"The Curse Of Oak Island" on The History Channel

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  1. artfromtex

    artfromtex Honky Tonkin' Metal-Head

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    Fort Worth, TX
    They were on the verge of something there and their permit for using the cofferdam expired.
     
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  2. numer9

    numer9 Beatles Apologist

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    Yet they never tried to trace the "flood tunnels" back to the pit. They let it go at that. If the flood tunnels lead to the money pit, and they traced it, they'd know the location of the pit.
     
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  3. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    The worst treasure hunters "Ever"!...........................
     
  4. DIYmusic

    DIYmusic Forum Resident

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    Pennsylvania
    Maybe some of you guys should start your own

    "I hate oak island" thread.
    Cause usually threads are for positive replies, and not just silly bashing and comments as this seems to have turned into.
    Out of respect for those that watch it regularly and want to actually discuss it please............
     
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  5. artfromtex

    artfromtex Honky Tonkin' Metal-Head

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    What they found was constructed exactly the way the flood tunnels were described. Same design, same materials. They didn't have time to determine the directional orientation because they had to take down the cofferdam.
     
  6. numer9

    numer9 Beatles Apologist

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    Philly Burbs
    A little excavation on dry land may have solved that.
     
  7. reapers

    reapers Forum Resident

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    I do like the small excavation they are doing on Lot 5, each novel find adds to the history of who was there or what they might have been doing (independent of the treasure narrative). I feel like Laird is underutilized — hanging around and not saying much — but then I figured they don’t let him talk because he would probably pour cold water on their speculation. He had a few informative comments in the last episode.
     
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  8. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    I wouldn't put past somebody to shove with there finger into soft soil some rare antique coin thats not suppose to be there....
    I don't trust these people..
     
  9. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Senior Member

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    Arizona desert
    I grew up in northwestern New Mexico, about a 45 minute drive to Durango, Colorado. I was born in 1952 and when I was kid in the early 60's my dad would load my mom, sister, and I in his Jeep Wagoner with his metal detector and we'd drive up to the old silver mines and camps in southwest Colorado and explore them. We didn't really find much of value but every weekend trip up those old abandoned locations was a history lesson. It instilled a love of western history in me that has lasted my entire life. I was fortunate and over the last 50 years I've lived in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Arizona. Each state has its own fascinating history.
    I enjoy Oak Island, warts and all.
     
  10. citizensmurf

    citizensmurf Ambient postpunk will never die

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    Calgary
    Isn't the search for a huge box of treasure the whole point of the show? I'm pretty sure if the legend said there might be some random artifacts spread around the island, not a single one of these hunters would have bothered.

    We're not missing the point at all, we're getting annoyed that the show hasn't delivered any actual evidence and keeps stretching out the search for nothing.
     
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  11. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Senior Member

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    But there's gold in them thar water samples! :)
     
  12. DIYmusic

    DIYmusic Forum Resident

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    Probably originally sure.
    But once historians, and the Canadian government got all involved, they are no longer free to just do what they want.
    That adds a considerable amount of stalling on EVERY decision they make.
    I do not believe the show it just stalling it out purposely. Most is permits, govenment issues and all the other stuff they sorta hint at.
    It is now a historical site, and no longer are they free to just do anything they want, sadly.

    I guess I see the show as finding a lot of stuff and to me it is still quite interesting. I guess we all see it different ways.
    I really enjoy the fun of finding historical things and the connection to europe and sailing ships and Templar etc.
     
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  13. artfromtex

    artfromtex Honky Tonkin' Metal-Head

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    Fort Worth, TX
    Laird is only there because the Canadian said he has to be. He is essentially a liaison for them and keeps the team from breaking any rules. He also got the swamp excavation shut down because they found a few shards of indigenous pottery.
     
  14. jrice

    jrice Senior Member

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    Halifax, NS Canada
    I love my home and native land but they excel in paperwork!
     
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  15. artfromtex

    artfromtex Honky Tonkin' Metal-Head

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    Fort Worth, TX
    *Canadian government
     
  16. Borgia

    Borgia Do not speak wisely of this night

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    While it may be true that Laird is there because the govt. says he must be, I've watched some YouTube videos with him and he seems like a fully vested member of the team. He talks about all the work that goes on behind the scenes, the fun they have, the arguments they have, etc. Makes it sound like he really enjoys himself. Laird, Gary Drayton, and Billy Gerhardt are my favorite Oak Islanders. Oh, and Miriam Arsenault.
     
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  17. fretter

    fretter Forum Resident

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    PA
    That seems odd because they appear to own the island. What's the worst that could happen?
     
  18. artfromtex

    artfromtex Honky Tonkin' Metal-Head

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    Fort Worth, TX
    Laird is a good guy and you can tell he really likes the Lagina Brothers and company. But, the Canadian government said he or someone had to be present to approve digs. The Laginas decided to add him to the team because they had already worked with him and liked him.

    But, he is there on behalf on the government. You can tell Marty is getting really frustrated with the red tape.
     
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  19. Fahzz

    Fahzz Forum Resident

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    Outside Providence
    So did they find it?
     
  20. pscreed

    pscreed Kranky Katt

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    PA <-> FL
    Not quite yet… maybe another five year commitment on the network’s part might make it possible to begin to uncover the final chapter.

    Maybe.
     
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  21. Fahzz

    Fahzz Forum Resident

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    Outside Providence
    My theory, and I've never watched the show, but I've been to Halifax, and I think that 1917 explosion dislodged the treasure by 304 yards to the south. Pass that on and get back to me.
     
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  22. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    Oh they found the book of the dead . And troubles ensues ...:D
     
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  23. Texasjohn

    Texasjohn Forum Resident

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    Texas
    That would be Todd Hoffman
     
  24. ca1ore

    ca1ore Forum Resident

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    Stamford, CT, USA
    As somebody noted much earlier, RIPTIDE by Preston and child is an excellent work of fiction loosely based on the legend of Oak Island. As the the actual island, and the treasure …. a big pile of hooey in my view.
     
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  25. jrice

    jrice Senior Member

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    Halifax, NS Canada
    Technically they don't own the island but they have purchased most of the lots. I'm Canadian and I don't understand how it all works but they can't just do anything they want. It has been designated as protected land by the Government. Everything they do requires permits and oversight. Likely because so many people have tried to turn it into Swiss Cheese in the past.

    Plus, even if they find treasure, they may not get to keep it - probably just a finders fee. But that's not an area where I have any expertise.
     
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