2010 has been an interesting year, but little new material has been added to the site due to other commitments. However, several very interesting pieces of Oak Island material have been added to that very popular section. The first involves the history of the famous "inscribed stone" and its origins. In it, we show that the inscription published in all modern books is a fake based on a story written by one Reverend A.T. Kempton in the 1930s.
The second appendix, uncovered and presented here through the efforts of Paul Wroclawski and Dennis King, is devastating to the traditional history of the Money Pit. It's a transcription of an 1867 engineering/boring report showing that the famous results of the 1850s borings that included "wood chips" and "metal in pieces" were either totally speculative or misreported. This report also shows that Syndicate operators even in this era were aware that untouched ground lay below their excavtions at the 140 foot level. This information was subsequently suppressed or ignored in order to persuade later investors to keep throwing money into a dry hole. Primarily however, it shows how blind belief and wishful thinking can cause people to ignore evidence.
As always, we will attempt to present new evidence as it's brought to light. We are always looking for new research topics, so please contact us with any ideas.
Remember: the objective of Critical Enquiry is reasoned, impartial research into topics of interest and controversy. If you have a favorite subject you'd like to see us investigate, visit the Contact Page and send in your suggestion. And if you've written (or are considering) material you'd like to see on the site, let us know.