it. It is actually quite astounding, and I feel I have really only scratched the surface of what is actually hidden in this poem.
Constructing even a small poem with a few verses in acrostic form is difficult. Imagine constructing the poem of 24 lines, which has acrostics hidden on several lines, horizontal and vertical, and even diagonally throughout the whole poem? This is an amazing feat! It boggles the mind in some instances, when realizing ALL of the words communicated to us by doing this. Here is the first example. Again, this first example does not include ALL the words that I have found, as the final example I give within the next couple of articles will be almost impossible to refute. This first example contains “speculation” as it is possible that it is “coincidence”. I will leave you to be the judge of that.
This example is using the poem in the form given (all stanzas in place). I have tried to make a variation in size for the letters in this example. In future examples I may use different colors for the various words used. The very first acrostics I saw when reading the poem were GAIT (Gone Alone In There), WAFT (Wise And Found The) and BAIT (Brave And In The). In other articles I have written, I have shown how Forrest has “hinted” at these same words SEVERAL times. They are basic acrostics. They could very well be random. However, the hints Forrest has shared lead me to believe these are very REAL. These acrostics are in the first line, the 13th line, and 23rd line horizontally. These are the BACKBONE of the poem in my opinion.
The second set of acrostics I saw when investigating is the word HORN. There are (2) obvious examples of HORN in the poem. The first is on the beginning letters in the 4th line: “Hint Of Riches New” (HORN). This acrostic connected with another acrostic on exactly the 20th line vertically downward: HORN. For me this is no coincidence. I will explain in detail why HORN (on line #4 horizontally) meeting “horn” (on exactly the 20th line vertically) is very important to the solution in a future article.
Please also note the diagonal acrostic “EDEN” which starts at the last letter of line #1 and heads vertically down to meet the “N” in the vertical acrostic “horn”. I believe EDEN may be an important part to the solution also. That is why I am including that acrostic in this first example. Again, I will explain in detail why this is so in a future article.
I have also included three other DIAGONAL acrostics found in the poem: “to hasten” (begins on the 8th line diagonally upwards to end on 1st line), “birth” (backwards acrostic downwards beginning on 13th line), and the word “today” (15th line upwards diagonally to 11th line). I MUST POINT OUT once again that I am not altering the poem in any way here. These letters are THERE. I have not added them. For the words “to hasten” to be coincidentally diagonal in the poem where I show them could be coincidental, but this is very doubtful. Especially if we consider that we are to look “QUICKLY” down—and the words “to hasten” mean to cause something to happen more quickly. Though I do not know the exact reason, it appears we are “to hasten” in the search.
The last Acrostic in this example could be entirely coincidental, but again it is very doubtful that it is. It is a VERY curious acrostic to be sure: DAENISM. This starts on the 11th line and spelling DAENISM downwards in a vertical manner to the 17th line. What is strange about this acrostic is that the diagonals “birth”, “today” and “to hasten” could refer to it in some way. I must point out clearly that I FIRST saw the acrostic, then googled it, not knowing what “DAENISM” even was. Imagine my surprise when I saw that DAENISM is indeed a word, and that it has a very curious meaning to it. I did not know there was such a word before I saw the acrostic in the poem. This acrostic has 7 letters that are THERE. Coincidental? You decide.
Please go to the following link: https://particracy.fandom.com/wiki/Daenism or simply google DAENISM. It is actually a philosophy that someone at WIKI Fandom CREATED. They created it several years ago. The reason I mention this is due to my mention of Sequoyah in my first article. Remember that Sequoyah INVENTED a written language for the Cherokee people. Could it be possible that Forrest in some way was involved in INVENTING a philosophy? That sounds far-fetched, and Forrest may have NOTHING to do with this at all. It did cross my mind though, as Forrest is like Sequoyah. Forrest does what HE wants to do and no one can stop him. There could very well be a connection.
An important aspect of DAENISM is its symbol: A WHEEL. I mention this because mdc777 (a contributor to Dal’s blog) pointed out in one of his own YouTube videos that another searcher had found a way to reveal the words “TRY THE WHEEL” in the poem itself. This is what shocked me when I found the acrostic “TRY AUSBYS” as a hint. I shared this in my first article. TRY AUSBYS. TRY THE WHEEL. Very curious indeed. Could THE WHEEL be the wheel in DAENISM and not another wheel? Again, I leave that for your consideration. Again, google DAENISM to see its symbol is indeed a wheel.
Again, this first EXAMPLE of the poem has no PROVEN acrostic in it. I also do not know how these acrostics lead to the solution. They are curiosities and oddities. As I proceed in future EXAMPLES though, I will add maps and photos to the mix. Someone had stated I offered no photos or maps and should burn my ideas. I will share photos, links and maps in upcoming articles that will become harder and harder to refute in my serious opinion. I do want to EMPHASIZE once more though that I had not added to the poem, or moved anything around. The words that are revealed to be acrostics are THERE. I did not “cherry pick” them. Accept or reject them. That is entirely up to you.
To be continued…….