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The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World’s Longest Treasure Hunt
From longtime Rolling Stone contributing editor and journalist Randall Sullivan, The Curse of Oak Island explores the curious history of Oak Island and the generations of individuals who have tried and failed to unlock its secrets.
In 1795, a teenager discovered a mysterious circular depression in the ground on Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and ignited rumors of buried treasure. Early excavators uncovered a clay-lined shaft containing layers of soil interspersed with wooden platforms, but when they reached a depth of 90 feet, water poured into the shaft and made further digging impossible. Since then the mystery of Oak Island’s “Money Pit” has enthralled generations of treasure hunters, including a Boston insurance salesman whose obsession ruined him, a young Franklin Delano Roosevelt and film star Errol Flynn.
Perplexing discoveries have ignited explorers’ imaginations: a flat stone inscribed in code; a flood tunnel draining from a man-made beach; a torn scrap of parchment; stone markers forming a huge cross. Swaths of the island were bulldozed looking for answers; excavation attempts have claimed two lives.
Theories abound as to what’s hidden on Oak Island—pirates’ treasure, Marie Antoinette’s lost jewels, the Holy Grail, proof that Sir Francis Bacon was the true author of Shakespeare’s plays—yet to this day, the Money Pit remains an enigma.
The Curse of Oak Island is a fascinating account of the strange, rich history of the island and the intrepid treasure hunters who have driven themselves to financial ruin, psychotic breakdowns and even death in pursuit of answers. And as Michigan brothers Marty and Rick Lagina become the latest to attempt to solve the mystery, as documented on the television show, Sullivan takes readers along to follow their quest firsthand.
Hardback, 396 pages, #831, $35.00
Freemasons at Oak Island: Speculation About a Real National Treasure Site
For over two centuries a small patch of land on an obscure island has baffled treasure hunters and scientists alike. Tantalizing clues indicate it may be the site of the world’s greatest treasure, or it might be history’s most elaborate hoax.
Speculation about who is responsible for its puzzling origin runs the gamut from pirates to space aliens; but when the facts are laid out the evidence on mysterious and enigmatic Oak Island points to one group… the Freemasons.
This fascinating 66-page booklet tells why.
Steve Harrison is also author of Freemasons: Tales From the Craft and Freemasonry Crosses the Mississippi and editor of Masonic Memoranda of Frederick L. Billon.
Softcover, 66 pages, #832, $7.00
This edition includes John Tiffany’s article, The Amazing Francis Bacon, Oak Island & Shakespeare.
Sir Francis Bacon has been called “the last of the Tudors” because his real mother was Queen Elizabeth I, considered the last member of the Tudor dynasty. Fate may have cheated him of his crown, but he lives forever as a secret author and for his connection to mysterious Oak Island.
Of course, like every edition of The Barnes Review, this one includes a diverse lineup of other fascinating articles, as well:
By Philip Rife. Nearly half a century before the U.S. Navy famously adopted the concept of submersible ships, the Confederate Navy was creating “gray thunder” with submarines and several other un-heard-of underwater inventions.
ANTISEMITISM IN THE CIVIL WAR
By Robert Grooms. Jews were blasted in both the North and South during Abraham Lincoln’s War, being accused of profiteering instead of fighting in the front lines. Was this just brazen anti-Semitism?
MALICIOUS ALLIED PROPAGANDA CREATES ANTI-GERMAN HYSTERIA
By Marc Roland. We hear a great deal about the suffering of Japanese and Japanese-Americans on the West Coast during WWII. But little is said in the establishment media of the horrible treatment of German-Americans during both world wars. Here’s an unfiltered look at this historical episode.
FAKE NEWS & HISTORY: IT’S BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME
By Pat Shannan. Fake news and fake history have been practiced religiously by our so-called free press since before most of us were born. The JFK assassination and 9/11 were and remain outstanding examples, but there are many others, the author alleges, ranging from the Moon landings to the false-flag attacks on the OKC federal building and the Davidian Church massacre. The South seceded from the union for less than this.
OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD: HOW THE CIA CONTROLS THE NEWS
By John Friend. Beginning in 1948 and into the 1950s and beyond, the CIA ran Operation Mockingbird to control the media and thus influence the public. By 1953 the agency held sway over more than 25 newspapers and wire agencies, as well as major TV broadcasters, and had them singing their propaganda. No wonder you can’t trust the media.
A POSSIBLE NEW INTERPRETATION OF THE HEAVENER RUNE STONE
By Ronald L. Ray. Out of several rune stones in Oklahoma, the Heavener is the most famous. Skeptics regard it as a prankish creation of some 19th-century immigrant. Others believe it a relic of medieval Vikings. But the author presents a novel new theory to explain the purpose of the mysterious stone.
COURT HISTORIANS DEMAND PROOF THAT CAMPS NOT FOR KILLING
By Germar Rudolf. Holocaustians demand Revisionists prove that many WWII concentration camps were transit camps, not death factories. “If not, prove it,” they say. Turns out there is evidence aplenty that for thousands of inmates, these places were layover stations, hardly the death factories they are painted.
AMERICAN ATTORNEYS FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AT NUREMBERG
By John Wear. The Nuremberg and other “war crime” tribunals were kangaroo courts where German defendants after WWII were brutally and repeatedly tortured to make them sign false confessions. But a few attorneys refused to play along.
REMEMBERING ÉDITH PIAF
By Michael Walsh. Édith Piaf, known as the “Little Sparrow,” rose above a life of hardship and suffering to become a famous songstress whose voice delighted the world. In her native France, she is regarded as almost a saint. Both the occupying Germans and the resistance were among her fans.
From the Editor • Editorial • Fred Nolan’s stone cross • Francis Bacon’s Bible code • The Yankee Alligator sub—Marine mines & boiler bombs • Financing the Civil War • David Yulee: Jewish rebel • History You May Have Missed • Six million doomed? • Letters to the Editor