posted on Oct, 6 2003 @ 11:36 AM
Is archaeologist Ben Gates off his rocker by suggesting the whereabouts of a hidden national treasure is encoded on the back of the Declaration of
Independence — placed there, no less, by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson?
We'll have to wait until November 2004 to find out. That's when "National Treasure," a suspense thriller starring Nicolas Cage (Gates), is
scheduled for release.
As we speak, the movie is being filmed at several Washington locations, including Archives, Pennsylvania Avenue between Third and 12th streets,
and Constitution Avenue between Seventh and 10th Streets.
Early "heads up" on this one, folks. It's a movie, but you KNOW there are folks out there who will start the "no, really -- it's TRUE!"
declarations shortly after the movie comes out.
The last time I saw the document, btw, it was in a glass case and you could see both front and back. If there really had been a code,
preservationists would have been all over it and we'd have heard about it from university sources. It's not like the back has been hidden from
public view (or the original and various copies) for centuries.
So get your debunking ammo ready.
Wonder if this is going to be another "Indiana Jones" style movie -- anybody know? I love Indy!
[Edited on 6-10-2003 by Byrd]