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Tristam the Relic Hunter

Langley, KY

#1 Mar 29, 2009
I've heard people talk about a supposed buried treasure somewhere in the county. The only details I can remember is that it is supposed to be guarded by spirits. I remember one guy said he went looking for it and he couldn't handle it and had to leave the area. Has anyone heard of this?? Any details would be appreciated - location, treasure contents, story behind it...
Fairy Gold

East Point, KY

#2 Mar 31, 2009
I'm "not in the game" with most people around here but I have heard rumors of buried treasure in the county. My "intuition" tells me those spirits that guard it may have evil intent so I will not disclose any details. Sorry Tristam.
Tristam the Relic Hunter

Langley, KY

#3 Mar 31, 2009
Fairy Gold, If you are uncomfortable sharing details, perhaps you can just give me any general information you might have. Is there a story behind this, do you know what the treasure is?? If you do not wish to share the location, I would appreciate any other information you might want to share. I've heard stories, possibly connected with this, about an old railroad that came through the county. Was there ever a railroad in Jackson County?? If you desire not to disclose any information, I certainly understand. Thanks...
Fairy Gold

East Point, KY

#4 Mar 31, 2009
Tristam, sometimes I just like to joke around a little on here so don't take everything I say too seriously :) I really don't know anything about the treasure you mention or about any spirits that are supposed to guard it.

I can tell you there used to be some railroads in the county. One was in the Bond-Annville area and was used by Bond-Foley Lumber Co. which I'm thinking went to London. Another was at Turkey Foot in the Danial Boone National Forest which I believe ran to Rockcastle Co. and possibly to Lee Co. I have found old spikes there not long ago. I think you would be most interested in the Turkey Foot railroad though.

(HINT) 2827 Turkey Foot Lumber Co.(Kentucky, Rockcastle & Cumberland RR),#4 EDWIN, Cressmont, KY

(Try Internet Search For) "Kentucky Rockcastle Cumberland Railroad"

About the only "treasure" tale I can tell you is one I've heard about Wind Cave. I've heard something about during the Civil War a wagon load of either gold, silver, guns or something was supposed to have been put in a cave or hole somewhere in that area and the entrance blown up with dynamite. The way I heard it the opposing army was coming and to keep them from getting the "stuff" this was done.

The Wind Cave I know of is in the Lakes Creek/Wind Cave community off Hwy 89N out of McKee. I have been inside this cave a little way before but when it comes to crawling through small holes in the ground I lose my nerve. I have heard people say this cave runs all the way to the Sand Gap community. I'm not sure what area along the cave system this "alleged treasure burial" was supposed to have took place.

I have heard that local residents used to go to Wind Cave and one of the large "rooms" in the cave was used for dancing. I have also heard that many years ago some of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club came to the cave and one ate a frog and died there. And, I've heard that Frank and Jesse James passed through the county. So you will just have to be your own judge as to what "tales" you believe :)
old person

Waneta, KY

#5 Mar 31, 2009
if you walk the trail off of Sparks Ridge into Windcave you can find many railroad ties and rails on the way, It is t]part of the Sheltowee Trace
Fairy Gold

East Point, KY

#6 Apr 1, 2009
Fairy Gold

East Point, KY

#7 Apr 1, 2009
Anybody know anything about this place...

http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/boone/districts/londo...
Tristam the Relic Hunter

Langley, KY

#8 Apr 2, 2009
Fairy Gold, I appreciate your information, and the links you supplied. I love to research the history and folklore of an area before I commence hunting.
NSS

United States

#9 Apr 3, 2009
Tristam, there are several caves in the surrounding counties that are called wind cave. One is a vertical, do you rappel?
NSS

United States

#10 Apr 3, 2009
Hopefully folks will steer clear of the caves and mines in this area until the WNS issue has been cleared up.
Fairy Gold

East Point, KY

#11 Apr 3, 2009
Hey Tristam, be careful, have fun, and good luck in your hunt. I hope you find a pot o' gold!

I'm not sure what this "WNS issue" is unless they are talking about the zillions of brown bats that are in Wind Cave. The Wind Cave I'm talking about is on government land as far as I know and it is not restricted for entrance so it is up to you if you want to go in there or not.

When I went in I got along famously with those bats. You just need to be quite and don't shine your light on them and they will forgive you. I've even got a couple of those bats that live behind a window shutter on my porch. They stay behind there all day and come out at dark. Sometimes if I'm sitting on the porch and start making too much noise they will squeak at me to let me know I'm disturbing them and I'll quite down and they will too :)
NSS

United States

#12 Apr 3, 2009
check the "wns alert for local communities" in the list below this topic.
Fairy Gold

East Point, KY

#13 Apr 3, 2009
Tristam, since you say you are a treasure hunter you probably already know all about John Swift's Lost Silver Mine. Who knows where this may be if it does really exist? The Wind Cave/Turkey Foot area would probably be about as good a place as any though :)

I like this website about mines/treasure hunting:

http://www.24hgold.com/english/contributor-go...
happytop

Annville, KY

#14 Jul 26, 2010
there is no treasure here in the county. a little past the county line though

“Plumb Tickled To Death!”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#15 Jul 27, 2010
Ha! I almost forgot about this thread. I wonder if Tristam has found any buried treasure in the last year. Maybe a pot o' gold or a wagon load of antique civil war weaponry preserved in perfect condition due to dry cave air or something, LOL!
BTW, anyone else ever heard that story about the Hell's Angels at Wind Cave and the poison frog?

“Question All things ”

Since: Jan 10

Gray Hawk and Beyond

#16 Jul 27, 2010
Fairy Gold wrote:
Tristam, since you say you are a treasure hunter you probably already know all about John Swift's Lost Silver Mine. Who knows where this may be if it does really exist? The Wind Cave/Turkey Foot area would probably be about as good a place as any though :)
I like this website about mines/treasure hunting:
http://www.24hgold.com/english/contributor-go...
John Swift and his second crew spent the bad part of a winter in Wind cave the year they were working along the Kentucky River near Irvine. It was here, at the cave that Swift's first crew joined him from west of the mississippi, Apparently, with a substantial amount of smelted silver. After staying for three days with Swift at Wind Cave, they departed company and headed to North Carolina. That evening they camped in the bottom above what is now called Flatlick Falls. During the night, part of Swift's second crew waited untill the camp was sound asleep and apparently killed all the travelers, taking the silver back to Wind Cave. When Swift found out what had happened, he had the guilty parties tied up, and legend has it that he hung most of them in front of the cave by fire light from a unusually large tree.(Which might lead to a ghost story or two.) The silver bar found above Flatlick Falls in the early 1800s leads one to believe that there is substance to this story. There is no mention,that I have yet to find, as to whether Swift traveled to where the bodies of his slain friends were to bury them. While in the Wind Cave area, John Swift did prospecting on the ridge above what is now known as Lakes Creek road. Reminants of old furnaces have been found there, along with other interesting artifacts.
sqirem

Harold, KY

#17 Jul 27, 2010
i buried my treasure.it was a good one too.it broke my heart to do it but it was for the best.i will never see that treasure agin.but it knows i liked it and i will miss it.i know it like my key too .it in the gap.

“Plumb Tickled To Death!”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#18 Jul 28, 2010
I enjoyed reading the interesting story about John Swift and Flat Lick Falls/Wind Cave. It all makes sense because the Athiamiowee/Warriors' Path, ran through both those areas. Naturally that trail was well traveled back in the days of John Swift, and what better place to hide 'loot' than Wind Cave. It is interesting to think about how over the course of history, who all the people might have been that have stayed/lived in that cave. I don't think there is anything to worry about concerning ghost at Flat Lick Falls though. I'm pretty sure that everyone of the ghosts of those murdered travelers followed the murderers back to Wind Cave as they went there to hide the silver. The ghosts probably decided to stay at Wind Cave since it would have made a good place to live at the time :)

I was reading on another topic a while back, about how someone attempted to prove there was no God, but only kept finding more evidence to the contrary. I wonder if they read the following article which is found on the '24hgold' page that I, posting as 'Fairy Gold,' linked to above. The reason I wonder, is because it contains a lot of factual evidence that proves the Bible to be true also.

http://www.thetrumpet.com/index.php...

“Question All things ”

Since: Jan 10

Gray Hawk and Beyond

#19 Jul 28, 2010
Honest Babe wrote:
I enjoyed reading the interesting story about John Swift and Flat Lick Falls/Wind Cave. It all makes sense because the Athiamiowee/Warriors' Path, ran through both those areas. Naturally that trail was well traveled back in the days of John Swift, and what better place to hide 'loot' than Wind Cave. It is interesting to think about how over the course of history, who all the people might have been that have stayed/lived in that cave. I don't think there is anything to worry about concerning ghost at Flat Lick Falls though. I'm pretty sure that everyone of the ghosts of those murdered travelers followed the murderers back to Wind Cave as they went there to hide the silver. The ghosts probably decided to stay at Wind Cave since it would have made a good place to live at the time :)
I was reading on another topic a while back, about how someone attempted to prove there was no God, but only kept finding more evidence to the contrary. I wonder if they read the following article which is found on the '24hgold' page that I, posting as 'Fairy Gold,' linked to above. The reason I wonder, is because it contains a lot of factual evidence that proves the Bible to be true also.
http://www.thetrumpet.com/index.php...
I think you are correct about the ghost not residing at Flat Lick. Since the tainted silver went back to Wind Cave and according to the stories, several men were hanged there that night, by firelight, which was done to prevent their spirits from resting. I don't think any of Swift's treasure was ever hidden in Wind Cave. The cave was to obvious a place for Swift to leave anything of value there. According to some of the old journals, Swift "Overwintered" at the cave and probably did some smelting there and chose to hide his cashe elsewhere.
Concerning King Solomom, The secrets that was unearthed under the destroyed temple were truly astounding. Most of those secrets are now in the care of the Knights Templar and the Free Masons. Contrary to some, both groups hold the belief in God and his existance as one of the most sacred pinnacles of their belief. As care takers, of those sacred items and information found under King Solomon's temple, is the rational proof to both groups that God truely exist and they are only his servants.
hey misty

Annville, KY

#20 Jul 28, 2010
Mistoftime wrote:
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I think you are correct about the ghost not residing at Flat Lick. Since the tainted silver went back to Wind Cave and according to the stories, several men were hanged there that night, by firelight, which was done to prevent their spirits from resting. I don't think any of Swift's treasure was ever hidden in Wind Cave. The cave was to obvious a place for Swift to leave anything of value there. According to some of the old journals, Swift "Overwintered" at the cave and probably did some smelting there and chose to hide his cashe elsewhere.
Concerning King Solomom, The secrets that was unearthed under the destroyed temple were truly astounding. Most of those secrets are now in the care of the Knights Templar and the Free Masons. Contrary to some, both groups hold the belief in God and his existance as one of the most sacred pinnacles of their belief. As care takers, of those sacred items and information found under King Solomon's temple, is the rational proof to both groups that God truely exist and they are only his servants.
1. what do you know about the upper 89/station camp/stone coal area of the county? interesting history? facts? buried tresure?
2.what do you know about the Indian creek area going towards Rock Castle County? interesting history? facts? buried tresure?

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