World's Greatest Mysteries Collection

Season 1 Episode 16

World's Greatest Mysteries Oak Island: Hole In The Ground Or Treasure Shaft?

Aired Unknown Jan 01, 2009 on
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World's Greatest Mysteries Oak Island: Hole In The Ground Or Treasure Shaft?
Controversy. Conspiracy. Confusion. History is fraught with events -- from local to global -- that have never been satisfactorily explained. What caused the dinosaurs to perish? How were the Egyptian Pyramids built? What happened to the great Inca civilization? Was John Wilkes Booth part of a large, sinister plot? Was George Armstrong Custer sacrificed to save the Grant Administration? Is there anything happening in Roswell, New Mexico, that should be shared with American citizens? Who shot John F. Kennedy? These and dozens of other international mysteries are investigated, explored, unraveled and reported. Oak Island: Hole In The Ground Or Treasure Shaft? Forty feet below, two million pounds are buried. Even with frustration and death staring them in the face, treasure hunters have not been able to resist that challenge since 1795 when the cryptic inscription was first found on a stone a hundred feet below ground, inside the Oak Island --money pit. Oak Island, a 140-acre island in Lunenberg County on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, is a tree-covered island has been the site of one of history's most intense and deadly, treasure hunts. Designed hundreds of years ago by a clever, unidentified engineer, the --pit is a complex shaft with timber crosspieces every ten feet. Below the 100 foot level, every attempt to go deeper and reach the treasure has resulted in the Atlantic Ocean rushing in. This television program chronicles the futile efforts to date to solve the puzzle of the pit's protective design. Even using the most modern technology, no one has been able to get through to those two million pounds--which are today worth tens of billions of dollars. Who built the pit and why?moreless

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