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Near the island of Topsail, pirates were known to wait expectantly for ships to appear and then hunt them down to attack and plunder them. Blackbeard was one of the most famous pirates to frequent the area and is even thought to have hidden treasure on the island.

On Oak Island near Nova Scotia, Canada a well has been found by several experts. The well is covered in script from times past and it has been dug out many times in an attempt to find out what is at the bottom. Each and every attempt has failed, leading people to believe it is cursed. Even with today´s...

Lake Ronkonkoma is famous for the legends and mysterious that echo around it´s shores. One of the stories claims that the lake was once connected to the ocean to allow pirates to enter the area to bury their hard fought for treasures. Another story states that the lake was the pirates favourite place to execute their prisoners and that...

Legend has it that there was a secret pirate society operating near the island of Madagascar. It was known as Libertalia. Henry Avery and Thomas Tew were members of this society. The pirates gradually took over an area of the island and created their own territory with was ruled by pirate law. It is said that the society terrorised...

For hundreds of year, pirates have been reporting being witness to a strange phenomenon known as the Green Flash. As shown in the picture, it is a green light which appears suddenly between the horizon and the heavens.

Many pirates have claimed to see this, the ocean´s most mysterious creature. A giant mollusc discovered by palaeontologist Mark McMenamin, it is presumed to be ca. 14 meters in length and has tentacles akin to those of an octopus. It is difficult to explain as molluscs have no bones and McMenamin did found bones in his discovery. In addition...

John Dyer, an English businessman was on vacation in Cornwall, England when he captured something on his camera. In one of the photographs he took of one of the caves he went to visit a ghostly figure stands out. This "so-called" ghost is presumed to be the pirate William Wilcox and is well known in the error for his...

Towards the end of the 18th century a pirate known as Olivier Levasseur, also known as La Buse, terrorised India. He was captured and sentenced to hang. The story has it that before he died he threw a cryptogram out into the public and told them to find his treasure, it any of them could decipher it. It was...

In Savannah, Georgia there is a network of tunnels that may have been used by pirates to rob the city and capture prisoners. There is one passage that leads to the river where boats possibly waited for their crew to return with the spoils of their pillaging.

In 2015 a team of Madagascan underwater explorers, led by an American archaeologist found some treasure that allegedly belonged to one of the most famous pirates of all time, the Scotsman William Kidd.