Treasure hunting in Indiana offers a unique challenge and adventure. If you have ever dreamed of treasure hunting in Indiana, you have the opportunity to do so. There are some exciting stories about treasures hidden in Indiana. I’ve listed a few places below.
Indiana is full of stories about buried caches, hidden loot stolen by bank robbers, and much more. You can search for these treasures, and you may find success, others have, but you need to do the proper research first before you begin your adventure.
But be forewarned, most treasure stories are myths. As storytellers and writers have passed down the tales through generations, the stories change. Sometimes the stories are changed on purpose with the intent to throw off any would-be treasure hunters. It is the reason why, before you begin your physical search for a treasure, you should research the story first. Otherwise, you’ll end up most likely chasing after the fictional pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Ideas for Research
The best way to get a lead on Indiana lost treasures is by visiting local historical societies. Many times, they will have old newspapers archived on microfiche film. You can scan through the film and look for any stories that may pertain to a treasure. I know a few treasure hunters that have found treasures by studying the old newspapers.
An example would be to search in the old newspaper archives and to look for stories about a hermit or a miser dying. Often, that person would hide their money. The old newspapers printed articles like the above situations.
Read old magazines and books about Indiana; they often told stories about treasures hidden in the State. You can still find some of those issues in used bookstores.
Do you know older persons in a small town or village? They know everything that has gone on for years. They love to talk about the past. You may be surprised at what you learn.
It’s also a good idea to have a reliable metal detector when searching.
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Here are possible treasures in Indiana.
Jim Genna was a known gangster. In 1923 he buried a large amount of cash inside a steel box. The box was reported to be hidden beneath a rock pile in a pasture near the intersection of routes 6 and 331 near Bremen. The hiding spot was described by a fellow gangster that was with him. He told the FBI that the hiding place was approximately 1 ½ miles down a dirt road off route 6. The FBI searched the area but could not locate the cache.
In 1868 the Reno Brothers cached a safe containing $80,000 from a train robbery. The treasure is supposedly buried between Rockford and Seymour near State Route 31A.
In 1810, Indians buried a large quantity of gold bullion in a cave on the Rocky McBride Bluff, just north of Shoals, route 150.
If you’re going to be treasure hunting on Indiana public land, then be aware of the Federal law regarding removing items from State or Federal properties.Buried Treasure Books
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