Biggest Treasures That The Government Are HIDING From YOU!

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As per UNESCO, there are up to three million shipwrecks strewn across the ocean floor. Military wrecks are usually within the jurisdiction of their nations under global maritime and salvage law, whereas nearly everything is allowed in international waters. It would take more than 400 years to unearth the sea's wrecks, and the riches could be worth trillions of dollars. It should come as no surprise that, in addition to underwater historians, treasure hunters and salvage businesses are interested in these wrecks since they have the potential to yield millions of dollars if the correct wrecks are identified. In this video, we will talk about 10 biggest treasures of shipwrecks.
 

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You know, it really does put a pep in your step to see the word "trillions" juxtaposed with "treasure" like that! It's almost enough to make one consider a life of crime...:blackbeard:
I’m sure over the years there’s more than a few that stumbled upon untold riches and just took what they could and said nothing to no one.
 

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Probably a lot of people/divers have done that... keep quiet about it.
 

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I know treasure hunters who don't feel safe talking about a gold cache they found legally, on their own property. Even legal gold treasure found, anymore you're taking a big risk mentioning it. And... legal gold found by salvage crews is not safe to post (photos or videos) all over the Internet either! :dontknow:
 
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I know treasure hunters who don't feel safe talking about a gold cache they found legally, on their own property. Even legal gold treasure found, anymore you're taking a big risk mentioning it. And... legal gold found by salvage crews is not safe to post (photos or videos) all over the Internet either! :dontknow:
Common sense stuff right there.
 

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Back in the 80's a prominent family loaned cash to a Spanish Galion Discoverer. For return payment he handed them bricks of gold, enough of them to collapse their dining room table. He found more.... I have said too much.
 

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Past few weeks, since making my comment, WW2 Japanese gold has been dug in the Philippines. They (Japanese) put poison in the cache container and pour cement between surface and treasure. No investor backed treasure hunters involved and found by property owner (with help from local diggers). Might be more being dug up right now. I know there has to be more in Florida... why can't we just go out and do the same? Must be we can't get access to land and underwater sites (the problem). There is the 1715 beach, you need to dodge the crowds and hunt after storms. Family in Florida once found a pirate chest on their property. The state got greedy, tried to take more, saying part of the treasure was being held back.

Philippines on land they are using IR satellite images plus ground scanner radar. Crews working 1715 leases still using old mag hits from years ago. Why can't salvage crews adopt to the new technology? Won't a GPR work over shallow water?
 
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In this case it was the unreported. On 1 I've seen the satellite/ground radar images. Bright colored, know there is both ground scanner and satellite.
 

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There are 2 private parties and only one used gpr/satellite (not sure if it was IR or space radar). The other party owned a farm and described a similar poisoned container, cement and back filled with sand/soil not normally found that location. I think both owned land for all sites. Don't think either is in contact with the other.
 
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Family in Florida once found a pirate chest on their property. The state got greedy, tried to take more, saying part of the treasure was being held back.
Gee, I wonder how the state found out about it. Somebody didn't practice the "3 S's": Sift, Shovel and Shut up...
 

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Family in Florida once found a pirate chest on their property. The state got greedy, tried to take more, saying part of the treasure was being held back.
Gee, I wonder how the state found out about it. Somebody didn't practice the "3 S's": Sift, Shovel and Shut up...

This story was in one of the older treasure magazines, way back, more than 2 decades now. Yes, state of Florida said part of the treasure had been kept back (not reported). So Florida was suing the family for an amount (more than 1 million, at the time is like millions of dollars today). Imagine finding a chest on your property legally, then appear in court to defend your find against the state of Florida..
 
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Imagine finding a chest on your property legally, then appear in court to defend your find against the state of Florida.
Oh, no doubt it would suck. I'd like to think that if I found a chest on my property--whether it was buried by pirates or myself, no government entity would ever know about it unless and until I was 100% certain that I could keep it and I was declaring it to pay taxes due. If this family kept some of it hidden and still declared it to the state of Florida, then that's their bad. And that's the big rub for me. I have no problem paying taxes on a treasure I found. But the possibility that a government would seize it from me is what drives people to not declare it. Unfortunately, the chances of me finding a valuable treasure are only slightly less than me winning the Mega Millions, so it's probably not something I will ever have to worry about. But I would sure like to have those worries.
 

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Just in case a Florida treasure hunter should turn up a chest, found in a legal search----CAUTION BEFORE OPENING----have a good treasure finder lawyer be there to witness it opening, to document the contents. I watched a news special once about a meteorite hunter in Kansas. The meteorite fall area produced huge meteorites. When found, before removing it from the hole, he would call his meteorite attorney first. There is a way to beat the state of Florida, at their own game and in a 100% legal way.

Now maybe, he did call the attorney first (as reported by media) all really needed to document a find is to tell the news media.
 
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