The story of the Oak Island Treasure Pit has been written about in numerous books.  To date the treasure has not been uncovered, but tantalizing glimpses chests, and bits of gold and china have been uncovered.
The Pit was an elaborately built trap. The original oak platforms, sealed with putty and coconut fiber, acted like a giant cork and held back the water. Anyone who dug below 90 feet broke the hydraulic seal, causing water to fill the pit. Bailing never worked because the pit was connected directly to the ocean. The design was a masterwork of engineering. To this day no one has been able to stop the flow of water into the pit.

Why the traps, unless it protects something......?

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Do you believe there is treasure to be found here?
The story of the Oak Island Treasure Pit has been written about in numerous books. To date the treasure has not been uncovered, but tantalizing glimpses chests, and bits of gold and china have been uncovered.

The Pit was an elaborately built trap. The original oak platforms, sealed with putty and coconut fiber, acted like a giant cork and held back the water. Anyone who dug below 90 feet broke the hydraulic seal, causing water to fill the pit. Bailing never worked because the pit was connected directly to the ocean. The design was a masterwork of engineering. To this day no one has been able to stop the flow of water into the pit.

Why the traps, unless it protects something......?


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18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/22/02 - 11:13:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Don't bother looking. I already have it.
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/22/02 - 11:18:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
It was the colonel’s secret recipe.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/12/02 - 9:13:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Jesus, why not just wear scuba equipment?
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/12/02 - 9:14:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
Why not just stick some dynamite in there and blow the treasure to Hell?
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/12/02 - 9:27:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
because people want the treasure, they don't want to blast it. I bet they have scuba dived kitty and discovered nothing and just left it as a myth.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/31/02 - 2:42:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I wonder why the hell someone would go through all that trouble just to hide a treasure.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/31/02 - 3:51:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
no ****-why hide the treasure there? probably there's not really one there anyhow
18 yrs ago - Sunday 5/12/02 - 1:53:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
nice urban legend....
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/26/02 - 8:04:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
...and her name is cristina
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/12/02 - 9:27:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
the moral of the story is....



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