The location of Jimmy Hoffa's body has led to many urban legends. We've heard that he's buried in Giants Stadium, in the Florida Everglades, in a New Jersey landfill, in a Central Sanitation shredder, and in cement beneath various freeways, bridges and buildings from Michigan to New York. Well, we're here to clear it up once and for all.
On July 30, 1975, Jimmy drove his car to the Machus Red Fox Restaurant in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. Believing the mafia was about to whack him, he swapped cars and got out of town. (He had access to lots of untraceable cars.) He knew they might still find him, so he took some files he had as dirt on the mobsters, as an insurance policy. He cleverly concealed the goods inside his car. He made his way west through Chicago, intending to hide out on a ranch in Montana.
Unfortunately for him, the mafia caught up with him as he was driving through Golden Valley, Minnesota. He sped up, but they were gaining on him! On Golden Valley Road, he lost control of his vehicle near the bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, and plunged into a ravine.
The impact of the crash killed him instantly. The mobsters went down after him and removed his body. They knew he had some dirt on them, but they couldn't find the goods!
Can you find the goods that Jimmy hid in his car?
Park near the intersection of Manor Drive and Crestview Avenue North. To the southeast, you will see the trail entrance. There are actually two trails. Take the one on the right, and it will take you downhill. Go downhill until you come to another trail, and take a right so that you're walking alongside the pond. Follow that trail as it curves to the left. The trail splits off; follow the trail to the right. Keep close to the pond, all the while staying on a trail. Keep the pond on your right. You'll get to sort of a trail; you'll see a sewer drain on your left, but keep walking straight. The trail curves to the right, and the pond should be only about 20 feet to your right now. You'll walk by a tree that's fallen over and has the phrase "15 Missouri Hip Hop" painted on it, as well as a big rock that has white spray paint on it. You'll keep walking with the pond immediately to your right. At this point, you should see the remains of Jimmy's car. Face the inside of the car with the lake behind you. You'll see a hole inside the car to the right. Reach around in there and back to the left.