The Oak Island Mystery: World's Greatest Treasure Hunt

The Oak Island Mystery: World's Greatest Treasure Hunt

by Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459701069
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 03/10/2012
Series: Mysteries and Secrets , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 292,436
File size: 4 MB

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
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapter 1
OAK ISLAND AND ITS BACKGROUND
Chapter 2
SMITH, VAUGHAN AND MCGINNIS IN 1795
Chapter 3
THE WORK OF THE ONSLOW COMPANY IN 1803
Chapter 4
THE TRURO COMPANY’S ATTEMPT IN 1849
Chapter 5
THE DRAIN AND TUNNEL SYSTEM
Chapter 6
THE SECRET OF THE ANCIENT TIMBERS
Chapter 7
THE ELDORADO ADVENTURE
Chapter 8
THE OAK ISLAND TREASURE COMPANY’S GREAT DISCOVERY
Chapter 9
INTO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Chapter 10
TRITON ALLIANCE TAKES OVER
Chapter 11
PIRATES AND PRIVATEERS
Chapter 12
CELTS AND VIKINGS
Chapter 13
RELIGIOUS REFUGEES
Chapter 14
THE INDOMITABLE TEMPLARS
Chapter 15
THE FRENCH CONNECTION: RENNES AND GLOZEL
Chapter 16
FRANCIS BACON’S SECRET CIPHER
Chapter 17
SOMETHING OLDER AND STRANGER
Chapter 18
STILL UNSOLVED: 21ST CENTURY DEVELOPMENTS
Appendix 1
Terry Ross Investigates
Appendix 2
George Young, Glozel and the Yarmouth Stone
Bibliography
Index

Customer Reviews

The Oak Island Mystery: World's Greatest Treasure Hunt 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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