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Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy discovered? DNA test might tell


Happily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times/ AP In this Aug. 14, 2017 picture, Marie Kesten Zahn, an archaeologist and education organizer at the Whydah Pirate Museum in West Yarmouth, Mass., probes the concretion surrounding a leg bone that was salvaged from the Whydah shipwreck off the coast of Wellfleet on Cape Cod. Scientists are working to determine if the remains belong to Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy, the captain of the ship.

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018|2:34 p.m.

YARMOUTH, Mass.– Scientists state they’re working to use DNA to determine whether a human bone recuperated from a Cape Cod shipwreck comes from the notorious pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy.

The Whydah Pirate Museum in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, publicly displayed the bone Monday. The bone was found near what is thought to be Bellamy’s pistol.

The objects were pulled from the Whydah Gally shipwreck several years back.

The museum has actually enlisted forensic researchers to extract DNA and compare it with DNA from a living Bellamy descendant. Evaluating will take about a month when it gets the sample.

The Whydah sank in 1717. The wreck was found in 1984. The majority of its treasure is thought to remain on the ocean floor.

The museum calls it America’s variation of King Tut’s tomb.

Costs Bellamy brings the laughs to Green Valley Ranch Resort


Costs Bellamy performs for the first time at Green Valley Cattle ranch Resort