Following on from the history of King Montezuma’s Lost Treasure, many believe the $3+ billion gold cache is hidden somewhere in the Southern part of the red rock state of Utah. More specifically, Kanab. As mentioned in King Montezuma’s Aztec gold article, the Child family purchase the Three Lakes Ranch for $1,500 where the treasure is allegedly hidden.
The Aztecs would have built a water trap to protect the treasure. By draining the lake and digging a 35-feet deep submerged tunnel along and up into a concealed cavern, they would be able to hide the treasure in there and then flood the lake to make it impossible to see anything out of the ordinary.
They Aztec warrior were then said to have killed themselves on site so their spirits could protect the treasure and some many even have done so inside the cavern.
“If there are curses, this is cursed. Every time there’s been an attempt, bad things would happen,” Child said.
So how can they access the cavern and $3 billion worth of Aztec treasure? Well there are a few ways, but all have ended with failure, and worse.
The Child family attempted to drain the lake, but operations were halted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This is due the amber-colored snail that lives in the vicinity being protected by the Endangered Species Act, which leads to even more suspicion that the treasure is buried there because the Aztecs believed that the snail was the moon god and the spiral of its shell represented the moon and its cycles. The snail was a symbol of time or transition to them, which makes sense why they would use such a species to protect the treasure along with the spirits of the warriors.
Killing just one Ambersnail would earn them a fine of $25,000 per snail from the Federal Government and public humiliation that they disregarded the safety of an endangered species for financial gain in a treasure hunt that had absolutely no hard, tangible evidence.
Failing that, the Child family hire a professional dive team, allegedly from California, to dive into the lake in search of any indication of a submerged tunnel. Met with constantly and mysterious equipment failure, over $100,000 was spent on the operation, but that soon ended when divers were reported screaming under the water, having the feeling of being choked and claiming to see ”ghosts” whilst trying to swim to the surface.
Afterwards, they had to find another way into the cavern, so in 1998, Lonn Child’s father hired a well-driller who drilled a 4 inch hole into the top of the cavern. This was the first time they had any kind of credible evidence the Aztec gold was actually inside because when they pulled the drill out, they reported that it was covered in gold flakes. This prompted them to make another attempt with a bigger drill to make a 10-inch hole, but the well-driver mysteriously died of a heart attack that night, followed by his wife mysteriously dying 3 weeks later.
The Three Lakes Ranch where King Montezuma’s treasure may be hidden has sparked international attention, still since that day there haven’t been any more reported attempts to access the cavern in search of if the treasure is really there.
Articles from other websites;
1. Some have reported that during operations to breach the cavern, spirits of Aztec warriors where seen to appear on top of the cavern to ward off the divers.
2. The brother of the passed well-driller was meant to come and retrieve the equipment, but refused to visit the site due to his brother mysteriously dying of a heart attack.
3. A male member of the Child family was reported to die in a accident involving a vehicle.
These reports are not confirmed or endorsed by AHistoryOf Mystery, but we thought we would share them.
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