Author Joy A. Steele was recently interviewed for a popular podcast on the Internet radio station, The ‘X’ Zone Broadcast Network. Like other programs on the network, Kevin Randle’s A Different Perspective (ADP) specializes in “X-file” type subjects. ADP garners about 150,000 listeners. You can link here to the interview with Joy Steele.
The Oak Island mystery is Nova Scotia’s best-known “X-file” – as in “X” marks the spot. While interest in the possibility of buried treasure has attracted treasure hunters for more than 200 years, interest in recent years has been fuelled in part by the TV series The Curse of Oak Island, so far running four seasons on the History Channel.
Well, Joy Steele’s theory, as outlined in her book, The Oak Island Mystery, Solved (CBU Press 2015), seems to be gaining traction – including, we dare say – corroboration late in the TV show’s fourth (2016-2017) season.
To recap – Steele’s book The Oak Island Mystery, Solved theorizes that the real Oak Island treasure is that of its history, and not pirate booty or Aztec gold or the Ark of the Covenant. A recent review of her book tells readers that in his opinion Joy is justified in claiming, as in the title, to have solved the mystery.
Joy’s explanation for the mystery has a lot to do with the 18th-century process of making pitch for the waterproofing of ships. Late in season four, The Curse of Oak Island shows treasure hunters identifying remnants of pitch found in drilling samples from one of their bore holes on the island. We can’t show you the clips, but History Channel subscribers can view season four from the show’s website.
Despite seeing her theory being corroborated for the show’s millions of viewers, Joy’s research continues. She recently came across additional documentation that could further prove her explanation for the various phenomenon that have intrigued (and killed) so many searchers and adventurers.
Col. Kevin Randle (ret.), PhD, says he too has long been interested in Oak Island and its so-called money pit. In the interview, Kevin points out the double-entendre of the money pit: legend has it harbouring buried money or treasure, history has shown that lots of money has been thrown into it by successive attempts to unlock its secret.
In what is to us a ringing endorsement, following the interview, Randle posted (June 8, 2017): “Given the real lack of results in the search for treasure, and that some of the artifacts pulled from the money pit might have been put there to induce investors to spend additional money, what she said made a lot of sense.” Link here to that full post.
Likewise, he points out that Joy’s alternative “solution” is likely being ignored by those with vested interests in the search. In an earlier post, Randle points out: “If there is money to be made on Oak Island, it is in the TV show and in any books that are written about it and not treasure from the Incas or the Aztecs or the Knights Templar or the Spanish pirates or British pirates. As I [Randle] have said, the real treasure is in the TV show and not the ground.” Link here to Col. Randle’s post.
Earlier still, Col. Randle writes in a post titled “Oak Island’s Real Pot of Gold”: “if there is ‘gold’ or ‘treasure’ on Oak Island, it just isn’t buried in the ground. It’s flowing into Nova Scotia to produce the show and probably into the pockets of those who appear on it as ‘cast’ members.”
Randle has, for more than forty-five years, studied UFO phenomena in all its various incarnations. His training by the Army and the Air Force provides Randle with a keen insight into the operations and protocols of the military, their investigations into UFOs, and into a phenomenon that has puzzled people for more than a century.
During his investigations, Col. Randle has travelled the United States to interview hundreds of witnesses who were involved in everything from the Roswell, New Mexico crash of 1947, to the repeated radar sightings of UFOs over Washington, D.C. in 1952, to the latest of the abduction cases.
A Different Perspective is a Commentary on UFOs, Paranormal events, and related topics on The ‘X’ Zone Broadcast Network.
As Joy Steele writes in her introduction to The Oak Island Mystery, Solved, as young person she too was struck with gold fever by the legend of Oak Island. Later in life, however, gold fever turned to cold chills as she slowly discovered the island’s fascinating history and pieced together her theory.
The Oak Island Mystery, Solved, widely available in print and for your e-reader, is approaching best-seller territory as the audience awaits season five of The Curse of Oak Island. Maybe this season, viewers will “witness” the big reveal.