Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Another Treasure Hunter Story...!

I could fill up the pages of a small book with articles about modern era treasure hunters and their escapades. A few of those didn't end well, let me tell you.

Willie And Frank McLeod

Photo credit: mysteriousuniverse.org

The Naha tribe were the indigenous people who lived in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Once European settlers started showing up to hunt for gold, the Naha mysteriously disappeared.

In 1908, brothers Willie and Frank McLeod went on a trip to mine for gold in what is now known as Nahanni National Park, which was named after the Naha tribe. After the McLeods had been gone for two years, people began to believe that the brothers had actually struck it rich and decided to start a new life somewhere else.

Their uncle, Charlie McLeod, was worried because they never wrote home. When he finally went to look for them, he came upon the skeletons of Willie and Frank lying next to a creek where they had set up camp. They were in their sleeping bags, but their heads were missing.

They had written a message that said, “We have found a fine prospect.” None of their valuables were taken. Since that day, the location has been known as Headless Creek in Deadmen Valley.

I told you that some of these stories didn't end well for the treasure hunters. See what I mean?

Coffee out on the patio again today. I.m liking this cooler weather a lot!


linda m said...

Someone sure din't want them to find the treasure. What a way to go. Another beautiful day here. Today I get to "weed whack" the lawn. Oh Boy, fun with power tools.

Momlady said...

Just goes to show what can happen to greed.

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
Just don't overdo it and get too hot. I wouldn't want you to have a heat stroke or something, ya know?
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Momlady...
You might say they "lost their heads over treasure. (sorry...I couldn't resist)
Thanks for coming by today!

JO said...

WOW what a nasty death but I guess the Natives where just pushed to far just like here in America.

It has been cooler here too but man the humidity is still awful, rain has slowed down a bit too so I guess I better get out there and spray or I might have to borrow Linda's tools

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
Had to be a very uncortable way to go, but maybe they were asleep at the time.
Thanks, sweetie, for the visit today!