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Martin Manley Puts Up a Site Devoted to Explaining His Suicide

60-year-old Martin Manley committed suicide on 8/15 in front of the Overland Park police station. But before doing so, he did what no other person who’ve taken their lives have done. He put up a website attempting to explain his decision.

It’s a memoir of sorts which goes through his past, present and future and tries to build an understanding of what he was going through and why he decided to kill himself. He was suffering from grapheme-color synesthesia and his mind was deteriorating rapidly.

I began seeing the problems that come with aging some time ago. I was sick of leaving the garage door open overnight. I was sick of forgetting to zip up when I put on my pants. I was sick of forgetting the names of my best friends. I was sick of going downstairs and having no idea why. I was sick of watching a movie, going to my account on IMDB to type up a review and realizing I’ve already seen it and, worse, already written a review! I was sick of having to dig through the trash to find an envelope that was sent to me so I could remember my own address – especially since I lived in the same place for the last nine years!

The site is here but you may want to try the mirror that can be found here.

It’s no doubt an interesting read but one part of the website is starting to overshadow the rest. The location of his buried treasure. That’s right. Martin Manley left the GPS coordinates to his wealth.

I had no financial problems. I sold my house which was completely paid for in 1998. The same year I bought $30,000 in 1/10 ounce gold coins and pre 1965 silver coins. Gold was $300/ounce when I bought it and silver was $4/ounce. Gold went up to $1,700 and Silver to $44 making my stash worth over $200,000.

38.800542, -94.687884

That bit of info has now brought citizens and police to a forest in Kansas City in search of Curly’s Manley’s gold.

Update: Apparently Manley had the last laugh. The gold doesn’t exist. He had already given away his coins.

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patrickrager
patrickrager
7 years ago

confirmed?

Laura
Laura
7 years ago

Suffering from synesthesia? It’s the first paragraph on that particular tab: “…however I’m not sure I would consider it an affliction since the word “affliction” has negative connotations and I don’t see it as negative.” It would have just taken a small amount of time to actually read the first few lines for the reasons behind this man’s suicide.

Arthur Frans
Arthur Frans
7 years ago

I went there. Nothing left there, at least within 5ft and these coordinates should have been accurate to 5ft.

dwpittelli
dwpittelli
7 years ago
Reply to  Arthur Frans

Aren’t most GPS receivers only accurate to about 10 yards?

T C
T C
7 years ago
Reply to  dwpittelli

Not anymore, sometime ago they lifted the restrictions. I think in reagans admin, maybe even clintons admin they made it around 3 meters. This is why geocaching is pretty easy now.

buffonelder101
buffonelder101
7 years ago
Reply to  T C

6″ accuracy is available

Rondo7
Rondo7
7 years ago
Reply to  T C

I usually get within 2 feet with my old magellan.

Yevrag35
Yevrag35
7 years ago
Reply to  Arthur Frans

I put it into google and it shows up underneath a lone tree in the corner of a parking lot and also next to a cement walkway to a basketball court. That seemed pretty accurate to me.

Al
Al
7 years ago
Reply to  Yevrag35

*concrete. Cement is a powder which gives concrete strength.

Bustyn1
Bustyn1
7 years ago
Reply to  Yevrag35

You got the wrong coordinates then. It’s in a wooded area.

Tony Webley
Tony Webley
7 years ago

Poor guy probably got the GPS coordinates wrong
and could not remember where he buried it

Arthur Frans
Arthur Frans
7 years ago
Reply to  Tony Webley

His post references 1/10 if you add .1 to each coord you’re in a road but if you subtract .1 then you’re in a stand of trees off of S Holmes Rd. hmmm?

LOL
LOL
7 years ago

the guy’s looking down from above laughing at the fools…..

buffonelder101
buffonelder101
7 years ago
Reply to  LOL

doubt that

wayne
wayne
7 years ago

He didn’t lose his sense of humor

buffonelder101
buffonelder101
7 years ago
Reply to  wayne

just his life

mrcyberdoc
mrcyberdoc
7 years ago

Yea gads… I have done everything he describes in the first paragraph, but it doesn’t mean I’m going to kill myself. Those are just minor things one has to put up with when they get older. So what, I embrace my elder years!

Cervantes3
Cervantes3
7 years ago
Reply to  mrcyberdoc

what is everyone talking about?

jrice2n
jrice2n
7 years ago
Reply to  mrcyberdoc

me too.

disqus_c197zi57ib
disqus_c197zi57ib
7 years ago

I agree with him when he says he doesn’t want to end up as an blabbering and slobbering old man in a wheelchair in a nursing home. There is no dignity in that. I saw my father go through that and the last years he didn’t recognize anyone. I am not going out like that. Ain’t happening. For me it is about quality of life not quantity.

buffonelder101
buffonelder101
7 years ago

it is not about dignity but honoring the sanctity of life that has been given by the creator… if it was about dignity we would never make it out of puberty alive

PRAFTD
PRAFTD
7 years ago
Reply to  buffonelder101

Your “creator” cursed this man with mental disease and a declining quality of life.

Who cares what a malevolent creature like that wants for us? Maybe if your “creator” didn’t treat humans as playthings to abuse and torture, maybe this sort of thing wouldn’t happen.

JallopyMacfurry
JallopyMacfurry
7 years ago
Reply to  PRAFTD

The emotion behind your comment reminds me of a Pink Floyd lyric:

“Envy is the bond between the hopeful and the damned”

Not sure why…

PRAFTD
PRAFTD
7 years ago

There is no jealously in my words, just disgust and vitriol toward the 3 Abrahamic religions.

lastmann
lastmann
7 years ago

Definitely an interesting guy… Still wouldn’t have killed myself though. If I ever feel like my life’s over I’ll fly over and try to start a rebellion in North Korea. If you wanna die you might as well go out doing something impressive~

Checker72
Checker72
7 years ago
Reply to  lastmann

Maybe I shouldn’t, but I like your idea! :)

nighthawk
nighthawk
7 years ago

Regardless of how organized and controlled his death was, the man was lost. Life is precious and to throw it away so quickly and without concern is a hateful act. RIP Martin, but something tells me peace is not what you’re experiencing right now.

jakee308
jakee308
7 years ago
Reply to  nighthawk

I would assume you haven’t reached the so called “golden years”? Believe when I say that I always felt the way you do until I found that at 66 life is a tedious bore and it will only get worse from now on. There is a limited horizon and ones faculties and physical abilities are fading fast. And that’s even with a so so general health. How much worse it must become once a terminal or wracking disease sets in? I’m lucky or cursed in that I led an active and widely traveled life prior to my 50’s but that… Read more »

Jack Inmanz
Jack Inmanz
7 years ago
Reply to  jakee308

Amen, sonny. I’m 67 and in my life I have made lots of money, spent most of it, raced with the Outlaws, traveled, enjoyed the company of lovely ladies, etc. Did the things people want to do when they “retire”. Now everything hurts and traveling is nothing but a TSA grope fest.

But I took lots of pictures.

Harry Nuttzak
Harry Nuttzak
7 years ago

His website is a good read, for sure. But the paid-up-on-Yahoo for 5 years aspect seems to be troubling – since they are throwing off 999 errors. Probably used some of that cash to prop up their share price.

JorgeGeorge777
JorgeGeorge777
7 years ago

You must add 10 degrees to latitude and 7 degrees to the longitude. You will find the treasure there. Good luck.

aceofwands
aceofwands
7 years ago
Reply to  JorgeGeorge777

So!…600 miles west and 420 miles north…got it. Thanks’

orlandocajun
orlandocajun
7 years ago

How did he remember those complex numbers?

BreezyDog Cocoa Angler
BreezyDog Cocoa Angler
7 years ago
Reply to  orlandocajun

Wrote them down maybe? DERP…

Fred Derf
Fred Derf
7 years ago

Hey, journalist, you should do more research before saying that he’s the first to post online about his suicide, it’s been done before; learn something about the net before you say something else stupid.

bigyaz
bigyaz
7 years ago
Reply to  Fred Derf

Hey, idiot commenter. Care to give us an example of someone who “put up a website attempting to explain his decision”? Because that’s what the story says, and you have provided nothing to refute it except a moronic, baseless comment.

Joseph Peebody Biden
Joseph Peebody Biden
7 years ago

It’s a MAD MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD….Find the treasure before it is too late !!!!

opinionated_too
opinionated_too
7 years ago

33.6 feet off the road, 187.23 degrees

DJM2142
DJM2142
7 years ago

Do. Not. Seek. The. Treasure….

weaseldriver
weaseldriver
7 years ago
Reply to  DJM2142

WE.THOUGHT.YOU.WAS.A.TOAD!

DJM2142
DJM2142
7 years ago
Reply to  weaseldriver

Nice.

Chewbama
Chewbama
7 years ago

Don’t forget to take back one kadam to honor the Hebrew God.

REd
REd
7 years ago

Red was here

jimmyjack
jimmyjack
7 years ago
Reply to  REd

So was Brooks….

guest
guest
7 years ago

Just another narcissistic Obummer supporter. (Go read’m)

jayb
jayb
7 years ago
Reply to  guest

What the f**k?

Jackie Chiles
Jackie Chiles
7 years ago

Did anyone find the gold?

Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse
7 years ago
Reply to  Jackie Chiles

NO, MAN! The gold is right under your driveway, get to diggin!

Bryan
Bryan
7 years ago

Maybe this whole website he made is a hidden treasure map. He talked about words meaning colors, anagrams, and crossword puzzles. I bet there’s a hidden key or directions somewhere in his words. What better way to end it than a treasure hunt for his money. I don’t think he would literally use the coordinates for his money to be found so easily. He said he wanted to be remembered. and talked about. This is a good way to achieve that.

gary u. trance
gary u. trance
7 years ago
Reply to  Bryan

Maybe, Bryan, you’re a shill to keep the story going? lol. When do we all turn on one another?

But seriously, what you said makes sense, it would be like “art”, a kind of performance art. Remember those Canadian Club whiskey riddles? (I solved one once in Wash., DC, but wasn’t the first.) Could be something to it – I for one will be checking out the website. (Ack! Maybe I’M the shill?!)

Mike Kelso
Mike Kelso
7 years ago

Kansas won’t miss a commie voter too bad he wasn’t from Missouri, and what a selfish coward to create a hoax treasure story.

warpsix
warpsix
7 years ago

I know if i found it 1st i would have said there is No treasure …

MysteryMan
MysteryMan
7 years ago

Who cares. Pathetic, weak, self loathing child. If he spent more time taking care of himself instead of writing drivel he would probably have been much healthier. World won’t miss another almost man.

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