The Oak Island mystery has been the world’s greatest and strangest treasure hunt, and after years of research the authors have finally solved the sinister with an answer that is challenging, controversial, and disturbing.
In 1795 three boys discovered the top of an ancient shaft on uninhabited Oak Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. The boys began to dig, and what they uncovered started the world’s greatest and strangest treasure hunt but nobody knows what the treasure is. Two hundred years of courage, back-breaking effort, ingenuity, and engineering skills have failed to retrieve what is concealed there.
Theories of what the treasure could be include Captain Kidd’s bloodstained pirate gold, an army payroll left by the French or British military engineers, priceless ancient manuscripts, the body of an Arif or other religious refugee leader, or the lost treasure of the Templars. The Oak Island curse prophesies that the treasure will not be found until seven men are dead and the last oak has fallen. That last oak has already gone, and six treasure hunters have been killed.
After years of research, the authors have finally solved the sinister riddle of Oak Island, but their answer is challenging, controversial, and disturbing. Something beyond price still lies waiting in the labyrinth.
About the Author
Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe live in Cardiff, Wales. Lionel is the host of the popular U.K. television program Fortean TV, while Patricia serves as his agent, PR executive, and co-researcher. Their other bestsellers from Dundurn include The Mysteries and Secrets of the Templars and Mysteries and Secrets of the Masons.
Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe have investigated the world's unsolved mysteries for more than 30 years and are the authors of 15 bestselling books, including Mysteries and Secrets of the Templars and Mysteries and Secrets of the Masons. They live in Cardiff, Wales.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Canon Stanley H. Mogford
OAK ISLAND AND ITS BACKGROUND
SMITH, VAUGHAN AND MCGINNIS IN 1795
THE WORK OF THE ONSLOW COMPANY IN 1803
THE TRURO COMPANY’S ATTEMPT IN 1849
THE DRAIN AND TUNNEL SYSTEM
THE SECRET OF THE ANCIENT TIMBERS
THE ELDORADO ADVENTURE
THE OAK ISLAND TREASURE COMPANY’S GREAT DISCOVERY
INTO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
TRITON ALLIANCE TAKES OVER
PIRATES AND PRIVATEERS
CELTS AND VIKINGS
THE INDOMITABLE TEMPLARS
THE FRENCH CONNECTION: RENNES AND GLOZEL
FRANCIS BACON’S SECRET CIPHER
SOMETHING OLDER AND STRANGER
STILL UNSOLVED: 21ST CENTURY DEVELOPMENTS
Terry Ross Investigates
George Young, Glozel and the Yarmouth Stone
It is about 50 pages of good info and 150 pages of mindless junk...space aliens would be more credible than the majority of theories presented ...these far fetched fantasies are threee quarters of the book
I liked the space aliens bc it made me think: do aliens exist? I liked the fantasies cuz it was like a whole new world. And i liked the good info bc it was educational. I recommend it to people who like sci-fi and fantasies