THE TREASURE OF LIMA
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Where is the lost treasure of the Treasure of Lima?
As the story goes, in 1820, foreseeing that Peru would
revolt across Spain, the Governor and clergy in Lima wished for their treasures
to be transported to Mexico. For this feat, they hired a British brig, Mary Dear
and Captain Thompson to protect the treasures of Lima to Mexico. The “Loot of
Lima” was estimated at over $60,000, which came from the cathedral. Among the
treasure were two life-sized statues of the Blessed Virgin holding the Divine
Child. Both of these statues were made from pure gold. Other treasures included
jeweled stones and candlesticks.
The thought of just how much this treasure could
mean to one person, Captain Thompson had all the passengers aboard Mary Dear
killed. He then headed to Cocos Island. Cocos Island is around 400 miles from
the coast of Costa Rica where he buried the treasure in a cave.
He left the treasure and soon became partners with
the notorious pirate, Benito Bonito. While sailing with Benito Bonito, the ship
was attacked by a British warship. The only one to survive the attack was
Finally, years later, Thompson ran into a stranger
of the name of Keating. He explained his dilemma to Keating who agreed to travel
to the island to retrieve the buried treasure. Thompson died before even
Keating decided to go ahead with the expedition and
with Captain Bogue set sail for Cocos Island. They did discover the treasure
that Thompson buried, however, greed got in the way once again and the crew
mutinied. Thompson and Bogue loaded as much as could of the treasure on a
smaller boat, the treasure was too heavy for the boat and it capsized. Bogue
drowned and Thompson was found by a ship passing by and was taken to
Newfoundland. This is where he died.
Captain Thompson left clues to the whereabouts of
the “Loot of Lima” in a waybill. He talks of arriving at a bay on the northeast
of Cocos Island. His directions state to follow the shoreline until you reach a
creek, follow the creek that flows inland at the high water mark. Now go 70
paces, west by south. Now you will notice an opening in the hills. Go north and
walk into the stream. You will then see a smooth rock rising up such as a cliff,
about where your shoulders meet the cliff you will notice a hole, just large
enough for a finger or thumb to fit into, here you must put in an iron bar and
turn. Behind this is a door that opens up to the “Loot of Lima.”
Another version of Captain Thompson’s deathbed story states that at the Baby of
Hope, which is between two deserted islands, you should walk 350 paces going
with the creek and then change course to go north-northeast for about 850 yards.
Here you will find a cave marked with a cross and this is the location of the
Treasure of Lima.
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