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The next day he was mortified to discover that the pit had filled with 60 feet of water overnight. Weeks of bailing with buckets and the use of crude pumps failed to lower the water’s level inside the pit. In 1805, Lynds’ miners sank a second shaft close and parallel to the original pit. At 100 feet they began burrowing toward the treasure. The miners had to scramble for their lives when water suddenly burst into their shaft—and filled it to the same level as the original shaft. The once wealthy Simeon Lynds was now practically destitute—having run through his fortune in search of the treasure.
edit on 22-11-2012 by Rubic0n because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by cookiemonster32
who knows how much damage to any artefacts that are down there has been caused.... Can you imagine finding the Ark down there with a huge drill string hole right through the middle of it... That would be quite a waste