“Jesse James’ Hidden Treasure” Aires On History Channel

November 10th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
best13Nov. 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Missouri based American outlaw/ robber, Jesse James has not only inspired books and movies but also full-fledged documentary. “Jesse James’ Hidden Treasure”, a two hour long film is slated to be aired on the History Channel on November, 9th, 10th and 14th. History states that Jesse who is said to be most famous member of the 19th century gang, the James-Younger gang, had amassed over $1.5 million in gold and cash in order to finance his lavish criminal lifestyle and his secret society, ‘Knights of the Golden Circle.’

The documentary shows Ron Pastore (resident of Kansas) leading the hunt for the treasure that was shelved by Jesse, long before his death. Ron is convinced that the murder of Jesse [by Robert Ford] was nothing but a rue in order to help him flee. Like Ron, there have been other historians, who believe that the murder of Jesse James, which was a national sensation in its time, was an elaborate plot which eventually helped him to escape justice. There have been rumors time and again that Ford had killed someone other than Jesse, but the fact is not supported by the DNA tests.

The film, shot in early August in Jacksonville, Beekman Bank, Beekman House and the Hanley Farm also explores the rumors that Jesse had been working for the US government secretly and that the man shot was Jesse’s cousin and not Jesse himself. The crew and caste refuse to unveil whether they found the treasure or not and ask the people to tune-in to find out the truth behind the ‘Jesse James’ Hidden Treasure’.

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