Monday, December 02, 2019

Today's Blind Items - "Forbidden Treasure" - An Intercerebellar Blind Item

About a decade ago, this dark-haired, foreign-born A-list actor visited a family in New Mexico to discuss making a movie based on their lives. Several decades before, their father had discovered the largest treasure hoard ever found on US soil, in a cave in the side of a mountain on land their family owned. Several tons of Spanish gold bullion, along with jewels and other valuables, that was hidden away a century prior.

The family filed a claim on the site, which they still hold. The cave was ultimately blasted shut, but not before the family patriarch had carried out over 200 gold bars and hidden them away (it was illegal in those days to own gold bullion).

They were close to re-opening the cave when the government swept in, and expanded the boundaries of a nearby facility to include the mountain. At the same time they came after the family for their claim, filing a counter-claim on the “mineral rights” to the land. You see, this was the early ‘60s when a certain government agency was becoming very powerful, and the vast Spanish treasure provided a perfect source of untraceable black-budget funds for all manner of covert projects.

Back to our actor. He was dead-set on getting this movie made, but the same forces that shut the family out of their treasure, appear to have shut him out of his movie.

39 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Javier Bardem?

MyDogSmiles said...

CIA for the government agency

Tricia13 said...

Could be Antonio Banderes but maybe too old even a decade ago

sandybrook said...

If he had dark hair a decade ago I'd say Mel Gibson, if he has dark hair now, I say Russell Crowe?

sandybrook said...

I always screw up Mel's born in NYS, so Crowe maybe

sandybrook said...

We've also had blinds here about foreign-born in Puerto Rico, so don't count out the Del Toros for this..

cheesegrater15 said...

Fucking CIA. They're pure evil.

Someone Said said...

Doc Noss and White Sands. No actor connection yet.

Greg said...

Government agency is CIA, no question

MeliticusBee said...

This is the Victorio Peak gold - which was engulfed by White Sands Missile range in the 60s I think.

I am guessing that the actor is Antonio Banderas but have no reason to say that...

Rob Zero said...

Milton "Doc" Noss claimed to have found a cave full of bullion on Victorio Peak in 1937.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1991-06-16-vw-1352-story.html



Flashy Vic said...

Lost Dutchman mine?

TriciaJr said...

Matthew McConaughey

Do Tell said...

Eminent domain is such a load of bullshit.

Vita said...

Wow! This is fascinating!

To paraphrase Treasure of the Sierra Madre, "Deeds? We don't got to show you no stinkin' deeds!"

Thia said...

Ok, who did want to get comments moderated again?

I was also thinking Russell Crowe.

MeliticusBee said...

Antonio Banderas is not too old, he's only 59...but Russell Crowe (not sure his hair is "dark") and Javier Bardem were both filming in NM a couple of years before this time - 310 to yuma and No country for old men both came out in 2007

Is Javier Bardem "A-list", is Russell Crowe "dark-haired" and isn't he usually described differently due to his fatness, assholishness or something?

Vita said...

Is the title of the blind a clue to the actor?

Shaddup Mimsey said...

Derek, Matthew Mc was born in Texas so not foreign born. Why are the comments moderated again? Have you been acting up in the other threads?

Alf Landon said...

The whole story is BS. Noss and family are con artists

Pissoff said...

Fake News

gauloise said...

FOr some reason Benicio del Toro popped into my mind, too

Unknown said...

Christian Bale.

Count Jerkula said...

If the treasure hoard was known about, the guy who found it is stupid. Like the people who found an old coffee can full of gold coins on their property. Last thing ya do is tell anyone, cause if the gubment cant fuck ya out of the find, they gonna bury you in tax on it, like the people on Antiques Roadshow who found out granny's table was worth 300k, and they got cornholed on tax w/o even selling the dang things.

nancer said...

i cannot believe the bullshit on this site these days. what bullshit. really hitting it hard now, eh, enty? how many just today that are made up russian bot quality work.

Unknown said...

Jackie Chan.

squirrelmistress said...

i don't think any of those actors were around in the early 60s

Unknown said...

It doesn't say that the actor needed to be around in the 60s.

Meg said...

A dark-haired, foreign-born, A-list actor as of a decade ago. Doesn't say if he's still A-list or if he has "made" (written? produced? directed?) other movies. This doesn't narrow it down much at all. At least a dozen spring to mind.

Brayson87 said...
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Brayson87 said...

Oh back in the day when ordinary people still trusted those in charge, what a pleasant naive time.

bean àlainn rua said...
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Publius said...

Is Edward James Olmos A-list?

Count Jerkula said...

Boo havin a rough day.

BoyWander said...

This is the greatest movie never made. But if you want to read about it check out The Gold House trilogy by John Clarence

herbert arnold said...

its victorio peak mountain which is now white sands govt installation. jfk wanted to reveal the find to the public, lbj did not. shortly there after jfk was killed and lbj while president built a runway on his texas ranch to accommodate c130 aircraft for flying in large heavy loads of...gold.

Mrs Libnish said...

We need a podcast deep dive on this.

Chuli said...

Drug trafficking money is not enough for covert ops

Coco said...

It’s not Crowe, I’m related to him

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