Oak Island Pit Mystery

Oak Island PitOak Island Pit is one of the most curious human-caused mysteries of the past 300 years, located on a tiny island (Oak Island) off the coast of Nova Scotia in eastern Canada. This place is informally known as the “Money Pit,” an incredibly deep hole of incredibly elaborate construction discovered in 1795. On that year, three young men, Daniel McGinnis, Anthony Vaughan and John Smith, stumbled upon a round depression in the ground. They dug down 30 feet before stopping. Every 10 feet they found a wood slat platform. As men, they continued the journey to no avail.

Stone Tablet
Over 200 years of excavation have unearthed no treasure thus far, but what has been discovered by treasure hunting company is arguably just as fascinating. Underneath the surface of the pit are a series of wooden platforms, and even deeper, flooding mechanisms formed from multiple underground canals leading to water. The first time someone managed to dig deep enough, the entire pit was immediately flooded, and due to the construction of the mechanism, it would fill back up with water as fast as you could remove it. At the 90-foot mark, an inscribed, encoded stone tablet was found that was revealed to say "Forty Feet Below Two Million Pounds Are Buried".
In search for whatever the island is hiding, the money pit has attracted the attention of hundreds of search parties, including former president Franklin D. Roosevelt, who in his youth spent a summer with fellow Harvard grads in search of the treasure. Millions of dollars have been spent to find the mystery at the bottom of the pit. Six men have died trying to get to a treasure that may or not be there. Still in 2010, no one has been able to get to the bottom, but it is said the owners of the island are waiting for a permit to start digging again.

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