Alan Turing’s Silver Bars – Story From an Old Issue of Treasure Hunting?

Alan Turing’s Silver Bars – Story From an Old Issue of Treasure Hunting?

Anybody remember this story?

Alan Turing, the genius who cracked the German Enigma coding machines, was said to have converted all of his money into silver bars and then concealed them somewhere in Bletchley Park. At the end of the war, Turing returned to dig up his hoard using the map he had drawn when he buried the silver bars several years earlier, try as he might, he was never able to relocate them.

It seems a pretty unlikely story, but nevertheless, I am trying to find out where and when the story was originally published. I am pretty sure it appeared in an old issue of Treasure Hunting Magazine, but does anybody know which one?

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One thought on “Alan Turing’s Silver Bars – Story From an Old Issue of Treasure Hunting?”

  1. The story is undoubtedly true. When I was a student I heard the story from the eminent mathematician Robin Gandy, who was a close friend of Turing and would have heard it first-hand from him. What Gandy said was that Turing enlisted the help of a friend who was an engineer and who, in Gandy’s words, was “a straightforward type.” The engineer searched for the bars with a mine detector but failed to find them.

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