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In this pirate tale “X” really marks the spot. The X was found by a cypress tree about 20 ft away from the location of the treasure.
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The Real Treasure Hunters continue the hunt for "Jose Gaspar" Gasparilla's buried treasure. The Real Treasure Hunters appeared on Discover Magazine.
Michael Gattuso PRESS RELEASE
The Real Treasure Hunters February 1, 2018
The Real Treasure Hunters on the hunt for a Century Old Mystery Jose Gaspar and his buried treasure along the Peace
River in Fort Ogden, FL: The hunt has begun, The Real Treasure Hunters are a group of five friends who collectively have extensive knowledge and experience in research and recovery. We decided to take the adventure of a lifetime and go on the hunt for the truth about The Pirate Jose Gaspar, and his many undiscovered treasures. While uncovering history in this quest to find the truth, we began to research this legend. The information collected has led us to the facts within this story, and the team has made historical findings that is rewriting history.
The team has recently made contact with families that are linked within the legend. The metal plate which has the treasure map engraved on, is now in the possession. This plate has been discredited for many years has been obtained. There is reason to believe that although “Jose Gaspar” may have been a fictional person, the gold buried in this area is real. Contact has been made with the oldest living family in Florida that has ties to the pirate tale. The grandson Greg, is Uncle Vern’s nephew through marriage of Boggess and the Collins family, and will also be joining us on this quest.
The Real Treasure Hunters are Michael Gattuso, Lauren Gattuso, Todd Stiger, Stacie Hunt, Erin Melcher, and Corey
Bigler. Mr. Gattuso had taken treasure hunting has a hobby, which eventually lead him into a pirate tale that took over him.
The legend Jose Gaspar was so intriguing that with all the twists and dead ends that it made it virtually impossible tio prove his existence. Currently the extensive research has proven the buried treasure is REAL!
We have live updates on our website of breakthroughs, interviews, and live facebook updates of myself and our entire team.
So get ready for the most exciting adventure of all time. When five friends decode Juan Gomez's riddle of Jose Gaspar's
buried treasure, they begin to search the Peace River in Florida for answers. Step by step the clues come together as they try
to prove the pirates tale is REAL! Fiction turns into reality, reality becomes the truth!
Watch us online at www.therealtreasurehunters.com or you can follow us on facebook. You can watch daily live updates of the teams progress.
The Real Treasure Hunters check a hot area for the location of Juan Gomez buried treasure. The team located a tree with Roman numeral carved in the tree. We have realized just how close we are to the buried treasure, and we are on the final steps of the treasure map. Stay tuned this weekend has we search for additional clues and the treasure,