The Mystery Stone
The mystery of Oak Island began in a similar fashion. In 1796, a young boy noticed a strange circular-shaped indentation on the island, and when this news spread, investigators came to see what he had found. A company called Onslow came to investigate the area in 1804 and they started to dig in and around the area. After some time, a fragment of stone was found with an inscription bearing an unknown language on it.
Written In Stone
The exploration seemed to have hit a dead end, and it was only in 1886 that the inscription could be translated at Halifax University. The translation of the stone gave everybody a jolt to the heart, when they read it. “Forty feet below, two million pounds lie buried.” News quickly spread about the location and the message on the stone, but the legend of the curse that 7 people have to die first wasn’t shared.