Real Life Treasure Hunt
November 29, 2006 -- There is a book out right now that could actually lead you to a real million-dollar prize!
"Wow, a little overwhelming."
That's how Shane Cross felt the first time he opened the book Secrets of the Alchemist Dar.
"There's a lot of clues in there it seems like every page you turn there's something else hidden."
The author, Michael Stadther, filled the book with clues that anyone in the world can solve and obtain one of one hundred diamond rings valued together at more than two million dollars!
"I really want to win a ring."
Carla-Sabrina Pomponi guards her book so well, she wouldn't let us open the cover, because of all the notes she has inside.
"The first week I probably literally every free moment just absorbed it," said Pomponi.
The clues are in code, so at first glance the book looks like just a story.
"On the title page there's morse code here," said Cross.
Shane deciphered it for us.
"Well begun is half done."
Sounds great, but no one knows what that really means yet.
"There's clues in the pictures, there's clues in the text," said Pomponi.
Online there's even speculation that some of the clues lead you to Fairmount Park.
"I think until you have the ring in your hand you probably don't know," said Cross.
All hunters have until the year 2009 to finish, before the author reveals the answers. Until then, hunters are having the time of their lives.
"It's like living a real live fairy tale," said Pomponi.
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