Begin your research on the Internet. The Internet is a great tool to have. You can visit archives, museums, and historical societies regarding any subject. Visiting the historical societies of the area you are searching in is also a good idea. Ask questions, and follow up on any lead pertaining to your treasure search. There is an old saying that, “knowledge is power.” That is no more the truth than when you are searching for hidden treasure.
Next, if you do not own a detector, it’s a good idea to purchase one. There is no need to spend thousands of dollars for a high end detector. The more expensive models with all of the bells and whistles are most often very complicated for the new user. Spend between $325 and $450 for a new detector, read and study the owners manual, and learn how to use it properly. If you do, you will find as many items as the person using a more expensive model. Lost treasures are out there, just waiting to be found. With the right tools you can locate one as well.
Here are six areas to begin your search for buried treasure in Ohio.
Riverboat pirates may have hid approximately $24,000 in gold and silver coins along with jewelry on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River. The treasure was stolen from a Riverboat in 1876. The bluff was used as a hideout for the pirates. It is rumored to be located about one mile northeast of Crown City.
The Lisman Farm, may hold a treasure of $125,000 in paper currency. The loot was stolen from a bank in 1924. The farm is located approximately two miles east of Joy.
A Revolutionary War treasure of approximately $25,000 in gold coins may be buried on the north shore of the Sandy River, approximately one mile south of Minerva.
A 1913 flood destroyed most of Dayton. During the flood many personal caches were lost. Over the years treasure hunters have located some of the items.
The John Ashland Farm, located not far from Wyandot, may still hold a Revolutionary War treasure of $25,000 in gold coins. Supposedly it was buried on the south shore of the Sandusky River, near Wyandot.
The Grand River may still hold a treasure worth approximately $100,000 in gold bars. The gold was stolen from a bank. On his deathbed the robber announced that the gold was about “three feet deep and 30 paces northwest of a large oak tree on the river bank.” Supposedly, the cache is buried on the west bank, approximately two miles from Lake Erie, near Fairport Harbor.
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Anytime you are going on to private property be sure to ask for permission. If you are going on to State or Federal lands to search for buried treasure in Ohio, you should know the laws of that State.
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