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Oak Island

Oak Island is one of many islands located in Mahone Bay[?], which is on the Western Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. It is known around the world as the location of the famous Money Pit, which is said to contain the riches of Captain Kidd, the lost manuscripts of Sir Francis Bacon, lost Incan treasure, and proof of Atlantis -- depending on who you ask.

Since the 1970s, few people have believed in any possible connection to pirates, due primarily to the massive scale of the subterranean construction.

The island is thought to hold such treasures because of a complex flooding system which has foiled repeated excavation attempts over the last two centuries. Both of the beaches on the island are now thought to be entirely artificial, acting as giant sponges due to thick layers of coconut fibres beneath their surface (coconuts are not indigenous to Nova Scotia). Water is delivered into the Money Pit through an ingenius system of tunnels which has yet to be fully mapped.

Oak Island is also well-known due to the fact that Franklin Roosevelt, former President of the United States of America, was once a treasure hunter there, and kept up with news and developments for most of his adult life.

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