Was the Westford Knight also on Oak Island?

Subtitle: Was the Westford Knight also on Oak Island, Nova Scotia, with other Knights Templar in the Year 1398? Watch the History Channel to Learn More.

Are you aware that a number of Europeans were in North American many years before Christopher Columbus’ voyage in 1492? You might want to set your video recorder to the History Channel next Tuesday evening, February 13, 2018, at 9pm Eastern Time, 8pm Central, to learn about a fascinating story concerning some early travelers to North America. You can check your local listings for The History Channel to see broadcast times in your area.

“The Curse of Oak Island” is an ongoing television series that has been broadcast on the History Channel for several years now. It shows the multi-year efforts to find a mysterious buried treasure on a rather small island on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. There have been various legends passed down throughout the years concerning Oak Island. I vaguely remember reading about this mystery in a magazine article back when I was about 12 years old although my memory of it is rather fuzzy. In those days, I was a big fan of stories about buried pirate treasures. I guess I never grew up; I still am interested in pirates and buried treasure and similar topics. I think I have seen every episode of “The Curse of Oak Island.” My cable TV recorder is set to record every episode in case I am not home. I find it to be a fascinating story.

“The Curse of Oak Island” has described many theories about the possibility of treasure on the island. To quote the History Channel’s description:

Located off the coast of Nova Scotia, Oak Island is believed by many to be hiding one of the greatest treasures in history. Since the late 1700’s, fortunes have been spent and lives have been lost, but no one has ever been able to crack the code to get at the prize. A prophecy says that seven people will die before the treasure is found. So far, six have perished in accidents over the years.

Some legends say the treasure was buried by pirates, others claim it was buried by the Romans two thousand years ago, others say it was buried by the American Loyalists upon losing the War of Independence in 1783, and still others say it was buried by the French government after the death of King Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette, who were executed by guillotine during the French Revolution. While numerous enticing artifacts have been unearthed, a recent episode of the TV show concerns a Phoenician artifact recently found on the island. The Phoenicians were traveling the oceans about 2,600 years ago.

Pick a story… there are many to choose from.

Recent episodes of “The Curse of Oak Island” have focused on another legend that suggests the treasure may have been buried by Knights Templar. After some of them escaped persecution in France and elsewhere in 1312, many Knights Templar went to Scotland and to other northern European countries where they survived for many more years, later becoming Masons. Yes, the freemason lodges have always been known to be derived from the Knights Templar. That is no secret. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar_(Freemasonry) for more information about that topic.

In recent years, I have become very interested with a different story, that of the “Westford Knight,” who apparently was member of that order. I wrote about that in this newsletter more than two years ago at: http://bit.ly/2EfIBwh. While I have not yet seen the upcoming television episode, I believe the story of the Westford Knight is going to be connected with the Curse of Oak Island in some manner next Tuesday evening. I’ll be watching to find out.

If you plan on watching “The Curse of Oak Island” next Tuesday, you might want to first read my earlier article at http://bit.ly/2EfIBwh in order to obtain some background information. You can also read more about the TV series at http://www.history.com/shows/the-curse-of-oak-island.

You can also watch a very brief preview of next Tuesday’s episode at: http://www.history.com/shows/the-curse-of-oak-island/season-5/episode-14/preview-the-templar-connection

Also, while watching “The Curse of Oak Island” next Tuesday, pay close attention to the names of any “experts” who appear on your television screen. You might recognize a name or two.

 

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We never miss a show of the “Curse of Oak Island.” It’s absolutely fascinating! It will be interesting to see who the experts are next week, and I’m pretty sure I know who one of them might be! Enjoy receiving your email every day and learning new things from it.

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“Curse of Oak Island” is a fascinating series that should be a must-watch for anyone interested in history. All indications are that there is something of (great?) value buried there. It may of may not be of great monetary value, but could potentially change the history of European discovery in North America. I never miss an episode.

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And I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like you to buy! “Legend”, “stories” (your words) …I too liked to read about buried treasure and mysteries when I was about 12, but practicality and reality in the form of facts took over when I grew up. I try to avoid “history” offered by the misleadingly-named “History Channel” complete with opinions by their “experts.” Entertainment value 100%. Historical fact about 5%.
I’ve done “some research” into the location of the treasure itself. I’m sure I can help–send MONEY!

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Yes very interesting series The Curse of Oak Island. I as well be waiting to see Tuesdays show.

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I forgot to add see the book The Templar Pirates by Ernsto Frers published in 2005.

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I, too, have become “hooked” on Oak Island! It is by far one of the best TV shows on today. Congratulations to History Channel.

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I love this mystery. Talk about changing history, this show just might do it !

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I watch TV on streaming media using a Roku connection. I have learned that past seasons, beginning with season 1, are available on the History channel. Anyone curious can catch up with the series if you are into streaming. If you are not familiar with streaming and your TV has HDMI connections, you can plug in a Roku or other streaming media device and watch as many episodes as you wish. I had the opportunity to obtain fiber optic access and dropped my cable connection, but if that is not an option you can simply add a streaming device and watch to your heart’s content.

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They do find unexpected artifacts. I have seen some of their experts on other shows.

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Because this series is taped, there must be a known outcome which is not being revealed. That is because History Channel wants to profit from the commercials – and without sponsors there would be no series broadcast. It takes a lot of money for drilling, getting expert help, ect. for this show.
According to “The Curse Of Oak Island” season 5, the net worth of Marty Lagina as of 2017 is around $2.2 million. Whereas, Rick’s net worth is estimated to be around $500 thousand. Both Lagina brothers have gained much popularity after the stint on History channel’s reality show “The Curse of Oak Island”.
Will we ever know what the outcome will be from their search?
Will there be another season?
it’s taken the Lagina brothers ten years and MILLIONS of dollars (and four seasons of reality TV) to get to this point for season four final

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    Marty Lagina is worth millions more. I remember when I lived in Michigan he owned the States largest Energy producer whose company developed shale gas resources. He sold it to CMS for a reported $58 million in 1995 (just looked it up). He and Craig Tester currently own Heritage Sustainable Energy, one of the largest renewable power companies in Michigan. Including a winery. His net worth is estimated at $120 million. He is the single largest single investor in buying Oak Island (now owning 50% of the island (with his brother Rick) after purchasing Dan Blankenships business partners shares last year). He is spending millions of his own dollars for the treasure. Wow!

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I am addicted to this show and have been since the beginning. I will be watching on Tuesday to find out about the Westford Knight.

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Having watched this TV show – I have to question why, during the last show, the articulate map made by the man who lived on the island so long, was just now borrowed by the Lagina brothers from his son! All these years later??? really???

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    —> I have to question why, during the last show, the articulate map made by the man who lived on the island so long, was just now borrowed by the Lagina brothers from his son!

    There were two old men who lived on the island for years and both were seeking the treasure. It is easy to confuse the two. However, one of them, Fred Nolan, passed away more than a year ago.

    Nolan had always refused to cooperate with anyone else. He apparently felt everyone else was trying steal “his hidden treasure” that was on “his” island, although he only owned a part of the island. The Lagina brothers and their partners were never allowed to dig on this Nolan’s property or even to enter his property while he was still alive and he refused to provide them with any information up until the last few months of his life. (He did give in a bit just a few months before his death.) Now that he is deceased, the son has proven to be much more cooperative.

    There is a very brief bio of Fred Nolan on Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_G._Nolan

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    Fred Nolan and Dan Blankenship who both live on the island & have dedicated their lives to the mystery were bitter enemies. Dan is working with the Lagina Brothers & has offered all his decades work & knowledge. While Mr Blankenship (whos son also has a house there) owns 78% of the land (lots) believes the answers are underground. Mr Nolan a surveyor believed the answers were above ground. Fred Nolan, knowing he owns the most important side of land including the swamp & Nolans Cross Cross, etc. refused to work with Dan Blankenship & his son for the production.
    The Lagina Brothers do not get much money from History (as most reality stars) even though being a ratings winner. And the Nova Scotia Government controls almost everything they find, as well as if they can even look or dig on areas of the island.
    I think the former slave owner turned cabbage farmer who ended up rich & owning a lot of land on Oak Island , Samuel Ball, holds some answers. If only they could even walk on his land!!!
    Very good show if you like history and like to then read about the so many theories that go back to the old land.

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The only treasure on Oak Island is that spent by visitors. The locals are loath to dispel the legend lest the bounty dry up :o)

A NS researcher makes a convincing case that the pits are 18th century Royal Navy tar & pitch refining operations. Tar & pitch were indispensable to keep the ships seaworthy, to return home, and worth more to the sailors than gold.

Disclosure: I live an hour’s drive away.

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What is it about islands that seems to attract so many romantic tales of mystery and treasure?

I grew up on another island where legend has it that some of Capt. Kidd’s treasure lies buried, along with assorted caches of cash hidden by bootleggers who were rubbed out by rivals (or was it the FBI — depends upon who’s telling the tale) before they could return to recover it. While Capt. Kidd and the bootleggers were real enough and plenty of families tell of interesting encounters that have the ring of truth, the tales of treasure are probably pure fiction.

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