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September 1, 2003---Volume 1, Number 13

Treasure Hunter's Secret Manual

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FROM THE EDITOR:  Greetings from Salt Lake City, Utah !  Well, Tara & I are fairly well settled in here at the KOA Campground, in our motorhome.  We will be here until December 2nd, so your next 6 issues will be emailed to you from here.  THANKS for all of the positive comments we have received about this newsletter and it's companion website ( www.LostTreasureUSA.com ).  People seem to enjoy receiving something useful that is FREE !  On with the show !  FLOYD MANN at
LostTreasureUSA1@AOL.COM 

NEW SEARCH CAPABILITY !

   A new addition to my website is the capability to look for articles from my past issues by entering a keyword or phrase.  Want to see what I had in past issues about mummies?  Or gold mines?  Just enter your word and a list of links to the newsletters that carried those topics will appear.  I am also hooked up to do GOOGLE searches on the entire internet.  Check it out !  http://www.LostTreasureUSA.com/SiteSearchViaGoogle.htm

DRAWING FOR METAL DETECTOR

   Each month I give away 3 prizes and every 3 months I give away a metal detector.  To be eligible for the drawings on September 15th you MUST register by clicking HERE.

LAWS AND TREASURE HUNTING

   Here is a short forum exchange from one of my favorite web sites: 
http://pub69.ezboard.com/fancientlosttreasuresfrm28.showMessage?topicID=6.topic

SEARCH THE WEST

   Lots of good links about the Old West:  http://www.torcida-online.com/~west/html/searchtw.htm

CLEANING COINS

   Here is how one guy does it:  http://mikewd.fws1.com/cleaning.html

THE OLD SPANISH TRAIL

   The O.S.T. Association web site:   http://www.slv.org/history/osta/index.html

DIRTY KNEES METAL DETECTING

   Another personal web site:  http://members.tripod.com/~wquinn/md.html

THE WORLD'S WORST HOBBY

   An essay on the perverse thrill of metal detecting:  http://politics.msn.com/id/2086909

ANOTHER FREE NEWSLETTER !!

   If you have not yet subscribed to THE WAYBILL TO ADVENTURE GAZETTE---or missed the first few issues---here are the archives where you can catch up AND subscribe: 

http://www.waybilltoadventure.com/cgi-bin/mojo/mojo.cgi?flavor=archive&list=waybill01

PATH OF THE SKINWALKER

   A small ranch in Utah may be the strangest place on Earth ? :
http://www.lasvegasmercury.com/2002/MERC-Nov-21-Thu-2002/20095845.html
   ( Part 1 )
http://www.lasvegasmercury.com/2002/MERC-Nov-28-Thu-2002/20138162.html
    ( Part 2 )

TREASURE TALES
By Joanna Skye

   Here are 4 tales for you:
http://swashbucklerstudios.com/Wells_Fargo_Holdup.html

http://swashbucklerstudios.com/Treasure_Tales_Kitty_Hensley.html
http://swashbucklerstudios.com/Treasure_Tale__1_Don_Joaquin.html  
http://swashbucklerstudios.com/Treasure_Tales_Opata_mine.html

INTERESTED IN DOWSING ?

   This website will give you the basics of dowsing: http://home.earthlink.net/~geodowser/digital-dowsers/

THE CACHE OF YELLOWSNAKE

Link #1 is the story & Link #2 is a company doing expeditions to go find the cache:
http://roadrunnergold.com/arch13.htm

http://www.xpeditionsmagazine.com/magazine/xpeditions/itineraries/YS.html

ASKING PERMISSION

   These three links will help you get permission to metal detect/search private properties:
http://www.geocities.com/eureka-thc/hints.htm
http://community-2.webtv.net/doey35/ss2/
http://www.phantomranch.net/treasure/search_agreement_formal.htm

GOLD FEVER !

   This is the website for the South Florida Gold Prospectors:
http://www.southfloridagoldprospectors.com

SPORTING DREAMS

   Do you like sports ?  Over 2,800 members on these forums:
http://pub57.ezboard.com/bsportingdreams

ASTRONAUT PHOTOGRAPHY

   These two sites have a collection of images from space and the top ten remote-sensing tools used by archaeologists:
http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/clickmap/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/zeugma/tools.html

THE GEORGIA GOLD RUSH

http://www.goldrushgallery.com/news/head2.html

ALL ABOUT GIANTS

   A website devoted to the topic of human giants in fact & legend:
http://joe3998.tripod.com/thegiantcompendium/

THE RICHEST SHIPWRECK IN HISTORY

  Recovering the loot is a job for a robot: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.09/shipwreck.html

BANNING OF TREASURE HUNTING ACTIVITIES ?

   A bit of history---of when UNESCO was trying to shut us down: 
http://www.terravista.pt/mussulo/2386/petition.htm

A CALIFORNIA WEB SITE

   The Central Coast Treasure Hunter Association:  http://www.cctha.org/

THE WAYBACK MACHINE

   The Internet Archive---surf more than 10 billion pages stored: http://www.archive.org/

NEED INVESTORS ?

   This website allows the posting of treasure hunting projects:
http://www.northbaytreasurehunters.com/projects.htm

PROPERTY RIGHTS

   If you want to read some good essays about our rights in America: 
http://www.propertyrightsresearch.org/mainfrms.htm

Treasure Hunter's Secret Manual

SHIPWRECK FIND MAY YIELD RICH CARGO

   Civil War-era steamer found off coast of Georgia: http://www.msnbc.com/news/953482.asp?0cl=cR
 

SHATTERED DREAMS: 100 STORIES OF GOVERNMENT ABUSE

   A FREE e-book ( 105 pages ) that will help you be on the look-out for things that might some day affect you and your family: http://www.nationalcenter.org/ShatteredDreams.PDF 

 

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THE PROBLEM WITH THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

   "It has confiscated billions of dollars of private property, harmed or destroyed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans and has not saved one endangered species!  Not one. "
http://www.newswithviews.com/Coffman/mike2.htm

JESSE JAMES ORIGINAL TREASURE MAP

  Recently, on EBAY, an "original" map of the Mena, Arkansas area was sold in auction for $510.00.
You might possibly still find the old EBAY listing and description at:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3237518919

 

SOME MISSOURI TALES

For more then 130 years the Steamboat Arabia, a 171 foot vessel with more then 200 tons of supplies and provisions destined for pioneering settlements along the Missouri River lay lost but not forgotten.

The Arabia sank in 1856 while ascending the Missouri River near present day Kansas City.  After years of research in 1985, Greg Hawley & Co. went in search of the Arabia after determining a change in the rivers  historic course from present day.  Forty-five feet below a present day cornfield Hawley found the Arabia in 1985.

For more information contact: Greg Hawley: Co-Director, Arabia Steamboat Museum at 816.471.1856.  The museum is located at: 400 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, Mo. 64106

Spanish galleons are known to have entered the Mississippi River to avoid

and frequently escape pursuing French warships.  These galleons often heavily laden with Peruvian gold could easily flee up the river where the deep-drought French ships could not go.

Hearing of Ozark gold the Spanish continued north-bound before proceeding on foot into the Ozark Mountains.  They mined here until the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 before setting off for Spain, with their Peruvian and recently acquired Ozark gold.

They found their vessels destroyed by hostile Indians, forced to abandon the treasure it is said the Spanish placed it in an old mine, or cave whereupon the entrance was concealed and the Spaniards departed in the direction of the sea-coast.

Local legend claims the Spanish all died from disease or in battle, never having recovered their treasure.  The old mine, or cave as it is sometimes called is believed to be located about 40 miles S.E. of Springfield and maybe flooded from nearby Beaver Creek.

 

CENTRAL NEW YORK

Short Story from book 'Short Stories of Lost Treasure in the Adirondacks'  by Hoang Ho
  
                        The Abenaki Wolf-Charter Cache
 
 The people that plied the woodlands of the Adirondacks and the Mohawk Valley were a hard working lot. Though there is little historical records or proof, the trappers outposts and trading villages of the Native-Americans and Euro explorers were in existence as early as 1660 and before. In facty the hidden pirate edens of tropical Atlantic were only half as secret as the other places such as the Adirondacks.
Even as the wars of the Indians and French and the Revolution with England came about, the hearty souls of the area worked their trades. Honest farmers made gold for their work, and trappers and loggers as well. Equally distant from Philadelphia and New York, Boston and Montreal, the isolated citizens of Central New York found it necessary to make primitive banks for their gold storage. Elaborate underground bulwarks were constructed both as secret trade centers and underground malls. The places served as bank vaults and fortresses as well.
This is the story of the Abenaki wolf-charter sponsored back near what is now Poland, New York. Over the years a fellowship of trading has include various groups with a common interest called guilds. It was a conglomerate of guilds that built the underground cave near Poland. Mostly law-abiding and churchgoing, the group employed a Native American slave or servant to do the hard work of digging. They estimated that it would take two months of hard work to complete the job. Since it was a secret location they thought it was best if only one person do the hard work of digging.
These men were undereducated yet wealthy beyond all their dreams. They did fear the highway a bit and in their advancing age began to disagree with sea or Great Lakes voyages. Their combined wealth was estimated to weigh over 13 tons in bullion of all types. There was tin, zinc, and copper and bronze. There was gold and silver and a chest of coins and jewels.
The underground bunker, being built by a man named Conroy, was of specific dimensions. As each chamber was finished the treasure was moved deeper and deeper into the earth. At first the leaders of the guilds came regularly to count the bullion each time it was moved, but they soon grew tired of this chore. Conroy worked for three months without a break, at which time he was accused of stealing one bar of gold, but it was hardly missed. The dimension of the final and largest chamber was to be 20 x 24 feet with a ten foot head clearance. There were to be wooden beams and structural supports as well. The secret location of the cave necessitated a full days ride on horseback or a two days journey on foot for a round trip. No one knows what happened exactly, but Conroy was putting the final touches on the vault, hammering with a great wooden hammer on a support beam. Two of the guildmembers, actually a bit afraid of the place (and Conroy) lingered near the entrance to the cave like structure.  All of a sudden a loud crash was heard and smoky, dusty dirt blew towards them from deep in the vault. After calling Conroy's name again and again with no answer, it was assumed he had died in the collapse. The guild members left immediately and headed for home.
 
Legend has it that the guild members were out to murder Conroy that day as he finished the job. Conroy was the only one outside of the guilds that knew of the location. Some guild leaders didn't even tell their members. The enterprising guild members continued to prosper and only considered the place as a sort of faraway Fort Knox.
 
But Conroy hadn't died. Left for dead, the man had been finishing the strongest support beam when the cave-in occurred. This location off ordered him a safe pocket of strength from the cave-in. The peculiar shape of the mountainside and the lack of earth on top of the final chamber or room of gold simply caused an open-air effect to the vault. Conroy could see the light of day above him, and after some careful digging he climbed the eight feet or so to safety. He climbed out just in time to see a fading glimpse of the guild members.
 
Perhaps no one knows where that vault was, because peculiar things began to happen to the guild members. Some say foul play, or perhaps only bad luck, at any rate many believe that Conroy took his share of the treasure and used it to build fine houses for merchantmen in South Carolina. It is possible that the bulk of the Abenaki Wolf-charter cache still remains.

ARIZONA LEADS

   Check out 5 additional treasure leads ( numbers 21-25 ) on my website:  http://www.losttreasureusa.com/StateTreasures.htm

ANCIENT STAR CITIES

   This website discusses the possible relationship of the Anasazi and Hopi with the constellation Orion: http://azorion.tripod.com/body.htm

FINDING "TREASURE" IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

   I came across this 5-page introduction to the e-book HOW TO FIND LOST AND HIDDEN TREASURES IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD and after receiving my copy I printed it off and put it with my other reference books.  Some interesting & worthwhile tips.  You SHOULD be able to re-coup your money in very little time:  http://www.imarketingtips.com/Treasale.html
 

CONCLUSION

   OK !  Another issue comes to an end !  Thanks to those that sent me links, stories, ideas, etc.   The REST of you MUST have something to contribute ?  I know you read more stuff than just my newsletter each month---please send me stuff !  I'd hate to have to start filling this newsletter with ADS !  Ha Ha !!
Have a SAFE & FUN Labor Day Weekend !

DEDICATION

  Without the support and patience of my wife TARA---there could be no newsletter !  THANKS partner !

LOST TREASURE USA
FLOYD MANN
LostTreasureUSA1@AOL.COM
www.LostTreasureUSA.com

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