The Treacherous Treasure Hunt of Forrest Fenn

  • Published on Sep 7, 2018
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Comments • 11 452

  • BuzzFeed Unsolved Network
    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network  12 days ago +7492

    We're shooting our post mortem episode Monday, so make sure to leave your questions down below!

    • Madison Shitface
      Madison Shitface 10 days ago

      I live in Albuquerque!! I'm so glad they visited here lmao

    • Vartika Pandey
      Vartika Pandey 12 days ago +1

      #postmortem what would shane and ryan do if they ever found a treasure?? #boogara #butwouldmarryshane

    • David Goliath
      David Goliath 12 days ago

      I dont watch you guys other stuff but I love the unsolved series.

    • Miracle Emery
      Miracle Emery 12 days ago

      history, starting in the 1660's 'Blaze' was a term used to describe cuts in trees used to mark trails in the woods, (I also believe although I'm not certain that it may also be used by firefighters to refer to a spot where trees have been removed to hamper forest fires. You'll have to fact check this as I'm unsure) Either way go back to the Browns Creek area and pay closer attention to the trees!

    • Esteemedia
      Esteemedia 12 days ago

      Of all the mysteries you've covered, what's the one you'd like to see solved the most?

  • Aysha Albahri
    Aysha Albahri 3 hours ago

    What if Forrest said there was a chase but there wasn't because he wanted ppl to go out and experience nature

  • N M
    N M 3 hours ago

    Watch one of the viewers find it now.

  • Rory Beglin
    Rory Beglin 6 hours ago

    Do Madeleine McCann ghoul boys

  • Combat Medic Mercy
    Combat Medic Mercy 8 hours ago

    Four people have died looking for this thing (well, four *identified* people) and it could be a wild goose chase. I'm not sure how to feel about the situation.

  • Various Styles
    Various Styles 11 hours ago

    This could be a start of a new series. Unsolved treasure hunters. Get on it Buzzfeed.

  • Carla Mendio
    Carla Mendio 11 hours ago

    can you please do the flight MH370.

  • NyanCat1907
    NyanCat1907 11 hours ago

    I really wanted them to find it

  • Ustole myMusterd
    Ustole myMusterd 12 hours ago

    Hheheh Pretty sure my dad figured out where it is, might go to find it. Funnily enough it took my dad like 15 minutes to find on google maps where it *Might* be. So sad people have died for it, hopefully we can find it! Even if we cant get it, it will be a fun adventure!

  • Polarbear11000
    Polarbear11000 12 hours ago

    This is just an excuse for Ryan to cosplay as Indiana Jones

  • Kadeem A Thomas
    Kadeem A Thomas 13 hours ago

    I tend to think this Forrest Finn guy just wanted attention after he died and never really hid a treasure🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Nursyairah Azrul
    Nursyairah Azrul 13 hours ago

    I mean, they're doing this with the mindset 'an 80 year old man can't do things this hard'. Did they even look up on Mr. Fenn when they started. Some folks are pretty damn tough even when they've reached 80. Just saying tho..

  • Paulin Bique
    Paulin Bique 13 hours ago

    Looks like "One Piece anime" to me hahaha please read this in the post mortem Shane and Ryan :)

  • Regine Magbitang
    Regine Magbitang 13 hours ago

    I have a unsolve mystery for shane and ryan its "chop chop lady lucila lalu" here in the philippines.

  • Martina Mazzotta
    Martina Mazzotta 14 hours ago

    glad they made this a channel. I hate buzzfeed but love unsolved

  • Rhyleigh Abel
    Rhyleigh Abel 16 hours ago

    I think it’s in Brown’s Canyon Colorado, given the brown and canyon clue, and the fact that Colorado is known for trout and forest fires

  • Squita L Martin
    Squita L Martin 16 hours ago

    This may sound a wee bit crazy, but what if the treasure doesn't actually exist. The treasure is him simply getting people outside to explore areas of the unknown?

  • L0serlety ,
    L0serlety , 17 hours ago

    My old bus driver would tell us about this and we would always talk about it and made jokes about taking a road trip to the Rocky mountains

  • Nancy P
    Nancy P 17 hours ago

    The 'blaze' part could also refer to a forest fire. Especially in Wyoming and Montana there have been a lot

  • Adeela
    Adeela 17 hours ago

    I want to date Ryan for some reason..
    But wait.. im happily married 🤷🏻‍♀️
    Hey Ryan.. if U ever come to Dubai, I’d love to have coffee and a little chat with you :)

  • Seth Boyle
    Seth Boyle 17 hours ago +2

    How have they not covered the Amityville murders yet?

  • Cn7Playz
    Cn7Playz 18 hours ago

    When they found the square rock I was like of course 2 weird f*cking buzz feed employees found that treasure out of 65k ppl

  • Grace Hamilton
    Grace Hamilton 18 hours ago

    Paul Mcartney theories

  • petr Ton
    petr Ton 20 hours ago

    my dad has been looking for this for years, he's spent over $20000 and relentless hours each day looking and researching for it. The treasure aint worth it.

  • Crystal Dorta
    Crystal Dorta 20 hours ago

    In an interview with nightline, Fenn says “The grizzly bears are dangerous enough” which means it won’t be in New Mexico! I want y’all to keep going back and looking!

  • Luker Head
    Luker Head 20 hours ago

    My father and I used to live nearby a Rocky Mountain. We used to go on these hikes, and I hated them. About one year ago, we decided to go fishing. The water was waaaaaaaay to wild, however i fell in and fell saw a very small box. It was heavy, but I pulled it out. I had no clue it was of this value. I currently have it in my attic. I had no idea until I saw this video.

  • NikoR
    NikoR 22 hours ago

    But how is this true crime ?

  • Jessy Boyd
    Jessy Boyd 23 hours ago

    This was a really fun and different episode. More like this, please!

  • Savannah Mendes
    Savannah Mendes 23 hours ago

    Can we PLEASE get a treasure hunting season!?

  • DominicanMerida
    DominicanMerida 23 hours ago

    The adventure music hahaha

  • Adele Alsulami
    Adele Alsulami 23 hours ago

    I beg you, do the CHRIS BENOIT homicide/suicide.

  • Karma95
    Karma95 23 hours ago

    "You want my treasure? You can have it! I left everything I've gathered together in one place. Now you'll just have to find it!"

  • Meghan Dunn
    Meghan Dunn Day ago

    Do the curse of OAK ISLAND next season!!!!!

  • Jessica Scornigan

    When hearing the poem did anyone think that he buried it below a portapotty?

  • fangirlvstheuniverse

    I reasoned that someone could have found it and just not said anything and then two seconds later Ryan says that exact same thing

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  • Ashley Scanlon
    Ashley Scanlon Day ago

    I would acc love if buzzfeed would make a playlist of just them talking about myths and their opinions on it , don’t get me wrong I love true crime but it would be a good to see something like that

  • Funny Bunny
    Funny Bunny Day ago

    Id find it funny if they were actually like really close to it and just missed it

  • Andrew Ryan
    Andrew Ryan Day ago

    "With all due respect here, what kind of
    f u c k i n ' g a m e a r e y o u p l a y i n g ? "

  • OznapitsameSarina

    Wait but. What if the white blaze is the literal water fall. And if it would be supposedly wet but not drenched wouldn't that fit? If it were placed behind it within the rocky terrain

  • Jeffrey Riley
    Jeffrey Riley Day ago

    Shane has that queer obsession with wanting his body to be left out to rot and be eaten by animals.

  • Khushi Avvari
    Khushi Avvari Day ago

    Maybe this treasure was supposed to be done in winter when warm waters halt to cold waters

  • EM Gold
    EM Gold Day ago

    Ryan Bergara-Jones

  • yu shuang
    yu shuang Day ago

    I really enjoyed this episode! I was rooting for you guys to find it!! The square rock got me SHOOOOKT.

  • Bunny
    Bunny Day ago

    The only way you'd ever find that treasure is if they cut down all those trees, leveled the terrain and dig it all up.
    Nature has sadly taken over so it maybe lost forever or someone found it maybe.

  • Bianca Medaglia
    Bianca Medaglia Day ago

    The both of their personalities together make for the most hilarious footage and they are literally just being themselves. Love that buzzfeed picked these two and I absolutely adore the show!

  • Fay A
    Fay A Day ago

    Very underwhelming episode to close the season, should’ve done the Steven Avery case

  • Avery Castleberry

    You Guy were in NEW MEXICO!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHH I'm so hurrt😭😂

  • Anna Salas
    Anna Salas Day ago

    I hope you could do one on princess doe

  • MidnightFlower13

    Please tell me they looked BEHIND the waterfall, or else I'm going to cry.

  • MidnightFlower13

    Where warm waters halt....I take that as either where cold water starts to begin, or even where the continental divide is.

  • Wulvrum
    Wulvrum Day ago +1

    You guys need to look into the murder of Catherine Cesnik. She was a nun who taught at a school outside Baltimore, Md. The whole thing is a supposed coverup by the police and Church. It's technically a cold case but those invovled believe it was a priest who was afraid Cesnik would come forward with allegations against him for molestation and pedophilia.

  • Nick Irwin
    Nick Irwin Day ago

    Throughout all your cases there is one that you haven't talked about yet and that is the brutal murder of the Robinson family.

  • Carmen Garcia
    Carmen Garcia Day ago

    At 27:16 u can see a gold metal peice on the "rock" which it makes look more like a box

  • kesa1986
    kesa1986 Day ago

    Hahahahaahhahaha the bloody searching montage

  • HuntressSarah
    HuntressSarah Day ago

    Absolutely loved this video. It doesn’t always have to be about murder or the paranormal! Keep up the good work. You guys are killin’ it.

  • Darth Katheel
    Darth Katheel Day ago

    I really enjoyed this. You could do a whole new series based on lost treasure. That would be awesome.

  • bloodyadaku
    bloodyadaku Day ago lists "Blaze" as this definition:
    "a spot or mark made on a tree, as by painting or notching or by chipping away a piece of the bark, to indicate a trail or boundary."

  • Klarysa Hawrot
    Klarysa Hawrot Day ago

    I believe they should try looking again, maybe try and ask Fenn a question or too about even if they were in the right area to start with. I think it'd be great to see anyone find this treasure.

  • sirfrancisrc
    sirfrancisrc Day ago

    Tf is wyoming lmao

  • Anna Imhoff
    Anna Imhoff Day ago

    What about white water at the bottom of the fall?

  • Megan Howard
    Megan Howard Day ago

    they should do the Lost Dutchman Gold next. Come to AZ and learn the different theories then try to find the gold

  • Angie Acuna
    Angie Acuna Day ago

    no treasure, but it was very amazing to watch. glad you all shared this. i’m bummed you also didn’t find it. we are leaving an unsolved mystery. it was awesome to see the research you made for it

  • Moon Harlequin
    Moon Harlequin Day ago

    Ryan has his Indiana Jones clothes on and Shane has Jurassic pack clothes #treasurehunters 😍😍😍

  • seti
    seti Day ago


  • Bill Gorman
    Bill Gorman Day ago

    I've brought up decoys, and people think I was saying Foerest place decoys. They obvious never knew there are billions of natural decoy roilcks out there.

  • Hope Kath_12
    Hope Kath_12 Day ago

    When it says blaze, was there a forest fire there in that forest?

  • Pug Off
    Pug Off Day ago

    Yellow stone is also on an active volcano the “blaze” could be referring to the that.

  • jk 220
    jk 220 2 days ago

    for the next season of supernatural it would be awesome if u two spent the night at the villisca axe murder home! please!!

  • Madeline O
    Madeline O 2 days ago

    cool cool cool but tired of white men being lionized for taking things that aren't theirs from other cultures, especially native american ones

  • Connor Mcardle
    Connor Mcardle 2 days ago

    Ryan shane has the treasure hunting madness

  • Ellie Anderson
    Ellie Anderson 2 days ago

    Someone needs to get Nic Cage on this treasure hunt

  • icyboy771z
    icyboy771z 2 days ago

    I think the treasure was found already but the person kept it a secret

  • icyboy771z
    icyboy771z 2 days ago

    This is like the Uncharted series

  • Sara Syeda
    Sara Syeda 2 days ago

    Honestly if the solved series leaves with Ryan and Shane they can be balling with so much money! Buzzfeed would be like nothing

  • 0_ Jester0
    0_ Jester0 2 days ago

    "I hope I dont end up on that wall."
    "If you keep running your mouth you will."
    Sounds like me and my mates XD

  • Gisselle Garcia
    Gisselle Garcia 2 days ago

    I believe the word you're looking for is "looted". He looted all this stuff.

  • Guoda Baubaitė
    Guoda Baubaitė 2 days ago

    Can u guys do the video about The Beaumont children disappearance?

  • dinkle mcspinkle
    dinkle mcspinkle 2 days ago

    #postmortem if you did find the treasure would you quit your jobs from the money or what

  • Pickle Rick
    Pickle Rick 2 days ago

    What if it was the square rock and u had to crack it open hmmmm

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  • coolboygaming
    coolboygaming 2 days ago

    Shane and Ryan are treausure hunters now Shane and Ryan are Nathan Drake and Sam Drake confirmed

  • Maddi Jones
    Maddi Jones 2 days ago +7

    guys, so there’s a place just north of SANTA FE called moreno valley (home of brown), which is just next to a huge lake called Eagle Nest Lake (no place for the meek) if you follow it south you find a super twisty creek (no paddle up your creek) and if you keep following that south you come to a village called Angel Fire (the blaze) at which point the creek is blocked

  • David Fernandez
    David Fernandez 2 days ago

    Someone already took the treasure. He/she just didn't said it publicly. Duh

  • Nunya Business
    Nunya Business 2 days ago

    Who will do the unsolved when Shane finally snaps?

  • Snufkin
    Snufkin 2 days ago

    I should get some creds for this and a part of the treasure

  • terasuu
    terasuu 2 days ago

    "I wanted to make you nervous." IF THAT AINT ME LMAOAOAJKDHDFJKHASJKHDS

  • chillchillpill
    chillchillpill 2 days ago


  • Satou :D
    Satou :D 2 days ago

    What if the treasure was that rock

  • McKenzie Jensen
    McKenzie Jensen 2 days ago

    is it possible that at the time Fenn hid the treasure in Moreno creek not all of it was private property?

  • Frisk Dremurr
    Frisk Dremurr 2 days ago +1

    #postmortem I think it was by Merrano doesn't seem coincidental.

  • Bradley James Moog
    Bradley James Moog 2 days ago

    This can't be the end of this mystery I got so hype yall should revisit this as a recurring season finale episode

  • idk
    idk 2 days ago

    Yo I went to the same place you guys went and found it !!!!

  • Pilasaurus
    Pilasaurus 2 days ago

    I would laugh so hard if the chest was caught by the camera and in the video, but no one noticed😂

  • HandMade By Holly
    HandMade By Holly 2 days ago

    Blaze: Mark made on a tree by cutting the bark so as to mark a route.

  • Oreo Lion
    Oreo Lion 2 days ago

    27:13 Is that a key on the rock next to them?

  • Ikaros Alpha
    Ikaros Alpha 2 days ago

    Can't wait for the new episodes of supernatural. Sure it may take a while, but I'll watch old ones in time for Halloween.

  • Aniahlobato
    Aniahlobato 2 days ago

    I freaked out when y’all said Taos... born and raised there and I’m still here lmao

  • Ashley P
    Ashley P 2 days ago

    What if the clues weren't in order in the poem?

  • frogger merp
    frogger merp 2 days ago