Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Swift Interview

    It was a very interesting day April, 26. A production crew from KET (Kentucky Educational Television) taped a segment of yours truly discussing the background and lore around the famous legend of John Swift and his mysterious silver mines and treasure. I met up with the crew at Sky Bridge in the Red River Gorge and after a short hike down beneath the rock arch they video taped me discussing what I have come to know about the search and treasure.
    Basically, the short segment will focus more on the legends background and how long the story has been around rather than giving clues on searching for the supposedly hidden treasure. I hope that viewers will take away the importance of the history of the legend and not the debate whether silver and the mines ever existed. As I note in the interview, the beauty of the whole legend is just how long the search has been going on and how the legend originated at least as early as the first famous pioneers entered the wilderness that was to become Kentucky.
KET production crew setting up for interview
    It could not have been a better day for being in the great outdoors. And it is always great enjoyment for me to get back into the Red River country. The spot chosen was interesting enough near the mouth of Swift Creek which takes its name from the legendary character and tale of lost treasure. It was a fun experience and certainly a chance to acquaint new folks with the oldest treasure legend in Kentucky. At this time I do not know the air date of the episode but was promised I would be notified in advance. Hopefully, I will have enough advance notice to pass along the air dates here to those who may be interested.
    And, of course, to all those serious and dedicated searchers out there that happen across this site I did the interview from the perspective that my interest and passion for the treasure story is the story itself. I admit that there are many out there still searching every spare moment and they know far more details and clues than I do. But, as I understand, this short episode will just provide and overview of the famous legend.
    Thanks for stopping by the site and please browse through past posts. Many of them give more details and clues about the lost treasure as well as many other interesting places in Kentucky.  

    And if your are interested in a good story about the legendary treasure, check out my book  Swift at It is a safe and secure place to by many great books that will promptly be shipped to you. You can also find the book at most popular online sites. The book can also be purchased through most bookstores. Thanks for stopping by.

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