From Kook Science
Ray Martin (also given as Roy Martin) was a named partner of G. Warren Shufelt and Rex I. McCreery in an abortive 1933 mining venture at Fort Moore Hill in Los Angeles, California, the plan based on an ancient sheepskin map and a "radio x-ray" device that allegedly mapped underground tunnels filled with gold.
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