Cerris ~ Here we go again ~ same old silly games.
Anyway in answer to your series of questions ~
1) Are you claiming that Mr Wilkins drew his two 'Mar Del' maps based on the island (you put it's picture on pwillies web site) located off the coast of Cornwall? if so what PROOF have you of that statement please?
Yes ~ why not allow people to make up their own minds. As far as proof is concerned ~ I have as much proof as you have??? I explain why I believe St. Georges Island is the inspiration and basis of Wilkins creations on this page of my web site http://www.captainkidd.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/SKELETON1.htm
2) Is this island depicted not in fact a different one that (according to your Email) YOU planned to investigate said to have pirate tunnels please?
Yes ~ phew! ~ I thought you would never get it!
3) Do you remember - you sent me the SAME ISLAND PICTURE to discribe this new 'tunneled' island as an attachment please?
I can't honestly remember. I have a feeling you are confusing or misinterpretating previous communications. However, the use of phrases such as "Pirate Tunnels" or "Tunneled Island" is simply not in my vocabulary. These are terms that I would never have used to describe my work. If I have used these phrases in the past ~ it would have been to describe other peoples work.
My Operations Director on my project was also involved with a leading American University to GPR survey St. George's Island off the coast of Cornwall. They conducted their survey in the Summer of 2003. They discovered that the island was riddled with underground workings, and plan to continue their activities later this year. After he had shown me a modern map of the island, it was then that I put 2 and 2 together and realized that this island could also be the basis of Wilkins Skeleton Island maps. The outline shape of the island, when compared to Wilkins' creations is too close to be coincidental, especially when we know that Wilkins often visited Cornwall for his pirate research/inspiration, and the island has always been linked with legendary pirate activity (as all off shore islands around the coast of Cornwall are).
3) Is this not the SAME ISLAND PICTURE that you once showed on your website (now removed) discribed as the INDIAN OCEAN CORAL ATOLL please?
4) Which genine Kidd maps are you compairing your coral atoll to please?
As shown on my web site ~ http://www.captainkidd.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
5) If this Key Map island were drawn (by Kidd) free hand from memory without an areoplane how do you know it matches your coral atoll please?
Correct ~ they didn’t have aeroplanes in the 17th Century. I have actually flown over the site, which lies at the exact location indicated by the decipherment of the Palmer maps and is identical in outline shape to the island depicted on the maps. The island also has other key identification features, which are too remarkable to be coincidental.
Please be aware that the Palmer maps were NOT drawn by the same person. Avery drew the first map, which Kidd took with him to locate Avery’s island, and the second map (geometric template) was drawn by Kidd to show Kidd’s relocation site of Avery’s treasure on the same island.
6) Are you saying there does not have to be a match or any treasure located to constitute success please?
There are two discoveries to be made here ~ the island site itself, and whatever may or may not be concealed on the island site. We will obviously not know if anything was concealed on the island until the site has been excavated ~ a bit like Oak Island? Success is not measured by recovery value. There’s more to life!
7) As you have claimed: "The people who have tried to force a conjectural connection with Kidd to Oak Island has always relied on the (now known to be faked) series of Wilkins maps." Will you now for the viewers information NAME any of these 'people' who have used fake Mar Del maps to force a Kidd and Oak Island connection please?
You, GB, Hedden ~ for starters. If you need reminding of your complete adherance to Wilkins and his (I believe) faked maps ~ take a look back at the old forum, where you go to great lengths in your promotion and defence of the Wilkins maps ~ or have you changed your stance again, as the seasons change?
As you have claimed to have made break through useing trigonometry to find Kidds cache site can you tell the viewers please how long Kidds (Key map) island is, one mile? ten? fifty? a hundred? how do you know the answer please?
I have not made a break through as you describe. All I have done is identify, what I believe, is the trigonometric system employed by the author of the map (Kidd?) to hide the location of his cache site. The island itself is approximately 2.5 miles long ~ measuring on a North South axis. The measurement was made using scientific instrumentation by a professional space imagery processing company. I have since flown over the site myself and can confirm its approximate dimensions.
9) The shape of the island is obviously Kidd's guess work, it then logically follows that the various alignments are totally inacurate and various reference points may even have been fabricated, how do you therefore KNOW your three triangle solution on your web site is correct please?
The shape of the actual island site is IDENTICAL to its portrayal on the Palmer maps. Your use of the words “obviously” and “logically” is inappropriate, which really does underline your lack of understanding. The author (Kidd) used FOUR triangles to pinpoint the cache site ~ not three.
10) How did Kidd have a stolen item of treasure (A gold threaded Cradle lanket) in his possession that was actually plundered by AVERY ?
Because he retrieved it from Avery’s cache, using Avery’s map that Avery had given him in Boston/NY in late August 1698 ~ just before Avery set out for Ireland and Kidd for the Indian Ocean the following September.
Please remember these are ten numbered questions -- not accusations.
Will the veiwers please take note of Mr Hawkins reply.