Deducerdeducer wrote:Or he may have carved additional details on it, to either mislead or to force fit it to a treasure legend of some sort.Matthew Roberts wrote:Hello deducer,
I can't speak for Robert and why he rejected the H/P (Horse-Priest) stone. I'm not sure he totally rejected it, more that it was not needed as a piece of the puzzle as he interpreted it. Some people believe Tumlinson carved the Horse-Priest stone after he fond the other red sandstone maps. I don't know if he did or didn't.
If he did carve the HP stone it doesn't make it worthless or a fake or fraud as some have assumed. He very well could have carved it following some other map(s) or it could be a combination of all the other maps, or something entirely authentic and unique to it's own treasure. That is just my personal opinion on the subject.
That being said, I wonder how old the Peralta legend is, as well as the LDM story. Were these around and well known by the time Tumlinson drove by the Supes?
The Peralta family and there holdings were well know in the southwest mostly in cali I believe, That's why the stones are called the Peralta Stones. There's really no facts that I know of that states they were even aware of the stones. I don't believe they were and here's why. Two kids grow up best friends and trouble makers. (me)
One finds god and takes off to Minneapolis MN and becomes a ordain priest, The other struggles but in the end straightens up and gets a hobby of treasure hunting.
On a trip back from the supers I stop to visit my friend and out of my bag drops the photo's of the Stones I carry, He picks them up and says what you doing with Jesuits symbols in your bag and went on to tell me what a lot of them meant. I asked him how do you know what they are. Its the first thing you study. in collage
to become a priest. He all so said the order disbanded and most of there beliefs were lost to the new Jesuits that are here to day. Interesting to be just a fluke, huh
But the Peralta's could have been part of the Jesuits order, But he never heard of them, so I don't think so.
Just my thoughts on it Babymick1