We know that they exist, but they are somewhere couldn’t be found. They are treasures that are buried somewhere, napping under the water or in another mysterious place waiting for a lucky finder.
So every day you have to torture yourself at work and think twice before spending every cent – but somewhere the most precious treasures are waiting to be found.
The temptation is great, but the chance to find one of the treasures, is relatively small. Up to now, many people have done countless attempts using every imaginable way in order to get the money and jewels.
But maybe it likes to the lost car keys. Man searches it and searches in vain, until one day he founds it by chance. As there are lost treasures, there are countless references. But where exactly they are located, remains as a mystery.
In this list you can find out about ten valuable treasures, which so far considered as lost and could make you very rich. But before you go on the search, you should consider the risks. For most people the treasure hunt haven’t brought luck. On the contrary – in addition to the financial ruin many of adventurists died.
Top 10 Elusive Lost Treasures
10. The Lost Treasures of Oak Island
Is it blessing or curse?
Oak Iceland is only about 1.5 km long and 1 kilometer wide. It lies on the east coast of Canada in Mahoney Bay. The island is not only known for its wealth, but also because of the curse that has claimed many adventurers the last money or even life.
In 1795, in the supposedly uninhabited island a woodcutter found artificial hole and some scraps of rope on a tree. Together with two friends he dug to a depth of up to nine meters. They pushed again and again on artificial chambers without content.
There have been made countless attempts during the following centuries, in order to expose the shaft and the treasure. It was dug to a depth of about 60 meters. But nothing except wood, cement, metal and other remnants of building materials, a strangely labeled stone, slate and a goatskin could be found there.
Most expeditions had to be aborted because the funds were exhausted. Among the treasure hunters was later President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who tried his luck in 1909.
In the numerous attempts to reach the supposed treasure with various technical means, several people died. So on August 17, 1965, the artist Robert Restall, his son and two workers drowned in one of the flooded mine shafts. A total of six treasure hunters were killed. According to the legend, the treasure will require seven lives before it can be lifted.
9. The treasure of the Nibelungs
Lost in the Rhine
The treasure of the Nibelungs is one of the most famous treasures of Germany. The Treasure plays a major role in the Nibelung saga. So therefore, several dozen truckloads of gold and other treasures were sunk in the Rhine in the 5th century.
The treasure of Hagen, the murderer of the legendary hero Siegfried, who was married to the Burgundian Queen Kriemhild, was sunk at that time. By this way, Hagen wanted to protect the treasure from the vengeful Kriemhild. The original plan was to carry the treasures back to shore. But it never happened. The treasure was lost.
There were Burgundians from Nibelung – Saga. The noble family lived in Worms. Therefore, researchers believe that the treasure actually exists. A clue to the site of the sinking can be found in the Nibelung song. According to it the treasure is still at home in the hole of Rhine.
8. The Coco Island
Pirate gold in abundance
Island belonging to the Costa Rica, called Isla del Coco, including Cocos Islands is the most famous treasure island in the world. Here are three hidden treasures. In addition, the Cocos Islands served as a pattern for the classic adventure “Treasure Island” written by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The extremely heavy treasure of the notorious pirate Edward Davis should be located somewhere on the Cocos Islands. The pirate spent the end of the 17th century, two years on the island. Similarly, the treasure of the pirate Benito Bonito buried in 1819 is missing on the island too. Besides these, even the Hidden Treasure of Lima Church (1821) is also located on the island.
So far, hundreds of treasure hunters have tried their luck on the Cocos islands and found nothing, even if sometimes doubloons (Spanish gold coins), single jewel pieces, corpses and cards were turned up. But the vast majority, estimated at over a hundred million dollars worth of items is missing to this day.
7. The Treasure of Ohlstadt
The treasure in the hiding-place of the Knight of Weichs
The Knight of Weichs lived in a castle that stood near Ohlstadt near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The nobleman had a gold mine in the so-called home garden massif.
After the castle was successfully defended from the attack of Augsburg, the knight transported his entire wealth on 15 mules into hiding, and it is believed that this is the gold mine. Later the entrance was filled with lumps.
In order to leave something more unforgettable near the hiding, he hollowed a “V” from Weichs in the surrounding rocks. Later he died in Italy and since then his treasure has been considered as lost.
Hunters found several rocks that were marked with a “V” or with the Roman number “V”. Moreover in the 50s two gold coins from the 12th or 13th century emerged on the Kaser Alm.
6. The treasure of the “Sea Devil” Graf Felix von Luckner
Is it true or false?
Felix von Luckner was known under the name of “Sea Devil“. In 1897 at the age of sixteen he was hired to a Russian sailing vessel under the false name. From then his career went on upwards. After he acquired certificate of the navigator in 1903, he was appointed as the captain and four years later in 1910 as the officer by Prince Henry.
During the First World War Luckner made a name as a lieutenant commander because he broke through the British naval blockade among others. During his military career Luckner sank from 14 to 23 ships.
In a Swedish museum there is a treasure map and other various items that are considered having come from Luckner’s ship “Eagle”. The Treasure comprised several hundred pounds of gold, which should have been stashed away on the stranded “Eagle” (on the reef at Mopelia), in August 1917. Shortly before his death Luckner had told the location of the treasure to his historian friend. However, the treasure was never found.
5. The Treasure of the Knights of Templar
Under cover of darkness brought to safety
The Knights of Templar that founded at the time of the Crusades was very wealthy and influential. After the Templers were forced to leave Jerusalem, they moved to France, where they, however, were pursued and disempowered by King Philip in 1307.
In order not to let King Philip to acquire the accumulated riches the treasure was hidden. The Knights of Templar Jean de Chalon told the court that the valuables were transported from Paris in October 1307 in horse-drawn carts. Since then, there were many legends about where the treasure chests were taken to.
So we may suggest that the treasure, for example, in a ruined castle at Gisors in the northwest of Paris. In 1944 there were actually discovered several chests and sculptures in an underground room that was accessible from the bottom of a well and several tunnels. However, no one believed the finder Robert Llomoy and let the tunnels fill up again because of the danger of collapse.
In 1964, the castle was closed to the public because the French army led excavations there. The soldiers reopened several underground tunnels. Nothing was disclosed about the trove of the treasure.
4. The Gold Reef Harold Lasseter
A gold mine in Central Australia
In 1897, Harold Lasseter traveled to Australia, to seek his fortune in the Opalsuche. However, he was there with little success. Therefore, he started his way from Alice Springs to Sydney Harbor with three horses, in order to take them back home.
In his ride he went across a sandy desert and found a rock formation that was up to two meters high and was nearly straight. He noticed the greenish color of the rocks and he took a rock sample, which to his astonishment contained gold. The rock formation formed a never-ending riff, which he followed with his horses.
Dying of thirst Lasseter was eventually found by a land surveyor. The analysis of rock samples revealed that the gold content was exceptionally high. Before Lasseter returned back to his gold lode, several years had passed. He sketched and photographed the Gold Reef and again took samples.
On the return trip Lasseter suffered from thirst, they found his body in the desert, together with the notes and samples. However, the gold mine itself remains missing until today.
Since then countless speculations and rumors prevail about the location of the mysterious gold reef. However, now some people doubt even of its existence: such a book in 1981 tried to prove that Harold was nothing more than a con man and a charlatan.
3. The Lost Gold of the Nazis
Is there gold in Toplitzsee?
The Toplitzsee is an idyllic lake in Austrian Salzkammergut. The lake is in 718 meters high and is about 100 meter deep. At a depth of 20 meters there is no oxygen in the lake. Fallen trees rot very hard or even impossible. Diving is very dangerous.
It is believed that booty from the time of National Socialism was sunk in the lake. Therefore, already very many groups, including mini-submarines, wanted to find the treasure. So far, there has been found much in the lake, just no gold. Thus, in addition to various war relics, boxes with British counterfeit money and a previously unknown worm were taken to light.
The treasure hunt in Toplitzsee already claimed its victims. It happened in 1963, an adventurer on a dive killed. Therefore diving in Toplitzsee was prohibited by 1983. Since 2000, the Toplitzsee is being investigated by American experts.
2. The treasures of Klaus Stortebeker
The treasure hiding in the chalk cliffs
Stortebeker was a North German Pirate, who was probably born on the island of Rugen. With his legendary vessel “Red Devil”, he taught the hanseatic fear to the people of various coastal towns.
Stortebeker captured tons of gold and other valuables with his team, but only part of them reappeared. So gold which was hidden in the masts of the “Red Devil” was discovered after his arrest on April 22, 1401.
Most of hidden treasure has never been found. Presumably, the treasures on the island of Rugen, possibly in a cave near the chalk cliffs in today’s Jasmund National Park. It is believed that the cave is at an approximately 200-square-kilometer plateau under the king chair. The 118 meters King chair is one of the highest elevations of the rock formation.
1. The Ursuline treasure
Vast amounts of gold and silver under the ground
There was an Ursuline convent in the French city of Le Mans, which should have been rebuilt to a prison in 1790. Just before the nuns were expelled from the monastery, they brought the treasure to the hand of the militia to safety.
Over the centuries the monastery had amassed immense wealth. A total of five large chests could be filled with gold and silver. These were transported to a secret underground trapdoor. With the help of a summoned Mason, a hole was knocked into the vault. Chests began to disappear. Then the hole was bricked again.
28 years later the monastery was destroyed by fire. Today on the site, there is a garden, under which a 250-meter-long transition system is located. Although the treasure is mentioned in the monastery chronicles, it could not be lifted yet.