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posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 12:53 PM
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"The Oak Island Money Pit is the site of the world's longest running hunt for lost treasure, and the hunt is on again! "

"July 15, 2010: After a two year halt, the team have finally been granted a Treasure Trove Licence allowing them to continue their search for treasure on Oak Island."

BUT WAIT! Possible bad news....

After reading this news earlier this year I was optimistic about the future of the mystery and the eventual discovery of what lies beneath the ground.This story has fascinated me since I was a child with all the possible theories as to what lies inside the hidden chambers.The holy grail?buried treasure?secret knowledge?and the list goes on.With each sucsessive dig and discovery my curiosity grew and grew.This is still one of the greatest mysteries that has gone unsolved for so long.
But after reading the update on the official Oak Island website,and watching the CBC documentary regarding the present day activities on the island ,my optimism has turned, and I believe now that this mystery might never be solved.
How is it after so long and the technology we possses, that we cannot solve the problem of the booby traps that have so long plagued explorers.
We know how the booby traps work, and how to stop the flow of water from filling the chambers,but from what I have learned recently,moving on and past these problems may never happen.

The current owner of the island Danny Blankenship,Oak Island Tours Inc.
seems to me, to have no more interest in searching for the treasure at all.He seem to be more interested in the money he would receive from the government and the tourism industry rather than find out whats down there.This is far removed from what he originally intended when he first came to the island and was mezmerised by the story.It could be because he's getting on in years and he no longer has the chops to carry on with the dig.But why spend money digging when all you have to do is create a tourism industry around the site, and rake in the money for free.

Recently students from Mcgill University in Toronto have come up with a way to solve the problem of water filling the chambers, and according to them this is the best solution on paper right now.The only hurdle to this plan is its cost.They claim it will cost between ten and fifteen million dollars to make it work.
Nobody so far wants to spend that kind of money to solve this mystery once and for all.

Then the Nova Scotia dept.of natural Resources came out with a new statement later this year , after originally granting digging rights be extended to June 30th 2013.

The statement is as follows:

"The treasure hunters were informed yesterday that they will be granted the necessary paperwork which will allow them to continue their search. However this licence will only allow them to resume their exploration until 31st December 2010. After this date, the Nova Scotian Department of Natural Resources/Tourism, Culture and Heritage will impose the new Oak Island Act, details of which have yet to be announced."

So now we have a turn around by the N.S.govermnet allowing digging to only continue until the end of this year.
Why?
Has Danny Blankenship convinced them this will make more money if its kept untouched?Can they all see the dollar signs from the boatloads of tourists who will flock to this site?
What powers have stopped the digging and why?

I truly believe that what lies beneath the ground at Oak Island could be as important of a find as the mystery of what lies beneath the feet of the sphinx in Egypt.Even though people think its only buried treasue, I personally believe that pirates did not have the sophisication to create a pit and chambers that two hundred years later man cannot still get into.Why would they create a pit with traps that they themsleves could not get back into at a later date.?This pit was designed to make sure no one ever found it or if they did find it, no one could ever reach its treasures.Ever.
Still when they did recover an artifact it was a plate with a strange writing on it and "they" claim " it says..."forty feet below lies one million pounds". So maybe it is treasure.but no one knows for sure.I believe that what lies beneath the ground at Oak Island was buried by people with a purpose.That purpose was to hide something , something of great importance,something that no one could ever find because of its importance.
Be it pirates treasures, or the holy grail buried by the knight templers,whatever it is may be sealed there forever.
I have included the links to the Oak Island official website,as well as the link to the CBC documentary.
If anyone has anything new to add, or if I have missed any details please post additional info.Thanks.Peace.

www.oakislandtreasure.co.uk...

www.cbc.ca...




posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 01:48 PM
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If something was found they'll never admit it to keep the tourists dollars flowing, I mean if people are willing to pay money to look at a hole in the ground why not take advantage of the situation?

With the mining and excavation tech we have today, you can't believe they can't uncover whats at the bottom of this pit. Between Chilean miner rescues and the Minsk diamond mine, we can dig very deep, and pumps and shoring, or even a sleeve, could keep all the water out.

I suspect the only reason that they haven't found anything, and will never find anything, is to keep the mystery alive, because that's all they have there - the "mystery". Without that it's nothing more than a hole that might have once held some loot.



posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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Your absolutely right.The mystery is far more of a potential money maker than anything they might find monitarily.But it could be a huge step for history and our understanding of our anchestors and their knowledge if we found out what is so important it had to be buried in such a way.
With the fishing industry in that area completely decamated, tourism is really the only thing that could really help the local economy.Oak Island is a well known story thoughout most of the western world, so drawing people to the area would be relativily easy.I can just see the brochures now.
But if the site was deemed historical and was treated like an archeological site, maybe the tourism and solving the mystery over a longer period of time could co exist side by side.Because human nature requires us to solve mysteries.Thats how this whole story began.By someone finding the pit and trying to solve its mysteries.So I believe any money gained from not digging, could be used to eventually dig again.Peace.
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posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 02:43 PM
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I just heard a bit on the CBC the other day, a report dating back to the 70's, I believe. A fella was interviewed who said that one of the local day-labourers on site was not above tossing a link or two of gold chain into the pit just to ensure that his gig lasted a week or two longer.

On the other hand, an acquaintance of mine, an "intuitive archaeologist", held the links and opined that they were associated with Templar treasure.

It's a great mystery, and as I've said so often on this site, I've loved it ever since I got my treasure map of the island out of a box of Shreddies...way back when!



posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 02:57 PM
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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
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I just heard a bit on the CBC the other day, a report dating back to the 70's, I believe. A fella was interviewed who said that one of the local day-labourers on site was not above tossing a link or two of gold chain into the pit just to ensure that his gig lasted a week or two longer.

On the other hand, an acquaintance of mine, an "intuitive archaeologist", held the links and opined that they were associated with Templar treasure.

It's a great mystery, and as I've said so often on this site, I've loved it ever since I got my treasure map of the island out of a box of Shreddies...way back when!



Dude are you serious? You got a map outta a cereal box? lmao.That is awesome.I wish I could see it.Have you still got it? You need to upload it .
I personally believe this is the work of Templars.But is there any historical records of them having access to ships cabable of this crossing?Any documents linking templers to ship travel would greatly back up my personal belief.I havent found any yet but maybe I need to explore that angle a bit more vigorously to at least be able to say , yes they could have done it.
The technology and inginuity of the design is really in my opinion far beyond the reach of your average pirate.But maybe this wasnt done by your average pirate.Really when you think about it , what would the average intelligence level of a pirate of the time actually be?I dont believe they would have gone to that length to bury treasure.Its sophistication is something I could see the Templars doing.
I would really hate to see it just forgotten and used as a tourist trap.I think it needs to be solved.Like the previous poster said, with all the technology today and money,why cant we just do it?
It's because the mystery is far more profitable than what might be down there.So we just have to hope I geuss.Peace.



posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 03:07 PM
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Thanks for bringing up the oak island mystery. I first heard about the money pit just last year. On a season 1 episode of Ancient Aliens on the history channel.

www.youtube.com...

I like the fact they poured red paint down the shaft and observed it coming out in at least in 2 spots. Maybe 3 different spots as the video suggests.

If the are having trouble with the shaft refilling with sea water, wouldn't it make sense to block the spots were the red paint comes out into the sea? So they can close the booby traps at the shores?

Very interesting topic. One of the most interesting things i've ever heard of.



posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 03:13 PM
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I found this rather mysterious sitethe other day ,
but I don't know whether it's real ... or not .

Here's a sample ;

www.andrewgough.co.uk...
A team of nearly two dozen interdisciplinary specialists ranging from historians and scientists
to botanists and geologists were funded by a powerful London billionaire with Masonic affiliations
to search for a treasure off the shores of Oak Island, Nova Scotia.
Will’s participation in the research team stemmed from his family’s relationship with the project
head and funder – the London billionaire, and as it turns out both families are household names
– old money. Although Will’s role did not appear central to the quest, he appeared to get on well
with the rest of the team, at least at the start. Together, Will and the research team worked
undercover and were said to have persuaded local authorities to look the other way as they
deployed high-tech underwater navigation and excavation equipment off the shore of the island.
Before long the team discovered a tubular capsule imprinted with what appeared to be a Knights
Templar seal. The capsule, which was made of extremely hard balsa wood and secured with
hardened tar, contained 14 crest-wraps each emblazoned with a family crest; one of which
appeared to be that of the biblical patriarch King David. Curiously, shortly after this disclosure,
Will encouraged my Forum bloggers to study the significance of King David’s wife, but did not say why.
After digesting Will’s latest update, I proceeded to publish a news item on the auspicious date of
17 January 2007. It read:

“Reports indicate that the capsule contains the bones of ‘someone extremely important, wrapped
in muslin and cloth, coated with amber and tar.’ Additionally, the team is said to have discovered
a ring and gem within the capsule, with unusual markings.

Further still, it has been reported that members of the research team who have come in contact
with the capsule have encountered peculiar near death experiences, only to have inexplicably survived.”

The capsule, body and other relics were then flown to a secret location in New Zealand and then
on to London where they were x-rayed and studied under high security by the team’s specialists.


I personally saw the seals (about 4 ft away). I personally saw the Templar's crest
(which looks NOTHING like that crappy Da Vinci Code movie or any junk you see in books;
revisionists love creating their own fantasy), the emblazoned / branded wax inset into the wood
that said KING DAVID in a language that could only be translated by the highest-ranked Mason
I have ever met (the billionaire, himself). I believe he was a Rosicrucian of the highest order.
I mean TOP of the chart, or one level into the next step up from Grand Master. He donned rings
with symbols I have never seen. He wore inter-twining bracelets with key codes, metallic latches
that revealed other symbols, etc etc etc. Too much to describe here.

I understand your doubt, but frankly - I don't care. I am here. You are there. Instead of fighting
amongst yourselves - starting busting your rump to investigate King David, his inner sanctum of
friends, his closest female companion, and his direct link to Jesus Christ, King of the Jews.

It's a blog/forum sort of site ...
anybody know any more ?





posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 03:25 PM
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The Templars knew the Vatican was after them ...

www.middle-ages.org.uk...

On 11 October 1307, two days before the arrest of many Templar Knights, it is recorded in French
Masonic history that Templar ships left La Rochelle, heading to Scotland.

Scotland ....?

.... or OAK ISLAND !?!?!?!!?




posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 03:42 PM
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Originally posted by mark1167

Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
reply to post by mark1167
 


I just heard a bit on the CBC the other day, a report dating back to the 70's, I believe. A fella was interviewed who said that one of the local day-labourers on site was not above tossing a link or two of gold chain into the pit just to ensure that his gig lasted a week or two longer.

On the other hand, an acquaintance of mine, an "intuitive archaeologist", held the links and opined that they were associated with Templar treasure.

It's a great mystery, and as I've said so often on this site, I've loved it ever since I got my treasure map of the island out of a box of Shreddies...way back when!



Dude are you serious? You got a map outta a cereal box? lmao.That is awesome.I wish I could see it.Have you still got it? You need to upload it .
I personally believe this is the work of Templars.But is there any historical records of them having access to ships cabable of this crossing?Any documents linking templers to ship travel would greatly back up my personal belief.I havent found any yet but maybe I need to explore that angle a bit more vigorously to at least be able to say , yes they could have done it.


Look at some of the past threads about Oak Island for some of my comments.



posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 04:09 PM
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Wow, thats interesting man.
I love this story because it makes much more sense than the random pirate stuff.
This is why I love this mystery because of the connection to the Templars and their connection to Jeruselum and Jesus.
This burial was a burial of something extremely significant.The lengths at which they went to conceal it and foil any attempt at uncovering it speak volumes about who might have done it.

If any records in Masonic history speak of this site or what might be buried there, I doubt very much they would let the secret out.The fact that the site was found in the first place was purely accidental so maybe this site was never meant to be found as early as it was or at all.

The mystery deepens.Peace.



posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 04:17 PM
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Can you link me the origianl thread? Thanks man. Peace.



posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by BluePillOrRedPill
Thanks for bringing up the oak island mystery. I first heard about the money pit just last year. On a season 1 episode of Ancient Aliens on the history channel.

www.youtube.com...

I like the fact they poured red paint down the shaft and observed it coming out in at least in 2 spots. Maybe 3 different spots as the video suggests.

If the are having trouble with the shaft refilling with sea water, wouldn't it make sense to block the spots were the red paint comes out into the sea? So they can close the booby traps at the shores?

Very interesting topic. One of the most interesting things i've ever heard of.


Ya its still one of the last great unsolved mysteries.
I'm a little skeptical about Danny Blankenships role in all of this.He seems content to just let it quietly disappear into obscurity.I wonder whether he was payed off by rich Masonic interests to create the illusion that he and the Nova Scotia government are the only ones who can make this go forward, kind of just keep beating around the bush , while the real dig and search of the area went undetected.
If people new the area had already been searched and any thing found had already been removed, there would be no more interest in the island and any tourism money would not be coming.So the mystery deepens when you factor in the Templar connection, King David, and even Jesus.If the story about the site already being excavated by Masonic interests is true, then many questions still need to be answered.Peace.



posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 05:28 PM
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Yes , I think the "money piy"
is way too complex for a drunken pirate venture .

It may contain The Ark of The Covenant

At first the Knights Templar had no church and no particular place of to live.
In 1118, nineteen years after the freeing of Jerusalem, King Baldwin II of
Jerusalem, granted the Knights Templar a place to live within the sacred
enclosure of the Temple on Mount Moriah. This place was amid the holy
structures which were exhibited by the priests of Jerusalem as the
Temple of Solomon. The "Poor Fellow-soldiers of Jesus Christ"
became colloquially known as "the Knighthood of the Temple of Solomon"
and subsequently the Knights Templars.
www.middle-ages.org.uk...

'Yes. God Himself inscribed the ten words of the law upon two tablets of stone.
Moses then placed these tablets inside the Ark of the Covenant - which
afterwards accompanied the Israelites during their wanderings in the wilderness
and their conquest of the Promised Land. It brought them victory wherever
they went and made them a great people. At last, when its work was done,
King Solomon placed it in the Holy of Holies of the Temple that he had built
in Jerusalem. Legend tells that the Ark , buried beneath the two entrance
columns , would create a rainbow and clouds there . And from there, not
long afterwards, it was removed and brought
to Ethiopia...'

'Tell me how this happened,' I asked. 'What I know of your traditions is only
that the Queen of Sheba is supposed to have been an Ethiopian monarch.
The legends I have read say that when she made her famous journey to
Jerusalem she was impregnated by King Solomon and bore him a son
- a royal prince - who in later years stole the Ark...'
In Ethiopia .....
Here we examined and photographed a remarkable series of giant obelisks carved from slabs
of solid granite. The most massive of these, a tumbled fractured ruin, was believed to have
fallen to the ground more than a thousand years previously. In its heyday, though, it had
stood one hundred and ten feet tall and must have dominated the entire area. I remembered
from the reading I had done on the flight that its weight was estimated to exceed five
hundred tons. It was thought to be the largest single piece of stone ever successfully
quarried and erected in the ancient world.
This fallen stele was painstakingly hewn to mimic a high, slender building of thirteen storeys
- each storey complete with elaborate representations of windows and other details,
and demarcated from the next by a row of symbolic beam-ends. At the base could be
discerned a false door complete with a knocker and lock, all perfectly carved in stone.
It was in the grounds of Haile Sellassie's chapel that the guardian monk told me his
astonishing story about the Ark and warned me that it was 'powerful'.

'How powerful?' I asked. 'What do you mean?'
The guardian's posture stiffened and he seemed suddenly to grow more alert.
There was a pause. Then he chuckled and put a question to me: 'Have you seen the stelae?'

'Yes', I replied, 'I have seen them.'

'How do you think they were raised up?'

I confessed that I did not know.

'The Ark was used,' whispered the monk darkly, 'the Ark and the celestial fire.
Men alone could never have done such a thing.'
www.selamta.net...

Conjecture .....
Ark was taken to Ethiopia by Sheba's son ....
Knights Templar took King David's remains from Mt. Moriah ...
then went to Ethiopia and witnessed it's POWER ....
Knights Templar stole the Ark ,
and took it back to France , along with King David's remains .
... Vatican gets wind of story , and hunts down the Knights Templar .
...Templars escape with Ark , and King David's bones ...
and go directly to ....
Oak Island ?
Their sunken ship is still there ,
and they seem to have suicided , to hide the truth ?
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posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 05:41 PM
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You can find some of it here:
www.abovetopsecret.com...
...actually, that's taken originally from this thread...
www.abovetopsecret.com...

but you can put oak island in search and see what others have said.

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posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 05:52 PM
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holy s*** batman..

This is one of the more interesting threads i've read lately, this story always interested me when I was a kid and saw it on tv and read it in books. I hope we learn the truth about what they have actually found (as that forum poster hinted at).



posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 06:00 PM
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I'm not sure we can break open a secret that has
stood for sooo long .

Hopefully , IF the Ark is down there , it won't be recovered .

It would lead to disaster in these modern times ?




posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 07:07 PM
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Originally posted by porky1981
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holy s*** batman..

This is one of the more interesting threads i've read lately, this story always interested me when I was a kid and saw it on tv and read it in books. I hope we learn the truth about what they have actually found (as that forum poster hinted at).


I think it could be a very significant find if its ever excavated in front of the public.But as the previous poster said , it could have already been done without anyone really knowing.So keep your eyes and ears open for anything new regarding this story.
Interesting enoughly, on another note.The website I linked as the official Oak Island website, allows you to become a registered member, but your membership is apparently decided by a commitee?I found this very puzzling.I registered four days ago and have not heard back from them yet.So I encourage anyone else to sign up and see if you get a response back.
Thanks for your imput.Peace.
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posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by radarloveguy
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I'm not sure we can break open a secret that has
stood for sooo long .

Hopefully , IF the Ark is down there , it won't be recovered .

It would lead to disaster in these modern times ?



If the Ark is as powerful as history claims,then I could see why it would be hidden away in this far off land and buried so no one could ever find it.
But the Ethiopians still claim to have the ark in their possession.So either they just have a replica of the ark, which is what I suspect, or there is no ark at Oak Island.The mystery of what happened during the times of the Templars is surrounded in mystery and speculation. But from studying historical documents of the time I believe they escaped with historical treasures that could change our view of history and religion as we know it.So lets keep digging and see if we can shed any more new light on this ancient puzzle.
Peace.



posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 09:39 PM
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The ark is only a good thing for the jews.It was lost to an enemy country once, and caused so much havoc there they sent it back.........just hooked a wagon to a couple of beasts and turned them loose, whereupon they headed for isreal right smartly.
Inside the ark from my understanding there is also some manna (how fresh it may be after two thousand odd years is a good question)from the widerness as well as the tablets(the hopis still retain to this day their specific stone tablets from their god.)but the ark was buried under mount moriah and the guys who buried it forgot where it was on the way out.
To this day, the real ark is in Gods charge and will not be revealed till the last day......
Ethiopia has a fake ark.



posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 11:16 PM
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Originally posted by stirling
The ark is only a good thing for the jews.It was lost to an enemy country once, and caused so much havoc there they sent it back.........just hooked a wagon to a couple of beasts and turned them loose, whereupon they headed for isreal right smartly.
Inside the ark from my understanding there is also some manna (how fresh it may be after two thousand odd years is a good question)from the widerness as well as the tablets(the hopis still retain to this day their specific stone tablets from their god.)but the ark was buried under mount moriah and the guys who buried it forgot where it was on the way out.
To this day, the real ark is in Gods charge and will not be revealed till the last day......
Ethiopia has a fake ark.


I believe that too.That the ark will not be revealed until the last days.But where it is now still isnt known.So there is a possibiltiy that the templars did find it and hid it somewhere and that somewhere could have been Oak Island..Very soon after they started digging in Jeruselam, they all of a sudden stopped digging and returned to France.It seems they had discovered something.Then the strangest thing happened.They became the most powerful force in Europe at the time and they began a prolific campaign of building churches.Which all seem to be filled with codes and Masonic messages.Where did all of this sudden power come from?Why did so many powers of the day fear them?Why did they start building churches?What did they find that changed the course of history?Then as soon as they became legends, they were quickly villified and rounded up and burned at the stake.Why this sudden turn of events?What did they posess that others wanted so bad?Did any Templars escaspe?What about the reports that their ships began leaving ports just before the whole order were being rounded up and killed?There are so many questions about what they may have found and what lengths they went to , to hide their secrets forever.Or until the time was right for the world to know their secrets.I believe we are closing in on that time and maybe If things go as planned, we will very soon see the ark and all the secrets of life and the universe and God will be known.
Peace.





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