Is Rome New York’s Greatest Conspiracy Theory Lost Gold?
When you put conspiracy theory and Rome, New York together, your mind might start to assume it deals with the former Griffiss Air Force Base right? Shockingly, this story deals with lost gold.
Is there really buried treasure in Rome that no one knows about? Rumors all over the internet, outside of Rome, state that gold was left behind from the Revolutionary War. Is there any truth behind those rumors, though? Most Central New Yorkers have never heard of this legend, and maybe that's exactly what it is.
The lost gold of Rome is broken down to two rumors from Treasure Net:
1) One has to do with Brevet General Barry St. Leger. It's believed that after he failed to take over what is now Fort Stanwix, he retreated and buried a small chest which included gold bars and coins. The chest is believed to be buried somewhere in a farm field in Rome. This farm field is allegedly off of Old Route 69 near the Oriskany Battlefield.
2) The second rumor talks about the British fleeing the area of Fort Stanwix, trying to escape to Canada. They took a cannon with them that had gold stashed in it. As they were fleeing, they had to get rid of the cannon (maybe it was slowing them down), so they ditched it in a swamp off of what is now Old Route 69.
Both rumors involve Route 69 and Oriskany.....and swamps. Is anyone treasure hunting in that part of Rome? Do you think it's possible? Do you think there could be some hidden treasures from The Revolutionary War Era, hidden in Rome?
Take A Look Inside The Abandoned ShoppingTown Mall In Dewitt, NY
Proposers will need to have a demonstrated history of producing "high quality projects," according to the statement. They will also need to produce financial information related to the project."According to CNY Central, proposals are due by 4PM on April 27th. You can find them online here. Jordan Harmon was able to tour the property and take plenty of photos recently with permission from Onondaga County:
The main purpose of this shoot was to document this historical structure before any alterations occur. I grew up with this mall, I can remember coming here as a kid. This was the place my family did our back to school shopping and the place where I’d blow my allowance at Fun Junction playing laser tag. To see it now is shocking to say the least. The former owner of the mall clearly made no effort to maintain it, let alone stop the hundreds of leaks in the roof.