Thursday, June 24, 2010

$10,000 Treasure Buried Somewhere in New York City - You up for the hunt?

A friend passed this on to me and I thought, this will be hilarious if found. $10,000 in one dollar coins are hidden somewhere in one of the five boroughs of New York City. Is it true or a hoax? One will only know if you go on the treasure hunt! There will be eight weekly video clues posted on the website leading you to the treasure chest! The first clue will be revealed on August 1. Stay tuned!

Press release below

$10,000 Treasure Buried Somewhere in New York City

New York City, USA (June 21, 2010) /PRNewswire/ — A treasure chest filled with ten thousand dollars in US Mint coins is buried somewhere in New York City, and a new Internet video series will give clues to its location. The currency was hidden by puppets, who no longer remember its secret whereabouts.
Now anyone can find it.

Premiering on August 1, 2010 eight weekly videos will be released, setting off a modern-day treasure hunt in the largest city in America. The Internet series chronicles four puppet pirates and their attempts to retrace their steps and find the lost treasure. Hidden in each video are clues and easter eggs that, if properly decoded, will lead the viewer to the buried coins.

This is not a joke or a hoax. It’s very real. This is not a contest, nor is it a promotion. Viewers can watch all eight videos, find the clues, solve the puzzle, and find 10,000 U.S. coins in a treasure chest.

While the pirates can't remember where they buried their treasure, they do know digging randomly will not get you anywhere. "Don't just dig, ye codfish!" said The Captain in an earlier statement. "The spot be clearly marked! Diggin' at randoms be as pointless as… wait, did I says the spot be marked? BOLLOCKS! Don't print that, ye swab!"

The pirates appear concerned that this web series is exploiting their activities, and jeopardizing the safety of their treasure. But they have shown no opposition to interacting with media outlets.
"Yeah, I'll talks to whoever wants to talk," said Mulligan, the ship's First Mate. "You name it, I'll talk about it. Can we talk about Bill Murray? Wait… what are we talking about?"

Added his colleague Crothers: "I refuse to speak to anyone. Except that I will. An' I prefer to speak to ladies. Of ill-repute, if'n that ain't a bother."

Fellow pirate Tom declined to comment, the Captain having reportedly killed Tom's Japanese translator over a game of pinochle. When questioned, the Captain appeared unwilling to deny the allegation.
"That bloke kept screamin' PINOCHLE in me face. So I handed him tha wrong end of a Marlin Spike, and said 'here's yer pinochle'. If any media-type folk wants anythin' from Tom, they can speaks to me. Now bugger off. I gots no comment."

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