Discovered by accident

Oak Island is nothing special. It is one of over 300 small islands in a Bay off the Nova Scotia coast. But it has one mysterious secret, the pit found in 1795.

One summer day, a teenager called Daniel McGinnis found a strange circular depression in the ground. Like many teenage boys, McGinnis had a vivid imagination and the instantly thought that he had found a pirate treasure burial.

Daniel and his friends started to dig the site, and in just a few days they had found something strange. Just a metre below the ground was a layer of large flat flagstones, like a lid. They kept digging. 3 metres down, they found a layer of logs covering a pit. Then every 3 metres there was a layer of something, including more logs, charcoal and coconut fibre.

Eventually, over 30 metres deep, the boys found a strange stone and a final layer of logs. The boys took the stone home, but the next day, the pit was full of water. The boys started to clear the water, but the pit kept refilling. So they dug a second pit alongside the first – and just as deep. At 30 metres depth, they dug a tunnel sideways across to the treasure pit. But as soon as they reached it, their new pit flooded too.

The boys gave up. The pit had defeated them. Everyone was sure it held a great treasure, because of the defences and the work it must have taken to dig the treasure pit. But there were no clues who had built it, except for the stone the boys found. But although it was covered in symbols, no-one could read them.

Over fifty years passed – then new efforts started

The pit became well-known, but no-one tried digging it, because of the flooding.

But greed is irresistible and in 1849 a company was founded to try to find the treasure. They used a hollow drill to get samples, and they found something extraordinary. 33 metres down, they discovered a 10cm thick layer of spruce wood. But this was just the start. Directly under it was 10cm of oak wood, then 60cm of metal fragments, 20cm of wood, 60cm of metal, 10cm of oak and then 10cm of spruce.

They were sure they had drilled through a spruce log platform, and then through two separate oak chests full of metal. They had found the treasure! (There are even stories saying that the metal brought up in the drill included three gold links from a chain).

Now the company thought the treasure would be easy to get – they knew where it was and how deep. Just like the boys did fifty years earlier, the company dug a parallel hole next to the pit. But it was a disaster – it flooded too. But they also found a clue – someone noticed that water was coming out of the sand on a nearby beach….

And when they looked at the beach, they found that it was artificial. There was a stretch over 100 metres long that had a layer of sand on top of coconut fibre. Under it were stones covering the entrance to a stone-lined tunnel. This must be where the water filling the pit came from!

So they dammed off that part of the beach, and tried again, but the pit still flooded. The company had run out of money, and so they gave up.

Disasters at the pit

Ten years later, another group tried to get to the Treasure – but they met disaster. They were digging yet another parallel pit, when there was a huge crashing noise as their new pit flooded – the bottom of the Treasure Pit had collapsed and dropped deeper into the ground. The treasure was now further away than ever.

Then, in the 1890s, a new company found remains of a second pit that they were convinced was also built by the Treasure Pit makers, possibly for ventilation as they dug. The pit had caved in and the company cleared it, but then it also flooded.

This company also took more core samples – and they found a new treasure vault. At over 40 metres deep, they find where the old treasure chests had fallen, but they kept going further down. And at a depth of 60 metres, they hit cement! It was a second treasure vault containing more oak chests and metal.

But even using steam pumps, they could not solve the flooding problem and even found a second tunnel from the beach to the treasure pit.

And there have been many more attempts since to try to get to the treasure, all unsuccessful. Even using 21st century pumps and engineering, no-one has been able to drain the pit and claim the treasure. Millions have been spent without success, and the hunt has even cost lives, when four men died in 1959 when they were choked by gas.

What do we know about the pit?

Think about modern security vaults and the efforts they use to keep money safe, and yet there are still successful robberies. But 250 years ago, someone built this pit on Oak Island to protect treasure, and no-one can overcome the security!

Recent discoveries make the construction even more incredible. The latest drilling has gone right through the bottom of the pit into the bedrock. But then the drills found hollows under the bedrock. They appear to be part of a network of caves, and tv cameras sent into the caves filmed a human body and what look like 3 oak chests. Divers tried to get to the caves through another tunnel but the borehole they used collapsed and sealed off the cave again

A mysterious stone

Who built the Treasure Pit? The best clue is the mysterious stone found by Daniel McGinnis and his friends. It was covered with mysterious markings and symbols, and many thought it could give clues to who built the pit. The stone was built into a fireplace in a cottage, for safe-keeping, but in 1862 a witness who saw the stone said that the symbols on it were unlike any he had seen before.

The stone has now disappeared, but in 1893 a company published what they said was a translation of the symbols – “ten feet below are two million pounds buried”. (“Ten feet = 3m, and “Two Million Pounds” would mean that amount of gold, which is 1 million kilos – at today’s prices, this would be worth 4 Trillion Yen.) This translation is disputed, and because the stone has disappeared, no-one can confirm the truth.

But crucially an eyewitness who saw the stone and was a Freemason said that the symbols appeared to be Masonic to him. As we will see, this is not a surprise, as there is a link to the Freemasons.

Did pirates bury the treasure?

The western Atlantic had been the main home of pirates for hundreds of years. Many of them were British, former Royal Navy officers who had been given “unofficial” permission to rob ships carrying gold to Spain from South America.

So, was Oak Island a pirate treasure island? Many think so, and they even suggest a candidate for the pirate involved – the legendary Captain Kidd.

William Kidd was a former British naval officer who was rumoured to have stolen an enormous treasure and then buried it somewhere between the Caribbean and Greenland. He operated off the coast of Canada and New England in the 1690s, so Oak Island was part of his home territory. Kidd was eventually executed, and the secret of his treasure was lost, but many believe it is still buried somewhere along the coast near Oak Island.

So could Kidd have built the treasure pit? It seems unlikely. The work that needed to be done, would have taken a lot of men several months to do, and because pirates were constantly being hunted, they never stayed anywhere very long. So, we don’t believe that pirates were responsible for Oak Island.

But it is possible, we think, that Kidd has been suggested because of where he came from. We think it could be mistaken identity. William Kidd was from Scotland. So was it another group from Scotland who really buried the treasure?

The Knights Templar

We believe that the treasure of Oak Island has links to the Knights Templar, as we will now explain.

The Knights Templar were the religious/military order that became fabulously wealthy in medieval Europe. They had more money than Kings or Emperors, and used to lend their money to various royal families until the French King decided that he would never be able to pay back the Templars, and so launched a raid to arrest the Templar leaders. Other European kings did the same thing, and the Templar leaders were executed.

But the Templar treasure was never found.

However, investigations by experts have concluded that the Templars sent their hoard of gold to Scotland, to be looked after by the powerful Sinclair family. Scotland was an independent kingdom then (separate from England), far from other countries and with many remote and impregnable castles. It was the ideal place to hide the gold.

Later, the Sinclairs decided that the time had come to leave Scotland, and so when North America was discovered, they were one of the biggest backers of new settlements. Where did the Sinclair family go? To Nova Scotia! Where Oak Island is! (In fact, Nova Scotia means “New Scotland”). The whole area was settled by Scots, who kept their close links with their old home country. David McGinnis, who found the treasure pit, has a Scots/Irish name.

So did the Sinclairs bring the Templar treasure to Oak Island? We believe so. And we think the story about Captain Kidd is a mistake – in fact, it was other Scottish sailors, from the Sinclairs, who buried their treasure on Oak Island!

The Freemason link to the Templars

There are a lot of reasons for believing the Templar treasure is buried on Oak Island.

The Sinclair family were well-known as Templars. They did have a large treasure. They did set sail form Scotland with their own small fleet of ships and settle in Nova Scotia.

And there is something else important about the Templars. They were superb engineers as well as warriors. They were famous for building impregnable castles and fortresses with many layers of defences, and for building hidden chambers underground.

But the final key to Oak Island is the link to the Freemasons.

The stone found by McGinnis had masonic symbols according to someone who saw it and was also a Mason. And there have been other artifiacts found on Oak Island that have masonic symbols too, especially on the oldest buildings on the Island. Masonic experts have seen all this eveidence and believe that Oak Island was settled by Freemasons and used for rituals.

And Freemasonry itself, in its modern form, was founded in Scotland, with its rituals centred around the Temple of Jerusalem, the same building that the templars are named after. And what is the highest rank of Freemason called? A Knight Templar!

The Freemasons are the secret heirs of the Knights Templar!

Our conclusion – Oak Island holds the Templar treasure, guarded by Freemasons and the Illuminati

We have presented you with the evidence – Oak Island was settled by Freemasons, who were the Scottish heirs of the Templars. They brought their treasure with them by ship to Oak Island, and constructed the underground Treasure pit using Templar constructions secrets. Ever since, the Freemasons have watched over the Treasure Pit.

And we have one last secret to share with you.

We have told you before that the Freemasons and the Illuminati are linked. We can now confirm that major Illuminati figures have been involved with Oak Island. The most famous was US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who not only wanted constant news about any developments on Oak Island, but was going to visit the Island until war intervened.

And Roosevelt’s grandfather was a major investor in one of the companies that tried to recover the treasure.

Another major figure who invested in the treasure hunt was US Rear Admiral Richard Byrd. We have told you about him before – he was a major figure in the Illuminati. He was military advisor to President Roosevelt, and also led the expedition by the US military to Antarctica to hunt down Nazi bases (as we told you a few issues back).

Why would these powerful people all take such an interest in Oak Island? And all of them Freemasons too! Because the Illuminati know what the real secret of Oak Island is, and want to make sure that any treasure hunters do not reveal that secret or get the treasure.

Perhaps the reason why no-one can recover the treasure is because the Illuminati watch the schemes and sabotage them? This would be no surprise – the Illuminati will want the Templars’ treasure for themselves!