“I said Amy, we can take everything out and retire or we can bury it across the state of Michigan,” he said. But an actual treasure hunt, is he for real?
These are the kind of things in books and movies, fictional tales of far-off lands and jewels. Or could it be real? Anything is possible in 2020, am I right?
“We went through waterfalls, streams, we kayaked everywhere,” he said. “As soon as I release the clues the race is on,” he said.
There are diamonds, gold, and rare coins to find. But why would someone do this, if not for their own entertainment? Well, that’s exactly what it’s for, entertainment.
“I was going nuts at home with nothing to do pacing back and forth,” said Johnny.
This pandemic has been tough on his business. After 23 years, he has closed and has a new way to make money.
The couple is selling tickets for the “Treasure Quest” and ticket holders will get a set of clues on a specific date.
“You follow the riddle, you got a little wit, a little adventure in you, you’ll find it quick – I don’t expect it to go more than a week,” he said.
There’s a limited amount of Treasure Quest treasure hunt tickets available and each prize is worth about $4,000.00.
“We have a GPS in there so I know if it’s moved,” he said.
The first hunt launches August 1st and, “This one is about approximately $4,200 with the price of silver at $20 an ounce,” he said.
It took Johnny and his wife about four months to complete the clues, along with choosing special spots that were meaningful to his life and his new life as a husband.
A lot of perseverance, it’s what bonded us,” he said. First he sold jewelry, and now he is selling adventures, treasure hunts and all.
“Giving people adventure is giving them something to believe in again, besides this Covid crap,” he said.