LOST TREASURE USA
THE TREASURE HUNTER'S NEWSLETTER
twice-monthly, to your computer screen ! )
Issue # 96 February 15, 2007
Volume 4, Number 24
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 COVE BOOKS
DIGGING IN A NATIONAL
AMAZON GOLD RUSH
RARE STATUE RESCUED
FROM THE DEEP
A CIRCLE OF NINE
JESSE JAMES WAS ONE
OF HIS NAMES
WORLD'S RICHEST WRECK
GIANT EMERALD FOUND
TABLETS & UNDERGROUND
BURIED STRONG BOXES
WHY DO WE DO THIS?
ANCIENT VILLAGE SHEDS
LIGHT ON STONEHENGE
The next 4 articles were
submitted by HERB KEISTER ( Utah )
THE GOLD BARS OF
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 "
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
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 you.
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 payment.
Please feel free to contact me with
your questions and comments.
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 transfer:
Associated Credit Union ( in Atlanta,
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
MY dedication will ALWAYS be to my
Wonderful wife---TARA !!