DATELINE: Three Ring Circus
Terra cotta bomb casing.
After about a ten-minute recap of the previous two episodes, you are ready to hear that the incompetence and needless risk-taking is only just underway. Lost Gold of World War II is continuing on a new path of following in the footsteps of the defunct series about stolen Civil War gold last season.
Like Oak Island, the key is to have three digs going at once-and flipping back and forth for the attention deficit crowd. Under a waterfall, John Casey opines that it may be impossible to dig 300 feet, and in another hole where miners find concrete, it’s a dead end
Most interesting is a tunnel discovered by last year’s team. The father-son miners have already misidentified a knife, which now indicates gold hunters were already there. They also start to find hints of nitroglycerine. This volatile stuff could blow up at any time, but they are undaunted.
Last year’s bomb expert, Chad Higgenbottom, came by and located terra cotta booby traps: metal detectors would not help as these were made because of metal shortage during the war. He suggests K-9 bomb sniffers because of the dangers.
Other digging with the new motherly excavator operator hits bedrock and a dead end too.
Back in the States, Bingo learns more interesting details from the owner of the Las Vegas Sun who did studies on earlier treasure hunting by Ferdinand Marcos. But, the high point is always bomb sniffing by the dog named Drago. He gave them an all-clear, perhaps the most reliable info of the night.
No, there was no mention of what happened to Peter Struzzieri, last year’s brains behind the treasure hunt.