Monthly Archives: April 2015

R.I.P. Bill Pierce

It is with heavy heart that the Treasure Authors Xchange announces the passing of Bill Pierce.  Co-Owner Harley Bissell shares the following:

I first met Bill when he was still in the United States. He was a very good jet engine mechanic and worked for the major airlines. Eventually he went to Scotland and married a lass there. He seemed to make annual flights back  to the US. As fellow members of George Ober’s digital dowsers we met in late 1999. We also shared space in the International Society of Dowsers which is a  non-affiliated group controlled by the American Society of Dowsers.

In his free time he served as a consultant and dowser on many  treasure expeditions. When it came to stateside trips they were for family and treasure. He was the dowsing expert on several forums. I enjoyed his many emails and things he forwarded of a technical nature such as links to do-it-yourself hydrogen cars.  The title refers to his involvement with his wife in amateur theatre productions. Feel free to add your memories. This post will rest in the memory halls of TreasureAuthorsXchange as long as it remains.

Harley Bissell

Announcing “Digger” Daniel Lowe

The following comes directly from Daniel Lowe’s own blog site and is reprinted with permission for the awareness of guests of this site.  Dan has been a close friend for nearly 15 years and I cannot say enough good things about his work or his character.  Dan has supported one of my own endeavors, the Treasures of Utah message boards as an Administrator and as a frequent contributor for 15 years.  During this time, Dan has made himself available as a friend, as a guide and as a story teller.  Dan’s passion and interests are proudly displayed in his book. The Treasures of Utah and The Mysteries of the West which he has made available for sale on the Treasure Authors Exchange.

Dan is also an avid blogger and has some additional items for sale on his own site as well. Dan’s blog,  Tuscoro contains many of his stories not featured in his books and also contains sales information for additional books he has to offer, original photographs that are being sold for framing and his wonderful rendition of the Spanish Master Map.  Look for more from Dan who has only begun to share his knowledge, experience and insights with the general public.


About Daniel Lowe

My name is Daniel Lowe, some call me Digger. I am a private researcher of the past, an amateur archaeologist to be politically correct. I have no certificate hanging on my wall to evidence my knowledge or experience. I grew up in UtahCounty and have been in the business of Roofing my entire life but I have no certificate to prove that either. My involvement in the hunt for the hidden treasure began at a very early age. My mother and my father were constantly heading for the deserts and mountains following up on stories handed down often from my grandfather, Ira Thornton who in some accounts had personal knowledge of the events. My family has a rich history in days of the founding of Utah; my family was a part in a large way of those first immigrants that came here. Although I enjoyed chasing the stories of bank robberies, stage coach or train robberies and the like, my interests were much deeper. My interests have always been in the mysterious Native American Indian, as to who they were, where did they come from, who wrote upon the rocks and what does it mean? Because of these things and the fact that Utah and Arizona seem to have many periods of the past which has changed the geography, and drastically in many cases, and having a belief in a young earth as apposed to a 4.5 billion year old earth, my interests have also included the ancient geography of the west and especially in BC times.

My main topics of interest are the ancient geography, the Native American and those whom they decend from, today’s DNA research although still in its infancy, has brought to light validation of many things I had supposed for so long, even things none had considered. My interests lie in the Native American Petroglyphs and my studies of near 30 years of them has proven to me several times over that it is a written language, just as the Egyptian hieroglyphs but with some different rules. It has also proven to me that it is a simple form of hieroglyph in fact, and likely, the original hieroglyph symbol base system for most if not all hieroglyphic writings known today. I am still to this day looking for just that one student who is interested enough to continue my research, and the research of LaVan Martineau whose theory of the Native American Petroglyphs is a written language and to take all that I have acquire with respect to it and take it even further than I have ever supposed could be done.

My research and my interests in the past history of constantly digging deeper into the many very old publications written at the hand of those early explorers who first came and saw this place and encountered those who were here, talked with them and lived with them and wrote there legends and stories in order to preserve what ever this people still remembered or knew about their past, it is because of this; that my path has often came to the Spanish lore of hidden treasure.

As fascinating as it all is and laden with mystery which is the thing which drives me most and the thrill of finding the truth of it, I could not help but entertain the stories, collect them and study the things they spoke of. It seemed to fit right in with my already love of the mysteries of the past. Although not my main interest, it would seem that the more I was disinterested, the more others would open up and seemed to be more willing to share what they knew. I have been very fortunate in the materials and information I have collected over the years.

In return and to cure my need to share, and my need to support my young family as injuries of the past have left me limited and I’m just plain getting old, I have written several books for the purpose of sharing my findings of many years and I have created this blog to extend the need to share and continue this research, not only for the purpose of encouraging others to get out of the house with the family, turn off that lying TV and get out there and experience the truth, to delve into the hundreds of books of the past which contain many things that would astound you! But also for the purpose of finding those who are capable of helping to further this research by donation, participation or even both. Regardless, I sincerely hope that you enjoy and appreciate all that I hope to share here at

My colleagues and friends are many and from many professions in life. With their permissions the following are many who participate in one way or another. Perhaps you may know one of them or even more.

Celebrate our launch with a give-away.

Treasure Authors Exchange would like to welcome everyone to the page and to celebrate with authors and customers alike.  Co-Owner Harely Bissell has donated a wine voucher worth $100 on a $160 purchase through  The voucher is good through May and will be awarded to the 77th customer to make a purchase through Treasure Authors Exchange.

Since we don’t want it to go to waste, anyone who would be willing to use it please identify yourself, you can post directly to the comments area with a name and email address.  If we don’t have 77 customers before the end of April we will have a random drawing of the prize.  If only one person asks for it, that person will be the backup winner so what do you have to lose?  Good Luck and welcome to Treasure Authors Exchange!

Treasure in the News: Out of the Closet

Re-posting this from a story I viewed recently online.  The story can be found easily on many sites, but often the news sites that run these stories are bogged down with pop-ups, adds, videos and other things that make reading a good story tedious and frustrating.  Consistent with Treasure Authors Exchange’s mission statement,  this story is presented with the idea in mind of educating the reader on one of many possible search zones for cache sites.  Whether it’s a home you have permission to search, a family members, or even that home you just moved into, homes present many possible hiding spots and educating yourself on where to search and what to look for could improve oyur chances of a major recovery.

Reddit user, EvilEnglish, hit the grandparent jackpot with his PopPop and Nana. Not only did his grandmother read him Treasure Island as a kid, sparking a lifelong desire to find a secret fortune of his own someday, she also inadvertently made his wish come true. His grandparents left him their farmhouse in Tennessee, and when he went to the house to clean it up, he noticed a very dirty carpet. He decided to get rid of it, and when he lifted the filthy adornment to throw it away, he made a once-in-a-lifetime discovery—a hidden safe!

He tried for days to crack the lock on the concrete safe himself with no avail. Finally, he called a locksmith, who broke it open. EvilEnglish said that his grandparents were avid collectors, so he knew the safe would be filled with interesting stuff, but he never imagined this!

While cleaning out his grandparents’ house, he happened upon this musty old closet.


Behind the door he found a truly dirty carpet. Who wouldn’t want to get rid of it?



Hmmm…what’s that?


A secret safe? This MIGHT be too good to be true.


He tried to open the sucker himself, but the safe was stubborn, and a locksmith had to be called in to crack it open.


Finally! The lock was removed from the safe…



He pulled it open and…


…A pile of bricks, and water damage. He was almost disappointed, but persevered. What could be beneath the bricks?


This coin book from 1937 looks mushy on the outside, but all the money inside was found in pristine condition…and there’s more!


Even more coin books!


This is just a third of what they found in the safe. They decided to dive back in to see what other treasures they could find.


They found some old soaked dollar bills…


They found even more coins…


Some were rare and beautiful…


They also found pistols, wristwatches, and…


…a rusted toolbox?


Nope! Not tools. In the decrepit box they found piles of jewelry, and best of all…


…bars of silver! Now that’s a true treasure!



Announcing Dell Winders

Treasure Psychic Bar

Treasure Authors Exchange is pleased to announce new downloads courtesy of Dell Winders.  Known as The Treasure Psychic, Dell has extensive experience with dowsing and long range detectors and will share his insights on these and other topics.  Keep an eye out on the Treasure Trove Sales section as we make his files available.  Treasure Authors Exchange is excited to be working with Dell and we welcome his additions to the site.

On behalf of Dell, we are also sharing with readers a Go Fund Me on Dell’s behalf.  You can learn more about Dell at his GoFundMe link.  We encourage those that are able to help us assist a friend to the site who has made his contributions to so many for so long.