He was then taken to a place called Kettle Hollow. It was here he knew that three carts of silver had been buried. Of course, this could be Spanish or even Mexican.
In the 1950s when the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas was still a popular resort place in that state, a strange man and his wife pulled into the circular drive of the hotel in a long white Cadillac. The wife was holding a tiny Chihuahua dog. The couple rented a suite and on the hotel register wrote as his occupation writer and identified Fate magazine as his employer.
In just a short time he had bestowed his personality on many of the local residents. He was, he said, an expert with frequency pendulum and had been the winner of many awards to prove it. He said he traveled and was an expert at finding everything from water to precious minerals. He was in Palo Pinto, County, to look for hidden treasure and deposits of gold and silver and other precious metals. He was looking for a guide to escort him around. He was also looking for someone who could tell him of local legends of lost gold and silver and other treasures.
One of the first places he was told about was an area known as Village Bend, which was the site of an old Ioni Indian village on the Brazos River, hence the name. He drove out there and with his pendulum he claimed that there was gold somewhere buried in the vicinity in a large iron pot. He would mark the location area on a map for future reference and would return.
He was then taken to a place called Kettle Hollow. It was here he knew that three carts of silver had been buried. Of course, this could be Spanish or even Mexican. Many mule pack trains made their way thru this area from Mexico going to the city of St. Louis to both buy and sell. There is no way of knowing how much precious ore traveled this way from the rich gold and silver mines of Mexico.
Another location he identified was at Love Bridge. Here he said he could tell that two carts of gold had been buried, which were used by the Comanche Indians. All over New Mexico and west Texas the Comanche would buy, sell, and trade for goods of all kinds including human. This was Comanche country until the 1870s so it was very dangerous for about two centuries so it is plausible there was an ambush of pack trains that never made the history books.
The pendulum witcher also said that in the mountains surrounding Lake Palo Pinto there is a bandit cave of long ago that is full of gold. We know that many outlaw gangs had hiding places in Palo Pinto County due to its wildness and remoteness. Its many hidden valleys and rugged canyons made it an ideal place for famous outlaws like Frank and Jesse James, the Youngers and Sam Bass and crew to disappear too. In modern days Bonnie and Clyde were known to hide here.
The last identified place on his search was Hittson Hollow. It was here he said he knew there was a vein of silver ore, which could be mined. He could be right as there was one silver mine that was once worked right out of Mineral Wells.
The stranger and his wife stayed in Mineral Wells and identified these places but supposedly never looked for any of these treasures and as far as is known never tried to get people to invest in any treasure hunting schemes. One day, he, his wife, their dog and the Cadillac WERE NO LONGER staying in Mineral Wells or the Baker Hotel. There was only one curious thing, however, over at Kettle Hollow a rancher found a fresh dug hole empty on his property. Could it be one of those carts silver was now gone?
Mineral Wells, Texas
Treasure: Multiple caches hidden by famous outlaws like Jesse James, the Younger Brothers and Sam Bass are allegedly hidden in the Mineral Wells area.
How to find it: Mineral Wells is located west of Ft. Worth off Highway 180 in Palo Pinto, County. The Baker Hotel sits in the middle of town.
Source: Palo Pinto History
In the center of Mineral Wells, Texas, sits the prominent Baker Hotel. Hotel magnate T. B. Baker who already owned the Baker in Dallas and the Saint Anthony in San Antonio built the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells. The Baker opened its doors just two weeks after the stock market crash of 1929. It filed for bankruptcy in 1932, but new owners kept the building open. It served as military dependent quarters from 1941 to 1944 and remained open until 1963. It reopened briefly from 1965-1972 but the doors have been shut since then. It is said to be haunted.