“The treasure was found twice. In 1645 a shepherd called IGNACE PARIS, while guarding his flock, fell into a hole and brought back to his hut a beret full of gold coins. He told people that he had seen a room full of gold coins and went crazy fighting to defend the coins that he had found. The castellan and his guards searched for the place where the shepherd had fallen but without success. Later of course we have the Abbé SAUNIERES and his parchments.”
Extract from Noël Corbus essay dated 1962, deposited in Archives départementales de l'Aude, Carcassonne.