Interested in buried treasure in Maine? You’ve come to the right place.
Maine has plenty of treasures hidden throughout the State. There are pirate treasures, and stories about treasures buried during the Revolutionary War.
Although I have listed a few areas of possible treasures in Maine, there are many more opportunities to locate a treasure cache in your state if you’re willing to put the time and effort into researching where they could be located. But do not become addicted to a Google search to try and find a story about a buried treasure in Maine. Most of the stories you’ll find there are often rewritten stories that have been around as a myth forever. Many of those online stories have led many treasure hunters to search for them. If you want to locate a hidden treasure, then look for the stories that not many or possibly know one know about.
Before you begin to haphazardly start searching it’s important to know that every professional treasure hunter has lots of information before venturing out to do the actual search. A treasure is rarely found without adequate knowledge of where to look. So do what the pro’s do.
For years, the old town newspapers often wrote articles about possible treasures. If you visit the local historical society of the area you want to search, they have old newspaper articles on microfilm. Read through the newspapers and look for any stories about the deaths of hermits or a recluse. Often they hid their valuables. Stories about bank robberies sometimes tell about the robbers hiding the loot they stole before being caught, or even killed. There are many hidden treasures cached by bank robbers across America that have never been located.
The above information should be a good start to begin your journey to locate treasures in your state. Visit this page for more on researching for treasure.
Modern-day treasure hunters have an advantage over old-time treasure seekers. That is because the use of metal detectors makes searching more simplified. In the past, if a treasure hunter thought a treasure was buried in such and such spot, they would break out their shovel and begin digging. And most likely they ended up with an empty hole and a pile of dirt. So on to the next area, they went to dig another hole and hoped for the best. Today’s metal detectors take the work out of locating a possible treasure.
Do you plan on searching for one of these? If so, it’s a good idea to have a metal detector. If you don’t own one and are thinking of purchasing one, don’t spend a lot of money. $300 -$500 is all you need to spend on your first detector.
You do not need one with all of the bells and whistles which makes it harder for a newbie treasure hunter to learn.
Here are a few stories about lost treasures in Maine.
The seaport of Machias may contain an underground vault containing pirate treasure in the vicinity of the Machias River. Legend says that the Pirate, Black Bellamy built the vault beneath his wooden fort on the river. The fort is now gone, but it was known to be located near the bridge on State route A1.
Near the Skowhegan Falls, on the Kennebec River, may be buried a massive treasure of gold bullion, and coins, buried by a pirate in the early 1700‘s. Supposedly, the treasure is near the intersection of Route 201, and 201A.
St. John‘s Island may hold a treasure worth more than $50,000 in gold and silver coins. The treasure was buried by a Portuguese sailor who lived in the area. The coins are rumored to be buried near the remains of an eighteenth century tavern, that was located on the north end of the island.
Captain Kidd supposedly buried at least 45 treasures in Maine. Many of these treasures are rumored to be in and near Wiscasset.
Bucksport was also used as a hiding place for pirate treasure. Rumors are some of the treasures are near the mouth of the Penobscot River.
Here are a few more lost treasure stories in Maine.
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If you're going to do any searching for treasure, be careful where you dig. There are laws that prohibit the digging and removal of artifacts on State and Federal lands.
Know what the law is when digging on State or Federal lands.
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