The thread on Cryptozoology reminded me of one of my mom’s books that I read during my early teenage years.
The book was your typical “unexplained mysteries” book, with sections on the Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster, etc… But one chapter caught my attention as declaring something which should be easy to prove or disprove.
According to the book, there’s this real island someplace with a huge amount of buried treasure on it. The problem is, the treasure is buried hundreds of feet underground in a pit filled with so many water traps and obstacles that, at the time the book was written, no one had yet excavated the treasure!
I wonder if this was real, or an urban legend, or a P.T. Barnum style publicity stunt, or what…
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