Shipwrecked treasure allegedly found via Google Maps

Jan 2, 2009
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Shipwrecked treasure allegedly found via Google Maps

Treasure hunter Nathan Smith testifies that he used Google maps to find buried treasure in South Texas. Smith also monitored the treasures location with updated satellite images to ensure that no one was poking around long enough to gain legal rights to his findings.

The 39-year-old musician from Los Angeles located a 19h century boat, which has a supposed cargo of gold and silver off the Texas Gulf coast.  Smith is attempting to gain rights to dig at the location where he believes the missing ship is. He believes this to be the location because of written accounts found on Google and the readings of gold and silver from metal detectors at the site.

Refugio County estate is making claim to owning the land and wants Smith to stop excavating immediately. He is currently looking for investors to take part in the dig. The treasure Smith estimates to be about $3 billion in all. The inspiration comes from the Nicolas Cage film National Treasure.  The ship supposedly sank only to later be found by the Comanche Indians who buried some of it.  Smith testifies that the locations appears to look something like a shoe print and that you can see an actual “X” where he thinks part of the ship’s capstan is.


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