WHITEHALL, MT- Striking gold is everyone's dream. Drinking it? Not so much.
Gleaming water is never a good sign. Mark Brown told NBC Montana that his wife, Sharon, was finishing the dishes when she noticed something unusual. She called her husband, and he couldn't believe what he was seeing: gold flakes in his tap water, and even in the family's toilet tank. "She had pulled the plug to let the water out and there were glistening, gleaming little flecks."
Multiple tests confirmed that, yup, gold was coming out of the Brown family's tap.
"Everything I tried to do to dispel this, I got nothing,' he said. 'And I can't explain it either. This is bizarre."
Brown's neighbor is also seeing gold in his tap water, and while finding one of the most precious metals on earth might seem exciting, it's actually raising serious questions about the town's water supply.
A public works director from Whitehall, Montana, says there is nothing to indicate any harm in the water, but Brown's not convinced.
"If we're getting heavy metals that you can see with the naked eye, what else might be in there?" he said.