A man uncovered a bag filled with guns, knives and jewellery whilst out fishing on a lake, admitting he believed he’d found a haul of murder weapons.
J.P. Robinette was out on Fort Loudoun Lake, Louisville, Tennessee, with his father, Joe Robinette, when they arrived across the “buried treasure.”
J.P. 22, who produced the amazing uncover on Monday, discussed to Newsweek the h2o degree of the lake is exceptionally lower at this time of year.
He explained: “My dad’s line snagged on some thing in the water so he stepped out on to a protruding rock, possibly six toes off the shore, to check out and no cost his lure.
“Whilst standing on this rock in the water, he found a backpack submerged to his left, only about 3 feet deep or so this time of year.
“We assumed it was a tackle bag an individual lost from their boat. It was protected in lures in which other fisherman had snagged it.”
They grabbed a tree branch and fished the “sporty and modern-day” bag out the drinking water, but they were not ready for what was inside.
J.P., who said he and his dad, 51, are eager “fishing hobbyists,” ongoing: “The zippers have been rusted shut so we cut open the major pocket with a knife. That is when we noticed two revolver butts sticking out. I imagined we had just located a murder weapon.
“It was really exciting. We figured they had been in all probability associated in some form of crime so we known as the Blount County Sheriff’s Dept. and let them know we located a sunken bag of firearms.”
An officer was named to the scene and they went as a result of the contents of the bag, as J.P. famous “it was incredibly heavy.”
He stated the haul, stating: “There ended up becoming 4-5 antique revolvers, and 8-10 knives of differing styles.
“There have been also a number of stones in the bag, seemingly to weigh it down. Then, the officer slash open the more compact pocket in the backpack and located a plastic trash bag total of jewellery, watches, collectible spoons, and so forth.
“I felt like we experienced just found buried treasure! It was enjoyable to learn.”
J.P. claimed there was also a ring in the bag, which officers from The Blount Co. Sheriff’s Dept. have now shared on their Facebook webpage, in a bid to keep track of down the owner.
“I think they have a Walland Middle Faculty class ring on their Fb website page to see if any individual can discover it,” he mentioned.
The cops posted a image of a placing purple ring to the social media internet site on Tuesday, declaring: “We are searching for the operator of this course ring that was turned above to the Sheriff’s Office environment Monday by a citizen who recovered it in one of our waterways.
“This ring, which appears to be a man’s ring, is from the former Walland Middle School. Remember to share this put up so we can discover the operator of this piece of memorabilia!”
J.P. shared a image of the extraordinary find to Reddit on Monday, in which it is previously amassed additional than 90,000 upvotes.
He advised Newsweek: “I did not get a fantastic search at the jewelry, but a large amount of Redditors seemed to consider the watch you can see in the image is a Rolex.”
J.P. claimed it was a uncommon find, as he additional: “I have heard tales below and there of fisherman getting criminal offense scenes and these in the lake, but I had not till Monday.
“I would say it’s somewhat exceptional in the fishing community since it gets to be community legend each individual time one thing like it takes place!
“My dad likes to “treasure hunt” for misplaced lures, and I have mates who hunt arrow heads and such on our lakebeds, but I’m typically just trying to capture a fish in advance of it truly is time to depart.”
Newsweek arrived at out to Blount Co. Sheriff’s Dept. for comment.