Roughly 275 pages of near 500 Photos
of Pictographs and Petroglyphs of the West
About 18 pages of an article regarding petroglyphs and what I have learned over the years
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Roughly 275 pages of near 500 Photos
of Pictographs and Petroglyphs of the West
About 18 pages of an article regarding petroglyphs and what I have learned over the years
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Over the many years the projects that have come and gone are many…. Several of them seem to hit a dead end only to re-surface in the future due to new enlightenment or new information… Following is one of those projects that only took me 15 plus years to look at it with a different perspective… with this, I will draw your attention to the almost well known and published map of Perdro Nunez of 1771 in his expedition into the west end of the Uinta Mountains. Near 250 years ago and 5 years prior to Father Escalante.
Several years before the map became public we ventured into the areas of the map searching for any sign of authenticity… some success was made in fact enough to know the map is indeed authentic however the real evidence came just a few years later when a friend whom I will refer to as “Wild Bill” sent me the following photo…
When I saw the photo I knew it was authentic with out doubt in fact he was sending it to me to get my take on it. This would now be the 3rd authentic aspen tree carving I had seen. This tree using an increment borer, dated 15 years ago at 289 years old. I called Wild Bill immediately and asked if he could take me to the tree… “of course” he replied… Little did I know…
I didn’t know from the picture but it also has a map carved below the expedition symbol. To give you a better perspective see the following image…
And closing the gap due to the age of the tree and expanding… see the next image…
The presumed drainage on the map matches near
perfectly the drainage down the hill below the tree. Upon arriving at the tree
any doubts remaining disappeared, but I still had to sample the tree to at
least get its age. It is not possible to date the carving of an
At this exact moment, I can show you an Aspen that is miraculously still holding on and it is just over 500 years old dated by a professional in the field, twice yet, as he did not believe the first results so he did it again.
Not the EC, Look Under it...
This tree is over 500 years old, wrapping my arms around it didn’t quite make half the circumference. Back to the story….
After seeing the tree first hand and core sampling it, we determined the direction of the now non existing trail and about 50 yards further found another tree about the same size as the first, which had a double box carved into it… (No Picture Available) But it looks just like the image in the following clip from the Nunez Map…
Now understand the author of the Nunez map was certainly no cartographer, however he was pretty good at details barring perspective. Because of my perspective at first seeing the map, In my mind, I was about 6 miles to far west, it wasn’t until I seen the second tree that the map came back into my head and I knew my mistake…
However this map alone is challenging, but tree carvings 20 years ago and what to do was another issue… after leaving the second tree traveling in the direction making most sense we entered another grove of trees and found a heart carved on one tree and a turtle on another, no tail, no legs… see following images…
Not far away leaving the site, we also found a tree marked with one league. At the time or not long after this venture we were in the middle of trying to work out the details of the Rule of Marteloio… thinking it must be present at all sites but this is incorrect… but as of a few days ago, perspective has again come into play and this former brick wall no longer exists… I think I get it now and it was as simple as the carvings on the tree…. Above the turtles head is a nice carved fancy L… and for those who don’t know… this is a sure implication of “50”… but 50 what? What direction? You guessed it, in the direction of the turtles head… There is no rule of Marteloio at this site as I was previously so determined for there to be… Enough said about that… According to the map on the tree, and comparing to USGS map, the dot on the map presuming to represent a mine, and from the one league tree, would be… yup… one league away and in the direction of the top of the league symbol. I can’t wait to get back there… fortunately plans are in the works. Metal Detector, Deep seeker and Magnetometer.
As far as I know, there are only 5 Aspens still living that I know are authentic Spanish carved...
After so many years of putting up with this BS.....
I’m going to do something a little different today as a result of accusations against me of plagiarism made just a few days ago, by two individuals in the treasure hunting game.
I am going to start with Gary Holt…
Mr. Holt, you have stated/asked why my new book has “YOUR” research papers in it and then you have named the research papers as the “Kimball report” and the “Bird Report”….
First and foremost Mr. Holt, they are not yours… on
several levels…. The articles which you apparently claim are your own intellectual
property were first published from 1898 to 1908 by the Salt Lake Herald, Morgan
County News and the Salt Lake Mining Review so should we now ask you the same
question? You have also implied that I learned of this information “From your
web site of which I have never seen until just a few days ago…. Ps, thanks for
the laugh… You claim you found this information and placed it on your web site
in 2019 supposing you were the first, had you taken the time and not been so
pompous, you would find the same articles posted on my blog site in 2015, FOUR YEARS prior to you even knowing they existed... and
if you have the energy you will also find them on the Treasures of Utah forum
as far back as 2010 when they were first shared with me by Darrel Sprecher who
is one of the best researchers I know and who I credit as finding them… should
we now accuse you of plagiarism? NO
Anyone with merit is welcome to see the properties of
my files and you will see the files were first acquired in October of 2012,
along with many other files
Just a few of the like articles Darrel and I have shared over the years
Oh... and By the way Mr. Holt, this "NEW" Book as you have called it, The Treasures of Utah WITH The Kimball Article in it.... was published in 2013 SIX YEARS befor you put it on your web site... published by Pioneer Press Santaquin Utah Talk to Kevin Kraut and tell him about your conspiracy... oops..
Now... Mr. Lewis… One year ago you approached me in
Do you even know what you did to me? I lost my Farm, my home, my retirement, my income and Jack lost the same other than his home, all of this because I believed you when you came to me worried about retiring from Hill Field and not having enough to pay your bills… and gave you a position in our company of which you and your co conspirator took full advantage… shall I elaborate further?
This might be a good time to remind you, the statute of limitation on FRAUD is seven years AFTER DISCOVERY and to this day the details are still just a little fuzzy but I know exactly where the indisputable evidence of your actions are… I can’t count the times I have said to myself, “I should have put him in prison where he belongs”… in parting at Altamont I asked you the very same question I had asked you so many years ago the last time I saw you … “what did I ever do to you other than be your friend”… your response was exactly the same, “You haven’t done anything to me”… and yet, over these years I hear rumors of all the ridiculous things I supposedly did to you... screwed you out of a 100,000 dollar airplane deal... left you with a 100,000 tax debt, sold a trailer to another party after promising it to you... and my favorite, when you insisted on paying for the Pizza! shall we elaborate? all false stories just like your claims of being decent of the Prussian Emperor and claims of falsehoods just like you did to June Balaich for so many years...
May I remind you of the same things I told Gary, the photos I use in my assessment of YOUR book, because you are the one who fed Boren with the false imagined information to write the book, the photos I used were GIVEN to me by you… the very same images in which you stole from the Hathenbruck Brothers who lived in Cedar city, would you like me to present the proof? should we elaborate on the details of this event and the other items stolen that they never knew about? Should we mention the $10,000 Bank Note you showed me, and how about the Red Journal? I’m sure the Hathenbruck brothers would like to know about these things… As far as other photos go, you and I after several expeditions in which YOU were invited to tag along, took the very same pictures as we both had the same cameras because I bought you that camera in behalf of the Treasures of Utah as a token of appreciation apparently for false stories... For anyone wanting to know, the differences in my photos and Randy’s during this time, is that his have a time date stamp in the bottom right, Mine do not…. But I don’t mind others using them when credit is given. You might have told Mick Norton this when you without my permission burn him a DVD copy of over thousands of photos and gave it to him.
SEE ASSESMENT of the book Utah Gold Rush (If any of the readers find anything within the Assessment of which you have proof to the contrary, please contact me as I have no problem correcting any error made.
I remember one of my first expeditions with Steve Shaffer where in I was invited along, I asked him if I could bring you along as well, reluctantly he agreed… I thought at the time I was going with two experts of the Treasure Hunting… on our way up to Hoyt, We stopped at a small grove of trees where Steve said were some Spanish carvings on trees, each of us were driving our own trucks that day… each of us grabbed our cameras … when we entered the trees, it was so obvious the trees had been recently carved and only a few years old… but YOU went nuts, grabbing your camera out of its case and proceeded snapping pictures like a kid in a candy store… looking at the carvings and back to the clueless you… this is when I realized Randy is no expert… I asked you what the hell you were doing to which you said, “taking pictures” you replied, I asked you, Do you really think these carvings are real? And you responded with YES. I said in disbelief… “Good God, I’ll be in my truck" and I left… Steve never said a word about the incident… One witness to this event is still my good friend and was present with us that day and can attest to what I have said should he choose to…
Mr. Lewis, It appears your meaningless apology is nothing more than the attempt of an old man trying to get into heaven… you may shit some, you may even shit many but I promise you on that final day, I will be there to stand as a witness to your actions either in your favor or against, the choice is yours… There is SO MUCH more to tell, don’t tempt me…
Note to the readers… if you find anything in this article of which you have proof to the contrary, please contact me as I have no problem correcting any error made.
I apologize to anyone who finds this article in bad taste, but when my character comes under attack, and knowing the details of what has transpired over these last 16 years, and the daily toll it has taken upon my family and I… I am justified… If Randy and Gary don’t like it, they can sue me… or they can confess, and apologize... again… Randy, I and my family are made to deal with the situation you have placed us in, and reminded of it almost daily… if you have any compassion within you what so ever, I humbly ask you, please don’t make it any worse than it already is… and I will try as I am required, to forgive you once again… should you ask… Randy, I know there is good in you... I saw the tears in your eyes when I bought you that brand new Carhart bomber jacket coat and drove to your house to give to you... now I understand why... you knew what you and Dean were doing at that very moment...
By the way, because of your deception, I am requesting the return of the tree carving I gave you which was MY first true Aspen tree carving found... after the tree had been dead for about 10 years, I pealed the bark off and bondoed the back of it then clear coated it and gave it to you as a token of true friendship... little did I know, I want it back in one peace and well taken care of... you have no doubt told everyone you showed it to, that you found it, but I doubt you were even there... please...
So to my readers, when you notice my absence and wonder why at times I am not writing, you can rest assured it is likely because I am dealing with BS as a result of the events describe in part above…
I am sorry I had to do this…
Thank you for your understanding…
I have an odd story to tell, but before doing so I’d like to ask the readers, if you know this place, please reframe from publicizing the location. I have done an interview regarding this story but have not yet wrote about it… Hope you enjoy…
In the skirts of the
Regardless of how it was created it attracts those who find it. One such case was sometime around the 1950’s when a prospector was passing by and this unique feature, a crater of sort with strange cobblestone hoodoo's caught his attention and lured him in. Investigating this old and odd geologic feature... he passed through its seeming creepy gateway to an ancient lost city like entrance and was examining the bottom floor of it when suddenly he broke through the surface falling into a cavern below. Stunned and bruised I’m sure but he managed to avoid serious injury having fallen about 15 feet below the surface.
It was devoid of light other than what was coming from the small hole above that he had fallen through. His immediate concern was how he was going to get out as he could not see how he was going to be able to reach the hole being to high above
Feeling around he found something that after moving his hands over it determined that it was some type of armor, a breast plate likely of Spanish origin. Putting it down and feeling around again picked up something that he described as a bar, gold, silver, copper or lead is unknown as he could not see for the darkness.
At that moment he notice a rope dangling through the hole and wasting no time he grabbed it and shimmied his way to freedom. Climbing out of the hole, dusting himself off and standing up he was met with a Tribal Native of the area who was staring at him with disgust and his arms folded. “Dam good thing I seen you come in here or you would have never left,” he said, “and if you ever come back you will never leave!” he added. The prospector never returned.
Some 40 plus years later a veteran of the Desert Shield war if I am not mistaken, heard the story passed down and decided he was going to investigate the site. When he arrived at the mysterious entrance and passing through he noticed up on the ledges to his left were dear heads which looked as though they had been thrown up there, strangely the heads looked to be from different stages of time showing different stages of decay.
He also mentioned seeing humanoid footprints which were much to large for any man. At some point he found a cave in the ledges in which he found a human leg bone which he took with him and later discovered it had a musket ball lodged in it, other events also mentioned… Suddenly he heard a strange and loud noise which he describe as the sound of wood binding up in a radial arm saw. As I recall something began throwing smaller rocks at him and at this point he was ready to leave and in a hurry he did. He later mentioned his experiences in war and that it was scary, but he said this place scared the hell out of him and he will not go back.
There are other incidents experienced at this place by others, two of which I will share, several incidents concerning a large raptor type bird, one particularly was experience by a personal friend about 8 years ago. I have known this man for some time and find him as genuine and honest. He told me that him and his nephew decided to go check out the previous stories. He and his nephew were hiking towards this odd looking crater, they separated and his nephew headed up the hill on and angle and my friend decided to approach the site from directly below it. About the time his nephew reached the base of the crater my friend not able to see him from below, heard a couple of shots fired. He started up the hill and soon spotted his nephew up ahead… “What are you doing? Lets get going” he said, his nephew replied, “We’re not going anywhere” his nephew gesturing up ahead of him where my friend notice a huge bird standing in the path leading up to the entrance of this crater. “Shoot the dam thing” my friend said, “I already put rounds in him” his nephew says, “give me that gun” my friend says and he empties the clip shooting at the bird and presumably hitting it several times… but the bird does not move. They tried circumventing around the bird but it would move into their path each attempt. His nephew grabbed a long stick and tried poking at the bird to get it to move and my friend said, it reached out with one talon and pulled the stick from his hands and discarded it to the side…
At this time the two were a little freaked out and decided to leave. As I recall he also said that at some point they had heard a load noise come from the crater and described it similar to the description in the previous story.
The previous story about the big bird was about the 3rd I had heard in this area regarding an encounter with some strange unidentifiable large bird.
Not long after my friend told me the previous story I had relayed it to another friend of mine, within days of telling him about it, he called me up and said, you are not going to believe this…. “what” I said… then he told me that he was just talking to a friend of his who hunts that area all the time, having not yet told him the story I had relayed, his friend offered up the following…
He said that one fall in the past he was hunting dear hiking up the very ridge which leads to the crater like feature… nearing the site a dear ran up the side of the ridge topping out right on the rim of the crater, seeing it was a good sized buck he took aim and as it took of running he fired but he didn’t know if he had hit the dear as it ran to the edge of the crater jumping off the ledge disappearing in the trees below.
He and a companion hiked over the where the dear would likely be laying dead not only from gun shot but the fall the dear could not have survived. Sure enough there it was… not to far from the entrance of this strange crater and to the side. He and his companion began the processes of dressing out the dear when suddenly a few cantaloupe sized rocks came rolling down the hill at them from the trees above next to the entrance… Not thinking much about it thinking the dear must have knocked some rocks loose, he continued… pretty soon here come a few more but now it was obvious something was throwing them. Adding to the already disturbing situation they here a strange growling which they could not describe… not willing to abandoned the dear, they grabbed the hind legs and began dragging it on an angle down hill to get away from what ever it was, but as the moved down the hill what ever it was match there travel from above, growling and throwing an occasional rock… he said it wasn’t until they got all the way to the bottom and out in the clearing that it finally stopped and they were able finish dressing the dear and take it back to camp.
“Did you tell them my story prior to this?” I asked… “No”, he said, “but I did right after he told me his story!”
I don’t know what has happened at this place in the past, but we have had two expeditions into the crater since with no real strange occurrence, one friend took some video and took some good shots, at one point he noticed what appeared to be a very large nest up in the ledges/trees estimating about 6 foot or better in diameter, when he got home to review the footage, he noticed something moving and peaking out from the nest. He has yet to go back…
In one case as a result of the description of the bird given, we have decided the bird could have been a Harpy Eagle, but they are not known to be this far North....