Help MW and Jenny Win Big…

I received this note from Jenny. This is great…I hope everyone will cast a vote for her site before September 30th and help her win. Jenny runs an extraordinary site that has been a great help to all of us…as well as a great deal of fun!!!!

Mysterious Writings has been nominated for Best Blog of the Year Award for NEPA area- (NorthEast Pennyslvania) in the Special Interest/Hobby/Activity Category.

I am so honored to have it nominated…… But now the voting begins to narrow it down to the winner!

I really must say I feel it is ALL OF OUR’s BLOG.  (I just try my best to manage and offer things of interest on it…….. )

I have met so many beautiful people, and although I don’t always get time to comment as much as I would like, I appreciate and love the community we have become.  Thank you for being part.  I love exploring, and finding treasures…..and those who visit I feel are part of the treasures I have found.

Would you please cast a vote for Mysterious Writings in the hobby/activity/special interest category?

Treasure Hunting, Adventure and Mystery is THE BEST ‘Special Activity’-
Let’s show them who and what we are!!!

Thanks Truly.    ~Jenny


VOTING ENDS SEPT. 30th…..and winners will be announced October 15th

LINK straight to cast vote

Link to cast vote with introduction

New Contest…




What is the best thing about the chase from your point of view?

Answer this question in 50 words or less. The person with the best answer will win.



  1. One submission per person.
  2. The word limit is 50 words.



  1. Submit your entry as a comment on this page.
  2. Make sure your entry is sent by the contest closing date/time.



The last date to submit your entry will be September 30th, 2016.
After midnight (Santa Fe time) on September 30th we will no longer accept entries.



A prize will be awarded for the best submission as determined by the judges.
The prize is a beautifully detailed, full color, 30×24 map of the search area suitable for wall hanging. This special map is a limited edition, Fennboree III Map that came out this year. In addition to the four state search area it also contains the poem and a photo of the chest. It is numbered and has been personally signed by Forrest. These maps originally sold for $100ea but are no longer for sale.



The judges will be listed here once they are selected and approved by the International Brotherhood of Judges and Highly Opinionated Persons (IBJHOP) 🙂

Goofy and Dal will serve as judges for this contest.

Judging will take place over the 24hrs following the close of the contest.

Judges will be looking for an answer that is 50 words or less and is both inspiring and original.



Please direct any questions about the contest to dal and good luck!!!!!
Only comments that are submissions are allowed on this page
All others will be removed

Treasure Hunters at it Again on the North Fork…

This from the Cody Enterprise On July 19th, 2016
The Cody Enterprise was founded by Buffalo Bill Cody in 1899


Virginia Treasure Hunters at it Again on the North Fork

Park County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) was activated for a reported overdue hiker at the Jim Mountain trail head on Monday, July 18 at 12:14 p.m.

A local resident reported that sometime on Friday, July 15, he observed a black female exit a 2001 dark green Dodge sport utility vehicle and head up the Jim Mountain Trail. He said she appeared to be ill equipped for the back country, having been observed wearing sweat pants and a light jacket, and carrying a small knapsack. The resident further advised that the vehicle was still at the trail head and to the best of his knowledge, hadn’t moved in three days.
Upon checking ownership of the vehicle through the national database, the owner was determined to be Madilina L. Taylor, 41, of Lynchburg, Va. Taylor has a history with the Park County Sheriff’s Office and in particular the Search and Rescue Unit.

On June 26, 2013, Taylor and her boyfriend Frank Eugene Rose Jr., 40, also of Lynchburg had to be rescued from the Big Creek area of the Star Hill Ranch after being lost in the forest for four days. They were suffering from exposure and unable to cross Big Creek due to the high water level. SAR was able to evacuate both victims to an awaiting ambulance.
Then on June 14, 2015, Taylor had to be airlifted from the same area after falling and breaking her ankle. It was during this incident that Rose and Taylor admitted they were in the area both times looking for the lost “Fenn Treasure.”

The Fenn Treasure is reportedly worth $1 to $3 million dollars, and was hidden by art dealer and author Forrest Fenn. Fenn claimed to have hidden the treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains and wrote two books detailing clues as to its whereabouts.
Despite being warned last year not return to this area without proper training in environmental survival skills and that they would be arrested for trespassing if caught on private property in the future, it appeared Taylor had returned.

In response to the latest report of Taylor being overdue, SAR immediately began an aerial search of the Jim Mountain trails as well as the areas that Taylor and Rose had previously been found. After nearly two hours in the air without spotting Taylor the search was called off. There was no way to determine which direction Taylor went or if she was even still in the back country.
Later that night, at approximately 10 p.m., Taylor emerged from the back country in the area of the Grizzly Ranch. She was unhurt.

She commented that she had seen the search plane but because she didn’t consider herself to be lost, she never signaled it. She did however admit to having three separate encounters with grizzly bears during her time in the forest and that she “had had enough.”
She was headed back east with no intentions of ever returning. She was given a ride by the ranch owners back to her vehicle. Although not seen, it is suspected that Rose had also accompanied Taylor this time as well.