Zena Halpern

The Templar Mission to Oak Island and Beyond


Quotes from Zena Halpern’s readers:

“I could not stop reading this book…”

“Thank you to all that helped share this journal.”

“The evidence that Ms. Halpern presents is truly surprising.”

“I think you’ll be highly impressed by this story 2000 years in the making.”

“A wonderful work of major historic importance.”


zena-halpern-bookMy name is Zena Halpern. I have spent the past 10 years chasing down a fascinating story, a story that could change history as we know it. It is the story both of a secret 12th century Knights Templar mission to Oak Island and a mountain range in New York State, and of the efforts made by various secret societies over the centuries to either conceal or uncover the reasons for this mission.

It is also my story over the past decade, pulling together disparate evidence from somewhat shady characters and looking for other sources to prove or disprove this strange story.

Here, then, is my life’s work. Some will believe the story uncovered by my research to be a hoax. If so, it would be the most elaborate hoax in the history of hoaxes. And to what end? Who spends a century cobbling together false clues and fake artifacts just to have a laugh at an octogenarian’s expense?

But I get ahead of myself. Read on. Read my story. Read of the amazing journey to America by the medieval Templars. Read of the fascinating efforts over the centuries to both conceal the journey and later uncover its secrets. Read about the Vatican and the CIA—they all play a part in this adventure. Read about treasures and ciphers and betrayals, as well as Oak Island.

My research is not complete, unfortunately. There are still questions unanswered. But 90% will have to do. I can wait no longer to share this with the world.

A hoax? You be the judge.


Zena Halpern's Early Work

Zena Halpern worked with Gloria Farley and at the Atlantic Conference 2009, discussed the ancient Goddess Tanit and how depictions of this goddess are found in Mediterranean cultures and in the New World. Her interest early on was ancient seafaring. She investigated ancient harbors and sunken shipwrecks working with the Dr. Elisha Linder on the 5th century BCE ancient ship discovered off the coast of Israel in 1985. A replica of this ship will be launched in the Mediterranean in the coming months.

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