posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 11:54 AM
Likley from a plane crash in the swamp years ago.
MIAMI (AP) - Like most people who signed up for Florida's official Burmese python hunt last winter, Mark Rubinstein slogged a couple times through
the Everglades without ever seeing one of the elusive snakes.
Something else caught his eye, though.
In the dirt along a levee, about 10 miles deep into the wetlands, Rubinstein found a gold pendant, with sapphires forming a cross inside a circle of
diamonds. One edge of the penny-sized medallion was melted and misshapen.
It may have fallen from the sky. Rubinstein was hunting near the crash sites of two airplanes that went down in the same area: Eastern Flight 401, a
New York flight that crashed as it prepared to land in Miami in 1972, and ValuJet Flight 592, a 1996 flight to Atlanta that caught fire shortly after
takeoff and plummeted into the remote swamps west of Miami.