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: For anyone's taking, a king's ransom. But no one has been able to take it from Oak Island -- WHY? The Money Pit on Oak Island might very well have been the source of inspiration for Edgar Allen Poe's famous mystery, The Gold Bug. Yet treasure hunters the world over have known about the gold buried on Oak Island for almost 200 years and have been frustrated in their attempts to recover it because it is protected by the tidal movement of the ocean around the island. Since 1795, countless adventurers and many well-financed syndicates have tried to wrest the gold from its hiding place. Some treasure hunters claim it is Captain Kidd's cache of Spanish gold and silver, other maintain just as stoutly that British gold is buried in the pit -- gold intended for use by Sir Henry Clinton to wage war against the colonies. . . . To the seekers of gold, it makes no difference who put it there -- if it is there -- and all of them are sure it is -- it is estimated to be worth $10,000,000 -- a king's ransom by any standard.