King John's Treasure: Keighley man leading the search has pinpointed a small area at Sutton Bridge site
The man leading the search for King John's lost treasure says he has pinpointed a small area at the Sutton Bridge site which contains valuable targets.
Raymond Kosschuk has been conducting tests at an undisclosed site in Sutton Bridge for over a year and says his equipment is picking up overwhelming evidence of the treasure, as we previously reported.
Mr Kosschuk, who is a Skipton native but now lives in Keighley, believes that he has found scientific anomalies which are consistent with the high value items King John lost in 1216.
King John lost the treasure to The Wash during an ill fated crossing from King's Lynn on October 12, 1216 - just days before the unpopular monarch’s death in Newark Castle.
Mr Kosschuk has made the discovery using equipment he has invented which picks up anomalies in the readings of magnetic fields.
He said: "I have pinpointed a small area that indicates a large deposit of high value targets that look to be piled upon each other.
"It looks like a large cart. Scientific evidence and physical anomalies in the ground only appear in this one pinpointed area, with such high value targets consistent to those lost by King John's Baggage train in 1216.
"These anomalies do not exist on any other suspected carts which I have located more than ten."
Mr Kosschuk still thinks some of the baggage train was recovered in the 14th century by a local baron but this cart carrying a heavy load was not located, and carried most of King John's prized possessions.
He said: "It seems to be odd that just one large cart would carry all of King John's high value items, yet this may be true.
"This mystery will soon be solved. There is no question this is the site where it all happened in October of 1216."
Mr Kosschuk says he has examined all the historical documentation on this subject and that this area fits all of unanswered questions historians have been looking for centuries.
He said: "I tried to seek another explanation to all I have uncovered. There is none but one - King John's Baggage train and some of his prized possessions lost in time in the ground for 809 years will soon see daylight once again."