Where is the Hippolyte Chretien II hidden treasure?
Hippolyte Chretien II and his wife Felicity owned
property around three miles southwest of Sunset in St. Landry Paris in Louisiana
known as Chretien Point.
Felicity was not like most southern belles, she
wished to take an active part in running their plantation. Hippolyte did allow
his wife to help out in all areas of running the plantation; however, he buried
the Chretien family somewhere on the plantation and never disclosed the
whereabouts to his wife.
The only person in whom Hippolyte confided was his
slave Pajo. The fortune that Pajo knew had been buried was in the sum of
$625,000 in gold and silver.
Hippolyte II became ill and died with yellow fever.
At the time of his death, Pajo could only remember that the treasure was buried
near the rear of the property close by the Teche Bayou.
Felicity now had to take over the complete
operation of the plantation and care for her son who was not well. In order to
make ends meet she would often hold poker games in which she supplied as much
liquor to her gambling planters as they could drink. She was usually the winner
in practically every game. Her winnings soon gave her a legendary title at the
Felicity once again was wealthy and before long, a
gang of bandits entered her mansion. Much to their surprise, Felicity was not a
quiet widow southern belle type. She shot the leader dead in his tracks and the
rest ran off as fast as they heard the gunshot. At this time, it is believed
that Felicity buried yet another Chretien family fortune.
Felicity died in the 1850’s and the plantation went to ruin. To this day,
neither fortune has been found.