The two brothers we write about today began their quest in a more unusual way, as told to us in a newspaper article in the Aug 26th 1948 issue of the Lawton Constitution. Nevertheless, like Rick and Marty Lagina, they too invested money into the treasure hunt. Here, is the rest of their story:
"Their spirit correspondent said that the treasure had belonged to the Pervuian Incas.Ghostly go"ssip had it that a group of Spaniards left behind by the conquistador Pizzaro, had persuaded their native friends that it would be much healthier and more profitable to pack their gold and silver belongings and take it on the lam while their boss was back in Spain. They had plenty of time, for the round trip took Pizzaro from 1528 to 1531. They went up the Isthmus of Panama, according to the invisible deponent, and built some ships. But instead of sailing to the West Indies, as they had planned, they got hit by a series of autumn storms that drove them all the way to Nova Scotia. On the strength of this tip-off the brothers invested 1,000 hard and unspiritual American dollars in the digging venture in progress at the time."
It intrigues us here at Blockhouse Investigations that so many people interested in the Oak Island Treasure hail from Michigan. Besides the two sets of brothers already mentioned, we can also point to Craig Tester, Alan J. Kostrzewa, and Professor Ross Wilhelm (died 1983), among others. Wilhelm was Associate Professor of Business Economics at the University of Michigan and wrote, The Spanish in Nova Scotia in the XVI Century, a Hint in the Oak Island Treasure Mystery.
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