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Mysterious Rock Formation Discovered in Utah

A Mystery Debunked

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Categories & Site Details: Camping & Hiking, Gold, Gold & Doubloons, Mysteries, Spanish History

Friday 1/19/18

A friend of Treasures in America called Timothy Draper Friday evening to explain how he stumbled across something as he was flying his drone. He mentioned that he may need help because he could have found something that needs more looking into. He started off by sending Timothy his drone footage. Within a few minutes, Timothy could tell that this was an awesome discovery and it may or may not be something very important to his Spanish history research.

Now Treasures in America does not usually share things like this but the team gets asked all the time “What are you guys currently working on?’  To say the least, we do have many secrets that we don’t share with the public but we are working on ideas on how to share without giving away too much information. This is a small insight into the story.

After a good long conversation with the 3rd party person (friend of TIA’s), Timothy decided that the best thing to do is get out there and collect some evidence of the site. We came up with a plan and found the best way into the site.  We have a lot of equipment and it’s very important to go with the best route possible. It took some 4 wheels driving and some off-trail hiking but we were able to get to the site without any problems. Once at the site, we did take many pictures along with setting up the drone to get a birds-eye-view of these large man-made structures.


As of now, we are still working on finding facts. Some kind of data that we can look at and feel confident to move forward on this project. Questions like:


  • Was it made recently?
  • How old is it?
  • Why was it constructed?
  • Could it be linked to something important?
  • Could it be connected to lost history?


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Moving Forward

The Treasures in America’s team will continue to work on this project until we feel that the questions have been answered or until we debunk the mystery at this site. We are bringing in the teams Archaeologist Steve Shaffer to further examine the structures. We will give updates as we find more. If anyone has any information they would like to share with us, please contact us and we’ll get back to you.

Remember, discoveries happen all the time. Always keep your eyes out for anything that doesn’t seem natural. If you do find something, please do not disturb the area and seek out help. Find your adventure and get outdoors.

Update 1/09/19

After a thorough excursion with team members and other partners that help TIA investigate history sites, we have determined that the site was not ancient nor linked to any Spanish activity.

There were a few clues that that didn’t add up and I’m going to explain a few in hopes that you can learn from us and use this information out in the field.

  1. The rocks appeared to be newly laid in this formation. There were no dirt, mud, or signs of the rocks resting in the spot for a long period of time.
  2. There was no lichen present which is not always found but in this area, we found other rocks that did have lichen on them just 20′ feet away. If lichen was found, we could have used the color and size to get a rough date.
  3. After examining the site, Timothy Draper used Google Earth to get a birds-eye view of the area and within a few minutes, he found a trail that leads to the rock formation. At first, he thought it may have been a horse trail but after further research, he found that it was a four-wheeler track that seemed to be around 10-15 years old. He was able to revisit the area for the 3rd time to see the tracks with his own two eyes.
  4. After contacting a few local people TIA was surprised to find out that others found the site as well and didn’t remember any strange rocks foundations years prior.
  5. Last but not least, this is the kicker. After using Google Earth once again only setting the history back in time, it clearly showed the rock formation in the present time but not 10 years ago.

So clearly some research, reaching out to people and using a powerful tool like Google Earth help our investigation to clarify that the rocks were made by man and in the last 10 years. This was a little disappointing but at the same time, TIA wants to focus on real sites and not waste time on fake ones.

Everyone stay safe out there and don’t be afraid to reach out to us if you need help and remember, Find Your Adventure