There are various names that come to mind when you think of buried treasure. Though there are only a few listed here, there are many more. Any of the names listed below could be the culprit(s) of the treasure burying. So who do you think it is? Is it Blackbeard? Is it the famous Captain Kidd? Who knows?
There are eight possible people and groups that could have buried the treasure. The one that did, well that is up to the explorers to find out! ~if you haven't already check out the game "Trivia's Treasure"!~ Now here are the eight possible "answers"!
Captain William Kidd - There are numerous legends about Kidd and his crew. There are many maps that have been found that may show the location of his treasures. There are many tales of old men that say they were part of Captain Kidd's crew and know where the treasures are hidden, some of these stories lead us to Oak Island.
The Vikings - There are many clues that this group buried the treasure because they certainly crossed the Atlantic Ocean before Columbus. Also with the reputation of being "marauders" of the sea, why not bury a treasure? Furthermore archaeologists have found what may be a Norse settlement in Canada. The settlement is far enough away to throw us off this hypothesis, but wouldn't that be a good idea?, the Vikings wouldn't be suspected. Though it may seem possible, there is just one doubt: The Vikings were not educated enough to build such a high-tech pit.
Native North Americans - The Native North Americans could have designed and carried out the plan of the Money Pit. Surely, the Native Americans had a system of government, a way of trade, and more scientific knowledge than their European friends. They were more intelligent than the Europeans gave them credit for! Also the Natives built stone structures that we can only now understand! Yet there is no real proof that the Native Americans ever had treasure of any sort. So in a way that can eliminate Native Americans from this list.
The Mayan Indians - The Mayan had large amounts of treasure. They also had temples that were supposedly made of gold and other precious riches. What leads us to believe the Mayans buried the treasure, is they vanished and were never heard from again; their city vanished as well. They are one of the two most likely groups to have buried the treasure.
Sir Francis Drake - A man by the name of David Tobias, who now owns most of the island, holds the theory that Sir Francis Drake had the pit constructed to hide a portion of his treasure. Drake was a pirate, and like Kidd, what better way hide the "loot"?!
Spanish - The Spanish may have been the first to settle in America with a great deal of wealth. Spanish treasure ships filled with gold and silver were often sunk while looking for other riches. When a psychic was asked what was in the pit, he replied that it was Incan gold. The Incans couldn't have done it, but the Spanish conquistadors could have.
The Knights Templer - The Knights
Templer was an organization that constructed the first bank. If
wealthy people wanted to drop off money in the bank, their money
could only be picked up in Israel. Not many wealthy peoples went to
Israel, so the Knights Templer became quite the wealthy bunch
themselves. The bank of the Knights Templer might have also stored
the genealogies of the family of Jesus - from David to Jesus to the
"heirs" of Jesus. During the Crusades, the Knights Templer
organization fled across the Atlantic Ocean and took all the wealth
of the bank with them. This leads us to believe that the Knights
Templer buried the wealth in what is now the Money Pit. This is the
theory believed by most people.