Mysterious Treasure on Oak Island

Mysterious Treasure on Oak Island

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Mysterious Treasure on Oak IslandIn 1795, on Oak Island in Nova Scotia, three young men stumbled upon a round depression in the ground.

They dug down 30 feet before stopping. Every 10 feet they found a wood slat platform. As men, they continued the journey to no avail.

Over the years, millions of dollars have been spent to find the mystery at the bottom of the pit. 6 men have died trying to get to a treasure that may or not be there.

Still in 2010, no one has been able to get to the bottom, but it is said the owners of the island are waiting for a permit to start digging again.

This is very interesting and was mentioned on the show, "Ancient Aliens." Many think there's a treasure buried from pirates to be found.

Some think the "Ark of the Covenant" will be found, and others believe the pit is the final resting place of the "Holy Grail."

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8 months ago

To Be Short Hopefully.. Ha.. For a Simple Example. It's Basically Like a City/ State Code Enforcement... I was Raised in North Texas. My FAMILY Builded House's From Ground Up. Also a lot were in Gated 'H-O-A'. Well Also Did Add-ons/ absolutely any Construction During the Building and absolutely any Construction After the House is Builded. You Have to Applied for a Permit and Get Said Permit Approved. So That 2 Steps/ Hoops to gGo Threw Before Construction Begins. Even Moving 1 One Grain of Dirt. Once Said Permit is Approved.
Oh Yeah Said Permit Cost $$Dinero$$.
Now in Said 'H-O-A' Even Though You Pay Can Be Absolutely of MILLIONS of $Dollar$ for Your House Honestly Most PPL Don't Read There Thoroughly. If They DiD They Would Know . They Are Never To Own The Land and or "KEY" *Mineral Rights* in Said Land.... So if You Find Anything in a 'H-O-A'
Best to Keep it To Yourself. Now If You Do Own Own Property Witch Government is Slowly Taking and Are Making What Use to Be Illegal Action On Said Homeowners Land
Writing What was ILLEGAL Actions by Law
Now Legal Action 'KEY' But Only Legal Now for the United States Government. Meaning Yes Even Though You Actually Own Land or Mistakingly Think You Own Said Land. The Government Can Deem Said Land EITHER
Historic/ Meaningful to the Story of Mankind/ Meaningful to Towns Growth-City's Future Betterment. Meang If They Tink It Betters the City or State-- Their
Bank Account. They Can File Said Land InementDomian Said Property...
Ha.... Quickly My Ass.... But that Kinda Breaks it down to Wrap One Head Around the Dumb Shit and Hoops to Jump Through
Just to Simply Find Out If You Ever Find Absolutely Anything on Your Property.
Don't Tell "NO-ONE".... ALSO if It's Significant. The Government Absolutely Will
Take a %Percentage-- and or InementDomian and Just Take %100, in the
Name of Historical and or Betterment of Said Community...

PS. If I Didn't Feel Like Educating My Fellow Man, I Would Have Simply Said

2 years ago

Oak Island

1965 isn’t so long ago. I was in the dentist office waiting my turn for what was real, the dentist’s drill. Fortunately, even with him telling me it wouldn’t hurt, my mind was on the Reader’s Digest article I had managed to read while sitting in his waiting room. I was fascinated with the Oak Island article, maybe much more so than a mature young man of twenty-two should have been.

Years went by before I could read about it again. The encyclopedias of those days had a lot of information, but not about fairy tales. My mind never abandoned what I had read, and I often searched the library and historic magazines for follow-up information. There wasn’t much until the Internet arrived and after that a television program that deserves credit for sharing all that has been recorded before the Reader’s Digest article and after.

Two hundred and something years ago, one hundred feet deep, and platforms every ten feet is right off the bat too much for my mind to comprehend. How can that be done? How do the platforms not get in the way of the excavation? Hundreds of men would get in each other’s way. All of us should sketch out the details of how it could possible be done. Now we line the hole with round steel wall sections that follow the excavation downwards. Subtract 250 years from modern methods and you have shovels, buckets, and ropes.

How could so many people throw money at this fairy-tail in the past? Maybe I don’t have enough imagination? Maybe they had too much money? Would money still be going into it if television commercials weren’t subsidizing it? Maybe there’s a lot of “kid” in all of us watching “The Mystery of Oak Island.”

All I know is it’s good reading before getting the dentist’s chair.

2 years ago

The translation of the stone sounds to easy. They were intelligent engineers and much more but come up with a simple code like that?

2 years ago

This mysterious story has intrigued me, I remember reading about this mystery in grade school and ever since I've always checked out anything about it when I would come across it.
Something happened there, Samuel Ball could never of gained the amount of $ that he did. His buying up the lots one after another is fishy, and with all the coins that those two brothers are finding are suspicious too. Im realistic and it's a very good chance that searchers brought the coins and lost them during there work. But I wouldn't be surprised if it is a small part of the so called treasure. I truly hope that the brothers find some treasures of some kind. There hard work and millions of dollars needs to be not in vain.

7 years ago

If they own the island why do they require permission to dig?

7 years ago

Claims, speculation, Templar Knights, Aztec's. Come on folks. It's all baloney and this show is so funny in how these old men talk the talk of BS. They always stop short of saying anything that may give you a hint that they found something. It's always a half-hearted answer, half-truth, maybe this-maybe that, showing irrelevent pictures that mean nothing. It's all baloney people. And some of you even fool your own brain into believing by saying something like, "well it could be". Good grief, you don't need anything to help believe in bigfoot because you've already helped yourself into believing it. Just like Oak Island.

remy sampson
7 years ago

I really wish that they could show some kind of proof that something happened here special. Until now I haven't seen anything that says someone was here a long time ago. Talk about a stone or coconut fibers or old coin is not enough. It's like the big foot. I want to believe but I need some proof that something happened here. Show me tunnels or something tangible. I love this story and anything is possible.

8 years ago

Really stupid show. Think about it… If a group, any group, wants to bury a treasure they wouldn't bury it forever. They would come back for it at sometime. Not leave it under tons of muck where nobody will ever see it again. If it were Masons, Templars, Rosicrucians or whomever, they would have passed the information down through the centuries so that present day secret society brothers could find it. Does anyone believe that the Ark of The Covenant, the Holy Grail or the balls of St. Bonehead would just be buried ? No. They would be kept in a place where other society members could view them, and or, worship them. Stupid show.

Robert sullivan
8 years ago

Your dragging it out so much it's getting boring

9 years ago

Doesn't make sense. Each platform was ten feet, but they were solid platforms as far as I can tell. The only reason to do that is to dig sideways.

What do you want to bet that the treasure is spread out all the way down, in side tunnels.

9 years ago

Maybe if whomever dug the hole in the first place was going to return or leave it there for someone else they would leave some sort of message behind on how to plug the water tunnels. If they simply came up on the site before. Maybe they could find some sort of other evidence somewhere else on the island. I honestly think they've tried to many times to dig the whole just yo be fluided over and over again. First we need yo figure out how to plug the holes, because I'm just as curious as everyone else.

Patricia Fischbach
9 years ago

I recently found that Marie Antionette owned the famed black diamond from a Island Temple. If it is there, leave it there. It is truly cursed. Everyone who has ever owned or had possession of it is dead. Louis gave the necklace to Marie, shortly after she was beheaded. Before anyone goes any further, find out where that diamond may rest.

10 years ago

The Hoover dam? That cost millions and millions of dollars, and would cost billions to make now. I don't think that's reasonable, especially for a place that is lowly populated, the "dam" would be much too expensive, and pointless. Plus The dam would have to surround the entire Island and empty out the bay. That would cost billions of dollars now, and the water-flood tunnels were underground, so even if you spent all those billions, maybe trillions of dollars, it may not work, and I doubt that the treasure you would find if it DID work, would be much more than the cost spent to find it considering that it would have been underground for hundreds of years and if there were gems or gold it would have degraded, have flaws, and be blunt and cheap.

10 years ago

Are the autopsies of the men who lost their lives available?

shawn yeager
10 years ago

All they have to do is build a dam like the Hoover dam around that side of the island to block out the water and plug the holes with concrete and the dams should keep the water out and they can continue and finish the dig and solve the mystery of the mysterious money pit. This can be done by various millionaires putting enough money together to get it done and if there is a vast treasure to be found they can all share the rewards.

10 years ago

In 1971, the message on the stone was deciphered by Prof. Ross J. Wilhelm, of the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business Administration. He was a cryptographer in WWII. Using historic methods, he deciphered the message, in Spanish - instructions for plugging the drainage holes. This is well documented. It is interesting that this was left out of such a comprehensive documentary.
Francese Wilcox's comment below makes alot of sense - that the pit may be for draining marshlands. Google "aboiteau".

10 years ago

digging up treasure is not easy there r certain things which should be read before starting to dig or the treassure keeps sinking down

11 years ago

maybe there's absolutely nothing at the bottom of the hole and whoever made this is the king of all trolls!!!

11 years ago

In 1795 lights were observed near the hole, 3 persons went to investigate and dig.....there was a LIFTING device on a tree over the hole.
Someone was there before, took whatever was there, covered up the hole leaving a depression and left.
In 1971 photos were taken of "empty chests" or containers, tools etc. in a chamber.
There is no treasure, there WAS a treasure or something important to some people.
Interesting program, good viewing, nothing else.

11 years ago

Why these people keep wasting lives and money digging is beyond me, there are so many ways to get whatever is down there...

Submarines/digging robots.
Suction (of soil and water) and huge metal dams thrust into the ground.
Underwater drilling from the side like we have dug into mountains to make railways.
A solid metal net type device that could open underground and encase whatever is around it then pull it up.
Creating other water shafts to lessen the pressure on the original shaft, creating a sieve effect.
Scuba gear.

Do you think any of these could work?

11 years ago

i think i have a solution that may work but im not going to put it on this site but if you are interested in my idea you can contact me...

11 years ago


11 years ago

Agree it should have been dug decades ago.

There is talk of a masonic connection or bar to the sucessful excavation of this pit, which of course being a worldwide organisation could be a legitamate explanation of why this have yet to be figured out.

As you say, in the time this was constructed, the water traps would have made excavation impossible. As was the obvious intention. But there is no reason, considering the technology available to people of even relatively modest means and resources today, that water traps / ingress should be of major concern or undue hinderance.

Which brings us back to prevention by other means (masonic desguised as officialdom) as the likely reason for not having fully explored this pit yet.

Which begs the obvious question...what would the Masons or any similar organisation, desire to be elaborately hidden there, and why would they still be hiding it in the 21st century?

11 years ago

Its a giant toilet! lol. I believe the little girl.

11 years ago


11 years ago

the monster of loch ness

12 years ago

I think it was a poop system, you know to get the poop off the island so it did stink. Poop has to go somewhere. :)

12 years ago

It's the ark of the covenent.

12 years ago

is an elevetor from the underworld people. the eliens that abduct evrey were are not up but down.

12 years ago

It's a nice mystery. I wouldn't carelessly dismiss the little girl's words, whether it be ghosts or descendants of those english soldiers, I think ghosts are highly more likely. If you were a descendant of them, why would you go there with a red coat and only at night when there's people living there nearby? This document makers could make a sequel if they did more research on the background history of either the english soldiers with red coats and the pirates, or to the supposed-to-be kopti christians. It is a well known theory, at least, that the early israeli tribes, I think it was the same era with the kopti, came to europe through mediterranean and french and spanish coast. If they could sail that far at that time, I'd say it's not an impossible scenario that their cousins, the eqyptian kopti christians, went all the way to today's canada. But if they can't find out where the coconut oil/hay/whatever was from, it might as well been from the middle America's islands or the south coast of today's USA. I'm not an archeologist by any means, I just don't think you should draw yourself to conclusion that it was certainly the eqyptians if you have no concrete proof on your hands about it, or at least a legitimate logical theory which you have, if you can confirm that the stone existed and the writing in it was indeed kopti.

12 years ago

it will stay as a legend

12 years ago

the hebrews built it

12 years ago

so let me get this straight...we managed to land on the moon, we managed to create the "Large Hadron Collider" but we CANNOT dig a hole in our OWN planet?????

12 years ago

What an amazing and interesting docu!

Francese Wilcox
12 years ago

the wooden drainage apparatus looks very much like the aboiteaus used by the French Acadians to drain the marshes of Acadie... now Nova Scotia. Has any one yet checked out the Kirk brothers and their father, they were English pirates that were the scourge of the atlantic coast in the 1600's.They plundered Maine and Nova Scotia up to labrador and other parts of the north atlantic

12 years ago

They'll dig to the bottom and get Rick Rolled!!! lol

12 years ago

If people hid treasure down there, how would they get it themselves. They would equaly encounter the same booby trap and flood the hole. Cool stuff though...

12 years ago

Maybe it's Big Whoop, and there's Guybrush Threepwood down there!

12 years ago

The old guy in yellow is not making any sense. He vehemently and adamantly states in the beginning that he "KNOWS".. not thinks, but KNOWS that it is a f**cking sinkhole! Then, he goes on to speculate that the slab found may have been from .. egyptians.. lol...and that it may be a burial ground for an ARIF soldier? LOL.. yah they sent down a rig , it penetrated the casket, and grabbed a link from the dead soldier's armor, who for some odd reason was buried a hundred feet BELOW the earth, even though we all know egyptians bury their dead in tombs above ground (i.e.- pyramids?)... so which is it.. is it a sinkhole hat coincidentally has wooden platforms in it exactly every ten feet accordig to multiple sources, or is it a 200 foot deep burial ground for ancient egyptians soldiers.. not understanding his logic here.. someone care to elaborate? .. Also another thing i thought was really funny.. he goes "possibly NOT probably, but possibly.. and then in the very next sentence he says "they probably" lolololol

12 years ago

clog the holes that feed it with the powder in diapers alot of it

12 years ago

maybe its just a some sort of elaborate trap for someone greedy...
..well there may be some sort of treasure at the bottom...

but look at it this way... need at least 4 or 5 men in hole to dig...than they come to a stone plate with a pretty simple and obvious encripted text...
...which translated says ..keep diging...
By that moment the leader of "expedition" is in the hole eager to get his hands on the treasurre first...
They dig a bit deeper and brake the water thight seal..BANG..hole fills with water and drowns them all... whom and for whom is this trap ?

Very intresting doc...

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12 years ago

why dont they just build a coffer dam(dry dock) around the whole island ,and pump it dry!!? done work on uss enterprise and it.s as big as a small city>> same as panama canal!!

12 years ago

i think its a giant water filter system...sorry to ruin your appetite for treasures but the hole mechanism i think it worked as a filter because of the coconut stuff there until someone broke the seal and messed up the whole filter system.sure it works the same way as a filter and it uses osmosis.just think of it for a moment.

12 years ago

saw this on tv a number of years ago, never forgot it.

one of the stranger things i've ever heard about. will watch for further developments...

they could have done without all the nonsense. the story, told straight, is lively enough.

12 years ago

How hilarious! This is the same exact story that was told to me as a kid, except for me, it was about Treasure Island here in the bay of California. I always thought it was a fascinating story... until now hearing it actually applies in Canada to an entirely different island. And I mean every last detail was the same -- the wood slats every 10 feet, etc. After googling it I can see whoever told me that was confused. Pretty sure it was my dad.. I'll have to ask him about that :)

12 years ago

Look into the Sinclair family. they were over here a century before columbus 'discovered' the americas. i believe it is "Templar treasure" related, but again, not treasure as we traditionally think.

12 years ago

Man I am so going, it's only about 5 hours away for me...

12 years ago

I first read about this in the Readers Digest in the sixty's just like the guy in the video.

12 years ago

@ Anthony

Normally I would agree with you. However, this mystery was documented over 200 years ago. Tourism was not a big industry in Nova Scotia back then. Today the island is privately owned. You need special permission to go there from the owners. There are not Oak Island entry fees, no Oak Island pony rides or campgrounds or any other of the trappings surrounding tourist traps. There is one road and the site of the money pit is isolated in a woods. I'm sure some of the local small businesses will sell you a teeshirt or coffee mug with a logo on it but they are taking advantage of a phenomenon not the other way around.

12 years ago

Publicity stunt to generate profit from tourism for the island owners. Come on people, "the money pit" are you lot serious?