posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 03:39 AM
i recall devouring darcy o'connor's THE BIG DIG in 1988, and then waiting with bated breath for the answer to the oak island mystery that it assured
us was right around the corner. you see, the book promised that after decades of false starts, delays, and the legendary dificulty with mud and water
conditions, there was FINALLY going to be an all-out excavation at oak island. one with 8000 gallon per minute pumping capacity for the flooding and
a shaft wide enough to encompass all the previous diggings....even better, a shaft that would go "as deep as it had to" to get to the treasure.
best of all it was expected to be reach the elusive bottom of the money pit and solve the oak island mystery once and for all "within 4 to 6
well, sixteen years later, we are still waiting for them to start it. i have become very cynical with oak island as a result, and sadly i think we
will never live to see it fully explored. this latest guy talking trash is no different than the past few.... no one ever gets the funding they need
and it SEEMS no one every realizes just what they're up against when it comes to the actual dig itself....
did you know that according to one estimate, there are a DOZEN seperate flooding systems that lead to the money pit, from several places on and off
the island? that's right, the money pit builders built water inlets UNDER water, offshore.
did you know that boreholes that were sunk to 240 feet returned bits of wood and coconut fiber, implying that the drill bits had penetrated wooden
ceilings even at THAT depth?
most people think they were only dealing with a simple shaft and a couple of flood tunnels there, but the truth is much more baffling, even shocking.
THERE WAS A FAIRLY DEEP AND EXTENSIVE MINING OPERATION conducted on oak island once, between 350-400 years ago, and state-of-the-art flooding systems
were put in. it was built by experts and it was built in secret, and had to be built to hide something of tremendous value.
everyone so far was obsessed with the potential VALUE of the "treasure" and therefore things like logistics were just an afterthought....as i said,
i'm cynical thee days. if anything, the chances for solving the mystery are more pitiful NOW that in the 80's.