1. There's hidden treasure buried here
Author Byron Preiss wrote a puzzle book in 1982 called The Secret. He buried casks in 12 cities, waiting to be found with clues from cryptic images and verses in the book. Only two have been solved, and we know one was buried somewhere in Milwaukee, thanks to the silhouette of MKE City Hall in an image. The book is out of print, but there’s a ton of information and potential solutions online. Your reward for digging up a cask: a jewel, as long as the cask hasn’t been destroyed by construction work, or Preiss’ widow hasn’t lost the jewels again... fame would be pretty cool too.
2.There’s a shipwreck right off the coast of Bay View
And we mean right off the coast. Lightship 57 was built in 1891 and stationed at Gray’s Reef, at the northeastern tip of Lake Michigan. Eventually she started falling apart, and was brought to Milwaukee where she was moored to South Shore Beach, renamed Gray’s Reef, and used as a clubhouse. That’s where the ship sank during a storm in 1924, and it lies in 6ft of water just along the shore.