By Lionel Fanthorpe, Patricia Fanthorpe
It all started innocently sufficient ... in 1795 3 boys came across the head of an acient shaft on uninhabited Oak Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. the lads started to dig, and what they exposed began the world's maximum and stangest treasure hunt. 200 years of braveness, back-breaking attempt, ingenuity, and engineering abilities have up to now did not retrieve what's hid there. The Oak Island curse prophesies that the treasure aren't came across until eventually seven males are useless and the final oak has fallen. That final oak has already long gone - and through the years, six treasure hunters were killed. What can the treasure be? Theories contain Drake's plate and jewels, Captain Kidd's bloodstained pirate gold, a military payroll left there for safeguard by means of the French or British army engineers, invaluable historical manuscripts, the physique of an Arif or different non secular refugee chief, the misplaced treasure of the Templars, and a part of the traditional, semi-legendary Acadian Treasure associated with the secret of Glozel and Rennes-le-Chateau in France. After years of analysis the authors have ultimately solved the sinister riddle of Oak Island, yet their resolution is tough, debatable and demanding. whatever past rate nonetheless lies ready within the labrinth.
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Other accounts relate that it was Simeon himself, now a very old man, who was the Lynds involved with the Truro Syndicate of 1849. It is not beyond the bounds of possibility. Captain Anthony Vaughan, either the son or grandson of the Anthony Vaughan who made the original discovery, died in New York in 1948 at the age of 100. This same Captain Vaughan remembered how as a very young boy he had been present when a major discovery — a set of fan shaped drains — had been made at Smith's Cove. It was the Truro Syndicate who found both these beach drains and at least one of the flood tunnels which linked them to the Money Pit.
One civil or military pay chest or another, legitimately or illegitimately, could have found its way to the base of a secret subterranean 'safe deposit' on Oak Island — if that's what the Money Pit actually was! The massive fortress of Louisbourg at the eastern end of Cape Breton cost the French millions to build. Were some of those funds misappropriated and secretly hidden on Oak Island? The Oak Island story may go back much further into the mists of time than is generally realised: fearless Celts, Coptic Christian refugees, grimly determined Norsemen, the noble and heroic Sinclair branch of the Knights Templar after their betrayal and downfall in 1307, Drake's 16 The Oak Island Mystery Devon lads, Kidd's bloodthirsty pirates or a detachment of meticulously disciplined British army engineers .
68. 5. Could the stone possibly have been hollow? The Work of the Onslow Company in 1803 31 added that it was a very hard, finely grained stone with an olive tinge. He thought it might have been porphyry or granite. He also commented that it was totally unlike any stone he had ever seen in Nova Scotia. If Harry Marshall was correct in his guess that the strange stone was porphyry, then a link with ancient Egypt may be established. ) mottled red or purple rocks were called porphorytes from the Greek word meaning 'red/ Much of this early stone was volcanic, but the first Italian sculptors thought it was a variety of marble.