Oak Island, Canada


This is one of those things you hope is true. While not necessarily an amazing landscape, the story and legends of Oak Island bring out the Goonies in all of us. The long and the short of it is, there may or may not be a horde of pirate treasure buried in a pit on the island. (Some say the Holy Grail could be buried there too.) What we do know is over 200 years ago, some children found a depression on the island, started digging, and found a layer of flagstone a few feet down. Excavation continued with more discoveries of logs, charcoal, and coconut fiber, all placed there, seemingly, by humans. Pirates were known to sail the waters off of Nova Scotia, and it’s not unreasonable to assume that the treasures of Blackbeard of Captain Kidd are under the island. The things is, digging has been anything but easy. A series of traps have caused the pit to flood. People have died. And millions of dollars have been invested to get to the bottom of the hole. And after 200 years, no one knows what’s still down there.

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