The Treasure Within the Money Pit on Oak Island

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The Treasure Within There is a mystery that brings together the Holy Grail, a band of pirates, William Shakespeare, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This mystery is the Money Pit located on Oak Island. People have thrown millions of life savings hoping to get their hands on the treasure in the Oak Island Money Pit, and all have met with failure. This pit has withstood two centuries of people trying to discover the treasure within. I am certain there is treasure located in the Money Pit on Oak Island. Oak Island is located off the shores of Nova Scotia, along Canada’s Atlantic Coast. It is one of three-hundred and sixty islands around Mahone Bay. Rocks and sand skirt the perimeter of the island while native forest and shrubbery cover most of its interior. It’s about 200 meters from the shore of Nova Scotia and is approximately 140 acres. The discovery of Oak Island’s Money Pit begins in the summer of 1795 when a teenager named Daniel McGinnis saw strange lights on an island offshore from his parent’s house. He noticed an odd circular depression roughly 13 ft. in diameter on the island’s forest floor (The Last Great N. page). He also saw that a good amount of oak trees around the recession had been cut down. McGinnis decided to leave the island to ask for the help of his two friends, John Smith and Anthony Vaughan. The next day, the three teenagers began excitedly digging on the curious site. They were so excited because the unpopulated wilderness of the region provided
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