Native American Man Refuses $1.8M Offer For Home He Believes Is On Sacred Ground

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Ishmael Bermudez, 65, (pictured) has excavated the backyard of his Miami home for almost 50 years and claims it is a sacred place Ishmael Bermudez, 65, (pictured) has excavated the backyard of his Miami home for almost 50 years and claims it is a sacred place

By Keiligh Baker for MailOnline

A Native American man has refused to sell his tiny wooden Miami house to developers for $1.8million because he believes it is on sacred ground.

Ishmael Bermudez, 65, also known as Golden Eagle, has been excavating the backyard of his home for almost 50 years and claims it is a mystical place sacred to the Tequesta tribe.

He says he will not sell his home unless the garden, where he discovered a natural spring, is protected.

The small house, which is decorated with colorful paintings, sits incongruously in the heart of Miami’s bustling city center, surrounded by high rise buildings, heavy traffic and ongoing construction projects.

Developers have offered Mr Bermudez $1.8million for the tiny property in the heart of Miami which…

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