Somehow, SOMEHOW, after living in Nova Scotia for four years, I only recently learned about the secret treasure of Oak Island. And wow. Let me tell you. Once I started doing some searches on the backstory, my interest was totally piqued.
If you haven’t heard the story, it’s a pretty exciting one, filled with all sorts of mysteries, unanswered questions, conspiracy theories, some good ol’ fashioned pirate tales, and of course, the promise of a buried treasure. You can read some pieces of the story here, here, or here. There’s also a show on the History channel that chronicles the ongoing search for the treasure.
This weekend I decided to put on my explorer pants and take a tour of the island. I wanted to see these magical sites with my own eyes.
The tour was packed and I loved shamelessly eavesdropping on some of the groups of participants who mummered their own insights and theories about the information presented to us. I’m a sucker for conspiracies so I was especially intrigued by the Masonic imagery found on the island.
Overall, it was a beautiful day to explore the island with the sun shining and everyone excited to learn about the mysteries and exploration attempts that weave through Oak Island’s past. If you like this type of legend and are okay knowing that you’ll be leaving the island with more questions than answers, then I suggest you take a visit. Maybe you’ll be the one to figure out what exactly is buried and who put it there.