Many of us have dreamed about searching for and finding a treasure that could change history. Or maybe it’s the pure excitement of thinking about the wealth we might acquire from finding a valuable hidden treasure. This is the story of two brothers who always wanted to be explorers and hunt treasure, but who didn’t know what they were getting into when they went after a 200-year-old cursed treasure in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The idea of finding lost treasure is not a new concept at all. For centuries explorers and adventurers have ventured out to search for what they believe might make them incredibly rich, and in some cases quite famous. But with so many hidden artifacts and treasures out there, how do you know where to start? There are lots of stories and myths about hidden caches of valuables all across the world, but how does one get direction to these sites?
When we imagine a treasure map, it usually includes the likes of drawings, burned edges, some unimpressive clipart images and of course, a red X that marks the spot where the treasure can be found. But the reality is usually quite far from that. In the case of these two brothers, the map that was supposed to lead them to riches was actually quite like a blueprint of a building project.
These two brothers were going after a treasure that was never proven to be real or not. Not only that, they were also searching for a treasure that was supposedly cursed. Now if that doesn’t sound like an adventure fit for the movies, then you’d better read on to find out exactly how haunted this treasure’s story is. Unexpected disappearances and tragic deaths, the elusive cache gained a bad reputation and mysterious status with every explorer’s quest to discover it.
This story is about two brothers who grew up with the drive to find a treasure that they had only heard about in stories and tales told by their elders. As they grew older, their curiosity grew too. By the time they were adults it was no longer a dream; it was turning into a plan and that plan was gaining traction with every day. There’s more than meets the eye, and these brothers found that out for themselves.
The Curse Of Oak Island
In 1956, Rick Lagina was only 11 years old when he first read an article in Reader’s Digest about the hidden treasure on Oak Island. The writer didn’t mention the treasure’s whereabouts which only made Rick even more curious about the cursed treasure of Oak Island. The story told of a curse that would take the lives of seven people before anyone could retrieve the treasure.