The Chest

Solve the Clues and Find the Treasure.

Somewhere in the USA, a treasure chest lies hidden. Inside there is a golden key and a messasge written on a hundred dollar bill. If you can find the golden key and reveal the secret message, a real world treasure awaits you. "I filled an old wooden treasure chest up with all kinds of valuables," says David Jacobsen, author of The Hatter's Hat - Lost Tales of Wonderland. "There are rubies, sapphires, over 140 beautiful diamonds, silver, gold, rare collectible coins dating all the way back to the 3rd century of the Roman Empire, a 24 karat gold plated "Alice in Wonderland" charm bracelet, and more. If you can find the golden key, you can have the treasure chest. During these crazy times, I wanted to give people a reason to turn off the television sets and get back out into nature. I wanted to create an adventure. There are clues and hints in my book, The Hatter's Hat, which will lead you straight to the golden key. Whoever finds that key can claim the treasure."

It can be difficult to put a precise value on treasure containing collectibles, however, the total value of the treasure has been estimated to be worth somewhere between $10,000.00 and $20,000.00 USD, based on the original value of the valuables contained therein. "The treasure chest is visually spectacular," says Jacobsen. "You won't be disappointed when you open up that chest. It's a beautiful sight."

How to Find the Golden Key

All the clues you need to find the golden key and claim the treasure chest are contained in the book The Hatter's Hat. prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, The Hatter's Hat tells the tale of how Wonderland was formed and the tale of Wonderland's lesser known heroine, Mary Ann, the Rabbit's housemade. When the Queen of Hearts accuses Mary Ann of stealing her tarts, will Mary Ann be able to prove her innocence? Or will it be 'off with her head?'

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"The Hatter's Hat takes an interesting twist on an old classic tale. It is considered to be a prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The book is well-written and has the added twist of a treasure hunt included. That definitely peaked my interest, how fun! I enjoy reading new versions of old tales, I think it takes a more creative spirit to make it unique and the author did a wonderful job at that"

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"Well written, easy and fun to read. Figuring out the clues, not so much! I've got a few ideas rolling around while searching for collaborators. Bought a copy for a friend too! God luck to all and Happy 2021."

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"Love it...This was a great read ,I love the story now I want to read the Alice in wonderland. I hope it lead to a great treasure hunt. "

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Update: The Hatter's Hat

David Jacobsen, author of The Hatter's Hat, recently released a poem to aid searchers in the search for the chest. According to Jacobsen, the book is still needed to pinpoint the precise location of the treasure chest and is the best way to get started in the treasure hunt, however, the poem/map can be an additional source of help. To view a copy of the map and poem and to get started on your search, simply sign up for the hunt using the "Join the Hunt" form fields below.

Update: The Mad Tea Party

The second riddle of the The Mad Tea Party has been solved. The answer to The Queen's Riddle was "Four Birds." The answer could be determined by comparing the image in the Queen's Riddle chapter to the original Tenniel version of the same/similar image. The original Tenniel version of the image has three birds flying in the sky, and the modified image found in The Mad Tea Party has four birds. Hence the answer - "Four birds". You can learn more about The Mad Tea Party and find out how to purchase it here.

The third riddle of the The Mad Tea Party has also been solved. The answer to The Cat's Riddle was "Hiby is a Witch." This riddle was solved by taking the first letter of each of the poems in the book and reading them backwards to form words.

As of the time this post was last updated (on August 4th, 2021) the first riddle has not yet been solved. ("The March Hare's Riddle"). We will update this site once the first and final remaining riddle is solved.

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