Leaping leprechauns is it March already? There’s gold raining from ceilings in France. Okay well it’s just ONE ceiling but it’s a lot of gold!
Several un-named workers at French Champagne company Alexandre Bonnet uncovered a bonafide stash of 497 gold coins hidden in the attic ceiling. When a worker hit the ceiling with a crow-bar, the gold coins rained down on the workers’ heads.
It’s the most exciting discovery – or the most devastating leprechaun loss – since construction workers in Albany, Australia uncovered a secret hoard of gold coins in the mud beneath an old Freemason’s Hotel.
At this point you might think that construction workers are the luckiest trade people on the planet and you might be right. After all you rarely read of plumbers finding gold…
Er wait. Scratch that. In San Diego last year a plumber named Serafin Trevino discovered 8 rolls of gold coins buried in a yard along with the drainage pipes he was hired to repair.
Okay so the lesson here, if you want to find a leprechaun’s gold, become a construction worker or a plumber. Or at least learn to pose as one.
But it’s worth recalling one thing at this point, the so-called “Leprechaun’s Curse.” Remember, for every treasure found, there’s a treasure lost and more than likely an angry leprechaun spell.
Remember the huge pot of ancient coins, the so-called Frome Hoard, discovered in England unleashed a terrible Leprechaun curse on unsuspecting chef and metal detectorist Dave Crisp.
Until I hear back from Mr. Crisp himself to confirm or deny the reports, I can only conclude that he has been over-run by curse-related concerns: falling soufflés and burning bread, disappearing pants, missing keys.
Now granted, a Leprechaun Curse is not nearly as severe as being cursed by a mummy or a demon. In fact, on the scale of curses, it’s a bit like comparing the common cold to ebola. However as we all know, what a leprechaun may lack in lethality, he or she makes up for in persistence! I’m talking about a lifetime of burnt fingers, missing shoes and phantom phone rings. The kind of thing that doesn’t quite kill you so much as suck the life out of you, drive you crazy and then kill you in a horrible, bizarre accidental way.
So be prepared. March is just around the corner. If you plan to do any treasure hunting or metal detectoring either in your own home or somebody else’s, make sure you’re stocked up on four-leaf clovers first and wear a hard-hat like the professionals, to protect yourself from falling gold.