Crack this 200-year-old cipher and claim your $60M reward

June 14, 2018 Rachel Kaser


Think you can solve a mystery that’s been baffling researchers and treasure hunters for over two hundred years? If you do — and assuming it’s not all one big 19th century prank — you might be able to claim a treasure worth millions. The treasure is that of Thomas Beale, supposedly buried in Bedford County, Virginia sometime in the 1820s. If you believe the lore, Beale found a treasure of gold, silver, and jewels out West, hauled it home to Virginia, and buried it. He then left three ciphers behind, supposedly with their precise location. Here are the two unsolved…

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