This is the story of the island hiding gold in Canada. That is Oak Island, located south of the Nova Scotia coast of Canada. According to oral stories, hundreds of years ago, pirates hid up to 900kg of gold on Oak Island.
In 1795, a young man named Daniel McGinnis accidentally discovered some unusual things during a visit to Oak Island. McGinnis saw numerous scars on the old oak tree. The ground around it was sunken as if it had just been dug up. McGinnis believes that the pirates buried their loot here.
Map image leading to treasure on Oak Island. (Photo: Live Science)
The next day, the young man and two friends returned to the island. After digging for a while, they found a lot of clay and rocks and logs underneath. Because they only brought rudimentary tools, they had to leave empty-handed.
Nine years later, McGinnis and his friends return to the island in hopes of finding the treasure. This time, they discovered the stone was engraved with many strange codes. They couldn’t translate, so they continued to dig deeper into the oak tree. However, what they dug was just a hole full of water. Finally, they had to leave with the stone engraved with the code. Later, the stone was used as a brick in the fireplace.
It was not until 1865 that linguistics professor James Liechti announced he had translated the code on the mysterious stone. Accordingly, Mr. Liechti said, the stone wrote: “12m, dead 7, 900kg of gold”. From this information, people spread to each other that the treasure only appeared when 7 people died at the same time. However, hundreds of people rushed into the battle for treasure on Oak Island.
The stone is engraved with the mysterious code of the treasure on Oak Island. (Photo: Live Science)
For more than 200 years, they plowed all over the island and blocked the flow of water to search. What they saw was only pottery, coins and some other items, not gold.
To date, many people have died because of the treasure, so some speculate whether the treasure is being protected by a curse. They died one after another because the boiler exploded, poisoned with hydrogen sulfide smoke…
However, fear of the curse did not stop treasure hunters from flocking to Oak Island in search of a life-changing opportunity over the years. Despite many years, the treasure of 900 kg of gold on Oak Island is still an unsolved mystery.
Source: Live Science