These 7 Spots In Connecticut Are Rumored To Have Buried Pirates Treasure
Mention the word “pirate” and immediately our imaginations bring up images of salty charismatic characters who have treasure chests full of gold doubloons as cargo on their giant ships. Its been hundreds of years since they sailed the seas, but legends still refer to buried pirates treasure undiscovered in Connecticut. So where might the hidden cache of buccaneer loot be?
X marks the spot. The legends of buried pirates treasure swirl around the coastline and up the Connecticut River. Let's start exploring the lay of the land and see where the pirates may have left their loot behind.
1. Charles Island, Milford
Captain Kidd is one of the most infamous characters in pirate history. Having sailed along the shores of Connecticut, many are sure that he hid at least some of his treasure nearby. Charles Island in Milford is probably the most well-known spot that legends refer to and many have sifted through the sands to try and unearth the lost fortune.
2. Money Island, Branford
If you've ever taken a boat tour of the Thimble Islands, you may have heard tales of Captain Kidd rowing to shore to bury his stolen loot. Whether the riches are hidden on Money Island or one of the many others in this cluster off the shore, it remains to be seen.
3. Money Point, Westbrook
Money Point in Westbrook is also rumored to be a depository for Kidd's gold. For many years a professor spent time digging along the beach at low tide in hopes of unearthing a buried pirates treasure. Would you continue the professor's search for riches?
4. Lion's Rock, Old Lyme
Lore has it that Kidd's treasure may be buried near Lion's Rock in Old Lyme. However, no one seems to know the exact location of that rock. If you do find it, be prepared and don't go alone. The story has it that there is a multi-headed demon who dines on humans guarding the treasure trove. The only way to remove the stash safely is to have one person read the Bible while another digs to unearth the loot.
5. Haddam Neck
Up the Connecticut River, Haddam's Neck might be a good place to search. Rumor has it that a pair of Kidd's crewmen buried a cache of treasure there. Take warning, the bounty is supposedly guarded by the fierce ghost of Captain Kidd himself.
6. Wethersfield Cove
Another possible location for buried pirates treasure is Wethersfield Cove. This is a site that just might pan out as several gold coins from Captain Kidd's era have already been found. But there's a catch - many treasure hunters have been scared away by horrifying noises and visions. Are you brave enough to start looking?
7. New London
New London may be hiding pirate gold somewhere. In 1753, a Spanish Galleon filled with riches ran onto a reef just offshore. The boat was brought in for repair and the bounty unloaded. By the time the ship was seaworthy again, the loot had disappeared and has never been found. Buried by the thieves? Where would you start digging?
What do you think, is there still buried pirates treasure out there? If you love local mysteries and lore, take a look at this
remote cave or this river legend.
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