Is there a French Connection?
I have mentioned in my book the apparent astronomical and geographical information derived from this Oak Island Geometry. Extremely accurate information related directly to Oak Island.
I had pursued this further and looked at “interpreting” some of the information that I had, in order to see if it would lead anywhere. I felt this was very “extreme”, even a little esoteric, but I had the actual Design Plan geometry for Oak Island tied down with very accurate results and I simply wanted to see if there was more!
Latitude and Longitude
This eventually led me to recognizing the latitude of Oak Island as being present, and also a latitude, a longitude, and a heading FROM Oak Island. These three items intersect in Southern France within very close proximity to each other. Whilst I had raised this issue in the book I was not overly keen to pursue such a direction in research mainly because of the inherent inaccuracies that could creep in, and a sense that I was moving into a very abstract or “gray” area of research!
Establishing a position fix from three pieces of information may seem fairly straightforward but when you consider that in times past that the navigators utilized geodesics (measurements of the earth) that have variation from today’s satellite accuracy, then I felt that this process was highly speculative.
I had found very accurate information in the geometry for the latitude of Oak Island, the use of the ecliptic angle being implied in that, but the longitude was something I was not sure about. I was hoping that I might find it in the geometry. I did, but with a twist!
FROM Oak Island!
A value that I found had given me a longitude distance FROM Oak Island, curiously not based on either London nor Paris as a Prime Meridian. These were both used in times past by navigators, along with a large number of other Prime Meridians. But this longitude did pass directly over a very small village in South Eastern France. A longitude distance, not related to a commonly used Meridian, but a clear measurement FROM Oak Island and TO that longitude.
As I mentioned briefly in the book, this small village of Quintillan is perched on top of a hill, with a small 12th century church dedicated to Mary Magdalene. Wikipedia records the “average height” as being 1080 feet above sea level. This value of 1080 is one of the key values produced in the geometry for Oak Island, a coincidence maybe?
“Quintillan” has an interesting meaning, QUIN – Old Celtic and Gaelic, Wise, Counsel and TILLAN – Old Germanic, to reach, to attain
Latitude wise this village is only 0.06 degrees from being exactly on the latitude easily derived from the geometry. And interestingly I also found this village to be only 0.03 degrees in deviation from a heading from Oak Island that I had computed as being present in the geometry.
Why would there be a connection?
Why would an implied connection with France be important? It was at odds with what I felt was a base measuring unit of English origin, with maybe a bit of Scottish flavor thrown in! I could not see a clear reason, or a purpose in the geometry providing a “place” some 3249 miles from Oak Island, in France! I did not have any historical links that I could associate this result with. France, Templars, England/Scotland, Freemasons. This is what most people will see at first, but there may be more to it?
As you will have seen in my book, when I had discovered the “key” that had unlocked the geometric construction for Oak Island it had produced very clear and very accurate results in positioning the shafts etc. on Oak Island. But was I pushing things too far by looking for other values to “interpret”?
Geodesics, Old and Modern
Comparing what I believe to be very old measurements with a modern tool such as Google earth was something I was very nervous about doing. How could I be confident that what was measured hundreds of years ago could be aligned to current information?
The modern understanding of the shape of the earth is that of an oblate spheroid, basically a flattened ball. The knowledge of this scientifically was only proven in the middle of the Eighteenth Century, prior to this a geodesic model of the earth was simply a sphere with all points on the surface equidistant from the center.
Google earth was the obvious place to start, to see if there was any substance in what I was researching. The values produced are a result of this, and in very close proximity to Quintillan. These values and positioning reflected a modern understanding of the earth’s shape and not the Designer’s perspective from hundreds of years ago. There had to be a margin of error!
How I found Quintillan
First I will start with the longitude positioning, and then the latitude. Finally I will show you the third element that connects them.
As you look at the above diagram you will see that I looked at the 293 feet distance value of Nolan’s Cross and “interpreted” it as a cryptic clue. The 293 as representing 293° FROM Oak Island, and so when travelling West for 293° you arrive at a longitude of 2.71° East of Greenwich. Sounds a bit crazy? Yes, but not since I had already experienced cryptic information at Oak Island that resulted in perfect design results. Be patient!
This line of longitude extends from Northern France and down through Spain into Africa. It actually travels exactly through Quintillan. I had to have other information to pin point it as a possible place of interest, information supplied only by Oak Island.
Next I needed the latitude to have at least one intersection. This was also supplied by a measurement from Nolan’s Cross. The 429 feet distance was representing the latitude of 42.9 degrees North.
This latitude travelled just past Quintillan by 0.06 degree, very close. I was happy with that difference. You will need to read my chapter on “Errors” to fully understand that decision! I fully believe it is acceptable.
Remember, at this point I am utilizing modern mapping data, not values and techniques from hundreds of years ago.
The Third Intersect
What I needed next was a third value to intersect these lines and provide a “fix” on the position. I found that this value provided a Heading from Oak Island and crossed into the same region of France.
If you look at the diagram concerning the 293° for the longitude position you will see a shaded sector. This sector is 67°, 360° – 293° = 67°. Simple enough.
I applied this value as a Heading from Oak Island and found that it passed within 0.9 miles of Quintillan after travelling a distance of 3,249 miles. That was very close in terms of past navigational techniques and accuracy but it could not be correct as the oblate spheroid shape of the earth was being employed!
I went online and found some calculators that could provide measurements using a SPHERE calculation. This is because I considered that the Designer of Oak Island’s geometry was before the knowledge of the earth’s actual shape. When you look at the next images you can see snapshots of those calculators results. The striking result was that when the Island and Quintillan coordinates were calculated as a sphere then the result was placed very close to Quintillan itself. Only about 650 feet away! Look at the initial bearing for both calculated results, 67°.
The geodesics I see as being used at Oak Island is different from contemporary data, the circumference of the earth used in the geometry is not the same as today’s 24,901 miles. This must also have an additional effect on the final intersection of a Heading, Latitude and Longitude. My skills in such things is still lacking, improving but I do not feel confident to produce such results. But I do see a strong indication that the geometry of Oak Island is based on a Sphere, and as such it pre-dates the discovery of the oblate spheroid shape of the earth. The increase in accuracy so far as proximity to Quintillan seemed to indicate this.
To summarise this I have,
- A longitude distance of 293° West from Oak Island arrives at a longitude of 2.712°E, Quintillan is on this longitude. (The complementary angle to this is 67° from Oak Island to Quintillan.)
- A heading of 67° from Oak Island crosses into France and through Quintillan.
- A latitude of 42.9 degrees is 0.06° from Quintillan.
- All of the values to achieve this are derived from the measurements of Nolan’s Cross, 429 feet and 293 feet.
- All of the above is simply from interpreting the measured distances as being a cryptic encoding of degrees.
- This is the result of measuring FROM Oak Island using those values and so is independent of any Meridian system used. Simply a geometric relationship.
- Strong indications that a geodesic base using a sphere is used, rather than the modern world model of an oblate spheroid.
- I have no historical links to connect Quintillan with Oak Island, no reason as to why there could be some sort of connection.
- The curious coincidence that the village has a height of 1080 feet above sea level, the value 1080 being very evident in the Design geometry of Oak Island.
If you have the skills then please share with everyone the results of using the circumference in my book!
All I can do is raise these questions and hope that readers of my book can take that information and analyze it with a better understanding and skill level than myself! Without any definite evidence it must remain an interesting speculation!
La Chapelle-Saint-Aubin, Fitou
I have mentioned in my book another location that sits exactly on the 67° heading from Oak Island, but its proximity to the given longitude and latitude is slightly wider from the mark, both very close in terms of being within one mile from the Chapel. A small historically registered “Chapelle” from the middle ages, not a village, but only a spiritual religious enclave/retreat.
This Chapel is exactly 13 miles from Quintillan. The major issue I have with this location is that it would imply directly that the Greenwich Meridian is being used. Yes, I simply interpreted 293 feet as being 2.93°. Again, it is an obscure place and I have no historic information on this Chapel at all. I will leave this with you to consider!
Overall, this little exercise is just speculation, interesting in its results, but still just speculation.
It is in direct contrast with the results that I had achieved in locating the positions of the money Pit, other shafts, dimensions and depths of the Oak Boxes and Cement chambers etc. I had exacting alignments.
I am certain that there is a lot more to discover in the Geometry of Oak Island! If you do not have a copy of my book then purchase a copy and fast track your own discovery of the geometry of Oak Island.
Check out another possible “French Connection” in this article Stone Triangle Location.