G. Warren Shufelt
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|G. Warren Shufelt|
|Born||11 August 1886 |
Waterville, Lucas Co., Ohio
|Died||17 November 1957 (71) |
Los Angeles Co., California
|Burial||Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, CA|
|Known for||"Lost city" beneath Fort Moore Hill, Los Angeles|
George Warren Shufelt (August 11, 1886 - November 17, 1957) was an American mining engineer who claimed in 1933 to have uncovered ancient tunnels beneath the area of Fort Moore Hill in Los Angeles by using a radio x-ray device of his invention, having scouted the site based on a map owned by his mining partners, Rex I. McCreery and Ray Martin.
Catacomb City of the Lizard People
- "BURIED FORTUNE HUNT TO BEGIN, Quest to Start on Fort Moore Hill; If Doodle-Bugs Don't Lie, Here's Where", Los Angeles Times, 1933, https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef01156f2f0146970c-pi, "The three men who will make the search are Rex I. McCreery, G. Warren Shufelt and Ray Martin, who have confidence in the veracity of their doodlebug which, they assert, has indicated to them that there is gold in the hills."
- "TREASURE HUNT ON HILL TO REACH CLIMAX TODAY", Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 1933, https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef01156f2f0298970c-pi, "Working with [Shufelt] are Rex I. McCreery and Ray Martin, possessors of a mysterious ancient sheepskin map showing the location of buried gold which was concealed more than 100 years ago."
- "ANCIENT SHEEPSKIN MAP USED BY GOLD HUNTERS", Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 1933, https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef01156f2f0361970c-pi, "They hope to strike a tunnel which is shown on the map as having been dug nine feet below the surface and which was once used as a treasure storehouse, Shufelt said. With all the romantic marking of treasure maps, crosses, mysterious symbols and figures, the ancient scroll was consulted from time to time as the workmen bored into the sidewall of the shaft. The radio gold-finding machine invented by Shufelt was brought into requisition later in the day and through its findings an approximate location was set where the tunnel should be found."
- "SEEKERS AFTER GOLD FIND IT TO BE ELUSIVE", Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 1933, https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef01157025afab970b-pi
- "FORTUNE HUNT GROWING TENSE, Gold Detector Lowered Into Shaft on Fort Moore Hill and Excitement High", Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 1933, https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef01157025b06c970b-pi
- "CATACOMBS UNDER CITY DECLARED GOLD-FILLED", Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 1933, https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef01157025b183970b-pi, "The contract expired and the search has ceased, at least temporarily[...] In petitioning the Board of Supervisors for an extension of their contract, Shufelt stated he has completed a very thorough survey of the hill with his radio contraption and has arrived at the following conclusions: Fort Moore Hill hides a labyrinth of tunnels with a total length of 1900 feet and rooms embracing 9000 square feet of floor space. There are at least sixteen places where gold is buried or concealed in vaults."
- "GOLD HUNT RESUMES AT OLD FORT, Supervisors Renew Permit to Diggers in Quest of Spanish Treasure", Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 1933, https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef01157025b2d3970b-pi
- Bosquet, Jean (29 Jan. 1934), "LIZARD PEOLPE'S CATACOMB CITY HUNTED; Engineer Sinks Shaft Under Fort Moore Hill to Find Maze of Tunnels and Priceless Treasures of Legendary Inhabitants - DID STRANGE PEOPLE LIVE UNDER SITE OF LOS ANGELES 5000 YEARS AGO?", Los Angeles Times LIII: 1, 5 — page 1, page 5
- Mills, Kyle Grace (2014), Gold, Glory, and Lizard People: An Obsessive Hunt for Treasure in Depression-Era LA, larkmagazine.com, https://web.archive.org/web/20140721230936/https://larkmagazine.com/gold-glory-and-lizard-people/
- Mining engineer G. Warren Shufelt with radio X-ray device for underground observations, Los Angeles, 1934 or 1935, ucla.edu/L.A. Times, https://dl.library.ucla.edu/islandora/object/edu.ucla.library.specialCollections.latimes:5644, "George Warren Shufelt, in leather jacket and tie, seated on folding stool, hat near feet, operating cylindrical, tripod-mounted radio X-ray device in search of gold and archaeological finds, on rocky area with houses in background"
- Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 22 June 2019), memorial page for George Warren Shufelt (11 Aug 1886–17 Nov 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24899614, citing Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by brenda Kidd Shufeldt (contributor 46944732) .