The famous treasure site island off the eastern coast of Nova Scotia is for sale, complete with flooded money pit, where treasure hunters have spent many treasures worth of fortunes trying to find something allegedly buried there in the 17th century. The treasure is believed to lie deep underground beneath multiple layers of oak planking, and to have been booby-trapped with a complex, and brilliantly engineered, system of tunnels designed to flood with seawater any recovery effort attempted by parties not privy to the secret. The first treasure-hunters to excavate on Oak Island found when they came back to work the following day that their diggings had flooded overnight to sea level. No one since has managed to close the money pit’s connection to the Atlantic Ocean, and therefore no one has managed to pump out the water and dig down to what is thought to be the level of the treasure.
Unsuccessful attempts to extract the treasure pit’s contents have gone on since its discovery in 1795, and participants have included Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
One of many web-sites detailing the legend and history of the Oak Island treasure pit.
It’s good that you offered some qualification – “…is believed…” – because that hoary old myth of Oak Island is factually wrong in every regard. It started as ‘treasure scrying’ – fake divination – in the early 19th century, by conmen who’d done the same in New England. Then a bunch of Freemasons in Nova Scotia took over and turned the whole thing into a copy of one of their rites – the Royal Arch of Enoch. The motive was to sell shares in a series of treasure hunting companies, mainly to other Masons. That’s why the whole tale is a fraud.
I wouldn’t care to invest in a recovery attempt myself.
John Bartram is a fraud, Oak Island is not.
When the parchment with the letters `VI` was brought up from a depth of 154ft below Oak Island it became FACT that the island was used by man for some form of storage, this parchment still exsists as PROOF that at some point in time a man/men dug to an exceptional depth in order to conceal something valuable.
It is therefore a treasure hunt and not some money making scheme.
And i think it is safe to say that Masons generaly speaking do not go around ripping other Masons off.
Next youll be telling us that the log platforms every ten feet were cause by falling trees!
Yes, John Bartram appears to be a fraud as indicated by another poster above, He has lied, twisted the truth and made up his own ludicrous history of Oak Island. His absurd and incoherent attacks against anyone even remotely associated with this enigma has been just this side of slanderous. He has a big mouth with a lot to say that is mostly hyperbole and self riotous incoherent rants. That is why his web site was taken “off line” by the provider.
The above attacks on John Bartram’s character by defenders of the Oak Island orthodoxy are acts of character assassination designed to dismiss objective evidence these people find inconvenient. These personal attacks are reprehensible, unprofessional, and unpardonable.
If these people have objective evidence in support of the Money Pit story, they should present it rather than deride the character of those people with whom they disagree. When challenged, they invariably run away rather than engage in such debate.
Incidentally (for Vincent) — if a piece of parchment was brought up from the depths in the mid 19th century, it can just as easily be attributed to debris dumped into the pit during earlier expeditions. Since that time, each expedition has been unearthing the garbage and debris left behind by its predecessors.
Also, the fact that a piece of such material exists today does not mean it’s the same piece of material…Oak Island was not exactly managed by professional archaeologists who catalogued and preserved evidence.
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