Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Social > Off Topic

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2013
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-07-2004, 01:41 PM   #1
cjchaps
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 3,011
Default Anyone read "The Curse of Oak Island" in the latest Rolling Stone?

It was a really good story, surprisingly out of Rolling Stone.
Here is a link to a similar account on the island.

Cliff Note for the lazy:
There is an Island off the Coast of Canada that has super mysterious stuff buried beneath it, but no one can find out what's under it because it is booby trapped!
__________________
You win the "Weirdest Question of the Day" award. Display it proudly.
cjchaps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2004, 01:43 PM   #2
loup garou
Lifer
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 35,135
Default RE:Anyone read "The Curse of Oak Island" in the latest Rolling Stone?

Quote:
Originally posted by: cjchaps
It was a really good story, surprisingly out of Rolling Stone.
Here is a link to a similar account on the island.

Cliff Note for the lazy:
There is an Island off the Coast of Canada that has super mysterious stuff buried beneath it, but no one can find out what's under it because it is booby trapped!
If you like that sort of thing, pick up Riptide by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. It's a Crichton-ized adventure novel that was inspired by Oak Island. Pretty good read, if a bit silly at times.
loup garou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2004, 01:44 PM   #3
Electric Amish
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Sklarboro Country
Posts: 23,582
Default RE: Anyone read "The Curse of Oak Island" in the latest Rolling Stone?

Fiction?
Electric Amish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2004, 01:46 PM   #4
CubicZirconia
Diamond Member
 
CubicZirconia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 5,190
Default RE: Anyone read "The Curse of Oak Island" in the latest Rolling Stone?

I saw a show on this on the History Channel. Interesting stuff.
__________________
Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain
CubicZirconia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2004, 01:47 PM   #5
K1052
Lifer
 
K1052's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SF/Chicago
Posts: 20,201
Default RE:Anyone read "The Curse of Oak Island" in the latest Rolling Stone?

Quote:
Originally posted by: Electric Amish
Fiction?
Yes. Not my favorite of theirs, but not bad. (regarding the book)

Basic story is true.
K1052 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2004, 03:52 PM   #6
vailr
Diamond Member
 
vailr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona, USA
Posts: 4,323
Default RE:Anyone read "The Curse of Oak Island" in the latest Rolling Stone?

Text

Oak Island Mystery Finally Solved?
31-Dec-2003

The mystery of what's buried deep in the "money pit" on Oak Island in Nova Scotia may finally have been solved. No one has been able to dig down to the treasure in the deep, booby- trapped hole, despite the fact that millionaires and famous people like FDR have tried. Speculation about what's down there has included the original manuscripts of Shakespeare and the lost treasure of the Knights Templar.

Steve Proctor writes in the Halifax Herald Limited that after 38 years of searching, Dan Blankenship says he has evidence that the treasure consists of millions of dollars in silver and gold that was left behind by Spanish pirates in the 16th century. He says, "I've never spoken publicly before because I didn't want to have put in this much work and end up being wrong, but in the last six weeks, I've been able to confirm all my suspicions and I can say definitively who did it, how they did it and where they did it. But until I get down there, I can't say exactly what is there."

Blankenship gave up his contracting business in Miami to devote himself to solving the mystery of Oak Island, which has baffled other searchers for 165 years, ever since the hiding place was first discovered. He's tried to reach the treasure by drilling tunnels in a series of unusually shaped rocks that are scattered across the island. He now says he'll be able to bring up the treasure sometime in 2004.

During his research of Oak Island, Blankenship eventually dismissed the pit itself as "an elaborate decoy" and decided the treasure was located in a series of tunnels running deep beneath the other end of the island. He had proof when he came across three holes that once served as air shafts for the tunnels, which he located from measurements he took from the position of huge, oddly shaped stones that form the shape of a giant cross. More evidence came when stone carvings were recently discovered by a Norwegian exploration team.

But will Blankenship be allowed to dig? All exploration on Oak Island requires a license and all licenses expired in July. The province is entitled to one-tenth of the find. Besides, Blankenship, 4 other groups have applied for new, 5-year permits. Will one of them get to the treasure first?

Blankenship says, "I turned 80 in May and won't get another chance. If they give [someone else] a license for property he's never been interested in, it will be a very sad day."
__________________



vailr is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2004, 05:15 PM   #7
loup garou
Lifer
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 35,135
Default RE:Anyone read "The Curse of Oak Island" in the latest Rolling Stone?

Quote:
Originally posted by: K1052
Quote:
Originally posted by: Electric Amish
Fiction?
Yes. Not my favorite of theirs, but not bad. (regarding the book)

Basic story is true.
hehe...Preston and Child are one of my guilty pleasures. Some of their books are really bad, but I still love their stories. Plus Pendergast is an awesome character. They suffer from a serious case of StephenKing-itis, though trying to combine all their books "worlds."
loup garou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2004, 05:17 PM   #8
Parrotheader
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 3,434
Default RE:Anyone read "The Curse of Oak Island" in the latest Rolling Stone?

I remember watching stuff about this on the History Channel and Discovery too. It got me so intrigured I followed up by reading several sites online about it. It's actually really interesting stuff IMO. Then again I love historical mystery stuff like that.
Parrotheader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2004, 07:10 PM   #9
nater
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,135
Default RE: Anyone read "The Curse of Oak Island" in the latest Rolling Stone?

yes it was a great story...odd how it ended up in Rolling Stone, but a good read nonetheless
nater is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.