MADISON, Wis. - A social media craze that struck on the west and east coasts appears to be coming to Madison.
A Madison man told News 8's sister station, WISC he's not related to the hidden cash social experiment that's the brainchild of a California real estate investor, but he was inspired by it.
The man, who doesn't want to be identified, said he's not a millionaire but he wants to give away about $100 a week starting later this week and will post clues about the whereabouts of the cash on his Twitter account. He has no set amount he plans to give away.
The Twitter account "Hidden Cash Madison" popped up Sunday. The first post reads "Hello Madison, Fun Starts This Week! Stay Tuned!"
The man called WISC Monday to verify the account is real. He said he's a lifelong resident of Madison. He said he wants to build a following and plans to reveal clues for finding the cash on Thursday or Friday.
He said he will do a scavenger hunt with clues. He said he just wants to make some people happy.
The "Hidden Cash" craze has hit San Francisco, Brooklyn, Las Vegas and Houston. It came to Chicago on Sunday.
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