By Doug Crowell - Blockhouse Investigations
Many people are likely aware of the theories that connect Shakespeare, the prolific English poet, playwright, and author, known as The Bard of Avon, to Oak Island in Mahone Bay Nova Scotia. What some people may not know is that starting in 1971, David J. Hansen, Director of The De Vere Foundation, researched the possibility that Edward DeVere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, may be buried in a sarcophagus five fathoms deep on Oak Island. He believed that Oak Island is not only the site of Shakespeare's tomb, but the hiding place of his
original manuscripts, and other treasures. In the course of investigating and formulating his theory, Mr. Hansen talked with Robert Dunfield, a former Oak Island treasure hunter in the 1960s, and also with Daniel Blankenship, who is still hunting for treasure on Oak Island after fifty plus years. For the historical significance of insight from a former treasure hunter, a current treasure hunter, and Oak Island artifacts that help support this theory, we feel that the following letter that Hansen wrote to the mayor of San Francisco, Joseph Alioto, may be of interest to Oak Island enthusiasts. This letter comes to us from the research papers of Oak Island researcher and author Les MacPhie , and represents the start of our endeavor to provide Mr. MacPhie's body of research to the public. You can access the Les MacPhie Archives from our home page on the oakislandcompendium.ca.
Sorry that the photos in the Exhibit pages are no of very good reproduction quality. We present them as is. We hope that this letter gave you some additional insight into the history of the treasure hunt on this small island in Nova Scotia.
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