Real Survival Stories

Mineshaft Accident: Digging for Gold, Encircled by Rattlesnakes

Oct. 4, 2023

They call it ‘gold fever’ and John Waddell has got it bad. In 2018, the Arizona prospector takes his life in his hands when he explores an ancient, abandoned gold mine. His curiosity leads him deep underground and into a life or death struggle. Stuck 100 feet down the shaft, will anyone find him before it’s too late? And as the daylight fades, what unseen dangers lurk in the darkness? A Noiser production, written by Susan Allott. For ad-free listening, exclusive content and early access to new episodes, join Noiser+. Click the Noiser+ banner to get started with a 7-day free trial. Or, if you’re on Spotify or Android, go to Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.