Some of the most important discoveries have been happened by accident.
For example, in 1967, during the height of the Cold War, the U.S. sent the Vela satellites up to space to orbit Earth.
Their purpose? To detect what’s called gamma radiation that would be evidence of Soviet nuclear tests from space.
However, although these satellites were supposed to detect evidence of bomb tests from our enemy, they didn’t find them.
Instead, they found something else.
On July 2, 1967, these spy satellites detected faint bursts of energy coming from space that lasted only a few seconds.
Not Russian nuclear bombs, but gamma ray bursts emanating from deep space.
Declassified and published in 1973, this was a major scientific discovery – and possibly the only one ever discovered by a spy satellite completely by accident.
Gamma ray bursts are high-energy radiation thought to be released when a super-massive star implodes in a supernova.
As I said, this was a major scientific discovery.
And it’s truly remarkable that we were able to discover it at all. After all, no one was even looking for something of that magnitude.
Yet here we are, with our knowledge about deep space growing by the year.
I’m of the opinion that when something is found by accident, that makes it all the better.
Knowledge is always welcome. I’m a huge proponent of research and development.
But, if you’ll forgive my bluntness, knowledge leads to power – and power leads to money.
An Accidental $1.4 Trillion Discovery
As I said, when something is found accidentally, that makes it all the better.
A bit like finding a forgotten $20 in your jacket pocket, if you will.
An unexpected pleasure.
Well, in the oil business, the unexpected doesn’t tend to come up terribly often.
After all, before drilling, every piece of land is mapped out and the potential amount of oil beneath is calculated.
But one person didn’t bother with all that.
He just purchased a dusty, unremarkable piece of land.
An unremarkable piece of land that happened to have billions of barrels of oil swimming underneath it worth $1.4 trillion. That’s trillion with a T.
This was a discovery that shocked just about everyone in the oil business.
Other people with land in the area had laughed at the man for buying what they believed was a worthless piece of property.
And he ended up with the biggest oil discovery in U.S. history.
This is a deposit that could be three times bigger than the Bakken Shale discovery – which at its peak was creating 2,000 new millionaires every year.
Put simply, this piece of land has the potential to create many more millionaires than that.
Creating 100 new millionaires every single month for the next 11 years kind of potential.
Not only that, but this potential is nowhere near limited to the likes of Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk.
Regular investors can get in on the frenzy as well.
If you’d like to find out how you can join them, just click here to get access to all my research into the potential in this oil field.
This could be even bigger than the discovery of gamma ray bursts.
An unexpected pleasure indeed.
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