Top 5 Lost Treasures that are still waiting to be FOUND!

1. The Forrest Fenn Hidden Treasure

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After becoming a pilot in the Air Force in the 1960s, Fenn regularly flew his plane to Pompeii to look for artifacts, of which he found plenty. 

Diagnosed with kidney cancer in the 1980s, Fenn decided to hide his most beloved artifacts and give everyone clues to find his treasure, which he estimates to hold $1–3 million worth of gold, jewelry, and other valuable artifacts.

The Thrill of the Chase: clues to finding Forrest Fenn’s treasure

As I have gone alone in there

And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And a hint of riches new and old. 

Begin it where warm waters halt

And take it in the canyon down,
Not far, but too far to walk.
Put in below the home of Brown. 

From there it’s no place for the meek,

The end is ever drawing nigh;
There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.

If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,

Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace. 

So why is it that I must go

And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know,
I’ve done it tired, and now I’m weak.

So hear me all and listen good,

Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.

2. The Treasure of Jean Lafitte

Jean Lafitte (1780-1823) was a legendary French privateer and pirate who resided in the Gulf of Mexico throughout the early 19th century and was widely believed to have been born in either the French colony of Saint-Domingue or in Basque-France.

He operated a warehouse in New Orleans by 1805 to assist in dispersing goods that were smuggled by his older brother Pierre Lafitte.

When the government of the United States passed the Embargo Act of 1807, the brothers, in turn, transferred their order of operations to an island that was located in Barataria Bay (Louisiana) and by 1810, their port was highly successful. This, of course, led the brothers to pursue a smuggling operation of great success while also beginning to get engaged in the world of piracy.

3. The Golden Own That Hidden Somewhere in France

In search of the Golden Owl France, you have to know the riddles. There are eleven Golden Owl France Riddles to find the Golden Owl. 
Each riddle has a different sequence to crack. Many of the riddles have been said to be solved, but the few that are unsolved are said to be the most important.

Key Point: Each riddle is composed of a title, text, and painting. Each page is numbered with a wavelength associated with colors and an owl face.

The Clue

Each clue consists of a title, text and visual. These visuals are a reproduction of original paintings by Becker. They were composed according to specifications written by Valentin.
Solving the eleven clues will isolate an area the size of a small town located in France. To locate the exact place of burial within this zone, players have to solve a twelfth and final puzzle hidden within the previous eleven.
The first clue is marked B and shows the reader that the first challenge they face is to organize the clues into the correct order. It reads:
Il N'est De Pire Aveugle Que Celui Qui Ne Veut Pas Voir (The blindest man is the one who refuses to see)
1=530 | 3=470 | 5=600 | 7=420 | 9=650
Clues: (in original French)
In numerical order:
B | 420 | 470 | 500 | 520 | 530 | 560 | 580 | 600 | 650 | 780
Suggested order of clues:
B | 530 | 780 | 470 | 580 | 600 | 500 | 420 | 560 | 650 | 520
Clues: in translated English
In numerical order:
B | 420 | 470 | 500 | 520 | 530 | 560 | 580 | 600 | [650] ( | 780
Suggested order of clues:
B | 530 | 780 | 470 | 580 | 600 | 500 | 420 | 560 | 650 | 520
Note: I could not find English versions of the clues anywhere so I have translated badly from the French (and occasional snippets of Latin) using Google translate and my own rusty skills. The translations are far from perfect but I hope you'll appreciate that this is a labor of love and I tried my best.

4. Lake Guatavita and the Original Legend of “El Dorado”

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The origins of El Dorado lie deep in South America. And like all enduring legends, the tale of El Dorado contains some scraps of truth. When Spanish explorers reached South America in the early 16th century, they heard stories about a tribe of natives high in the Andes mountains in what is now Colombia. When a new chieftain rose to power, his rule began with a ceremony at Lake Guatavita. Accounts of the ceremony vary, but they consistently say the new ruler was covered with gold dust, and that gold and precious jewels were thrown into the lake to appease a god that lived underwater.

The Spaniards started calling this golden chief El Dorado, "the gilded one." The ceremony of the gilded man supposedly ended in the late 15th century when El Dorado and his subjects were conquered by another tribe. But the Spaniards and other Europeans had found so much gold among the natives along the continent's northern coast that they believed there had to be a place of great wealth somewhere in the interior. The Spaniards didn't find El Dorado, but they did find Lake Guatavita and tried to drain it in 1545. They lowered its level enough to find hundreds of pieces of gold along the lake's edge. But the presumed fabulous treasure in the deeper water was beyond their reach.

5. The Oak Island Money Pit

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Off the shores of Nova Scotia is Oak Island, a place where unimaginable riches (or absolutely nothing) can supposedly be found at the bottom of a money pit that has eluded treasure seekers for centuries. Originally, the money pit was found in 1795 by a teenager named Daniel McGinnis who claimed he saw mysterious lights coming from the island, and upon investigating, found a small circular hole that seemed worth digging into. As this was the golden age of piracy, McGinnis and his friends thought there might be recently buried treasure in the pit. The boys made many trips to the site, and in their digging found pickaxe markings and wooden platforms that served as signs that this was, in fact, a manmade hole where treasure might be found.

In the end, however, they found nothing of value, but as the legend grew, more and more people decided to try their luck. Exciting signs of treasure kept being unearthed, such as the presence of coconut shells, which are not native to the region. Finally, at a depth of 90 feet, a mysterious stone was discovered with symbols that to this day have not been definitively decided. This finding set off the insane pursuits of wealth at the pit for centuries to come.

Various treasure hunting companies have tried their luck, sinking millions of dollars and losing six human lives. Unfortunately, as the deeper holes were dug, the pit continued to fill up with water, requiring more and more powerful machines to drain it. And as a company, after the company dug different holes to avoid the water, only to encounter financial troubles, the spot of the supposed original money pit has become lost. These people aren’t completely crazy: Traces of gold have been found and other treasures have allegedly been discovered as well, though the finders have supposedly kept them hidden.

Theories of what’s actually hidden in the pit range from the pretty standard “pirate’s treasure,” to the Holy Grail itself. Regardless, people can’t seem to give up on the legend. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt even pursued the treasure, working at the site in his late-20s. To this day, people are searching for treasure at the money pit, and this year, The History Channel began airing a reality show about the treasure-seekers of Oak Island.

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