It's almost Halloween, but I can assure you this is a treat and not a trick. The state of Iowa just might have property or even cash with YOUR name on it. Let me explain, before you go make a down payment on a snazzy new pickup truck (though, red IS your color...)

Iowa's State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald has an official government website solely dedicated to helping Iowans get money or land that they are rightfully entitled to. The website has the fun name 'great Iowa treasure hunt', but it's legit. It's real. And there's TONS of unclaimed goodies waiting to be claimed. In fact, the site boasts it has returned nearly $300,000 in unclaimed entities to deserving people. All total, there's still $394 million in 'treats' waiting to be claimed now. All you have to do is punch in your first and last name and see what (if anything) you've got coming to you.

In the spirit of Halloween, here's some spooky named Iowans who have unclaimed money or property (via the Treasures official site):

  • Gerald Blood, Cherokee
  • Clifford Coffin, Ottumwa
  • Alan Gory, Fairfield
  • Andrew Mask, Washington
  • Monster Automotive Specialists, Cedar Rapids
  • Delane Ghost, Ames
  • Full Moon Farm, Iowa City
  • Wicked Witch, Bettendorf
  • Teddy Broom, Ames
  • Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Spragueville
  • Wiltfang Fangs, Grinnell
  • Happy Fairy, Sioux City
  • Doris Fear, Hiawatha
  • Goodies Galore LLC, Burlington
  • Nightmare City, Clive

By the way, a bit of history, Michael Fitzgerald is the longest-serving state treasurer in the United States having been first elected in 1982. He's from Marshalltown.

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