Montezuma’s gold hidden in Kanab? History Channel goes on Aztec treasure hunt in Kane County

Scott Wolter, host of "America Unearthed," searches for Montezuma's treasure, Kanab, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of H2, St. George News

SOUTHERN UTAH – H2, a History Channel network, will air a new episode of the hit show “America Unearthed” Saturday night. The episode, which follows host Scott Wolter’s search for Montezuma’s legendary treasure, was filmed in Kanab.

“In this episode, Scott receives a tip that the legendary treasure of Montezuma’s Gold — the entire treasure of the Aztec empire — may be hidden in Southern Utah,” a press release from H2 said.

The production company behind the show worked with the Kane County Film Commission in producing the episode. Kanab resident Lon Childs is featured in the show, discussing Montezuma’s legendary treasure as he opens his property, located north of Kanab, to the film crew and the show’s host.

In the episode, entitled “Montezuma’s Gold,” forensic geologist Wolter receives a mysterious package indicating that a legendary treasure is hidden in Southern Utah. When a journalist explains to Wolter that the entire treasure of the Aztec empire may be hidden in a manmade tunnel system in Kane County, Wolter sets out for sunny Southern Utah on a quest to separate fact from fiction and, just maybe, find the fabulous treasure that has eluded historians and treasure hunters for centuries.

Scott Wolter, host of "America Unearthed," searches for Montezuma's treasure, Kanab, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of H2, St. George News
Scott Wolter, host of “America Unearthed,” searches for Montezuma’s treasure, Kanab, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of H2, St. George News

“Through the investigation,” the press release said, “Scott learns about the Aztec king Montezuma, cryptic symbols possibly used for navigation, and a deadly curse that may be all too real.”

As Wolter prepares to dive into the depths of a haunted underwater chamber in scenic Southern Utah, he may unearth not only Montezuma’s legendary treasure but the very secrets of the Aztec Empire.

The episode will air Saturday night at 7 p.m. MST, according to the press release.


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  • unworthy dancing infidel November 29, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I have heard these stories before. The last one I heard, I was informed that the divers who were also following the same clues, into the same underwater chamber…..never surfaced again. Hope Wolters re-surfaces from his dive.

  • PROTECT THE SHEEP November 29, 2014 at 4:11 pm


    • Zonkerb November 29, 2014 at 11:17 pm

      Hey does the LDS church get their 10 percent.?

      • Zonkerb sucks December 1, 2014 at 9:52 pm

        The female hygiene product ZONKERB once again shows how to be a complete idiot.

  • Robert Shrewsbury November 29, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Aztec Treasure by Kanab, yes I think so!

  • Chris November 29, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    From time to time, these stories of Montezuma’s gold surface. They are always completely ridiculous. No one can explain how tons of gold could have been transported from what is now Mexico City to Kanab across numerous mountain ranges and large rivers, and for what reason. Anyone who seriously believes these stories is stupid.

    • T November 30, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      To this day, nobody really knows how the Egyptians could have possibly built the pyramids in the time frame they managed to do it, or with the tools they had available, yet we can still see them today… never underestimate the resourcefulness of ancient people.

      But yeah, it’s most likely a myth.

      • Robb Willie December 1, 2014 at 11:14 am

        Explaining the pyramids is not hard. The Egyptians had an almost inexhaustible amount of free labor that they did not care about.

      • Chris December 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm

        You are wrong. It has been quite well explained how the pyramids were constructed.

    • Brian December 1, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      Sorry, but but transporting tons of gold wouldn’t have been particularly hard for them if they had a good reason. Look at how much the Hopewell Indians (AKA mound builders) accomplished, and how advanced they were in science and astronomy. Moving a few tons of gold would be nothing. It’s easy to think of past civilizations backwards bumpkins that barely scraped by, but in many cases that couldn’t be further from the truth. Bring one of them into our lives and their biggest challenge would be not getting fat, but most American’s wouldn’t survive a month in their shoes.

  • Koolaid November 29, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Isn’t Montezuma’s Gold a tequila? While swimming around underwater and exploring those caves, keep your eyes open for some golden plates that somehow just mysteriously disappeared almost 2 centuries ago. Nobody has seen them since. Of course, I think nobody saw them in the first place, but keep your eyes open. They might magically reappear.

    • tight magic undies November 30, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      Magic. Them gold plates are magic.

  • KX November 29, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    It’s funny to say the least. Our exploration company headed by Robert Kryder has already “Unearthed” this find. If the History Channle wants to know where it is then all they have to do is ask.

    • Chris December 1, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      What is funny is Robert Kryder and his “exploration” company.

  • KX November 29, 2014 at 7:14 pm


  • An actual Independent November 30, 2014 at 6:26 am

    I used to love the history Channel(s), but they’ve gone to the lunatic fringe reality TV side. This clown was looking for the Lost Ark in the Grand Canyon in one episode. His “evidence” was that legend said it would be in a hidden cave. They stood on the rim, got out a rope, and said it wasn’t long enough to rappel all the way to the bottom. So, obviously, that meant there was a cave they couldn’t reach and it contained the Ark. I saw two more similar episodes, and haven’t watched again. What a joke.

    • Steve November 30, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Amen. Even if there is some truth to the Montezuma’s gold stories, so much of this article and the promotion of the ridiculous TV show is nothing but sensationalism. The History Channel needs to go back to real history.

    • Koolaid December 1, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Maybe he’ll find all the guns that people said Obama would take.

      • PROTECT THE SHEEP December 1, 2014 at 2:43 pm

        If he does find them he’ll have to hide them even better because that Obama is still out looking for those guns!!!

  • barry November 30, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Have you seen treasure island, what a joke, the two brothers look like fools. I don’t watch the history channel any more, it is geared to idiots that really believe what they are selling.

    • Zonkerb November 30, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      LOL you got the JOKE part right because thats all it is

  • ladybugavenger November 30, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Montezuma’s revenge

  • PROTECT THE SHEEP November 30, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    did u guys see that episode where they found bigfoot? has to be legit right?

  • Brian December 1, 2014 at 9:21 am

    I’ve watched a bunch of these episodes, and they’re just entertainment. There isn’t a lot of science going on, and Wolter likes to cherry-pick and misrepresent facts to meet his own agenda. That being said, I’m familiar with the Kanab stories and enjoyed the episode. But he sure gave up easy! I would have liked to have seen a lot more effort put into the dredging. And the amber snail and federal government can take a flying leap. The only place on earth that this endangered snail exists is this one property owners 3 ponds? Talk about misrepresenting science to meet your agenda! And how did they determine that in the first place? Trespassing, no doubt. Screw the feds.

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