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Expert Says Satellite Images from Space Reveal Sunken Treasure Ships (VIDEO)Salem-News.com
It may be the final frontier, but satellites in space are allowing treasure hunters unexpected opportunities; how will the world deal with this?
(HOUSTON, Tx.) - Master Merchant Marine and salvage consultant, Captain Tom Williams pens tense tale of lost sunken treasure and asks the forbidden questions: how are all the lost and ancient shipwreck sites suddenly being found?
And should any international laws apply to deep water salvage?
Odyssey, a deep-sea exploration team based in Tampa Florida announced in May 2007 that they had found the shipwreck of a Spanish Galleon.
The “Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes y las Animas” which sank near the Portuguese coast in 1804, has reportedly yielded 17 tons of salvaged silver from the Atlantic Ocean seafloor.
The British warship HMS Victory was reported found by the same Odyssey group in February 2009, after sinking with all hands in 1744. This lost shipwreck is expected to yield 4 tons of gold from 330 feet below the English Channel.
Greg Stemm, co-founder of the Odyssey Marine Exploration team announced there is a secret warehouse somewhere in Florida that contains an undisclosed amount of recovered lost treasure.
With the discovery of the Spanish Galleon in 2007, and the subsequent find of HMS Victory, a simple question has surfaced; asked by the author of the breakout novel Lost and Found.
“Lost and Found” is an exciting new novel by Tom Williams that has been receiving many incredible reviews and national acclaim, but has someone really used a geological survey satellite and found all the lost shipwrecks that still contain silver or gold?
Does the ultimate treasure map now exist? Are all the lost treasure fleets undiscovered for centuries now identified and located with specific GPS coordinates? Can these wreck sites be salvaged legally, or can a US Judge make a ruling on undersea artifacts as in the pending case of the Titanic.
Some in the Spanish government have called the Florida based treasure hunters “21st Century Pirates,” but no one is asking the pertinent questions: How are these lost ships being found? Moreover, how many more have already been found and scheduled for salvage and will these continuing undersea operations be deemed legal.
Can the recent find of the Spanish Galleon worth 500 million, and HMS Victory with four tons of gold onboard be linked to a new and highly secret technology? Have all the other lost treasure ships around the world already been found by an orbiting satellite?
Could the price of precious metals plummet if suddenly every lost treasure ship undiscovered for centuries was available for instant salvage?
Could Captain Tom Williams’ novel Lost and Found be the fictitious thriller that has turned to fact? It certainly sounds like it.
Here is a Tom Williams interview on the FOX network:
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