SANTA FE — A Colorado Springs man is suing Forrest Fenn, claiming the Santa Fe art collector who says he hid a treasure chest somewhere in the Rocky Mountain region misled him about where the treasure is.
David Harold Hanson filed the complaint on his own, without an attorney, in Albuquerque federal court this week.
He claims Fenn gave misleading clues about where he hid a chest said to contain $2 million in valuables, causing Hanson to lose out on money and not be able to care for his family.
Hanson is asking for $1.5 million in damages.
“The Plaintiff was mislead and left the area in which his analysis search of the actual items were secreted away and which conflicting erroneous and misleading clues caused the Plaintiff to move his search,” the lawsuit says.
Hanson says Fenn gave conflicting and misleading clues “which caused the Plaintiff to move from his search area and which additional clues benefitted those close to the Defendant (Fenn) who subsequently ‘found’ the items in question.”