posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 04:38 PM
Here are some more interesting ideas I found.I hope I'm not rehashing info, but I geuss this is for people unfamilair with the possible Templar
"In 1954 the owners of the Money Pit received a letter informing them that the treasure below tiny Oak Island was not pirate gold but a treasure of
far greater value. The treasure, the owners were told, would contain sacred relics and gold of the temple of Jerusalem together with manuscripts and
documents that will add to man's knowledge of human history. From other sources, the belief that the documents concealed may include the earthly
genealogy of Jesus Christ. The Holy Grail, according to Holy Blood, Holy Grail authors, may not actually be a chalice or dish, but a bloodline
extending from King David through Jesus to modern times. One intriguing clue is that Sir Francis Bacon wrote of preserving important documents in
mercury. Flasks with a residue of mercury have been found on Oak Island."
"In 1398, almost a century before Columbus, Henry Sinclair of Rosslyn would lead an expedition to lands in eastern Canada and New England that had
been visited by the Norse for centuries. His pilot was Antonio Zeno who kept detailed records and maps of the voyage. Landing in Nova Scotia on the
second day of June in 1398, Sinclair sent a small army to explore. He would send his Italian navigator home and he would remain for at least one
winter. From a base in Canada, Sinclair led a small army south. In Westford, Massachusetts, a skirmish with the native residents culminated in the
death of Sir James Gunn. The Scottish force would leave a detailed carving in stone with the Clan Gunn coat of arms, which is still visible today.
Another knight, unidentified, died or was killed on the route south, his skeleton and suit of armor to be discovered in Fall River in colonial times.
The most remarkable monument to their expedition was the construction of an octagonal Templar chapel in Newport, Rhode Island. Modeled after the
Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Templars would erect such structures in various places in Europe. The only other such temple in Scotland
was in Orkney where the Sinclair family ruled. The "Newport Tower" would later become a matter of great debate, although the earliest European
explorer to view the Rhode Island coast was Verrazano who recorded it on his map. Evidence of the pre-Columbian expedition would be brought home as
"Starting in 1436 the Sinclair family planned the construction of a remarkably complex chapel in Rosslyn with carvings of pagan heads, and items
allegedly unknown in Europe until after Columbus, like cornhusks and aloe. The brought construction workers, masons, from all over to build the chapel
and to construct a massive hiding place in rock that could hold a treasure as well as an army. While the masons arrived in 1436, actual work in
Scotland did not begin until 1441. It would make little sense to employ workers for five years without putting them to the task."
"More likely, they were at work. The Sinclair fleet had brought their army of masons to the soon-to-be-discovered New World. There they would
construct the booby-trapped Money Pit. Using engineering skills known both to the Templars and St. Bernard's Cistercians, the deep shaft, the long
water tunnels, the false beach and concealed drains were all put in place. "
"For a century the Templar treasure would rest safe in Rosslyn. The descendants of the Templar knights would become organized as "free masons" and
employed and protected by the Sinclair family. When James II became king he decreed the Sinclair family to be the hereditary guardians of the
Freemasons. This connection has not been severed in Scotland. "
"The affairs of state and religion, however, would soon bring the Clan Sinclair to war again. Protestant mobs inspired by Calvin would sweep through
Scotland. The target would be icons in Catholic Churches and the Sinclair family, ardent Catholics, gathered up the gold chalices and other goods of
churches they supported. The English Crown, now in Protestant hands, rose against the families that controlled Scotland. In 1542, the Battle of Solway
saw defeat for Scotland and the loss of Oliver Sinclair, the right hand of James V's reign, to English capture. The king predicted at the birth of
his daughter Mary that his family dynasty would end. He placed Mary, later known as Mary, Queen of Scots in the care of the Sinclair family. Oliver,
furloughed from English prison for a short visit to his home in 1545 disappeared from Scotland and history."
"While the debate remains unresolved, the indisputable truth is that someone with a great deal of knowledge and engineering expertise went through a
lot of trouble to conceal something. And that they finished their complex project at least before 1795. The carbon dating process pushes the dates
back as early as 1390 and as late as the 1660s. Who might have had the motive to construct such an elaborate complex before European colonization
reached Nova Scotia? Who would had such an important treasure to protect? And who might have had the ability and the manpower to design and construct
such a device? "