Choir admits to planting hoax ‘1936’ letter in Huelva

A CHOIR has admitted to planting a hoax letter in a church in Lepe, Huelva, in an attempt to place the blame on a flamenco group asked to perform there.

The letter was found two weeks ago under a tile by a flamenco group rehearsing for a performance at a wedding in the Santo Domingo de Guzman Church.

It was dated in 1936 and read “The Reds are after me, I have hidden my best treasure five tiles to the left. If I die, I hope it falls into good hands”. They gave the letter to the priest who informed the Bishop of Huelva and later contacted the local mayor, who did not want to be involved.

However, the priest had doubts about the letter from the outset, because although the paper was old, the handwriting looked modern.

The tiles were lifted and after no treasure appeared, the members of the choir admitted to planting the letter out of spite because they always performed at weddings. They knew the group would find it and thought they would be blamed for planting it.

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