The Money Pit Mystery and Early Treasure Hunting on Oak Island

Oak Island is located off the coast of Nova Scotia near Halifax, in the eastern part of Canada. This 140 acre island is privately owned, and is best known for its supposed buried treasure, especially at a certain spot commonly known as the Money Pit. Since its discovery around the end of the 18th century, a number of theories have been put forward to explain the nature of the legendary treasure in the Money Pit of Oak Island. In addition, many attempts to unearth the treasure have been made in the following centuries, though these have yet to meet with success. Nevertheless, efforts continue even today, with the hope that a fantastic treasure will eventually be found on the mysterious Oak Island. Discovering the Money Pit on Oak Island The Money Pit of Oak Island is reported to have been discovered in the summer of 1795, when a teenager […] Read More

The Lost Treasure of the Beale Ciphers

More than a century ago, a small pamphlet was published titled “The Beale Papers,” which contained three cipher texts. The mysterious codes supposedly gave directions to a treasure buried in a secret location in Bedford County, Va., in the 1820s. The cryptic texts have captured the imagination and enthusiasm of avid cryptographers and treasure hunters ever since. However, despite numerous digs and countless attempts to crack the code, two out of the three ciphers remain undeciphered, and no treasure has ever been found. According to the story set out in the 1885 pamphlet, an American man by the name of Thomas J. Beale came across a treasure consisting of gold, silver, and jewels in a mine located to the north of Santa Fe. Beale and 30 fellow adventurers transported the hoard to Bedford County, where they buried it in a secure location. Beale then wrote three encoded letters: one […] Read More

6 Hidden Treasures That Are Still Waiting To Be Found (Maybe By You?)

If you’ve ever wanted to be a real-life Lara Croft or Indiana Jones, there are a few places you can start looking today. With so many legends of lost riches out there, it’s easy to think that treasure could be found just about anywhere. Consult a treasure seeking forum for just a few moments and you’ll realize that even right now, sweet loot may be hiding somewhere just a short trip away. It’s impossible to know if a treasure legend is true until the riches are actually found, but below is a roundup of lost riches that actually seem worth hunting for. Continue on, treasure seekers, as the potential greatest finds of a generation are just below. 1. The Forrest Fenn Treasure of the Rocky Mountains After being diagnosed with cancer in 1988, millionaire art collector Forrest Fenn decided that before he died, he’d like to hide a treasure […] Read More