With a hobby like metal detecting I have been searching for "treasure" for many years now. There are often local stories about lost or hidden treasure buried somewhere close by. I also hear the big stories of buried pirate treasure and buried loot from some long ago bank robbery. While it is fun to imagine stumbling upon "treasure" I have never heard one "credible" story of lost treasure. Many people search, in vain, to find what was never there in the first place. Stories can be very powerful and convincing but for me I think I'll stick to "detecting" .......it's real and a lot more rewarding.