Wed. Jul 6th, 2022

Introduction: The Oak Island Mystery, the Curse of Oak Island, and the Nemesis of Dan Blankenship

One of the most intriguing and mysterious stories in recent history is that of Oak Island: A small island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. The mystery surrounding this small island tells a story filled with curses, conspiracies, and competing treasure hunters. At the heart of it all are three men: Dan Blankenship, Rick and Marty Lagina, and their nemesis, Malcolm Cottrell. The story of Oak Island has captured the imagination of tens of thousands of people, and has been featured in a wide variety of TV shows, and movies.
The story began on April 16th, 1795 when British privateer Robert Dunfield discovered an unidentified structure and buried chest on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia (ironically just off the coast from Oak Island). When Dunfield returned to the island, he decided to remove the chest and try to return it to a family member. In doing so, he was struck by a lightning bolt and killed. He is buried off the coast of Oak Island, where mysterious stone monuments are found inscribed with his name.
During the War of 1812, an American privateer named John socioeconomic firm in Massachusetts, who had erected and is buried on Oak Island (ironically in close proximity to where Dunfield’s grave is located). Some have speculated that the two were linked, and that Dunfield’s discovery was actually treasure from a pirate treasure galleon.

the curse of oak island remains of the day
the curse of oak island remains of the day

The History of Oak Island and its Mysterious Disappearance

For hundreds of years, the native Mi’kmaq people have told tales of an island that is cursed, and has been guarded by spirits ever since a group of Europeans buried treasure on its shores in the mid-1700s. In 1795, a young man named Daniel McInnis was shipwrecked on the island. The story goes that Daniel McInnis saw lights on the island, and thought that he had found a shipwrecked crew. He swam to the island, and found no shipwreck, but he did find what appeared to be several large pits dug into the ground. He also saw men working on the island, who he claimed were speaking in a foreign language. He was captured by these men, and they forced him to help them dig their pits deeper into the ground. The men tried to get Daniel McInnis to tell them what he knew of treasure on the island, but he refused to reveal any information about it. In an act of desperation, Daniel broke free from his captors and ran for his life back down to the shoreline of the island. The men chased Daniel, and when they caught up to him, they shot him dead out on the shore. To make matters worse, the day after this event, Daniel’s own crew discovered what had happened to their ship. It had been torched just seconds after being spotted by one of their sailors.
The story continued from there by stating that:

the curse of oak island remains of the day
the curse of oak island remains of the day

What is an example of a ghost story from Oak Island?

A ghost ship goes aground off Oak Island, and the ghosts of the dead sailors are seen amongst the trees. The bright lights that Daniel McInnis saw, in fact, were ghost signals. These ghost signals are given off by the spirits, who are giving a warning to stay away from the island. The spirits of the sailors are also seen along with the ghost signals.
“Oak Island legend is rich with tales of strange lights, unnatural sounds, weird faces and ghost ships.” (Schmidt)
According to legend there is a curse on Oak Island that dates back to 1692. At this time a mystic had told the treasure searchers on Oak Island that evil forces were unleashed and would haunt anyone who tried to find buried treasure. This mystic also predicted that no one would ever be able to locate the treasure buried in Oak Island. The oak Island legend is rich with tales of strange lights, unnatural sounds, weird faces and ghost ships. The ghost ship legend is named after the Sea Diamond which went aground in 1718. Legend states that this ship was a part of the ghost fleet sent to Oak Island to help trace the long lost treasure. In fact all five of these ghostly ships were stopped on this lonely island and never completed their mission.

the curse of oak island remains of the day
the curse of oak island remains of the day

What Folklore Are There Related to the Curse in Other Countries?

The ghost of the white horse of Hanover, a massive and mysterious horse sculpture that was once on the grounds of a castle in England. The ghost was said to appear in front of any who stand before it, no matter where they were. It is unknown why this haunting is attributed to the castle ghost, but the ghost it most likely a spirit of one of the many people who were murdered there because of the curse.
The curse of Oak Island was a curse, which took place in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is believed to have been caused by the murder of William C. Moody who, on board the ship “Lion” in 1795 is said to have met his death by virtue of a curse located on the island upon which he and other survivors landed.
The story of the Curse of Oak Island has been the subject of numerous scholarly studies, as well as becoming a popular subject for research and speculation. It is said that Moody, or Moody’s party, aboard the “Lion” were members of the British Navy and Marine Corps. Moody also was known as “The Terror of the Seas” by his fellow sailors. The story of how he came to be on Oak Island begins in 1789 when, while serving as a privateer in the British Navy, he was captured by a French privateer. He had been held in France for six years. During this time, he married a French woman named Rose. His wife died in childbirth, and Moody was forced to sail for Britain. However, he stopped at Oak Island for one night to hide his treasure and it was here that the curse of Oak Island first appeared.

the curse of oak island remains of the day
the curse of oak island remains of the day

What Are The Beliefs on the Day’s End?

A number of theories exist as to the meaning behind the one hundred and sixty eight days. Some believe that spirits reside on the island, and they will appear to those who are brave enough to venture on that day. They believed that whoever takes this journey first, has everything to gain, but everything to lose afterwards. However, many believe that if you go on this date, your sins will be absolved of your past through a process called purgatory. Others believe that the island will remain forever. If the island is not found by those who discover it, then those who go on it will be cursed until they die. However, if they do find it and take the treasure, they will break the curse of that island.
Many also believe that the treasure is cursed. If the treasure is found, then the curse will be broken once it’s removed from the island. If the treasure is never found, then those who try to find it will die by an accident or sickness. It’s also said that whoever takes part in finding this treasure will find more than they bargained for. It’s also believed that whoever tries to find the treasure will not live long enough to enjoy it.

the curse of oak island remains of the day
the curse of oak island remains of the day