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Montezuma's treasure...in Utah!?

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posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 07:34 AM
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Oh, but I love a treasure hunt as long as it does not despoil the archaeology! But Montezuma's treasure in a Utah pond? I am waiting to see where this goes!


Filmmakers search for Montezuma's treasure in Kanab pond
For 100 years, locals have believed Montezuma’s treasure lies at the end of a tunnel below Three Lakes pond in Kanab, Utah. Now, filmmakers hope to discover just what is there. Producer Mike Wiest along with landowner Lon Child and a crew of filmmakers are setting out to tell the story of Three Lakes, Montezuma and the treasure hunters whose attempts of recovering the gold have been foiled. Link




posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 07:45 AM
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Nice Knab JC


“Nothing is too far fetched at this point only because, at this point, we can’t afford to discredit anything.”
–Mike Wiest, producer

now thats optimism

www.ksl.com...



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 07:48 AM
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Wow! That is an amazing story. I would love to see the video, if they ever get it.

As far as the snails go, I think that was dirty pool by the government.
Don't snails breed rather quickly? Seems like they could have made him save a thousand or so, then drained it, then put them back afterwards and all would have been fine.


Seems like they would want it found, if it was there, so they could sweep in and take it.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 07:55 AM
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That sounds very interesting.

I wish they would make a live show, i hate to hear when someone say they will film it and in the end we will never see the film.

Here is some more to the back story.

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Freddy Crystal was a bedraggled prospector who apparently had very little luck with any actual prospecting. He showed up in the town of Kanab in 1914 looking for a grubstake. Crystal had just returned from Mexico with a drawing of some Aztec petroglyphs, which, if he was able to find, would lead him to Montezuma's treasure. He found a well to do rancher named Oscar Robison. He told Robison the tale of the infamous treasure. $10,000,000 worth of gold bars, shields, plates and pendants lined with emeralds and rubies. In the end Robison agreed to stake him.

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posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 08:22 AM
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I am also interested in this story. Hopefully it is followed up on.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 04:21 PM
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After getting duped into all five episodes of The Curse of Oak Island and watching them find only a single coin I think I will wait to watch this show until he last episode...



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 09:27 AM
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Very nice JohnnyC,
When one looks at the history of Mesoamerican trade with the people of the southwest, it makes sense that they would use the area to stash some loot.



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 11:34 AM
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This reminds me of another lost treasure story,
the "Lost Dutchman Mine",
en.m.wikipedia.org...'s_Gold_Mine
except that it is a local central California story.
A friend of mine is a local history buff and has spent thousands of hrs scouring historical documents in California, in search of a geneologic history of his family, which goes back to the start of gold rush.
One branch of his family settled in an area known today as Dunlap, ca . Dunlap is in a valley in the foothills south of the kings river and west of kings canyon NP. Old timers told a story of the Lost Duetchman. The "Duetchman" was a German prospector who had little luck in the motherload, so he headed down to the southern mines, the mines of the san joaquin, kings and kaweah rivers. He showed up at tradeing post , starving and lost with a bag of gold. He wouldn't tell anyone where he had struck gold but it was within a couple days ride to the trade post. This was in the 1850's. He would come into town every couple months for supplies and pay with placer gold.
On a couple of occasions he was robbed while making the trek, so one day after a good bout of drinking he announced he was headed to Arizona to stake a claim in the new gold fields there. He made the acquaintance of a local ,who offered to escort him back to camp and out of the hills and to the valley road.
That was the last time he was seen, but the less than savory individual who was his escort came back into town alone and with a bag of gold.
That's the story, but my friend found a reference to the Deutscheman in an article in a period news paper, and found the death announcement of the escort, who was killed a couple years later in a shootout in Tulare ca. It's was also mentioned that this individual was associated with the Dalton gang, before they went east and hooked up with the James gang.
And about twenty years ago while hiking overland in the kings river canyon, I found a sealed mine in a very remote side canyon that is not on any map, and most all producing mines made it to early maps, if which I have a couple dating to the 1910's. From the tailing pile this mine was extensive, might this be the lost Germans mine, and did he actually make it to the Arizona mines, and start the legend of the lost Dutchman.



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