5 Biggest Myths In Canadian History
Truth be told.
Many people are eager to know about ancient relics and unusual myths that circulate around spectacular discoveries. How did these artifacts surface? Who narrated these myths?
For your information, Canada has quite a few of strange discoveries along with questionable tales. To kill your curiosity and learn something new here is a list of incredible things found on Canadian soil.
1. Oak Island Money Pit Treasure // The Lost Treasure Of Nova Scotia.
The mysterious Money Pit treasure is located on an island off the coast of Nova Scotia. The valuable object has yet to be recovered because it is buried 200 feet deep, is guarded by booby traps and underground channels to an ocean beach, over 500 feet away. The most sought-after concept suspects a regular visitor ( rumored to be a pirate) of the Oak Island named Captain Kidd to have locked up this treasure.
Since 1795, 6 Money Pit Treasure Hunters have lost their lives seeking it. Efforts have been unsuccessful and Millions of dollars have been thrown away to discover this treasure. Many obstacles have come along the way such as coconut shell fibers,(used by pirates to protect valuables) wooden platforms, water and debris! However, they have found one precious relic - a stone tablet with bizarre inscription.
2. Klondike Gold// Yukon Territories.
In 1896,a few kilometers east of the present town of Dawson there was a chunk of gold discovered by four people in the cracks amongst the rocks and stones in the Klondike River.
The mystery remains unresolved to this day. Who discovered this rich deposit of gold? Their discovery initiated a gold rush era, during which people from all over the world fished for gold. So was it an American miner, a First Nations man from the Yukon, his sister, who was married to the American, or his nephew who discovered this treasure? This breakthrough is considered one of the most dramatic incidents within Canadian History.
3. Ogopogo // The Lake Monster in British Columbia.
Ogopogo is a cryptid similar to the Loch Ness monster.The spectacle of a secretive monster to be found in Okanagan lake has been going on since the 19th century. The first theory was announced in 1872, by a woman who reported a creature swimming in the lake during a storm.
Witnesses have described the monster as a dark green, snake-like creature that has a goat-like, bearded head, humps on its body and ranges in length from about five to 20 metres. Several sightings of the lake monster have been reported throughout history.
Aboriginals referred to it as N'ha-a-itk, or lake demon. A tale tells that the Lord disciplined the monster by transforming him into a sea serpent because he was a murderer demented by demons.
4. Viking Outpost // Baffle Island, Newfoundland.
Artifacts suggest that Native Americans could have been familiar with Vikings and potentially worked together in a transatlantic trade.
In 1960's two Norwegian researchers located the Viking base camp at L'Anse aux Meadows, stumbled upon an archaic Viking outpost during a search for a prehistoric structure on Baffin island. This was the first verified Viking outpost in North America.
The artifacts discovered were manufactured sometime between between 989 and 1020. Items included whetstones, bronze relics, ship repair materials and Viking yarn. These articles are known to be fabricated by Vikings, which is also fact which re-establishes their presence on the island. Vikings had a reputation to set sail for the New World, therefore archeologists suggest their travels to the Canadian arctic for riches as well.
Photo cred - Ancient Origins
5. Haida Site // Juan Perez Sound, British Columbia.
A team of researchers on human inhabitation discovered a site dating back 13,800 years, that is now underwater in the Juan Perez Sound off British Columbia in Canada.
The submerged area was examined and determined to be dry land at one point in time. A fishing weir and a stone channel structure were also found that were in all likelihood employed as fishing tools. Large stones were positioned in a line at a specific angle to the stream, that is a method used to fish by many cultures.
What will Canada hunt for and discover next? Perhaps one day I will dig up some ancient royal jewelry ?