Brad Pitt said that he spent a whole year searching for hidden treasure at his French estate, only to be disappointed when he discovered there wasn’t any. Huffington Post reported.
GQ’s latest cover story featured the Academy Award winner. He explained that he was tricked by an unknown man into believing that the property had hidden value.
Pitt bought the property for $60 Million in 2008 and shared it with Angelina Jolie. A swindler told him that the Pitt had lied to the authorities. “Ocean’s 11”Actor that the estate was worth much more than the price the power couple paid because of the supposed hidden treasure.
The “Seven”Actor said that the swindler told actor that there were “millions of dollars worth of gold”Since the medieval era, “taken from the Levant during the Crusades and buried on the grounds,” Pitt told GQ.
“I got obsessed,” Pitt said. “Like for a year, this was all I could think about, just the excitement of it all. Maybe it has something to do with where I grew up, because in the Ozark Mountains,”Near his Missouri childhood home, “there were always stories of hidden caches of gold.”
Pitt claims that the unnamed swindler targeted him and offered him the opportunity to invest in a radar company that could help dig up the treasure. Huffington Post reported. It’s not known if it was the exact same equipment he used to dig the treasure.
The However, “Moneyball”He realized that he had been duped and told GQ that he was. “pretty foolish in the end.”
“It was just the hunt that was exciting,”He adds.
Pitt and Jolie’s 35-room mansion estate, Miraval, is located in the village of Correns in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. The estate includes a moat with fountains, water aqueducts and a chapel. It also has a vineyard. New York Post reported.
It also includes a chapel from the 13th century where they were married in 2014. Five years later, they would divorce.
Huffington Post reported that Miraval sits along an ancient Roman trading route. It was owned by Pitt and Jolie before they became the owners. The estate was previously used by AC/DC and Muse, who recorded a portion of their seminal 1979 album. “The Wall,”According to People.