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Originally posted by Marduk
It was not a sinkhole, as you suggested. Templar treasure pit theories are at least compatible with the evidence, whereas the sinkhole idea is virtually impossible to reconcile with the physical evidence. Of all the theories I have read, only the Templar one is plausible, imho.
perhaps then you can give us an example of another Templar treasure pit ?
I have read numerous books, maybe a dozen, specifically on it. I have read maybe 50 related books.
I thought you were getting this rubbish from somewhere
It is not as well known that there are the remains of a stone castle on the plateau above Oak Island, which is of 14th century Scandinavian design.
there is no such thing
scandanavian castles of that period borrowed heavily from romanesque and gothic style
Only they had the skill, manpower, means to travel there, and possible valuable cargo to hide.
and of course theres no evidence that they ever left the old world but don't let that worry you
That fits with the Newport tower, also of that style.
The prevailing explanation among historians for the origin of the structure is the "Arnoldist" explanation, namely that the tower was a mill constructed "from the ground up" in the middle or late 17th century by Rhode Island colonial governor Benedict Arnold, great-grandfather of the patriot-traitor. It is known that Arnold, who moved into the area in 1661, once owned the land on which the tower stands.
ok so you're saying that the Templars liked windmill style are you
Of all the theories I have read, only the Templar one is plausible
well then perhaps you can explain how the Templars in the 14th century were able to build something that has baffled modern technology and engineering techniques
after that perhaps you can wipe that egg off your face
Three: The source I referenced studied the castle ruins in Nova Scotia, which were likely left by Henry Sinclair ( Painted wearing Templar garb and who has Templar family ties going back to near the start of the order.)during his documented, witnessed, and well-accepted trips there.
Originally posted by BlackGuardXIII
Nothing I read proved one way or the other, though. Michael Bradley is a common source, but not alone.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Farfarers: Before the Norse (2000) is a book by Farley Mowat that sets out a theory about pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact. Mowat's thesis is that even before the Vikings, North America was discovered and settled by Europeans originating from Orkney who reached Canada after a generation-spanning migration that used Iceland and Greenland as 'stepping stones'. Mowat's ideas are controversial and have been accused of being over-speculative. The book has been published in the USA as The Alban Quest.