Prospectors at a Montana Mine
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Where is the lost treasure of Agrihan Island?In 1817 there was a Scotsman by the name of Roberton. He was a pirate who worked for the Chileans in the fight against the Spanish. He was known not only for his ghastly sight, which was of average height and shocking red hair, he was also known for his cruel and torturous ways. A couple of years later, a bandit known as Benavides appeared and began to stir up real trouble. Roberton took as his prisoner a friend of the bandit and demanded to know where Benavides was. Remembering Robertons reputation, the friend told him where the bandit was hiding.
Robertson gathered up an army of men and went to catch Benavides by surprise. While Roberton and his army were successful in capturing all of Benavides men, Benavides himself escaped. Roberton first extracted further information from these men and then proceeded to hang all sixty of them. The information he retrieved from them before their deaths was that they knew of gold that was buried on an island just off the coast of Chile. The island was called Mocha. Roberton took his brother and some other faithful followers and moved to the island. One day while they were returning from Valdivia, they ran into trouble and all but Roberton drowned. Roberton had no desire to live on Mocha without his men and so he joined the Peruvian Island. He never gave another thought to the buried treasure that was never found on Mocha Island.
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Although he was near-dead when he was rescued, Thomson was found by a Spanish ship and taken aboard. After telling his rescuers his story, they began to aggressively pursue Roberton. Roberton meanwhile, was sailing to Spain so that he could seek refuge in the mountains and hide for awhile. However, the Spanish found him and took him to Agrihan so that he could tell them where the treasure was. But Roberton would not tell them. Instead, he kept trying to escape.
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Where is the treasure from the Amber Room?
In the early 1700s, a room was constructed that was so
magnificent and spectacular that it not only became a wonder of its time, its
something that still talked about, and hunted for, today. Construction of the
Amber Room began in 1701 and combined the efforts of many craftsmen from both
Germany and Russia. It was first designed upon the request of Sophie Charlotte,
the wife of Friedrich I, the first King of Prussia. It was ordered to be
installed at their home, Charlotttenburg Palace but it would not call the palace
its home for very long. Peter the Great came for a visit to the Palace in 1716
and showed great interest and admiration for the room. The kings eldest son,
Friedrich Wilhelm I, then gave it to Peter the Great in a gesture that would
form an alliance between Prussia and Russia alliance against Sweden. In 1755 it
was moved once again to the Winter Palace, on the orders of Tsarina Elizabeth of
Russia, until she then ordered it to be taken to Catherine Palace. Frederick II
the Great sent her additional amber for her to fill in additions on the original
room and to improve it in some areas. This was only the first of many changes
that the room would undergo and once it was completely constructed, the room
blanketed over 55 square meters and contained more than six tons of amber.
The Amber Room
Where are the Apostles Islands Treasures?You will hear all kinds of tales of lost treasure associated with the Apostles Islands off the coast of Wisconsin. The Apostle Islands have been rumored to be the hiding place for pirates, French fur traders, hermits, British soldiers and many others. Along the way, many tales have been told about the treasures that can be found. Some have documented proof while others are legends told throughout history.
In 1778, a chest full of silver coins on Sand Island. Along the shoreline of Hermit Island, it is believed that the soldiers buried a chest of gold coins worth $128,000 during an Indian attack.
Where is the lost treasure of the Arizona Indians?The west was a dangerous and wild place in the 1800s for settlers and soldiers. Various Indian tribes would attack many of the wagon trains and travelers, some would escape with their lives but much of the valuables were left behind. Others would lose their life and their treasure was either left at the site of the massacre of the Indians would carry it off with them to unknown parts.
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Where is the lost treasure of Arizona Outlaws?In 1879, Henry Seymour and his outlaw gang robbed a stagecoach right in front of the Pine Spring Stage Station. The Pine Spring Stage Station was located between Beaverhead Station and Brigham City.
In the robbery, Henry Seymour stole $225,000 in newly minted coins. The coins were in three separate boxes that the outlaws carried into the Stage Station. No one knows the reason the outlaws carried the coins into the station, maybe to retrieve them from the boxes for easy carrying. While they were in the station, a posse arrived with 20 men and the gunfight began. The lawmen stood their ground, as did the outlaws inside. After a long day of each side not giving, the lawmen set fire to the back of the stage station. As the outlaws ran from the burning building there were gun-downed by the lawmen. The posse immediately began the search for the coins, but none was recovered.
The gold was found in a safe by the desperados. While trying to dynamite the safe to retrieve their loot, eight sacks of Mexican silver coins with 1,000 coins in each sack to weigh down the safe. The dynamite blast sent the sacks of Mexican coins through the roof and out onto the ground everywhere. Nothing was ever mentioned if the treasure inside the safe was ever found, but it is known that only around 7,000 Mexican coins were found in the area. To this day, treasure hunters have found a coin here or there in the vicinity.
ARIZONA LOST TREASURES
Where are some lost treasures in Arizona?
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In the San Francisco Mountains in Coconino County, there are bars of gold that were hidden away. The bars of gold may be marked with territorial assayers, if so this would make them work even more money today.
In 1884, a Southern Pacific Railroad train robbery took place at Canyon Station. The bandits were followed to a cave on the south slope of Wrong Mountain in the Rincon Range. One bandit was fond dead, the other two got away. However, there loot was never recovered. There is a natural cave on Posta Quemada Canyon around eight miles off the Tucson-Douglas highway close to 19 miles east of Tucson.
A flash flood in Fools Gulch just northeast of Wickenburg carried off a large safe and its contents. The safe and the treasure inside has never been found and is believed to be under a dry steam bed in the area.
Bandits hid away 1,000 pounds of silver dollars from a train robbery in the Dos Cabezas Mountains, which is close to Willcox, Arizona.
Many of these lost mines and treasures have never been recovered no matter how hard people have searched; maybe you will be the lucky one.
Where is the Ark of the Covenant?The Ark of the Covenant, also known as the Holy Ark, the Ark of God, and many other terms, is one of the most revered items among historians and treasure hunters. Whatever happened to the Ark is unknown but it goes back to Biblical times and many references are made to it within the Bible. It has been moved around plenty of times and so, where its exact whereabouts are now is unknown but this does not stop people from spending their lives searching after it. Many believe that the Ark was destroyed millions of years ago. So just what is the Ark of the Covenant that holds so many peoples interest and what could be so worthy to make it your lifes mission to find it when it may no longer even exist? Perhaps its just the thrill of the chase alone but theres no doubt that what is inside, should the Ark still be on Earth, is quite valuable indeed. The Ark of the Covenant holds the two tablets on which are written the Ten Commandments, Aarons rod, which brought about the first three plagues of Egypt, and manna, which the Israelites ate during their journey through the desert and which has always been seen as a sign of life and nourishment in the Bible.
The Ark of the Covenant
Where is some buried loot in Arkansas?There are many tales about bandits hiding their ill-gotten gains in Arkansas. If you happen to be a treasure seeker then Arkansas would be a great place to start.
It is believed that a large cache of Spanish gold bars, chests, and gold statues stolen from churches in Mexico is buried in a cave in the side of cliff close by an old oak tree in the Ozark Mountains somewhere between Gravette and Sulphur Springs.
A stagecoach was robbed in 1890 in which the bandit stole $7,500 in gold coins that were in a strongbox. A posse searched for the bandit and found him about 1 mile from where he robbed the stagecoach. He had died from a bullet wound he received from the driver of the stagecoach the day before. It is believed the strongbox is buried someplace nearby, however, it has never been recovered.
Jesse James, Frank James, Belle Starr and her husband Pony Starr robbed a bank in Missouri and headed for northern Arkansas with $34,000. They camped near Shiloh which we know today as Springdale. It is believed they hid the loot in cave on a bluff with a large with an Indian head carved upon it. The location as far as anyone can tell is suppose to be a cave in a flint bluff with reddish colored rock along the old Butterfield Stage road.
Where is the Civil War loot in Arkansas?During the time America was in the middle of the Civil War, not all men fought on either side, some were out for the gain they could steal from abandoned homes. This is one such story of a man that was really on neither side, but got mixed up with both Confederate and Union soldiers and of course looters.
Henry convinced the Union soldiers that he had been captured by the Confederate soldiers. All of the men except for Henry hung. Henry told the soldiers all the information he had about the whereabouts of the Confederate soldiers and their plans. Henry stayed with the Union army for the rest of the war.Henry never made it back to the location of the buried loot but on his deathbed at the age of 77, he retold the story to Tom Hoots. To this day, no one has found the valuables that were stolen during the Civil War in Arkansas.
The story of the Beale codes.For those that love to figure out numbers, here is a story of lost treasure that will keep you puzzled! Its the story of a code that has been handed down for years and if broken, could leave the clever mind with enough money to last a lifetime! The story involves a man with his hunting buddies and an innkeeper and has just enough mystery and tales of fortune to have kept people intrigued for many years!
Thomas Jefferson Beale was a man who stood about six feet tall and had dark eyes with hair to match. He was very handsome with an even, dark complexion and was also an extremely honest and loyal man. In 1817 Beale and thirty of his hunting pals headed out to Santa Fe to hunt game. They were planning on staying in Santa Fe for two years and called Beale Captain because he acted as the groups leader. Leaving on May 19, 1817, they arrived in Santa Fe on December 1 of that same year.
Beale gathered up the rest of the group after hearing the story and they set out to join the others at the gold site. When they arrived, Beale hired Indians to help them collect the gold and the group stayed for eighteen months working in the mine. Once they had collected a significant amount of gold, they knew that their lives could be in danger if robbers happened upon them while they had so much gold. They decided to travel east with what they could, hide it, and come back later to collect more of it. Beale took ten of the men and went to Virginia to hide the gold. The rest of the men returned to their homes.
When March arrived and it was time for Beale to return to the mine with the others, he again hired Indians to help them uncover the gold. They stayed for another eighteen months or so and in the fall of 1821, the group decided to split up and join again the following spring so that they could look for more. Beale headed back to Virginia, hid their findings, and stayed again at Mr. Morriss inn. He stayed again over the winter and in March of 1822 was about to set off for the gold mine once again. Before leaving this time, he gave Mr. Morriss an iron lock box and asked Mr. Morriss if he would keep it safe until he returned. Mr. Morriss agreed and took the box, without knowing its contents, from Beale.
In 1862, Mr. Morriss knew that he was not going to be alive for much longer. He needed to find a way to decipher the codes and claim the treasure, as he had originally been asked to. He had tried for years but had come up with very little. He asked James B. Ward of Virginia to come look at the codes and try to decipher them. He told the man that if the codes could be deciphered, he would split his share of the fortune with him. Morriss never saw his share or any part of the treasure as he passed away the very next year.
The story of the bells of Mexico.There is a story that has evolved over the ages about a priest in Mexico who was evil and had no respect for man or for god. He only had a few jobs around the church, including collecting the monies for the offering and ringing the bells to tell the people that the church service was about to begin. Along with his evil, he had plenty of greed and as he collected the money from the collection plate, he would take some of it and keep it for himself. He would keep the money and place it in a chest that he had hidden in secret. Once the chest was full, he decided he would bury the money and kill a man so that the dead mans skeleton may protect his buried treasure.
The boy paid no attention to the dying man but there was a sweeper in the hallway just outside the priests room who had overheard what was said. The sweeper was a poor man trying to provide for his family and he wanted a better life for them and for himself. The following week he would take his shovel and set out to the gardens in the monastery to try to find the buried treasure. He never found anything until one night when he was fast asleep in his bed he woke up to the sound of the church bells ringing. He got up abruptly, certain that there was some sort of emergency within the church. However, once he saw his wife and child sound asleep in their beds, he remembered the words of the dying priest and knew instantly that those bells were for him and that he was the only one who could hear them ringing.
Where is Bill Bowlegs' buried loot?The rumors around who the real Bill Bowlegs is can be quite confusing because there were at least three during the 1800s to trend upon the coast of Florida. No matter who it was there was a real pirate known as William Bowlegs some believe it was William Bowlegs Rogers, but you will find others that disagree with this. Whoever, it was he was at one time a member of the Jean Lafittes Baritarian pirates around 1812. Lafitte moved his operation to Galveston Island in 1818 while Bowlegs stayed behind. He formed his own band of pirates with a secret hideaway on the north Gulf Coast of Florida. He and his band of pirates would prey upon Spanish ships in the gulf until the year of 1838.
Where is Mr. Bishops lost chest of gold coins?A group of Mormons along with their wagons filled with their possessions was headed to Horsetown in the 1850s. In order to get to their destination, they had to travel through the valley of Redding, California and cross over Clear Creek. Normally, Clear Creek was a quiet and serene creek, but not on this occasion. The water was running off the mountains and made this quiet little creek into a torrent of raging, muddy, floodwaters. They decided to camp nearby and wait until the water began to recede before heading onward.
Thus began the search for Mr. Bishops lost gold coins. To this day, no one has found another gold coin and it is believed that the gold is somewhere on the banks or in Clear Creek.
Where is the Silver Treasure in Pennsylvania?Legends of Captain Blackbeard have been throughout history, however, this one is has been recorded and if anyone could find this treasure would be a very rich individual. In 1811, Captain Blackbeard commissioned by the British Admiralty was asked to raise the wreckage of a Spanish galleon off the shores of the Bahamas Islands. During this time, England and France were at war and the English wished the cargo to be taken to an American port safe from hands of Napoleonic France.
While having a few drinks at a Baltimore tavern in June of 1812, Blackbeard was met with Peter Abelhard Karthaus, which was a famous privateer of the time. He informed Blackbeard that he knew of the ship that he brought to Maryland and that it held $1,500,000 worth of silver bars.
He then decided to go by land and rivers. Going through the land route through Canada would be safer and was only around 400 miles through rugged terrain. His route would be to follow the Susquehanna north to where Williamsport is today, then to Sinnemahoning River until he made it to Emporium as we know it today. Then they would have to travel 23 miles over the Keating Summit to the Allegheny River close to Port Allegany. This entire area was known to trappers, traders, and of course hostile Indians as Canoe Place. All that they needed to do was to follow the Allegheny to the mouth of the Conewango Creek and then up to Chautauqua Lake. Then he could just go down to Lake Erie very easily. Britain at the time controlled Lake Erie, so it would be the closest English port to secure the treasure in English hands.
Sometime during the summer of 1812, close to the village of Keating Summit the treasure was buried near an old saltlick. To this day, no one was ever told the exact whereabouts of the treasure from the Spanish galleon.
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