The list of theories goes on and on and some entries even involve the participation of pirates and sailors. Captain Kidd was theorized to have buried some of his treasure on Oak Island.
Meanwhile, others believe that when Captain Blackbeard claimed he hid something “where none but Satan and myself can find it, ” he actually admitted to stashing something on the island.
Was the Treasure Shakespeare's?
But wait, let's talk about the treasure's origins first. Plenty of theories have surfaced. Some people, oddly, traced the source of the treasure back to William Shakespeare. Many of those who doubt the bard was real, believe his literary works were actually written by Francis Bacon. So some treasure hunters hypothesized that Bacon may have built a pit to bury his manuscripts and his earnings.
While this theory is attractive, today it is already widely believed that Shakespeare was, well, himself and not Francis Bacon or anyone else for that matter.
Marie Antoinette's Island
Another theory suggests that the hidden treasure of Oak Island actually belongs to one infamous royal lady - Marie Antoinette. The story goes that Marie sent her maid all the way to Nova Scotia in order to hide her wealth and her jewelry on the island. Rumor has it that even the French Navy was involved in the oppression but it was never confirmed.
One fact that supports this theory though, is that when Marie was arrested at Varennes, there were no pieces of jewelry or gold on her.
More Than One Theory Can Be True
There was also a theory that suggested that Spanish sailors had hidden their treasure in a secret location on the island. While these ideas may be intriguing, there is no proof to support any of them. Still, when you think about it, there's also a possibility that more than one of these stories is true, maybe Shakspear's manuscripts lie next to Antoinette's Jewelry, which is just a few miles away from Blackbeard's hidden treasure.
However, the next theory we’re about to reveal to you is by far the most engaging.
A Sacred Treasure
One of the most intriguing theories about the Oak Island treasure relates to the alleged Masonic markings that can be found all throughout the island. The markings found seem to correspond with a masonic ritual.
Is there a chance such a ritual took place on the island? Could it be that the Free Masons have anything to do with the island, and could they have hidden a treasure there as well?