Nolan Cross

I’ve had good news… My Templar contact and I were interviewed by The Curse of Oak Island this last June. The segment will air on Tuesday night December 18 2018.

It was a four-hour discussion via Skype with the War Room. Quite an experience and very intensive. I found the Oak Island team to be very gracious and interesting folks to speak with…

Our goal was to share what we hoped would be relevant information that may help the team further their hunt for historical connections & perhaps narrow down the original location of the Money Pit.

The Comte’s theory on the Nolan Cross has not been publically released yet and is only available exclusively through the documentary The Curse of Oak Island.  Since John Temple’s theory was first developed this last summer, more discoveries have been made with connections to Caldbeck in Cumbria.  It will be the basis for a book…

John Temple & Gretchen Cornwall
John Temple & Gretchen Cornwall of Secret Britain. Exploring and investigating Templar mysteries and locations.

John Temple and I have been on the edge of our seats as each new find is revealed and shared with all those who care about the dig! Wishing all those on the Island good hunting!

The website has been updated and if you wish to follow or have been following, a free chapter on Bernard de Clairvaux, has been added in the sign-up process.  A link will be sent to your email address that you can copy and paste into a new window in order to download the free chapter from the Revised Edition of The Secret Dossier of a Knight Templar of the Sangreal.

I’d also like to announce that in the next two weeks tops, all the content from the Revised Edition of the Secret Dossier of a Knight Templar of the Sangreal, will be available in a booklet, titled, the Stars of the Magdalene which is an expanded chapter in the book.  Included in the book is the Introduction which entails the content of the book, a Forward by the Comte de Mattinata de Medici, Table of Contents and all the new photos in the newly expanded chapter.

The Stars of the Magdalene
Extended Chapter from The Revised Edition of the Secret Dossier of a Knight Templar of the Sangreal

Thank you for following our blog, may you be blessed and happy all your days!

Gretchen Cornwall


5 thoughts on “Nolan Cross

  1. West Cumbria, England co mining shafts same historical methodology as used in Oak island, Nova Scotia. Bees and Templar connection

  2. Hi Gretchen!
    I saw your appearance on The Curse of Oak Island on Tuesday.
    And you guessed it I too have a theory about Nolan’s cross … Not nearly as exciting as your theory though, I have to admit.
    What stands out to me about Nolan’s cross is it’s unorthodox proportions. The classic Christian cross has the cross-beam at 2/3 of the height, and each side of the cross beam is as long as the top beam of the cross. The lead Cross the Oak Island team found for example has those proportions (give or take). I have a hard time to believe the Templars would have created a cross that has unorthodox proportions – even if they intended it to be a road map to find a treasure.
    Then I realized that given 3 boulders in a random location you can always create a perfect cross by placing a fourth boulder in just the right location. I feel that that’s how the cross made from the inner 4 boulders was created. Three of the boulders were already in place (Oak Island is glacial till so boulders should be present naturally).
    Then the cross builders realized that the proportions were wrong and added a fifth boulder at the base of the cross. Now the bottom beam of the cross is twice as long as each side of the cross beam – matching the classic proportions. But the top beam of the cross is still too short. I am wondering if the cross builders might have tried to fix that as well by placing a sixth boulder extending the top of the cross to 360 feet.
    The other thing I am wondering about is this: To be able to either build the cross or see the cross the island would have to be free of trees. Was there a time in the past where there were no trees on Oak Island? That might give us a hint as to when Nolan’s cross was built.

    1. Hello Hans, you’ve raised many issues… I do think that the cross was created prior to the creation of the swamp. It had been two small islands prior to the mid 1650’s approximately when it is thought that a Spanish ship had been driven between the two islands and then two dams were built to ‘bury’ it. If you notice on a map of Oak Island there are two stones in the west whose purpose is to form a ‘straight edge’ over the original canal between the two islands. The straight edge gave the surveyor the ability to correctly find the third conical stone that had been carved on the opposite shoreline. All of the boulders are carved, they are not natural and were placed.
      The proportions of the cross are not to scale on purpose or anyone would be able to ‘decode’ it. Also, across such a vast landscape, most people would not even notice them at all or relate them to each other. It took Fred Nolan to figure out the placement of the carved stones.
      The coconut fibers found on the island which were carbon dated to 1200 AD were said to have come from the now lost Money Pit. According to McGinnis, every ten feet were a layer of oak covered in coconut fibers for water proofing. The fibers are from the Holy Land and fit with the Templar time period. They had one of the best fleets in Europe and the ability to have sailed to Oak Island in the footsteps of Viking ancestors.
      Thank you for commenting, it’s important to air ideas and kick them around!

  3. I have been thinking about the terrain of early Oak Island for quite a while. The boys mention it often, but it would be interesting to have more info. along those lines. I read the same Readers’ Digest article the boys did, and was enthralled as well. As an aside, Annie Proulx has written an interesting account of early America, especially Nova Scotia.

    1. I remember seeing the Reader’s Digest article as well… Thanks for the tip on Annie Proulx – The weather and the terrain are certainly challenging. Thanks Smitty!

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