As a young boy I dreamed of some day locating a treasure buried by a pirate. I read books about pirates, and one of my favorites was “Treasure Island.” Perhaps you dreamed as I did. Maybe you are still dreaming. If so, you live in a State that has been known to be frequented by many pirates. Treasures in, and around Connecticut have been located. Pirate ships have been found off the coasts. And it has been rumored that many more such treasures are still waiting to be located. Not only are there pirate treasures, but treasures hidden by wealthy merchants, as well as robbers, and even the occasional hermit are buried in this State. But before you head out to search for one, it would be wise to do some research on the treasure you are interested in.
Professional treasure hunters, the ones who have located treasures of all kinds, never venture far without first arming themselves with loads of information. They know that as stories are passed down through generations, that the stories change, and to search for a treasure based on one piece of information, will likely lead to failure. I have given you brief stories on this page regarding buried treasures in your State. However, you need to research them further. Use the Internet, visit historical societies, and the archives, expand your knowledge beyond what I have listed here. Knowledge is powerful, especially when it comes to treasure hunting.
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If you do not own a metal detector it’s a good idea to have one. It makes searching for buried treasure in Connecticut much easier.
Topographic maps are a great tool to use when searching for treasure. Here is information regarding topo’s.
Good luck! And have fun in your search for buried treasure in Connecticut.
Milford - Captain Kidd the pirate may have buried a treasure at New Haven, on Charles Island.
Money Island is located in Middlesex County. Another Captain Kidd treasure may be buried there.
Blackbeard the pirate - supposedly buried a treasure near Brooklyn.
Near East Granby - is an alleged Revolutionary War treasure. This story states that approximately two million dollars in gold coins was buried by Patriots during the war. Apparently, some Tory’s along with Indians attacked a group of Patriots about 1 mile north of East Granby, off route 202. There were no survivors.
The Madison beach - at times has been showing English silver and gold coins. In the 1950’s local residents saw the remains of an old sailing ship. The ship may have been the source of the coins.
Windham - was a town burned to the ground during the French & Indian War. Knowing ahead of time of an impending attack, the residents buried their personal possessions. Many of the residents were killed leaving behind their caches. Windham was located near Willamantic.
If you are searching for buried treasure in Connecticut on private property be sure to ask for permission. If you are going onto State or Federal lands you should know the laws of that State.
If you would like to be part of an organization that is helping us to preserve our rights to land use, then visit WWATS.