It’s another year on Oak Island, one that marks a significant milestone for Rick and Marty Lagina. The Curse of Oak Island s3e1: The Hole Truth
It is now finally time to dig. ibid.
After completing a series of sonar tests which indicated that everything from wooden posts, chests, man-made tunnels and even a dead body could lie at the bottom of the 235-foot shaft known as 10X, they are more determined than ever to send a diver down to find out if these results are true. The Curse of Oak Island s3e2: Pipe Down
Oak Island theorist Robert Markus … Markus believes that the lost treasure of King Solomon’s Temple including the Ark of the Covenant were buried on Oak Island hundreds of years ago by the Knights Templar. The Curse of Oak Island s3e3: Time to Dig
While digging in the area where the original Money Pit was discovered in 1795, they’ve just uncovered a section of wall they believe is part of a 78-year-old searcher tunnel. The Curse of Oak Island s3e4: The Overton Stone
But first Marty and Rick will hire a remote-operated vehicle to get solid images of the 27-inch hole and the mysterious cavern. The Curse of Oak Island s3e5: Disappearing Act
In 1786 [Samuel] Ball purchased four acres of land on Oak Island for £8 sterling … At the time of his death in 1845 the former slave turned cabbage-farmer had purchased several more acres of land … Samuel Ball became one of the richest men in Nova Scotia, but how? ibid.
The recent discovery of the Hedden shaft, the searcher shaft dug by treasure hunter Gilbert Hedden in 1937, has become one the team’s biggest accomplishments so far. ibid.
Rick Lagina has decided to focus his attention on the strange carvings that have been discovered all over the island. The Curse of Oak Island s3e6: Carved in Stone
According to Fred Nolan’s theory, a large portion of the precious cargo never made it back to the King. A small group of officers conspired to hide it on nearby Oak Island. The Curse of Oak Island s3e7: The Missing Peace
The waters of Mahone Bay where Oak Island is located was once part of the trade route between Europe and the New World in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was also here during the height of piracy that merchant ships and the valuable cargo they carried fell victim to attack and plunder. The Curse of Oak Island s3e8: Phantom of the Deep
An old drill bar that fell down 10X thirty years ago is still wedged somewhere in the 27-inch portion of the shaft: this could present an impossible obstacle. The Curse of Oak Island s3e9: Columbus Day
What appears to be a mysterious triangle-shaped object lying at a depth of 20 feet on the ocean floor. ibid.
To get to the bottom of borehole 10X, they decided to hire professional divers … Just minutes into the much-anticipated dive they’ve lost all communication. The Curse of Oak Island s3e10: Silence in the Dark
And explore the area on the island known as Nolan’s Cross. ibid.
In recent decades several ancient coins identified as being Carthaginian in origin were found in the coastal regions just north of Oak Island. The Curse of Oak Island s3e11: Sword Play
The harsh uncertainties of autumn. And a season of both promise and headway is coming to an end. The Curse of Oak Island s3e12: Voices from Below
‘I’ve been on this rollercoaster road of Oak Island for eight years now.’ ibid. Rick
A 21-foot void deep inside the money pit. ibid.
What lies at the bottom of the infamous man-made borehole known as 10X? … ‘Yes, I’m in the tunnel.’ The Curse of Oak Island s3e13: Secrets & Revelations, diver
In 1804 after successfully excavating the pit to a depth of ninety feet McGinnis and his fellow treasure hunters unearthed a large stone slab with strange carved markings on it. But when they removed it, the hole filled with seawater as if some sort of booby-trap had been sprung. ibid.
Something of great value really could be buried in the Money Pit. ibid.
Determined searchers have been digging on Oak Island for 220 years. They’ll hope to unearth ancient artefacts, religious relics and of course unknown riches and treasure. The Curse of Oak Island recap special
This year Rick and Marty Lagina are set to out-do all the treasure hunters that came before them. ibid.
Chappell found what looked like flakes of gold and a small piece of parchment with the letters V I clearly visible. But when he later tried to dig down to recover what he found, the hole collapsed from flooding and the mysterious wooden box was never found again. That is not until 2014 when Rick, Craig and the team found evidence that matched the description of the long lost vault. ibid.
Smith’s Cove is central to the theory that whatever is buried in the money pit is protected by an elaborate booby-trap system likely constructed many centuries ago. ibid.
The casing oscillator is here and ready to rock. ibid.
To invest more than $2 million in a go-for-broke effort. The Curse of Oak Island s4e1: Going for Broke
‘I would love there to be a Templar connection.’ ibid. Rick
Twenty miles north of Oak Island Rick Lagina … continues to explore the inside walls of an old well that is located on property that researchers believe was once the site of a stone castle built more than eight hundred years ago by members of the Knights Templar. ibid.
‘There’s this strange map; there’s this description of a hatch.’ ibid.
Three ancient documents which she believes prove a connection between the Knights Templar and activities on Oak Island going back to the twelfth century. The Curse of Oak Island s4e2: Always Forward
The so-called hatch could be an important discovery for the team. ibid.
And decided to drill two approximately forty-inch-wide steel-reinforced holes into the most promising sites. ibid.
The Templars might have visited the new world as far back as the twelfth century. ibid.
Fred Nolan first came to Oak Island in 1958. And was later invited to survey the island in 1961 by land-owner M R Chappell. After locating what he believed to be a number of stone markers and monuments, Fred became convinced that the key to solving the Oak Island mystery was to search above ground and not below it. The Curse of Oak Island s4e3: Swamp Things
‘We found the location of the ninety-foot stone’ [from the money pit] The Curse of Oak Island s4e4: No Stone Unturned, History 2016
So far they’ve found pieces of gold chain, a stone slab with strange symbols carved into it, even a seventeenth-century Spanish coin. ibid.
They’ve begun digging in the Oak Island money pit. The Curse of Oak Island s4e5: Bullseye
What could the mysterious box contain? ibid.
‘We are very close to … an answer.’ ibid.
‘Wood! Well I’ll be damned!’ ibid.
After three years of careful planning … the mysterious wooden box … some 143 feet deep beneath the so-called Money Pit. The Curse of Oak Island s4e6: Circles in Wood
Not the Chappell vault. ibid.
Excavation of the swamp … If theories of a shipwreck buried there could be true. The Curse of Oak Island s4e7: All that Glitters
The swamp had proven the most difficult place to explore. ibid.
They’re inserting a high-resolution camera into the shaft in an effort to see if they can locate the mysterious gold-coloured object they spotted last year. The Curse of Oak Island s4e8: The Mystery of Samuel Ball
Although he [Samuel Ball] was reported to have lived on Oak Island as a simple cabbage farmer, by the time of his death in 1846 he had become one of the richest men in the area. ibid.
Dan’s [Blankenship] focus throughout much of his fifty-plus years on Oak Island was 10X. The Curse of Oak Island s4e9: Echoes From the Deep
Scanning data at the bottom of the C1 shaft to determine if it’s stable enough … a possible man-made tunnel more than 170 feet below ground; if so, who built it? ibid.
Some kind of passageway exists in the void at the bottom of C1 … but it is a natural formation? ibid.
‘Well I got one spot I just got a hit there. There are two areas just above the clay uh silt down there that are two hard hits.’ The Curse of Oak Island s4e10: About Face, diver