Buried Treasures

After a great life of fortune, some people prefer to leave their wealth buried and although many times they are found, some of these treasures can bring with them some consequences. . . 


1.- When a landowner or a bandit buried a treasure, he usually murdered the pawn who had made the well for a double purpose: First, that nobody knew where it had been hidden; and second: that when it had been buried next to the money, his soul would be trapped there to become the guardian whose presence would frighten anyone who approached the place. This myth is the one that has popularized the stories of aggressive ghosts that suddenly attack anyone who approaches the place in custody, even if by chance.


2.- When a person hides a treasure, his soul will have no rest and will punish near the burial of those values until someone takes it out. That is why it is spoken of appearances that make signs calling by chance passer-by and pointing to the place of the precious burial.


3.- In ancient times, burying a tomb next to the money would make a spell and cause that tether to turn into a snake every time someone wanted to take out the treasure. Whoever does not let himself be driven away and bravely confronted by the serpent, will see it turn into a rope again.


4.- If someone sells a horse and buries the money, over the years, when the animal dies, a ghost horse will begin to manifest in the place of the buried money. This is to explain the appearance of pigs, chickens, bulls and other domestic animals.


5.- Buried money produces certain toxic and hallucinogenic gases that can poison the blood of those who breathe them and create hallucinations; that is why the stories of frightful apparitions are famous when they are in front of the treasure or also the talk about people who became ill until they gradually reached death.


6.- Fatal fires: It is a widespread belief that precious metals such as gold, copper and bronze accumulate gases without smell, but very toxic, which gradually kill anyone who comes to extract a treasure. The precious metals, from time to time release the accumulated gas, and on contact with the air, it ignites forming a flame sometimes blue, sometimes red. This flame rises for a few seconds and then becomes small until extinguished. As it is a flame that does not burn, that is not able to light even dry grass, it has been called "fatuous fire" and for treasure hunters this is the best signal to locate burials. Depending on the size of the flare, it is the size of the treasure. To protect against toxic gases, an anti-gas mask should be worn, or a wet handkerchief should be tied around the back of the neck covering the mouth and nose, or the treasure should be removed after the gases have been released when the flame manifests. But with all these precautions, it is still necessary to open the chest or container and let the metals aerate before loading them.


7.- It is an ancestral routine in all times and cultures to have a special place to bury the dead. But when a person has been buried clandestinely in a place other than the cemetery or the grounds of a church, which before was also used for burials, the soul of one who rests in a mountain, mountain or private house, will manifest in apparitions until someone takes out his bones and takes them to rest in a holy field. This is when it is said that not every supernatural manifestation means money.


8.- All or nothing: A common element in the majority of the legends of treasures in caves or subterranean, is the impossibility of taking everything out in a single trip because what is kept is very abundant. That is where the cavernous voice appears or sometimes with the ghostly guardian making physical presence, to warn that if he cannot take everything out, then he will not be able to take anything. And the voice from beyond the grave rumbles all over the gloomy place, repeating threateningly: "All, or nothing..."


If the warning is not heeded, the door will close, the place will collapse or the daredevil will be attacked by the guardian and left there dead, lying on the treasure. That is why they speak of several skeletons found next to the riches. They were adventurers who disregarded the macabre order.


9.- Death awaits: It is traditional to believe that someone has to die when unearthing a treasure; therefore, someone will die by inhaling the fatal gases, or due to a curse, two out of five or three out of seven will die, because the guardian of the money will take revenge and this can be consummated days after the adventure. If this curse does not crystallize in the death of any of the explorers, then fatalism leads us to believe that the vengeance of the guardian spirit will charge its death fee to a relative of each of those who were going to die.


10.- Phantom Attack: Ghosts are ethereal beings, incapacitated to make physical contact with a human body. They can be heard, felt or seen, but they cannot and cannot touch us. So how could they harm us? Popular tradition says that the damage is only imaginary, its attack is psychological. They can attack us and make us feel pain and we can even see our blood flow from the wounds they cause us; but when we leave the treasure place, we will discover that our wounds either disappeared or never existed. Whoever resists the phantom attack may conquer the treasure, but whoever does not have sufficient capacity to resist it will appear dead, without traces of violence and will be judged to have died of a heart attack.


11.- Weapons and drinks: When looking for a treasure, one should not carry firearms or sharp-pointed weapons, because this will drive away the spirit that indicates the place because he wishes to deliver the treasure. In addition, weapons are signs of distrust, which is a sign of predisposition to violence out of greed, discontent, envy, greed and other passions that drive away benign spiritual forces and call evil beings. So when you don't look for treasures with a clean heart instead of riches, what you are going to get is a scare that can even cost you your life.


12.- Enchanted money: "That money is guarded by the greatest mere devil..."-it is heard by the peoples. It is believed that a demon is guarding a treasure since those riches are cursed for being a deposit of thieves and murderers, product of many crimes; and for having cost so much blood, they are "money of the Devil". Therefore, whoever tries to rescue those riches is going to be involved in a day of unbearable terror for any human being. This is how a whole range of mystical instruments comes out, such as the very special candles, candles, incense, lotions, prayers, pendants, amulets, medals, holy water, protective herbs and even blessed weapons to confront the demon moderately protected.


12.- Money moves: One more of the myths says that money moves through the earth. Thus, a treasure that was buried in a place will be found several meters removed from the original site. Another is that when the treasure hunter arrives at the coveted treasure box, he can be seen escaping through the earth and another well will have to be made to the side that left. It is common to find several wells in the same place because of the belief that the spirits are playing with us and are changing the place.


14.- Greed: It is said that when looking for a treasure, no one should carry greed or envy in his heart because the box will move, because the earth will harden and it will be impossible to continue the excavation or finally, the treasure will become something else. There are stories where envy is spoken of because they found excrement, glass, or charcoal instead of the coveted treasure.


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