Southern Mysteries Podcast

Episode 38 The Lost Treasure of the Beale Ciphers

February 4, 2019

For 200 years, treasure hunters have traveled to Virginia to hunt for a buried treasure of gold, silver and jewels. Thomas Beale left behind 3 ciphers as a map to the treasure but only 1 has been solved. Did Beale exist? Is there even a treasure?

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More about the The Mystery of the Beale Ciphers
NSA's compiled list of declassified documents related to the Beale Ciphers and The Beale Papers
Complete text from reprint of The Beale Papers pamphlet
Watch the Expedition Unknown Beale Treasure episode
Unsolved Mysteries featured the Beale Treasure in Season 1 of the classic show. Watch the episode

Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. Additional Music: “Dude Where's My Horse?" and "Angeline the Baker" by Nat Keefe and the Bow Ties; "Dreams Become Real", "Silver Flame", "Castleshire" and "Dark Fog" by Kevin MacLeod; "Under Suspicion" and "Featherlight" by Lee Rosevere. All music Licensed Under Creative Commons.

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