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These Friends Hid $10,000 In Cash And Are Posting Clues For You To Go Treasure Hunting

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These Friends Hid $10,000 In Cash And Are Posting Clues For You To Go Treasure Hunting

Has lockdown easing taken its toll on your bank balance? After a year stuck indoors, does the thought of saying no to plans make you shudder, and you're down at the bar to meet your friends faster than you can say 'make mine a large one'? Us too.

But it looks as if we can kiss our money troubles goodbye thanks to one particularly philanthropic pair, who are giving away $10,000 in cash (that's around £7243.75 in sterling) in a huge treasure hunt.

Over $10,000 has been hidden somewhere in Utah (Credit: Facebook - David Cline)
Over $10,000 has been hidden somewhere in Utah (Credit: Facebook - David Cline)

Titled 'The Utah Treasure Hunt', the generous couple wanted to cheer people up afters several months' worth of lockdown, enforced by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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But while David and John thought their treasure would be found in at least a month, they were left stunned when the $5000 cash prize was dug up just four days later.

"We wanted to do something that would give everyone a way to safely get outside and have fun," the pair explained on their website. "We completely underestimated the response and talent of people who would search."

The money is hidden somewhere in Utah (Credit: Unsplash)
The money is hidden somewhere in Utah (Credit: Unsplash)

Now, the pair have upped the winnings to $10,000 (all of their own money) and have now set out a list of clues which, when solved correctly, will lead to the treasure.

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The second treasure hunt was announced on Facebook, with pictures of the money and a poem which has several clues.

Additional clues will be uploaded every Friday - with the pair only so far revealing that the treasure is not on a ski resort, or buried 'six feet under'.

And word of the treasure hunt has spread across America, with over 1000 people from states as far away as Hawaii and Atlanta thought to be taking part.

Speaking on Fox News about his kind endeavour, David explained: "There's a lot of people out there that just love a good treasure hunt.

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$10000 has been buried somewhere in Utah (Credit: Facebook - David Cline)
$10000 has been buried somewhere in Utah (Credit: Facebook - David Cline)

"It's kind of exciting that ... it's like one of the only things in all of our society that kind of transcends, you know, political lines and everything. Everyone loves a treasure hunt.

"For us, the joy of it is just kind of watching families and friends and couples and everybody just get out into the mountains and discover new places and have a great time doing it.

"There is something fun about kind of sitting back and just seeing, you know, thousands of people try and solve your riddle as they wander the mountains."

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We're booking our plane tickets already...

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: News, Money, US News

Kimberley Bond
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