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Pirate Treasure found? A Billion dollars worth??

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posted on Sep, 27 2005 @ 08:32 AM
sorry if this is in the wrong section put it does seem relevant to discovery through research.

havent found any more info yet but im still looking......

I think this is awesomeley exciting!


posted on Sep, 27 2005 @ 08:37 AM
Yar! Tis be good news..... Oh wait, International Talk Like a Pirate Day was September 19th.

Still very interesting news, but how could it possibly be worth a billion? Really thats got to be a massive amount of treasure for there to be a billion dollars worth of treausre. Unless it's a different currency of course. But a billion is still a lot of money no matter what the currency.

posted on Sep, 27 2005 @ 08:43 AM
Should be interesting to see what they discovered. "Millionaire Bernard Keiser" has been searching for it since 1998... Sure took him long enough! (Wonder what his take on the "billion dollars worth" is going to be?)

posted on Sep, 27 2005 @ 08:47 AM
A billion $ worth... that's quite a bit. Seeing as how they have yet to pull the treasure from the ground, I'll wait and see... I wouldn't be surprised if it was less.

posted on Sep, 27 2005 @ 08:56 AM
they think they found it. not found yet.

reminds me of the story of the first deep sea wreck location. book titled "Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea" details how these guys figured out how to locate a sunken ship in deep waters and then search the ship. The techniques and equipment they invented were then used to locate and search the titanic.

if I recall correctly, these guys found hundreds of millions of dollars worth of gold on the bottom of the ocean. when they arrived in port with their booty they were greeted by insurance company reps who claim their companies paid out on claims from the original sinking and the booty is, rightfully, theirs.

posted on Sep, 27 2005 @ 12:13 PM
Guys, check out other articles on The find is estimated to be valued at over 10 billion dollars.


posted on Sep, 27 2005 @ 12:37 PM
This claims it's worth 13 Billion. WOW that's a lot of money.

ABC News

posted on Sep, 27 2005 @ 02:35 PM
What's more interesting is how they actually found the treasure, using thier little friend "Arturito".

This most recent announcement, however, deserves greater credence because of the equipment used by the treasure hunters: a mini robot that can scan 50 metres deep into the earth. The robot, dubbed "Arturito", was invented by Chileans and over the past year has grabbed headlines by breaking some of the country's biggest criminal mysteries.

posted on Sep, 27 2005 @ 02:56 PM

Originally posted by Linux

What really excites me about this find is not the value nor the coins, but the golden Inca statues.

The workmanship that went into Incan art is amazing but so much of it was destroyed by greed, melted down to make coins. Now, if they could just find a hoard of their books, I would be ecstatic, seeing how all of them were burnt by religious zealots bent on destruction.

posted on Oct, 4 2005 @ 03:42 PM
Why doesn't some enterprising fellow use that bot to check out the "money pit"...

Uhmm....I've got something to do, yeah that's it....bye!

posted on Oct, 4 2005 @ 08:25 PM

Originally posted by Morzikaga
Why doesn't some enterprising fellow use that bot to check out the "money pit"...

Uhmm....I've got something to do, yeah that's it....bye!


The money pits mystery should have been solved by now.

posted on Oct, 4 2005 @ 08:35 PM
We haven't heard much's been more than a week now and I've seen nothing new. Maybe someone was plugging Arturito for some other gig.

I'm disappointed...if 'billions' in bullion had been found, it would be news, but the silence on this is equal to the deafening silence on the money pit of Oak Island.


*listening to the hum of my CPU*

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posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 08:53 PM

Originally posted by masqua
Now, if they could just find a hoard of their books, I would be ecstatic, seeing how all of them were burnt by religious zealots bent on destruction.

Are you thinking of the Aztecs? The Inca were conspicuous as the one major civilization which did not have writing.

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 11:32 PM
I just read on one of the articles that it said that the team of explorers would only get half of the loot, and they were going to donate it to non-profit organizations. Why wouldn't they be able to get some sort of monitary compensation for finding what is possibly the largest treasure find in history?? I would hope that if I found a lost treasure that it would be mine and mine only.

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 11:40 PM
I don't know I 'd be pretty happy with half of 10 billion dollars.

If I was them I too would donate half to charity, that should cover the taxes nicely and go to a good cause.

posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 11:42 PM
isn't there supposed to be one more death before the money pit actually gives up its secrets?- by legend anyway

And what of Maritime law for those insurance wheenies? Any thing found in the open ocean is finders keepers-right?

posted on Oct, 13 2005 @ 05:59 AM
I believe the 'one more death' legend is just that... a legend.
I don't know what the island is like now, but when I took the tour 10-15 years ago, the place looked to be in shambles. You could see the drilling pipes that had collapsed as well as what looked like at the time, discarded machinery.
The tour bus was 'windowless school bus' in poor shape and was obviously just for making some money on the side.

The shack that held some of the artifacts and pictures was pretty run down as well, but you overlooked that when viewing the minute treasures that had been found.

One thing I did find interesting was that the part of the island we were on (note; the island itself is pretty small, depending on which way you are looking could be defined as what part of the island you are on )
On the beach, they had a giant cement wheel ( around 10 feet tall if memory serves me correctly) that was used for crushing stones in search of gold. Apparently, the beach area used to contain a lot of gold deposits for some reason.
I was alot younger then so the overall intrest wasn't that great. It wasn't until much later that I became interested in different mysteries of hidden places and sunken treasures.

I would like to go back sometime and see if anything has changed, especially since I am more interested now.

Note: In addition to the above description, there were certain areas that were not open to the public. These areas may have housed more expensive looking equipment, but from a generalized observation.. it did not look like anybody invested millions in the search for the treasure.

posted on Oct, 13 2005 @ 11:21 PM
I remember seeing a documentary on Oak Island. Good one too.

As for a Billion worth of treasure? I don't know about that, if so that is a lot of freaking loot that was found.

Has anything else been said about this?

posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 10:16 AM
a reply to: masqua

The Inca had no written language. Hard to put alot of tiny knots in a book, eh?

posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 05:25 PM
That sounds amazing !! Really exciting, i wonder how many treasures lies around the ocean floor just waiting to be found? Other things than gold, i think of all those old machina and other relics lost to the world, i myself think that if the machinery, stonetablets and lost documents that have vanished would have been recovered earlier in our history, our knowledge and technology would maybe have look a little different, maybe even be longer ahead then now

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