Oak Island and Castle de Rochefoucald connection
It is said that after the French King Phillip captured the Templar leader in 1307 that the Templars fled France taking their treasure with them in eighteen boats to Scotland from the French port of La Rochelle. In Scotland they hid the treasure at Roslyn in the vaults of a large chapel which was decorated with strange motifs such as the Tree of Life and the Green Man and many more from the times of the Egyptians and Christ, and the Cathars of the Languedoc, who worshipped a dualistic God, and from where the St Clair family came, although more recently denying they were Templars. From Roslyn the treasure was taken to Nova Scotia (New Scotland) by secret sea routes known by the St Clair nobles from the Vikings who were the first to discover America and Canada way before Columbus and Cabot. There the Templars concealed their identity by calling themselves Acadians after the Ark of the Covenant on whose contents (said to include the Ten Commandments) they had built their dualism beliefs. It is likely they hid the treasure and Oak Island would have provide a good isolated spot easy to guard. The castle at Rochefoucauld which is still lived in today by the current Rochefoucauld heirs has similar markings to those found at Roslyn and is an hour's drive by car from the port at La Rochelle. Despite the current heirs denial that the castle was owned by Templars it would seem quite possible that having had large vaults under the castle built from rock (roche) that there was a Templar hoard there which due to its proximity to the coast could be easily moved in time of trouble.