In Utah, there is a place known as White Cliffs in the
southern part of the state. Here there are many legends but one stands out among
the rest. The story begins with a prospector named George Brankerhoff that
frequented Hubbell Trading Post. He told John Lorenzo Hubbell about a find of
his within a cavern in the White Cliffs of Southern Utah. he explained the
cliffs were intertwined with white quartz stalactites covered with gold.
The reason the story is unusual, is that George
never went after the gold himself, he just told the story to Hubbell.
Hubbell was young man in 1870 and he never forgot
the story. When he turned 20, he decided to look for the treasure that George
had told him all about in his youth. Hubbell followed his directions, which
Go to Kanab
Utah, then off to Johnson Creek, turn east to the White Cliffs.
Next, go along the base of the White Cliffs
until you are about three miles from Deer Springs, Washington.
Here you will a v-shaped cleft that points
At this point, you will have to squeeze through
a small opening after which you will see a small creek beneath the v-shaped
The space will become wider as you enter and
will open into a cavernous space. Inside this cavern you will see the
stalactites hanging from the ceiling.
No one has ever been able to find this lost treasure
or even the v-shaped entrance. The sad ending to the story is that now the White
Cliffs are part of the National Park System and treasure hunting is forbidden.
This is one lost treasure that remain lost forever.