If you are one of those who love good adventure and don't mind scraping the earth, then there are a few hidden treasures that you can find across the world and that will make you a millionaire in an instant. Have a look:
1.) The Treasure of Lima:
Location: The Coco Islands
English Captain William Thompson, in 1820, had a basic task: Take a treasure trove from Lima, Peru and bring it to Mexico intact. He never got there though; Thompson is believed to have stashed it somewhere in the Coco Islands, 350 miles off the coast of Costa Rica. Treasure seekers have been hunting it down for ages — even the former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt took a shot with friends in 1910.The collection of gold coins and statues, jewels and jeweled swords, crowns and bars of gold and silver is worth $269 million today.
2.) The Mosby’s Treasure:
Confederate Commander Colonel John Singleton Mosby, during one of his many raids during the Civil war, found a burlap sack containing $350,000 worth of gold, silver, and family heirlooms. Even though he wanted to take this loot, he was unable to do so because he was also responsible for the 42 other men he captured during the raid. So, he told his confidant men to bury it between two large pine trees. Unfortunately, his men were captured and hung and he could never return to his treasure.
3.) Treasure at the bottom of Lake Guatavita
Location: Lake Guatavita, Colombia
When gold ends up under water, it's usually an accident. As the tale goes, a tribe of indigenous people in modern day Colombia had their priest cover himself in gold dust and toss gold into Lake Guatavita as an offering to its water god. There have been many attempts to drain the lake and lookout for the gold, but the Colombian government now prohibits anyone from trying.