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mr. tegu 01:31 PM 01-13-2014
Has anyone else started watching this show? I am a sucker for this kind of thing and so far it has been very interesting. You can watch the first two episodes in the link below. Since this was filmed over the summer, if any of you have figured out what happens please use spoilers for anything that hasn't aired yet.

http://www.history.com/shows/the-curse-of-oak-island

For those who aren't familiar, very briefly, it is about an island on the eastern shore of Canada that is rumored to have buried treasure from possibly the Knights Templar dating back to the 1300s. In 1795 an apparent secret hiding space was discovered in which levels of wooden planks were buried every 10 feet. Digging down around a hundred feet, they found some gold link chain and a few other things. Eventually they dug to a point that causes the hold to be flooded by sea water as if it was some sort of boobie trap, which is believed to come from some type of tube that is out in the ocean.

Another person in the 1970s dug alongside the original hole but also got his hole flooded by sea water. These guys now who are on the show purchased most of the island and are trying to solve the mystery with help from the guys who dug their own hole in the 1970s. The hole curse aspect is just kind of meh and I don't really pay attention to it, but I am sure the producers just like the added element it presents. The mystery and adventure is really interesting. It is nice to see a show like this that is actually producing some results so far.
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mr. tegu 11:06 PM 01-08-2019
Originally Posted by ghak99:
There are several examples like this that make it obvious they found something and then went and filmed a segment for the set up to the find they reveal in a later episode. They're not even trying to hide it very well. I honestly think it's a Canadian thing and they just don't care. Canadian film crews are absolutely horrible with recreates, b-roll, and set up in the outdoor industry as well. Up until recently, no one calls them out on it up there where if you pull that crap in the States every Tom and Jerry with a camera is jumping your shit online trying to knock you off your spot.



Have you watched the supposed stone find episode yet? Remember them searching for it long ago and the search seemed very boring and pointless in a basically empty basement? Now they magically found it in a separate part of the basement they didn't show us going into last time. It's as if they found it, or knew it was there the whole time, but didn't show us because they needed time for testing to be done in order to have the results in hand for a later episode.



If I wasn't interested in the actual historical content, this show would completely blow.

I donít really see it as a problem that they found the cross and wanted to add more weight to it. They could have simply found it, then went and looked at something similar (in TV time) and the result is still the same in that they have an old cross from Europe. Itís not necessary to present it how they did but it doesnít really bother me.

I donít agree on the stone since that was across different seasons. I think they genuinely didnít realize how much basement needed to be searched. Regarding the stone itís clearly the one from the 1900s, but Iím doubtful itís one from the money pit.
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mr. tegu 11:20 PM 01-08-2019
Originally Posted by kcfanXIII:
Me: I'm so done with this show, they are never gonna find anything. Forget it...
Narrator: Next time on The Curse of Oak Island:
Metal detector guy: Ooooooo, what is this..
Me: Honey, Set the DVR!

Originally Posted by stumppy:
I watched several of the first season episodes. My conclusion??? The entire thing was about the next season and the next and the next.

They're never going to find anything, at least not 'this' season. :-)

I donít really understand this sentiment. There has never been a guarantee they would find anything at all, much less actual treasure. I cannot think of another search or mystery like this that has ever been so thoroughly pursued in both time and money. They are genuinely doing their best to uncover the truth and I canít get mad or upset about the results given itís not really up to them if they find treasure. If they can at least uncover more evidence and shed more light on the who, the when, and the why that will still be pretty cool to me.

That said, they are finding way more than I think people would have guessed and in my opinion are proving that at some point in the distant past something occurred there in secret involving treasure of some kind. And I think thatís pretty neat given these types of mysteries almost never get even this amount of evidence.

Unfortunately I still donít think theyíll find any sort of large treasure in the traditional sense. I think there was something there at some point and it got discovered by different people such as Samuel Ball and the original searchers. Donít forget that one of the descendants of the original searchers has a very crude looking solid gold cross. Her ancestor and the others probably found something and over the decades it disappeared for the most part.

Now in this episode tonight and the teaser for next week shows quite the construction of wood in Smithís cove. Given what appears to be a large project in the past itís no surprise someone might have lost their cross while building it.
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Fish 10:58 AM 01-09-2019
They're still digging down that rabbit hole? And people are still getting suckered in? :-)...

If they'd just bring in Nick Cage next season, they'd blow this sucker wide open...
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dlphg9 11:15 AM 01-09-2019
How the hell are people still buying into this show? Those motherfuckers are probably planting stuff so that people keep watching. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, people watch that Finding Bigfoot or whatever its called. Nothing will ever be found on that show.
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jd1020 11:24 AM 01-09-2019
Originally Posted by dlphg9:
How the hell are people still buying into this show? Those mother****ers are probably planting stuff so that people keep watching. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, people watch that Finding Bigfoot or whatever its called. Nothing will ever be found on that show.
No they dont. Finding Bigfoot was cancelled about a year ago.

I watch this show and I watched Finding Bigfoot. Did I think they were/are going to find anything? No. It was simply entertaining to me. I thought Finding Bigfoot was hilarious because of the shit they said that was definitively a bigfoot answering their howls or knocks.

I watch stuff on the history channel to, get this.... learn things about history because its entertaining. Theres a bunch of stuff I've learned that have nothing to do with treasure from The Curse of Oak Island.
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Detoxing 11:50 AM 01-09-2019
Originally Posted by dlphg9:
How the hell are people still buying into this show? Those motherfuckers are probably planting stuff so that people keep watching. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, people watch that Finding Bigfoot or whatever its called. Nothing will ever be found on that show.
I don't think anyone is really "buying" into the show, or expecting anything ever to be found.

To me at least, watching Oak Island is almost like watching Ancient Aliens.
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