Legends of lost treasure around the Superstition Mountains in Arizona have brought up more history than just the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine. The Peralta Stone maps illuminated the historical mining district but an old man wandering the desert told of a deeper story. Was he a descendent of the Peralta’s? The man’s story focused on an ancient or primitive spiral staircase cut straight down into the desert floor. Was it the Spanish conquistadore’s who cut this tunnel down into the ground?
It is obvious why someone would take the time to cut a primitive shaft with steps leading down into the desert floor. In primitive times before drilling equipment was available, desert people needing water had to hand dig their water wells. Cutting steps enabled them to climb in and out efficiently and was simple. After the work was done, they could simply lower a bucket on a rope to get water for people and animals. Selecting the location in the desert floor before the mountainous area would have simplified the work since it placed the miners closer to the underground water table. This convenient location could provide a rest area or campsite to The Peralta’s carrying heavy loads of gold out of the superstition mountains. Legend has it, at the bottom of the well awaited The Surprise of a Lifetime for those who accidentally found it.
Lost Treasure of Gold in the Superstition mountain legends of Arizona.
Now that we have an idea of who would dig such a hidden treasure tunnel in the Arizona desert floor en route to the Peralta Gold Mines Hidden in the Superstition mountains, and why they might have hand dug such a treasure cave, Let’s get on to the story of the lost treasure.
The story of lost treasure in the Superstition mountains continues that whomever hand dug the tunnel leading down the spiral staircase found something unexpected at the bottom, perhaps one hundred feet down or more. Legend implies there was an underground stream, with a waterfall that was part of a vast system of underground caverns in the Arizona desert and superstition mountain area. These caverns were said to have been inhabited by a cannibalistic race of red haired giants who were not friendly to their surprise guests who may have dropped in on them unexpectedly.
At the bottom of the spiral staircase, The lost treasure tunnel filled with gold was said to branch off in two directions, upstream and downstream following the water. The pathway littered with ancient relics of primitive tools used to dig the shaft along with old Spanish armor and swords were allegedly strewn about as if a great fight had occurred unexpectedly quite some time ago. Perhaps hundreds of years have passed since this treasure was supposedly hidden in the Arizona desert. Was it the Peralta family? The Peralta Stone Maps and history of the Superstition mountains enlighten the possibility.
The mystery of the lost treasure in the Superstition mountains of the Arizona Desert continues that past the underground waterfall the system of caverns led to the lair of a red haired giant complete with primitive wooden furniture such as a table and chairs. The treasure hoard said to be left hidden here described very old Spanish gold and silver coins, containers of vast exquisite gemstones, Gold Bars, and a collection of clothing reported as monks robes, Spanish armor and weapons, all very old. One possible explanation of this legend if true, could be the original spiral staircase tunnel was dug for water, accidentally unsealing a new entrance to the giants den. It could be the cannibalistic red haired giant ate his surprise guests, and kept their things as gifts, marveling at the sheer beauty of gemstones and gold sparkling in the light. Imagine how pretty would be giant emeralds and rubies encased in gold crosses and other lost treasure objects of antiquity? The fully dressed skeleton of the giant was said to still be in the cavern, adorned with priceless jewelry, along with a very old Spanish parchment treasure map of the Superstition mountains. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0kCi-BO-9IgM9amWh4WMYA