The Beale Cyphers: Virginia's Unsolved Key to an Enormous Fortune

The Beale Cyphers: Virginia's Unsolved Key to an Enormous Fortune

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50 Comments

  1. Kris Martin on August 17, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    They found it and built a lake on it

  2. Dariell โ€ข 5 years ago on August 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Iโ€™m a Beale , I have rights to that gold

  3. dave koster on August 17, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Those people at that time were pretty religious try to compare with the bible of that time ๐Ÿ‘ maybe it was the declaration of blabla and the bible

  4. Csonra Csonra on August 17, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Nobody realizes that free dollar is most always gonna cost you 2 or more

  5. E Powell on August 17, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    I think that (if it is real) the only chance of solving it would be to have a computer at the time it was created. 350 different versions of the Declaration – makes you wonder how many different versions there were of any other reference text he used. You would have to be intimately familiar with his personal library and his own spelling/grammar idiosyncrasies, to even have a chance to decipher.

  6. Pak De on August 17, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Subscribed to yet another SW Production. Boredom in the pandemic further alleviated. You’re a godsend Simon Whistler. Thank you so much.

  7. SpiralCee on August 17, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Forrest Fenn’s treasure was found last year after 10 years of people searching. Simon did a video about it in 2019 on Today I Found Out.

  8. Benjamin Nolan on August 17, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Bill’s Ciphers… Bill Cipher’s…

    ๐Ÿ‘€

  9. Doug Maronde on August 17, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    You need to advertise this channel on your other channels, forgot it existed

  10. DneilB007 on August 17, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Has anyone tried using the solved second code as the key to the first code (which of course would be the key to the third code, which says that itโ€™s all a fake, but then gives you a coupon for free nachos at the tavern from whence it originated)?

  11. Ramsey Grenfell on August 17, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Yall are wrong on the location.lol. i will show talk the real location soon. Also after i do, this fabricanted so called find will dezerve a appoligy to allรญ these people will be needed. I broke the code and stoud in the vault. I made sure to cover it Up. This is my treasure, beware of bobbie traps. I just didnt have What i needed to dig it Up. And i Washington soked in 24 degree weather and got sick. Bit rest asured, i will retreve my wealth and disparar. Dont make claims that you cantidades back Up.

  12. Canaan on August 17, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    I’m guessing it was all made up by the guy that was selling the indecipherable code that supposedly reveals the location of the treasure.

  13. Punished on August 17, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    4:13 that’s not the right tool

  14. Lyle Slaton on August 17, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Very probably like the gold stolen from the American people and stored at Ft.Knox. It was dug up by the government and spent long ago.

  15. Adelle Walls on August 17, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    I guess the cipher breakers would’ve looked at what other common books or documents were readily available to Beal at the time?
    I think I would start with The Bible and work outwards to whatever a local library might have.
    Though I’m thinking the pampheteer was the real winner in all this.

  16. Jamie McEwan on August 17, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Alright fine I’ll sub to another channel. Enough is enough though man, there are only so many hours in the day.

  17. Daddy Sage on August 17, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    I have no idea if the treasure is there or have ever been there. But when it comes to the ciphers it would defjnitely be possible for Beale to have constructed a code that not even a supercomputer would have been able to break without the key.

  18. WabiSabi on August 17, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    It is highly unlikely that someone could have buried (all by himself?) so many TONS of gold and silver in such a relatively small area without someone else noticing, coming back later and taking it. That is, if it even existed in the first place.

  19. turtle onahottinroof on August 17, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹ After this, can we find the lost Confederate gold and Jesse James’ hidden treasure? And then, Roanoke and Croatoan? ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿข (Apologies for the edit, but I forgot… Al Capone’s stash, the Templar’s treasure, including the Holy Grail, and the long-lost ET Atari game, since I don’t believe that it was discovered in that landfill…)

  20. Aubry Hylton on August 17, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Quit possibly appropriate for this being posted on April Fool’s Day. I think the best treasure to be found with this was James Ward making money on the book he published. Sometimes the best use of an indecipherable treasure map, is selling copies of it.

  21. chris sibersky on August 17, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    USA might have the smartest people in the world but the average IQ is still 100 so that means you got phenomenons like this and Oak Island too. ๐Ÿ˜„

  22. Mrgunsngear Channel on August 17, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks

  23. CrazyLocha on August 17, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Nicely done Simon. Hooked and subbed.

  24. Aimee Potts on August 17, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    That’s really funny, the footage of a Capitol building is of the Utah State Capitol. Simon was talking about the Federal Government at thebtime.

  25. john nino canete on August 17, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Its all about Hidden Meaning in some words..some may be fixed with synonyms. Took me a year to figure it out both page 1 and 3…

    Proclamation means Speak,
    Fleet means Group
    Illustrious King is an Alias given to a John
    Queen is an Alias given to an Elizabeth
    Sovereign is another term given to Beale Party
    Maria is spanish name for Mary
    Juana is spanish name for John
    Isabella is spanish name for Elizabeth
    Highness means mountain
    Voyage means Journey

    There are many more, you can start by learning about the boulders removed from the Sharp top mountain by a group of young men in July 4, 1820.

    Anyway, I love the ending of page 1. Note this will be gibberish without proper research. If you don’t know about Indian settlement’s in Bedford, all of this will not make any sense..Cherokees, Tutelo, Northern Tribes.

    Here is a hint: THE FIRST SETTLERS, WOOD FAMILY

    Proclamation (speak) to the people, fleet that the Illustrious King and
    Queen our Sovereigns gave me, (and a boat with a master seaman, name of
    Royal Standard) success that our Lord has given me Island, I discovered
    with the mainland on this side me where I commemoration (I have taken Possession).
    To each one I gave, a new name given. Me in my second voyage, I named the
    island of Santa Maria, of His Divine Majesty. I discovered, I gave the name, and
    three castellanos of pure gold Lord has given the Illustrious king, and Queen have taken
    possession how in thirty- (the name). When I came to see some great cities,
    I have taken possession for their highness by proclamation, of San
    Salvador. They are most ingenious men at the glorious success that our
    Lord has given me in my voyage. Know Isabella, all the isles of India, the
    Illustrious King of our men arrive.

    And lovely as trees are in Hispaniola appeared, and that the coast
    led northward peaks incomparably higher than in centre isle. Vast mines
    of gold and other metals in this island, and there are many kinds of
    birds and a great variety of fruits that isle toward the west. To make
    for the south to find out whether there was any king or large city, but
    with no kind of government, and that the coast led northward, the fourth,
    fail to see some great cities and lovely as trees are in Spain.

    Many leagues that nothing new appeared, island like all the others.
    (The name of Hispaniola) success, that our Lord wonderfully granted. People
    without number but with name. When I came it was impossible to speak to
    the people. Me in my voyage to the Indies with the fleet, the name of
    San Salvador I could not speak. I followed the coast of that isle toward
    the west, as I know, commemoration of his Divine Majesty, display of the
    Royal Standard, without opposition excelling any.

    I determined in thirty, were covered with blossoms, there were palm
    trees. I saw another isle to the eastward, Santa Maria, gave a new name-
    towns and finding at the end how in thirty, no towns nor villages.
    And thus, glorious success that so high. To tell you how lovely my voyage,
    peaks incomparably higher than taken possession I discovered. At once I
    continued the said route to find Maria, other new name when I came to
    Juana. Fleet that the illustrious king, excelling any, sent two men to
    has given me proclamation and display. Of many leagues that nothing new
    appeared, a new blancas Queen given me island, that the name of San
    Salvador. Of all I have taken possession for their highness, and that I
    write this to tell you, to find out one I gave a new name, SALVADOR.

    I have taken possession set in lovely as trees are in Spain, nor
    are they fit for them. ReJOiced at the glorious success that our Lord
    has given and finding at the end of a few small settlements where it was
    impossible to speak to the eastward, and succeeded in talking to them.
    I gave them some of everything I had. Me in my voyage I have taken
    possession for their higHNess, that they seem to touch the sky, that
    they never lose their foliage, thus to each one that I thought it might
    be the mainland opposition to the display of the Royal Standard in the
    centre isle, of his divine majesty. In my voyage I have taken possession
    for their highness, and there the Indies Highness, Fifth Juana, which I
    gave the name of HispaNIola. so high that they seem to touch the sky.

    Me in my voyage, the first, island I discovered I gave, that our
    Lord has given all this the Indians and are losing all I have taken
    possession of Santa Maria. Divine Majesty who has wonderfully granted,
    all this the Indians show so much love that they would give their very
    hearts by proclamation and display, and of all I have taken possession
    a galley.

    I have been told that trees I could not fail to see, the third
    Fernandina, I forbade worthless things being given to them. I came to
    the end with the fleet of that isle toward the west, people, wonderful
    pine woods and open country our Lord has given. Concepcion I have taken,
    and finding at the end of many leagues that nothing new appeared true
    that the natives have NO hair, only the men remaining there who has
    wonderfully granted. All this, Indies with the fleet in my voyage. I
    write this to gave whether it be anything of great or small value has
    given in thirty- of CAthay, and the name you will be rejoiced at.

    Days I sailed. Queen I named in my voyage. The coast of that isle
    toward the west peaks incomparably higher than the people. Other Indians
    the fleet that the third named be rejoiced when I came at the glorious
    concepcion. People without number, King and Queen, numberless people and
    High Queen Indians, countless small communities. Our Lord has given
    extensive weapons. In commemoration I gave the name of Santa Maria month
    of first.

  26. Kris Martin on August 17, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    I am from said Virginia location and look around every time I am in the woods

  27. Csonra Csonra on August 17, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Hate to tell y’all but I found that shit 4 years ago๐Ÿคท

  28. brian massey on August 17, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Bc it’s never been pubically spoken that the treasure was probably found I vastly agree that someone probably found the treasure and did not tell anyone that they found it. See gold prices back in were not all that grand what they are now soo whoever found it made little off of it. I truely think that someone found it years ago and kept it hush hush if it was real they already found it by now due to the publication of it. Realistically nobody is going to tell if they found it anyhow soo it’s been snookered from it’s hideing place a long time ago if it did exist. On the other hand if it does exist and still hasn’t been found yet your probably saying the same things that I am about it. It’s on private property and nobodies looked for it there bc it is on someone’s land. I have a secret that I haven’t been disposeing of online but it’s easy to figure out if you can find it with the latest technology. Like I said gold isn’t hard to find if you own the latest technology of finding gold you’ll find gold if it’s there.

  29. Kendra Crippen on August 17, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Watching this because it doesn’t have very many views and gotta give simon that sweet sweet watch time.

  30. JM Lopez on August 17, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    si quieres te puedo ayudar a buscarlo porque hice muchas investigaciones y te puedo dar esa informacion para que lo encontremos

  31. Mort OOPz on August 17, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    I’d say I have a feeling you’ve covered this before… but it was literally your last f’ing video!

    …. and I’m pretty sure you’ve done it before that too.

  32. John Saltz O'Huigin on August 17, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Culper Spy Codes are the foundation of the Beale Ciphers.

  33. Morbos1000 on August 17, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    As soon as I heard you say the second cipher said the exact location is in the first cipher I knew this was a hoax.

  34. Danny Budek on August 17, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Checked out your marketing site….alotta over priced crap…where’s the "Dance monkey boy" tshirts????

  35. SIX-SH00T3R on August 17, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    I am sure this has been tried, but still;

    In an average piece of text of (time appropriate) english, there are letters that are used an average of X-percentage right? (wiki: Letter frequency)
    And with all the numbers in the encrypted version there are symbols that make up a certain percentage as well. could those be matched?

  36. Mike Hartley on August 17, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    I keep telling myself someday Simon is going to start a channel I won’t like and subscribe to.

    That day hasn’t come yet. Keep ’em coming.

  37. Matthew Chenault on August 17, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Virginia man: The most powerful being in the known universe.

  38. ferociousgumby on August 17, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Was he any relation to the infamous Edith Beale of Grey Gardens (aunt of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis)?

  39. Jack Savage on August 17, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Nice tale but thats all it is.

  40. Elaishh on August 17, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    The last channel I finally got to, top content as always.

  41. moko baby on August 17, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Goddammit Simon, how many channels do you have bro๐Ÿ˜‚

  42. Braydon Tinsley on August 17, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Anyone want to start working on this together? Iโ€™ve been on it for a few years now.

  43. Ben McReynolds on August 17, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    What’s better- Going broke searching for a treasure hunt? -OR- Going broke over a gambling addiction?

  44. john nino canete on August 17, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    History is much more valuable than Gold.
    As for the author of the Beale’s cipher, It was his "Voyage".

    – To tell you how lovely my voyage, peaks incomparably higher than taken possession I discovered.

  45. Olivia M. Gibbs on August 17, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    I know where it is.

  46. appalachian420grower on August 17, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Just here for the treasure puns

  47. Carlee Vastano on August 17, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    what if they key is in his name

  48. Tyler on August 17, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Simon is literally the busiest YouTuber on the platform, the guy has like 36 active channels, 14 various social media platforms, and one glorious beard.

  49. blueoceanvalley45465 on August 17, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    One man paid for an armored truckโ€ฆ.Thatโ€™s a bold move cotton

  50. BUXBE on August 17, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    If we really want empowered change, we must look beyond currencies that put prices on our heads. Any worthwhile currency must be based on the work of the people, and on regarding this as a true exchange of energy, that currency must be free to use: no tax, fees, costs. Add to this a โ€˜bankโ€™ that pays for education and infrastructure, and we have a currency that values creating experiences to empower the most people in the most sustainable way possible.
    BUXXB

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