Tony Conti, my gangster good friend from North Jersey is a big time treasure guy. By that I mean he can’t be satisfied with a coin spill or a gold coin, he wants the big one that will put him on easy street.
Tony’s an avid reader and can tell you all about the likes of the Oak Island Money Pit, the Lost Dutchman Mine, Victorio Peak, etc., and his current favorite is the Forrest Fenn Treasure. It’s recent and offers the armchair hunter a chance to score, or at least it would seem that way.
Big Tony from Bayonne….
If you take the time to read some about Forrest Fenn you will find there are people who think both he and his treasure are frauds. Then again just perhaps ALL treasure legends should be taken with a grain of salt! Who is to say? I searched, as did Tony, for the John Ringo treasure in New Jersey but came away empty-handed. To the best of my knowledge no one has ever found it (if it ever existed in the first place).
Another supposed buried treasure that I spent a little time looking for was one that the Doan Gang had supposedly hidden in a cave along the banks of the Delaware River. The late Joe Attinello and I searched the area in question (only five miles from my home) and found a couple of caves but nothing else.
Lastly one would have to ask… if these treasures did exist, and if someone found them, would they come forward and lay claim to them? Somehow I seriously doubt it.
Anyway, Tony sent along he following articles/updates and I thought I would share them should you be interested in reading more. The Oak Island blurb is interesting in that it seems the arkies are now wanting to get involved. Have to wonder if they are worried about someone other than an archaeologist actually making headlines….
Tony thanks for the updates and good hunting. Remember if you do find the big one, you have my address and if that’s out of the question, I love single malts…..
Okay to keep up with the Joneses I am having a contest. Send me a photo of your best find and if you are the winner you get to give it to me. Thanks and good luck….
If I ever run into you and you are looking at a smart phone, save me time and bend over….
I always find it amusing that detectorists think after market searchcoils are “better” than those that came with their detector? Do they think the manufacturers are holding back? Methinks it’s a matter of marketing and a psychological need to buy something that “has to be better” and “will be better” because “they said so”.
I’m against recycling because it makes me look like a big time alcoholic to my garbage man….