There are dozens of fantastic films involving exhilarating treasure hunts. From pirates to Lara Croft to Indiana Jones, these quests to find lost riches always result in a brilliant and challenging adventure, and this is something that you too can experience (hopefully without encountering as much danger). There are many real life hidden treasures out there, with many people trying to find these riches for decades to no success. The stories behind these treasures are fascinating, and the reward could change your life forever. Grab a map and a shovel, as here are 10 epic real life treasure hunts.
10. Butch Cassidy’s Hidden Treasure
There are not many outlaws more notorious than Butch Cassidy, who was the leader of the Wild Bunch gang in the American Old West. He was forced to flee the U.S. with Harry Alonzo Longabaugh (or the Sundance Kid, as he is better known), after being heavily pursued by the Pinkerton detective agency. The famous duo fled to Argentina and then Bolivia, where they were killed in a shootout in 1908 (although some believe that Cassidy survived). It is thought that before fleeing the country, Cassidy buried his hidden loot somewhere in Irish Canyon, located in the northwestern part of Colorado, Moffat County. This is apparently a remote valley where Cassidy and the Wild Bunch would escape to when the law was hot on their tail, and the stash is believed to be $20,000. To date, nobody has ever found the loot.