- Oak Island, Nova Scotia
- Axum, Ethiopia
- Kanab, Utah
Oak Island, Nova Scotia
Oak Island is a privately owned island off the shore of Nova Scotia. It runs a profitable tourism business based on the idea that there’s a buried treasure under the island (which there just may be). Since the 19th century, numerous treasure hunters have tried to search for treasure, possibly left by pirates. The island is rumored to hold the collective wealth of generations of pirates and the Knights Templar. Ever seen the movie Assassin’s Creed? Those people are the ones we’re referring to. This island is also said to hold the Holy Grail or maybe even the Ark of the Covenant.
If someone were to find any of these items, they would be a billionaire overnight because each of them are priceless. Random items have appeared over the past hundred years that have been carbon-dated to the 19th century, so it’s very possible these things exist. But where are they?
In 1967, Daniel C. Blankenship, David Tobias, Robert Dunfield, and Fred Nolan partnered together in an attempt to find the buried treasure. They excavated several hundred feet of dirt, sand, and stone across multiple attempts near the potential location of the secret shaft, but were unable to continue due to legal conflicts with each other and bleeding funds.
Tucked away in the northern region of Ethiopia is Axum, rumored to be the resting place of Ark of the Covenant – the golden chest from God’s temple in Heaven. Talk about a priceless find. This is Ethiopia’s oldest city and a major cultural location, filled with countless artifacts from hundreds of years ago (as far back as the 4th century).
Tourists head to Axum each year to try for a glimpse at the Ark, but there’s only one problem. The church that’s said to hold the Ark is protected behind a fence and there’s one high priest who can see it. Because no one else is allowed in, we can’t know for sure if it’s real or if it’s all a hoax. Seems like we need some black ops to sneak in and see what’s what.
King Montezuma of the Aztecs is said to have ordered his warriors to hide his gold deep within the caverns of southern Utah. Many people have searched through the years, but have come up empty handed. The legend states that the gold was transported from Mexico to the US to protect is from the Spanish conquistadors.
The legend continues saying that the warriors who transported the gold finished the job and then killed themselves so no one would ever know the true location or be able to find it again. In addition, they believed their spirits would guard the gold.
If the rumored amount of gold were to be true, it would be somewhere around $3 Billion today. What’s odd is that in 1998, the land owner’s father tried to drill through the top of a cavern to get to the gold. The drill bit hit gold and was pulled out with gold flakes. They tried the next day and the drill bit broke off. Not only that, but the driller died that night and his wife a few weeks later. It was all very strange and seems to be Montezuma’s protective guardians punishing the people who go for the gold.
Which One to Choose
3 potential treasures, flights to different areas of the country to go for them. If you’re looking for a true hunt, Nova Scotia is the way to go because stories place the tunnel all over so we don’t know exactly where to begin. If you’re looking to strike it rich fast, Utah appears to be the best option. However, “bad things happen” every time someone goes for that treasure…if you believe in that sort of thing. At least we know where it is though!