Connect to share and comment

News you wish you didn't know.

Treasure hunter claims to have found Osama Bin Laden's dead body

Treasure hunter Bill Warren, who said he had been looking for Bin Laden's dead body back in June 2011, now claims he has located the cadaver.
Obl treasurehunter 050212Enlarge
This frame grab from the Saudi-owned television network MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) shows alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden gesturing an undated videotape broadcast by the Dubai-based MBC 17 April 2002. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Treasure hunter Bill Warren claims he has located Osama bin Laden's dead body: 200 miles west of the Indian city of Surat, to be exact, Gizmodo reported

"I've located where they threw him away," Warren told Spanish newspaper El Mundo. "I'm the only one with this information." 

Warren believes the late Al Qaeda leader's body has stayed put since the Navy disposed of it at sea last year, since they weighted down the bag containing bin Laden's remains, the International Business Times reported.

After studying satellite photos released by the Pentagon of the 'burial at sea,' Warren has said he and his team could find the body in a week or less. All he needs is $200,000 to finance the operation, the Business Times reported. 

More from GlobalPost: Osama Bin Laden's approaching death anniversary puts Feds on alert

"We do this because we are patriotic Americans and feel that President Obama failed to provide the proof," the treasure hunter  told TMZ.

Warren hopes to start his search on June 1, and doesn't expect it to last more than three months, Global Grind reported — unless, of course, the US Government sinks his boat or assassinates him. 

Warren, who boasts that he has discovered 200 shipwrecks over the course of his career, is currently living in Azerbaijan, where he is apparently working for the local government to locate old ships, according to Gizmodo.

More from GlobalPost: Bin Laden's hideout papers to be published online

Warren also has a history of chasing grandiose sunken treasures: he has repeatedly tried to find the Trinidad, a Spanish ship filled with Aztec gold that sunk off the coast of California in 1540. He has made several failed attempts at a Trinidad discovery — in 1976 and again in 1987 — and at the time he claimed he had located the Trinidad, according to Gizmodo. 

Bill plans to take a film crew along to document his hunt for bin Laden, TMZ reported. We're looking forward to the reality TV series, if nothing else. 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/treasure-hunter-bill-warren-osama-bin-laden-body

.

Featured Slideshow

The running of the bulls commenced in Pamplona, Spain (PHOTOS)

Injuries abound during the first days of the San Fermin festival.