Leon Trabuco 16 Tons of Gold hidden in New Mexico

Leon Trabuco 16 Tons of Gold hidden in New Mexico

The story a huge amount of hidden gold from the 1930’s hidden somewhere and lost in northwestern New Mexico and the millionaire that hid it there.

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  1. Richard Miner on January 17, 2023 at 9:21 am

    I don’t think planes of that type could fly that high back then. Maybe 10,000 to 13,000 ft?

  2. Michael Fercik on January 17, 2023 at 9:24 am

    I have lived near Farmington, New Mexico since 2006. I heard something about the Mexican 16 tons of gold buried in New Mexico during the 1930’s, but the story I heard was it was buried in Southern New Mexico. I am a professional on-ground physical dowser with actually being one of the world’s best dowsers. I have reverse engineered the physics involved with on-ground physical dowsing using the modern light weight ball bearing dowsing rod. This is the only type of dowsing rod that uses physics for accurately gauging what is being dowsed by pitting gravity against the strength of the elemental magnetic flux lines being dowsed. There is not enough room in this post for completely explaining all of the physics used in dowsing with the modern light weight ball bearing dowsing rod. However, I wrote a book that has recently been published for teaching the world all of the physics used with on-ground physical dowsing. The name of the book is : The Art of Dowsing – Separating Science from Superstition. I will find where Conger Mesa is and start driving in different directions dowsing with the one-tenth ounce gold dowsing rod load attached to the modern light weight ball bearing dowsing rod. If I happened to drive within two miles from 16 tons of gold buried in the ground, I will definitely dowse the gold by dowsing up to the center of the supposed buried 16 tons of gold. Also, I can dowse out how deep the gold is buried. Just as with all treasure stories caution should be used about taking anything at face value. Also, if there is sixteen tons of gold buried on any Indian Reservation or Federal Lands, it is a felony offence with heavy prison sentences because after Mel Fisher’s battling the Federal Government caused the treasure trove act to be abolished so that nobody else can find treasure like Mel Fisher did, and all governments around the world took note with confiscating treasures and giving out prison sentences. I hate all of this, but there is nothing we can do about it other than being contracted by the Federal Government or Indian Reservation or private land owner to search for treasure with a finders fee. Unfortunately, unless contracted by the land owners, free lance treasure hunting has become a novelty of the past and has become illegal. Those who actually find a treasure today are faced with the three choices of – do I illegally take the found treasure and sell it on the black market – do I contact the land owner asking for a percentage while chancing going to jail – do I cover up the treasure and forget about it. This is why I would have to have creditable information that can be fact checked before putting any effort out on the ground, then measure the risk that would have to be taken. My concern here is someone getting into trouble for just looking for treasure, so watch your back during any treasure hunting activities. Hope everyone still has a good day even with the discouraging facts about treasure hunting today.

  3. Ralph Alvillar on January 17, 2023 at 9:24 am

    Great story! But if anyone thinks there’s still hidden gold in the states that the government didn’t already kill for you’re wrong…if anything, the military took that gold and silenced everyone they had too…

  4. Frank Fritzges on January 17, 2023 at 9:28 am

    Ask yourself this one question…..Why would a prudent thinking group of men fly 400+ miles into NW NM to stash gold when they could easily fly 50-100 into some very remote part of southern NM much nearer to Mexico? NM’s pop. in 1934 was 460,000….pretty darn sparse and southern NM more sparsely settled than northern. A average modern Cessna has a payload capacity of about 500 excluding fuel. 32 trips!!!……no way. If it was anywhere near Navajo people they would have certainly taken notice of so much airplane activity. In your narration you say the house was west of Conger Mesa but in your diagram you show it being SE. Were all the laborers that "buried" the bars, killed and also buried in the vicinity? This kind of wealth/value would certainly attract attention of the unsavory kind….."dead men tell no tales"…. Why would anyone scribe the date and quantity of smuggled gold? There are many, many discrepancies in this tall tale. I guess the moral to this whole tale is "listener beware and stay skeptical.😵😵‍💫☹

  5. C on January 17, 2023 at 9:29 am

    Great story and no disrespect but I lost interest about a quarter of the way into the video … A whole lot of rambling and slow to getting to the point ..

  6. Sylvia Nichols-Nelson on January 17, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Maybe not 20 th. Ft in a Cesna.

  7. Jim Goodman on January 17, 2023 at 9:38 am

    Heard story from Navajo sheepherder that a Navajo man found the gold hidden in cave up in Mountains not the Mesa area…I went looking for it and only found the markings they had made in ponderosa pine trees… I wanted to wait and see where bats would come & go ,but never went back…story says the Navajo who found it had one bullion as proof and he didn’t tell anybody where he had found the gold…. would love to go back one day… you need a guide in the area. …thanx4sharing.

  8. Jan Johannes Smith on January 17, 2023 at 9:39 am

    What a fascinating story of historical intrigue and the wealth of empire and the greed of man! And the twist of events that change man’s ambition? That gold might still be there. I wonder if it’s a gold that the soldier , in the 1950s,fell into the hole and found stacks of gold bars?

  9. TheGravitywerks on January 17, 2023 at 10:03 am

    He would have needed oxygen at 20-25k feet……

  10. Polymath Perspective on January 17, 2023 at 10:08 am

    The pilot circled back and saw the truck on top of the Mesa on the western side digging a shallow trench. – I found this Mesa on Google earth. Each Ingot weighs 100 pounds each and they are wrapped in wax.

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