John O’Brien first learned about Oak Island in 1958 at the age of twelve, listening intently as his pharmacist father and a Saint Mary’s University professor debated, for an entire winter, the merits of existing theories of Oak Island and the mysterious lost treasures of the world.
After fifty-five years of research and puzzling over this mystery, many visits to the island, tens of thousands of miles traveled, and thirty-six years working underground, as well as countless books devoured about Oak Island, other famous world mysteries and the Mesoamericans, O’Brien had much of the puzzle in hand. However, two issues remained. Although he had always known there was an ancient mine on the island, it took an episode on the History Channel to present the final clue as to what was being mined and where; followed by a recent and significant breakthrough in archeological research.
The latter finally linked ‘ritual mathematics’ with Oak Island measurements; which combined with the scientific findings (e.g., carbon dating, drill core samples, geology) which, for the most part, had been ignored ... and 1000 years of history cemented the conclusions found in this publication. Oak Island, simply put, is an underground operation, and O’Brien’s life-long career as an experienced miner in all capacities - within Nova Scotia and the far-flung corners of the planet - gave him a perspective that has eluded others in what is the world’s longest ‘treasure hunt’.
Readers have even suggested this story is the true ‘W-5 plus one’ of Oak Island - the only original theory with supporting evidence that answers the who, what, where, why and when, as well as how - in a unique and comprehensive way. You will be surprised; you may initially be shocked by some of the connections and conclusions, but the evidence speaks for itself, and the story-telling style of O’Brien, honed in the mining camps of Canada’s far north, will keep you informed and entertained as he solves this enduring mystery.
John O. O’Brien, Author. Oak Island Unearthed!
John O. O’Brien was the eldest of ten children, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the close of WWII. His father, a pharmacist and to whom this book is dedicated, served in the Canadian Armed Services during that war and was a writer as well. John was only twelve years old when he first heard of the treasure of Oak Island, and visited the island with his father in his early and later teens, well before the causeway was constructed. As a result he had more than the usual boyhood dreams of pirates and buried treasure. For much of his life he lived the wanderlust of adventure, spending many years in the great Canadian north as an underground miner in northern B.C. , the Alaskan panhandle., Africa and Nova Scotia..
At age twenty-two he served with the Canadian Army in West Germany during the cold war, but the call of the wild was still in his blood, so after finishing high school and attending Dalhousie, he returned to the north country for another twenty years - plus sixteen more in Ontario, Africa and Nova Scotia - a total of thirty-six (36) years underground. There is little John has not witnessed underground.
But O’Brien also attained other skills from thousands of nights spend in remote locations before TV and the internet: a love of reading and the honing of his story-telling skills, which propelled him to write this current book. In the tradition of the great story-tellers, the manuscript weaves back and forth before revealing its ultimate conclusions. After fifty-five years, many tens of thousands of miles, countless dozens of books devoured about Oak Island, other world mysteries and the Mesoamericans, John had much of the book in hand, but it was the support of his family (a few of which are also writers and poets) who encouraged him to complete the task, as well as a breakthrough in recent archeological research. Oak Island, simply put, is an underground operation!
Some have suggested this story is the true ‘W-5’ plus one of Oak Island, the only original theory with supporting evidence and arguments that answers the who, what, where, why and when, as well as how - in a unique and comprehensive way.
“Fascinating read. Information will blow your mind. Amazing!”
“Got the book in the mail today; half way thru it; can’t put it down. Fantastic story.”
“Wow! Never expected that conclusion.”
Amazing theory, although it conflicts with those expressed on the History Channel series. Have they read it?” (They have now; becoming believers! [Ed.])
“So pleased to give this book as a Christmas gift. Too bad it wasn’t longer as he’ll devour it in a weekend”
“Didn’t take but a few pages and I knew where the entrance to Montezuma’s body lie ... The cross and the math supplied by O’Brien confirmed this.”
“Loved the book! (Oak Island Unearthed!) ”
“ I’ve read every book ever written on Oak Island - this is the only one that gives concrete evidence of who did it, why and how in was done. Everything fits.”
”Diggers may be really surprised to ‘unearth’ Montezuma instead of a Templar Knight?”
“ ... it was a book I couldn’t put down. Very educational and O’Brien would make a good detective/investigator. Finished it the day I got it.”