November 18, 2016 at 5:12 am #47485
This is a really interesting mystery that has been dated back centuries.
Here’s the story:
In 1795, two teenagers on Oak Island (a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia Canada) discovered a small depression in the ground with a tree nearby that looked like maybe a pulley had been attached. Hearing stories of pirates burying treasure, they began digging. At 2 feet, they found some stone slabs. At 10 feet, they found a layer of oak logs. They dug down to 20 feet, and found another layer of oak logs. They couldn’t dig any further as teenagers, so gave up . . . coming back as adults with a crew of people. They dug down to 30 feet, and found another layer of oak logs. They kept digging. Every 10 feet, another layer of oak logs. Along the way, they found coconut fiber (not indigenous to the area). When they got down to 90 feet, the oak logs had built into it an inscribed stone with strange symbols–later translated to be something like “40 feet below, 20 million pounds are buried”. However, when they pulled this up to dig further, they sprung a booby trap, and the pit began to fill with water, almost all the way back to the top. Efforts to pump out the water failed, because it was later discovered that underneath the 90 foot level, running diagonally through the island, were a couple of flood tunnels leading out to the ocean. Over the centuries, many attempts have been made to thwart the booby trap and get at what is hidden below, all with failure. Drilling attempts over the centuries have demonstrated that non-natural materials such a book fragment, bits of gold, as well as a cement vault, all lie deep below, as deep as almost 200 feet. Some evidence of the Knights Templar being on the island in the 1300s is present. Some believe that this elaborate booby trap is hiding something quite incredible such as the Arc of the Covenant, Solomon’s Menorah, lost works of William Shakespeare etc.
What I find most interesting is that the intricacy of the shaft’s construction defies centuries of trying to retrieve the contents, yet it was constructed long before. The amount of ingenuity in this thing is quite amazing, and it had to take a lot of work and manpower. So it is unlikely that all of this was done for fun, that there has to be something really important down there. It also really astounds me how some ancient people had the skill to even be able to create this to begin with. Of course, the spiritually open-minded new age person might conjure up images of Atlantean technology or alien technology or something; and I admit it is hard to resist jumping onto that bandwagon, because it’s hard for me to reconcile the advanced technological construction with a centuries old civilization that may have come to Oak Island before recorded history of anybody actually sailing to the North American continent.
Apparently, no real serious search has been made in decades–many over the centuries have died in tragedy trying, with a supposedly legendary curse that says that 7 people must die untimely deaths during the search before the secret is revealed (6 have died so far). In any case, just recently the search has started up anew a couple years ago, and the regular on-going discoveries are being filmed as a reality TV show with the searchers Rick and Marty Lagina, along with their crew.
The show is currently just started its fourth season, and all the episodes from the beginning to now are available for free viewing on the History Channel website (although you have to sit through commercials).
I just started watching these episodes, having just started with Season 1 recently. Currently now getting into Season 2 with much interest. And, at least since the show has begun, they have actually discovered new things–not previously discovered–although I won’t spoil it here.
Here is the link to the first episode of Season 1.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.