As a writer in the precious metals industry, I oftentimes get to explore the rabbit trails leading from the actual sales of gold and silver to all other bullion related topics. Specifically, Friday’s, “Metals, She Wrote,” blog is designed to inform readers of little known facts and interesting goings on in the bullion world.
This week, I stumbled upon a viral video in which a remarkably brave man sets out to explore an abandoned gold mine in an attempt to demonstrate the power of a flashlight. In his quest, he encounters several eerie noises (starting at minute 12), which he dismisses as the wind or, perhaps, snakes. It is pretty clear to the rest of us, there are some serious ghosts who are protective of whatever gold might be left in that mine.
I have written about the cursed Oak Island, home to an alleged buried treasure- the pursuit of which has already claimed six lives.
Treasure hunting has been a fascination of individuals for hundreds of years. From pirates to archeologists, to underwater divers and explorers, humans have been intrigued by the idea of finding hidden wealth.
Personally, in the first video, I would have lasted about 5 seconds before I high tailed it out of the mine to a less haunted area. Too many creepy creatures live underwater for me, and I just don’t have the desire for extensive digging, so I think most methods of treasure hunting would be lost on me.
If there was a nice mountain to hike to find treasure, or if I could stumble upon a cache of gold coins while walking my dog, I think I could become a “treasure hunter.”
What do you think? Have you ever gotten the itch to grab the metal detector and go exploring? Perhaps test your survival gear in an old, abandoned mine? Maybe Oak Island is on your bucket list. Where would you explore if you became a treasure hunter?
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If you do set out to hunt treasure, be careful, and share the wealth.