Photo. The causeway out to Oak Island, Halifax, Canada. What is underground there? © Travel Explorations.
In the median summer of 1795 three young men journeyed to a deserted island off the coast of Nova Scotia. Daniel McGinnis lead the expedition, exploring their newly discovered island now known as Oak Island.Daniel and his two friends Anthony Vaughan and John Smith came across a round pattern encircled into the ground next to a large oak tree with a branch and a decayed wooden pulley over hanging this sunken earth area. It was presumed to be some kind of pirate treasure cache marking. This was the beginning of an era that aroused fortune seekers for well over 200 years. Many years later the aged men Daniel, Anthony and John exhausted all their time and energy digging into this challenging treasure pit.
Many generations of treasure seekers carried the McGinnis burden of failing the money pit. Six lives were lost trying to find the treasure secret, along with many other treasure hunters gone to there graves defeated by the Oak Island pit.The money pit is located on the eastern region of Oak Island, the pit itself has been engineered to depths well over 200 feet over the years. Smiths cove, an artificial beach area close to the money pit is connected by a man-made tunnel.
In 1803 a mysterious etched stone was found 90+ feet down in the pit but it went missing in Halifax. Smiths cove also turned up a stone with similar etchings that was reportedly found on the money pit stone. A stone formation of a triangle was found south of the money pit, but it was destroyed by past treasure hunters.
The analysis of Oak Island clues may have changed the direction of the treasure hunt altogether according to me Keith Ranville, a now prominent First Nations Oak Island researcher. I examined the Oak Island clues with my native studies, which lead the treasure hunt off Oak Island to a large triangle on an island called Birch Island, located east of Oak Island.
Three centuries have conjoined since the 1795 discovery and treasure hunters are still actively working on solving this Oak Island mystery. Oak Island itself has changed hands many times over the years but treasure hunters still reside on the island. Yearly, early summer annual information potluck gatherings happen in celebration of the history of Oak Island.
Keith Ranville, 19 July 2008
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Blog address: http://oakislandmoneypitblogspotcom.blogspot.com
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