This picture contains a hidden message. I can’t figure it out. I have been working on it daily for a month. Any help will be so appreciated!enter image description here

Source: Scrapbook One Hundred Seven… (Forrest Fenn's treasure hunt)


I don't have an answer, but I was able to find what I assume to have been the original image by using Google's reverse image search:


and by cropping and resizing the image and comparing it to the one you provided, I don't see a lot of meaningful differences that can't be attributed to resizing/jpeg artifacts/imperfect cropping:

One area which does stand out is the addition of a black dot on the dog-eared corner of the bill, but I'm not sure what significance it could have, if any.

Sorry I couldn't help more, but maybe having the original image to reference could reveal something else.


I'm not sure that this image can be decoded alone. Because...

Here is a recently resurrected thread originally from 2015 discussing one of the puzzles as set forth in The Thrill of the Chase by Forrest Fenn, of which this image seems to be an integral part. I can't say more without looking into the entire "hunt", but you would be better off starting there.

  • $\begingroup$ Added more context to the puzzle, with a source which is hopefully relevant $\endgroup$ – xhienne Oct 16 '18 at 15:12

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