- Nov 2, 2016
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The "map" was a bad translation from english to french to look old, it a fraud 🤥If you consider how long ago this vault was supposed created and the amount of "treasure" it was supposedly hiding, it seems that instead of digging for the vault, we should be looking for the entrance.
If the Halpern Map is authentic, it offers logical clues.
Plus, the Halpern Map, written in French, was poorly translated.
On the bottom left of the map - it states "The Oak, enter here"
When overlayed with a real map, it seems that this is the money pit area. If you recall how the legend was started, some guys started digging at the base of an oak tree.
So it makes sense that the money pit isn't where the treasure is - it's where the entrance to the tunnels were. So digging here will not reveal any treasure.
Now if you look north of the swamp - you'll see that something is indicated as "La Voute en bas de Terre."
The English version translates this as "the Earth Vaulted Bay" (which makes no sense) -- when in actuality the translation should be "The vault under ground." This is literally suggesting where the vault is.
So if you're digging 100 feet + for the vault (and not the entrance or tunnel) - you should be looking not where the money pit is - but where the vault is said to be located.
And if you consider the cobblestone roads and oxen shoes found - whatever they were putting in the vault would probably have been heavy and put on carts -- meaning that you would have wanted to have a gradual decline (less than 13 degrees). Which if you calculated this starting at the money pit - would take you to somewhere at the top of lot 28/29 as the map indicates.
The legend states that the 3 who dug and found treasure did so at night and with hand shovels.
How possible is that - to go 100+ feet underground? Not likely. But what's more likely is that they dug to uncover the entrance.
If all roads lead to the money pit - it makes sense that the money pit area is where the "opening" to the vault was - not where the vault was.
To find the vault - I think they need to dig elsewhere.
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