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Pirate treasure? English, French or Spanish military plunder? The secret Rosicrucian works of Sir Francis Bacon and therefore also the possible original missing folios of Shakespeare? Or perhaps the greatest sacred antiquities lost to history, such as the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail, the Spear of Longinus or the menorah from King Solomon’s temple? Or maybe it’s all just natural geological processes forming a sinkhole, plain and simple? These are just some of the theories of what could be down in the infamous and mysterious “Money Pit” on Oak Island, Nova Scotia — thought by many to be one of the greatest archeological mysteries of North America, and possibly the world.
Part 3 of our series picks up from where we left off in Part 2, which covered the years between 1867 and 1965. Part 3 starts after the tragic accident that befell the Restall crew on August 17, 1965 and continues with the history of the Money Pit up until the present day. Now that you’ll know the entire timeline of the events of the Money Pit’s mysterious history, Part 4 will cover all of the major theories of what is or was, down there.
“This project, when we get through with it, may or may not make us rich. But at least we will have solved one of the world’s greatest mysteries.” ~ David Tobias, one of the founders of the Triton Alliance, Ltd. in 1969 along with Dan Blankenship.
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Episode 020 – ‘Oak Island Money Pit Part 3’ Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess, Ryan McCullough Sound Design Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2015, All Rights Reserved.
1) Heart-shaped stone found in 1967 under the beach at Smith’s Cove; 2) Portion of an old ship’s gunwale found in the swamp by Fred Nolan; 3) Head-shaped stone found at the center of the megalithic cross found on Fred Nolan’s property; 4) Head-shaped stone graphically enhanced showing the carving of a spearhead or dagger on its face; 5) Frederick Blair of the Oak Island Treasure Company pointing to Oak Island on a map; 5) Robert Dunfield in one of his large excavation pits; 6) View from Crandall’s Point looking towards Oak Island over the causeway; 7) Left to right: Craig Tester, Dan Blankenship, Marty Lagina and Rick Lagina from the History Channel show, Curse of Oak Island; 7) Old scissors thought to be of Spanish design from the 17th century, found by Dan Blankenship under the beach at Smith’s Cove.