The True Story That Inspired Pirates Of The Caribbean | The Real Treasure Island | Absolute History

The True Story That Inspired Pirates Of The Caribbean | The Real Treasure Island | Absolute History

Before there was Pirates of the Caribbean, there was Treasure Island. Critics hail it as the most famous pirate story in history. Since its publication over a century ago, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island popularized the most potent symbols of pirate lore: swashbuckling seamen, uncharted tropical islands, and dog-eared treasure maps marked with an ‘X’. And now, it appears that the novel may have been inspired by a real treasure – on an island no one has ever searched – until now. The Real Treasure Island follows Alex Campus as he travels to exotic locales to unlock the true story behind a literary masterpiece. From the foggy Scottish Highlands to the sun-kissed islands of the South Pacific, Campus follows a treasure trail of clues -each one triggering dramatic recreations that tell the true story behind Stevenson’s tale.

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  1. Ravi labung on October 13, 2022 at 8:17 am


  2. Jam Hunter on October 13, 2022 at 8:18 am

    The Treasure was found on Cocos Island about 10 years ago, by Costa Rican government, employees, working on Cocos Island .

  3. Tru Keesey on October 13, 2022 at 8:19 am

    I like the way wherein you translated the Swiss man.

  4. P C on October 13, 2022 at 8:20 am

    So it was in a cave probably been collected by now hence it’s lost or it’s still in cave maybe cave is not easy to find now. Or as I think it’s somewhere else

  5. philip mc donagh on October 13, 2022 at 8:22 am

    Everyone knows its on Oak Island along with the ark of the covenant, the holy grail, Atlantis and missing ufo’s to name but a few. Be cheaper to break into the tower of London and steal the crown jewels. Step one is easy at least you know where they are.

  6. steven t on October 13, 2022 at 8:23 am

    If you ever become lucky enough to make a great discovery, just remember to not mention anything online, not unless you want to be defrauded, and there wouldnt be anything you could do about it. Once you have gained special knowledge, you learn very quickly just how easy it is for your private information to be exploited, and for your hardwork and research to be stolen. Unfortunately, there are no laws that protect you in this.

  7. Liz McNay on October 13, 2022 at 8:24 am

    Why in Heaven’s name are you calling him Robert Louie Stevenson? He was born Robert Lewis Balfour Stephenson. It’s NOT Louie it’s pronounced Lewis.

  8. jim crow on October 13, 2022 at 8:26 am

    Did the camera man have a homosexual fetish for Alex Camus? We see up his nose, we see his stubbly chin, we see the hairs on his arms, we watch his arse going up a hill… If you are in conversation with someone you don’t put a microscope on him as he breaths his bad breath in your face.

  9. Ajax SlamGoody on October 13, 2022 at 8:27 am

    Cthulhu….What’s next, H.P. Lovecraft sailed there too? LOLOLOL

  10. JM on October 13, 2022 at 8:27 am

    BS from the start.

  11. free market joe on October 13, 2022 at 8:30 am

    Absolute history is Absolutely full of conjecture. Very interesting but very little facts. One important detail missing is how long the ship that stole the treasure was gone before the men returned, claiming the vessel sank. Compare that timeline to how long it would have taken to get to Samoa and back. That’s very telling. Like most theories, we may never know. The trouble with all new ideas is the desperate need to be taken seriously and the money potential clouds the waters, often distorting and inflating ideas out of proportion to fit a new interpretation of history. Still fun to think about though.

  12. White Rabbit on October 13, 2022 at 8:30 am

    What nonsense! All pirate stories are based on the book by Captain Charles Johnson

  13. MrMarckeedee on October 13, 2022 at 8:32 am

    Humid climates are actually good for TB. And actually high altitude dry air which they thought was good for Pulminary conditions is actually the worst. So it does in fact add up that he would have felt better in Tropical climates.

  14. DOCTOR NOVA on October 13, 2022 at 8:32 am

    Louis was his middle name not a surname. It was changed later in " spelling but not pronunciation" from Lewis.

  15. steven sherrier on October 13, 2022 at 8:33 am

    How does this guy know if that family ever worked for their money or not? He don’t know Jack shit.

  16. Robbie Burris on October 13, 2022 at 8:38 am

    I figured Jack Sparrow was based on calico Jack.

  17. sam8404 on October 13, 2022 at 8:40 am

    I’ve only seen the first couple minutes but I’ve got a feeling this will have almost nothing to do with Pirates of the Caribbean.

  18. Jules Verne on October 13, 2022 at 8:41 am

    Well of course if Keeting or w/e his name is went back and got the treasure it naturally wouldn’t be there for anyone who goes looking after that….

  19. khamen723 on October 13, 2022 at 8:43 am

    I read Treasure Island as a wee lad back around 1978. Been plunderin ever since

  20. Tony Nannenga on October 13, 2022 at 8:44 am

    Stephenson; Did not have all his treasure at his Estate.
    Story goes; When Stephenson moved his new aquired treasure, He kept to the concept of only keeping money in his safe. Most of his treasure was good and silver. He had to smelt that. So when he was transporting goods to where he was, He would pay in bullion, which was the way of the day. They would have been contacted beforehand by ships traveling the sea, or mail as we call it today but, That took time. A year later your ship shows up buys the merchandise and sails home. Anyways.
    There is still a lot of his treasure still there. Still HIDDEN? You just need to find it. At least that’s how I heard it told?

  21. Jarett on October 13, 2022 at 8:46 am

    Intriguing. Seen

  22. Manuel Vazquez on October 13, 2022 at 8:47 am

    I wonder why they were called Pirates of the Caribbean, all came from Europe.

  23. Beth S on October 13, 2022 at 8:48 am

    This is ridiculously boring

  24. RI Outboards on October 13, 2022 at 8:50 am

    "hoist anchor" haha. what is this a kids book? They would’ve said "man the capstain" or "prepare to make way" to raise anchor.

  25. E. Lundbom on October 13, 2022 at 8:53 am

    A ludicrous idea, entertainingly presented.

  26. The Dark Side on October 13, 2022 at 8:53 am

    Indiana Jones was George Lucas!!

  27. P C on October 13, 2022 at 8:55 am

    Great video

  28. philip mc donagh on October 13, 2022 at 8:58 am

    He found a cave near the seashore on an island, not been funny but you would probably have as much chance of finding a grain of sand on the beach.

  29. David Benner on October 13, 2022 at 8:58 am

    If it is just pure gold, no gems or silver or old vinyl Beatles records, it only takes up about 2.3 cubic feet (you’ll have to do any conversions). Or, about 2,750 pounds in weight. Double check my work. I’m old now). So my educated guess is probably far better than most. you’ll find the treasure in Walt Disney’s coffin, buried under the Cinderella castle. That old Walt was always a trickster. I could be wrong but, I doubt it. Just my opinion.

  30. James Cook on October 13, 2022 at 8:58 am

    This sounds almost like the treasure on Oak Island.

  31. Filthy Pappy on October 13, 2022 at 9:00 am

    You had me at swashbuckling seamen 🍿

  32. Ajax SlamGoody on October 13, 2022 at 9:01 am

    There is also Kentucky Connection to Treasure Island….Look up the Book: The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver

  33. Michael Johnson on October 13, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Don’t forget, EA Poe wrote the Gold Bug about a buried treasure and a map with cryptic instructions on how to find it.

  34. Kristopher Lewis on October 13, 2022 at 9:01 am

    I thought it was about the wreck of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet lol

  35. anton glas on October 13, 2022 at 9:02 am

    Did you know that many of the Pirates Of The Caribbean were Jews?
    They turned to piracy and especially raided Spanish ships in revenge for how they were persecuted during the Spanish inquisition.
    It is said that Long John Silver real name was, Juan Zilver, just as one example.

  36. lee gramling on October 13, 2022 at 9:04 am

    It’s a cute story — almost as cute as Treasure Island. But there are a few questions: (1) Why did Thompson bury the treasure instead of going somewhere that he could spend it on wine, women, etc.? Which is what almost any self-respecting pirate would do. There are plenty of places he could convert the treasure to cash and live like a king — not least of them China or Indonesia; (2) Why did he sink his ship? (3) Why in the everlovin’ blue-eyed world did he return — of all places — to the scene of the crime??!! And (4) Why did he never go back and try to recover the treasure? ["Try" is the operant word. I’ve buried cash myself.] I don’t need to ask why nobody (except a rather foolish fictional man) has yet found the treasure trove. That’s pretty obvious to anybody with even half a brain.

  37. Jason Davis on October 13, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Name of the intro song?

  38. Douglas Thompson on October 13, 2022 at 9:05 am

    maybe it was aliens from outer space ?

  39. Awakening Faith on October 13, 2022 at 9:05 am

    So how much of this is real?

  40. Shrpdrt on October 13, 2022 at 9:07 am

    What a load of shit

  41. Chris Barriere on October 13, 2022 at 9:07 am

    Ya this is hype. Stephenson was openly inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe. This instance demonstrates Stephenson’s love for “The Gold Bug”, the most popular work during Poe’s own lifetime.

  42. G R on October 13, 2022 at 9:10 am

    Absolute History absolute garba ge

  43. Lucky the Lemur on October 13, 2022 at 9:11 am

    So Hydrrdahl surfed the Amphodromic Points?

  44. D Ridley on October 13, 2022 at 9:12 am

    Absolute history?? Absolute BS!

  45. Kenneth Watt on October 13, 2022 at 9:13 am

    Doubt it , not watched it yet but I doubt very much there’s a true version of the undead walking under water searching for missing coins to make them horrible humans again

  46. Stuart Wilson on October 13, 2022 at 9:13 am

    could nz be the real treasure island from auckland up use to be 3 islands in the far north there is a giant skull there is also a olive tree pre maori under ths tree honi heke ad teria wiakato found a treasure chest they sent it to spain it still held by the spansh bank

  47. dombstone2 on October 13, 2022 at 9:13 am

    It’s interesting that he ended up in Samoa on a whim from San Francisco. Rrrrrrr!

  48. Ivan Green on October 13, 2022 at 9:13 am

    Every Sea Story starts with [BOYS THIS IS NO CRAP]

  49. tommy maw on October 13, 2022 at 9:15 am

    Louie wrote bollox good teading😎😎😎

  50. Nicholas #51 on October 13, 2022 at 9:17 am

    I love ships 🚢

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