The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the Worlds Longest Treasure Hunt by Randall SullivanIn 1795, a teenager discovered a mysterious circular depression in the ground on Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and ignited rumors of buried treasure. Early excavators uncovered a clay-lined shaft containing layers of soil interspersed with wooden platforms, but when they reached a depth of ninety feet, water poured into the shaft and made further digging impossible.
Since then the mystery of Oak Island’s “Money Pit” has enthralled generations of treasure hunters, including a Boston insurance salesman whose obsession ruined him; young Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and film star Errol Flynn. Perplexing discoveries have ignited explorers’ imaginations: a flat stone inscribed in code; a flood tunnel draining from a man-made beach; a torn scrap of parchment; stone markers forming a huge cross. Swaths of the island were bulldozed looking for answers; excavation attempts have claimed two lives. Theories abound as to what’s hidden on Oak Island—pirates’ treasure, Marie Antoinette’s lost jewels, the Holy Grail, proof that Sir Francis Bacon was the true author of Shakespeare’s plays—yet to this day, the Money Pit remains an enigma.
The Curse of Oak Island is a fascinating account of the strange, rich history of the island and the intrepid treasure hunters who have driven themselves to financial ruin, psychotic breakdowns, and even death in pursuit of answers. And as Michigan brothers Marty and Rick Lagina become the latest to attempt to solve the mystery, as documented on the History Channel’s television show The Curse of Oak Island, Sullivan takes readers along to follow their quest firsthand.
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Off the coast of Nova Scotia sits a small unassuming island named for the tall oak trees that can bee seen even far out at sea. The area was sparsely populated in those days and offered an abundance of natural resources for those who may have found respite there from pursuing Naval vessels. On this island In a group of young men discovered an unusual depression in the ground which seemed too regular to be natural. Inspired by the long standing rumours of buried treasure the young men began digging into what is arguably one of the greatest mysteries of modern times. Wooden platforms, coconut fibers, pieces of parchment, and a stone with mysterious symbols are only some of the items which have been uncovered in and around the almost foot deep hole that has been dug on the island. What is left to be found?
Oak Island Money pit – Alien evidence inside?
The Oak Island in Canada, Nova Scotia is a relatively small island encompassing no more than 57 ha which is privately owned and which has been deemed to contain some hidden, very valuable artifacts buried very deep inside, some as low as 31 meters deep. The site is very interesting still as recent excavations that ended in collapse have made many speculate that the 19th century recounts according to which the area has a circular depression from which light was emerging might actually be linked to an underground number of tunnels that might have been an alien facility. Of course, the recounts have been largely speculative and many of them were most of the time a way to capitalize on popular interest, so that the island would be sold for a larger amount of money, as it happened later on. What was however found this far, was a layer of flagstones, which seemed too regularly cut to be of human production. However, future excavation did not succeed in showing no other signs of civilization or manmade or intelligent design of alien nature. Other recounts which were not corroborated with physical evidence talked about a number of other stones which were inscribed with symbols and which were surrounded by a number of charcoal, putty and coconut fiber, which seemed to be organized as a habitat of sorts.
Oak Island is a hectare acre privately owned island in Lunenburg County on the south shore of Nova Scotia , Canada. The tree-covered island is one of about small islands in Mahone Bay and rises to a maximum of 11 metres 36 feet above sea level. The island is located metres feet from shore and connected to the mainland by a causeway and gate. The nearest community is the rural community of Western Shore which faces the island, while the nearest village is Chester. The island is best known for various theories about possible buried treasure or historical artifacts, and the associated exploration. The majority of Nova Scotia is a Humid continental climate with hot and humid summers, and cold or frigid winters. While there is no weather station on the island, or along Mahone Bay , there is one towards the west in the town of Bridgewater.