Hidden Treasure - Some New Ideas
You find hidden money and treasures almost anywhere. How
can you find it? Here are some new ideas on that.
Once, I was involved in tearing down an old house. In the
attic, hidden underneath the insulation, I found a glass piggy
bank full of old pennies. I also found a rare old magazine and
a few other minor treasures.
Hidden treasure is not always things of obvious value, though.
In the walls of that house was a treasure that at the time never
occurred to me: copper tubing. I later discovered that the water
lines we paid to have hauled away were sold as valuable scrap
by the junk man. It made me wonder what else could be "treasure,"
and where else I might find it.
In a warehouse in the small town where I used to live, there
was a mountain of old boxes - full of the leftover inventory
of a wooden clock factory that had gone out of business. The
owner of the clocks had let them sit there for at least ten years.
When someone explained to him how he could sell them on Ebay,
he realized the treasure he was sitting on.
A couple years ago, an old Mayan Indian we met at a hot spring
in Arizona showed us how to find arrowheads and metates (used
for grinding corn or mesquite beans) in the desert. They're hundreds
of years old. He sold one of his metates for $200 during a yard
sale, but this may be illegal now. Check with authorities on
Have you ever hidden money? I have several times in my life.
Many people do. What happens when those people die unexpectedly?
The money and valuables they hid remain where they are until
discovered. There is an estimated several billion dollars in
hidden currency alone in this country, and who knows how much
in silver, gold, jewelry and other things. Here are some of the
places people have discovered these hidden treasures.
- Under sinks (money).
- Hidden inside the pages of books (bills).
- In walls behind outlet plates.
- Buried in crawl-spaces (all sorts of treasure).
- Above ceiling tiles.
- Buried under the edges of cement patios.
- In pump houses.
- Under floors in sheds.
- In old heating oil tanks (coins).
- Under rocks in highway rest areas.
The last one is a favorite hiding place for drug dealers and
criminals who need to hide cash fast. What if they never get
out of prison, or they die? The money waits for a treasure hunter
to find it. Sometimes you just have to look to find hidden valuables