LOST TREASURE USA
THE TREASURE HUNTER'S NEWSLETTER
( Delivery, twice-monthly, to your computer screen !
Issue # 96 February 15, 2007 Volume 4, Number
FROM THE EDITOR: ( FLOYD MANN
I've had a LOT of FUN the past 2 weeks ! My
treasure hunt TEAM have located several GREAT-looking sites that
DEFINITELY have loot in them. The next month will be spent on
just THOSE 3 sites---until the
recoveries are made !! If any of YOU want to learn
about how YOU can be an investor in these and MANY other
projects---just email me at:
NEWS & INFORMATION
OFF LIMITS ???
TOMB RAIDERS FIND TREASURE
TREASURE COVE BOOKS
DIGGING IN A NATIONAL FOREST ?
AMAZON GOLD RUSH
RARE STATUE RESCUED FROM THE DEEP
A CIRCLE OF NINE
ROMAN TREASURE DISCOVERED
JESSE JAMES WAS ONE OF HIS NAMES
UNIQUE TREASURES FOUND
WORLD'S RICHEST WRECK
ANCIENT CURSE UNEARTHED
GIANT EMERALD FOUND
TABLETS & UNDERGROUND VAULTS
WISCONSIN LOST TREASURE
BURIED STRONG BOXES
WHY DO WE DO THIS?
ANCIENT VILLAGE SHEDS LIGHT ON STONEHENGE
EDITOR'S NOTE: The next 4
articles were submitted by HERB KEISTER ( Utah )
THE GOLD BARS OF MOUNT SIGNAL
PLACES TO GO
GOLD MINING VACUUM
MADE BIG !!
After looking over my website---please contact me,
if I may answer any questions for you. THANK YOU !
UPDATE: OAK ISLAND
REGARDING THE EAST GRANBY TREASURE
The article GOLD CACHE is wrong. FLOYD: "I hope
you print my story, because many of your readers made comments
and are wasting their time and money looking for it."
Here we go again. I am 64 years old and have lived
in Connecticut for most of my life. I became a coin collector
in 1964. After seeing many ads for metal detectors in COIN
WORLD, I bought a Whites detector and that got it all started.
Since that time, including the latest LOST TREASURE magazine, I
had read the story of 13 wagon loads of gold coin loaned from
France that got robbed at Bates Tavern. Unlike many authors, I
did a lot of research, including interviewing William Bates, who
was an old man. He, like many people, is a story teller. He
told me the story was true and that the boxes were buried near a
stream, because the digging was easy.
Years later I spoke to his son-in-law who lives in
the tavern, with his wife. He had to be in his sixties. I
asked him if William really believed the story. He told me that
the Bates had never heard of the story until they read the
letters from a woman to the Hartford Cournat newspaper in 1951.
Remember: Captain Lemuel Bates died at 91 years of
age. I hope to live that long. He lived in the tavern until he
died. That means he would tell his children, who would tell
their children the story. Most people believe that stories in
treasure magazines are false. The coins were never found, and
never will be, because the story is false. The treasure story
writer for LOST TREASURE magazine states that Richard H. Phelps
wrote a book claiming that Henry Wooster, a Tori, was involved
and wrote a letter to his mother stating that he had helped rob
the wagons with the coins. Wrong ! Phelps, who lived in East
Granby, never mentioned that story. He wrote that Henry had
robbed a house, with his friends, and went to England and came
back after the war. The article in the magazine also states "
in 1951 a Hartford woman wrote a series of articles about the
heist." If the story was true,then it would have been in the
local papers at the time. I also asked a woman who lived in
East Granby all of her life, why she didn't write about the
treasure in her East Granby history book. She said the story
was false. If you find the coins, just send me a picture.
Every time the story is printed, many new people show up at
Bates Tavern looking for the treasure. You would think that
someone would have found the coins since 1951---if the story was
true. I'd be grateful if anyone has any true stories of
treasure in Connecticut. Best of luck to you all.
ROMANIAN METAL DETECTING TRIP IS PLANNED !!
A few months ago we were "trying" to get a trip to
Hungary planned, but their country starting having problems with
"civil unrest". riots, danger, etc, etc. It just would not be
smart to go there at this time---maybe in the future ?
BUT: an even better opportunity presented itself !
We contacted the Romanian government offices and they forwarded
our request to their Tourism Board and they then had several
offices contact us. THEY want us in Romania and it is SAFE.
The history of Romania is fantastic and metal
detecting there is almost unknown ! We can't help but be
successful. The guides will be myself ( Floyd Mann ), Karl
Backus ( International Treasure Hunter ), and a "local"
Romanian. We are currently working on "contracts" with local
farmers to use their properties to hunt on. Other sites will
also be negotiated on in the next few months. The things we
will uncover will be astounding !
Our first scheduled trip is mid-May ( with OTHER
trips to OTHER countries, in later months ). The 7-day trip is
limited to ten TEAM members. We have FOUR spots remaining !
Your finds there will be yours---after their archaeologists
fully record and photograph everything. The finds will have to
be mailed to you back at your home. We will metal detect 9 AM
to 5 PM daily, for 5 days, for Maximum recoveries ! Two days
will be planned for additional " sight-seeing".
All housing, meals, ground transportation and guide
service, while in Romania, is included in your fee of
$2,900.00. A video "souvenir" of your once-in-a-lifetime"
experience will be mailed to you after your return home.
Your airfare to Romania and back, from your home,
will be at your expense. A Passport is required. Additional
expenses you might expect to incur while in Romania might be:
alcoholic beverages, tips, souvenirs, film, phone calls,
entrance fees to attractions, personal items, and other small
expenses. A check-list will be sent to all TEAM members of what
to pack, how to prepare your detector for check-in, brochures on
Romania, and lots of other info. Every two weeks you will get
an "UPDATE" memo from me, keeping you completely informed of
EVERYTHING you need to know. I will also answer all questions
you may have. I should also be able to assist you in making
your flight arrangements and possibly negotiate a discount for
Future trips to other countries are also planned and
participants in this Romania trip will be the FIRST ones to be
notified and allowed to sign up. China, Israel, and Australia
are currently being investigated.
Karl and I will be sure that you have the time of
your life, so you will want to go with us on future trips and we
will definitely appreciate your positive feedback and referrals
after the trip.
Do a GOOGLE search for ROMANIA----to view some of
the rich history, culture, and attractions.
EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION ( by February 22nd ) earns
you an additional 10% DISCOUNT ( let's make that $300.00 !
)---so your NEW total is only: $2,600.00 ! Send your Cashier
Check ( or do a Bank Transfer ) for $1,300.00 ( Half of the
Total ) to secure your spot on this trip. The second half ( $
1,300.00 ) is due BY April 1st.
SUPER EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT: Pre-pay the ENTIRE
amount by February 22nd and take an additional $300.00 discount
! Your NEW total is ONLY: $2,300.00---One Heck Of A Deal !!
This $600.00 savings represents a 20% discount---if YOU are one
of the ten TEAM members that are on this trip. Please hurry !
Only 4 spots are left !
Your Notarized, Signed & Certified Mail copy of your
receipt will be sent BACK to you the day after I receive your
Please feel free to contact me with your questions
Payments should be sent Overnight Express ( to beat
the Feb. 22nd Deadline ) to:
3751 Market Street
West Valley City, Utah 84119
(801)-969-3243 Home ( Leave a message if I'm not
home ! )
OR: you may have YOUR bank do a Direct Deposit into
MY bank account---and then YOU call me to inform me of the
Associated Credit Union ( in Atlanta, Georgia )
Floyd Mann/ Tara Lyman
Routing Number: 261171338
Account Number: 3000016661
If you are interested in learning MORE about
investing in treasure recoveries that my team are currently
working on ( & our future plans ! )---please email me:
MY dedication will ALWAYS be to my Wonderful