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pigboat
7th Mar 2002, 07:53
So, what's buried there? http://www.activemind.com/Mysterious/Topics/OakIsland/. .. .Or here http://www.jimloy.com/puzz/beale.htm

henry crun
7th Mar 2002, 08:39
It reads like a big publicity build up to the release of a new PC adventure game. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" />

tony draper
7th Mar 2002, 13:16
Been a couple of documentries on discovery about Oak Island,whatever it was or is ,it was a hell of a piece of engineering.

TowerDog
7th Mar 2002, 19:29
Yeah, quite some engineering. Which of course proves that the French had nothing to do with it.

AerBabe
8th Mar 2002, 00:48
Wasn't there a book published around 10 years ago which had clues leading you to a real pot of buried treasure?

Sick Squid
8th Mar 2002, 03:27
I was under the impression it was my hero Francis Bacon's original texts of his plays... attributed at the time to a jobbing actor with a problem spelling his own name and no knowledge of the World he allegedly wrote about.. .. .I DO love a good conspiracy!. .. .6

tony draper
8th Mar 2002, 03:31
Dont know about treasure , had a mate once who found a leather bag full of soverigns in the attic of a old house he was working in.. .Handed it in he did, I think he got a few quid for his honesty.

Tricky Woo
8th Mar 2002, 13:39
Typical, isn't it.. .. .As soon as a rumour of teasure goes around, then a bunch of treasure-hunters appear with metal-detectors, picks and shovels.. .. .All that fuss on Oak island was started by some young brat wondering what was buried under a tree.. .. .Meanwhile, half of East Anglia is covered in anoraks searching for King John's gold. A few years from now and the whole area will be destroyed with thousands of pits and excavations.. .. .Er, hang on.. .. .I can now reveal that King John's gold was actually lost in Peterborough, so feel free to dig that particular eyesore up.. .. .TW

AerBabe
8th Mar 2002, 21:31
No no no... it was Coventry!!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

sanjosebaz
8th Mar 2002, 23:22
DEFINITELY Milton Keynes

Rollingthunder
9th Mar 2002, 06:47
Hey, there's no Smiley for Dolllars.. .. .Everyone wants, but can't get to.. .. .Malicious, sodding son of a bitch..clever though.. .. .Dirk Pitt, uh...Clive...where are you?. . . . <small>[ 09 March 2002, 01:58: Message edited by: Rollingthunder ]</small>

Checkboard
9th Mar 2002, 09:34
I read a book about King John (of Magna Carta fame) titled "Here there be Dragons" (although it was more about the Welsh Prince, Llewelyn the Great.). .. .Anyway, the book had King John on a royal progress, and he lost much of the royal treasury attempting to cross a tidal inlet, in which the tide came in a little to quickly for him. He died shortly after that.. .. .Is that the treasure you are talking about?. .. .Where's my metal detector? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

twistgrip
9th Mar 2002, 11:09
Oak Island is one of the places that the legendary lost treasure of the ill famed pirate, Captain Kidd, is supposed to be buried on/in/around.. .. .In fact fortuitiously, (due to a chance encounter with a wizened, old Chinese ex gun runner in an opium den in Shanghai), I am the only person who knows that it is buried on a South China Sea island. It's name is Xiaodao.. .. .The first person to send me an open cheque for "incidental expenses" gets the rest (plus a Chinese dictionary)......

Davaar
9th Mar 2002, 19:12
Better still, I have a large sack of "good luck" picks, shovels, and trowels (18th to 20th century) from an archaeological dig on. .an island off Nova Scotia. Available at bargain price to sincere treasure hunter. No chancers or tire kickers need apply.