Oak Island Decoding
Oak Island Stars Diagram
This is an exciting part. We're going to construct a diagram per his instructions. He gives you half the framework from the VV with a line over it. Keep in mind that the VV and two slashes on the second V mean the numbers 1 & 2, meaning to double the numbers, and VV is also a mirror image of itself. So here’s what the VV with a line over it looks like.
Now he wants you to fill in the bottom with the mirror image. What he wants you to see is not two Xs on the below graphic on the left but two opposing equilateral triangles in blue and red on the right and uses this as the framework for his diagram. It's an illusion of sorts.
This is how the S or Ss for the possible word SWORD or SSWORD fit into the picture:
OK, now let's look at the first two symbols groups on Line 1.
Stone image enhanced for better clarity from Biblioteca Pleyades.
There’s no smoke and mirrors; you just have to follow along closely to get it. On Line 1 after the VV, he’s saying the Great Circle, which has two smaller circles on each side (reverse percent symbol); therefore, he’s telling you he wants three circles. The next symbol ∅ for R (which is also an antiquate symbol for a diameter) reinforces that he’s using the Great Circle, and the triangle in the group is reiterating the use of triangles. The arrow can mean it's pointing to something or is a symbol for a spear, as was one meaning for the antiquated word ORD. He comes in strong on the second symbol group with opposing triangles on each side of the : :, which I deciphered to mean "IN." Therefore, he wants you to put the opposing triangles inside each other as shown above.
What I'm going to do is draw two smaller opposing triangles inside each other having inscribed circles inside them and then two larger circles superimposed on top of the smaller triangles, add a circle around the center, and then expand the triangles out to make a perfect square without moving the central circle. I’m going to give you a few previews so don’t get lost as you follow along. Below, the graphic on the left is just the basic structure of a circle in one triangle, and the one on the right gives you the point of reference from the Money Pit to the intersection of the sword/cross with a large and smaller circle on one triangle. In reality, there’ll be two circles in each of the opposing triangles, but we’ll get to that. Although the graphic says cross, it’s a sword/cross now. You have to understand the concept of these triangles to understand another two sets of opposing-equilateral triangles that I'll draw in the Treasure Diagram page to find the location of a purported treasure. Reportedly, the closest arm of the sword/cross is 38° off from the Money Pit, so the arm doesn't actually line up as pictured, but that changes nothing in this decoding.
To put dimensions on this diagram, we have to draw our attention back to the dimensions of the sword/cross (Nolan's Cross) shown below; the measurements in feet were taken by the owner of the property, Fred Nolan. Reportedly, the two arms of the cross are 360 feet away from the central sandstone boulder. The long-axial length of the sword/cross measures 145 feet from top granite boulder to central sandstone boulder, 429 feet to the next boulder, and 293 feet to the bottom boulder for a total axial length of 867 feet. Immediately, I thought these odd numbers and wondered if after hundreds of years the boulders may have shifted, questioned the consistency of the measurements and mulled over if these deviations were intentional to take you off track. I remember my Calculus 2 teacher mentioning after our final test that the questions on the test had minor front-end complications that made it hard to answer them quickly, but later I saw more significance to these deviations that will be explained in the up and coming Treasure Diagram. On the sword/cross graphic below, my adjusted numbers are on the top of the long-axial length of the sword/cross and the actual measured lengths taken by Fred Nolan are underneath.
Intuitively, I knew there was a reason for the odd dimensions of the sword/cross, so I used more sacred-friendly numbers in my calculations for the up and coming geometrical diagrams and as shown above adjusted the long-axial length of the sword/cross. My numbers used for the geometrical diagram for the sword/cross are: arms 360 feet each, top boulder to intersection of the sword/cross 144 feet instead of 145, and bottom of the cross from the arms of the sword/cross 430 instead of 429, and 290 instead of 293 to the last boulder. If we add them together 144 + 430 + 290 = 864, giving you a total length of 864 feet, instead of 867 feet. As we will see any numbers in this code can be ±1.
For this diagram, he wants you to double the 720 feet (430 + 290 = 720 and by adding the hilt/arms of the sword/cross of 360 + 360 = 720) for 1440 feet; the clues for doing this come from the top portion of 144 feet and the two slashes on the second V of the VV meaning 1 & 2. Therefore, the sides of the equilateral triangles are 1440 feet with a height of 1247.077 feet.
I’m going to get a little intense with the trigonometry, so you can skip my math proof and go directly below to see the resulting graphics, but here’s my proof, and I more than welcome you to follow along while consulting this Equilateral Triangle Calculator to check my work. Now we’re going to find the three circles that he wants us to find, but we have to find five first and then reduce them to three. The equation for the radius of the inscribed circles inside the triangles is the usual r = √3/6a with a = 1440 feet (for the sides). Therefore, the smaller circles inside the equilateral triangles have a radius of 415.69 feet and a diameter of 831.38 feet. Next, he wants you to draw two larger circles with a diameter of 887 feet, which is from 1247.077 - 360 = 887.077 and has a radius 443.54. I realized that I was on the right track when I added 887.077 + 831.38 = 1718.457/2 (divided by 2) = 859.229 feet, which is the diameter of the central blue circle in the illustration with a radius of 429.615 feet; and rounding this off, gives you a radius of 430 feet or a circle diameter of 430 * 2 = 860 feet in the center; here's another way to think of this 720 - 290 = 430 * 2 = 860 feet. In fact, this is confirmed when I expand the height of the two opposing equilateral triangles below from 1247.077 to a height of 1440 feet or 580 (290 * 2) + 860 (430 * 2) = 1440. The 887 feet comes into play to point out the number 56 from 887 - 831 = 56 and 144 - 56 = 88. Although there is a second set of larger equilateral triangles, at the point he simply thinks of the larger circles as merely hanging out of the smaller set of opposing triangles by 56 feet on each end. As pointed out from the ∅ symbol, meaning diameter, he's focused on diameters and radiuses that we'll see in the constructing a Planetary Diagram, and the number 56 is a key to calculate his apparent diameters of all the inner planet. From the clues that are used to construct the Planetary Diagram, it appears that he's indicating that the boulder at the top of the sword/cross is the planet Mercury, so the 88 could signify the 88-earth day orbit of Mercury around the Sun. The image gets kind of messy if you put it all together, but he wants you to reduce it to three circles. The top graphic exhibits the four triangles with the inscribed circles inside them without the central circle, although he's disregards the red triangles that will come into play later, and the arrows on the right indicate the expansion of the top and bottom of the graphic. The bottom graphic shows the central circle and the larger circles hanging out of the smaller opposing triangles.
I thought, "Hold on there, why three circles?" Well, let’s find out. As always, you can skip the proof and go study the illustrations below the following paragraphs.
The 1247-foot height breaks up the diagram into 3-415.69 foot sections (1247.077/3 = 415.69). As you will see later, the last symbol group of Line 2 translates into the numbers 415-416 in the Stone's Numbers page. I’ll pull out a few dimensions. The vesica piscis between the two smaller circles is 831.38 + 831.38 = 1662.76 - 1247.077 = 415.683 feet or 360 + 56 = 416. The larger circles hang outside the two smaller triangles by 56 feet on each side for a total of 112 feet, and the linear dimension of the two larger circles inside the smaller triangles is 887 + 887 = 1774 - 112 (56 * 2) = 1662 feet.
Now he wants you to expand the height of the triangles out to 1440 feet to make a perfect square or if in 3-D a perfect cube. Interestingly enough, the sides of a 1440-foot height equilateral triangle are 1662.77 feet. This expansion entails sliding the triangles apart by 96.5 feet on both ends for a total of 193 feet (1247 + 193 = 1440). Now the new 1440-foot height triangles divides this geometric diagram into 3-480 foot increments instead of 3-415.69 increments. The smaller circles’ vesica piscis decreases from 415.69 to 222.69 feet or 415.69 - 193 = 222.69.
However, I don't think he wants you to lose the thought that if you pushed one triangle up or down, you'd see something like this, but doing this doesn't help to find the purported location of a treasure.
Below are depictions of the geometrical diagrams after expansion exhibiting only the smaller circles with and without the framework for the 1440-height triangles and the center circle that never moved. Remember, I simply slid the opposing triangles apart.
After I figured it out, I realized I should of used one big circle and one small circle–Dah–forehead slap. That’s why he went to all the trouble to find three circles of different dimensions. The code writer is far from done yet. OK, the below illustration looks much better (not to scale).
Congratulations, you made it! It appears to be a binary star system, but which one? Even though I deciphered all the words in the Stone's Message page, numbers are his universal language, and he has much to say in the language of numbers. If the vestige of clues left were easy to understand, someone would of decoded this mystery a long time ago. This educated code writer appears to have prowess in languages, mathematics, cartography, and seamanship.
I assure you that the Treasure Diagram on the next page won't be as difficult to understand and has some really cool features about it. On the page after that, we'll see if we can find the clues to tell us if the Algol Star System is the one found in the Stars Diagram. If you like this site, click on one of my advertisements to purchase something from Amazon through my advertising portal to keep this site up and running.
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