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James Copeland Southern Land Pirate
Born on January 18, 1823, in Jackson County, Mississippi, James Copeland started his life of crime when he began attending school at the age of ten or eleven. Copeland was driven to hang out with “bad influences” who educated him in a different school system of fraud, cheating and theft.
Copeland boasted once of his first great theft, at the age of twelve, as being an expensive pocket knife belonging to a neighbor, after he tricked him out of it. He had been steeling before this and his next great theft was stealing fifteen hogs with his brother Whinn in Mobile and selling them for thirty dollars. Copeland was arrested by the Jackson County Sherriff in Mississippi after he went back to the same farmhouse and stole some more hogs but, was never convicted because he set fire to the courthouse and the records were burned. James went free to enjoy his life of crime along with his arson accomplice Gale H. Wages. It is known Wages took Copeland to what is described as a wigwam in Mobil and issued an oath to join him to a secret society. Copeland agreed to the oath as follows: ""You solemnly swear upon the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, that you will never divulge, and always conceal and never reveal any of the signs or passwords of our order; that you will not invent any sign, token or device by which the secret mysteries of our order may be known; that you will not in any way betray or cause to be betrayed any member of this order - the whole under pain of having your head severed form your body - so help you God."
A secret code reflecting the alphabet was known only to the clan ...GHOST FIRE continued here
True Burried Treasure Complete With Traps
One of the world's greatest burried treasure stories centers around a spot of ground on OAK ISLAND Nova Scotia! This site has defied decades of treasure hunters who know the exact spot to dig but, cannot reach the treasure hold!
The TRUE Money Pit!
We know where it is...we don't know anything else about it...except: No one has ever been able to get to the TREASURE!
This video is an artist's conception of what the Oak Island treasure pit looks like ...complete with water traps that suddenly flood any uninvited guests!
If you enjoy a great mystery with clues from the ancient past and promise of a treasure so valuable that it will take an army to get to it...if it can be gotten to. So far this mystery pit complete with log sides and platforms have defied all attempts of engineers and modern equipment.
This video is one of a series of 7 interesting clips with some of the latest information on the OAK ISLAND TREASURE!
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"[A] ghostly flame which danced among our sails and later stayed like candle-lights to burn brightly from the mast....When he appears, there can be no danger" (C. Columbus, 2nd Voyage).