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Here’s a question for you.
Let’s say you figured out where the treasure was, but your family is so against this whole hunt. It doesn’t always bring out the best in you. Sending someone else is not an option, they wouldn’t have the correct keys to get in. It’s like a series of random questions/equations Chase related that only you would know the answers to. You only have one shot at it. Would you risk it? Risk disappointing the family you love. Even though the retrieval is something you’ve look forward to, and realize that time is of an essence, but if you wait to long the treasure will probably be gone. What would you do? I feel if I ever figure it out, this will be my Achilles heel. You can’t mail it in, a physical presence is needed.
(04-15-2019, 12:25 AM)Riddlemethat Wrote: [ -> ]Here’s a question for you.
Let’s say you figured out where the treasure was, but your family is so against this whole hunt. It doesn’t always bring out the best in you. Sending someone else is not an option, they wouldn’t have the correct keys to get in. It’s like a series of random questions/equations Chase related that only you would know the answers to. You only have one shot at it. Would you risk it? Risk disappointing the family you love. Even though the retrieval is something you’ve look forward to, and realize that time is of an essence, but if you wait to long the treasure will probably be gone. What would you do? I feel if I ever figure it out, this will be my Achilles heel. You can’t mail it in, a physical presence is needed.

It is extremely unlikely that anyone has the same solution as yours. Also, the odds of yours being the correct one is at least 50,000 to 1 against you (IMO). So the probabalistic value of your solution (IMO) is less than $40 (based on an estimated $2 million value for the chest and contents, divided by 50,000). Is your family situation worth more than $40 to you?

Therefore, I recommend waiting until the season is over to see if it is found somewhere else. If not, you can always go get it next year. Maybe by then you can persuade your family that you are not crazy.

Many of us have been in your shoes: believing we have the correct solution and desperate to get there before someone else does. After a few trips out to unsuccessful locations, you will realize your solution may not be the greatest thing since sliced bread. If your WWWH is not supported by a lot of confirming hints (both in the poem and in TTOTC and in Forrest's other communications), you probably do not have the correct WWWH (IMO).
No family is against it if you have the correct solution. Only if they think you're nuts and don't want you to spend time and money on it.

You could contractually strike a deal with someone to retrieve it for you as a Plan B.
Sometimes you have to put your foot down and do what you have to do.
Like NTMI said, it’s a no brainer.
(04-15-2019, 12:25 AM)Riddlemethat Wrote: [ -> ]Here’s a question for you.
Let’s say you figured out where the treasure was, but your family is so against this whole hunt. It doesn’t always bring out the best in you. Sending someone else is not an option, they wouldn’t have the correct keys to get in. It’s like a series of random questions/equations Chase related that only you would know the answers to. You only have one shot at it. Would you risk it? Risk disappointing the family you love. Even though the retrieval is something you’ve look forward to, and realize that time is of an essence, but if you wait to long the treasure will probably be gone. What would you do? I feel if I ever figure it out, this will be my Achilles heel. You can’t mail it in, a physical presence is needed.

One cannot have confidence in their solve without having the same confidence that another will not stumble upon it.
(04-18-2019, 11:50 AM)NTMI Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-15-2019, 07:50 PM)legacyhelper Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-15-2019, 02:44 AM)NTMI Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-15-2019, 12:25 AM)Riddlemethat Wrote: [ -> ]Here’s a question for you.
Let’s say you figured out where the treasure was, but your family is so against this whole hunt. It doesn’t always bring out the best in you. Sending someone else is not an option, they wouldn’t have the correct keys to get in. It’s like a series of random questions/equations Chase related that only you would know the answers to. You only have one shot at it. Would you risk it? Risk disappointing the family you love. Even though the retrieval is something you’ve look forward to, and realize that time is of an essence, but if you wait to long the treasure will probably be gone. What would you do? I feel if I ever figure it out, this will be my Achilles heel. You can’t mail it in, a physical presence is needed.
My wife's not too crazy about it, but she'd never try to stop me. I usually do that myself, out of consideration for her. If I have to choose absolutely between the treasure and my loving family, it's a no- brainer.

With evasion skills like that, have you ever considered running for
public office?
LOL! Its an art.

I'd never hold a position in public office, nor even a board position of our HOA. 36 years of military and government/public service was more than enough for me, thank you very much.

Tit for tat, would you ever reveal your true identity on this site?

Maybe some already have.
I hear this same premise from people who hike our national trails, namely the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail. Families are terrified for their loved ones hiking. Doesn't matter if you are the spouse, parent, child, etc. Your family doesn't understand the burning that is in you. Many people who are preparing to hike the trails are tormented by the anguish they experience with their family. It tears some people apart and ends marriages. In the end though the question is always the same. Can you live with the regret of not going?
(04-18-2019, 07:12 PM)Daniel A Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-18-2019, 11:50 AM)NTMI Wrote: [ -> ]Tit for tat, would you ever reveal your true identity on this site?
Maybe some already have.

I did. I figured circumstances warranted it. For figuring that I've taken a lot of abuse from our fellow searchers.
(04-19-2019, 09:45 PM)John Brown Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-18-2019, 07:12 PM)Daniel A Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-18-2019, 11:50 AM)NTMI Wrote: [ -> ]Tit for tat, would you ever reveal your true identity on this site?
Maybe some already have.

I did. I figured circumstances warranted it. For figuring that I've taken a lot of abuse from our fellow searchers.

Never directly, but I made it easy to find, at least until lost owl cussed me out in an email. Kind of hard to keep it secret after Fennborees 1,3 &4 and a party at Tim Nobody's LL, then posting pics on my travel blog.