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That time a sewer worker discovered a drainage pipe leading into a vault full of gold

In the early 1800’s, London’s sewer systems were a mess. Early household cesspools, cisterns located underneath homes that collected waste water sewerage, had migrated to a labyrinth of underground tunnels snaking throughout London. The sewer system was constructed to solve London’s disease problem by directing sewage away from homes and into the Thames river. For the system to work properly, the sewer pipes had to be periodically repaired and cleared of debris. Sewer workers, such as Randolph Gentry, made a decent living doing the dirty work. About 1836, Randolph Gentry was directed to make a repair to a drain in east London, just a few blocks north of the River Thames. During the repair work, Gentry checked ancillary drainage systems to ensure they contained no debris.

Has the legendary Nazi Gold Train been found at last?

What are the Nazi “gold trains”? The “Nazi Gold Trains”, also known as the Walbrzych gold trains, are legendary Nazi German-era trains, laden with gold and treasures, rumored to have been buried underground toward the end of World War II. At the time, Germans in Poland were in retreat from the advancing Russian army. Witnesses report seeing the trains being hastily loaded in Wroclaw (eastern Poland) and leaving in a south-western direction. According to legend, the trains left Wroclaw (named Breslau at the time) filled with gold, jewelry, and stolen artwork as well as documents and experimental military technology. The trains were never seen again. Why is it believed that treasure was loaded onto the trains?  Witnesses say it was apparent that whatever was loaded onto the trains was very

Forrest Fenn hidden treasure – millionaire hides chest of gold and jewels and encourages public to head outdoors to find it

In 2009 (or 2010), a New Mexico millionaire (and modern-day Indiana Jones) gave the world a fascinating puzzle when he hid a treasure estimated to be worth between $1-5 million dollars and provided a cryptic poem full of clues hinting at its location. Tens of thousands have trekked through Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming in search of Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure.  To date, the location of the treasure remains a mystery, despite a plethora of clues pointing to its location. About Forrest Fenn Forrest Fenn, millionaire writer, art dealer, and artifact collector, says he hid his treasure to get people off of their couches and into the wilderness. To say Forrest Fenn himself is a modern-day Indiana Jones would be an understatement. Fenn flew more than 300 missions in Vietnam and

Saddle Ridge Hoard – couple discovers $10 million in old gold coins buried in backyard

It’s amazing when even a single Gold Rush era gold coin is found, let alone a thousand of them.  But that’s the sort of phenomenal find that a Sierra, Nevada couple ran across last month and they didn’t have to go far to find it – it was buried right in their backyard.  Dubbed the Saddle Ridge Hoard and valued at $10 million dollars, it is believed to be the biggest hoard of gold coins ever unearthed in the United States.  But, the excitement Lady Luck's touch aside, the find has left some wondering if the newly discovered cache is long-lost stolen loot from an unsolved San Francisco Mint heist in 1901. The Saddle Ridge Hoard find – gold coins aplenty! The mysterious gold coin cache was found

Officials stunned to find 24 solid gold bars stashed in bathroom of commercial Boeing 737 airplane

There’s gold in them there crappers!  Yesterday, an aircraft maintenance crew at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, India were conducting routine maintenance on the lavatory of a Jet Airways Boeing 737 when they were stunned to find two bags containing a stash of 24 solid gold bars in the airplane’s bathroom. “It was quite a surprise.  The bars were packed in bags so we did not immediately know what it was. The bags were inspected and found to be gold.” The flight had traveled from Mumbai to Thailand's capital Bangkok, before returning to Kolkata for the night.  Officials said the bars weighed 53 pounds and appeared to have originated from the United Arab Emirates.  The value of the bars was estimated to be $1.2