A group of Canadian entrepreneurs have created a novel new business in the form of a treasure hunt featuring a rather sizeable reward. The company, known as 'Gold Hunt,' has reportedly hidden treasure chests worth around 100,000 Canadian dollars in the cities of Edmonton, Vancouver, and Calgary. In order to recoup their investment and, hopefully, make a profit on the venture, the group is selling 'maps' and sets of clues for each of the treasures through their website.
Likening the treasure hunt to "the Goonies in real life," the company's spokesman Chris Cromwell explained that the group worked with officials in each of the cities over the last three months to make sure that the entire enterprise was perfectly legal. Those looking to pursue the prizes can begin searching on June 1st, when the digital 'treasure maps' will be sent to them at the stroke of midnight. According to the company's website, the document will feature "a poem which contains a series of riddles and encrypted messaging that will make your job of finding the treasure more active and engaging."
More on this intriguing story at the Coast to Coast AM website.