This website was previously owned by the Oak Island Tourism Society and was used to document the search for the treasure and document the interesting courageous and dedicated people doing so. Then, for reasons unknown, the website and domain name were dropped.
The domain name attracted no buyers for years. One day, I stumbled upon it, and bought it, having only a vague recollection of something important about Oak Island. Later, I saw the historical importance of the people and the place, I decided the content needed to be saved and put back online.
So I became the new owner, and I had no idea that the Friends of Oak Island had started a new website to carry on their own documentation of the ongoing current events. I encourage you to visit it, because they are local to the area, and I am not. What I’m doing here, is keeping old content “findable“.
Little did I know, that a TV series, the “Curse of Oak Island” was soon going to air in Canada, and perhaps other countries in the world. The TV series tells of how two brothers from Michigan, Marty and Rick Lagina, have joined the search, bringing new money, new direction, new capabilities to the effort. (More than just 2 brothers, it’s a lot of hard-working, interesting, smart people). The TV series is wonderful, and I’ve really enjoyed every episode, and wish them the best success.
There is a Facebook group now, Oak Island Official, where things are much more up to date.
November 18, 2015 update. I had recorded the first two seasons of the TV show, Curse of Oak Island, and watched episodes intently with excitement, but my damn PVR eventually filled up and automatically deleted them all. Season 3 has just started (for me), but maybe it’s already aired in other parts of the world. In the Season 3 opener, they are making history, proving that artifacts and historically important chambers and tunnels are down there. Proven.
November 26, 2015 update. Here are a few posts I just made, from the TV show.
- Where is Oak Island. (It’s privately owned.)
- Pictures of people seen on the TV show.
- Removing obstructing pipe from 10X
- The Sonar Map of the chamber discovered below shaft 10X
- The NMR Map of Oak Island
- Following clues on carved stones and boulders
- Starting the search for the Hedden shaft
- Aerial views of Oak Island
December 17, 2015 update. Things happened on season 3 episode 6.
- Fred Nolan agreed to cooperate, joined the team, and a dig found a buried marker stone,
and a camera was put down a previously drilled shaft, and saw something made of metal.
- A theory about Aztec’s doing the diggings to bury Aztec valuables, beneath Nolan’s cross
- A scanning sonar went down a different recent drill hole, but didn’t find a cavity into Chappell’s vault
- Saw a few carvings onto stones, saw some stones that make up Nolan’s cross.
Also on December 17, 2015, came news of the Roman sword found offshore underwater near Oak Island, story here.
January 27, 2016 update. Not much newsworthy from the last few episodes. That sword, needs a few more external expert tests. Not much else to say on that.
Here’s what’s new to me:
- The Friends of Oak Island Society website came back online, and they are offering bookings for some tours of the island.
- I learned of Oak Island Tours Inc website, which is operated by Rick and Mary Lagina, so that’s a nice discovery too.
Oak Island, Nova Scotia
Oak Island, Nova Scotia, is home to the longest running and most famous treasure hunt in the world. The treasure hunt began in 1795 with the accidental discovery of the “Money Pit“. No one knows for sure, what treasure is buried there, and no one knows who buried it.
But there are some compelling theories. Some theories suggest that it could be Pirate Plunder, Spanish Gold or one of the Templar Knights. What we do know is that Oak Island waits for someone to solve the mystery.
For ages, treasure hunters have tried with a lot of enthusiasm to unearth the mystery of the treasure in a cavern on the island called Money Pit unsuccessfully. The search which has been documented since the 18th century and has seen the rise of numerous treasure hunters, some of whose lives fatally ended in the search.
This page holds all the recovered posts from the older version of this website.
When all those guys are working on various things on Oak Island, you can see them sweat. I notice that for their ages, they are fitter than average men. Sure, many men have a beer gut carrying a little extra weight, and here’s how to fix that. You can also see them using their muscles, working together. And they are out in the sunshine, on a beautiful coastal island.
It’s got to be a nice feeling to relax there, after a hard days work. I hope the exercise and positive attitudes help them reach their goal.
Other websites on this topic are:
Here’s some more websites that I may want to read later.
And many books have been written about Oak Island. This picture came from the shelves of someone on the TV show.
This YouTube video is actually a Discovery Channel documentary, Terra X – Expeditions into the Unknown: The Curse of Oak Island“. It’s long and slow, but good, I think. It aired in 1997
If you ever happen to be in Chester, NS, there is an Explore Oak Island Display with some of the interesting objects and history collected by the Oak Island Tourism Society. It’s in the Chester Municipal Heritage Society building, 133 Central St., PO. Box 628, Chester, NS, B0J1J0 phone 1-902-275-3842