Welcome! This website will hopefully give you a better understanding of what was real and what was fake from "The Pirates of the Caribbean" specifically the first movie, "The Curse of the Black Pearl." 

To start off, below is a synopsis of the first movie:

"When Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), the daughter of Governor Swann (Jonathan Pryce) is kidnapped by a group of pirates led by Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and taken aboard their ship, The Black Pearl, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), the young man who loves Elizabeth despite the fact that she is promised to another, sets out to rescue her. But he can't do it alone, so he enlists the help of swashbuckling ship captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). Together the two chase after The Black Pearl, but they soon discover that the captain and crew aren't your average pirates. Cursed to remain between the living and the dead, Barbossa and his men look like skeletons when basked in the moonlight. When it is revealed that the only thing that can break the curse is Elizabeth's blood, Jack and Will are faced with a race against time and a battle against the undead to save the Governor's daughter."

Now that you have read the recap, this site will go into more detail on specific topics of the movie and state whether it was fiction or non-fiction.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)Synopsis." Fandango. Web. 26 Mar. 2012. <http://www.fandango.com/piratesofthecaribbean:thecurseoftheblackpearl_v281052/plotsummary>.