The debate is still ongoing as to whether or not Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch is real, but Duane Chad and Eric think that the treasure is real.
Duane and Chad Ollinger have been on the hunt for rumored treasures buried on their property for years, but have not unearthed Aztec gold just yet.
However, though the Ollingers and their team seem to believe that this treasure is real, some fans have found the show to feel incredibly staged.
What is the Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch?
Tales of secret buried treasures that have remained hidden and buried for centuries always seem a little too good to be true.
However, Duane and Chad Ollinger are convinced that these stories may just lead them to discover vast amounts of Aztec gold which was buried on their ranch in Utah years ago.
So far, Chad, Duane and their team of modern treasure-hunting-experts have not yet unearthed any solid, Aztec gold, but they have found several promising artifacts. This includes a few old coins, a bracelet and a mysterious box filled with gallium.
Is Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch real?
Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch has faced its fair share of skepticism over the years.
While some people who have watched the show doubt that any kind of treasure was ever buried on the 160-acre ranch to begin with, other people have gone as far as to say that the artifacts found on the property to date, seem “staged”.
The debate over whether or not the events depicted in Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch are real or not, has even been the catalyst for an entire thread on Reddit, where there are currently over 240 different comments from fans debating the topic.
The variety of urban legends that have surrounded Blind Frog Ranch since before the show started airing have also certainly not helped to clear up the authenticity of the show.
Some locals have even gone as far as to say that they believe the Ollingers and their team will never find the treasure (even if it is buried on the ranch) because the land is supposedly cursed.
The Ollingers certainly believe that there is something of value on buried on the property.
Duane, Chad and several members of their team including Eric Drummond, have all defended the show and their methods over the years and Discovery has never mentioned that the show is fake in any way, but in the end, it is really up to fans of the show to decide for themselves whether it seems legitimate or not.
Is the Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch a real ranch?
Whether or not everything depicted on the Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch show is real, may still be up for debate.
But the property where all of the searching for this treasure takes place in the show is a real ranch in the Uintah Basin, which belongs to Duane Ollinger.
It is highly unlikely that this property functions as a regular ranch would, with all of the filming and excavating that take place when they are filming Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch, but the property has been in the Ollinger family for years and was originally handed down to Duane by his father.
Does Duane Ollinger believe that the treasure is real?
Both Duane and Chad have mostly abandoned their previous business ventures in order to focus on their efforts to unearth buried treasure on the family ranch, despite the warnings that their property might actually be cursed.
In fact, Duane Ollinger seems to be getting more certain that there is some kind of treasure buried at Blind Frog Ranch, the longer the show goes on.
What does Eric Drummond think of the paranormal aspects of Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch?
One of the people who are featured on Blind Frog Ranch who have really helped to make the show seem more scientific and legitimate is Eric Drummond.
Drummond is a world-renowned geologist who has been featured on other shows like “Ice Cold Gold” in the past.
Drummond was initially brought onto the show to help Duane and Chad, who were treasure-hunting and excavating newbies, navigate the complex mysteries at the ranch.
Drummond later explained that the natural occurrence of minerals, gold and iridium are what intrigued him about Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch and are what has made him believe that there is “a great potential for treasure in the area”, which certainly indicates that he believes that the treasure is real.
However, he sounded much less sure about the paranormal phenomena on the show, stating: “as I’m concerned, the verdict is still out, but we’re investigating it.”