All ridgelines and shorelines in the photos below have been removed or altered to help protect the location of this site.
Cave Site aka Mikes Cave
The site below consists of two small caves that were discovered by a Las Vegas man (Mike) in the mid 1990's. Mike had removed one of the large pots - to protect it - and then deciding to avoid problems, took the pot to the National Park Service (NPS). The hand-over of the pot was witnessed by Mike's attorney and Keith Rogers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper who was covering the story. Because of a conflict between Mike and the park service archaeologist, Mike left without revealing the exact location of the cave site. Unknown to Mike, the NPS was able to locate the caves and salvage the artifacts without Mike's assistance.
Currently Mike's whereabouts are unknown, but a friend of mine (Paul) was able to locate him in 2009, and after some negotiations, Mike agreed to take Paul to the cave site. Before going to the site, Mike relayed to Paul some of the things that they would be seeing. He stated that there were large pots, bowls, and other artifacts, and even more significantly, in the lower chamber were the mummified bodies of Native Americans. At that time, Mike did not realize that the NPS had already visited the site years earlier and had removed the artifacts from the cave. He was under the impression that the cave was still in its original state, complete with the artifacts. To say that both Mike and Paul were surprised to see everything gone would be an understatement. The one thing that I personally find interesting about this story is that in the newspaper article that was written about the Cave Site absolutely nothing was mentioned about the bodies that were supposedly in the lower chamber...