Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Could this be my Geraldo moment?

I remember watching Geraldo Rivera excavating the "secret" vaults of Al Capone with great anticipation of him finding a cache of loot or human remains. In the end, all that was found was a couple of broken bottles. My "Geraldo" moment may come soon. I have found an intriguing old mine that I discovered from a misidentified photo on the Utah Historical Society website. I located the mine camp last weekend and the mine entrance has long since been covered over by erosion. There is very little indication of human activity in that area, due to its overgrowth and difficulty of access.

Anyway, I started prying around with a branch and found the earth coming out with ease--the opening starting to reveal itself. While this is not a good idea, I have got all excited with thoughts of finding some cool artifacts left behind. This is probably unlikely, but I intend to find out anyway just for the hell of it. So this weekend, it will be me + pickaxe vs. landslide. I might be able to talk one of my friends into coming along and bringing his gullible brother in law along to do the brunt of the work. The only problem with this is that if any real loot is found, then you have to split it up. Well, the solution to that is to bring a gun and kill them right after they hand me the goods. I will already have a ready-made crypt for them; now all I need is a giant stone to roll over the hole.

Wait, you guys do read every word I write in my posts, not just the first couple of sentences, right? Drat! Okay, forget the part where I murder two people and pretend I said that we gave our riches to the starving orphans instead. I'm probably just going to find a couple of old, broken bottles anyway.

7 comments:

Megan said...

Make sure that you don't kill them until they have helped you gather and load up the loot AND until you're safe from the possibility of a cave in... you'll need someone to dig you out.

Nessa Roo said...

Ha! I know you're cleaning that gun right now...I can practically see the evil grin on your face! (Except for the fact that I don't know what you look like, but I've got a good imagination, you know...)

rawbean said...

I want to come with! Jealous.

Jules said...

LOL! Sounds like an interesting dig! I bet you'll at least run into an old miner's helmet or something. Please don't get burried alive... and please don't get crushed.

J. Kwiatkowski-Schuler said...

Well, one of these days you are bound to find something awesome. Something for the record books, I bet.

Christielli said...

Re: " Wait, you guys do read every word I write in my posts, not just the first couple of sentences, right?"

Bahahahahahaha. Reminds me of the IRL convo we had about you-know-who.

The Grunt said...

His name rhymes with Skohtte.