Underground Treasure conjures up visions of gold coins, silver bullion and chests filled with glorious plunder. The truth is some of all of the above awaits the light of day. We now know where the booty originated: Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Oklahoma, Texas and South America before those Spanish galleons were caught in storms and sunk off the coast of Florida. Even Mel Fisher ventured the backwoods of Arkansas, Arizona and various other Spanish mining sites to discover the vast shiploads of treasure that were never transported to the Gulf of Mexico. These vast hoards of silver and gold were tactfully “stored” while the Indian revolt subsided for a future shipment date. Meanwhile, the land transferred title to the French then USA and as the countryside changed and time fogged the memories of the last to see the stored treasure, the treasure faded into obscurity. Some of the shipments (jackloads 300 pounds each, burro loads) from the Spanish mines were attacked by Indians and bandits and were buried before or during the fight. These areas are scattered from the Gulf to the Rockies. These underground treasures lies waiting to be discovered.
During the expansion of the United States to the West Coast, thousands of underground treasures were created by wagon trains, outlaws, payroll losses, Indian payoffs, train robberies, trading post owners, miners, bootleggers and thousands of settlers.
During the Civil War thousands of underground treasures were made by home owners on each side as they buried their valuables just before being overrun by the prevailing armies. Many of these caches were never recovered for all the obvious reasons.
Before banks were on every corner in each community, gold and silver were the common currency of exchange. From the late 1600s until after WWI, temporary banks were made by burying the cash until it was needed. Hundreds of thousands of these temporary “underground banks” were dug and used in every state and in every nation of the world.
The world bank made a demand on the United States to pay its debt in gold. The Gold Act of 1933 created another underground treasure. The government demanded all gold surrendered with a $10,000 fine and imprisonment for hoarding of gold. Some people thought it was odd that from the settling (St. Augustine, Florida) of this nation until 1933, 368 years, they had used a currency, GOLD, that never devalued and was excepted worldwide, was now illegal for them to possess. Also odd was the fact that in Canada it was still legal to possess gold coins and in Mexico and in all of Europe. So, the people of the USA buried gold in their reliable bank, somewhere in the vicinity of where they lived. During the next 40 years, many died, forgot where they buried their gold, moved away, went to nursing homes, lost their memory or stubbornly refused to reveal to relatives where they had buried the gold! This genre of treasure has been least written of and least looked for of all treasures in the US. December 31, 1974 was the date the government again allowed us to possess gold coins.
Underground treasure is anything of value, buried for the purpose of protection against loss without permission. There is a growing new underground treasure, paper currency. This underground treasure is buried in ice chests or coolers that make a waterproof, metal detector proof underground vault.
EVERY TREASURE THAT HAS EVER BEEN BURIED had an owner that HAD FULL INTENTIONS OF DIGGING IT UP AGAIN, and most of them did! Having said this, we know that the percentage of underground treasures that have been forgotten and still await to be uncovered are worth millions of dollars. Give Underground Discovery a call, we can locate your underground treasure!
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