Fifty miles off the coast of Nantucket, 250 feet beneath the Atlantic, lies the RMS Republic and her secret treasure. As soon as Republic sank, rumors spread of a precious cargo, but the ship has kept her secrets intact for over a century, until now. Life-long treasure hunter Martin Bayerle joined Connie Willis (email) for all four hours to discuss how he has devoted the past 35 years of his life researching the shipwreck and proving the existence of her reputed cargo of 150,000 American Eagle gold coins, a bounty worth a billion dollars in today’s economy, and his quest to recover the it on his second attempt at the Republic.
In October of 2012, I went on a road trip in Qatar with 4 friends to explore. We went to the small town of Simaisma. I took some pictures of the palm trees close to the beach and only noticed the misty looking anomaly in the picture when I got home and uploaded the photos to our laptop. It is quite small but, when I zoomed in, I immediately noticed a demonic-looking face in the small misty spot!? It was very a hot day probably in the late 30's (degrees). I didn't notice that it was humid it, it felt hot & dry. I hope the picture is of interest.