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…