I really got into a new show called Treasure Trader this summer on the History Channel. This guy Billy Jamieson, who looks a lot like Jean Simmons from Kiss buys and sells really weird collectable items such as shrunken heads. His collection of tribal art was one of the best in the world and most extensive.
I was so fascinated by his collection I looked him up. To my total surprise the man is dead. Yeah he died lat summer just after taping the show. Natural causes from what I read but I found that just freaky.
I understand how the network had to air the show; they probably put a lot of money into it. But you think to add to the strangeness the show already had, the network would have informed the watchers that the man had died.
Jamieson had a real passion for the weird stuff and his girlfriend shared that enthusiasm. They would have a really bazaar costume party every year in their home, or what I would call a mansion of holy shit stuff from shrunken heads, a mummy and strange death artifacts from way back. That would be one party worth checking out! Well the house anyways.
I watched one episode where he was trying to obtain an ancient French guillotine. Although the thing looked authentic, Jamieson did his thorough research to check authenticity to find some of the parts were real but too many were added on after the fact. So as disappointed as Jamieson was he declined bidding on the killing machine to watch fools who did not do their research pay triple what it was worth.
Billy Jamieson’s sudden death came a surprise to everyone in his circle but none so much as his son Jordan. The beautiful letter he wrote about his dad on the official site brought me to tears. This is an excerpt from what he wrote:
Many of you knew him as ‘Bill’ or ‘Billy’…I knew him as ‘Dad’.My Father was a very unique individual.As a young boy, I realized early on that my Father wasn't like any other dad I'd ever seen. He dressed differently - Leather jackets, flowery vests, tight jeans, and cowboy boots. He looked different. Always had that long messy hair.
He lived life differently. He drove sports cars and rode motorcycles and did what he wanted to do.This is how I will forever picture my Father and I wouldn't change a single thing.
My Father did everything in his power to be a good Dad. I am grateful that he always showed affection with hugs and kisses and he would always tell me he loved me.
It’s really too bad the show will not have a season two of Treasure Hunter with Canadian Billy Jamieson. Bless your loved ones and family Billy and may you be still collecting artifacts in the great mystery of the afterlife!
Love and Light