Do you plan on searching for one of these hidden treasures? If so, it’s a good idea to have a metal detector. If you don’t own one, and are thinking of purchasing one, don’t spend a lot of money. $300 or less is all you need to spend on your first detector.
Have fun in your search for buried treasure in Kentucky.
Anthony Caccoma, a gambler, left a diary in 1940 when he died, that stated he buried a bunch of treasures near the town of Horse Cave. One of the treasures worth $3200 was located east of the town. It was cached near the foundation of an old home.
A Prohibition mobster was reported to have buried treasure worth approximately $4 million in gold coins and paper currency. The cache was buried somewhere near Covington on the Ohio River, opposite from Cincinnati.
Around the time of the Civil War, William Pettit buried approximately $80,000 in gold coins somewhere on his 2000 acre farm. The farm was located approximately three miles south of Lexington.
Jack Neal, a wealthy trader, supposedly buried $200,000 in silver and gold bars on his farm in an orchard. His property was located in the mountains east of Hueysville.
When I was filming my metal detecting, TV series, the Archaeologists accused us of breaking the law. They tried to shut us down by hiring lawyers, but they lost their case. Exploring History’s Treasures was the first metal detecting, TV series.