Oak Island Unearthed! Third Canadian Edition- a Canadian best-Seller
Oak Island Unearthed! Third Canadian Edition
by John O. O’Brien
Save several dollars on this latest edition until August 1, 2018. Free Shipping until Auygust 1, 2018 in Canada and $5 to the USA; afterwards $5 in Canada thereafter $10.00 to the USA. Both POD versions are now available in USA and overseas (Europe and Australasia). Shipping lower for POD in most cases.
This is a story of the world’s oldest continuous mystery about Oak Island - of supposed treasure left before 1795 by Spanish, French or British pirates, or the Knight’s Templars/Holy Grail, Christopher Columbus, returning British armies after the American War of Independence and a host of other speculations ... all that makes for a great story, many books, and a TV series ... well known here and around the world. But O’Brien does not believe any of this and set out to prove a theory begun by his father in 1958. John was merely 12 at the time, but his fascination has turned into a passion, backed by rigorous research.
The big difference is that O’Brien is not simply writing a story, he is attempting to solve the mystery which he claims is nearly 1200 years old, long before any Europeans ever set foot on this part of the new world. He offers readers the W- 5 explanation: who, what, where, why, when plus how. Began in 1957-58 when he was a pre-teen listening to the debates between his father and SMU professor and later visiting the island – this story and the resulting third edition book is now 59 years in the making and counting.
O’Brien is not a writer per se, but rather a storyteller in the tradition of the old mining camps of the North. He spent time in Germany as a cold-war Canadian soldier in the late 60s-70s, returned to school, studied Physics at Dalhousie, then became a life-long professional miner; he claims only a miner who has researched the Island can understand its complex system of tunnels. John O’Brien is a diligent researcher … with ever-widening contacts and deepening research.
He claims that both of the Mesoamericans – the Aztec & Maya – were involved; and that the Maya travelled to Mahone Bay and Oak Island as long ago as the 9th Century AD, followed by the Aztec in 1520-25 (or perhaps even a few decades before in preparation for their visit) to first mine a highly prized Palagorskite clay – Mayan Blue – and later to bury the Aztec god-King and the Empire’s treasures, which he believes includes far more than gold artifacts.
Evidence is confirmed by archaeologists, ritual mathematical measurements, carbon dating, hieroglyphs, history, prophecy, astronomy, and Mi’Kmaq legends … and now with more tunnels/shafts discovered off-island, but within Mahone Bay.
BOOK: Canadian Bestseller – 4th printing since September 2014 – this is Third Canadian Edition … and the publisher firmly believes believe it has barely dented the potential marketplace four this title. O’Brien is currently assisted by a retired Dalhousie professor who helped his later research and has written a Foreword to this Third Edition,
This new book is an expanded version with new chapters and new photos. To date it has sold in all 10 Canadian provinces and 3 territories, 20 US states and 12 countries, not counting the first e-Pub2 version, and will be sold in print worldwide by June, 2017 via Ingram International. The original e-book was recently replaced by an e-Pub3 version of the new Canadian Third Edition.
THREE VERSIONS: In addition to Canada, the new edition is also printed in two international POD versions – US/Imperial Measurement for United States readers and METRIC – which are to be printed POD by Ingram in all four world plants within the USA, Europe (London, Paris) and Sydney, Australia.
PROMOTION: John will eventually return to The Curse of Oak Island - will be on a future Series on the History Channel – shown in many countries from Nov. - Feb, annually. They begin filming in the summer. He will speak at WOTS 2017 – and has had many appearances in NS thus far - plus current and future ads in ABT magazine and the Atlantic Holiday Gift Guide.