I think I found Lafittes treasure
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Results 1 to 11 of 11
Like Tree20Likes
  • 2 Post By Bencoastalbama
  • 1 Post By angelito1
  • 7 Post By AARC
  • 1 Post By releventchair
  • 1 Post By Peyton Manning
  • 1 Post By GoDeep
  • 2 Post By crashbandicoot
  • 1 Post By Gulf Coast Pirate
  • 1 Post By 1637
  • 3 Post By chub

Thread: I think I found Lafittes treasure

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    Feb 2021
    Gulf Coast
    2 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    I think I found Lafitte's treasure

    While flying my drone along a local watershed after hurricane Sally I was filming trees that had blown with only the intentions of familiarizing myself with my drone. I first noticed what appeared to be an ancient shipwreck, then while filming trees that had blown over I saw something that to me didn't look natural. I have now spent the past year flying the area, researching Jean Lafitte and other pirates, and flying other areas that have for one reason or another inspired me to investigate. My dilemma is the primary area is on state lands in Alabama. Alabama state law says a treasure trove cannot be claimed on state lands because the finder would have to excavate or trespass to locate it. So my question is, what do I do? As of now, I have not done either as I was flying over a public waterway and hurricane Sally did the excavation necessary to expose it whatever it is. I am hesitant to notify the State simply because I don't want to look like a moron when it turns out to be an illegal dumpsite or something. Whatever it is, it's been there over 70 years(I think 2-3x that), many items appear to be metal but show no rust, and there appear be clusters of objects like one would expect to see if the chest originally holding them had rotted away. If I could get close enough to put my hands on it and verify it is what I think it is, I would hire a lawyer and begin the battle. But right now, everything I have is highly suggestive or a treasure of some type, but nothing concrete. ANY ADVICE would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    Charter Member
    Jun 2016
    1091 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Welcome to Tnet .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
    crashbandicoot likes this.
    Cat-like reflexes with a sloth-like brain

  3. #3

    Aug 2014
    Bahia Del Espiritu Santo - "Bay of the Holy Spirit”
    JW 8X V.2 - ML X2 - VP 580
    86322 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Only one way to find out... and thats to dive it.
    IF you do this... dont remove anything... dont dig... IF you see anything that would indicate it is a shipwreck of some type... especially if you see cannons or otherwise...
    just document it in video and pictures.

    I will tell you this... your time is running short to do this.

    The storm may have uncovered her... but the sand will be moving back in like it was very quickly... whats there today will be gone tomorrow at some point... and even quicker than you are / will be thinking.
    I have seen things gone in days... weeks... a month... all different time to do so... Once covered with sand... will almost certainly be covered again.

    THEN... and only after the above do you "have a leg to stand on"... or will justify your next move... including lawyers etc.
    IT IS NOT against the law to dive and take photographs... but beyond that you will risk loosing it all.

    Oh yeah... also... tell no one ANY co-ords...

    Guard this location information closely.... don't even speak of general areas.
    Last edited by AARC; Sep 07, 2021 at 06:21 PM.
    DETECT WITH RESPECT - HAVE PERMISSION - FILL HOLES - DISPOSE OF TRASH. The Random Chat Thread---> http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...en-24-7-a.html

  4. #4
    Charter Member

    May 2012
    32990 times
    I'm not familiar with state law there regarding trespass.
    Where I am state land is accessible to be on. Yes , there are likely exceptions. But I've game hunted many areas of the states holdings.
    State land for the most part is free range for citizens.

    You need to do a recon.
    IF you are allowed on the site.

    Treasure let alone Laffite is quite a jump from seeing something that catches your eye.
    But if it bugs you , stick with it.
    First find the law if any regarding access to the site.
    Then check it out if you can be there.
    If not , what would you gain by disclosing your hunch to someone or an entity that can access it?

    Did Lafitte leave treasure unrecovered by himself or agents or allies?
    IF interrupted in plans , perhaps.
    Options existed for revisiting sites. As well as direction folks to a site.
    Avoiding attracting attention factored. As well as avoiding hostilities or conflicts with rivals. Not unlike you today. Except for observation from above your drone watching you.

    crashbandicoot likes this.

  5. #5

    Dec 2012
    MXT-PRO Sandshark
    14840 times
    Metal Detecting
    I didn’t see that it underwater
    crashbandicoot likes this.

  6. #6

    Nov 2016
    Whites, Garrett, Minelab
    3468 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Only one way to know, go the site itself and confirm with your own hands on the goods, oh and don't forget to take clear pictures!
    Last edited by GoDeep; Sep 07, 2021 at 01:39 PM.
    crashbandicoot likes this.
    US Army, Operation Desert Storm, 1987-1993. Resident De-Bunker. I'm blunt because I don't have time to indulge your fantasies. Treasure is found down here on Earth, not on Google Earth.

  7. #7
    Charter Member
    Sep 2020
    2565 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I hope it,s what you think and I hope you can retrieve it.Best of luck!
    Phil and Gene Mean like this.

  8. #8
    Aug 2021
    Bayport, FL
    AT Pro
    81 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Go retrieve it pirate style!
    crashbandicoot likes this.

  9. #9
    May 2011
    tujunga ca
    xlt mxt gmz and now a gmt whites
    1902 times
    why cant you get close enough with the drone to see what it is? take pictures with the drone??
    good luck
    crashbandicoot likes this.

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    Sep 2020
    2565 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by 1637 View Post
    why cant you get close enough with the drone to see what it is? take pictures with the drone??
    good luck
    You know we like pictures.

  11. #11

    Apr 2017
    Fisher F75, Minelab Soveriegn XS 2 Nokta pinpointer
    2170 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I would consult Mr F Keepers and ask the FBI to help me




Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Lafitte's Treasure 1875.
    By jeff of pa in forum Treasure Legends
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Oct 19, 2019, 08:19 PM
  2. Jean Lafitte Treasure Found ????
    By bja3908 in forum Cache Hunting
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Sep 01, 2018, 02:22 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: Dec 01, 2017, 12:55 PM
  4. Jean Lafitte and the Neches River Treasure
    By wx5jcp in forum Treasure Legends - Texas
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Feb 25, 2012, 04:02 PM

Tags for this Thread

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0