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.
Author, photographer, and founder of the paranormal investigation team, The Ghost Writers, Pat Bussard, shares her recent photo of the haunted St. Albans Sanatorium located in Radford, Virginia. She also has included a link to her related article, The Ghosts of St. Albans Sanatorium.