The lost treasure of Bill Bowlegs' Buried Loot.

BILL BOWLEGS' BURRIED LOOT
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

Where is Bill Bowlegs' buried loot?



The rumors around who the real Bill Bowlegs is can be quite confusing because there were at least three during the 1800’s to trend upon the coast of Florida. No matter who it was there was a real pirate known as William Bowlegs some believe it was William Bowlegs Rogers, but you will find others that disagree with this. Whoever, it was he was at one time a member of the Jean Lafittes Baritarian pirates around 1812. Lafitte moved his operation to Galveston Island in 1818 while Bowlegs stayed behind. He formed his own band of pirates with a secret hideaway on the north Gulf Coast of Florida. He and his band of pirates would prey upon Spanish ships in the gulf until the year of 1838.

During 1838, the pirates disbanded and Bowlegs had quite a bit of fortune accumulated in gold and silver. During the disbandment, Bowlegs took the gold and silver from his personal schooner and hid some of his fortune on the northern gulf coast of Florida. Many believe the hidden area is around Santa Rosa Island. However, there are many islands on the northern coast of Florida that fit the description of the island in which Bowlegs hid his treasure. Along with burying treasure on this island, he also buried some of ill-gotten gain on the mainland.

In 1840, he decided once again to ride the high seas, gathered 27 members of his band of pirates, and started pirating again. A British war ship was his real demise. He had to sink his own ship along with all the treasure aboard in order to save himself and his crew from capture. He headed off to New Orleans leaving behind his crew to watch over the lagoon where they had sunk the ship. On his return with diving equipment, he found many of his dead from fever or from Indian attacks. Before they could begin diving, his wife came down with the fever and passed away. Bowlegs built a cabin on the mainland across from the lagoon from the island where he had hidden the treasure, and watched over his treasure until the day he died. Before his death, he told a friend of the exact location for finding the treasure. The landmarks had changed over the years and to this day, no one has found all the treasure even though a few bags of gold coins and silver bars have been found on Santa Rosa Island.


The lost treasure of Bill Bowlegs' Buried Loot.

 The lost treasure of Bill Bowlegs' Buried Loot.

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