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Old 01-13-2014, 09:47 PM   #57
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You can watch this at history.com btw. For those without cable.

I know dick about most things involved in this. I know the lore and all, but I do not know dick about excavation and the like. My question is, why can't they get several large pumps and pump out the well. Now I realize it will continue to fill with water, but it seems like it would be easier to watch where the water in the bay is going. It would have to create some kind of small current I would imagine. If they think they find some sort of anomaly, then dump some dye near that and see if it comes up the pipe.

Last, my understanding about the lore and the theories and such, is that there are several shafts that will allow water into the pit.

Side note: Does anybody think the pit was built as a fools trap to punish the greedy? Sort of a sadistic puzzle to show how greed/obsession can be dangerous. If this is built by religious zealots after all...
It's thought to be, and most likely, a single shaft dug towards the bay. There were said to have been five box drains, or evidence of, beneath the man-made beach. These five drains would converge, likely at a common point, with the shaft.

There is the anomaly though, that when they pumped the red dye out through the shaft, it appeared on the man-made beach, and along an adjacent shoreline. So there is a possibility of a second shaft, or another set of box drains connected to the main shaft.

Hell, there could be a natural fault line in the bedrock that spans the area and the sea water rises through it rather than through any shaft at all. Our at least that could explain the dye along the second shoreline.

I read about this treasure hunt about 9 years ago in a copy of Rolling Stone magazine. Some of the info they have was a bit more elaborate, especially the man-made beach.
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