Really, Real Treasure?  Yes! Real Treasure,  John Jacobs has re-created several famous (and fictional) treasure hunts with actual valuable treasures hidden throughout the country.  Clues can be purchased, but it's 100% free to start. John Jacobs has been a treasure hunter all his life. He has decided to share his stories and treasure leads with you. I will let him tell you his story.

The thunder rolled in from the West like a distant freight train. The sweet smell of Catalpas in full bloom filled the air as I sat on my porch. The soft glow of the old streetlight combined with the distant flash of lightning to cast an eerie glow on the calm night as the storm inched closer. It was one of those nights that you knew everything was about to change. It was then and there that I decided to tell my story.

My name is John Jacobs and I have been hunting treasure all my life. I don’t call myself a treasure hunter, but rather an adventurer. Over the past 40 years I have searched the world over for lost and hidden treasure. I have been caught in a rip tide off Sand Key, buried in a blizzard up North, attacked by a monkey in an Asian rainforest, and that is just some of the challenges I have faced. Have I become rich? No. Have I found treasure? Yes. They say in life, it is the journey that counts, not the destination. It is the same with treasure hunting. If you seek adventure with the prospect of great reward, this could be the life for you! Remember, this life is not for the faint of heart.

I will give you some advice that I have learned over the years. You can take it or leave it, your choice. First research is the key to finding any treasure. 95% of all treasure leads are tall or exaggerated stories. You must first find out whether there is enough fact to prove the lead is worth pursuing. Second, be prepared. Just as the Boy Scout motto says. You must be prepared to deal with any physical or mental challenge. Third, be open to change.You must be willing to change the way you look at something, based on the leads. Maybe red isn’t a color. Fourth, be able to put yourself in the head of the person who hid the treasure. This means thinking as he did in his time period. Fifth, leave no trace of your presence. If you are looking for something you don’t leave holes, garbage or tear things apart. Finally, remember loose lips sink ships. Be careful with whom you share your leads.

Over the years I have obtained and researched countless treasure leads. I have come to realize I will not live long enough to go after them all, so I have decided to share them with other adventurers like you.  The treasure lead I’m about to share with you, I have researched and know it to be true. Good Luck!



You you sign up for a story from the John Jacobs treasure diaries. Within the story there is enough information to find the treasure location. A couple of days after the story is released you can purchase additional clues to help you find the treasure. These clues will be offered in timed intervals after the story is released. Everyone will be notified when new clues are available.

In addition you should check the web site frequently to look for free clues or leads that may appear at anytime anywhere on the web site. Also along the treasure-hunting trail look for clues that may appear.

The hunt ends after someone finds the treasure. Everyone who signed up for the story will be notified by e-mail that the treasure has been found.  A marker will be placed where the treasure was. This way everyone can see if they had what it took to find the treasure.  

Also if the winner submits pictures of their finding of the treasure, they will receive a free clue for the next hunt.

Remember the treasure may be worth hundreds of dollars, but the hunt is priceless. Do you have what it takes?


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California gold coin treasure trove goes up for sale 06-Jun-2014

Friday, June 06, 2014

The California couple who found about 1400 gold coins have put them on the auction block via Amazon.com and Don Kagin's, the person handling the sale for the couple who found the coins, web site Kagins.com.  In the first few hours they had sales over 2 million dollars. It is estimated that when the smoke clears the anonymous couple who found the coins will reap over 10 million.  This just shows you treasure is still out there to be found.

New Treasure Hunt Web Site in Chicago 04-Jun-2014

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

John Jacobs has just announced the release of johnjacobstreasureadventure.com. A new interactive Web site set to launch in June. The site will challenge users to test their treasure hunting skills to find real treasure. The best part is that it is FREE.  Users can sign up for a treasure lead from the John Jacobs treasure hunting diary. The lead consist of a story that has enough information, for the savvy treasure hunter, to find a real treasure.  For those needing a little extra help, clues will be made available for purchase, at a nominal fee, a couple days after the release of the new lead.  In addition clues can appear anywhere on the web site at anytime.    John Jacobs will be releasing treasure leads worldwide.  The first few treasure leads will be within a short drive of the Chicago area.  What a great way to test your research skills and enjoy the outdoors and have the opportunity to make money, at no cost to the participants. 



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