In 1975, a plan was put in motion by a group of investors that would change the boundaries of the Pawnee Indian reservation. Ten years of very careful planning and collaboration between factions in Florence, Italy; Las Vegas, Nevada; Cheyenne, Wyoming and Fort Collins, Colorado would ultimately give them access to the Pawnee gold - but not mined by the Pawnee Indians. It was a plan so cunning, that organizations in both the United States and Europe weren’t going to let anything stand in their way. However, the timings of these events were extremely crucial to its success. The Monarch Ranch was a key ingredient to its success, but when the new owner purchased the ranch two months earlier, they hadn’t counted on Rick Benedict, a Professor of European history to be that fly in the ointment. It was a race against time to mine the gold and distribute to certain parties in Europe and the United States, before the Air Force in Cheyenne Wyoming could mount a major investigation, surrounding the seismic disturbances.