Has A California Treasure Hunter Found Osama’s Body?

Osama bin LadenThe most shocking discovery to come this year? An ideal plotline for Weekend at Bernie’s 3? Or all of the above? The Week on the most sought-after treasure on Earth, Osama bin Laden’s corpse:

Last spring, days after a team of Navy SEALs shot and killed Osama bin Laden, helicoptered his body to a Navy warship, then dumped it somewhere in the Arabian Sea, California undersea treasure hunter Bill Warren decided to go find it.

A year later, Warren [claims] that he’s nailed down the spot where the Navy heaved the body overboard, and will mount an expedition this summer to drag bin Laden’s corpse up from its watery grave, photograph it, and take DNA samples. Warren says he discerned the location from satellite images shared by a Pentagon source. The images purportedly show exactly where the body was thrown overboard last May. Of course, Warren won’t divulge the location, but [says] that it’s about “200 miles west of the Indian city of Surat.”

Who exactly is Bill Warren? He owns an undersea salvage company, and by his count, has discovered more than 150 shipwrecks, but also failed — twice — to unearth a gold-laden Spanish caravel called the Trinidad.

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22 Comments on "Has A California Treasure Hunter Found Osama’s Body?"

  1. Jin The Ninja | May 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm |

    and when they test the DNA…

  2. He will not find anything.  The fact that the government could even get away with the story “oh yeah we threw his body into the sea” is mind-blowing.  It makes me wonder if they did not want to encourage doubt and skepticism just to cloud the issue – keep people distracted by “what really happened to Bin Laden’s body” instead of asking the more difficult questions and finding the more disturbing answers.  I’m not making any declarative statements – not saying OBL is alive or anything else.  All I know is you don’t claim to dump the body of the #1 most wanted terrorist in the ocean before any confirmation can be made if the story we as the public know is above-board.  That act alone let’s us know it isn’t.  I don’t know what the full story is, but I know we don’t have it.  As usual. 

  3. Interstellareye | May 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm |

    Too bad his body wasn’t dumped… Maybe he’ll find Atlantis in the mean time…

  4. cakeypig | May 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm |

    Osama Bin Laden died in the Tora mountains in Afghanistan in 2003 as reported by Reuters at the time, and as verified by the Pakistani Secret Service and several Taliban informants.

    • But not according to Al Quaida, who made no attempt to dispute BL’s death, and then threatened revenge, an obvious admission of the fact. The photos put forward of BL in his home were him – look at profile, ears, forehead etc. Even BL’s wives did not dispute his death.

      •  It would all depend, Marcus, on just how far down the rabbit hole you want to go 😉

      • FactTime | May 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm |

        If “Al Quaida” was separate from the CIA, that story would be semi-believable.


  5. StillAtMyMoms | May 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm |

    Of all the treasure hunters all over the world, it has to be an AMERICAN “treasure hunter”?  Wow, sounds like a CIA agent to extract the FAKE cadaver at the supposed bottom of the ocean.

  6. Frankensteinmoneymac | May 7, 2012 at 6:19 pm |

    Yeah…so the guy’s going to find a corpse that’s been floating in the ocean for over a year……Sure..Good luck with that buddy! 

    •  Actually, floating is not quite right. When the Navy does a burial at sea the corpse is weighted and sunk to the bottom.

  7. Has a Explorer finally discovered Photoshop?!

  8. well if he dies before or during his expedition you know somethings up. secondly, i like ”
    but also failed — twice — to unearth a gold-laden Spanish caravel called the Trinidad.” way to give him a kick in the balls for no reason. 

  9. You would get better results looking for Santa at the north pole.  

  10. gr8fuldaniel | May 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm |

    Osama B. Laden has been dead for years. If he finds anything, the DNA wont match, so if he finds a body, it wont confirm anything.

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