Thursday, August 19, 2010

Roger McWhorter: There's Gold in Them Thar Parks

There's also, uh, eccentrics at local council meetings. Hiwassee, Georgia, resident Roger McWhorter recently attended a Florence Council meeting at which he stated DeSoto's gold could be buried in this area--more specifically, McFarland Park and under an unnamed street. Above is the map of DeSoto's travels in the Southeast, so you be the judge.

What was McWhorter's actual intent? While we're unsure of that, we have found where as recently as 2004 McWhorter was touting his invention as a means to find buried explosives. Does his device work for even that?

In May 2008 we published a blog on a supposedly lost H-Bomb from 1961 (Lionel Terry: He Died to Protect an H-Bomb); certainly this incident at the Four Corners area of Utah was not isolated. There were many such incidents listed in the 1992 Federal report on past accidents involving nuclear weapons in the U.S.

One of these lost explosive devices was the 1958 Tybee bomb:

The bomb was released after the B-47 was severely damaged in a mid-air collision with an Air Force F-86 Saberjet fighter during a military training exercise.

Col. Howard Richardson, the bomber’s pilot, dropped the 7,600 pound Mark 15 nuclear bomb in an effort to save his plane. crew and area residents after deciding to try to land the badly crippled aircraft at Hunter Air Field.

It seems that after the release of the 1992 report, many individuals in both the private and public sectors saw the need to find the bomb, but had little luck. In 2004, McWhorter joined one of the search teams:

This time his team included a pair of professional divers and electronics expert Roger McWhorter, who brought along a special device he was developing to detect both nuclear and conventional explosives from a distance.

The team placed the unusual device, referred to as a “Harmonic Resonant Molecular Field Locating Transducer”, at several locations on beaches bordering the sound to triangulate the precise spot where radiation was previously detected before sending the divers down to collect soil samples in the area.

Roger McWhorter's device failed to find the infamous Tybee bomb. Is there any reason to believe his gold-sniffing project will produce better results?


If you would like to read more about the Tybee bomb, here's the most complete site on the web: Link


How safe is State of Alabama Work Release? Our opinion is very safe, but not extremely safe. Our opinion is also that the rules and regulations of such programs change at the vagaries of the current governor and other elected officials.

When Don Siegelman became governor, he immediately recalled all state work release inmates who had a vehicular homicide conviction. Did that make the public safer? No, but it pleased Siegelman who had been severely injured some years before by a drunk driver.


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