The Oak Island Mystery: The Secret of the World's Greatest Treasure Hunt

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Dundurn, 1995 - History - 221 pages
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It began innocently enough ... in 1795 three boys discovered the top of an acient 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 stangest treasure hunt. Two hundred years of courage, back-breaking effort, ingenuity, and engineering skills have so far failed to retrieve what is concealed there.

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 over the years, six treasure hunters have been killed. What can the treasure be?

Theories include Drake's plate and jewels, Captain Kidd's bloodstained pirate gold, an army payroll left there for safety by the French or British military engineers, priceless ancient manuscripts, the body of an Arif or other religious refugee leader, the lost treasure of the Templars, and part of the ancient, semi-legendary Acadian Treasure linked to the mystery of Glozel and Rennes-le-Chateau in France.

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 labrinth.

 

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A well written, detailed history of this enduring mystery, with FDR mentioned. Read full review

Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
10
Chapter 2
19
Chapter 4
37
Chapter 6
55
Chapter 8
69
Chapter 9
87
Chapter 11
98
PIRATES AND PRIVATEERS
121
CELTS AND VIKINGS
135
THE INDOMITABLE TEMPLARS
153
Chapter 16
179
Appendix 1
203
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About the author (1995)

Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe live in Cardiff, Wales. Lionel is the host of the popular UK television program Fortean TV, while Patricia serves as his agent, PR executive, and co-researcher. Their other bestsellers from Hounslow Press include: The World's Greatest Unsolved Mysteries (1997), and The World's Most Mysterious People (1998).

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