Episode 03: The Treasure Hunter

Bonus: The Reef
January 7, 2018
Episode 04: The Canal
January 21, 2018
SEASON 01 // EPISODE 03
THE TREASURE HUNTER

The Heist of America's Most Valuable Sunken Treasure

An incredible discovery of sunken treasure leads to a manhunt for the person who discovered it. Tommy Thompson, who investigators have called "one of the smartest fugitives ever", successfully evaded law enforcement and angry investors for years while hiding in plain sight.

Prelude: A millionaire art dealer named Forrest Fenn releases clues pertaining to the location of a hidden treasure chest.


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Graham Bole - Fields
Graham Bole - Lurking
Graham Bole - Rhubarb (Cover)
Graham Bole - Gloci
Graham Bole - Opus Ape
Graham Bole - Soylent Green
Chris - Zabriskie - Wonder Cycle


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ADDITIONAL READING

An incredible discovery of sunken treasure leads to a manhunt for the person who discovered it. Tommy Thompson, who investigators have called “one of the smartest fugitives ever”, successfully evaded law enforcement and angry investors for years while hiding in plain sight.

Prelude: A millionaire art dealer named Forrest Fenn releases clues pertaining to the location of a hidden treasure chest.