Sunday, November 20, 2011

Brewer Cave in Manti, Utah.

I don't really have much new information on Brewer's cave near Manti, Utah.  I have read as much as I can about it and there is much written.  I have even read accounts of people who knew John Brewer.  The ones who knew him vouched for him and the authenticity of the cave and artifacts. 

One thing I can add is knowledge of a person I'll call him Fred, that I have never met but I have talked to on the phone several times at length.  Fred has a lot of information on not only this story, which could be considered a treasure story, but other treasure stories that are out there related or having taken place in or near Utah.  For example, Montezuma and the three lakes near Kanab; the Lost Adams Diggings, Browns Park; the military stolen payroll near Castle Dale, Victorio Peak and more.  Fred knew Apache Jim personally and talked with him many times.  Fred says he even has some tape recordings of interviews with Apache Jim. 

Anyway Fred is not in any of the published accounts of Brewer's Cave.  Yet he says that John Brewer entrusted him as the caretaker of the cave.  According to this individual John did not trust another person, I'll call Clyde, who had been to the cave.  Clyde is a published author of several books.  One of his books deals with John Brewer's cave.  Fred has no desire to publish or come out of hiding. I did make him aware of the Ancient Lost Treasure forum and the recent news about the carbon testing of some of the artifacts from the cave.  Fred even said he posted on one of the threads but I couldn't find the post he mentioned.  I am inclined to believe that the John Brewer story is true.  Maybe not 100% true as there may be some exaggerations, lies or some things that were not revealed.  That there was a real cave with real artifacts I am inclined to believe.