Hidden treasure lured missing pastor to New Mexico wilderness

A treasure chest of gold and jewelry hidden in the rugged Southwest wilderness by an eccentric octogenarian author lured a Colorado pastor to New Mexico, where he has been reported missing.

The poem is said to contain nine cryptic clues and subsequent works have had maps that suggest the treasure has been hidden in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico or Utah.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte