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Paul Wroclawski Has Passed Away

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:17 am
by DJ King
Did you know Paul Wroclawski, also known as n4N and Sasha Iman, passed away on June 15th, 2014; see this link
A very great shock. I see he was only 48 years of age. Paul was without a doubt the most dedicated researcher into all things Oak Island, who refused to rely on secondary sources, and always went back to the original documents. In doing so, he shattered many cherished Oak Island myths, such as:
1. The date of discovery of the Money Pit was 1795. Paul showed the true discovery date was almost certainly in the 1780s.
2. The Pit was discovered by three boys out on a lark. Paul showed that the discoverers were adult men, and two of them were already settled on Oak Island at the time of the discovery.
3. Oak Island was uninhabited at the time of the MP discovery. Paul showed Oak Island was first granted to two New York Fish Agents in the 1750s, was surveyed in the 1760s, and settlement began soon after the intial survey, probably late 1760s and certainly no later than the 1770s.

He also made numerous discoveries of previously unknown early records of Oak Island including:
(a) The Brown Report of about 1867, which concluded that the Money Pit was a natural sinkhole.
(b) The work diaries of the Oak Island Association which excavated the Pit in the early to mid 1860s.
(c) Numerous newspaper reports on Oak Island from the 1850s - 1870s timeframe.

Now that Paul is deceased, I feel I can reveal he confided in me a few months ago that he had obtained permission from the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia to research their records and archives of early freemasons in Nova Scotia, to amplify the work I and others had already done on the masonic links to the Money Pit. When I last heard from him a few weeks ago, it sounded as if he had not got very far with this latest research initiative. A great pity as I was looking forward to him finding out a lot about the masonic career of Jotham McCully and others.
Condolences to Paul's partner, children, and wider family.
Dennis King.

Re: Paul Wroclawski Has Passed Away

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:50 pm
by badinfluence63
Sad news. Shocking even.Paul was 110% all about Oak Island. He enthusiastically shared his knowledge as well was a regular participator in all of the regaling we enthusiast organized year after year. His passing is yet another sad footnote in the Oak Island legacy. With all things Oak Island Paul will be remembered and sorely missed by those who knew him.Rest in peace Paul, your memory will be indelible when Oak Island comes up in day to day conversations.

Re: Paul Wroclawski Has Passed Away

PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:51 am
by opus

I too am shocked by Paul's passing. I had limited discussions with him online and enjoyed the myth-busting Dennis referred to. May he rest in peace.


Re: Paul Wroclawski Has Passed Away

PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:55 pm
by Merlin
Very sad.

Re: Paul Wroclawski Has Passed Away

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:11 am
by JodyLane3
Sad to hear of this. Though he and I at times engaged in written sparring over matters relating to Oak Island, I did respect him.

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