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Re: Templar question

On Thu, 24 May 2001, Dennis wrote:
> > I don't know if it meets your requirements, but I enjoyed _The Lost
> > Treasure of the Knights Templar: Solving the Oak Island Mystery_ by

> I recall hearing that all the work on the "money pit" has pretty much
> lost the original shaft.  The article I read about Oak Island said that

Although that's true, I'm not sure how it's relevent to the question of
whether there was/is something interesting in the original shaft.  As of
the book's publication in 1999, a syndicate was planning an ambitious new
dig a little to one side of where they believe the original pit to have
been.  Since that was two years ago, they've presumably either made
considerable progress or given it up by now.  I don't know the current

> the French (of about 1650???) would have had the engineering knowhow to
> contruct the pit.  
> Of course, the Frenchmen who did that might have been surviving Templars

The claim made in the book is that the Oak Island "money pit" was
constructed by the Scottish Sinclair family somehwat earlier than
that; they hid in it a treasure that had also been guarded at one time by
the Templars, although I don't think it's strictly accurate to say that
the secret society postulated in the book *was* the Templars... more like
a superset of them.

Matthew Skala
mskala@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx                 "I fish stranger things than you
http://www.islandnet.com/~mskala/        out of my granola every morning."