Hunting for hidden treasure has long been a romantic and adventurous activity in our history.
The Gold Rush spurred a huge migration across the US, with desperate families searching for golden nuggets for financial freedom. The diamond trade has brought about countless criminal and inhumane activity, in the name of getting a few priceless carats.
Not to mention that every day estate sales of the rich and famous end up crawling with those looking for hidden gems and antiques to sell off to the highest bidder.
But for the real treasure hunters, it’s about the hunt just as much as the reward. The pursuit of fascinating objects and secret treasures is a rush unto itself; and for a group of people with metal detectors scouring the woods recently, it was merely a happy accident.
Recently, a group of treasure hunters in Latvia – going by the name of Legenda Club – decided to go out on an expedition with their metal detectors and potentially score some amazing finds from beneath the rocky soil. Before they knew it, their detectors started to go off in unison, signaling that they were definitely on the right track to something.
A Once-in-a-Lifetime Find is Finally Brought to Light
What they found was about to blow their minds. After settling on the perfect spot, the hunters grabbed their shovels and began digging into the dirt below. Once they’d made a decent hole in the ground beneath their feet, they discovered and managed to unearth five sealed mystery tubes that looked as though they’d been hiding there for decades.
And the tubes themselves were only the beginning since the group was about to stumble upon even more hidden goodies within their confines.
As it turns out, these tubes appeared to be saboteur caches used during WWII. They indicated that they’d been stashed there by German soldiers, who were hoping to secretly disrupt the operations of their enemy when the time came to strike back.
Once the group figured out how to unseal the tubes, they came upon a few knives and guns, which was to be expected for use in enemy warfare. However, they discovered even more unbelievable military weaponry the longer they kept diving into their new discovery.
For instance, they found large quantities of ammunition, mostly for the French M1892 model revolvers of the period, which perhaps in itself didn’t seem too strange. However, it was the fact that the ammo appeared to be last resort items, behind the other equipment in the tubes that really threw the hunters into shock.
They came across a couple different styles of grenades that were more than able to inflict some permanent damage. Beyond that, there were some magnetic mines, handy for sticking to metal objects that could be placed in hidden areas, prepared to detonate upon the arrival of whichever unwitting victim happened to be wandering by.
A variety of unknown explosives also made their way into the tubes, demonstrating the Germans penchant for readying themselves for any possible situation. And to tie everything together, the soldiers made sure to also throw in some detonators, as well as detonation cord, to ensure all of their weaponry would be available for use at a moment’s notice.
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