Treasure Blaspheme or Boustrophedon Treasure? Curse of Oak Island #GoXplrr Hutton Pulitzer

You know when something becomes a POP CULTURE phenomenon when people get into heated debates over the topic and people begin to have a full-on-vested-interest in the outcome of something or the way something is portrayed.

For me personally, I have ben sitting at my Mac for 6 hours straight trying to answer emails, message and social media questions regarding the “90 Foot Stone of Oak Island” {90 foot stone referring to the stone found at the 90 foot depth level of the Oak Island Money Pit}.

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 This is the story and segment that created the stir (just a clip not the whole bit, visit History.com for that)

What is amazing me is just how “personal” people are taking the goings on with The Curse of Oak Island. The overwhelming majority feels as though Rick, Marty and Craig is their personal friend and they are rooting for them to win; and then there are a handful of others saying things like “grave robbers”, “looters” “fake and scripted TV”. Now there is no way to convince any serious and convicted “doubting Thomas” if they are intent on “ill words” and “falsehoods” or just “stirring the pot” BUT, one can comment on the real facts.

First and foremost, one is impressed when they stand back and look at the admirable measured patience with which Rick and Marty Lagina and Craig Tester display in getting to the bottom of this world gripping and current HOT ON TV mystery! As displayed in past Oak Island efforts, they are NOT ripping apart the island, but methodically searching for real clues, and real answers so they might become “convinced to dig” and uncover once-and-for-all the answer waiting below. The ONLY one sure thing about Oak Island is how thorough and professional it is being managed and handled by the Laginas.

Now for the “controversial soup de jour” – the “90 Foot Stone”, here are the facts:

  1. The stone is real and was cross confirmed by more individual eyewitness accounts than any other single artifact ever found on Oak Island, and;
  2. There were countless rubbings, drawings and recordation’s of this infamous stone made in the 1800’s and recorded with local archives and newspapers of the day.

But here are some facts even more important than the two above:

  • There is MORE THAN ONE STONE
  • There is more than one stone with the same language
  • There are numerous locations around the Island, and;
  • The stone is 100% – yes 100% matched to an ancient language that was:
    • Thought to be extinct at one time, and;
    • Totally unknown and related to Canada, Nova Scotia of any North American languages

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Now for the complication:

  • The ancient language is boustrophedon in nature and orientation. This simply means – it is not read left to right as we currently do AND the discovery and original orientation MEAN EVERYTHING!

Wikipedia says this about boustrophedon writing (the links have been left connected and live):

Boustrophedon (/ˌbaʊstrɵˈfiːdən/ or /ˌbuːstroʊˈfiːdən/; from Greek βουστροφηδόν, boustrophēdon “ox-turning” from βοῦς, bous, “ox” and στροφή, strophē, “turn”; that is, turning like oxen in ploughing) is a kind of bi-directional text, mostly seen in ancient manuscripts and other inscriptions. Every other line of writing is flipped or reversed, with reversed letters. Rather than going left-to-right as in modern English, or right-to-left as in Arabic and Hebrew, alternate lines in boustrophedon must be read in opposite directions. Also, the individual characters are reversed, or mirrored.

The name “boustrophedon” is taken from the Greek language. Its etymology is from βούς, bous, “ox” + στρέφειν, strephein, “to turn” (cf. strophe), because the hand of the writer goes back and forth like an ox drawing a plough across a field and turning at the end of each row to return in the opposite direction (i.e., “as the ox ploughs”). It was a common way of writing in stone in Ancient Greece.

Many ancient scripts, such as Safaitic and Sabaean, were frequently or typically written boustrophedonically, but in Greek it is found most commonly in archaic inscriptions, becoming less and less popular throughout the Hellenistic period.

By analogy, the term may be used in other areas to describe this kind of alternation of motion or writing. For example, it is occasionally used to describe the print head motion of certain dot matrix computer printers. In that case, while the print head moves in opposite directions on alternate lines, the printed text is usually not in boustrophedon format.

The Egyptian language, represented with hieroglyph texts and wall reliefs, is the major hieroglyphic language from antiquity; the only other language that also had a hieroglyph version, was the Luwian language and its hieroglyphic Luwian, read boustrophedon; (most of the language was in cuneiform). Other languages that appear to have hieroglyphs are explained as glyphs that make up a language with “script characters” or sets, (with some characters that are virtually identical to varieties of hieroglyphs).

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The FURTHER COMPLICATION:

It is bad enough we have to “plow” through the decoding (pun intended) but with the original orientation unknown the decoding is about 39 to the 18th power of possible “decoding”, thus we have solicited help from the three best Universities in the world for solving this, so we make sure we present the one and only true decoding of the Oak Island 90 foot stone.

Alas, there is more much more to come and with last night’s episode airing, the local politicians were back on the local news. Watch for this to heat up.

As one fan and one “hater” online asked me in messages this morning: “Why are you against the government getting involved?” My answer?

“The Lagina’s as impeccable pros with incredible standards, ethics and solid practices. They want the history solved, the mystery solved and the World to know the truth.” I continued, “History shows, when local, state and federal governments gets involved and what is found is history changing, then – in almost every single instance the results are hidden way – if not forever, for half a century or more! Just look at the Dead Sea Scrolls”.

“Yes this is history shattering and mind bending, and when politics, traditions, entitlements, current thinking, degrees and history books collide with what is found, most of – if not all- of the findings end up in the proverbial “crate in the warehouse” just like in Indiana Jones!”

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As for me, my mind wants to EXPLODE with all that we know and can’t share yet. But, I for one DO NOT WANT my history – the World’s History locked away and never see the light of day! WHAT SAY YOU?

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