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  1. As I sit here typing at near 10pm, I hear a lightly frantic running to the kithcen as a foul odor of smoke and something that is unidentifiable is overcooked. Now a scrubbing commences of the pan and maybe the experiment was chucked into to trashcan. I dunno. I am too lazy at this moment of time to go upstairs and look. You know how it goes. I don't believe you can say anything "politely" without it seeming to be a knock on some ones' pride, so I will leave it alone. Well that kind of opens up the door for a part of the news I was gonna leave for the later half of this, but hey, since thi
  2. Over the past year or so, I have been doing some pretty detailed research on the Beale Treasure supposedly buried some where in Bedford County, Virginia. I have come to the conclusion that IF the Beale treasure ever existed, it is long gone. I have seen some court documents that place Thomas J. Beale Jr. and Thomas J. Beale Sr. in Louisiana in the early 1820's. What this means to me is, IF the Beale treasure party existed, they should have disbanded and headed back to Virginia and separated the Beale Treasure into the 30 equal shares. There was a theory that Beale and the party were killed all
  3. The Forum has been upgraded, and with that, I am waiting on the skins from the person who I rely on for the skin for this forum. If there are compatibility issues, like the font not showing up when you type, you can change the color to make it readable. But note that there are several skins on this forum to choose from and some colors may work with some, others it may not look so good. So as soon as the skins become available, I will update them. Worse case, you can look down the bottom center of the page and choose the default skin for now.
  4. It is difficult to tell if this statue is on a rooftop or at a water's edge. It also could represent the rainbow which set the colors/numbers for each hint.
  5. This is a posting area for everything related to the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA). Most of this is tailored to US National Parks. It may apply to other agencies and land management areas. It is the searchers responsibility to know the rules, laws and regulations prior to performing any treasure related actions. The material presented on this website is informational only. It is the responsibility of the treasure hunter to ensure they have the most up to date information available from the source who originally released the document. https://www.govinfo.gov/content
  6. I was doing some research on a treasure trove location when I seen a link: https://www.biguniverse.com/library/books/buried-treasures-of-the-appalachians This page offers a few different books on treasure seeking / hunting. You can either take the ISBN number and look up the book on a bookstore website, or potentially join the URL in hopes to read a few for free.
  7. On The Trail Of The Golden Owl (French: Sur la trace de la chouette d'or) is a French armchair treasure hunt book created by communications expert Régis Hauser under the pseudonym "Max Valentin" and illustrated by artist Michel Becker. The book was first published in 1993. It provides clues to the location of a buried statuette of an owl, created by Becker. The puzzle contained within the book remains officially unsolved as of 2020, making it the second longest-running contest in the armchair treasure hunt genre. Hauser/Valentin died in 2009, and the solutions are now held by his lawyer.
  8. The Musgrove Gang, which was headed by Lee Musgrove, were known as thieves and rustlers who ranged from Texas to Wyoming to Kansas. Noted for their brutality, they were said to have killed at least a dozen people during their raids. However, Colorado lawman Dave Cook went after the gang, and one at a time, either killed or arrested every one of them. Lee Musgrove was finally caught by Cook in Wyoming Territory and was jailed in Denver. On November 23, 1868 a crowd stormed the jail and hung the outlaw. The Musgrove Corral treasure trove of gold and silver coins is rumored to be buried alo
  9. One cold morning in the year 1937, Doc Noss went searching for fresh water near Hembrillo Basin in New Mexico. During his search he discovered a tunnel which had a ladder that was leading down below. He decided to inspect it. Reaching the bottom of the pit he found over 200 gold bars. However, greed got the better of him. He decided to explore the land, trying to make the entry bigger and so he could find more gold, but the impact of the explosion made the shaft collapse, making it impossible to reach the treasure. Many have attempted to find the treasure trove, but to no avail.
  10. The Middleton Plantation was located on the Ashley River, approximately 14 miles north west of Charleston in 1741. During the Civil War Middleton buried a large treasure trove consisting of money and valuables. Reports say the treasure trove is somewhere on the grounds and Middleton died trying to defend his property. The Yankees destroyed the mansion and the treasure trove went undiscovered.
  11. There are rumors that the early-day pirate Murrell buried a treasure trove within the marsh land which is in close proximity to Murrell's Inlet near the coast.
  12. In a surprise raid in 1780, the Patriots attacked the Williamson Plantation, about 4 miles east of McConnells and killed the notorius Captain Huck and his band of Tory raiders. The Tories had accumulated a large treasure trove over a period of 5 years. It is believed that the treasure trove was buried somewhere on the plantation grounds, but it has never been recovered.
  13. Somewhere in Tijeras Canyon lies a treasure trove. Several treasure historians who believe the huge Gran Quivera hoard, over 1500 burro loads of gold and silver. They believe it is located in the southern Manzano Mountains, close the Hell’s Canyon of the Four Hills area, which isnear Tijeras Canyon off of Highway I-40.
  14. In 1851 two pioneers were said to have buried $40,000 in gold coins near a campsite along the old Santa Fe Trail, in close proximity to the Point of Rocks. The Point of Rocks in Colfax County is on private land, approximately eight miles north and two miles east of a road side park on US Highway 56. This landmark was a popular campsite with a nearby spring. There was considerable violence at this site, including the killing of the White Family in 1849. There are graves close to where the treasure trove was supposedly buried.
  15. A group of freighters while traveling along the Santa Fe Trail to Independence, Missouri a group were attacked just three days into their trip. The freighters were carrying 25 bags of gold coins worth about $150,000. Seeing the imminent attack the men buried the gold somewhere between Ute Park and Cimarron, New Mexico in Colfax County. Only one of the men survived the attack to tell the story. He was severely wounded, and he died just a few days later. The survivor on his deathbed said that the treasure trove was buried in an area with three large rocks, one of which was half the size of a h
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