Oak Island is located off the south shore of Nova Scotia along Canada’s Atlantic Coast.  A depression in the ground discovered in 1795 by teenager Daniel McGinnis was found to be a shaft dug previously by whom, know one knows.  That is the mystery as well as what may be buried there.  Elaborate flood tunnels were constructed and layers of big logs, putty, charcoal and coconut fibers placed at intervals  down the shaft.  A cement vault at approximately 160 feet below the surface was drilled through with what was described as “metal pieces” inside also drilled through..   A legend says seven people will die trying to capture the treasure before it will be found.  Thus far six have died trying.

Many famous names and artifacts have been associated with Oak Island including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John Wayne, Errol Flynn, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, William Shakespeare, Sir Francis Bacon, the Knights Templar / Freemasonry, the Holy Grail and even the Arc of the Covenant.  Oak Island remains a mystery today.

What is truly remarkable is that the searching and intense interest in the Money Pit has continued for well over 200 years and shows no sign of ending anytime soon. Interest in the pit may have waned at times over the years, but eventually someone or some group has always stepped forward and continued the searching.  The draw of great treasure is very powerful.

A series called “The Curse of Oak Island” started on the History Channel in January 2014.    The series follows brothers Rick and Marty Lagina, originally from Kingsford Michigan, through their efforts to do what no one has yet do do and find what may have been buried on Oak Island.  The History Channel has a Season Two planned presumably to air in January 2015. This series no doubt will continue to create more interest in the Money Pit mystery.