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    Has anyone been able to break this code? Any opinions?

    In the back of my book, Armchair Treasure Hunts: The Quests for Hidden Treasure, are words from Forrest Fenn that are especially for searchers of the Chase. However, they are in code- which goes along with the flowing and fun theme of the book.

    http://mysteriouswritings.com/questi...reasure-hunts/

    Q) Are you going to reveal the words on a given date?

    A) I know there are many having fun trying to solve them, and I believe they will be solved, so no need to reveal them myself. The more people working on it, the quicker they will be solved. And I know those who solve them will like them very much– because as mentioned they are especially for searchers and might hold a hint on how to find the treasure chest.

    More:


    Q - Hi Jenny, you have said that the encoded words by Forrest Fenn are "very interesting". Without revealing the content of the message, are you able to please describe what about the words makes them interesting? At this point, Forrest has more or less stopped giving out clues (or as he calls them, hints, to distinguish them from the nine clues) -- in fact he has said more than once that he has given away too much already. Do you think he made an exception in this case, since the message was to be encoded?


    A - I think maybe. They offer something towards knowing the location. That is all I should say.

    http://mysteriouswritings.proboards....enn-words-code

    Someone?

  • #2
    Forrest is giving hints to bookwriters?
    "It is fun to arrange words in such a way that you have to smile at the end of a sentence." - Forrest Fenn

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    • #3
      He threw her a bone to get more than 10 people to buy her book. No hints in that coded message. She is desperate. Obviously trying to make a buck of Fenn being a nice guy.

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      • #4
        Has anyone found anything?
        The numbers are not random. They are in larger and smaller sequential blocks. As if they had been chosen to form sequences of letters taken from a sentence. With a negative impression of the blocks, it may be possible to locate the origin of the sequences. Some idea?
        Last edited by M.c.B.; 12-02-2018, 08:53 PM.

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        • #5
          It's like trying to find Waldo without buying the book. So from what I'm guessing is this is a buy the book so you can solve the puzzle kind of thing? Sort of like an Agatha Christie novel without the intrigue?

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          • #6
            I have been working on the coded messages, on and off. I have a few solved, but not the words from Forrest yet. I may spend my winter break on it. If I figure it out, I will post it for everyone to read.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sacha View Post
              I have been working on the coded messages, on and off. I have a few solved, but not the words from Forrest yet. I may spend my winter break on it. If I figure it out, I will post it for everyone to read.
              I wish I was smart enough to go through this book already. I have a feeling I'm going to need this for the gold coin hunts.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sacha View Post
                I have been working on the coded messages, on and off. I have a few solved, but not the words from Forrest yet. I may spend my winter break on it. If I figure it out, I will post it for everyone to read.
                Hi Sacha: what's been disappointing to me is the complete absence of commentary on the puzzles in Jenny's book on Mysterious Writings. I've tried over there, but no bites, making me think very few have the book. Surprising for Fenn folk since Forrest gave her at least a sentence, maybe more, about the Chase, which Jenny then encoded at the back of the book, and she even added that it said something interesting about the treasure location.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by M.c.B. View Post
                  Has anyone found anything?
                  The numbers are not random. They are in larger and smaller sequential blocks. As if they had been chosen to form sequences of letters taken from a sentence. With a negative impression of the blocks, it may be possible to locate the origin of the sequences. Some idea?
                  McB: the cryptogram is the numbers from 1-80 scrambled. Therefore, it is either a very short, self-contained message of only a few words, or the numbers reference something else in her book. (Hint: it is absolutely the latter). Those 80 integers cannot be decoded without her book.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Treasure Joe View Post
                    Forrest is giving hints to bookwriters?
                    Yes, Treasure Joe, he is. It obviously can't be anything earth-shattering, otherwise it would be a private hint for which Jenny would have a significant head start on everyone else, and we know Forrest doesn't do that. It is likely innocuous, like most of Forrest's hundreds of hints, and will be meaningless to most searchers.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TheVoice View Post
                      He threw her a bone to get more than 10 people to buy her book. No hints in that coded message. She is desperate. Obviously trying to make a buck of Fenn being a nice guy.
                      disagree wholeheartedly. this IMO gives it away. I hadn't seen this before but it lines up perfectly with my solve.

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                        • #13
                          Here it is, from Amazon's "look inside" feature.

                          The 54th number is 54. Pretty low odds of that happening randomly.

                          There are 80 individual sequential numbers here, EXCEPT for the number 39. However the number 93 is included. And it just so happens 39+54=93.

                          So, the 39, 54, and 93 are probably significant.

                          Side note: There are 26 letters in the English language, and there are a total of 80 numbers here. 54+26=80.

                          Here's the text for copy/pasting:

                          41 10 73 22 80 28 76 6 32 53 61 19 1 36 56 23 65 40 13 67 29 2 21 45 3 93 79 51 49 24 27 11 17 69 4 71 50 5 30 57 25 7 60 35 12 20 8 70 52 26 62 42 14 54 31 9 33 72 55 37 15 58 75 66 43 74 68 59 16 46 34 18 77 63 44 64 78 38 47 48
                          Last edited by DesertCloak; 12-04-2018, 12:46 PM.
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                          • #14
                            The numbers do not seem to be totally random. Note the sequence in which they are placed in the code.

                            (1 2 3 4 5) - (6 7 8 9) - (10 11 12) - (13 14 15 16) -

                            (17 18) - (19 20) - (21) - (22 23 24 25 26) - (27) -

                            (28 29 30 31) - (32 33 34) - (35) - (36 37 38) -

                            (39) - (40) - (41 42 43 44) - (45 46 47 48) - (49 50) -

                            (51 52) - (53 54 55) - (56 57 58 59) - (60) - (61 62 63 64) -

                            (65 66) - (67 68) - (69 70) - (71 72) - (73 74) - (75) - (76 77 78) -

                            (79) - (80)

                            Note also that the blocks get smaller near the end. It is as if the options of choice were ending as the end of the sentence approaches.

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                            • #15
                              Here is the original code:

                              41 10 73 22 80 28 76 06 32 53

                              61 19 01 36 56 23 65 40 13 67

                              29 02 21 45 39 03 79 51 49 24

                              27 11 17 69 04 71 50 05 30 57

                              25 07 60 35 12 20 08 70 52 26

                              62 42 14 54 31 09 33 72 55 37

                              15 58 75 66 43 74 68 59 16 46

                              34 18 77 63 44 64 78 38 47 48



                              And here's how it should be found in the book, to form the phrase of FF: (anagram):

                              13 22 26 35 38 08 42 47 56 02

                              32 45 19 53 61 69 33 72 12 46

                              23 04 16 30 41 50 31 06 21 39

                              55 09 57 71 44 14 60 78 25 18

                              01 52 65 75 24 70 79 80 29 37

                              28 49 10 54 59 15 40 62 68 43

                              11 51 74 76 17 64 20 67 34 48

                              36 58 03 66 63 07 73 77 27 05

                              I would bet on a source sentence, where the fifth letter is "f".

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