WALDRON, IN — Around 100 FBI agents swarmed an elderly man’s house in rural Indiana. The Federal government has set up a command post with trucks and military-style tents. The feds showed up to sort through his lifetime collection of world artifacts that he had gathered over the course of his 91 years. The agents claim they want to make sure he “acquired the items properly” — effectively making him prove his innocence — even though the man has not been accused of breaking any laws.
Don Miller, 91, has led a remarkable life filled with world travels and research. He never had any children, and instead spent his years devoted to science, history, and travel. He has visited over 200 countries, and began collecting cultural artifacts nearly 8 decades ago.
Over time he has built an impressive collection comprised of thousands of relics. He has objects from China, Haiti, Australia, Russia, New Guinea, Italy, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Greece, Peru, Russia, among other countries. His North American artifacts include objects from the native tribes that once populated the continent.
The collection contains a bit of everything: fossils, war relics, ancient pottery, old guns, arrowheads, and more.
Mr. Miller has been proud to show off his collection to folks. The locals liken his collection to a museum. He’d give people permission to invite friends along to tour his property. His possessions are proudly displayed in multiple buildings on his property.
His passion has never been a secret. Unfortunately, his openness brought him the unwanted attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Dozens of federal agents set up camp around his house, in a monumental effort to determine if Mr. Miller had ever broken a law, statute, or treaty. Several mobile command centers were brought in along with archeologists, anthropologists, and a legion of bureaucrats. The staging of the FBI at the Miller home has been ongoing this week and will last an unknown duration. The use of taxpayer resources to incriminate the old man is truly immense.
The Feds blocked off the road a half-mile from the Miller home to keep the prying eyes of the media away.
When neighbor Andi Essex heard the FBI was raiding Miller’s home, she grew upset. “Why? Why? Leave him alone! He’s done so much for people,” she said according to WISH-TV.