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


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    #861 6 months ago
    Quoted from LyonsRonnie1:

    there has been so much work out there I'm confident they're just finding searcher stuff from the 1860's-1930's.

    Correct. The photos I've attached were taken in the tunnels dug by the Halifax Company on the island in the 1860s. The B&W photo (1963) is from Lee Lamb's book. The color photo is Bobby Restall in the tunnel (same tunnel?) ca. 1959-60. The wooden supports look awfully familiar, don't they?

    I suspect that most of what they are digging up around the 100 foot mark is the stuff that Dunfield pushed back into the hole after he was done. For those of you who don't know, Dunfield dug the entire area to a depth of around 100 feet. A massive pit. Photo attached. You can see the exposed shaft left of center in the photo-- I think this is the shaft constructed by Gilbert Hedden in the 1930s. You can also see the remains of the collapsed Chappell shaft on the right (and a more recent photo of the remains of that shaft). The H8 shaft from last season was reportedly dug in between these two shafts.

    Quoted from LyonsRonnie1:

    I'm pretty skeptical about the whole thing but it's interesting that three different sets of people claimed they did see the box drain setup. You'd think if it was a hoax it would be confined to one time period...

    Those were probably blown up by Dunfield or destroyed by the Restalls. There are some pretty decent photos on the Oak Island Compendium site. I suspect that they weren't "drains" like we are expecting, but rather the evidence points to them being trenches packed with organic material (coconut fiber, eelgrass, etc.) to act as a filter so the trench didn't fill in with sand. The question is, what purpose did they serve? I've thought that the salt works theory is probably the most likely.

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    #889 5 months ago

    I missed it last night. What was the big announcement that they were hinting at?

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    #918 67 days ago
    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    I love the show and what they are doing, but the announcer just drives my wife and I crazy!

    "Could it be...?"

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