‘The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World’s Longest Treasure Hunt’ Book Review


Everyone knows the book or the TV series on History channel The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World’s Longest Treasure Hunt. The book is written by Randall Sullivan and follows the story of the expedition search for buried treasure. The search takes place on a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia. This TV series is one of the most popular TV shows nowadays and the creators are airing the sixth season at the moment.

The plot in series follows brothers Rick and Marty Lagina, and their partner Craig Tester on a small island where they search for treasure. The other members of the team are Dan and Dave Blankenship, a father and son. Dan Blankenship lives and searches for treasure since the 1980s.

Every girl or a boy who read a story about this treasure hunt was fascinated by the descriptions of the island. “Money Pit” is an all-time mystery.

In the book long story short goes like this; the plot is put in the 1970s and the main character Daniel McGinnis paddle across Mahone Bay to Oak Island. When he gets there, he finds a very old wooden pulley hanging from a branch of an oak tree above. Immediately his thoughts turned to treasure, so he calls up the help of two friends. Three friends dig the whole area and found wooden platforms at 30 feet. Later other searchers and treasure hunters continue their work at the same excavation place. At 90 feet, they find one more platform and a stone with unknown symbols.

When they excavate the stones, the pit flooded with water, and the tunnels have blocked every attempt to salvage.
Many interesting stories are related to this island, and they are all mystic and magical at some point. Some of the public thinks it is a hiding place for the Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant, and the original works of William Shakespeare, Mayan or Incan gold, and pirate treasure. The whole Oak Island is dug up for the past 200 years, and we do not know for sure where Money Pit is.

Some of the people think that the treasure is near a stone formation called Nolan’s Cross. Fred Nolan was the man who lived on the island for 50.

Author of the book Randall Sullivan says that something must be hidden in the ground in that island. We think so too, but no one shows the items of the search. Rumor has it that McGinnis and his friend excavate three chests of the rare treasure on Oak Island. Also, there is a story about the slave who finds a treasure too when moving to Oak Island to live.

Randall Sullivan, the creator of the brilliant book, was a guest star in a few episodes of the TV show because he had written a Rolling Stone article about Oak Island in 2003. That was good enough for producers to invest in book research. In the book you may find, skeptical history, and all kinds of theories. His book gives you possible solutions of the hidden treasure.

Everyone who has read this adventure says that they did not want to end the reading.

One of the favorite Sullivan`s theory is that Francis Bacon had the most information about this mysterious island, and for those who did not know some of the public thinks that he was the actual author of Shakespeare’s plays. He believes that because one of Bacon manuscript describes very detailed how to turn an island into a vault with flood tunnels.

And of course like every mystery this also has a curse. Sullivan believes it’s true because six men have died when they try to talk about the island’s secrets. Many of the researches think that the curse is related to the gate to hell. Fascinating story.

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