2017 Update


This website was updated on the 26th of December, 2017. I, Daniel Ronnstam (Oak Island researcher and cryptographer) has discovered an interesting location in mainland Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, as the result of a 5-year long cryptographic research project. To find the location, I worked with steganography structures in Shakespeare Sonnets Quarto 1609 and two other historical works. Between 2015 and 2017, GPR geophysical data have been collected at the site, analyzed by five geophysicists with two conducting surveys at the site. Data collected shows strong indications a 3.5 feet wide, 5 feet long and around 22 feet deep backfilled vertical shaft exists at the site, hidden in moving water under large rocks. This alleged shaft contains heavy reflecting objects. 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 2016 and 2017 scan was financed by Paul Lappin and Knut Skofteland. I’m very grateful for their contribution to my quest. I am currently working on pre-production of a deep metal detection survey in 2018, and if that goes well, an excavation in 2018 or 2019.

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 site I have discovered on the mainland is located just beside a large boulder that contains a very eroded 10 inch “X”-mark seemingly cut into its side, and possibly a circular feature beside it. This X-mark seem to be cut by a sharp tool deep into the boulder, with only thin cut-lines visible on the surface. It seems to be surrounded by tool marks from flattening the surface to make space for the “X”. The below photo shows this possible “XO”-mark after cleaning. I took this photograph during the summer of 2014.

All information is filed with the Nova Scotia province so they know where the site is located. 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. The site is located not too far from human activity.

A cryptographic map

I discovered the location of this site 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.

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 formed 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 contains several different types of steganography ciphers that give instructions. The instructions describe how to decrypt an exceptionally advanced and likely 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. I firmly claim the Shakespeare Sonnets are meant to be used with the Oak Island construction, together with at least the two other historical works I have worked with.

I claim the reference points in the Sonnets are meant to represent drilled rocks on the surface of Oak Island, as this seems to be 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 bonfires on top, and triangulation to measure the distance from Oak Island and angle to True North. This was possible during the early 17th century.

Examples from the Shakespeare Sonnets Quarto 1609

The example above is 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. This publication is encrypted with a very advanced binary system that is very exhausting 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 where there are this many (10) words of the same sort in Italic font. The alignments extend 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 boote, and Will in over-plus”. This means “And Will in multitude, and Will in over-plus”. This can be read as an instruction, proclaiming one should bring many copies of the publication to Oak Island. It is possible to verify that a correct decryption has been made by inductive reasoning decrypting several copies of the Shakespeare Sonnets. When each decryption of the copies renders the same result, the chance increases the decryption is correct. This verification method is possible to use as the binary system is built using tiny details in the print, added manually at specific places with nonlinear intervals.


I claim Oak Island is part of a large project that include the site I have discovered on the mainland together with some of the Shakespeare publications. It is possible the First Folio of 1623 also contains a full or parts of a map, encrypted with methods similar or more advanced than the Sonnets.


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 in the Sephira entitled “Mercy” (Mercy-point in the Tree of life structure first claimed by Petter Amundsen). The depth of the box is probably under maximum tree root level. The documents/publications in the box most likely regard or mentions 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). 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 could be two testing facilities both testing for attributes in order to distinguish the “worthy” from the “unworthy”.

 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 Universign.eu, 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 gives the information I have extracted from the steganography forming the geometric map. I encourage anyone with interest to download these packages and save them.

Daniel Ronnstam
Amateur historic cryptographer

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