- uploaded: May 31, 2011
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The Lost Dutchman Mine in Superstition, Arizona, as far as anyone can tell, has NEVER given up it's secrets.
Nor it's legendary horde of GOLD.
According to past apocrypha, every person that has ever looked for this placed has died under mysterious circumstances or has been outright MURDERED!
The lure of Gold is a strong one. Men that foreswore the search in their younger years inevitably found themselves in these dry, dusty hills, looking for not only riches, but for VALIDATION of their very lives.
It all started when a man by the name of Pedro Gonzales came crawling out of the desert with a fantastic tale about a fabulous horde of gold in the Peralta Mines in the Superstition mountains of Arizona.
Gonzales had been told about the horde by a dying Dutch or German prospector, hence the name "The Lost Dutchman's Mines"...
He was so convincing that several explorers set out to find the Peralta Mines.
Not one EVER returned.
Edwin C. Ruth was found with two bullet holes in his head many months after he disappeared here in June, 1932. A note was found in his wallet that stated he found the Lost Dutchman....He was killed by a high-powered rifle fired at close range.
Several others have met with the same mysterious fate in the intervening years.
In July, 2010, explorers Malcolm Meeks, Curtis Merworth and Ardean Charles set out to disprove all the rumors of mystery death and to finally locate the lost mine.
All three were found DEAD, their bodies recovered by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department in January, 2010......