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Indian Angus and the cat head point treasure! true story!
Posted by: WaterHound
Date: February 15, 2017 01:10PM
Back in 1871 a time of sailing ships and steamers and giant white pines still lined the shores of lake michigan, chicago had its great fire, started by a cow. While the city was burning down mass looting of gold and silver bars and coinage was taken from banks and treasuries . this stolen loot was reported to have been loaded on a sailing ship or steamer and sailed up the Michigan side heading towards the manitou island passage , A story has been told many years ago by native americans from north western michigans leelanau county that during a dark stormy night a sailing ship anchored off cat head point , and a small boat came ashore and the men were arguing about something while they were burying it OK now I know what your thinking this sounds like any other treasure tail. Yes it does. But! I waterhound have some very interesting information about this possible treasure, you see l grew up in northern michigan in grand traverse county and leelanau county where cat head point is . I've hiked the sleeping bear dunes lake shore with my dad before it was a national park , and when gordon lightfoot said lake Michigan steams like a dream , its true ! The lake michigan side of leelanau county screams I'm a treasure hide me here. Angus sears was a Indian friend of are family when I was 5 or 6 years old , and was from sault Canada. he was a pulp wood cutter and came to leelanau county to see Indian relatives and cut wood . he had found out from indians in leelanau county about the treasure site and for many years used a Geiger counter detector to look for the chicago fire gold . Angus was a hard working honest man, a catholic and religious . One day my parents said Angus came to are home after a treasu
re hunt on cat head point and was visibly shaken ! And when asked what was wrong he said he found the treasure but a spirit scared him off ! That's right! Angus sears soon left the area and never came back . Now my parents were so convinced that angus experienced something supernatural and never knew him to be dishonest , started looking for the treasure themselves on weekends they would pack up us kids in a station wagon and head off to cat head point. So! Now cat head point is mostly private with big high dollar vacation homes, and a person might be able to walk the shoreline but detecting would be forbidden , but l do believe that sometimes souls are chained to their consequences of their covetous greedy deeds until judgment day , PS anyone with me , a spirit can't hurt you ? Waterhound

Great story, Thanks! Way too much shoreline
Posted by: Ron J
Date: February 18, 2017 04:53AM
Is taken away for high end housing!

Re: Indian Angus and the cat head point treasure! true story!
Posted by: WaterHound
Date: February 21, 2017 10:59AM
Thanks Ron for responding back, yes its sad that the wealthy takes all the good shoreline or national parks ,I guess some treasure are not Kent to be found, waterhound

Sorry it took me this long to get back on this....
Posted by: Mikie
Date: March 18, 2017 10:37PM
Been in hospital for a while...

I would love to think that is a real possibility for treasure... but the skeptic in me.... Well I have heard similar tales and they all turned out to be just that.. tales.

But I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.. Many thanks


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Re: Indian Angus and the cat head point treasure! true story!
Posted by: olfart
Date: June 01, 2017 12:18PM
That's an interesting tale, made more interesting by the fact that you have ties to the area. Too many treasure tales are handed down from person to person until truth is indistinguishable from fiction.

Re: Indian Angus and the cat head point treasure! true story!
Posted by: vookers
Date: November 28, 2017 02:59AM
I can record this story in mobile recorder on Android and transfer it on PC.

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