It seems as if he never managed to see those documents. So we followed the auction and were the successful bidders. These papers did not contain the drilling reports that Harris was looking for when researching his 1958 book The Mystery of Oak Island. They did however contain several reports and a few letters.
One of these letters raises an intriguing mystery in its own right. On August 6th of 1938, Gilbert Hedden wrote to Fred Krupp on Oak Island. The letter was quite haphazard in its composition, alternating back and forth between various topics, covering concerns from equipment inventory to winterizing the island and hiring a watchman, among some non island related matters.
The letter is an amazing item from days long gone, not only for its connection to Oak Island, but because it is written on stationary from the Lovett House, a luxurious hotel in Chester Nova Scotia in its day.
The most interesting and enigmatic portion of this letter is found in the very last sentence of the letter.
A "mysterious object"? Mention of It comes with no warning or hint, as no other reference to this object is found anywhere in the preceding paragraphs. It is obvious that Krupp, possibly in a previous letter, told Hedden of this object, and it is unfortunate that Hedden did not prompt Krupp for more information on this object in this letter. If he had, we might have gained a clue as to what this object was. As it stands, we only have another tantalizing mystery to ponder. What was the mysterious object found in 1938, and where on Oak Island was it found? Did it come from the pit, which was what they seemed to be focusing on at the time? This is classic Oak Island. Each find, each revelation, seems to only bring more questions.
If asked to sum up the Oak Island Mystery, right at this moment, in two words or less, I would have to say "frustrating intrigue".
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