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November 29, 2001 at 08:53:49
In Reply to: Re: Treasure:
posted by Andrew on November 26, 2001 at 18:36:27
Hi Andrew, I came back (for few hours)
a lot of people seems to have ideas about a treasure church in Cocos island. But how many went there to have a look, and to search?...
How many of them knows that, in this island, a metal detector just can't work normally because the island is too much affected by mineral (like in volcanoes) ?
Some think also that I want to sell my map... I NEVER HAD THIS IDEA, AND I'LL NEVER DO THAT ! That's clear for them ?
I never also bought it to anyone... It's a long story, and perhaps I'll show you, FOR FREE, some of the old papers concerning the origine of this map.
The guards in Cocos live in a camp on Wafer bay, there are now 3 or 4, but the worst for treasure hunters are the OTHER PEOPLE living in Chatham bay : the ecologists. So, don't dream anymore Andrew : you will NEVER get a legal permit to look for a treasure in Cocos as the island is now, since 1997, UNESCO classified. When it was possible, until this date, the CR gov asked some $ 50,000 deposit for surety, and to pay all the expenses fo some 10 people to escort, control and look for the treasure is discovered... another $ 50,000 more (more or less). Now, even paying the double, it's finish... So don't plan anything or you're a dreamer... (they will control everything you do on the island, and you'll just lost your time and more, if they find a detector with you...)
The really interesting books about the story of Cocos island ARE NOT in the books... I read one eleven of them (even the Malcom Campbell's one).
I have to go now...