Lost Treasure In Georgia
I've always been fascinated with stories of lost treasures. Georgia has many wonderful stories of lost gold. Over the years I have read and heard many of these wonderful stories. One story I heard a couple of years ago was the story about a cave near Toccoa, Georgia that's filled with gold.
They say about 10 minutes from Toccoa, Georgia there's a pile of gold nuggets in a cave. The story goes that a bus driver, on the Atlanta to Charlotte run, befriended an Old Cherokee Indian. As a token of the Indians appreciation for all the bus driver had done for him the Indian took the bus driver to a cave filled with gold. The Indian let the bus driver take as many gold nuggets as he could carry. The bus driver was blind folded to and from the cave. But before the bus driver put the blindfold back on he looked at his watch. When he was dropped back off at the bus station in Toccoa he looked at his watch again. It had taken them 10 minutes to get from the cave to the bus station. The bus driver tried to relocate the cave but he never did. Many treasure hunters have tried to find this cave but none of them have been successful.
My Treasure Hunting Finds
I don't live that far from Toccoa but have never went searching for the lost gold. I did buy a metal detector a few years ago. I haven't found that much. I usually find junk. I've cleaned my dad's yard pretty good. I don't think he has any old metal left buried in his yard. Some of the old metal I found in the yard was old farm equipment and old car parts. How they got buried in the yard I do not know. I've also found old toys and things like that. I found an old toy car and an old toy gun once. One day I even found two dimes and eleven pennies all in one hole. My husband found a button from a civil war uniform a couple of months ago. Its always exciting when your metal detecting. You really never know what your going to find.
Find Buried Gold
Someone told me once how to find buried gold. They said to find an old birch tree. It has to be at least 160 years old or older. Climb it and look for carvings. If you find a carving of a triangle with a dot in the middle then you've found one corner of the triangle. All you have to do is find the other two trees with the same carvings on them. Then start digging in the middle of that triangle. That should be where the gold is buried. If you find a carving of a diamond with a dot in the middle then that means the gold is buried near that tree.
Also check out another great lost treasure story below.
- Lost Treasure In Georgia Part 2
I came across another great story of lost treasure in Georgia. This story takes place in Griffin, Georgia. It's about a man who buried his money in a peach orchard and died a few months later. Nobody has...