Lost treasures

This week Team Sideways tackles three separate mysteries with one common theme: Lost Treasure!

galleon of pearls

Lost Galleon of Pearls
For over several hundred years stories have circulated that a Galleon was stranded in the Salton Sink in Southern California. Native peoples and settlers alike have been claimed to have spotted it. Now that the area is filled with water we may never know if it was truly there.
A little about the area
So many stories

poverty island

Poverty Island Treasure
According to legend a vessel smuggling French gold to the Confederates sank in Lake Michigan just off of Poverty Island. For over one hundred years people have claimed to have snagged to treasure just to lose it again at the last minute. Is it real or just a legend?
An overview
A local write-up

lasseters reef

Lasseter’s Reef
Harold Bell Lasseter announced in 1929 that years before he’d stumbled upon a huge deposit of gold in the middle of Australia, and assembled an expedition to go find it again—a journey which Lasseter would not survive. Did Lasseter’s Reef ever really exist?
From Wiki
New facts?

 

 

Lost treasures

shergar

In 1981 Shergar was named European Horse of the Year for his victories on the track. On February 8th, 1983, eight armed men showed up at the stables where Shergar was kept as a stud and stole him for ransom. They never got a single pound and the horse was never found. Why?

Some of Our Research:
The story
The answer revealed?