This week Team Sideways tackles three separate mysteries with one common theme: Lost Treasure!
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 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?
A local write-up
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?