also a well known and sad event in the history of the Oak Island treasure hunt. More can be read about the Restalls in the book Oak Island Family, written by Lee Lamb. We highly recommend it as an excellent look into work on the island in the 1960s, and the life of a treasure hunting family. You will also enjoy pictures from the island that have rarely been seen.
Here at Blockhouse Investigations, when researching the "curse" to try and determine its (most likely recent) origins, we wondered just how many people could be proven to have died on the island since the Money Pit was discovered. Many of those engaged in the treasure hunt have passed away since the inception of the recovery operations back in 1795. Simeon Lynds, Jotham McCully, Frederick Blair, and Gilbert Hedden, have all passed beyond the material concerns of this world, just to name a few, but how many have departed while on the island itself? The following is a list of those that are documented to have died on Oak Island since 1795:
The work of one Oak Island researcher suggests that there is at least one cemetery on Oak Island, the location of which has been lost to current knowledge. Some of the 14 who have died on the island, as listed above, may be buried on the island itself, as their graves are yet to be found on the mainland. Of those fourteen people listed, seven of them can be identified as having engaged in treasure hunting on the island. Does this mean the "Curse of Oak Island" has been fulfilled? We leave that up to you, the reader, to decide what you believe, and believe in.
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