But It’s the Quiet Ones that Should Really Be Watched For
Perhaps the greatest surprise for the hunters was a seemingly harmless object that, upon further inspection, could prove the most destructive – and presumably fatal – of the bunch.
Deep within one of the tubes, a member of the group revealed a small lump of coal hidden amongst the other weaponry. At first glance, this chunk of rock wouldn’t seem relevant to the findings of the rest of the tubes. But the hunters were soon to discover just how wrong they were.
Because that lump of coal was indeed a ruse, a makeshift ball of explosives bound together to appear inconsequential. Essentially, though, it was the best tool the Germans would have at their disposal once it came time to attack.
After all, the coal could simply be tossed into a coal car in one of the locomotives, never appearing anything but ordinary. And once this object would be shoveled into the engine, it would undoubtedly explode from within, sabotaging and disabling a train within seconds. This mystery weapon would’ve been the greatest tool this German saboteur had to really cause some chaos for the other side.
Finally, the remaining contents of the tubes displayed some efficient tools for creating bombs if necessary, completing this anarchist’s perfect toolbox of devices that could render the soldier’s enemies useless.
All in all, this was an amazing find for these treasure hunters, who merely set out to find what little their metal detectors could pick up along their journey. Such a unique discovery can only lead one to ponder how many more stealthy, operational military weapon caches may exist out in this land, or anywhere on the weathered battlegrounds of previous wars for that matter.
So while many of those spend their days searching for treasure in the likes of the priciest gemstone, the oldest antique, or the shiniest gold and silver tokens, they should be making better use of their time searching for the history and ruins of what many centuries of humankind has undeniably left beneath our feet.
Because that’s the real prize – something of historical significance that should have no monetary value, only cultural value. It seems likely that these treasure hunters had a moment of clarity upon this finding, and others should join in the effort to search for these hidden relics instead.
Or, if nothing else, this finding certainly makes you want to be more careful of where you step into some unknown territory – you could be standing on your own historical goldmine.