Oak Island has been called "the scene of the world?s longest-running treasure hunt" and is a popular tourist destination. One of over 350 islands in Mahone Bay in Nova Scotia, Oak Island began attracting global attention in the late 18th century.
In 1795, a circular depression in the ground prompted a teenager and his friends to begin digging in the area. Layers of logs were discovered, along with what one group claimed to be a flagstone etched with symbols indicating that ?2 million were buried in the pit, possibly by Captain Kidd or Blackbeard. For over 200 years, treasure seekers have traveled to Oak Island's "money pit."
Today, Oak Island is privately owned. Tourists can visit the island only on a guided tour.