The Curse of Oak Island

Author: Randall Sullivan

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 0802189059

Category: History

Page: 396

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In 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.

The Oak Island Encyclopedia

Author: Hammerson Peters

Publisher: Hammerson Peters via PublishDrive


Category: History

Page: 1313

View: 6219

Your unauthorized guide to the History Channel's TV series "The Curse of Oak Island". Packed with information on the history of the Oak Island treasure hunt; plot summaries and analyses for each episode of "The Curse of Oak Island" from Seasons 1 through 6; and summaries of the various theories regarding the nature of the Oak Island mystery.

Secret Treasure of Oak Island

Author: D'Arcy O'Connor

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781493037001

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 1179

This treasure hunting book is the prequel to History Channel's popular show The Curse of Oak Island. In this new edition, D'Arcy O'Connor shares the most recent treasure hunts and finds on Oak Island, a small patch of land off the coast of Nova Scotia. The notorious Captain Kidd was rumored to have left part of his treasure somewhere along here, among other buried treasures. In 1795, when Daniel McGinnis and two friends started to dig up the island, they found what turned out to be an elaborately engineered shaft constructed of oak logs, nonindigenous coconut mats, and landfill that came to be known as the Money Pit. Ever since that summer day in 1795, the possibility of what might be hidden in the depths of a small island has made it the site of the world's longest, most expensive, and most perplexing treasure hunt. O'Connor recounts the fascinating stories and amazing discoveries of past and current treasure seekers who have sought Oak Island's fabled treasure for over two hundred years. It has baffled scientists and madmen, scholars and idiots, millionaires and get-rich-quick schemers, psychics, engineers, charlatans, and even a former president of the United States. The island has consumed the fortunes-and in some cases, the lives-of those who have obsessively set out to unlock its secret.

Oak Island Knights

Author: James McQuiston,James a McQuiston Fsasco

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781725946095


Page: 172

View: 3688

This is the author's third book on the Oak Island, Nova Scotia mystery, and it may be a mystery no more. James A. McQuiston, a fellow with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, has poured over reams of ancient books and papers to uncover a stolen treasure from Scotland, and how that treasure just might have been buried on Oak Island until it could be used to finance a new kingdom called Nova Scotia. Due to several circumstances, that day never came. McQuiston presented his theories to the current searchers on Oak Island and was very well received. He even appeared on the "Curse of Oak Island" TV show. This is one book you must read if you have any interest in this 223-year-old mystery.

Oak Island

Author: Hammerson Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993955846


Page: N.A

View: 3553

For a much less expensive ebook version of this book, check out: http: // Oak Island is a small island located in Mahone Bay off the coast of Nova Scotia where people have been searching for buried treasure since 1795. To date, no one truly knows what, if anything, lies buried there, although theories abound. The purpose of this book is to provide you, the reader, with a comprehensive report of the facts and speculation surrounding Oak Island so that you might come to your own conclusion regarding the nature of this great Mystery of Canada. This book is divided into three sections: 1) History; 2) The Curse of Oak Island; 3) Theories. In History, you'll find a chronological account of all major treasure hunts on Oak Island from 1795-2005. Each chapter is subdivided into a History section recounting the story of each respective treasure hunt, a Discoveries section detailing the various findings made by the treasure hunters; and a Characters section describing the colourful men who risked social condemnation, financial ruin, and even their very lives in an effort to get to the bottom of the Oak Island mystery. In The Curse of Oak Island, you'll find a detailed analysis of the current treasure hunt on Oak Island, conducted by Michigan brothers Rick and Marty Lagina and their crew, and documented in the History Channel's TV series The Curse of Oak Island. Each chapter is subdivided into a Plot section outlining the synopsis of each of The Curse of Oak Island's episodes, and an Analysis section in which the discoveries made in the episodes are thoroughly investigated. In Theories, you'll find the various hypothesises formulated by Oak Island researchers regarding the nature of Oak Island's supposed extraordinary treasure. Each chapter is subdivided into the 'Five Ws' of research, namely Who? What? When? Where? and Why?, along with an Evidence section describing the hard facts and circumstantial evidence which led proponents of each respective theory to come to the conclusions they did.

The Holy Trinity Decryption

Author: Jacob Roberts

Publisher: Jacob Roberts

ISBN: 9781736249604


Page: 370

View: 6904

What if a document existed confirming Sir Francis Bacon wrote the works attributed to Shakespeare? What if that same document included the name of the secret son of Queen Elizabeth I? What if it also included information leading to an answer about the mysteries surrounding Oak Island, Nova Scotia? What if this document also included the secret of Sir Francis Bacon's true parents, and the names of some of his aliases? And what if these messages had been hidden in plain sight for 400 years? As amazing as it sounds, the plaque adorning Shakespeare's Funerary Monument in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon is that document. In a narrative that sounds like one of the "National Treasure" movies, follow the clues to where they lead as they are uncovered by author, Jacob Roberts. He lays bare the methods used by Sir Francis Bacon to create an intricate cipher system, and the methods the author used to decrypt the messages. See how he followed the clues within the messages themselves, and how these clues led to a famous map containing its own secrets, including directions leading to that mysterious island in the North Atlantic, Oak Island, Nova Scotia. See the keys of the Fra. Rosi Crosse laid bare, as well as two submissions of the author's theories submitted to the "Brotherhood of the Dig," the team of searchers on Oak Island.

The Mystery of the Oak Island Treasure

Author: Mark Reynolds

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 1459407938

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 9731

In the summer of 1795, a teenager was exploring a tiny island in Nova Scotia's Mahone Bay when he came across a curious depression in the ground. Driven by visions of lost pirate treasure, he later returned to the spot with shovels, pickaxes, and two friends. The trio began to dig, and in so doing launched what would become one of the most famous treasure hunts of all time. For over 200 years, the baffling mysteries of the Oak Island treasure have captured countless imaginations they have also been the cause of bitter rivalries, dashed hopes, and tragic deaths.