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OT: Oak Island....Are you watching?


By OLDPINGUY

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    #1001 40 days ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    I was impressed.
    Finding pre pit wood, where there is drains, thats impressive.
    The Brooch or rope ornament find, was a stunner, for dating.
    I have only seen one coiled rope piece of jewelry similar. No leaf,
    but it was verbally dated by owner as revolutionary period.
    It didnt have a hinge pin, but was worn tied into a scarf.
    Slow, yes, but they 3 years of episodes to fill, so my expectations are low.
    A real neat excavation continues at Gobekli Tepe, if anyone is interested....oldest find of its kind.
    I ran into a small display at IAPPA, and it turned out a principal there was involved....we talked for an hour! Amazing Find![quoted image][quoted image]

    There is some fascinating stuff right here in America. there are thousands of burial mounds that native Americas say were there when they showed up. Hobbiest archeologists in the 1800s excavated some and found burials containing bones of giants over 7 feet tall

    #1002 40 days ago
    Quoted from captainadam_21:

    There is some fascinating stuff right here in America. there are thousands of burial mounds that native Americas say were there when they showed up. Hobbiest archeologists in the 1800s excavated some and found burials containing bones of giants over 7 feet tall

    It's not surprising that groups of native Americans came across earlier settlements and earthworks...it happens all the time. The builders of Cahokia predated the actual Cahokia tribe the site is named for. Mesoamerican sites like Teotihuacan were already in ruins when the Spanish conquered the Aztecs. I think you're thinking of hoaxes like the Cardiff Giant, though.

    I've spent a few years studying Mississippian and Hopewell mound building cultures. They're plenty interesting without creeping into X-Files territory.

    #1003 39 days ago

    Did I miss anything big last night? I ate too much and crashed halfway through the show.

    #1004 39 days ago

    Huge logs found buried near the "U-Shaped Structure", and the swamp looks like the place they are now focused.

    #1005 39 days ago

    Global warming looks to have buried the dock or warf they are digging up in Smiths cove. Could it be that the "money pit" is accutally the back door entrance to the "eye of the swap"? Is the "eye of the swap" the real "money pit"? One more has to die before.....

    #1006 39 days ago

    One thing is undeniable and that is with as much work that has been done on the island something was of great value to whomever was there. I've tried to tie it in with times of conflict (military) but at such an early date there was not much warfare going on anywhere close to the island. Likewise when it comes to building ships for commerce there, no advantage to being across the pond from the action.

    #1007 39 days ago

    Somewhere between 1200 and 1600, someone went through a hell of a lot of work to hide something for sure.....

    #1008 39 days ago

    With the Templars being "outlawed" in 1307, some say the treasures fare from the Jerusalem temple 1187. (See Copper Scroll)
    Along with other pillaging, this made them wealthy, and strong and became socio/political targets.
    This is where some of the Templar Treasure Story may have originated.

    #1009 39 days ago

    I think it's in the eye.

    #1010 39 days ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    I read they have several years still under contract.
    This leads me to believe there is a lot more to the Archaeology than a "Treasure" found.
    Tomorrow they are back in the swamp, but finding shaft 2 the way they did was brilliant.

    Sorry I missed that. How did they locate shaft #2? I just see educated sample drilling that got them there.

    #1011 39 days ago
    Quoted from KozMckPinball:

    Sorry I missed that. How did they locate shaft #2? I just see educated sample drilling.

    Ground Penetrating Radar, then several bore holes.

    #1012 39 days ago

    I'm hooked since S1E1.

    #1013 39 days ago
    Quoted from KozMckPinball:

    Sorry I missed that. How did they locate shaft #2? I just see educated sample drilling that got them there.

    They found the docs that showed a drainage sluice running vertical. This would be the only one dug, I believe.
    They found that, and traced it back to shaft 2, using, as stated above, core samples where they hit cross beam.

    #1014 39 days ago

    I think the eye in the swamp may be key to the mystery. It's very odd that no vegetation has ever grown in that area of the swamp.

    #1015 38 days ago

    Last week and this weeks episodes are the reason I dislike the show. Oh look a painting and if we randomly put a pentagram over it , then randomly put the painting on a "cross" of random rocks, we get a point in the swamp.

    Next week ....... oh nevermind, we'll now randomly change the position of the pentagram and put different random lines on the painting to match a woman we found in the background of another painting. Now if we change the position of the pentagram on the "cross" we now intersect the point in the swamp here.

    All this random bullcrap takes away all credibility on the show. Makes the whole thing look like a bloody circus show.

    Just dig and find and present information. Stop with the hoaky bull manure "theories". I wind up fast forwarding through all that mess anyway. Waste of time and kills brain cells.

    #1016 38 days ago
    Quoted from hailrazer:

    Last week and this weeks episodes are the reason I dislike the show. Oh look a painting and if we randomly put a pentagram over it , then randomly put the painting on a "cross" of random rocks, we get a point in the swamp.
    Next week ....... oh nevermind, we'll now randomly change the position of the pentagram and put different random lines on the painting to match a woman we found in the background of another painting. Now if we change the position of the pentagram on the "cross" we now intersect the point in the swamp here.
    All this random bullcrap takes away all credibility on the show. Makes the whole thing look like a bloody circus show.
    Just dig and find and present information. Stop with the hoaky bull manure "theories". I wind up fast forwarding through all that mess anyway. Waste of time and kills brain cells.

    Dont watch until its over.....Really some people find it fascinating.
    There is a Whole religion out of Utah based on earlier Travels to North America,
    our History books get changed, hopefully, with the Vikings now being earlier than Spain or Portugal.
    The knights Templar is so rooted, you have a Seeing Eye...the Eye of Horus on Every Dollar Bill.
    Same Hoaky BS that let our countries leaders put it all over our money and Capital....

    But I do respect your view that you dont like the show...thats fine.

    #1017 38 days ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Dont watch until its over.....Really some people find it fascinating.
    There is a Whole religion out of Utah based on earlier Travels to North America,
    our History books get changed, hopefully, with the Vikings now being earlier than Spain or Portugal.
    The knights Templar is so rooted, you have a Seeing Eye...the Eye of Horus on Every Dollar Bill.
    Same Hoaky BS that let our countries leaders put it all over our money and Capital....
    But I do respect your view that you dont like the show...thats fine.

    I like the show, I just don't like that part. I've always been the type that likes conspiracy theories until they become hoaky.

    Watched a show about Washington D.C. They were saying how it was built by FreeMasons and they built the street layout based on a Pentagram. Then they proceed to show the street layout and overlay the Pentagram. Conveniently they drew in several lines on the Pentagram where there WERE NO STREETS! Yet they drew them as if they were there. Nope never were there. I get where they were going but don't make crap up and then change things to make it fit.

    This show does the exact same thing. Preys upon the stupid and simple. There is enough good stuff here without making crap up.

    #1018 38 days ago

    I guess my big question about the most recent shaft that is supposed to be 14 ft from the money pit is why is this shaft still there? There was supposed to have been a major excavation of the area. The shaft should have been destroyed. Oh well maybe I'm in too deep. I've only been watching guys dig for the last 5 yrs but somehow it reels you in.

    #1019 38 days ago
    Quoted from Jhines:

    I guess my big question about the most recent shaft that is supposed to be 14 ft from the money pit is why is this shaft still there? There was supposed to have been a major excavation of the area. The shaft should have been destroyed. Oh well maybe I'm in too deep. I've only been watching guys dig for the last 5 yrs but somehow it reels you in.

    Go back one page. I asked the same question and got a good answer.

    #1020 38 days ago

    I have never missed a episode of Oak Island. (also Gold Rush and Deadliest Catch).

    Gold Rush and Deadliest Catch are cool, but all occupational. I operate machines like in Gold Rush, so I can relate, and know bs when they are acting like a machine is stuck or something. And I know enough about boats to see a little bs in Deadliest Catch.

    Anyway, Oak Island is my favorite show hands down. A little occupational, a little bs here and there, but they find just enough odd things to keep me watching.

    I hope they find something on Oak Island so awesome that it changes history books.

    The only thing about Oak Island I can not stand, and also turns off my girlfriend, is that narrator with all the same bs. It gets old every time they find any thing at all having to hear all that crap over and over:

    "a piece of metal that dates back to 1400, could it be from the Knights Templar, or could it be from pirates, or was something else even more incredible going on".

    All the "could it be" crap gets very old. BUT, I will keep watching every episode, and I wish Rick and Marty well.

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    #1022 37 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    and I wish Rick and Marty well

    Don't you mean Rick and Morty? ... wait wrong thread sorry

    I actually like hearing some of the wild theories out there, some are propitious and others are well just way out there. However it does make for a good watch with some history learning in the process.

    #1023 36 days ago

    To anyone else who has watched from the beginning I have a question. I thought that at least the first year or two their name Lagina was pronounced like vagina. Am I just imagining that or faulty memory?

    #1024 36 days ago

    They have pronounced the name the same way since the beginning.

    #1025 36 days ago

    You're probably thinkingof Vic Lagina.

    #1026 36 days ago
    Quoted from HFK:

    To anyone else who has watched from the beginning I have a question. I thought that at least the first year or two their name Lagina was pronounced like vagina. Am I just imagining that or faulty memory?

    Late Night, Rob? too funny!

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    #1027 36 days ago

    @OldPinGuy - If your theory is right, we'll start seeing footage like this next week...

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    #1028 36 days ago

    Too Good!!! LMFAO!

    Rick took the Treasure and left the Doritos!
    or was it pringles?

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    #1029 35 days ago

    It a Bobby Dazzler!

    #1030 33 days ago
    Quoted from Jhines:

    It a Bobby Dazzler!

    You beat me to that line..Jhines...
    Possibly a "Bobbie Dazzler" too! LOL

    #1031 33 days ago
    Quoted from CUJO:

    You beat me to that line..Jhines...
    Possibly a "Bobbie Dazzler" too! LOL

    possibly made out of "poowher"

    #1032 33 days ago
    Quoted from HFK:

    To anyone else who has watched from the beginning I have a question. I thought that at least the first year or two their name Lagina was pronounced like vagina. Am I just imagining that or faulty memory?

    It sounds like la-geena on the show

    #1033 32 days ago

    I'm still awaiting the discovery of Doritos...

    #1034 32 days ago

    We almost had a "holy shamoley" from the cove, who knows testing results might still label it as one. I can't wait for next week just to see what the bottom of the swamp looks like, waited 7 seasons to see that lol.

    #1035 32 days ago
    Quoted from woody24:

    possibly made out of "poowher"

    HA. He said it last night. Marty's couldn't help but smile too at the way he says it.

    #1036 32 days ago

    Just Imagine, they find definitive proof of an earlier visit from Europe!

    This would personally make me happy, after spending several days in the Map room in the Vatican.
    I was floored to see coastal maps of the US pretty well drawn, prior to 1492, and our belief that NA was unknown. The Maps would have taken many visits to complete.
    The theory for that is Portuguese ships in the late early to middle 1400s, and the basis for the treaty
    that split the oceans between Spain and Portugal.
    Could earlier ships under Templar funding have arrived? They had the Power and wealth.

    #1037 32 days ago

    It’s going to take about 10 more episodes to see the bottom of the swamp at this rate.

    #1038 32 days ago

    I wonder when they're going to unearth all the bodies of the people who did the work.... I can't even begin to contemplate them doing all that work to bury treasure in secret only to allow the many they needed to spread the secret or worse, alive to come back and retrieve it. I've been leaning towards some type of ship building/repair as the real reason for all the work mostly due to the absence of evidence leading to what happened to the workers. Not much sense in having a safe if everyone knows the combination.

    #1039 32 days ago
    Quoted from hlaj78:

    It’s going to take about 10 more episodes to see the bottom of the swamp at this rate.

    Ha, I agree. All work comes to a full stop because a metal tag was found in Smith's Cove. The swamp looks interesting though. I want to know what causes the "eye" with no vegetation.

    #1040 32 days ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    Ha, I agree. All work comes to a full stop because a metal tag was found in Smith's Cove. The swamp looks interesting though. I want to know what causes the "eye" with no vegetation.

    Yes, I think they will be finding some real evidence in the EYE of the swamp.
    If the Templars were playing the shell game with the treasure, they did it well!

    #1041 32 days ago
    Quoted from CUJO:

    Yes, I think they will be finding some real evidence in the EYE of the swamp.
    If the Templars were playing the shell game with the treasure, they did it well!

    Trump isn't the ONLY one draining the swamp! LOL (Sorry, couldn't resist that!)

    #1042 31 days ago
    Quoted from CUJO:

    Trump isn't the ONLY one draining the swamp! LOL (Sorry, couldn't resist that!)

    Boo....

    #1043 25 days ago

    After tonight's episode, is anybody else aware that Hurricane Dorian could be a potential disaster to their search efforts?

    #1044 25 days ago

    Just minor. A few days of pumping water, cleaning up fallen trees and repairing roads. Just a hiccup.

    #1045 25 days ago

    Hurricane Dorian made landfall in Nova Scotia on Sept 7, 2019. There can't be many more episodes left for this season.

    #1046 25 days ago

    At the rate of two days per episode and about 60 days of reasonable weather, that works out to 30 episodes.

    #1047 25 days ago

    The swamp that I thought may give up some great things appears it could just be a bust. The rocks of coarse will have to be looked at closer to get the truth but it really has lost some of it's promise.

    #1048 25 days ago
    Quoted from RWH:

    The swamp that I thought may give up some great things appears it could just be a bust. The rocks of coarse will have to be looked at closer to get the truth but it really has lost some of it's promise.

    I wouldn’t give up on the swamp yet, especially if they buried something with landfill first before filling it with water. Let’s see what Dorians water fill and drain again exposes for us next week.

    #1049 25 days ago

    They found Jimmy Hoffa!

    #1050 25 days ago
    Quoted from DeathHimself:

    I wouldn’t give up on the swamp

    Not giving up I just thought things were I just think things have not gone the way they were hoping them too and that it had lost some promise of being the answer.

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