The Mystery of Oak Island

The Mystery of Oak Island

Nova Scotia is the province of eastern Canada, where the buried treasure was found in Oak Island. It was paid little attention until 1795. A teenage boy found a circular depression in the ground and he and accompanied by his friends started digging it. They come across with a layer of logs and what were believed to be pick scrapings along the wall of a pit. Soon it attracts another treasure seeker group and were convinced that there buried a lost treasure of Captain Kid or Blackbeard. They even claimed that of finding a flagstone etched with symbols that according to cryptologist forty feet below lies two hundred millions pound buried. For the past 200 years, many people have been come to dig out the treasure although it was so risky that six men died while digging. The island also attracts the interest of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Oak Island has attracted many treasure hunters for centuries. Recently, Rick and Marty Lagina have started their search for treasure in the island, whose quest is chronicled in The Curse of Oak Island. More treasures are yet to be discovered. Many historical items have been dug up by the Laginas themselves and other treasure hunters. Some of the top discoveries of the island are: 

The Money Pit

The whole treasure discovery started from that Money Pit in 1795. A boy of 16-years-old went on fishing accompanied by his friends to that island. They found the Oak tree with some unusual look. Beneath the tree, they found a circular depression upon digging they came across patched logs one after another. They came years later with another group and after excavation found a structured pit. It may be a place to hide some precious treasure?

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 Ship Brace

The theory says that a ship sailed here in search of treasure and then after unloading the sailors destroyed the ship to remove the evidence. They suggest that by discovering ship brace at the swamp that had been burnt. After counseling with a blacksmith, they were informed that such acts happened in the 18th century.

Ship Spikes

A lot of ship spikes were discovered across the island from the place of a swamp to the Money Pit. Also, they found Docking wharf, possibly to unload the treasure.

Hidden Hatch

The treasure seekers were shown a map of the 14th century of the island where they got a hatch on the western side. After visiting the area, they dig and find out a hatch which they think the entrance to the Money Pit.

The encampment of Samuel Ball

Samuel ball was born in South Carolina in 1764 into slavery. He got freedom by fighting for the British in the American Revolution. He then moved to Nova Scotia. In 1786, he bought a 4-acre land on Oak Island. While searching, the team found buttons, coins, and also pistol parts that they say are remain of Samuel Ball. Many conspiracies also say that he was known for the treasures but kept them a secret.

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At some distance from Samuel Ball’s home, a stone-made tunnel was discovered that appeared to be the possible way to Ball’s treasure.

Silver Button

The brothers came across a silver button at the Isaac point. They traced back to the 18th century. It was possibly belonging to the farmer, before the discovery of the treasure; the land was used by farmers who raise the livestock safely away from the wild animals. 


The team uses a metal detector that helped them in detecting a keyhole with a floral ornate style. It may be the part of the chest. It was a conspiracy that Captain James Anderson’s three missing treasure chest were buried on this island. Maybe it’s the keyhole of one of the chests.

Ancient Pottery

According to Fred Nolan’s maps, on lot 12 the team dug a trench of 2ft which was said an ancient dumpsite. There, they found pieces of pottery. It may be left behind by the depositor.

Spanish Silver Ring

Treasure seekers also found Spanish silver rings at the swamp side. The rings were sent to a professional Gemologist and it was discovered that the floral design of these rings traced to 1730s European origin, and maybe Spanish.

Spanish Coin

The copper coin was also found on the same swamp side and after clear study, it was believed that it is made in the 17th century. Theory suggests that Spanish scouts hid the treasure from the King instead of giving it to him. Maybe it was that treasure or dropped from some treasure seekers.


To sum up, Rick and Marty Lagina are still digging and are after the hidden treasure and are trying to solve the century-old mystery. They also have found some other signs which possibly can lead them to the Money Pit.

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