Finders Keepers USA
This story of a Great Treasure buried on Oak Island is known worldwide and for over 600 years many have spent money and lives looking for it.

We saw a TV show on the History Channel about the Kensington Rune Stone, Oak Island and the Knights Templar Treasure and we were hooked. On the TV show Scott F. Wolter did a great deal of work to prove that the Kensington Stone was real and it was from the 1360s but others refused to believe his findings. Scott went to Oak Island and traveled to other sites to prove his point but still others refuse to believe his findings so we thought we would take a look at his work and see what we could come up with.

   Within 3 weeks we think we found the missing link that could put the last piece of this puzzle together to get things going again.  We located what looks to be a ship covered with stones and is the same size and shape of a Viking Cargo ship from the 1390s. We have tried to get a Treasure Trove Permit from the Nova Scotia Government but this is like giving up a kidney. We talked to all of the departments and got the run a round. Mr. Robert Ogilvie manager of Special Places, Dep. of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture said we had no qualifications or understanding of documented history.  We were welcome to apply but it would be turned down.  Well now we will do what it takes to prove him wrong.

   We told them we did not want the ship and we did not want to dig it up, we only needed information from the ship and site to help us locate the Templar Treasure and they could keep the ship. Well now this will not happen. We hope to get a Museum or someone that wants to check out what we located and they can claim the ship. When we ask DCNR or the Museum Commissioner back here in Pa. for something the first thing they say is NO. I see this is also true in Canada. I just wonder how many treasure hunters give up and just dig and take their chances. The Governments and Museums are the ones that lose in this game; artifacts are being melted down and sold by unhonest treasure hunters, Finders Keepers is not that kind of group.

Here is OUR story and what we found on our trip to Hobson Island.

      In June 2010, Finders Keepers traveled to Nova Scotia to checked out a small island in the Mahone Bay area. The Island is know as Hobson Island and it is 175 feet long and 100 feet wide and around 5 feet above sea level during high tide and 700 feet long at low tide. We used Google Earth to view it up close and to measure it. In the pictures you can see a pile of rocks in the shape of a ship and the pile measures 59 feet long and a Viking Cargo ship measures 59 feet long. The Vikings were known to burry their ships when they were no longer useful.

      In the History of the Mikmag Indians they tell of red hair men that came to their land on the back of a whale. Then they say the red hair men built a island and planted trees on it. Then the red hair men built a ship and left.

      Well we think this was not a whale but a Viking Ship turned over. Had the whale made it to main land then the Mikmag would of known it was a ship, so it did not make it to shore. We believe that the Mikmag saw the Vikings on the back of their ship and it looked like a whale from 3/4 of a mile away. Then the Viking Ship hit land and the mast broke off. Then they unloaded the ship and burried it on the Island. The island was made of sand and was 20 feet above sea leavel so it would be easy to dig a hole big enough to burry the ship. They would of wanted to use stone to hold it down instead of sand. We think they used the stones found around the shore line and this is why the island is gone today.

     A Viking Cargo Ship could hold up to 25 tons of cargo and they could of built a raft and used the high tide and low tide to get the cargo and treasure to shore of Oak Island. They could of hauled stones and trees back to the island during low tide and to the Mikmag this would look like they were building a island.

      If a Viking Ship was upside down the mast would be the first thing to hit ground and if you look in the upper right of the picture you can see a straight object that we think could be the mast and yardarm.

The Island is in the right location, between the ocean and Oak island.
The island is 3/4 mile from shore.
The pile of rocks are in the shape of a ship.
The pile of rocks are 59 feet long.
The Viking Cargo ships were 59 feet long.
The long object (mast) is on the ocean side of the island.
The long object is the right size for the mast and yardarm together.
The Vikings were the only ones to burry their ships and there is a pile of rocks.

      We believe there was a Viking Ship buried on the Island and this was the ship Prince Henry Sinclare and the Templar Treasure was on. Now that the island has washed away you can see a pile of rocks that we believe were used to bury the ship but are now gone. In the 1970s a Light House and buildings were on the island but all are now gone and so is the 20 foot high island. If this is a Viking Ship the ocean will destroy anything left on the island, we have to work together and fast on this historical find to get the info before it is gone. We just want to prove this is a Viking Ship, then hope the Goverment locates someone to check it out to see if anything is left.

1. We are still trying to get a small piece of wood from the streight object in the water to have it carbon dated. Our rented dive gear was not working for us to get a sample. We are looking for someone in the area that has their own dive gear and is willing to help us get the wood sample to carbon date. Email us for more info..

2. We did locate metal artifacts from the area that looks like a ship but the goverment says the artifacts are from the late 1800s and early 1900s...???

3. We did hope to locate some wood or coconut fibers on the surface to carbon date but there is to many dried plants on the island to do this in one day.

4. We had metal detectors with us but their is lots of red stones and red clay (with iron deposits) and plants that set off the detectors. Yet we still located metal objects.