Oak Island is a Bigger Mystery Than Anyone Realizes!

Since publishing my first book on Knights of the Golden Circle Treasure in 1993, treasure hunters have corresponded with John and I asking for help with treasure sites of interest to them. Oak Island treasure is a reoccurring subject.

We have given Oak Island a good bit of study over the past 20+ years and developed a theory of our own on the mystery. We wanted to make a few comments on the new “Curse of Oak Island” series now airing on the History Channel.

In March of 2014 a Vice President in Charge of production for the contract company shooting the Oak Island series emailed both John and I to inquire as to any knowledge we held on that treasure mystery. We shared our opinion on what the treasure might be and when it was possibly put there. After an exchange of several emails and two or three phone calls John and I both declined a trip to Oak Island due to both of our wives health. However, we did mention that our theory on Oak Island was that there is no treasure on the island itself, but if treasure is involved it would likely be buried on the mainland.

Several years ago, I was sent a drawing that appears to be the same rock carving shown on the 2014 second segment of the History Channel’s “Curse of Oak Island” series. The one the “Commander” calls an 8 pointed star.  The person sending the sketch sought information for Confederate or Knights of the Golden Circle treasure in Nova Scotia. I provided some information on KGC activity in Nova Scotia but had no specific information on any treasure buried there.  A few years later, after finding the “Template” we now use, I noticed the old sketch could be duplicated by tracing lines on the template.

Around that same time John, I and another gentleman obtained about 150 authentic KGC documents, letters and maps. Some of the letters tell of many places the Knights of the Golden Circle buried/hid their gold. Specifically mentioned was treasure buried in Canada.

Since the “template” has worked on several KGC treasure sites all across America its entirely possible it would work in Nova Scotia. The “Commander’s”  8  pointed star is the KGC template disguised by not having all the lines found on our template, but this is a common way the KGC left clues indicating the template is required to re-locate their buried loot.

Since the sketch sent to me did not disclose the location where it was found, we have never tried  to connect it to Oak Island.  Watching the Curse of Oak Island last week prompted me to dig out my old files and compare the drawing to the stone scanned on the program. They match closely enough to dig deeper into what is now a right turn in the mystery. What John and I have in our files could be of interest to those involved in the Oak Island hunt.

John and I  always  were pretty selfish with our discoveries. Seldom do we share anything which could give others much help in searching for KGC treasure. We are considering relaxing our secrecy and sharing some startling facts concerning the organization commonly known as the Knights of the Golden Circle. Surprise! Surprise! Some treasure researchers have suspected the KGC was more than just a pre-Confederate organization active before and after America’s War Between the States. That is correct. The KGC was/is a curtain or smoke screen hiding the true organization which is still in full operation. That organization is a diamond with many facets.

We won’t mention the names here or point fingers, but we will share some startling graphics which will open the door to new research for those interested in learning what is going on in the world today.

Golden Circle Research Reverse engineered KGC template


Template with 8 point star emphasized


Map of the District of Columbia





Washington D. C. original map with 8 point star


Fort Knox, gold depository 2013 highlighted oak island 8 pt. star

However over the years we have attempted several times to decipher the “90 Foot Stone Tablet” without reaching a conclusion on it even being a cipher. Some thoughts on the subject are recalled as I write this.

1. What if the stone carvings are not a cipher at all but are a message written in an ancient language.  Dr. Berry Fell  and  Mrs. Gloria  Farley when asked about the writing. Stated it was very similar to some of the North African languages, including Berber, Numidian and Tieinagh . John I don’t think Dr. Fell saw those carvings at least I didn’t send them that I remember. Somehow I got some of his research documents not in his book, maybe Gloria Farley gave them to me with some of the stuff I got from her or maybe it was from her book that I got hold of. Anyhow the carvings on the 90 foot stone and one of Fell’s pages show a alphabet very similar to that on the stone.

2. What if the stone is a complete hoax? In fact, wasn’t that question discussed on one of the segments of Curse of Oak Island. This could use some deeper investigation.

3. The stone 8 point star found by the “Commander” is in great condition for being carved by the escaping Knights Templar in the 1300s. John and I are fairly good judges of rock weathering since we’ve studied many thousand petroglyphs from all over North America. Some of those carvings are not half as old as the Nova Scotia 8 point star may be thought to be. . Most of the carvings we see come from areas with climates much more friendly  to chiseled rocks than that of Nova Scotia and a 150 year old carving on most rock surfaces shows considerable weathering.

4. Halfax was the port most used by Confederate spies and statesmen going and returning from overseas ports. Considerable amounts of Rebel money were sent to Europe through Halifax and its entirely possible the Rebels used a hole in the ground bank for some of their gold. Could the finding of the KGC map overlay symbol near Halifax be the answer to the 8 pointed star and it have nothing to do with the Oak Island deal?

Since the series began last year, we are receiving a number of inquiries in regards to History Channel’s Curse of Oak Island Treasure Hunt.  I suppose we asked for it by our many years of corresponding with treasure hunters asking our take on many of the legendary treasures.  One reoccurring question we get concerns different theories about  the whereabouts of the fabulous treasures of Solomon’s Temple after is destruction by the Babylonians.

The Holy Bible tells us Solomon was the richest King in the world, at that time.

 2 Chronicles 9: 13-29 (from NKJV)

13 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold;=(666 talents=49,950 lbs. Solomon ruled for 40 years, so could have accumulated 999 tons of gold)

14 Beside that which chapmen and merchants brought. And all the kings of Arabia and governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon. (Must have been considerable amount)

15 And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of beaten gold (15 lbs.) went to one target. (Total weight of gold in all targets=3000 lbs)

16 And three hundred shields made he of beaten gold: three hundred shekels of gold (7.5lb) went to one shield. (Total amount of gold in all shields=2250 lbs) And the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

17 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold.

18 And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays:

19 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any kingdom.

20 And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold: none were of silver; it was not any thing accounted of in the days of Solomon.

21 For the king’s ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

One estimate of King Solomon’s wealth was tallied, by Professor Kitchen, noted Egyptologist and Archaeologist, was 500 tons of gold. But hold on a minute. We have encountered treasure hunters that believe Solomon’s wealth would have been buried intact. Those holding to that idea will be sadly disappointed to learn Solomon’s gold and the Temple treasure was stolen more than once by foes conquering the nation of Israel.

The first Temple of the Israelites, the one we know as King Solomon’s Temple was completely destroyed around BC427 by Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar’s army.

After killing nearly a million Jews and burning the Temple to the ground, Nebuchadnezzar’s soldiers looted all the gold, silver and jewels they could find. The Holy Relics that survived the destruction of the Temple were carried to Babylon.


A talent of gold or silver varied from 26 kilograms (57 lb to 30.3 kilograms (67 lb)  depending  on the country or Kingdom setting the standard


Illuminati, Knights Templar, Freemasons, Pythagoras  and  back to the Egyptians,

At the center of  the place on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem,  where the Ark was thought to be kept there is today still found a recess in the bedrock cut out in the dimensions of the Ark as given in the Bible and Jewish Torah.  The dimensions of the Sacred Vessel converted to English measurements were: Length 3′ 8″-Width 2′ 3″-Height 2′ 3″. The Ark was constructed of acacia wood and plated inside and out with pure gold. Attached at the top four corners were rings of pure gold, into which poles of Acacia wood were placed to use as handles to transport the Ark. A pure gold lid or cover sealed the Ark and atop of the cover sat two Cherubs, also made of pure gold. Research has not turned up the weight of the Ark or the exact size of the Cherubs,  but  depictions of the Ark drawn by whomever, show the Cherubs about the same height as the Ark itself. I find it difficult to accept the fact that four men could carry such a top heavy object weighing perhaps an estimated 3610 cherubs, cover


Tie the template or the Commander’s 8 point star to the Temple of Solomon. can’t do it!

Can find nothing in the Bible or Talmud mentioning an 8 pointed star or symbol of any sort.

The 8 points shown drawn on the template are symbols for the 8 facets of the great pyramid.

The Scottish Templars emblem as found on their left shoulder and shield shows the depth of the “V” between the points goes only about half the distance to what would be the center of the template or flat layout of the Great Pyramid. So it’s probable the 8 pointed emblem represented the Orders’ full name of “Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon.” But the Scottish cross my be just legend according to A. E. Waite, author of the Encyclopedia of Masonry. He claims other Masonic writers are in error stating any cross besides the Patee wide armed cross was never worn by the Templars.

Number 16 is a square number; 4 X 4=16 the design of the template has 4 squares divided into 4 segments each for a total of 16 divisions.



The origin of the number 8 symbolism might well have begun at the building of the Great Pyramid of Giza AKA as Great Pyramid of Khufu. A not so well known fact is the Great Pyramid actually has 8 sides or facets. The facets are only visible on the spring and autumn equinox because only then does the sun rays alignment show the concave portion of the Pyramid’s sides.   The 8 facet design is not understood by leading scientists even today. However, perceptive researchers of symbolism would notice the Pyramids subtle hint of the number 8 being included in its design.

St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City,   Rome is a giant 8 spoke wheel, with an Egyptian obelisk in the center. 

Jesus showed himself alive EIGHT times after his resurrection from the dead

Eight is the number of Jesus, whose name, written in  Greek letters, adds up to 888.


In Masonic lodges, Sirius is known as the “Blazing Star” and a simple look at its prominence in Masonic symbolism reveals its utmost importance. The Masonic author William Hutchinson wrote about Sirius: “It is the first and most exalted object that demands our attention in the Lodge.” The same way the light of Sirius made its way into the Great Pyramid during initiations, it is symbolically present in Masonic lodges.


  1. Donald Aspinall says:

    I truly believe that the Knights Temp[lar are trying to tell you that King Solomans Gold is near bye. . I wish I had the money and the youth to help . Being on oxygen 24/7 and almost house confined is not a good thing. I want you to find what ever is ther. You have my blessings and those of the Knights templar.
    All the best,

    Don Aspinall

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