The Money Pit of Oak Island
Any wood, paper textiles are destroyed by now. Brass Thin brass was retrieved from borehole 21 in at a depth of '. The depth of the pit being unknown, you would have to be prepared to step up the pressurization as it goes deeper. This is obviously not the case here.
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The clue is on the cipher stone. This piece of parchment was recovered from the Oak Island Money Pit during excavations. Now as far as the flooding goes you need to own the whole island lol… To lower the tide surrounding the whole island unless you can locate where the main shaft is flooding and seal it off. Just Like the dissapearence of the inscribed stone, except the good stuff was never known in the first place. OakIsland subscribe unsubscribe 6, readers users here now Community Rules Please be civil, and treat others as if you were face to face with them. I believe that something exist their, but it would never be made public.
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Comprehensive list of artifacts found to date self. A number of people have mentioned that it would be nice to have a comprehensive list of any real evidence that has been found. I took a stab at throwing something together. Items Reported - Items that have been reported from prior digs but have not been sufficiently documented.
Tales - Rumors and inuendo that have been mentioned in news papers and reports but not backed up with sufficient evidence. I've added sources for just about everything. Some are better than others. I'll try to improve the source list and get as close to the original sources as possible.
Much thanks to oakislandtreasure. Please add any other items in the comments with sources if possible and I'll add them to the list. Wrought iron scissors found by Blankenships in beneath box drains. Possibly years old and Spanish American in nature. After penetrating 32 feet of continuous rock, a sequence of 4 inches of wood, 12 inches of clay, 4 inches of wood and then a 6 foot cavity was found in borehole 24 in After penetrating 45 feet of continuous rock, a 7 foot high cavity was found, that extended to feet in borehole B25 in Nolan's Cross - A collection of large boulders potentially shaped like a cross discovered by Fred Nolan in Belt buckle, nails, brooch, modern bullet casing and many smaller, non consequential items.
Flagstones at 2 feet, logs every 10 feet and coconut fiber in the original money pit Face on the rock - A stone in Nolan's cross when overturned had a carving of a face in it. In , treasure hunter J. McCully of Truro, Nova Scotia wrote that the early settlers of the Oak Island area had brought with them a story of a dying sailor of Captain Kidd's crew claiming that 2 million pounds value in treasure had been buried on an island.
The 90 foot stone was built in to a fireplace of the Smith family on Oak Island, removed in and taken to a book bindery in Halifax where it was last seen when the store closed in Searchers of the 90 foot stone represented the original society and stories of them obtaining the stone may be real. While the distinctive sound of a diamond bit on metal was constantly being heard. Also claim a cross remains of that treasure. Wrought iron ruler - temporary source until original is found.
Boatswain's whistle - temporary source. Spanish Scissors - temporary source. Ive seen the discovery channel on this topic and it seems it may have been dug when the sea level was lower. Ime sure somone must of carbon dated the wood? I wish people were more open minded and less narrow minded,the so called experts think we only developed inteligent brain several thousand years ago.
As for the money pit somone went to a lot of effort to hide somthing, if it was! The carbon dating was apparently inconclusive, giving inconsistent results according to one source, even futuristic dates. About the sea level issue, I think they could have dug the pit first, then open the hidden channels that flood the pit.
If the water level was lower then why did the side channels to bring in water? The people who built it created it knowing it would flood if an excavation was attempted. It would be like a deep water dive. Good idea, however I believe there are are hundreds of holes from all the failed bypass drilling attempts, would hat effect it? If there are caverns there must be a cave entry somewhere you would think.
Each leak would be revealed as the pressure built by bubbles coming from the point of input for the seawater. The depth of the pit being unknown, you would have to be prepared to step up the pressurization as it goes deeper. I had never heard of it and was totally fascinated.
I guess all of this is on private property and researchers can only do what property owners allow. If I owned it, I would certainly want to know what was there!!!! Someone new what they were doing when they made the pit…….
Why is there little to no carbon dating? Ok first i am only 16 years old and i know that if we can almost fill a leeking pit of oil in the gulf we could at least get water out a tunnel. Perhaps the truth is so great that if someone finds it, there will be no public acknowledgement of the discovery.
And how much money, time, and manpower did it cost to plug that oil well in the Gulf? Oil wells have a fairly proven track record, and you can determine putting in x dollars will result in y profit. So a company can make a business case for drilling an oil well. Especially if you have to bring in the big equipment and set up shop there for a couple years. Personally I think something was found And just kept secret. Just Like the dissapearence of the inscribed stone, except the good stuff was never known in the first place.
I am very anxious to see what this new excavation turns up, it started this year. I think that you can dig the hole into a v and then by each of the holes that flood the place then clog them with cement like BP did in the gulf.
Or do the red paint thing again and clog the holes with cement and stuff. If I could go over there then I would get to the treasure. I am filled with Ideas and thoughts about this. Oak Island is cool! Many thanks for a marvelous contribute. Superb posting, I share the same views. The problem with carbon dating the wood is that submersion in salt water gives false readings.
It was first thought it made things appear years younger than they were, but it is now known that the concentration of salt severely affects this estimate. On second thought, if there were higher powers Free Masons, Government etc… that know what is in the pit then would they not show more effort to protect the island?
How I understand it is that one of the eccentric owners plays shotgun Willy the entrance. Is it possible that this pit was a diversion for the real pit on one of the other plus similar islands in that area? Maybe there is a secret path to the tresure in a different location. Maybe it is from some civilization from before the last ice age? I really think that this is an intriguing article, however I think that there is enough technology to unravel the pit.
In this age where we can drill a tunnel under channel sea to place a railway under there , this is not really a challenge. Why cant someone just invent a downward facing drill to bust through the wood and then just lower a camera in there to peep at what ever is at the bottom? Having said that , the engneering is phenominal and there could be something down there that might even be extraterestrial that might turn the world in it head. Imagine if down there was a beacon that would lead an elien race that has been hunting for earth for years?
It is concivable that something happened to stop eliens visiting earth after all the sighting in the encient world. Could this be homing divice that might trigger a rush of eliens lining up to conquer earth? By now, being submerged in sea water for all these years, the only thing that would still be in-tact would be precious metals or stones. Any wood, paper textiles are destroyed by now. We have a forgotten History with engineering accomplishments in some cases surpassing those of today.
The Blog Money Pit 7Wins. This is facinating but why not just create a barrier around the island? I mean if the water comes from the sea cut off the supply. How deep is the surrounding water? I do like the idea of plugging the shafts from inside the hole. Seems too simple and possibly anything there has already been found and removed. Then put up a strong steel barrier anchored either to the bedrock or deep beneath the floor of the ocean, then pump it all out.
If it was close to the same diameter as the dirt shaft and started from the bottom up duh and built up to the top like you were casing a water well shaft or something like that.
If you had to dig down farther that what the pit is now to get out the treasure then the casing would have to be re-aligned or reinstalled to keep the water out. If it was dug when sea levels were lower, did they plan ahead for sea levels to rise so the trap would work?
This thing is amazingly planned out. The people of the old world were a lot smarter than we think, unless aliens did it. Yes i agree, that for sure something already been found! If not they will keep drilling, for build those flood tunnels for sure, they use some dams to construct the 5 nails, we are in 21 century, i think if we put the right people working there they will find a simple solution!
The problem I see is the continuous water that keep enter the pit, so they will need to work over vacuum, just put the edge of the first layer closed on top, and put layer after layer open the last top after putting the another on top. After they reach the bottom of the pitt, it will be possible to open the top, and pull out the water inside, this will seal any attempt of the water fill the pitt again.
But for be honest i think that the problem goes even furter, and no matter what the pitt will keep be fill. This problem will not be solved in the next years or more! There is a more radical solution, open a tunnel from mainland to even more deeper then the bottom of the pitt, and keep drill up till you reach the hidden chamber. One thing is for sure with all the attempts to drill and reach the treasure, if there is a chamber, that chamber is already flooded with water, and if was knolage and books there, they are forever lost!
I think that the stone with some encryption that they find near 90 ft, was the solution to the puzzle, and for sure that stone have some code or solution to avoid the traps or just a clue to find some type of mechanism to seal the floodind tunnels! If not why someone will leave a stone there just say that under few more feets is a treasure They even use a dead laguage, not used form more then yers! Is to obvious, and the ones that build that pitt know exactly what they was doing!
And how to protect they secrets from ho attempt to drill the hole. There is no proof that the inscription we know now is the same as the one on the original stone which nobody has anymore, it got lost like years ago. The coconut fibers are an interesting lead. But was that inscribed stone real or planted? You start researching it more, and you can see why serious companies are leery of spending big money on this. Prevent the water from entering the tunnel….
This is a most fascinating subject. If it was something of ET origin, it would never be made public. If it were money, original shakespear manuscripts, or even the missing crown jewels, there is a better chance we would have heard of it. Then again, maybe whatever is there really has never been found, or there is nothing there at all. But why go to such trouble to construct such an elaborate and secure hiding place and then put nothing there?
I still wonder what the cypher stone really means. I highly doubt its saying there is money another 40 feet down. And what is the meaning of the parchment with the letters V and I on it?
Perhaps we will never know who built this thing or why. But one thing is certain, they were world travelers. That alone rules out the possibility that this is a natural sink hole with coincidentally having platforms at regular intervals for me. Unbelieveable that no-one has attempted to use a remote-controlled camera to gleen what is down there yet..
While it may not give physical access to the pit, it will give a better understanding of the nature of its construction? I think no one has uncovered whts beneath the money pit. What is everyone talking about a camera for. Please correct me if im wrong because i want to learn as much about this phenomenon as anyone else, But you have to dig.
When the water floods in, a camera does nothing. I believe that something exist their, but it would never be made public. Ok so lots of tunnels have been dug… I say fill them all in. Start from scratch… With as much info as possible find out who dug where and use ground penetrating radar to locate the side flood tunnels. Once located follow them to the original tunnel.
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But was that inscribed stone real or planted?
Please try to stay on-topic and be mindful of the OP. Vastly more treasure—has been poured into the search than has ever came out of it.
McCully of Truro, Nova Scotia wrote that the early settlers of the Oak Island area had brought with them a story of a dying sailor of Captain Kidd's crew claiming that 2 million pounds value in treasure had been buried on an island. A number of people have mentioned that it would oak island money pit carbon dating nice to have a comprehensive list of any real evidence that has been found. Replica of a mysteriously inscribed stone found within the. Interested, send me a message and monfy have oak island carbon some more dating tips sleepover island fun with other single friends. Wrought iron scissors found by Blankenships in beneath box drains. That alone rules out the possibility that this is a natural sink hole with coincidentally having platforms at regular intervals for me.
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