Discovery Channel’s new sequence, Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch, just aired its third episode Friday evening. The reality collection follows a father and son as they hunt for treasure on their 160-acre ranch. Though the focus is searching for gold, this is more than just a treasure hunt.
Who Are The Ollingers?
Duane Ollinger is the star of Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch. After spending over 30 years in the Texas oil business, he decides to use his vast expertise drilling for oil to seek for treasures rumored to be in Utah’s Uinta Basin. He bought a one hundred sixty-acre plot of land in 2018 and introduced his son, Chad, in to assist him.
Chad Ollinger is the son of Duane Ollinger. After hearing what his father was planning, Chad decides to sell his home and crop-dusting business. He purchased a school bus and move his wife and four children to live on the land.
Duane and Chad are digging hard for gold. With hard digging comes big equipment and Duane has invested a big sum of cash into this endeavor. With a lot equipment, Duane determined to bring in his longtime pal, Charlie.
Charlie Snider, or «Charlie Boy», spends 20 years is as sheriff’s deputy and is head of security for the ranch.
Duane additionally contacted Eric Drummond. Eric is a geologist with over forty years of experience. He’s well known within the oil industry and an professional at «discovering things.» Eric offers the group a scientific view of the place to look for the gold.
Digging For Gold
The first thing Duane did after purchasing the ranch was to take satellite scans of the area. The scans showed practically miles of caves and caverns running underneath the property. The following step was to attempt to access the caverns. The Ollingers start drilling the place they believe could possibly be an access point into the cavern. They punched into a void filled with water. Dozens of frogs were inside the void and appeared to have been underground for an extended time. Duane describes being able to touch the nose of the frogs earlier than they’d hop away as in the event that they were unaware of his presence. Duane decided proper then to call it «Blind Frog Ranch.»
Shortly after drilling the access hole, the world started to flood till it was underwater. The Ollinger’s would now need to discover a way to remove the sediment now filling their access hole. Eric prompt testing the sediment for gold. The group pumped out the sediment and had been joyful to seek out raw gold and even a Spanish gold coin. These finds had been evidence that more gold must be within the almost two miles of caverns.
Even after pumping a lot of the sediment out of the original access hole, the outlet was nonetheless underwater. Duane decides to try to dig another gap in an try to discover a dry access point. He digs a 30-foot vertical gap costing $6000 only to find that it continues to be flooded at the bottom.
Is it Too Harmful…or not?
Deciding it is simply too dangerous to allow Chad to drop into the 30 foot hole, Duane digs out the unique hole. The water turns into clearer and Chad is lastly able to dive into the cavern.
Chad Ollinger dives into the cavern alongside with camera operator, Ryan Walsh. After searching in the vast cavern, Chad locates what appears to be a large manmade box. The box is made of large logs held together with rope. This find provides more credit to the thought of treasure being within the caverns. Although Chad was able to make this enormous discover, they nonetheless haven’t any way to get anything out. A new access level must be found.
Eric decides to make use of UV dye to show the water green. They will then search the property for areas where the water might be coming out. Eric, Chad, and Charlie search the property where they locate a small cluster of cedar timber 1/4 of a mile Northwest of the unique dig site. They discover the green water, which glows brightly when under UV light, in what appears to be a natural spring. Duane spends $5000 digging over 35 toes, but the group is unable to punch into the cavern.
Episode three ends with Charlie finding strange worms swimming at the authentic dig site. The worms seem translucent and glow under UV light indicating there may be a whole ecosystem residing inside the cavern system.