For more than 2 hundred years, treasure hunters and researchers have been suffering from deciphering one of the most crippling mysteries in the Western Hemisphere: The burning riddle of Oak Island. In the year 1795, people believed that three men discovered a melancholy in the ground underneath a vintage oak tree on the island, leading them to the conclusion that treasure was buried there. For that reason, the island has been scoured and thoroughly searched. Despite no real treasure being found, they’ve discovered little parts of history tucked away on the island.
Marty and Rick Lagina have determined to take up the venture and search the island for themselves since 2014. The show, ‘The Curse Of Oak Island,’ is in its 7th season of the show. Even though Oak island is full of interesting they select to examine, the brothers pay most of the attention and spend most of the time around the ‘Money Pit.’
About the Money Pit
Money Pit is located at the east of Oak Island. It is a shaft, which is over 100 feet deep. According to the legends surrounding the island, it was found by a teenager, Daniel McGinnis, in 1795. He observed an indentation on the floor and started digging. With the assist of some friends, he found a human-made shaft featuring wooden platforms every 10 feet down to 90 feet. However, due to an expedition within the Nineteen Sixties that triggered clay, seawater, and mud to crumble around the ‘cash pit,’ the shaft’s exact region has been obscured from sight. Just like treasure hunters earlier, the brothers have found numerous traps, and tunnels dug into the ground at numerous depths that are designed to flood the shaft with water.
Things found in the Money Pit?
While no real treasure has been found, the pit carries several tantalizing historical clues. The Lagina brothers have located other interesting matters on the island, which includes a lead Cross. Before them, treasure hunters have observed old parchment, stones, bits of china, portions of wooden and coconut fiber. Coins and stones have also been discovered.
The 90-Foot Stone
According to the legend, the treasure hunter Jotham B McCully wrote a letter in the mid-19th century, saying that a mysterious stone was found in the pit in 1804, at a depth of about 90 feet. It was around two-three ft long and 12-16 inches wide. The wasn’t like any other rock. It bore cryptic symbols, which have brought heated dialogue and debate. Those symbols meant to represent English letters. According to one translation, it read: “FORTY FEET BELOW TWO MILLION POUNDS ARE BURIED.”
Some other scholars think that its purpose was to forge a connection with the Knights Templar.
In the upcoming episode of ‘The Curse Of Oak Island,’ brothers and the team will show some evidence that the boy in 1795 did not come across the depression near the oak tree by chance.