Blackbeard's Infamous Treasure
Edward Teach, the British-born pirate known as Blackbeard (named for his facial hair, which he styled in braids), did not leave a treasure map to his fortune as portrayed in the movies. Causing terror in the Caribbean for years before his death in 1718, the whereabouts of his hidden fortune still remain a mystery. Before his death, Blackbeard claimed to have hidden his massive treasure but never revealed to anyone the location. While treasure hunters have not been successful over the years, some have found clues in various locations from Virginia's Chesapeake Bay to the Caribbean and the Cayman Islands.