Full Decipher of Forrest Fenn's 'Put in Below the Home of Brown'
16 January 2018 | Mri Grout
The third clue in Forrest Fenn’s poem, (or at least, my interpretation of what the third clue is) is probably the second most hotly debated clue, right after where warm waters halt. It is the only proper noun in the poem and has kept me up many a night trying to decipher who or what Brown could possibly mean. However, when I managed to find a home of Brown that fit in with my previous solutions...the long nights and hours of concentration and puzzlement were well worth it.
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Understanding the Phrase 'Put In'
Many of those searching for Forrest Fenn's treasure have already come to the conclusion that to 'put in' means to dock. However, you should never leave a single rock unturned when trying to decipher Fenn's $1,000,000 poem, so other meanings for 'put in' are: to enter, to make a request, to work, or to make a formal offer. Personally, I agree with the water connection as I'm currently following the Sweetwater River down current after having started at Devil's Gate, which is where I believe warm waters halt. However, as I have not found the treasure, nor yet found a solution to any of the other six clues, what do I know?
Synonyms of 'Home'
Home is a pretty straight forward word that means nothing more than one's living quarters. However, as I found this to be helpful during my personal interpretation of the home of Brown, here are a few synonyms for the word: domestic, accommodation, property, flats, apartment, bungalow, cottage, domain, realm, and place of origin.
Who or What is Brown?
Brown has to be either a specific person place or name because it's capitalization means that is is a proper noun, which is an individual, specific person, place, or thing. It is never an adjective, which is a word that describes a person, place, or thing. So the home of Brown cannot be the place of brown trout or brown trees or brown sand or brown anything. Brown is capitalized and with good reason - because it is the marker of a specific thing, allowing us to continue forward in confidence while on this modern day treasure hunt.
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My Personal Interpretation
As I've mentioned before, I'm totally happy with my lot in life and so though $1,000,000 would be nice, it's the challenge I like more. However, you would not believe how much I struggled with revealing my personal interpretation of the home of Brown. Why? Because I think it fits too freaking well and I won't be able to go search in the mountains of Wyoming myself...meaning I am potentially giving up $1,000,000. But I take solace in the fact that the second half of the poem is even more difficult and requires on the ground searching, so here it is anyway. This is what I think the home of Brown really means. Forrest Fenn is suspected of being a freemason member by some of us treasure hunters. Though I don't believe nor disbelieve this, it got me researching a bit about freemasons, where I discovered that a Freemason meeting is called a lodge. And what is another term for a lodge? Accommadation. House. Home. So on this theory, I began researching everything down river of Devil's Gate to see if there was a connection between something close to Sweetwater River and lo and behold I came across Independence Rock. Where there once was a freemason meeting held by the travelers crossing from east to west. And who was the one that called this meeting into order during the summer of 1875? Why, no other than Asa L. Brown. Now who else thinks that's way too big of a coincedence to not be right?
So if this is truly the solution to the home of Brown, please let me know via email or a personal message through my Facebook if you find the treasure. Would totally make my day.
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