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It is difficult to tell if this statue is on a rooftop or at a water's edge. It also could represent the rainbow which set the colors/numbers for each hint.
This is a posting area for everything related to the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA). Most of this is tailored to US National Parks. It may apply to other agencies and land management areas. It is the searchers responsibility to know the rules, laws and regulations prior to performing any treasure related actions. The material presented on this website is informational only. It is the responsibility of the treasure hunter to ensure they have the most up to date information available from the source who originally released the document.
I was doing some research on a treasure trove location when I seen a link:
This page offers a few different books on treasure seeking / hunting.
You can either take the ISBN number and look up the book on a bookstore website, or potentially join the URL in hopes to read a few for free.
On The Trail Of The Golden Owl (French: Sur la trace de la chouette d'or) is a French armchair treasure hunt book created by communications expert Régis Hauser under the pseudonym "Max Valentin" and illustrated by artist Michel Becker. The book was first published in 1993. It provides clues to the location of a buried statuette of an owl, created by Becker.
The puzzle contained within the book remains officially unsolved as of 2020, making it the second longest-running contest in the armchair treasure hunt genre. Hauser/Valentin died in 2009, and the solutions are now held by his lawyer.
The Musgrove Gang, which was headed by Lee Musgrove, were known as thieves and rustlers who ranged from Texas to Wyoming to Kansas.
Noted for their brutality, they were said to have killed at least a dozen people during their raids. However, Colorado lawman Dave Cook went after the gang, and one at a time, either killed or arrested every one of them. Lee Musgrove was finally caught by Cook in Wyoming Territory and was jailed in Denver. On November 23, 1868 a crowd stormed the jail and hung the outlaw. The Musgrove Corral treasure trove of gold and silver coins is rumored to be buried alo
One cold morning in the year 1937, Doc Noss went searching for fresh water near Hembrillo Basin in New Mexico. During his search he discovered a tunnel which had a ladder that was leading down below. He decided to inspect it. Reaching the bottom of the pit he found over 200 gold bars. However, greed got the better of him. He decided to explore the land, trying to make the entry bigger and so he could find more gold, but the impact of the explosion made the shaft collapse, making it impossible to reach the treasure. Many have attempted to find the treasure trove, but to no avail.
The Middleton Plantation was located on the Ashley River, approximately 14 miles north west of Charleston in 1741. During the Civil War Middleton buried a large treasure trove consisting of money and valuables. Reports say the treasure trove is somewhere on the grounds and Middleton died trying to defend his property. The Yankees destroyed the mansion and the treasure trove went undiscovered.
There are rumors that the early-day pirate Murrell buried a treasure trove within the marsh land which is in close proximity to Murrell's Inlet near the coast.
In a surprise raid in 1780, the Patriots attacked the Williamson Plantation, about 4 miles east of McConnells and killed the notorius Captain Huck and his band of Tory raiders. The Tories had accumulated a large treasure trove over a period of 5 years. It is believed that the treasure trove was buried somewhere on the plantation grounds, but it has never been recovered.
Somewhere in Tijeras Canyon lies a treasure trove. Several treasure historians who believe the huge Gran Quivera hoard, over 1500 burro loads of gold and silver. They believe it is located in the southern Manzano Mountains, close the Hell’s Canyon of the Four Hills area, which isnear Tijeras Canyon off of Highway I-40.
In 1851 two pioneers were said to have buried $40,000 in gold coins near a campsite along the old Santa Fe Trail, in close proximity to the Point of Rocks. The Point of Rocks in Colfax County is on private land, approximately eight miles north and two miles east of a road side park on US Highway 56. This landmark was a popular campsite with a nearby spring. There was considerable violence at this site, including the killing of the White Family in 1849. There are graves close to where the treasure trove was supposedly buried.
A group of freighters while traveling along the Santa Fe Trail to Independence, Missouri a group were attacked just three days into their trip. The freighters were carrying 25 bags of gold coins worth about $150,000. Seeing the imminent attack the men buried the gold somewhere between Ute Park and Cimarron, New Mexico in Colfax County. Only one of the men survived the attack to tell the story. He was severely wounded, and he died just a few days later. The survivor on his deathbed said that the treasure trove was buried in an area with three large rocks, one of which was half the size of a h
Capitan Mountains – A huge treasure trove of Aztec Indian gold bars and rich ore, said to total some $20-30 million USD, is located in the Capitan Mountains, possibly in a cave or cavern.
Caballo Mountains – Also called Horse Mountains, the peaks are located about 35 miles north of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Supposedly, gold bars, silver, and jewels were buried by a spring under the big rocks of Cabello Canyon. The buried treasure trove was said to have been stolen from the Chihauhua-Spanish by the Indians during the Indian uprisings.
The Indians having no need for the treasure, carted the goods by horse and mule to the hiding spot after their murderous raids.
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From the Independent:
The remains of Captain Black Sam Bellamy's and crew, may have been found,say researchers
Captain Black Sam Bellamy's and crew, 'Robin Hood of the Sea' as he became the highest-earning pirate of all time
On the shores of Cape Cod may contain the bodies of as many as 102 men whose corpses were washed ashore after their ship, the Whydah, sank while still carrying much of the treasure that had made Bellamy the highest-earning pirate of all time.
“We believe that we have found the largest mass burial ground in the US,” said expedition leader Casey Sh
Over the past few weeks I have been rummaging through my treasure seekers notebook. I came across a note which was to point me towards researching WHY on earth the National Security Agency was so interested in the Beale ciphers and the treasure. So I went digging for the NSA references. I am going to attach them to this post. I have not read all of these yet, but I may do so in the near future. I do know that one of NSA's past employees was quite intrigued about the Beale Ciphers and where the treasure may be hidden.
Here are all the files I have found - so far.
Forrest Fenn confirms that some one has found Forrest Fenn's Treasure
Forrest Fenn confirmed his treasure was found. It was a cultural shock to most of the treasure seekers out there. On my sister site https://treasure-seekers.org we offered quite a bit of help to anyone who could use it. I think we were close in our solve, a rather common place in Montana, but very close to Wyoming.
Here Forrest Fenn offered several photos of the claimed treasure. All I can say about it is Congrats to the person(s) who found it. Now the rest of the community can go do other things.
I didn't go
Cochise Buried Gold – In 1899 a Southern Pacific express railroad train was robbed of $60,000 in gold coins and bullion by lawmen who turned outlaws, Burt Alvord and Billy Stiles near Cochise.
Along the old trail between Wilcox and Cochise, the pair hid away in a cabin about 1/2 mile outside Cochise. Rumor has it they buried the gold near the cabin, and agreed they would recover it once the law went away.
Before they had a chance, the Wells Fargo law men jailed Alvord and Stiles was killed. The Wells Fargo agents made a thorough search of the area, but never found the stolen cache
On the border of Arizona and New Mexico, is an area called the Peloncillo Mountains. Within these mountains reside a place known as Skeleton Canyon.
Here, there are supposedly many treasures buried though there is a famous one in particular known as the Monterrey Loot.
It gets its name from the city in Mexico which was raided by a group of bandits near the end of the Nineteenth Century according to Listverse.
Making their way back into the United States, where they originally came from, the bandits had 39 gold bars one million dollars’ worth of diamonds and coins as well as seve
The Secret - Verse Twelve
MATCHING IMAGE: Image 5
FOUND in 1983: Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois
Discoverers: Eric Gasiorowski, Bob Wrobel, Danny Rosenbach, and David James
For detailed notes on the meaning of this verse, see the Verse 12 Interpretation Page.
Where M and B are set in stone
And to Congress, R is known
L sits and left
Beyond his shoulder
Is the Fair Folks'
The end of ten by thirteen
Is your clue
Fence and fixture
For finding jewel casque
Seek the sounds
The Secret - Verse Eleven
MATCHING IMAGE: Image 3
SEARCHING: Roanoke Island, North Carolina
For detailed notes on the meaning of this verse, see the Verse 11 Interpretation Page.
Pass two friends of octave
Ride the man of oz
To the land near the window
There's a road that leads to
Where white is in color
With two maps
After circle and square
In July and August
A path beckons
To mica and driftwood
Which may be last touched
Or first seen standing
The Secret - Verse Ten
MATCHING IMAGE: Image 12
SEARCHING: New York, New York
For detailed notes on the meaning of this verse, see the Verse 10 Interpretation Page.
In the shadow
Of the grey giant
Find the arm that
Extends over the slender path
You'll often hear a whirring sound
Although the sign
Speaks of Indies native
The natives still speak
Of him of Hard word in 3 Vols.
Take twice as many east steps as the hour
From the middle of one branch
Of the v
The Secret - Verse Nine
MATCHING IMAGE: Image 6
SEARCHING: Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, St. Augustine, Florida
For detailed notes on the meaning of this verse, see the Verse 9 Interpretation Page.
The first chapter
Written in water
With wind rose
Behind bending branches
And a green picket fence
At the base of a tall tree
You can still hear the honking
Shell, limestone, silver, salt
Stars move by day
Sails pass by night
Even in darkness
Like moonlight in teardrops
Over the tall g