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Gold (gypsum) Mine!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:48 am
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Just landed in Frankfurt, Germany,in a couple of hours we (myself and several European friends) will board a train for a location near the Belgian border in the area of Winterspelt where we will help in the recovery of a large cache of WW2 German weapons just uncovered in a long sealed gypsum mine. local legend has rumoured since the end of WW2 that the mine that collapsed in Dec. 1944 after a mysterious explosion held weapons that were to be used in the Ardennes offensive by the Germans. Authorities have long prevented exploration of the mine for safety reasons but a land slide after a period of heavy rain last fall exposed the mine and the locals started pulling weapon out of the mine that are in excellent condition.
The local authorities once again prohibited access to the mine for safety reasons but recently the Bundeswehr has allowed the Gesellschaft des Modernen Historischen Archäologie (Society of Modern Historic Archeology) of which I am a member to enter to document the find. Supposedly the treasure includes captured American vehicles that were to be employed by the Germans to pose as U.S. units to infiltrate the American lines. Photo report to follow. — .
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:04 am
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that sounds incredible !!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:13 pm
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So free weapons for everyone here in Limburg Wink

Amazing that after so many years things like this are (re) discovered!!

Have fun here in the EUSSR Smile and enjoy the digging!

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Do we trust any story published on April 1?? Rolling Eyes Mr. Green

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No, I don't believe ANYTHING I write on April 1st!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:22 am
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Thats interesting, I nearly bought a house in Winterspelt, today I am just up the road near Losheim. If you need any help let me know!

David
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Reply in haste, repent in leisure............ Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:11 pm
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Does it count as an "April Fool", as it's been posted after mid-day?
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If the date is April 1 it is April Fools day

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:18 pm
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Ah, but in England, it has to be before midday to count!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:25 pm
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- bsmart
Do we trust any story published on April 1?? Rolling Eyes Mr. Green


I suspect that the original post better refers to "pyrite" rather than "gypsum", for the reason that you suggest. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:17 pm
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Do we trust any story published on April 1?? Rolling Eyes Mr. Green


I suspect that the original post better refers to "pyrite" rather than "gypsum", for the reason that you suggest. Wink


Again with the "Like" button...

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