Los Angeles California hosts a local legend that came to light in the 1930s. A Mining engineer named George Warren Shufelt was searching for oil, or other lucrative minerals deposits when he claims to have stumbled upon the tunnel system with hid high tech gadget. In a conversation with Little Chief Green Leaf of the Hopi Indians [AKA L. Macklin] Shufelt learned of a native legend regarding a lost civilization deep under Los Angeles. It was said to be one of five possible such cities in the Western USA. A second possible candidate lays under the Colorado Dessert. See: Colorado Desert Giants
Shufelt claims that with his radio X-ray machine he had determined the precise location of nearly 2,000 square feet of tunnels and a number of places where gold was allegedly stored. He created a map which was published in the LA Times and obtained permission from the city of Los Angeles to dig near a former military fort near downtown [Fort Moore Hill].
His excavations were tracked like the current day Oak Island epic with the same results - neither produced anything of significance. Some newspaper reports speculated that the buried treasure was Spanish gold planted by conquistadors, parallels were drawn to El Dorado the lost city of Gold, but as the excavation continued and produced no results the media and the public eventually lost interest and Shufelt ran out of money. Some accounts state that like the Oak Island treasure hunters he inadvertently flooded the caverns.
Shufelts crew reached a depth of 250 feet, although he had initially shot for 1000 ft. He died in 1957.
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