Chris Muir's Day By Day

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Buried Pirate Treasure!

At Fowler's Bluff on the banks of the Suwanee River in Florida?

They're a-digging...

A pirate's curse is afoot, and it could be keeping some valuable booty several feet underground.

Here in this swampy hamlet on the east bank of the Suwannee River, where the air thickens with mosquitoes, a legend of buried treasure is firmly entrenched in local lore.

For years, through many landowners, treasure hunters have tried and failed to come up with the loot they believe was buried by 1800s French privateer Jean Lafitte — some say because such endeavors carry a curse preventing the treasure from being uncovered.

None have dug up the treasure, with the exception of one rumored recovery that may or may not have happened.


Click the link to read the rest. Makes for an exciting story, whether it's true or not.

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

You 'know' it's Good Ol' Boys when THIS is the money quote...
"If I died and someone else found this treasure, it'd kill me," he said. Sigh...

Bob said...

@Old NFO: It makes sense, though, in a sort of Yogi Berra-esque fashion, don't it?