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


By OLDPINGUY

2 years ago



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    #1251 5 months ago

    When their investors are asked for $10,000,000 to help fund the cost, their question is "what have you found thus far to make this promising?" Answer, "wood, wood, and more wood". I'm out.

    Was there any ancestry search done on Samual Ball? One man couldn't have spent all of what is thought he found.

    #1252 5 months ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    When their investors are asked for $10,000,000 to help fund the cost, their question is "what have you found thus far to make this promising?" Answer, "wood, wood, and more wood". I'm out.

    *History Channel. Looks at numbers* - Naw, we're still good. Hooked even more viewers this year. Go for it!

    #1253 5 months ago

    I think they started a big tour business and such there to help defray some of the cost along with of coarse the TV money.

    #1255 5 months ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Elsewhere in news:

    Wow @ the Pompeii video. Thanks for the links!

    #1256 5 months ago

    I hear Parker Schnabel from Gold Rush is looking for a new hole to dig. He could bring his wash plant Slucifer and sluice all that dirt in no time.

    #1257 5 months ago
    Quoted from SaminVA:

    I hear Parker Schnabel from Gold Rush is looking for a new hole to dig. He could bring his wash plant Slucifer and sluice all that dirt in no time.

    I think he's busy with his new lady friend Tyler in Australia.

    #1258 5 months ago

    If they plan to dig out that entire money pit area. That will extend the show a few more years.

    #1259 5 months ago

    Wasn't there a guy in this thread that lived in Nova Scotia, near Oak Island?

    Any locals know what next steps are? Are they digging on the island again?

    #1260 5 months ago

    I heard but unconfirmed since Covid that might have slowed the process and maybe reduce the amount of shows next season due to time loss, but production might resume within a few weeks. Once again just speculation handed down through the grapevine.

    #1261 5 months ago
    Quoted from JonCBrand:

    I think he's busy with his new lady friend Tyler in Australia.

    I think it will be a few more years before Parker looks to settle down.

    And there is no way Parker would be interested in Oak Island, except maybe watching on tv.

    And I am glad that they did not destroy anything valuable with the way they were digging.

    And I hope the show can go on for 2 more seasons, and after that I will be 100% done with it, I hope anyway.

    I have seen every episode from day one, and a lot of the extra episodes also, but not any extras in a while, just too damn repeating what we already seen and know.

    2 months later
    #1262 76 days ago

    Anyone know if they are still working and if we have more shows soon?

    #1263 75 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    Anyone know if they are still working and if we have more shows soon?

    According to the "Oak Island From the Other Side of the Causeway" Facebook group, the equipment finally showed up last week, and they are back working in the money pit area, but there's no activity in the swamp or Smith's Cove.

    No idea on when we'll have new episodes.

    -1
    #1264 75 days ago

    Did they ever find the treasure? I watched many, many episodes. Hoping to see them finally find something besides a rotted out timber and coin from 1981....

    #1265 75 days ago
    Quoted from Gorgar666:

    Did they ever find the treasure? I watched many, many episodes. Hoping to see them finally find something besides a rotted out timber and coin from 1981....

    Actually finding the treasure, would effectively conclude the show, and the show happens to be very profitable at the moment, so everyone has to be very careful and they have to work around the whole actually finding the treasure thing.

    #1266 75 days ago

    Ya you probably right, It is entertaining, that’s for sure. I’ve wasted countless hours waiting on them to find something. Episode after episode....

    #1267 75 days ago
    Quoted from Gorgar666:

    Did they ever find the treasure? I watched many, many episodes. Hoping to see them finally find something besides a rotted out timber and coin from 1981....

    My theory is that if there was a treasure it was found long ago by the kids who first found the hole, and by Samuel Ball.

    If you recall, they had an episode where the McGuiness sisters brought an old piece of jewelry and said their ancestors had indeed recovered a treasure chest.

    Samuel Ball was a former slave who went to Oak Island to farm cabbages and ended up one of the wealthiest men in Nova Scotia. I can't make the math on that one work.

    #1268 75 days ago
    Quoted from drsfmd:

    My theory is that if there was a treasure it was found long ago by the kids who first found the hole, and by Samuel Ball.
    If you recall, they had an episode where the McGuiness sisters brought an old piece of jewelry and said their ancestors had indeed recovered a treasure chest.
    Samuel Ball was a former slave who went to Oak Island to farm cabbages and ended up one of the wealthiest men in Nova Scotia. I can't make the math on that one work.

    Haha, yes. I won’t lie. The story is cool. I just gave up on it. It looks like, as they are gathered around the table, they have run out of shit to say and do...

    #1269 75 days ago
    Quoted from Rum-Z:

    and the show happens to be very profitable at the moment....

    Not as valuable as the treasure dummy!!!

    #1270 75 days ago

    It's a fun story to watch, holding out hope that two very close brothers (and all of their investors) find something of big value buried long ago. It's a very expensive hobby for them, financed by the History Channel, the friends and family investor group, and their winery and power systems company profits I would expect. That said, it is very likely (in my opinion) that everything they have found, every timber, coin, tunnel, button and human bone fragment are associated with 250 years of treasure hunters following the tall-tale... It could all be a fanciful story that originated over a bunch of beers in a local nova scotia pub 250 years ago!

    Ironicly, I can spend a week with a $200 metal detector in rural new england and find just as much 'loot'.

    (That said, I still watch it, "just in case")

    LOL

    #1271 75 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Not as valuable as the treasure dummy!!!

    Not if the treasure is loooooong gone

    #1272 75 days ago
    Quoted from Markharris2000:

    That said, it is very likely (in my opinion) that everything they have found, every timber, coin, tunnel, button and human bone fragment are associated with 250 years of treasure hunters following the tall-tale... I

    Aside from the swamp excavations, everything they are finding in the money pit are was already dug up by Robert Dunfield in the 60s... he dug a MASSIVE hole over 100 feet deep, exposed the Heddon and Chappell shafts and tunnels from prior searchers, and went deeper--- finding nothing and obliterating all of the old landmarks and stone formations in the process. He also dug up the beach and obliterated the finger drains that they have spent so much time searching for on TV-- they already *know* that those are gone... so it's all for TV.

    The Restalls dug up the beach area as well, and exposed a shaft. It's also where the three men perished-- not at the money pit.

    The *only* finds that I thought was really curious were the bones. They were recovered deeper than Dunfield dug, and are older than the other things found on the island. AFAIK, those are the only unique objects found deeper than Dunfield's work... maybe men who were trapped in an undocumented tunnel dug by searchers at some point in history.

    https://www.oakislandtreasure.co.uk/photos/robert-dunfield-excavation-gallery/

    #1273 75 days ago
    Quoted from Rum-Z:

    Not if the treasure is loooooong gone

    But then they don't have to worry aboot the show ending! Win-win!

    #1274 75 days ago
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    #1275 75 days ago
    Quoted from gliebig:

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    That's a hilarious clip. What is that from?

    #1276 75 days ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    That's a hilarious clip. What is that from?

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    #1277 13 days ago

    Anyone here from Nova Scotia with any updates?

    #1278 13 days ago

    Heres something I find funny in perspective.

    I find the view that we have all hoped for, a "Treasure" to be found, to be the "hook"
    Yet, I have been entertained, and pleased with all that they have found on the show.
    All the new "unknowns" that the island has had in its history, is a treasure to me.

    In the 60s, when I read this story too, in Readers Digest and Got "Hooked"
    I too, became a kid looking for "Treasure".
    I never found anything of value,
    but when I did dig up an old bottle from a 200 year old outhouse well, or dove into a dusty basement for
    a neat picture frame, or pinball, or even spent 6 hours chiseling out a Herkimer Diamond in NY,
    each one of these came home as a forever treasure with great pride.
    (I also share this, as Ive been going through boxes, and recently found all this!)

    I hope for many years of this show, as opposed to all these years summed in a one hour special.

    Heres my latest Archeology thrill.

    It addresses the misinformation about clothing, for one thing, from the year 250 AD. Approx.

    https://tinyurl.com/y3vv25w8

    Its a site called Dura Europus

    Greek, Roman, Persian and Hebrew archeology frozen in Time.
    Awesome Hebrew Synagogue and Mithric Temple.

    Coinage also supports Serapis as being prevalent, which disagrees with "History"

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    #1279 13 days ago

    I just looked it up, and here is all I could find:

    The eighth season of”The Curse of Oak Island” is not renewed yet but with its constant high viewership ratings, History will surely greenlight the series. The Lagina brothers talked about their budget to last, and they may be working on it. The show may be back in 2022.

    #1280 13 days ago

    There are a number of podcast which discuss oak island and although they don’t take a position, they point out that everything called out to date can easily be explained alternatively... in much less mysterious terms.

    #1281 13 days ago
    Quoted from Markharris2000:

    There are a number of podcast which discuss oak island and although they don’t take a position, they point out that everything called out to date can easily be explained alternatively... in much less mysterious terms.

    I would like to catch one of those.

    #1282 13 days ago

    Which podcast are these? Different opinions are a good thing

    #1283 13 days ago

    Latest one I listened to was Unexplained mysteries, #152 & 153

    #1284 13 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    I just looked it up, and here is all I could find:
    The eighth season of”The Curse of Oak Island” is not renewed yet but with its constant high viewership ratings, History will surely greenlight the series. The Lagina brothers talked about their budget to last, and they may be working on it. The show may be back in 2022.

    According to the History Channel website, season 8 starts on Tuesday, November 10th.

    #1285 12 days ago

    They have been airing commercials for it so nov 10th seems right

    #1286 12 days ago
    Quoted from Markharris2000:

    There are a number of podcast which discuss oak island and although they don’t take a position, they point out that everything called out to date can easily be explained alternatively... in much less mysterious terms.

    How do they explain human bone fragments, that are carbon dated from the 1600’s From a person from the Middle East. Found 170 feet below the surface?

    #1287 12 days ago
    Quoted from Luckydogg420:

    How do they explain human bone fragments, that are carbon dated from the 1600’s From a person from the Middle East. Found 170 feet below the surface?

    That ground has been dug up and reburied multiple times. Who knows what was lying right below the surface that is now 170' down.

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    #1290 8 hours ago

    I can't wait, it looks like more and more decent finds are turning up.

    #1291 8 hours ago
    Quoted from drsfmd:

    Samuel Ball was a former slave who went to Oak Island to farm cabbages and ended up one of the wealthiest men in Nova Scotia. I can't make the math on that one work.

    There's big money is cabbage growing. Why do you think another name for cash is cabbage?

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    #1292 8 hours ago

    They won't find shit. I'm not falling for this crap. Waste of time.

    #1293 7 hours ago
    Quoted from jhanley:

    They won't find shit. I'm not falling for this crap. Waste of time.

    I've been saying that for years now, but I am still hooked and watch every episode.

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