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    Dave

    Mar 2006
    Epworth, Ohio
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    Little known treasure tales of Ohio

    Indian ghost warrior on horseback guards treasure. In the 1780's a courrier carrying gold for American general Anthony Wayne along the Ohio river was ambushed. His gold ended up in a town (ghost town?) called Shunk, then an Indian village on the banks of a small creek. When the Indians were forced out of northwest Ohio they buried the gold and other treasures. They declared that someday they would return for it. Realizing that someone might come and dig for it they left behind in the form of a ghost, a guard on horseback. Shunk still exists but is no more than a dip in the road on Ohio route 109, 5 miles east of Napoleon in Henry county Ohio....

  2. #2

    Feb 2008
    ohio
    14

    Re: Little known treasure tales of Ohio

    This is close to where i grew up and not too far from where I live now. I'll check into this one, if anyone has anymore infor let me know.

  3. #3

    Feb 2008
    ohio
    14

    Re: Little known treasure tales of Ohio

    found some information concerning this "legend" will be contacting more people about it to see how true it really is. People looking for the buried treasure have reported being trampled by the ghost horse, which is a white stallion, ironically enough. when i find out more, will be posting.

  4. #4
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    Dave

    Mar 2006
    Epworth, Ohio
    Compass xp-pro
    137
    3 times

    Re: Little known treasure tales of Ohio

    In researching ohio's past, i find more often than not that legends are based in fact! In my research into ohio's treasure tales of old, i get particularly interested in animals that find treasure and people who dream of finding treasure and do! I'm always interested in any stories that pertain to treasure lights and ghostly haunting of treasure sights....

  5. #5

    Feb 2008
    ohio
    14

    Re: Little known treasure tales of Ohio

    really, really, really wish i had a metal detector. found more info, but it is conflicting as to the exact location. Have visited shunk and all of the possible locations are untouched except with farming equipment. no construction in the last 80 years.

    Possible kickapoo indian tribe that left the area. anyone know of any legends or information on how to make nice with an indian ghost or a way to free his spirit. might be easier searching for a treasure without the worry of an indian trampling you with his horse.

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2008
    Shelby Twp., mi
    Tesoro Cibola, Tesoro tiger Shark
    530
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Little known treasure tales of Ohio

    give the horse fire water.
    Full Time Hunter

  7. #7

    Feb 2008
    ohio
    14

    Re: Little known treasure tales of Ohio

    Well, here is the most complete story that i can find. Will find out if it's true when the weather finally breaks.

    A white ghost on horseback is said to guard buried treasure on the inside bend of Turkeyfoot Creek, near the village of Shunk in Henry County--formerly part of Ohio's notorious Black Swamp. Indians buried it there following their defeat by Mad Anthony Wayne at Fallen Timbers; it is thought to be about $40,000 in gold sheets, soldiers' pay stolen from the Army paymaster en route to Fort Defiance. The Indians, who migrated to Oklahoma Territory, intended to retrieve the gold when they returned to take back their land from the white man. As we all know, things didn't go as planned for the Indians, and now they say that the gold is buried somewhere on the bank of the creek, waiting for someone to dig in the right place.
    Plenty of people have made attempts to find the Turkeyfoot treasure, but none have succeeded, and many are discouraged by the spectral white horseman. One boy named Thurmon Dresbach was using an iron rod to poke through the mud when his parents heard him scream in terror and found him unconscious and in shock. When he was able to speak he talked about "a white ghost on a big horse." Another person who tried to find the gold was a stranger who wandered the Turkeyfoot Creek area with trained coon dogs for several weeks in 1926, always after dark. He was discovered in a state similar to that of Thurmon Dresbaugh: unconscious, lying on State Route 109. When revived the next day he wouldn't say what he'd seen, but he was gone by the following morning.

  8. #8

    Dec 2007
    52
    1 times

    Re: Little known treasure tales of Ohio

    I wound take a Friend and a video camera......Mags

  9. #9
    us
    Jun 2006
    NW OH
    E-Trac White's DFX Garrett Ultra GTAx 1000
    403
    124 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (3)

    Re: Little known treasure tales of Ohio

    I agree. Probably not a bad idea to take a friend and a video camera along just incase. You never know what you may find there. Would certainly be interesting to snoop around there that's for sure.
    Stringfrenzy

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  10. #10
    ie
    Jan 2007
    385
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    Re: Little known treasure tales of Ohio

    Okay, I really want to hear how this goes. There is an old story on my father's side of the family about a place near Hubbard, Ohio - an old farm house they lived in. Someone, I think my grandmother, dreamed about a guy burying gold in the apple orchard out back. Well, as far as I know, nobody every went digging in the orchard. I put some stock in the story due to the fact she was half Cherokee and a bit 'touched', as in psychic. Oh well, my father's dead and my aunt has Alzheimers. So much for treasure in the orchard.

  11. #11

    Jan 2007
    29

    Re: Little known treasure tales of Ohio

    Have heard often that indians used to mark with symbols, turket foot, turtle, kinda where KGC got it from I guess.

    Speaking of, used to be an old rock with a turkey foot above a cave hollow by my parents place....weather is sure to break soon!

    Adam

  12. #12

    Feb 2008
    ohio
    14

    Re: Little known treasure tales of Ohio

    this specific site may have marking left by the indians, simply because of the number of trees still left standing in the area. But most of the area here in NW ohio has been deforested because of the big lumber boom and for drainage of the farmland in the late 1800's. I'm afraid the majority, if any, markings in this section of ohio are gone.

  13. #13
    us
    Jun 2006
    NW OH
    E-Trac White's DFX Garrett Ultra GTAx 1000
    403
    124 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (3)

    Re: Little known treasure tales of Ohio

    With the lumber trade, storms, and other things it is a very good possibility.
    Stringfrenzy

    I'm always looking for good guests, content, information, tips, tricks, techniques for the show. Feel free to contact me and let me know.
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  14. #14

    Jun 2008
    1

    Re: Little known treasure tales of Ohio

    HI IAM BUMPY FROM TOLEDO IF YOU NEED HELP I HAVE A VERY GOOD WHITE DECT

  15. #15
    us
    Jun 2006
    NW OH
    E-Trac White's DFX Garrett Ultra GTAx 1000
    403
    124 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (3)

    Re: Little known treasure tales of Ohio

    Welcome to the forum.
    Stringfrenzy

    I'm always looking for good guests, content, information, tips, tricks, techniques for the show. Feel free to contact me and let me know.
    http://en.1000mikes.com/show/beyond_sight_and_sound

 

 
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