1795 a young man named Daniel McGinnis ventured around the island of Oak Island, a small Canadian island in Magone Bay, Nova Scotia. At one point, he found a depression in the ground and close to her an old oak with a pulley on top of it. The next day, with two of his friends, John Smith and Anthony Vaughan, he returned to where he had noted that depression and began to dig, located approximately 60 cm layer of slate, a material that ‘could not be found on the island. They continued up to 3 m and they found a pavement of oak with brand ax obvious. A 7 m they realized that with their strength they could not keep all alone …
That’s how began the mystery of Oak Island wells, also called “Money Pit”, that is to say, the money pit. Many legends and questions floating around this strange hydraulic engineering, ancient civilizations like the Vikings, to the struggles of pirates, where much deeper mysteries as yet the French crown, or the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail. The discovery of the well of Oak Island has involved groups of people, large sums of money and loss of life during these two centuries. History has it that eight years after the discovery of this place Etange the three young men found themselves with a man named Simeon Lynds that when he came to know of the existence of the well founded a consortium called the Onslow Company to finance excavations at Oak Island. Research into the well resumed in 1803. The hole was divided at intervals of three meters a platform of oak. Were also found layers of materials that did not exist on the island or the surrounding area:
At about 12 m was found a stratum of charcoal.
A 15 m layer of mastic.
A 18 m stratum of coir.
At 27 m an Egyptian porphyry stone incised with a phrase: “Forty feet below two million are buried in books.”
Finally, with a crowbar they probed the last layer by touching something hearty like a box. As the night came they decided to return the next day.
On their return they found the buried well on almost half of its length. They triggered a form of hydraulic defense that had allowed water to fill the hole. We discovered afterwards that then, as it was closed by the pavement surface, did not allow air to escape and consequently the water to penetrate. Once the “cap” removed, the water had filled up all the sea level Two attempts were made to reach the bottom of the well: the first was to empty the well, but this attempt failed miserably when it was noticed that even when withdrawing water level did not vary announcement. Another attempt involved the construction of a well parallel to flow water from the first well in the second. This test also failed. Research on the island of Oak Island resumed in 1849 with the founding of a new finance company called Truro Company. The problems of water infiltration, however, caused severe complications.
We tried inserting a drill that passed the different layers of the well to achieve something that was identified as barrels. Withdrawal of the drill Lynds recovered three rings of a gold chain. Then another type of drill was used to afford to go deeper. When it came to the surface a worker searches attendant accused another of having recovered something of the drill. During the interview the worker promised to reveal all the investigators, but before that happens, he died in mysterious conditions. Once established that the water in the wells was sea water level and followed the movement of the tides, an identification was made that ensured that the range of the Money Pit was artificial. the company financed the construction of a dam that brought to light the presence of an older dam and a series of tunnels, which the world gathered to sink money. Unfortunately before the dam was completed it was completely devastated by a storm. In 1861, we carried out excavations and that year there was the “first” victim of Oak Island: a worker died following the explosion of a boiler used for the drying up of wells. Accident caused the collapse of successive platforms of wood and the collapse of the well treasure. In 1891, the Oak Island Treasure Company was founded by Fred Blaire. From 1887 to 1955 numerous excavations succeeded as well as sporadic discoveries concerning fragments of worked wood, metal and a substance which, studied subsequently proved to be an artificial material similar to cement.
In 1959 there was an incident in which five people died while trying to dig a well, it would seem because of the fumes of gas engines or by the accumulation of carbon dioxide from a well earlier. Finally in 1971 a new drill was used after having found fragments of copper and wood, was lowered into the well a camera that revealed the presence of two or three body and a human body. In 1995 we wrote a report on Oak Island and since then the treasure hunter still trying to find the treasure and mysterious if desired.