In Search of the Oak Island Treasure

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.

Oak Island title

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.

OI5OI2It was interesting to learn more of the details and see the sites to get some real context for the exploration and excavation that was happening.

OI3 OI4The 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. OI6I’m a sucker for conspiracies so I was especially intrigued by the Masonic imagery found on the island.

Oi7Unfortunately, Oak Island has seen it’s share of tragedy as well. The excavations are dangerous and a number of lives have been lost in the efforts to discover the island’s secrets.

OI8At the end of the tour, one of the treasure hunters was giving autographs and taking pictures. I wasn’t 100% sure who he was so I just took this creepy stalker photo of him signing a fan’s poster.

OI9Overall, 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.

Krista

One thought on “In Search of the Oak Island Treasure

  1. There was a tv show about the treasure of Oak Island this spring, so maybe he was one of the treasure hunters that was on the show?

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