This website was updated on the 28th of October, 2016. If you are a journalist or mediarepresentive, please also read this page: For the press. Oak Island researcher and cryptographer Daniel Ronnstam have discovered and collected proof of an intact underground construction related to Oak Island, but located on mainland Lunenburg county, Nova Scotia. This discovery has been reported, dated and filed to the Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage department, English Heritage department and a handful of other places of interest. The discovery was the result of 5-year long cryptographic research project, where I partly worked with the Shakespeare Sonnets Quarto 1609. 

Grand Plan theory for the Oak Island and Shakespeare project

The below video is a narrated lecture I have produced, showing my Grand Plan Theory for the Oak Island and Shakespeare project. It explains my theory of how the Shakespeare and Oak Island projects were supposed to work together, in order to safeguard something for future generations to find. This theory is based on my discovery combined with publicly known information.

Advanced statistical analysis of alignment structures

This next video show advanced statistical analysis of alignment structures in the Shakespeare Sonnets and the First Folio, as an example of my work.

The construction I have discovered on the mainland is marked on the surface with a large boulder that contains a 10 inch “X”-mark cut into it’s side. This X-mark is cut by a sharp tool deep into the boulder, with only thin cut-lines visible on the surface. It seem to be surrounded by tool marks from flattening the surface to make space for the “X”. The below photo shows the “X”-mark after cleaning. I took this photograph during the summer of 2014.


Caution!! In order for me to post this information on my website, I feel obligated to explain why it is of no use for a malicious persons reading this information, to try to find and loot this historic site. All information is filed properly with the Nova Scotia province and they know where it is located. This site is protected under the Nova Scotia Special Places Protection Act. Also, a project trying to get down to the underground structures would be a massive undertaking using cranes and heavy machinery. This cannot be done without being heard and seen so it is of no use trying. The site is located in wilderness but not that far from human activity.

In March 2015, I conducted GPR scanning around the X marked boulder and have had the files analyzed by very skilled GPR analysis experts. Disturbances in subsurface features can be seen in the data. The experts say such disturbed structures should not be present in normal ground conditions.

In the summer of 2016, a professional GPR firm conducted a second, more extensive scan of the site. The result and report from this scan is still pending. The analysis is complicated due to a number of factors that has to do with GPR settings for best possible data collection. I also have instructions from the Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage to keep results confidential until a decision has been taken on how the province will react on a report showing interesting results. The 2016 scan was financed by Paul Lappin and Knut Skofteland. I’m very grateful for their contribution to this project.

A cryptographic map

I discovered the location of this underground construction after a 5 year long cryptographic research project, triggered by the discovery of a cryptographic opening mechanism I stumbled upon in 2011. I work with a verifiable cryptographic approach based on the scientific method. The cryptographic discovery I have made and the solution to it creating the geometric map, is verifiable with the method of exclusion. It is logically impossible for a large part of the decryption not to be correct.

I have worked with professional historic translator Paul Ferguson from the Jersey Islands, UK, and also with professor in mathematics Tomas Persson at the University of Lund, Sweden. They have both been a great help in my work decrypting the map.

In my initial discovery, I found an intended alignment structure in a document from around the year 1600. This cloaked geometry create two “pointer-lines” that cross each other in the far distance. The encrypted structures also hint that information continues in the publication the Shakespeare Sonnets Quarto 1609. This publication contain several different types of steganography ciphers and code that give instructions. The instructions describe how to decrypt an exceptionally advanced and unique binary system in the Sonnets, which in turn gives “reference-points” to be placed on the pointer-line geometry extracted from the document.

The above image shows the outline of how the geometric map is designed. The image does not show the correct pointer-line distance or the correct reference point positions or number of reference points. It is just an illustration. The Shakespeare Sonnets are meant to be used with the Oak Island construction, most likely in combination with documents placed in the “cement chamber” at the 153 feet level in the Money pit. These documents were likely encrypted and formed the other half of the map. The encrypted document I have discovered is possibly a backup copy of the cement chamber documents.

The reference points in the Sonnets are meant to represent drilled rocks on the surface of Oak Island, as instructed in the decrypted information. A specific set of drilled rocks (reference points) must be used, with the correct internal distance relations. I have pinpointed these drilled rocks with the help of old surveys and letters regarding Oak Island. I overlaid the geometric map on a digital map of the Mahone Bay area in order to find the location.

I believe the geometric map was constructed using wooden temporary towers with bone-fires on top, and triangulation to measure the distance from Oak Island and angle to True North. This was possible during early 17th century.

Examples from the Shakespeare Sonnets Quarto 1609

The examples here above are from the publication the Shakespeare Sonnets Quarto 1609. Directly on the dedication page this book says “WISHETH THE WELL-WISHING ADVENTURER IN SETTING FORTH”. This could of course mean to set forth in reading the book, but it could also mean that an adventurer should take the book on a journey, to the new world? This publication is encrypted with a very advanced binary system that is very exhausting to decrypt, or even understand how to decrypt. It took me several years to understand and decrypt it.

In sonnet 135 and 136 in the image above, you see one of the simpler examples of steganography cryptos in the Sonnet publication. A beautiful yet complicated alignment cryptogram, forming a geometric pattern that points to the second row in sonnet 135. The pattern is created by the word “Will” in Italic font. This is the only page in the publication were there are this many (10) words of the same sort in Italic font. The alignments extends from the last word in both Sonnet 135 and 136, which is an Italic “Will”, and then cross each other at line two in sonnet 135. This row spells “And Will to boot, and Will in over-plus”. This means “And Will in multitude, and Will in over-plus”. This is an instruction, telling one should bring many copies of the publication to Oak Island. It is possible to verify that a correct decryption has been made by decrypting several copies of the Shakespeare Sonnets were each decryption render the same result.


I am convinced this intact underground facility contains manuscripts of Shakespeare plays and also an unknown reason for the entire Oak Island project. Possibly artefacts of religious nature. The Shakespeare manuscripts are likely a “bait”, a reason for future people to go and look for this “treasure”. Oak Island is part of a large project that include the site I have discovered on the mainland together with Shakespeare publications. I’m convinced the First Folio of 1623 also contains a full or parts of a map, encrypted with methods similar but more advanced than the Sonnets. This was all created for future people to find. The full project is World Heritage and I encourage the province of Nova Scotia to respect it as such.

I announce the news of the Oak Island vault discovery here on my website as I need to be able to prove myself as first discoverer in the eyes of the public, and first discoverer of the full cryptographic system (though others have discovered small sections of it before me). If you are interested in following news on this progress, please download the text file below. It’s an encrypted file that includes details of my discovery and proof of time. I will send out the key file and instructions as soon as I’m able to. Thanks for your help:

 Encrypted proof of a major Oak Island related discovery.txt


A prediction: A box with encrypted documents

Based on the information in my cryptographic discovery, and inductive conclusions taken from it, I predict the existence of a box with enciphered/coded documents and/or publications on Oak Island. This box is located deep under the bottom of the swamp on Oak Island, and originates from late 16th, early 17th century. The box is most likely located at the Sephira entitled “Mercy” (Mercy-point in the Tree of life structure as discovered by Petter Amundsen). The depth of the box is probably under maximum tree root level (around 6 meters/20 feet). The documents/publications in the box most likely regards or mention Francis Bacon and/or Shakespeare, and/or the Rosicrucians, and/or early Freemasonry. Some or all of these documents/publications might be written with red ink (according to possible insinuative instructions in my main discovery). It is probable that this box is not the only item buried in the swamp by the designers of Oak Island, but it is the main reason for creating the artificial swamp.

 Prediction of a box with documents in the swamp – date verification 2nd of February 2014
 Decrypted info – EnCrypted – First Discoverer_Daniel Ronnstam – date verification 2nd of February 2014.txt

Above are three links to packages that include digitally signed and dated PDF files with information. The packages also include time stamps from, which delivers legal-grade proof of the time a PDF file was created (and that it is not modified after that date).

The first package describes my prediction of a box with documents in the swamp, which later will prove that I predicted the existence of that box before it was found. The second file is also deeply encrypted .txt file and give the information I have extracted from the cipher/code forming the geometric map. I encourage anyone with interest to download these packages and save them. In case my discovery is discovered by someone else independently, or that information leaks to the public before I have had time to publish, I will release the key-files and the method of how to decrypt those files either to the public or to a closed group of people. This will prove that I was the first to discover this information.

The box in the swamp could be similar to the box once placed at the 153 foot level in the Money pit. The Money pit and the swamp are two testing facilities both testing for attributes in order to distinguish the “worthy” from the “unworthy”.

Daniel Ronnstam
Amateur historic cryptographer

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