Is Jose gaspar real?

Jose Gaspar was supposivley created by a pirate named John Gomez. He claimed to have been one of Gaspar's crew men. Gaspar was titled 'fake' until later in the early 20th century. Written information has been located and Gaspar's sunken ship location was said to have been located but not found or investigated. The only way to reach his ship is by scuba, says some local boaters. Some still believe Gaspar or Gasparilla, the most famous Florida pirate is not real. Other believe different.