Interested in a spare $1 million? Treasure hunters gather ’round — Blackbeard’s Treasure is an upcoming treasure hunt and reality show that anyone (over the age of 16) can get in on. The Hunt for Blackbeard’s Treasure is an interactive expedition in which $10 million is hidden across ten states: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Here’s everything you need to know about the treasure chests hidden around the U.S.
A limited number of maps became available on the Blackbeard Treasure Hunt website on August 8th, 2020. Individuals aged 16+ can purchase the downloadable map for $49.99, and the digital map will be immediately available.
There’s one treasure hunt map for each state, and you are allowed to purchase a map for more than one location. The map for the Blackbeard Treasure Hunt comes with clues and riddles that you’ll need to solve in order to find the treasure. The Blackbeard Treasure Hunt FAQ advises all treasure hunters to bring along their map, clues and riddles, a shovel, a flashlight, a compass, and a phone (you’ll need to call as soon as you find the treasure).
Each state has a treasure chest containing $1 million. If a treasure chest is not found by a certain date, additional clues will be sent to people that are participating in the Blackbeard Treasure Hunt. Lucky hunters who find their state’s treasure must follow the protocol described on the Blackbeard website:
- Remove the key taped to the side of the treasure chest and open it. Inside, you will find your winning loot and a phone number. Call that number immediately upon finding the treasure. Give your full name, the code located directly under the phone number you just called, and the code located on The Blackbeard Treasure Map.
You can purchase a map at any point in the treasure hunt process, as long as there are still treasures to be found (you can check the status on the website).
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Here’s what you can’t do:
- Make copies of the map.
- Share with anyone outside your treasure hunting team, distribute on social media, or anywhere in the public domain.
- Resell treasure hunt clues or riddles.
Anyone who’s caught breaking the rules of the Blackbeard Treasure Hunt is subject to a hefty fine and disqualification.
A unique aspect of Blackbeard’s Treasure Hunt is their reality show. Beginning November 28, 2020 camera crews will choose teams and individual hunters and film their search for the treasure for an upcoming show: The Hunt for Blackbeard’s Treasure.
If you’re interested in making your TV debut, contact the company here. Happy Hunting!
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