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El mapa secreto de Jesse James puede conducir a los tesoros de los templarios

El mapa secreto de Jesse James puede conducir a los tesoros de los templarios


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Descendiente de Jesse James, el autor Daniel J Duke, usa una plantilla, codificada con la gematria de la Cabalá y proporcionada por la sociedad secreta de la Guerra Civil Estadounidense, Caballeros del Círculo Dorado, para vincular sitios de tesoros perdidos, no solo enterrados por su tatara-tatara- abuelo, pero que se remonta a los Caballeros Templarios, las 'Siete Ciudades de Oro' del siglo VIII buscadas por el explorador español Francisco Vásquez de Coronado y la bóveda de Bruton.

Jesse James alias James Lafayette Courtney (Imagen © Daniel J Duke)

Descendiente de Jesse James

En 1995 estaba en Houston, Texas, recién salido de la universidad y trabajando para una empresa de ingeniería. Mi madre, Betty Dorsett Duke, me llamó a la oficina y me dijo que tenía noticias. Inspirada por las leyendas familiares, había reunido pruebas que demostraban que el forajido estadounidense del Viejo Oeste, Jesse James, era nuestro antepasado y que no murió como afirma la versión convencional y aceptada de la historia.

En lugar de confiar solo en nuestra palabra y en las leyendas familiares, mi madre llevó nuestras fotos familiares a los expertos del laboratorio forense del Departamento de Seguridad Pública de Texas y a otros dos expertos. Los tres verificaron que nuestras fotografías familiares y tintipos de mi tatarabuelo, que vivía bajo el alias de James Lafayette Courtney, coincidían con la imagen del forajido Jesse James.

Firma del diario de James Lafayette Courtney, también conocido como Jesse James (1871) (Imagen © Daniel J Duke)

Plantilla del tesoro de los Caballeros del Círculo Dorado

La investigación también apuntó hacia una sociedad secreta conocida como los Caballeros del Círculo Dorado (o 'KGC'), que era una organización pro-Confederada, fundada a mediados de la década de 1850, con el objetivo de preservar la esclavitud y crear un imperio basado en la agricultura. con mano de obra proporcionada por esclavos. Se proyectaba que este imperio se centraría en La Habana, Cuba y abarcaría un área que incluía la parte sur de los Estados Unidos, México, América Central y la parte norte de América del Sur. Se dice que el grupo incluía a hombres como Albert Pike, John Wilkes Booth (asesino del presidente Abraham Lincoln) y Jesse James, quien se dice que fue reclutado en sus primeros años de adolescencia cuando luchaba como guerrillero confederado durante la Guerra Civil estadounidense. Guerra. Todavía no he visto ninguna evidencia de que Jesse o Albert Pike fueran miembros.

Un joven Jesse James ( )


8 tesoros perdidos de la historia que aún esperan ser encontrados

En algún momento, todos sienten el anhelo de deshacerse de sus vidas monótonas y emprender una aventura en busca de oro pirata. Para la mayoría de las personas, esta codicia por el tesoro enterrado desaparece casi al mismo tiempo que su carta a Hogwarts no se materializa. Si bien es posible que nunca obtenga su varita, en realidad hay acumulaciones perdidas esperando a que la persona adecuada las encuentre. Aquí hay ocho de los más tentadores.

Fotografía coloreada a mano del Amber Room original, 1931 cortesía de UC Santa Cruz

8. La habitación de ámbar

Existe una leyenda lituana sobre el origen del ámbar que se lava en las orillas del Mar Báltico. La diosa del mar vivía en un palacio de ámbar. Cuando ella enfureció al dios del trueno, lo rompió en millones de fragmentos. Son estas piezas las que recogen los vagabundos.

Pero no necesitamos ir al mito para encontrar un palacio de ámbar. En el Palacio de Catalina, cerca de San Petersburgo, se creó una habitación decorada con más de seis toneladas de ámbar para el deleite de la familia real rusa. La Sala de Ámbar, como era de esperar, fue saqueada por los nazis en la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Cuando el comandante del sitio donde estaba almacenada la habitación desmantelada huyó mientras las tropas enemigas se acercaban, la habitación ámbar desapareció de la historia.

Desde entonces, partes de la habitación han resurgido y se ha creado una reconstrucción, pero el original todavía está esperando a ser encontrado.

Flor de la Mar en el siglo XVI & # 8220Roteiro de Malaca & # 8221

7. Flor de la Mar

A principios del siglo XVI, las flotas portuguesas se estaban extendiendo por todo el mundo cuando comenzó a forjar un imperio. No contentos con actuar como turistas, se podía esperar que los barcos que regresaban a Lisboa estuvieran cargados con bienes valiosos de dondequiera que desembarcaran.

La Flor de la Mar (Flor del Mar) se construyó en 1502 para seguir la lucrativa ruta comercial con la India. Más tarde, el buque comercial entró en servicio en las guerras portuguesas en India y Malasia. Cuando cayó el rico estado mercantil de Malaca, la Flor de le Mar estaba cargada con todos los tesoros que los portugueses pudieron echar mano. Sobrecargado de botín, el desgarbado barco se atascó en bancos de arena y fue destrozado por una tormenta.

El tesoro de la Flor de la Mar aún puede estar enterrado en las arenas y limos del recto de Malaca.

Una porción de la segunda copia descubierta del rollo de Isaías

6. Tesoro de los Rollos del Mar Muerto

Cualquier arqueólogo daría su mano derecha y su paleta para descubrir un tesoro histórico como los Rollos del Mar Muerto. Entre los importantes manuscritos bíblicos escritos en papiro y pergamino se encontró un intrigante rollo de cobre que insinúa un tesoro más mundano que acecha en algún lugar del desierto.

El Rollo de Cobre está grabado con 64 ubicaciones donde se han depositado oro y plata y detalla la cantidad de tesoros escondidos en cada uno. Existe un debate académico sobre quién hizo el pergamino, quién escondió los lingotes, cuándo lo hicieron y por qué. Tales preguntas a menudo toman un lugar secundario frente a otras más mercenarias cuando el pergamino describe solo uno de los escondites con 41 talentos (

Lago Toplitz, Austria, donde las SS arrojaron equipos de impresión y parte de la moneda, foto de Blueangel

5. Oro nazi del lago Toplitz

Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, el pintoresco lago Toplitz en Austria fue utilizado por las tropas alemanas como campo de pruebas de armas navales. Las montañas resonaban con los sonidos de detonaciones explosivas. A medida que la guerra se acercaba a su fin, se vio a las tropas llevando cajas al agua y hundiéndolas en las oscuras profundidades.

¿Qué estaban escondiendo? Nadie está seguro, aunque, por supuesto, la mente salta inmediatamente a la idea del oro saqueado. Las búsquedas han revelado paquetes de moneda británica falsificada que se utilizaría para desestabilizar la libra. Las condiciones en el lago dificultan la búsqueda de tesoros. Los troncos flotantes sumergidos esperan para atrapar a cualquiera que descienda a las profundidades en busca de una riqueza fabulosa.

El huevo del Palacio Gatchina de 1901, cortesía del Museo de Arte Walters

4. Huevos Fabergé perdidos

En 1917, los joyeros de la Casa Fabergé se preparaban para entregar dos de sus suntuosos huevos de oro y joyas a la familia imperial rusa para la Pascua. Desafortunadamente para Fabergé, y más aún para los Romanov, la revolución rusa arrasó con sus patrocinadores. La colección real de huevos se esparció por todo el mundo, ya que fueron vendidos por el nuevo gobierno bolchevique que necesitaba dinero en efectivo más que chucherías imperiales.

De los 50 huevos de Fabergé hay 7 cuya ubicación se desconoce. A diferencia de los otros tesoros de esta lista, existe la posibilidad de que te tropieces con uno de estos. En 2004, el Tercer Huevo Imperial fue vendido en el Medio Oeste de Estados Unidos por unos pocos miles de dólares, su valor de desecho, por un comerciante que no sabía lo que tenía. El nuevo propietario solo reconoció su verdadero valor en 2014, cuando se vendió por una cifra no revelada que probablemente sea de millones.

Un botín de monedas del sitio del naufragio de 1715, cortesía de Queens Jewels LLC / Reuters

3. 1715 flota del tesoro española

A partir del siglo XVI, el Imperio español extrajo vastas fortunas del Nuevo Mundo. En 1715, una flota repleta de oro, plata y esmeraldas salió de La Habana y entró en los sueños de los buscadores de tesoros. Una tormenta destrozó la flota que enviaba su cargamento al lecho marino frente a la costa de Florida.

Conocemos este tesoro no solo por los registros históricos, sino también porque los buceadores se arriesgan regularmente con algunos de los botines españoles. Una familia de buzos encontró oro español por valor de $ 1 millón en 2015, mientras que otra empresa generó $ 4.5 millones en monedas. Incluso hay informes de monedas de oro encontradas en las playas.

Barcos de Cocos, mediados del siglo XVII, cortesía del Rijksmuseum

2. Tesoro de Lima

En la década de 1800, las colonias españolas del Nuevo Mundo estaban comenzando a flexionar sus músculos. Ya no se podía confiar en que simplemente renunciaran a sus vastos suministros de oro y plata. Con la lealtad de Perú luciendo inestable, el gobernador de Lima decidió evacuar la tesorería del estado a la seguridad de México. Confió el tesoro a un capitán de Terranova llamado William Thompson. Thompson desapareció rápidamente con las estatuas de oro, diamantes y lingotes.

Thompson y su tripulación fueron capturados más tarde, aunque sin su botín. La tripulación fue ahorcada por piratería, pero Thompson logró escapar de la soga prometiendo revelar la ubicación del tesoro. Condujo a los españoles a la isla del Coco, pero huyó a la jungla, para nunca ser recuperado. ¿Estaba el tesoro realmente enterrado en Cocos o era solo un lugar conveniente para que Thompson hiciera una escapada?

King John cazando en un manuscrito del siglo XIV, cortesía de la Biblioteca Británica

1. Joyas del rey Juan

El rey Juan figura regularmente entre los peores monarcas que ha tenido Inglaterra. Los franceses, que lo azotaron en la guerra, lo conocen como "Jean sans Terre" (John Lackland). Sufrió una guerra vergonzosa con sus propios barones que llevó a la creación de la Carta Magna y fue excomulgado por el Papa. Mientras se enfrentaba a una nueva rebelión en 1216, el tren del Rey cruzó el Wash, un estuario poco profundo, durante la marea baja. Los carros de equipaje que se movían lentamente quedaron atrapados en las arenas movedizas y el barro cuando cambió la marea. Los animales y su cargamento se perdieron en el torrente de agua.

Se desconoce exactamente lo que se perdió en el lavado. Ciertamente era más que un calcetín. ¿Cayó la regalía real o la caja fuerte de dinero del rey? Las crónicas del día apuntan a un premio fabuloso que espera ser descubierto. El paisaje cambiante de la zona significa que cualquier aspirante a cazador de tesoros tendrá que lanzar su red de par en par si quiere tener éxito.

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2. Fue un guerrillero confederado en la Guerra Civil de Estados Unidos.

Jesse y Frank James, c. 1872

Durante la Guerra Civil, Missouri, un estado fronterizo, fue el hogar de guerrillas iniciadas por fuerzas en ambos lados del conflicto. Frank James luchó con la Guardia Estatal de Missouri pro-secesión al comienzo de la guerra y luego se unió a una banda de guerrilleros confederados, también conocidos como bushwhackers, que llevaron a cabo ataques contra simpatizantes de la Unión en la región. En mayo de 1863, mientras estaba en la granja de su familia, un adolescente Jesse fue emboscado y su padrastro colgado de un árbol (sobrevivió) por milicianos de la Unión que buscaban el paradero de Frank y sus compañeros insurgentes. Ese agosto, Frank participó en una redada encabezada por el líder guerrillero William Quantrill en la ciudad abolicionista de Lawrence, Kansas, durante la cual unos 200 hombres y niños murieron y numerosos edificios fueron destruidos. A los 16 años, Jesse siguió los pasos de Frank y se convirtió en un merodeador de arbustos. Él y su hermano se unieron a una pandilla liderada por William & # x201CBloody Bill & # x201D Anderson y participaron en una serie de incidentes violentos, incluida una redada en septiembre de 1864 en Centralia, Missouri. En esa redada, al menos 20 soldados de la Unión desarmados fueron sacados de un tren y ejecutados por la guerrilla, que luego masacró a más de 100 soldados federales que intentaban darles caza. Los guerrilleros mutilaron brutalmente a muchas de sus víctimas & # x2019 cadáveres.

En mayo de 1865, un mes después de la rendición del general confederado Robert E. Lee & # x2019 en Appomattox Court House, Jesse recibió un disparo en el pecho durante una escaramuza con las tropas de la Unión cerca de Lexington, Missouri. Después de que su prima Zerelda & # x201CZee & # x201D Mimms lo cuidó hasta que recuperó la salud (con quien se casaría en 1874 y luego tendría dos hijos), Jesse finalmente se unió a su hermano y otros ex guerrilleros confederados para robar bancos, diligencias y trenes.


¿Dónde está el oro? Aquí hay 5 tesoros perdidos de California

El tesoro perdido ha sido el centro de innumerables libros, mitos y películas desde que llevamos contando historias. La historia está llena de historias sobre tesoros que dejaron piratas, sinvergüenzas y ladrones, y por suerte para nosotros, parte de esa fortuna aún está en juego. Aquí hay cinco tesoros por descubrir, junto con algunas otras historias de tesoros perdidos en California.

1.) Era 1851 cuando Joaquín Murieta, (conocido como el Zorro en la vida real) y su pandilla asaltaron varios campamentos en las montañas al este de Chico, California. Era el apogeo de la fiebre del oro, y los & # 8220Argonautas & # 8221 o cuarenta y nueve habían estado llegando tanto a la Veta Madre (es decir, las Sierras al este de Sacramento) como a las minas del norte. A menudo se sabía que Joaquín Murieta y su banda escondían el botín robado en la zona de sus robos. En una ocasión Murieta y su mano derecha, Manuel García, conocido como & # 8220Three-Fingered Jack ”, robaron una diligencia a lo largo del río Feather. Se decía que la caja fuerte contenía unas 250 libras de pepitas de oro por valor de 140.000 dólares en ese momento. Al parecer, la pareja enterró la caja fuerte a orillas del río Feather, en un cañón a unas pocas millas al sur de Paradise, (actual condado de Butte). Según funcionarios de Wells Fargo, el oro robado nunca se ha recuperado.

Se dice que otros escondites de Joaquín Murieta, o uno de ellos, al menos, se encuentran en la región del alto desierto oriental de las minas del norte. Se cree que Murieta tiene otro escondite que tuvo que enterrar en algún lugar entre Burney y Hatcher Pass, cerca de la autopista 299. Ese tesoro nunca se ha encontrado. Otro tesoro que permanece perdido es el tesoro de Murieta de $ 200,000 en dólares de la década de 1860, que se cree que se encuentra entre Susanville y Freedonyer Pass. Esto está cerca de lo que hoy se conoce como la autopista 36.

2.) Richard Barter, también conocido como & # 8220Rattlesnake Dick & # 8221 y Dick Woods, nació en Quebec, Canadá, hijo de un oficial británico alrededor de 1833. Aunque se sabe poco de su historia temprana, se dice que fue una especie de chico imprudente.

En marzo de 1856, una banda de cinco bandidos enmascarados retuvo a siete hombres que avanzaban en un tren de mulas sobre Trinity Mountain en ruta de Yreka a Shasta y les robaron 25.000 dólares en oro. La pandilla enterró el oro en varios lugares de la ladera de la montaña y luego huyó.

Fueron detenidos unos días después. El famoso "Rattlesnake Dick Barter", el Pirata de los Placers, diseñó el crimen, aunque Barter, atrapado mientras robaba mulas para usarlas para llevarse el botín, no pudo participar. Aproximadamente $ 15,000 del oro se recuperaron en un barranco a 12 millas de Mountain House, en la cabecera de Clear Creek. El derretimiento de la nieve y la llegada de la primavera cambiaron el aspecto del terreno. Los intentos de encontrar el resto del botín fallaron, y $ 10,000 (ahora varias veces en valor al precio del oro de hoy) todavía se encuentran en algún lugar de la montaña.

El atraco final ocurrió cuando Rattlesnake Dick se enganchó con los chicos Skinner. Decidió evitar sus viejos lugares de la Veta Madre y se concentró en el rico botín de las excavaciones del norte. El robo fue impecable, pero la pandilla organizada de Wells Fargo estaba caliente en sus colas. La pandilla se separó. Se suponía que George Skinner se encontraría con Rattlesnake Dick y el resto de los bandidos en Folsom, sin embargo, el oro era demasiado pesado para derribar el paso de montaña y George decidió enterrar la mitad del botín en las montañas.

Nadie ha podido encontrar los $ 40,000 restantes en lingotes de oro enterrados en Trinity Mountain, incluso la serpiente de cascabel Dick no pudo encontrar dónde George había enterrado el tesoro.

3.) En mayo de 1892, uno de los robos de oro más famosos hizo famosa a la nueva ciudad de Redding en todo el estado. Los hermanos Ruggles subieron el escenario a Weaverville, al oeste de Redding, en lo que hoy se conoce como Middle Creek Road, y se fueron con la caja fuerte cargada de oro. Tan pronto como el escenario dio la vuelta a la curva, el hermano menor Charles saltó del chaparral de Manzanita con su escopeta apuntada, ordenando un alto. El conductor obedeció, pero sin que los Ruggles lo supieran, el escenario tenía una escolta armada, Buck Montgomery del clan Hayfork Montgomery.

En un esfuerzo por salvarse a sí mismo y a su hermano, John les dijo a las autoridades que el guardia de escena, Montgomery, estaba confabulado con ellos. También reveló dónde había escondido el oro y dijo a las autoridades que lo había escondido en Middle Creek. Adjunto a la caja fuerte había un dispositivo flotante que se encontraba a un pie de la parte superior del agua y que lo ayudaría a encontrar el escondite más tarde.

Los dos muchachos fueron linchados en Redding el 24 de julio de 1892. La turba sacó a los dos de la cárcel y los llevó a un árbol en la esquina noroeste (la tienda Redding Blacksmith en ese momento) donde Shasta Street se encontraba con las vías del tren, el & # 8216backyard & # 8217 del actual negocio de Paul Stowers Garage. Incluso en la horca improvisada, John Ruggles se negó a revelar dónde escondió el botín.

Las autoridades regresaron y registraron el área, e incluso encontraron la bolsa express (con las letras intactas) en el área de Lower Springs, pero los $ 5,000 en monedas de oro aún permanecen sin descubrir, aunque más de un siglo de buscadores lo han intentado.

El lugar para comenzar es a lo largo de la sección sin pavimentar de Middle Creek Road entre Iron Mountain Road y la estación de transferencia Shasta en Old Shasta.

4.) Ubicado en el desierto árido y abrasado por el sol del sur de California, es una vista enigmática y algo sobrenatural: un lago extendido en medio de la tierra reseca y horneada, rodeado por pueblos fantasmas azotados por el viento y con playas de huesos de pescado triturados en lugar de arena. Este es el Mar Salton, un lago salino poco profundo que se encuentra a lo largo de la falla de San Andrés.

De todas las leyendas sobre tesoros perdidos y encontrados, y perdidos de nuevo en el suroeste, no hay ninguna más desconcertante que la perdurable historia de un gran velero que se encuentra, lleno de riquezas, en algún lugar de las inquietas arenas de la cuenca del Mar Salton de California, hacia el extremo norte del desierto de Sorora.

Los emigrantes han informado de un barco de este tipo, buscadores y otros viajeros que afirman que yace con su proa enterrada profundamente y su tallo ricamente tallado elevado por encima de las arenas.

En el siglo XVI, la cuenca de Salton se inundó de manera muy parecida a lo que es ahora, con un enorme lago ubicado exactamente donde se encuentra el actual Mar de Salton. Este lago se llamó Lago Cahuilla. Era una enorme masa de agua del tamaño del estado de Delaware y conectada con el Mar de Cortés, que en la actualidad se conoce como el Golfo de California. Es aquí donde entra la historia de un galeón español perdido cargado de perlas y monedas de oro.

Cuenta la historia que el galeón encalló en un banco de arena o deslizamiento de tierra, tras lo cual la tripulación se vio obligada a abandonarlo y escapar por tierra a través del desierto, dejando atrás el barco y su cargamento de oro y perlas. Con el tiempo, el lago desapareció y se dice que el barco se hundió bajo las arenas.

¿Hay alguna embarcación de vela antigua que yace medio oculta en las arenas del desierto de Colorado?

5.) A principios del siglo XX, el ladrón de trenes y traficante de armas, (y agregaría artista del escape a sus títulos) Roy Gardner, comenzó su carrera de ladrones en Arizona y California. El 16 de abril de 1920, el joven de pelo rizado robó 78.000 dólares en efectivo y valores de un camión de correo en San Diego, California. Aunque fue un trabajo sencillo, el forajido fue arrestado solo tres días después. Pronto su nombre sería tan conocido por los legisladores de California como Jesse James.

El 19 de mayo de 1921, Gardner abordó el vagón correo de un tren del Pacífico Sur, ató al empleado y huyó del tren en Roseville, California, con 187.000 dólares en efectivo y valores.

Dos días después, Gardner fue arrestado nuevamente mientras jugaba a las cartas en un salón de billar en Roseville, California. Intentando reducir su larga condena, se ofreció a llevar a los agentes de la ley al dinero. Sin embargo, debe haber cambiado de opinión cuando, después de guiar a los oficiales en una búsqueda inútil por las colinas circundantes, anunció: & # 8220 Supongo que & # 8217 he olvidado dónde enterré ese dinero & # 8221.

Después de muchas fugas de otras cárceles, más tarde fue trasladado a Alcatraz para completar su condena. Gardner hizo varios llamamientos inútiles para pedir clemencia, pero no fue puesto en libertad hasta 1939. Terminó con su propia vida en una pequeña habitación de hotel en San Francisco, explicando que los hombres que habían cumplido más de cinco años en prisión estaban condenados y que él era viejo y estaba cansado.

Así terminó una carrera criminal y en algún lugar, un estimado de $ 250,000 de su botín aún permanece oculto. Gardner no tenía ni el tiempo ni la oportunidad de gastar su riqueza mal habida, ni socios con quienes compartirla.

Cuenta la leyenda que escondió $ 16,000 en monedas de oro en el cono de un volcán extinto cerca de Flagstaff, Arizona antes de ser capturado durante un robo de tren en 1921. Pero, ¿dónde está el resto? ¿California?

Esta olla de monedas de oro fue encontrada por una pareja en California mientras paseaba a su perro.

No todos los tesoros perdidos de California están relacionados con la fiebre del oro. Durante los salvajes y lanudos días de la Prohibición, un contrabandista de whisky alemán llamado Carl Hause estaba haciendo un buen negocio. Las operaciones de Hause & # 8217s estaban ubicadas en la península de Point Reyes, en el borde de Drake & # 8217s Inlet, justo al sur de Inverness. Se dijo que el contrabandista de whisky había enterrado aproximadamente $ 500,000 en moneda respaldada en oro en algún lugar entre & # 8230

Inverness y el antiguo rancho Heims. Sin embargo, el empresario de licores no viviría para recuperar sus ganancias mal habidas ya que lo encontraron muerto a tiros en su automóvil. Nunca se ha encontrado la moneda.

En 1862, el alguacil del condado de Trinity no solo era responsable de hacer cumplir la ley, sino que también tenía la tarea de recaudar impuestos. En una ocasión, mientras viajaba por el área, su alforja estaba llena con alrededor de $ 1,000 en monedas de oro y $ 50 en babosas de oro. Cuando el sheriff y su caballo cruzaban cautelosamente un arroyo, el caballo tropezó y la alforja llena de oro cayó y lavó el arroyo. Aunque el agente de la ley hizo una búsqueda inmediata en el área, no pudo encontrar la bolsa. Pronto, el condado ofreció una recompensa de $ 250 por la recuperación de la alforja, pero a pesar de los diligentes esfuerzos de búsqueda, incluida la represa del arroyo, nunca se encontró. En aquellos primeros días de California, los ensayadores y las minas privadas solían acuñar babosas de oro. Hoy en día, además de su valor en oro, también se han convertido en importantes artículos de colección, y si el tesoro se encontrara hoy, algunos estiman que podría valer hasta un millón de dólares. El arroyo estaba ubicado cerca de Weaverville, California.

El pionero Peter Lassen, se convirtió en un terrateniente y ranchero muy rico en la década de 1820 y acumuló miles de acres a lo largo de la orilla sur de Deer Creek. Se sabe que enterró sus monedas de oro y polvo en ollas de hierro en su propiedad cerca de su casa, en la confluencia de Deer Creek y el río Sacramento en Vina, oa lo largo del Lassen Trail, que sigue a Deer Creek. Los indios mataron a Lassen a la edad de 30 años y su tesoro nunca fue encontrado.

Una diligencia que transportaba 2 cajas de babosas de oro de $ 50 por valor de $ 128,000 fue retenida en Weed en 1859. Una pandilla de Mt. Shasta apareció en escena menos de 1/2 hora después y despegó tras los forajidos. Se encontraron con dos animales de carga en las laderas occidentales del monte Shasta con las alforjas vacías. Tres millas más allá de este punto, alcanzaron a los bandidos y todos murieron. Se razonó que el oro, demasiado pesado para una escapada rápida, fue enterrado y parte de la pandilla registró el área durante una semana, pero no pudo localizar el tesoro.

La pandilla de forajidos de Eskridge enterró el botín tomado de dos robos exitosos en el escenario cerca del cruce de Upper Bear Creek en 1881. El tesoro se ha estimado entre $ 50,000 y $ 120,000 y nunca se ha recuperado.

John Ellison Trueblood llegó a California en 1852. Se instaló en una granja en las afueras de Red Bluff. Enterró su dinero, de 100 a 200 raras babosas de oro octagonales de 50 dólares, en una olla de hierro en algún lugar de su granja. Fue asesinado en una discusión sobre la llegada de Southern Pacific RR a su tierra y el secreto de su oro escondido murió con él. Este caché tiene un valor de entre $ 500,000 y $ 1 millón en la actualidad.

La familia Langley operó una mina de oro de pago en (GT) Cherokee en la década de 1860 y # 8217 en Cherokee Hills. En su trabajo encontraron una cantidad considerable de diamantes en bruto y habían acumulado una gran cantidad de polvo y pepitas de oro. Los Langley & # 8217s escondieron 2 alforjas llenas de su oro crudo y diamantes alrededor de 1/2 hora & # 8217s a caballo por el arroyo sobre su campamento para su custodia. Los bandidos atacaron a la familia y el hermano que escondió el tesoro fue asesinado. Sin saber exactamente dónde se hizo el escondite, la familia nunca recuperó el tesoro. Los restos de una presa de lavado marcan la ubicación del antiguo campamento de Langley en la actualidad.

MINAS DE ORO PERDIDAS EN CALIFORNIA

Ya sea que estos cuentos de minas perdidas sean realidad o ficción, sus leyendas aún están vivas para los esperanzados buscadores de California.


Contenido

Rise Editar

Después de que los francos en la Primera Cruzada capturaron Jerusalén de los conquistadores musulmanes en 1099, muchos cristianos hicieron peregrinaciones a varios lugares sagrados en Tierra Santa. Aunque la ciudad de Jerusalén estaba relativamente segura bajo el control de los cristianos, el resto de Outremer no lo era. Los bandidos y los salteadores de caminos acechaban a estos peregrinos cristianos, que eran masacrados rutinariamente, a veces por cientos, mientras intentaban hacer el viaje desde la costa de Jaffa hasta el interior de Tierra Santa. [14]

En 1119, el caballero francés Hugues de Payens se acercó al rey Balduino II de Jerusalén y a Warmund, patriarca de Jerusalén, y propuso crear una orden monástica para la protección de estos peregrinos. El rey Balduino y el patriarca Warmund aceptaron la solicitud, probablemente en el Concilio de Nablus en enero de 1120, y el rey concedió a los Templarios un cuartel general en un ala del palacio real en el Monte del Templo en la mezquita capturada de Al-Aqsa. [15] El Monte del Templo tenía una mística porque estaba por encima de lo que se creía que eran las ruinas del Templo de Salomón. [6] [16] Por lo tanto, los cruzados se refirieron a la mezquita de Al-Aqsa como el Templo de Salomón, y desde este lugar la nueva orden tomó el nombre de Pobres Caballeros de Cristo y el Templo de Salomón, o caballeros "templarios". La orden, con unos nueve caballeros, incluidos Godfrey de Saint-Omer y André de Montbard, tenía pocos recursos económicos y dependía de las donaciones para sobrevivir. Su emblema era de dos caballeros montados en un solo caballo, enfatizando la pobreza de la orden. [17]

El estado de pobreza de los templarios no duró mucho. Tuvieron un poderoso abogado en San Bernardo de Claraval, una figura destacada de la Iglesia, el abad francés principal responsable de la fundación de la orden de monjes cistercienses y un sobrino de André de Montbard, uno de los caballeros fundadores. Bernard puso su peso detrás de ellos y escribió persuasivamente en su nombre en la carta 'En alabanza de la Nueva Caballería', [18] [19] y en 1129, en el Concilio de Troyes, dirigió a un grupo de líderes eclesiásticos para aprobar oficialmente y respaldar la orden en nombre de la iglesia. Con esta bendición formal, los Templarios se convirtieron en una organización benéfica favorecida en toda la cristiandad, recibiendo dinero, tierras, negocios e hijos nacidos en la nobleza de familias que estaban ansiosas por ayudar en la lucha en Tierra Santa. Otro gran beneficio llegó en 1139, cuando la bula papal del Papa Inocencio II Omne Datum Optimum eximió a la orden de la obediencia a las leyes locales. Este fallo significó que los Templarios podían pasar libremente a través de todas las fronteras, no estaban obligados a pagar ningún impuesto y estaban exentos de toda autoridad excepto la del Papa. [20]

Con su clara misión y amplios recursos, la orden creció rápidamente. Los templarios eran a menudo las tropas de choque de avanzada en las batallas clave de las Cruzadas, ya que los caballeros fuertemente armados en sus caballos de guerra se disponían a cargar contra el enemigo, por delante de los principales cuerpos del ejército, en un intento de romper las líneas de oposición. Una de sus victorias más famosas fue en 1177 durante la Batalla de Montgisard, donde unos 500 caballeros templarios ayudaron a varios miles de infantería a derrotar al ejército de Saladino de más de 26000 soldados. [10]

Aunque la misión principal de la orden era militarista, relativamente pocos miembros eran combatientes. Los demás actuaron en posiciones de apoyo para ayudar a los caballeros y administrar la infraestructura financiera. La Orden de los Templarios, aunque sus miembros juraron la pobreza individual, recibió el control de la riqueza más allá de las donaciones directas. Un noble que estuviera interesado en participar en las Cruzadas podía poner todos sus bienes bajo la dirección de los Templarios mientras estaba fuera. Al acumular riqueza de esta manera en toda la cristiandad y el Ultramar, la orden en 1150 comenzó a generar cartas de crédito para los peregrinos que viajaban a Tierra Santa: los peregrinos depositaban sus objetos de valor en una preceptoría templaria local antes de embarcarse, recibían un documento que indicaba el valor de su depósito, luego usó ese documento al llegar a Tierra Santa para recuperar sus fondos en una cantidad de tesoro de igual valor. Este arreglo innovador fue una forma temprana de banca y puede haber sido el primer sistema formal en apoyar el uso de cheques, mejoró la seguridad de los peregrinos al convertirlos en objetivos menos atractivos para los ladrones y también contribuyó a las arcas templarias. [6] [22]

Sobre la base de esta combinación de donaciones y negocios, los Templarios establecieron redes financieras en toda la cristiandad. Adquirieron grandes extensiones de tierra, tanto en Europa como en el Medio Oriente, compraron y administraron granjas y viñedos, construyeron enormes catedrales de piedra y castillos, estuvieron involucrados en la fabricación, importación y exportación, tenían su propia flota de barcos y en un momento incluso poseía toda la isla de Chipre. La Orden de los Caballeros Templarios posiblemente califica como la primera corporación multinacional del mundo. [10] [11] [23]

Rechazar Editar

A mediados del siglo XII, la marea comenzó a cambiar en las Cruzadas. El mundo islámico se había vuelto más unido bajo líderes efectivos como Saladino. Surgió disensión entre las facciones cristianas en Tierra Santa y en relación con ella. Los Caballeros Templarios estaban ocasionalmente en desacuerdo con las otras dos órdenes militares cristianas, los Caballeros Hospitalarios y los Caballeros Teutónicos, y décadas de disputas intestinas debilitaron las posiciones cristianas, tanto política como militarmente. Después de que los Templarios participaron en varias campañas fallidas, incluida la crucial Batalla de Hattin, Jerusalén fue recapturada por las fuerzas musulmanas al mando de Saladino en 1187. El emperador del Sacro Imperio Romano Germánico Federico II recuperó la ciudad para los cristianos en la Sexta Cruzada de 1229, sin la ayuda de los Templarios. pero solo lo sostuve por poco más de una década. En 1244, la dinastía ayubí junto con mercenarios Khwarezmi recuperaron Jerusalén, y la ciudad no volvió al control occidental hasta 1917 cuando, durante la Primera Guerra Mundial, los británicos la capturaron del Imperio Otomano. [24]

The Templars were forced to relocate their headquarters to other cities in the north, such as the seaport of Acre, which they held for the next century. It was lost in 1291, followed by their last mainland strongholds, Tortosa (Tartus in what is now Syria) and Atlit in present-day Israel. Their headquarters then moved to Limassol on the island of Cyprus, [25] and they also attempted to maintain a garrison on tiny Arwad Island, just off the coast from Tortosa. In 1300, there was some attempt to engage in coordinated military efforts with the Mongols [26] via a new invasion force at Arwad. In 1302 or 1303, however, the Templars lost the island to the Egyptian Mamluk Sultanate in the siege of Arwad. With the island gone, the Crusaders lost their last foothold in the Holy Land. [10] [27]

With the order's military mission now less important, support for the organization began to dwindle. The situation was complex, however, since during the two hundred years of their existence, the Templars had become a part of daily life throughout Christendom. [28] The organisation's Templar Houses, hundreds of which were dotted throughout Europe and the Near East, gave them a widespread presence at the local level. [3] The Templars still managed many businesses, and many Europeans had daily contact with the Templar network, such as by working at a Templar farm or vineyard, or using the order as a bank in which to store personal valuables. The order was still not subject to local government, making it everywhere a "state within a state" – its standing army, though it no longer had a well-defined mission, could pass freely through all borders. This situation heightened tensions with some European nobility, especially as the Templars were indicating an interest in founding their own monastic state, just as the Teutonic Knights had done in Prussia [22] and the Knights Hospitaller were doing in Rhodes. [29]

Arrests, charges and dissolution Edit

In 1305, the new Pope Clement V, based in Avignon, France, sent letters to both the Templar Grand Master Jacques de Molay and the Hospitaller Grand Master Fulk de Villaret to discuss the possibility of merging the two orders. Neither was amenable to the idea, but Pope Clement persisted, and in 1306 he invited both Grand Masters to France to discuss the matter. De Molay arrived first in early 1307, but de Villaret was delayed for several months. While waiting, De Molay and Clement discussed criminal charges that had been made two years earlier by an ousted Templar and were being discussed by King Philip IV of France and his ministers. It was generally agreed that the charges were false, but Clement sent the king a written request for assistance in the investigation. According to some historians, King Philip, who was already deeply in debt to the Templars from his war against England, decided to seize upon the rumours for his own purposes. He began pressuring the church to take action against the order, as a way of freeing himself from his debts. [30]

At dawn on Friday, 13 October 1307 (a date sometimes incorrectly linked with the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition) [32] [33] King Philip IV ordered de Molay and scores of other French Templars to be simultaneously arrested. The arrest warrant started with the phrase: "Dieu n'est pas content, nous avons des ennemis de la foi dans le Royaume" ["God is not pleased. We have enemies of the faith in the kingdom"]. [34] Claims were made that during Templar admissions ceremonies, recruits were forced to spit on the Cross, deny Christ, and engage in indecent kissing brethren were also accused of worshipping idols, and the order was said to have encouraged homosexual practices. [35] These allegations, though, were highly politicised without any real evidence. [36] Still, the Templars were charged with numerous other offences such as financial corruption, fraud, and secrecy. [37] Many of the accused confessed to these charges under torture (even though the Templars denied being tortured in their written confessions), and their confessions, even though obtained under duress, caused a scandal in Paris. The prisoners were coerced to confess that they had spat on the Cross: "Moi, Raymond de La Fère, 21 ans, reconnais que [j'ai] craché trois fois sur la Croix, mais de bouche et pas de cœur" ["I, Raymond de La Fère, 21 years old, admit that I have spat three times on the Cross, but only from my mouth and not from my heart"]. The Templars were accused of idolatry and were suspected of worshiping either a figure known as Baphomet or a mummified severed head they recovered, amongst other artifacts, at their original headquarters on the Temple Mount that many scholars theorize might have been that of John the Baptist, among other things. [38]

Relenting to Phillip's demands, Pope Clement then issued the papal bull Pastoralis praeeminentiae on 22 November 1307, which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their assets. [39] Pope Clement called for papal hearings to determine the Templars' guilt or innocence, and once freed of the Inquisitors' torture, many Templars recanted their confessions. Some had sufficient legal experience to defend themselves in the trials, but in 1310, having appointed the archbishop of Sens, Philippe de Marigny, to lead the investigation, Philip blocked this attempt, using the previously forced confessions to have dozens of Templars burned at the stake in Paris. [40] [41] [42]

With Philip threatening military action unless the pope complied with his wishes, Pope Clement finally agreed to disband the order, citing the public scandal that had been generated by the confessions. At the Council of Vienne in 1312, he issued a series of papal bulls, including Vox en excelso, which officially dissolved the order, and Ad providam, which turned over most Templar assets to the Hospitallers. [43]

As for the leaders of the order, the elderly Grand Master Jacques de Molay, who had confessed under torture, retracted his confession. Geoffroi de Charney, Preceptor of Normandy, also retracted his confession and insisted on his innocence. Both men were declared guilty of being relapsed heretics, and they were sentenced to burn alive at the stake in Paris on 18 March 1314. De Molay reportedly remained defiant to the end, asking to be tied in such a way that he could face the Notre Dame Cathedral and hold his hands together in prayer. [44] According to legend, he called out from the flames that both Pope Clement and King Philip would soon meet him before God. His actual words were recorded on the parchment as follows: "Dieu sait qui a tort et a péché. Il va bientot arriver malheur à ceux qui nous ont condamnés à mort" ("God knows who is wrong and has sinned. Soon a calamity will occur to those who have condemned us to death"). [34] Pope Clement died only a month later, and King Philip died in a hunting accident before the end of the year. [45] [46] [47]

The remaining Templars around Europe were either arrested and tried under the Papal investigation (with virtually none convicted), absorbed into other Catholic military orders, or pensioned off and allowed to live out their days peacefully. By papal decree, the property of the Templars was transferred to the Knights Hospitaller except in the Kingdoms of Castile, Aragon, and Portugal. [48] Portugal was the first country in Europe where they had settled, occurring only two or three years after the order's foundation in Jerusalem and even having presence during Portugal's conception. [49] [50]

The Portuguese king, Denis I, refused to pursue and persecute the former knights, as had occurred in all other sovereign states under the influence of the Catholic Church. Under his protection, Templar organizations simply changed their name, from "Knights Templar" to the reconstituted Order of Christ and also a parallel Supreme Order of Christ of the Holy See both are considered successors to the Knights Templar. [51] [52] [50] [53] [54] [55] [56] [57] [58]

Chinon Parchment Edit

In September 2001, a document known as the Chinon Parchment dated 17–20 August 1308 was discovered in the Vatican Secret Archives by Barbara Frale, apparently after having been filed in the wrong place in 1628. It is a record of the trial of the Templars and shows that Clement absolved the Templars of all heresies in 1308 before formally disbanding the order in 1312, [59] as did another Chinon Parchment dated 20 August 1308 addressed to Philip IV of France, also mentioning that all Templars that had confessed to heresy were "restored to the Sacraments and to the unity of the Church". This other Chinon Parchment has been well known to historians, [60] [61] [62] having been published by Étienne Baluze in 1693 [63] and by Pierre Dupuy in 1751. [64]

The current position of the Roman Catholic Church is that the medieval persecution of the Knights Templar was unjust, that nothing was inherently wrong with the order or its rule, and that Pope Clement was pressed into his actions by the magnitude of the public scandal and by the dominating influence of King Philip IV, who was Clement's relative. [65] [66]

The Templars were organized as a monastic order similar to Bernard's Cistercian Order, which was considered the first effective international organization in Europe. [67] The organizational structure had a strong chain of authority. Each country with a major Templar presence (France, Poitou, Anjou, Jerusalem, England, Aragon (Spain), Portugal, Italy, Tripoli, Antioch, Hungary, and Croatia) [68] had a Master of the Order for the Templars in that region.

All of them were subject to the Grand Master, appointed for life, who oversaw both the order's military efforts in the East and their financial holdings in the West. The Grand Master exercised his authority via the visitors-general of the order, who were knights specially appointed by the Grand Master and convent of Jerusalem to visit the different provinces, correct malpractices, introduce new regulations, and resolve important disputes. The visitors-general had the power to remove knights from office and to suspend the Master of the province concerned. [69]

No precise numbers exist, but it is estimated that at the order's peak there were between 15,000 and 20,000 Templars, of whom about a tenth were actual knights. [2] [3]

Ranks within the order Edit

Three main ranks Edit

There was a threefold division of the ranks of the Templars: the noble knights, the non-noble sergeants, and the chaplains. The Templars did not perform knighting ceremonies, so any knight wishing to become a Knight Templar had to be a knight already. [70] They were the most visible branch of the order, and wore the famous white mantles to symbolize their purity and chastity. [71] They were equipped as heavy cavalry, with three or four horses and one or two squires. Squires were generally not members of the order but were instead outsiders who were hired for a set period of time. Beneath the knights in the order and drawn from non-noble families were the sergeants. [72] They brought vital skills and trades from blacksmiths and builders, including administration of many of the order's European properties. In the Crusader States, they fought alongside the knights as light cavalry with a single horse. [73] Several of the order's most senior positions were reserved for sergeants, including the post of Commander of the Vault of Acre, who was the de facto Admiral of the Templar fleet. The sergeants wore black or brown. From 1139, chaplains constituted a third Templar class. They were ordained priests who cared for the Templars' spiritual needs. [48] All three classes of brother wore the order's red cross. [74]

Grand Masters Edit

Starting with founder Hugues de Payens in 1118–1119, the order's highest office was that of Grand Master, a position which was held for life, though considering the martial nature of the order, this could mean a very short tenure. All but two of the Grand Masters died in office, and several died during military campaigns. For example, during the Siege of Ascalon in 1153, Grand Master Bernard de Tremelay led a group of 40 Templars through a breach in the city walls. When the rest of the Crusader army did not follow, the Templars, including their Grand Master, were surrounded and beheaded. [75] Grand Master Gérard de Ridefort was beheaded by Saladin in 1189 at the Siege of Acre.

The Grand Master oversaw all of the operations of the order, including both the military operations in the Holy Land and Eastern Europe and the Templars' financial and business dealings in Western Europe. Some Grand Masters also served as battlefield commanders, though this was not always wise: several blunders in de Ridefort's combat leadership contributed to the devastating defeat at the Battle of Hattin. The last Grand Master was Jacques de Molay, burned at the stake in Paris in 1314 by order of King Philip IV. [42]


Jesse James in Texas

The James boys also stayed in McKinney, the county seat of Collin County, and circulated freely among the townspeople. They were looked upon not as outlaws, but as Confederate heroes.

One incident in McKinney helped endeared the James boys with local people.

When the federal government sent its agents to buy mules from East Texas, farmers who had to sell their mules to feed their families. Some 400 mules were bought and penned in McKinney.

One night, the James boys took down the fence and freed all 400 of the mules. Many of them wandered home to their previous owners.

O n April 3, 1882, Robert Ford and his brother Charley entered the home of Tom Howard, an alias used by Jesse James, at St. Joseph, Missouri. As Jesse stood on a chair to clean a picture, Ford shot him in the head, killing him instantly.

But in Texas, a long-standing legend says that Jesse didn t die in Missouri, but faked his death, moved to Texas, and died in Granbury, the county seat of Hood County, when he was 104.

A Texas legend says Jesse James was buried under an assumed name in Granbury s cemetery.
Photo courtesy Bob Bowman
Now, to Leon County.

According to local history, a old man known as J. Frank Dalton registered at the Sullivan Hotel in Centerville, the county seat, in the 1940s.

Author Clovis Herring wrote that there are still some people who remember that the old man looked like an older version of Jesse James as he and a friend looked for Jesse s buried treasure from his outlaw days.

In 1951, Dalton and his friend appeared together in Granbury, Texas, where Dalton died and was buried in the Granbury Cemetery.

According to reports, Dalton or James body of 104 years had all the scars Jesse James had accumulated during the days when he was riding with William Quantrill during the Civil War and as an outlaw with Frank following the war.

Herring later wrote: I have looked up all the evidence and my theory is that the old man who signed the register at the Sullivan Hotel was, in fact, the infamous Jesse James.


The Fall of the Knights Templar

In the late 12th century, Muslim armies retook Jerusalem and turned the tide of the Crusades, forcing the Knights Templar to relocate several times. The Fall of Acre in 1291 marked the destruction of the last remaining Crusader refuge in the Holy Land.

European support of the military campaigns in the Holy Land began to erode over the decades that followed. Additionally, many secular and religious leaders became increasingly critical of the Templars’ wealth and power.

By 1303, the Knights Templar lost its foothold in the Muslim world and established a base of operations in Paris. There, King Philip IV of France resolved to bring down the order, perhaps because the Templars had denied the indebted ruler additional loans.


The Unity Between The KGC and Northern Generals

Feb 16, 2006 #1 2006-02-16T18:53

Feb 17, 2006 #2 2006-02-17T00:34

"so how did JJ III get this information about a treasure room. "

My point exactly. Got any proof JJ III (Orvus Lee Howk) was actually part of the KGC? Any proof that anybody in his actual family was part of the KGC?? Any proof that Howk actually knew anything real about the KGC or treasure?

You keep making these hit and run posts and never answering anybody's questions. I thought the forum was for discussion. Let's talk some about what you believe and see if there is any actual or even circumstantial evidednce that Howk was part of the KGC and had any real information about the group or treasures, KGC or otherwise.

Nobody has ever had any corroborating evidence of what Howk said.

Courage is being scared to death-
but saddling up anyway. John Wayne

Feb 17, 2006 #3 2006-02-17T04:33

Feb 17, 2006 #4 2006-02-17T16:50

There is a slight possibility that some of the groups you mentioned were interconnected and I stress the word slight. Even if that was the case that doesn't mean that Orvus Howk, aka JJ III was part of any group or had any knowledge of any alleged secrets they may have had.

There is information that would indicate the Templars evolved into the Masons and some members of the Masons were/are connected to other groups but I have not seen any information that the KGC put down massive amounts of treasure anywhere except for Schrader's book and the subsequent books that used Schrader's information.

Wouldn't there be new information about these alleged treasures and the maps since Schrader's book? All of the "new" info is just the old info rehashed. Howk was selling info to anybody that had money. Would a secret group hiding "billions" in treasure actually let that happen if he actually knew the secrets?

If you belive J. Frank Dalton when he said it was OK to tell the secrets because everyone involved was at least 100 then wouldn't that mean the KGC vanished when those few left died? And if it was OK after the age of 100 then why didn't all of the families allegedly tied to the KGC dig up the treasures they were supposedly guarding or had maps to? Dalton was all over the country physically and in the papers so it wouldn't be like no one didn't know he was talking. If the alleged head of the KGC came out and said it was OK and started giving out information about treasure sites, wouldn't you dig up any you knew about if you were a member of the group?

There's too many discrepancies here that everyone seems to ignore, especially dign4it. He just makes his posts and runs, expecting everyone to belieive him like they did Howk. If you think he's right and belive the BS Howk spread around then you will be, in my opinion, chasing your "tales" forever and the only way you will find a hole is by shear luck. Luck is a nice thing and I wouldn't turn away from a hole find by luck but if you really want to get somewhere you should ignore all of the conspiracy theories related to treasures and learn to read the signs.

They didn't carve the signs and leave markers at a site for no reason. They are there to show them where the treasure is. Everything they needed was in the carvings and markers. They put them there so they wouldn't have to carry a map, all they needed to do was remember the general area.

Learn to read the signs and then it doens't make any difference who put it there.

Courage is being scared to death-
but saddling up anyway. John Wayne


Scott Wolter Answers

It has been almost a decade for me, but for Don a half a century passed before all the pieces to this immensely complicated jigsaw puzzle finally fit together. You will be amazed by the stories told both by Donald Ruh and his lifelong friend whose life was shrouded in mystery both in life, and in death. I am proud to call Don my friend, and honored to write the forward for this history-changing book that will leave an important and proud legacy for both of these men.

70 comments:

great news, goes along with what my uncle was into about the same time, he was from Ontario NY and was an early chemist for Eastman Kodak that went off on a discovery quest about the stones used in the great pyramid and some of his quests into the Catskills after ancient stone carvings and ancient stone usage. It always sparks an interest about the man named Smith who came upon some copper or brass scrolls and ended up in Utah. another big story should come out of that.

I have no doubt other families have stories, journals, and artifacts connected to these stories. Now that they are public more information will be forthcoming. It should be fun!

Hi Bear! Yes, as a Mormon I know the story of the gold and brass plates. There are also plates that come out of the southern most counties of Utah found beneath where the Manti Temple is. They were putting in post holes for a fence and broke into a cave beneath. It would be interesting to look at all these finds as a larger whole and see what they say about the history of our country.

Yes hidden secrets amongst families. In line of free masons, it appears that many of us alive. will pass with secrets in hand. As I. 1180 was a grand year so I have learned. I have knowledge of a syracusian landing coming from the port of the greal. As I said best to you in your lives

Thank you for this wonderful information!

It is amazing to see symbols that look like upright versions of the so-called "Christian" fish symbol on the upper left portion of the brass artifact that I think future research will show to be as a representation of a cod. Will your research team be deciphering the script or have you already done so and are just giving us a little teaser before the good stuff is revealed?

The upright fish symbol has been deciphered and will be revealed in my forthcoming book. It is an esoteric symbol that has NOTHING to do with cod. The Theban text on the brass seal, in the title page, and in the Cremona Document has all been deciphered and translated into English. The stories told in these texts are nothing short of incredible and well worth the read.

Sometimes the fish symbol carries a different meaning if it is facing another direction. If you turn the artifact upside down or at a 45 degree angle does it effect the translation?

Anonymous (do you mind using your real name?),

Not necessarily, what matters more is the context in which the symbol is being used. Opposing fish symbols have one meaning whereas a lone symbol has another regardless of its orientation. However, in another context the orientation might indeed matter. Eso depende.

I'm not really comfortable divulging my identity because of past harassment by those who lower themselves to taunt and bully anyone who does not adhere to the same old tired paradigms. However, if you would like you can refer to me as Mikjikj which is my proto-Beothuk/Mi'kmaq totem animal name.

I have no problem with whatever name you choose and welcome. I can assure you there will be no harassment or bullying here. We certainly allow tough questions and good-natured ribbing, but trolls have a very short leash even shorter when they post as "Anonymous."

Excellent, I have no tolerance for those who try to disrupt legitimate efforts to seek truth. I look forward to discussing my own theory for interpreting ancient documents at another time. I call it Solar Cycle Interpretation. It is why I asked about viewing the Theban script at a 45 degree angle. Unfortunately I am preparing for holiday travels and don't have time to delve into the topic. So just consider this to be a small teaser of far greater revelations to come.

The "fish symbols" on the brass hubcap looks more like segments of orbital dances of planets. See: "A Little Book of Coincidence" by, Jean Martineau the last few pages. Makes sense, with the other astronomical symbols,

The symbols on the "brass hubcap" are Theban characters that when translated give instructions how to open it. Astronomical symbols are all through the Cremona Document.

Can't wait to get this book to go with Diana's book! Thank you guys for digging deeper and deeper til you find the truth

We still need to complete the final few pieces. However, all indications are these two sets of documents from completely different sources and different times, independently corroborate each other which is how authenticity is determined. Down the road, there will be a third set of corroborating documents to be revealed, but everything in due time.

I think we finally have the answers to several of the nagging historical mysteries we've been investigating for the past 18 years.

At 6Ǝ" Don makes everyone look short!

I know some are skeptical of Don's book, but it's amazing! The way that I helped was to research the names mentioned in his narrative and to create a table of contents and index for him. They're all real people even though some of them were very private. And there are over 400 photos of evidence and artifacts. I hope you guys will read it. The evidence and artifacts speak for themselves. Be prepared to rewrite history!

I've followed this blog for a few years now and it never fails to pique my interest. I really look forward to reading the book.

I'm glad you've enjoyed the blog which I plan to be more active with in the coming year. There has been a lot going on research-wise over the past few years and it is now being brought to light. I've spent the past 13 years working with Don Ruh and others on the Cremona Document to ensure the veracity of the historical information, the archaeological aspects were clean, and everything was consistent as must be the case if the story is true. At this point, I am satisfied that is the case and look forward to hearing input from others about aspects we might have missed.

Don tells a fascinating story that, in my view, rewrites the historical narrative of what we thought we know about the Pre-Columbian history of North America and the medieval Templars.

I know you'll enjoy the book.

I believe I will like the book. I know what you mean regarding ensuring the veracity of historical information with a story or theory. I helped my late mother research our family story involving the Old West outlaw, Jesse James. The research we did led her to write three books about that topic. As you may know there are a lot of treasure legends surrounding Jesse and I spent many years researching that which led me down paths I never expected. To make a very long story short, I ended up writing a book and it is slated for release this coming July. The reason I'm mentioning that here is, I believe you will be very interested in some of the findings I present in the book and I would like to send you a copy when it is available.

I'll be happy to take a look at the book when it's ready. BTW, is your publisher Inner Traditions? If so, send me a private email when you get a minute at [email protected]

I appreciate that, thank you. I've sent an email.

when do you expect the book to come out? thanks Bear

Looks like it'll be in July.

After reading this blog, I went out and bought the color copy of Ruh's book. Fascinante. One question- on the Journal pages-the photos of them in his book- were these photos taken digitally by Mr. Ruh or are these Jackson's photos?

Don didn't take those photos it was Jackson who took them sometime in either the 1970s or 1980s. The film wasn't developed until the 2000s is my understanding.

Yes, he showed his receipt when he developed the film. I was not sure if that was on that film. Then, do I take it, that the pages (1913 Journal) he shows in his book are non existent today or are they all in Ruh's possession? Would be great to see them in person!

The 1913 journal isn't really related to the Cremona Document it's a separate document. Zena Halpern became confused with it and thought there was a code in it when there wasn't. It was something Bill Jackson created using the document that was going to be part of a novel he wanted to write but never did.

During his decade-long investigation, Dr. Jackson became disillusioned by the negative attitudes and what he believed was unethical behavior of academics. Instead of publishing the Cremona Document, his research, and incredible findings, his plan was to publish the story as a novel. Unfortunately, he became ill, sold the document and passed on the material to Donald Ruh.

Because Zena was dealing with a serious illness, she too published her research prematurely and because of that her book is filled with false information. Some things just can't be rushed and happen when they are supposed to.

thankyou for the explanation. To answer the question, then, does Ruh have the pages of the Journal shown in his book? sorry, if you took it that I was interested in the Cremona Document pages.

Unfortunately, Don does not have the pages.

I am going between Halpern's book and Ruh's. Question: why is the 1913 Journal considered a novel Jackson was writing- when Halpern had Journal pages sent to her from Ruh's friend, Spartan? Her book reads that Ruh's friend sent her original pages by the letter in her book where he explains the Journal.

Spartan sent the pages to assist Zena with the research before he realized she had turned her back on Don. I know first hand that he is very unhappy about what happened. If he could take the pages back he most certainly would.

The 1913 journal is real, but Jackson used the contents of the journal as pat of his novel. The code Jackson embedded in the novel Don was unaware of when he gave Jackson of the journal to Zena. He later found the pictures taken of the original journal and realized the code was fiction created by Jackson.

I don't blame you for being confused as the manner in which acquired the material was from several individuals over a period of seventeen years.

This is AMAZING. Thanks Scott, I can't wait to get these books! I look forward to your upcoming posts on these subjects! Keep up the great work and keep enlightening the closed minded of our REAL past!

Work in progress nice job. Now the question is do these transoceanic people somehow relate to or inform the discussion of isle royal copper which occurred much earlier. I believe it all stems from the same sources lost to us in the desintagration of all near eastern cultures in the 1400 BC catastrophe

Yes it does harken back to previous knowledge of ancient cultures like the Phoenicians who traveled to North America thousands of years ago using the "Western Star" to navigate by just like the Templar's who received this important navigational secret from similar traditions who came before them.

Celtic records reccorded on bark were destroyed by Caesar hundreds of years worth.he also noted there sail expertise. StBrendan recreation, Human organic disciplines known but inscrutable.

Do you think the late Barry fells work with ogham and the book of kells is an antecedent to the division of the celts. Later to evolve into a land branch the Gallic and a sea beach the Nordic.whose records are possibly the only documents available at the beginning of the first and early first millennium. Must get the book bought a book by this Scott guy couple a years ago on a run through Alexandria man at this nice downtown museum. Credit to Ohlmam family their persecution explains so much about the topic.CWBuckles

Scott Walters book on rune stone solid deep entertaining.Result of long effort and expense. Not your typical money making anomalous speculation.Templar involvement in historical North American development likely,the first group with the logistical ability to exploit , and finally the need to act upon knowledge gained? From the Moslem crusades.

The Ohman Family has simply been themselves throughout this ordeal. They've always known the Kensington Stone was authentic and never wavered to this day.

I can assure we never made money on the "Compelling New Evidence." It took me 10 years to sell the 5,000 copies we to print to be able to break even at the wholesale cost. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Did I miss the name of your book , Scott? I saw Ms. Muir's but maybe I missed yours. And , any more television shows for you? Thank you ,
Jeff Buckshorn

Scott just heard you on Coast to Coast, what a great topic. Where did you play collage ball?

I played inside/outside linebacker at University of Minnesota-Duluth for the Bulldogs from 1977-1980. It was a blast!

Yep, played four years of minor league ball for the Minneapolis Lumberjacks 1997-2000. Some of the most fun I've had in my entire life.

Watching "The Curse of Oak Island" the episode where Zena Halpern bequeathed her research to Rick Lagina. Judy Rudebusch, Zena's friend, is going to help them with Zena's materials. John Temple and Gretchen Cornwall, authors, are also getting involved. Seems like there are a lot of threads to all this, some connected, some not. Scott, what is your opinion of all the drilling and searching on Oak Island by the Laginas? Do you think the Templars left some kind of treasure there? Bones of a European and an Asian were found deep beneath the surface (a Templar and a servant?) as well as pieces of parchment and leather book binding. Seems like the island is riddled with tunnels that were dug centuries ago. And on the surface they're finding coins from several eras, jewelry, iron spikes, and most interesting, a lead cross and an iron crossbow bolt. The last two items seem to have a Templar connection for sure, but the bolt was traced back to the Romans, so I don't know how that ties in. So, do you have an opinion and have you been watching or keeping up with what the Laginas are doing? Interested to see what you think.

I personally don’t believe anything on that show is legitimate. Zena Halpern had no right to give the Cremona Document material to the brothers because it didn't belong to here the information belongs to Donald Ruh and she violated the agreement she signed with him. Further, the only part of Don's material that relates to Oak Island is a map of the island that is known to be a modern fake created in 1979. In fairness to Zena, she didn’t know the map was fake prior to her death when she shared it with the brothers. I also don’t think Judi was aware the map was fake when she appeared on the show this past summer. In any case, if that is what the forthcoming episodes rely on for content it will be an embarrassment that could have been avoided. We’ll see what happens, but I wouldn’t hold my breath any treasure will be found. Whatever might have been there was recovered long ago.

The good news is the Cremona Document Templar story does appear to be legitimate. However, it has nothing at all to do with Oak Island, but I’m sure they’ll find a way to make a fit. It’s a TV show and enjoy it for what it is entertainment.

I've followed some of your work, and I find it all very fascinating and compelling. However, the fact that you don't believe the Lagina's finds are legitimate. It feels like I'm stuck between two parents who are arguing with each other. I want to believe in both of you!

I have a very good reasons for not believing the show is legitimate. First, the production company admitted to me they planted the “Hooked X” stone Rick “found” in season 4. If they planted something once, they probably did it again.

There has never been any evidence of the so-called “flood tunnels” (when you dig below the water table guess what happens?), or the 󈭊 Foot stone” (I asked Dan Blankenship about it and he couldn’t answer my questions), and burying something 150-200 feet deep on a glacial end moraine island would be physically impossible to do prior to 1800 (I’ve been to Oak Island twice and am a geologist who understands glacial/Quaternary geology), and do you really think they are the first people to use a metal detector on the beaches? Doesn’t pass the smell test for me.

The brothers seem like good guys, but after 5-plus seasons of nothing, Meh…

Tonight they found out the lead from the lead cross Gary found on the beach was from southern France near a known Templar area. Seems like they're spending a lot of money on lab tests if it's just entertainment. I'm withholding judgment.

I'm not convinced the cross was a legitimate or that it has any connection to medieval France. You can't age date metal.

Don't be fooled into thinking they are spending their own money. The brothers, production company and the network are making millions on that show. They are doing just fine!

Ok, fair enough. As far as that new Donald Ruh book, does it do a good job of getting someone up to speed on the subject matter? I've only just heard of the Cremona document (because of the show), so I don't know the back story or any pedigree it may have. Personally, do you believe the available evidence supports the story? Also, why is the book going for about $40+ in paperback? I am willing to buy it if you support its claims 100%.

Don's book goes into great detail outlining his and Dr. Bill Jackson's complicated story about the Cremona Document. There is still much work to be done to vet the story, but so far things are hanging together pretty well. I think you'll enjoy the book even though it is relatively expensive. On-line publishing is convenient, but also expensive.

only one question comes to mind on this page Scott is that at one time you and JHP were working together and it was told many times that he was working with the family that owned the 90 foot stone, what is your take on that info and did you get the chance to view/exmamine the stone personally or have conversation with JHP about the stone? thank you Bear

Hutton seemed to have a lead on the 90-foot stone, but I have personally only run into dead ends researching it in the past. Maybe he'll share something about it in the near future.

Facinating! Thank you for this blog! I really enjoy the discussions!

Glad you are enjoying the discussion. Fire away if you have any questions.

Darn, it looks like I'm going to end up with more books to read! Historical information is appearing too fast for me to keep up right now - and I am loving it. However, I have no idea where all this "new information that will rewrite history" is going to take us. I see so many that will close their ears and eyes to anything that I wonder if it will have much effect at all to our current endeavors?

I enjoy reading your blogs and am in awe of the research you are presenting. Please continue.

Don't know why I am unknown? I am Larry S.

Larry S (thanks for letting us know who you are),

The facts are coming at a rate even academia cannot ignore. The Cremona Document is a real game-changer because there are numerous original documents and artifacts they eventually will be able to examine once our work is done (not everything related to the document has been revealed). That way we can be sure they can't bury anything or intentionally deceive. We already have many answers, but more work needs to be done.

Don's book is definitely worth reading when you are ready. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

What was the stone.?
The fake Hooked X that was planted on Oak Island that Rick picked up and showed on TV ?

You accurately described the stone it was clearly planted.

Scott,
I bought and read Don's book. I was disappointed in what appeared to be destructive levels of research by Don and Jackson. Burning a document! Rookie researchers. And all the images and photos were terrible quality. I understand they might have been in that tough shape but trying to read much of it was horrid.
Don's final chapters about his rift with Zena Halpern didn't win me over either. Sounded like a lot of personal rift made it into a book too me.

I was most interested in the actual translations of the Cremona document and the history of how that came into Jackson's possession and now the Vatican's.

Otherwise, I look forward to whatever remaining may come to light, but the book was not worth $40 of complaining on Ruh's part and coming off as a rookie.

I can't argue with the points you make. I nearly fainted when I first saw the pics of the burning map realizing what had happened. However, this took place decades before myself, or Zena, were ever involved and we can't change what's already done tragic as it may be. At least we have the photos to work from.

I saw where Zena's mind was going during that phase of the research and how she was wanted to be on television which blinded here moral compass. Don has every reason to be upset and insisted this was in the book. The sad part is she tarnished her legacy and in the end, only made money for the Lagina Brothers trying to make connections to Oak Island simply that aren't there in real life. The COOI doesn't care if it's real or not, only that people watch the show.

It was Don's first attempt at writing a book, but what is most important is to get the documents published and Don's take on the events documented as he is the last man standing with first-hand knowledge of many of the key events. He has a photographic memory and I convinced him to write the book even if it wasn't going to be a NY Times bestseller. It was important work to document and in my forthcoming book I put context on much of the Cremona document that I think will be helpful. It's an immensely complicated story, but one that is history-changing in a huge way if everything continues to vet out.

All this information is in your new book "Cryptic Code: The Templars in America and the Origins of the Hooked X": Wolter, Scott F.: 9781682011010: Amazon.com: Books.

I saw seasons 1 and 2 of America Unearthed. And I did the fist punch out and snapping the elbow back to the hip move when you connected it all together. -YEAH! KNEW IT! air punch. Then I see the below video on youtube. It plugs a book.

2 questions:
Can I buy a book directly from you and have it signed?
Is there an audio version i can buy as well.

Jason Myers
Portneuf #18 AF&FM Blue lodge
Royal Arch and on covid hold to progress to cryptic will 2021 probably.

-Watched 11-15-2020-about to watch it for a 3rd time.
Videos

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Pensamientos finales

These are just a few of the many lost treasure stories that are told about Arkansas. Like with most lost treasure stories you have to take them with a grain of salt. Many of these stories have been passed down generations and tall tales are often told after many years of storytelling.

But it’s always fun hearing these lost treasure stories and maybe doing a little treasure-seeking yourself for them. I hope you have found this article interesting and enjoyable. If you’re interested I have other lost treasure stories that you can check out like the 16 Lost Treasures of Arizona.

If you have any questions, comments, or have updates to any of these lost treasures of Arkansas please leave them in the comments section below. Until next time Happy Treasure Hunting!

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