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    Oak Island Treasure

    “Oak Island” the “Strange”, the “Bizarre”, and “Maybe” the "Truth”!

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    Like the majority of “Treasure Legends”, Oak Island is shrouded in “Folklore and Strange Stories”.

    Logic dictates that a purpose was served with the telling of bedtime stories to children and folklore to others.

    Stories like “Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, etc.” scared children from straying far from home, as did “Folklore and Ghost Stories” act as warnings to inquisitive searchers not to venture into areas deemed off limits.

    During my research, I have come across many of these stories and would like to list some here, as “The National Enquirer” would say “Enquiring Minds Want to Know”.

    Mark Twain stated "Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't."

    It just might be that some of these “Strange Stories” are “True” and are the “Key” to unlocking the “Mystery of Oak Island”.
    The search for "Truth" and "Justice" is my "Prime Directive."

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    The "Mystery Man" of "1870"

    "In 1870 a stranger appeared in the Mahone Bay area. Dark complected and speaking with an accent, he bought a sloop for $2500.00 and hired two local fishermen to sail it.

    He took the boat thirty miles out to sea to a point south of Halifax.

    There he took a sight on the sun and set a northwest course back to the mainland.

    As the sloop approached the shore he took out an ancient chart and studied it intently.

    This he kept mostly concealed from the fishermen but they reported the writing on it was something like Yiddish or Script German.

    The course he set brought him not into Mahone but to St. Margaret’s Bay a few miles northeast.

    He kept this up almost every day until fall and returned to repeat the performance the following spring.

    Apparently he never found what he was looking for because he disappeared soon afterward.

    It may be worth mentioning that modern hydrographic charts show that it is possible to sail a due northwest course into Mahone Bay and make a landing on Oak without touching any of the hundreds of other islands."

    first posted 1953 by Penn Leary
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    The search for "Truth" and "Justice" is my "Prime Directive."

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    thread Moved to Oak Island Forum so people actually read it

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    Probably not so strange that someone would show up and test their theory about the Oak Island story. But who knows.

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    https://www.google.com/maps/place/44...!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

    There you go. Satellite view of Oak Island.
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    Oak Island Treasure

    “Oak Island Giants” may be traced to 18th Century “Irish Giants”

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    Royal Navy Charles Byrne (1761–1783) or "The Irish Giant", lived in an area of Northern Ireland that scientists consider a hot spot for pituitary adenomas.

    In a study published in today's New England Journal of Medicine, scientists in the United Kingdom looked at four modern-day Northern Ireland families, and noticed the same genetic mutation in these families as they found in the 18th-century Irish Giant.

    Using DNA extracted from Charles Byrne's teeth, the researchers speculate that they could trace the roots of the Irish study participants and the Irish Giant's inherited gene mutation for gigantism to a common ancestor who lived an estimated 1425 to 1650 years earlier -- or 57 to 66 generations ago.
    The search for "Truth" and "Justice" is my "Prime Directive."

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    Seriously?

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    My work shoes (Nautilus 1800, in case you're wondering) measure 13 3/4". My flip-flops measure 12 5/8".

    Am I actually an Irish giant?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Rishar View Post
    My work shoes (Nautilus 1800, in case you're wondering) measure 13 3/4". My flip-flops measure 12 5/8".

    Am I actually an Irish giant?
    "Dave" Have you done a recent "Genealogy Trace", maybe you "Are"!
    The search for "Truth" and "Justice" is my "Prime Directive."

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    Seriously?

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    I have, and no, I'm not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Rishar View Post
    My work shoes (Nautilus 1800, in case you're wondering) measure 13 3/4". My flip-flops measure 12 5/8".

    Am I actually an Irish giant?
    Guess it depends on your height.......

    if you have big feet and are short.....they used to call you a Hobbit......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldo View Post
    Guess it depends on your height.......

    if you have big feet and are short.....they used to call you a Hobbit......
    An excellent question, and one that I'm more than happy to answer. I'm 6'1". No one has ever called me a hobbit that I can remember.

    Am I an Irish giant? The theory was that shoes larger than 12 inches in length implied an Irish giant. I merely pointed out that my shoes are longer than that, I'm not Irish, and I don't consider myself to be a giant. Let's get back to the theory though. Am I an Irish giant?

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    Oak Island Treasure

    Dan Blankenship's "Faith like a Treasure Hunter"

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    One day a group of "Reporters" were following "Dan Blankenship" around on “Oak Island".

    "Dan" has been "Searching" for the “Treasure of Oak Island” for some "50 Years".

    They noticed that Dan had dug a shovel full of dirt on the Island and proceeded to dig another.

    The "Reporters" started "Laughing and Ridiculing" Dan, had he not noticed how large "Oak Island" is and how long it would take to dig up the "Entire Island".

    Dan answered, "Yes you are Right", but now I know that there is "No Treasure in this Shovel Full of Dirt".

    Dan stated to them that there is a whole lot of work needed to be done to find “The Treasure of Oak Island” but "Only" if you aim for "Nothing" will you surely get "100% Results".
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    The search for "Truth" and "Justice" is my "Prime Directive."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Rishar View Post
    An excellent question, and one that I'm more than happy to answer. I'm 6'1". No one has ever called me a hobbit that I can remember.

    Am I an Irish giant? The theory was that shoes larger than 12 inches in length implied an Irish giant. I merely pointed out that my shoes are longer than that, I'm not Irish, and I don't consider myself to be a giant. Let's get back to the theory though. Am I an Irish giant?
    LOL I've got size 13 shoes & am about 5' 6" & not Irish (I'm american) ,
    Not a Giant nor a Hobbit ( hobbits are between two and four feet)
    just saying to Me a "Giant" needs to be at least obviously taller then any
    "known for a fact" living Man past or present that there is a Photo & measurements of

    But as You say
    Let's get back to the theory
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    The added emphasis on every other word is distracting but "cute"... Are you related to Rebel KGC ?
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    Hey Robot what do you think of a member of the Grand Lodge stating that he thinks the treasure is of Templar origin? That kind of undermines your theory doesn't it?

 

 
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