A motley crew of aspiring treasure hunters in India found their search for ancient riches unearthing only trouble when authorities arrested them for the unauthorized dig.
Police say that the strange caper began when Surasani Ravindra Reddy found himself deeply in debt due to poor investments.
Desperate to get back on solid financial footing, Reddy turned to a pair of individuals who claimed to have profound 'spiritual powers' for help in finding lost treasure.
In turn, the duo told the cash-strapped man that, by way of some kind of religious ritual, they had detected the presence of seven chambers containing ancient statues hidden in a hillside of a village.
Apparently convinced in the veracity of their vision, Reddy assembled a team and set about retrieving this treasure.
Find out how this bizarre story concludes at the Coast to Coast AM website.