Treasure Hunters Close To Finding Drake’s Coffin

A brigade of archaeologists, historians, experts, and explorers are claiming to have discovered the whereabouts of Sir Francis Drake’s final fleet just off the coast of Panama. According to the team, who are being funded by former president of the Philadelphia 76ers Pat Croce, said:

We are 98 per cent sure of their veracity. The charred wood, the lead on board, the English pottery from that period. And we’re confident no crew in its right mind would have deliberately sailed there.

The fleet is believed to have carried two vessels, the 195-ton flagship Elizabeth and 50-ton Delight, both having been scuttled after a chain of defeats to the Spanish. After dying of dysentery, historians and researchers claim that Drake’s men ran the two ships aground and extracted any valuable cargo before torching them, Drake himself having been buried at sea in a lead coffin still wearing a full suit of armour as to avoid capture by the Spaniards even after death.

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If true, this could be one of the most fascinating discoveries in recent years, though it would spell bad news for gaming’s lovable treasure hunter, Nathan Drake. Naughty Dog has worked meticulously to create a parallel universe riddled with conspiracies and deception in Uncharted and though the real discovery of Sir Francis wouldn’t detract from what has been one of the best gaming franchises of this generation, it will have spoilt some of the mystery.

That said, the coffin could always be empty…

Source: The Daily Telegraph

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22 Comments

  1. Update: Treasure hunters also find the location of Marco Polo’s lost fleet.

  2. If the coffin did prove empty, heads would explode…

    • my mind……… it would be blown :P

    • Bricks will have been shat!

      • Haha.

        I thought this was actually a joke but, what do you know. I REALLY hope it’s empty just for the sake of Uncharted. All they have to do is explore the island nearby, fight off a couple of supernatural creatures and try not to get thrown into a pit and they’ll find where Sir Francis actually is.

      • Hey, some of Uncharted’s stuff is based on historical fact, wrapped in mystery with some added fiction to make a great game out of it. I’d love to see an Uncharted 4 where Nate finds out that Sir Francis Drake has been found and maybe he kept some kind of treasure with him until his death and that treasure still rests in his coffin. I really hope Naughty Dog breaks free from it’s 3 games + fun racer tradition but depending on the planned launch of the PS4 I’m sure Sony would rather have Naughty Dog’s next big thing as a release title instead of another PS3 blockbuster, if they had to choose because of a lack of time between UC4 and the PS4 release.

      • He found Drake in Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.

      • Yeah but not in his coffin as history records it. So if the coffin is empty there will be a meltdown!

  3. Sounds like they have been playing Uncharted too much. ;)

    If they unleash those monsters from UC, then i know who to blame. It is a bit of a coindence that they are close to finding Drake’s coffin after UC3 has just released. *dons tin foil hat* ;p

  4. Could this be the end of Uncharted? I wonder how this will affect the series, if at all, if Drake is found in his coffin…

    • A lack of zombie nazis in WWII didn’t seem to deter Call of Duty. :P

    • I assumed it would be the end anyway, haven’t played the game yet so don’t know how open ended it is, but ND usually do three games then a racer, so maybe a racer then a new ip..?

  5. Interesting news regardless of the game. I’ll start following this story.

  6. Will they get a Platinum Trophy then? ;-D

    • Nah knowing Naughty Dog they’d just get a silver…

  7. Interesting stuff, I like this sort of thing, but you hardly ever hear about it. Shame really.

  8. Really interesting to read about this. Looks forward to hearing the full findings and so…Next they have to find El Dorado, Shambhala and the lost city of Ubar “Atlantis Of the Sands” ;)

  9. Huh thought this was about a coffin in the game, but this is fascinating news. I love discoveries and mystery so let’s see where this journey takes…

  10. “After dying of dysentery, historians and researchers claim…”

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