I was remembering a conversation that Bob and I had many years ago when I first started researching and writing The Notorious Texas Swindler, and I want to set the record straight. Many are under the impression that Bob, at one time or another, has buried money that has never been claimed; that he just has it stashed somewhere. I cannot tell you how many people have tried to dig in parts all over the state of Texas looking for that unclaimed money that they claim he has put up for safe keeping.
During one of our many visits, he told me this, and as much as it infuriated me, I knew that someday someone would take him seriously, just as many others in the past have. Just as our visit had ended and he was getting up to leave, I told him, ‘You quit telling everybody you have money buried somewhere. Some fool is going to write that someday if you don’t stop it,’ and I’ll be damned if somebody didn’t. Folks, if something sounds too good to be true, please listen to your gut and know that it probably is.